Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Carnival Cruise Lines
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old April 2nd, 2009, 08:33 PM
Cruisebunny7's Avatar
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 208
Default Cat 12 Questions

I just booked my hubby and I a post deployment gift of a 5 day cruise on the Fascination. I decided to suprise him with a Cat 12 room, and don't want him to find out until we are leaving (I have lots of other tricks up my sleeve such as limos, and first class air also) as a way to pamper him and make it a romantic trip after being apart for over 6 months. I do have a few questions for those who have booked Cat 12 rooms...

1. Do you get different luggage tags?
2. Do you get VIP check in?
3. Any other perks I should know about?

This will be Carnival cruise #4 for me and #3 for him, I know we don't qualify for alot right now, but I hope the suite will help. lol

I want to know about the tags so that I can hide them when they come lol


I LOVE suprising him!!! He has NO IDEA
__________________

Read and post cruise reviews






Booked :razz:
NCL Sun - November 2011
Disney Dream - December 2012 *Honeymoon*


Cruised
Monarch OTS - June 2010
Carnival Triumph - January 2010
Carnival Glory - April 2007
Carnival Inspiration - July 2006
NCL Star - April 2003
Carnival Sensation - April 1998
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old April 2nd, 2009, 09:25 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 1,514
Default

Your luggage tags will say VIP on them, I think but I am not 100% sure.

Yes, you do get VIP check-in.

There really arn't any other perks, then you get a bigger room with a big balcony!
__________________
Booked Cruises:
Carnival Dream for Thanksgiving
Eastern Caribbean- 11/20/2010

Past Cruises:
Carnival Ecstasy (4 Day Baja Mexico) 2003
Carnival Pride (7 Day Mexican Riviera) 2007
Carnival Spirit (8 Day Exotic Mexican Riviera) 2007
Carnival Freedom (7 Day Western Caribbean) 2008
Carnival Elation (4 Day Baja Mexico) 2009
Carnival Spirit (7 Day Southbound Alaska) 2009
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old April 2nd, 2009, 10:20 PM
lhp lhp is offline
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Memphis area, TN
Posts: 1,706
Default

Yes, your luggage tags will say VIP on them as will your Funpass.

Just show this to the Carnival Rep when you enter the terminal and they will direct you to VIP Check In.

We enjoyed the whirlpool tub and the extra room.
We were just in a Cat 12 on the Fantasy with hubby, myself and 2 boys. Plenty of room.
__________________
COMPLETES THE FLEET

If it is Carnival and it floats....we have sailed it!

Hubby ... DIAMOND (every ship except the Carnivale)
Me ... DIAMOND (every ship starting with the Tropicale)
20 year old son ... DIAMOND (every ship starting with the Tropicale...he is the only DOUBLE Milestone under the age of 21)
24 year old son ... DIAMOND
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old April 2nd, 2009, 10:23 PM
Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 86
Default

We'll I'm not alone. I'm trying to do the same thing and surprise my wife. We have our ninth cruise booked for April 18, 2009 and I've been keeping it a secret since New Years. I handle all the paperwork and TA talk myself, so it's been quite easy so far. The luggage tags and the printed out Fun Pass have VIP in big bold letters on them. I have also been informed that there is a separate check in line at the Terminal for VIP's. You also get to board the vessel prior to the other passengers that are not VIP passengers. I have 16 days to go, hope I can keep the secret until the door opens to our cabin. Rick
__________________



Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old April 4th, 2009, 02:33 PM
sassyredhat's Avatar
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: California
Posts: 305
Default

I can only agree with what the others have said, but I just wanted to say that you guys are so awesome.

What a loving surprise.

