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Old May 11th, 2009, 11:55 AM
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Is there a in room gift given by carnival after 5 cruises?
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No, Nothing other than the standard bottle of champagne.

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so you do get a bottle of champagne?
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When did Carnival start giving a standard bottle of Champagne after 5 cruises?
I've been on almost 20 Carnival cruises and have yet to get a free bottle of Champagne from them.
When you get 10 cruises with Carnival you get Platinum status which gets you some perks but not even then a free bottle of bubbly.
As far as I know you don't get anything for 5 cruises except an invitation to the past cruiser's party.
Maybe it's changed since Jan.
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I have gotten a bottle of champagne with every cruise on Carnival since 1983.

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I have gotten a bottle of champagne with every cruise on Carnival since 1983.

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Maybe it is from your T/A ???
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I have only been on 2 cruises before, but I have yet to get anything from a T/A. I have read quite a few times where people have gotten little goodies in their cabin from their T/A. Maybe I just haven't gone to one who appreciated my business.
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I never received champagne either. Begining with our first cruise Carnival began giving gifts for each cruise (we now have about 8 of those thermos bottles). Our TA is great though. She sends a gift each time (we have given them a LOT of business though). Sometimes it is a boy voyage cake or wine or photo coupon. When I booked cabins for my children she also sent them gifts and for some of them it was a first cruise and some a second cruise. We joined the Carnival Vacation Club a few years ago (big mistake) and if we call them to say we are booked, they send us a plate of chocolate covered strawberries - big woohoo!

That reminds me I need to call and let them know that we sail Monday. Don't want to miss those strawberries that we paid dearly for.
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I have gotten a bottle of champagne with every cruise on Carnival since 1983.

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Then you should know by now, Carnival did not give that to ya! After you cruise 10 times we now get a small thermos. Your T/A did that.
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The champagne has been from your T.A.--not Carnival.
I wrote a complimentary letter to Bob Dickinson once about 10-12 years ago and rec'd a personal letter from him thanking me for the compliment, etc. and advised me to call a certain number prior to my next cruise and he would arrange for us to have " a bottle of bubbly from Bob " in our cabin.
I called as directed and imagine our surprise when we got to our cabin and no " bottle of bubbly from Bob "--I'm still waiting and yet to receive the bottle of bubbly !! We laughed it off and always make a joke about our missing bubbly. As Bob's retired now, I doubt I'll ever get the bubbly he promised.

Bob, in case you peruse these boards, I've never rec'd the bottle of bubbly you promised !!
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1 time we got a bottle of Champagne from Carnival because they screwed up. The rest from a TA when we used one. also 2 times from the casino host. They were very expensive bottles we paid for them along the way.
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I would say to my ta...forgo the gift, and get me the lowest price you can, that's the best gift I could get.
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Is there a in room gift given by carnival after 5 cruises?
I've gotten inroom gifts from Carnival for being a past guest but I book with a TA not directly with the cruiseline. I've gotten champagne, chocolates, chocolate covered strawberries and cookies. Once when we booked 8 cabins we received a private two hour cocktail party. My TA said that we would get a gift on our upcoming cruise in November but couldn't say what it would be, as it would be handled by Carnival's Guest Services.
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I have gotten a bottle of champagne with every cruise on Carnival since 1983.

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Then you should know by now, Carnival did not give that to ya! After you cruise 10 times we now get a small thermos. Your T/A did that.
I did not always use the same TA. One cruise was a CruiseMates group using their TA. My regular TA usually gave us beach towels or tote bags.
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I have gotten a bottle of champagne with every cruise on Carnival since 1983.

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Then you should know by now, Carnival did not give that to ya! After you cruise 10 times we now get a small thermos. Your T/A did that.
I did not always use the same TA. One cruise was a CruiseMates group using their TA. My regular TA usually gave us beach towels or tote bags.
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