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Old June 8th, 2010, 07:11 PM
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Just wondering if anyone has been successful in cancelling a cruise to get an OBC? I see Carnival is now offering $160 OBC for new bookings only!! I haven't made final payment, and figured if I book a different cabin would I then be able to get this promotion? It is a good offer that I don't want to miss out on. My current booking is not Early Saver, so I have no penalties to worry about if I did cancel and there are still lots of cabins available at the same price
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Let us know if it works out. Generally there ARE penalties unless the cruise is more than three to five months out, even if you are not in Early Savers.

They have Early Savers for a reason - so people have a chance to get lower fares. If it was as easy as you describe (just cancelling and rebooking) then they wouldn't need the price guarantee.
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I tried cancelling mine in Dec. to get the credit, but they said the ship I was on did not qualify for the OBC..

Oh well,,
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Let us know if it works out. Generally there ARE penalties unless the cruise is more than three to five months out, even if you are not in Early Savers.

They have Early Savers for a reason - so people have a chance to get lower fares. If it was as easy as you describe (just cancelling and rebooking) then they wouldn't need the price guarantee.
We successfully received this OBC, we didn't have to cancel our existing booking. We are booked in a suite and there was no price change so that is possibly why we were able to get it without having to cancel. I got an email from my TA today and checked my booking on Carnival and sure enough it is there Plus we had only made our booking two weeks prior to this promotion!!
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Thaks for the information Jayman.

I am starting to think Carnival is the best cruise line when it comes to playing straight with consumers.

It's like that commercial "Even kids know it's wrong to hide behind fine print."
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