Pat
__________________





RCL Radiance
CCL Splendor
HAL Zaandam
CCL Elation
CCL Spirit
HAL Statendam 2x
HAL Ryndam 2x
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old April 5th, 2009, 02:59 PM
bobsfamily's Avatar
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: iopscusa
Posts: 402
Default

Yes on vip tags... VIP embarkation at pier... and the end of the cruise you will get a letter that will tell where to go to get off with VIP status... Not much else but a BIG room and balcony.
We have done both cat11 and cat12.. and on the Fascination I prefer the Cat11.... mainly because it is so high up and only cat11 (there are a few inside cabin) balconies... very private.
__________________
Dream - Nov. 2012 - Platinum cruise
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old April 5th, 2009, 09:46 PM
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Benicia, CA
Posts: 824
Default

I dont get what the VIP luggage tags mean. Do they get on board first? Do they get to skip lines or go to a special VIP luggage party? Maybe they get to see a behind the scenes tour of the luggage room!
__________________
1995-Jubilee
1996-Imagination
1998-Destiny
1999-Paradise
1999-Sun Princess
2002-Pride
2004-Pride
2006-Pride
2008-Valor and Glory
2009-Spirit and Splendor
2010-Freedom of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas
2010-Carnival Spirit
2011-Carnival Dream
2012-Allure of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old April 7th, 2009, 09:53 PM
misguidedangel's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 1,670
Send a message via ICQ to misguidedangel
Default

RJ--I have a spa suite booked for the Splendor and have already completed my funpass. I can see NOWHERE on my Edocs or Funpass where it says VIP. I looked at the Fun Pass last night and does not say anything other than the usual info. I know someone from the spa will contact me prior to sailing cuz I booked a spa category cabin (suite actually).

I'll have to get my TA to call Carnival and find out why my docs don't say VIP. I paid enough (200% to cruise solo) for the spa suite that It should say it!!!
__________________




1991 Holiday
2007 Victory & Triumph
2008 Conquest & Liberty
2009 Valor, Freedom, and Splendor
2010 Glory and Liberty
2011 Glory

I gotta go where it's warm.....

Over 40 victim of fate.....
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old April 8th, 2009, 12:31 AM
ferrangi's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Antioch
Posts: 1,157
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by misguidedangel
RJ--I have a spa suite booked for the Splendor and have already completed my funpass. I can see NOWHERE on my Edocs or Funpass where it says VIP. I looked at the Fun Pass last night and does not say anything other than the usual info. I know someone from the spa will contact me prior to sailing cuz I booked a spa category cabin (suite actually).

I'll have to get my TA to call Carnival and find out why my docs don't say VIP. I paid enough (200% to cruise solo) for the spa suite that It should say it!!!
When we booked a cat 11 our tags said VIP.

Also, doesn't free laundry service come with VIP status or is that just after you get your 10 cruises in.
__________________
Cruisin' Carvival
Carnival-Paradise Sept, 2007
Carnival-Pride Aug 31, 2008
Carnival-Splendor Sept 6, 2009

Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old April 8th, 2009, 10:36 AM
bobsfamily's Avatar
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: iopscusa
Posts: 402
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by briguy
I dont get what the VIP luggage tags mean. Do they get on board first? Do they get to skip lines or go to a special VIP luggage party? Maybe they get to see a behind the scenes tour of the luggage room! :D
Not quite that good... just one less dunk in the ocean... lol
Now I am not sure BUT luggage did seem to get to the room faster than when we did not have vip.
__________________
Dream - Nov. 2012 - Platinum cruise
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old April 8th, 2009, 10:38 AM
bobsfamily's Avatar
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: iopscusa
Posts: 402
Default

Quote:
Also, doesn't free laundry service come with VIP status or is that just after you get your 10 cruises in. :-?
That's only with your 10th cruise and above.[/quote]
__________________
Dream - Nov. 2012 - Platinum cruise
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
carnival, carribean, cruises, disney, fantasy, letter, luggage, mean, royal, tag, tags, vip

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cat. Questions! David148 Carnival Cruise Lines 4 May 1st, 2006 01:41 AM
questions about cabins with French doors cat 5A showcat Carnival Cruise Lines 0 February 7th, 2006 08:18 PM
Cat. 11 Wraparound Questions 3FOB5Paradise Carnival Cruise Lines 3 April 30th, 2004 05:59 PM
Aft Cat D or Side Cat C - Mariner Jillian Royal Caribbean International 2 October 8th, 2003 04:35 PM
Zaandam cat. B questions Grammy7 Holland America 3 September 9th, 2002 09:23 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:45 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1