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Old August 17th, 2010, 08:41 AM
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I have made a payment for on-board credit for my cruise. How can i look online to verify that the credit is there?

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Old August 17th, 2010, 09:36 AM
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Don't know ...but why do people do this? I know some lines do better currency deals for US$ so people do that (ie Cunard).
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You can go into manage my cruise on Carnival site. Look at my billing and it should be listed where your costs for the cruise are listed. Thats where our OBC are listed.
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I guess doing this means the money is already spent and you can't not have it when you sail.
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I just do it because I don't want to get a bill at the end. Just a 'me' thing I guess....
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I just want to leave it as long as I can before I part with any money! Pay the bill on a credit card then it's another month before I really pay.
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I couldn't see my on-board credit ($200) until I got on-board and it didn't show up until the 2nd day on-board.
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If you book through a travel agent it won't show on Carnival.com. I used some FunPoints for a $200 OBC and they didn't show. The travel agent forwarded a statement to me and they were on it.
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Still don't see why anyone would want to place their money in someone else's account to use at a later date. Unless there is some sort of advantage, for instance Cunard, who for some reason use dollars as the onboard currency, will give a better rate of exchange if you buy OBC in advance.
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John what's your problem? Sometimes people get onboard credit from the cruiseline or people might way stash money in their onboard account to help with their sign and sail account ahead of time.

Relax dude; if you can answer the question sometimes it's best to stay quiet.
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Thanks for this info. I too had points on my Carnival Fun Points credit card and decided to cash them in for a $200 OBC on our upcoming cruise in December. I did book through a TA, not Carnival. I guess I need to get her to check on this for me. I have a printed confirmation from the credit card company with my cruise docs to take with me. I have been a concerned though that this might not be enough proof to be sure I get the OBC once I board.
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Old August 25th, 2010, 11:18 AM
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I couldn't see my on-board credit ($200) until I got on-board and it didn't show up until the 2nd day on-board.
We used FFC for our Dec and Jan cruise and it shows on both cruises right now on the CCL site. It sometimes depends on how busy they are as to when they add it. For some other items for the Dec cruise #25 OBC we have a letter from Carnival to have it added when we get OB.
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Checked with my TA and she said that an OBC will show up on our account on-line once the final booking payments has been made.
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Checked with my TA and she said that an OBC will show up on our account on-line once the final booking payments has been made.
I must be doing something wrong. Mine doesn't show up! Everything is paid and I have a statement showing the OBC's from my TA. FunPass isn't complete though.
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Your on board credit most likely will show up on your first under the cabin door invoice if I remember correctly....
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I went ahead and made my final payment with my TA yesterday afternoon. Last night I logged in to Carnival and "manage my cruise" and viewed my cruise doc. I have not yet completed my funpass, but my OBC now shows up on my boarding documents. Yay! $200 from credit card points. That will cover my tips and a few drinks on board.
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John what's your problem? Sometimes people get onboard credit from the cruiseline or people might way stash money in their onboard account to help with their sign and sail account ahead of time.

Relax dude; if you can answer the question sometimes it's best to stay quiet.
The way I read the OP post was that a payment was made specifically for OBC. While people are welcome to use their money as they see fit, I can't see any advantage to giving up control of your money any earlier than needed. Perhaps you care to explain a perspective that help that make sense instead of launching a personal attack.
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I think it is a great idea! That way you have taken care of expenses ahead of time! If you know you are going to spend it anyways, awesome plan!
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The way I read the OP post was that a payment was made specifically for OBC. While people are welcome to use their money as they see fit, I can't see any advantage to giving up control of your money any earlier than needed. Perhaps you care to explain a perspective that help that make sense instead of launching a personal attack.
Perhaps because the current rate of return on any bank account investment (which is close to nothing these days) is not as important to the cruiser as the "peace of mind" that all aspects of their cruise is paid for.
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Perhaps because the current rate of return on any bank account investment (which is close to nothing these days) is not as important to the cruiser as the "peace of mind" that all aspects of their cruise is paid for.
I'll be happy to hold your money if that brings you "peace of mind".
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My OBC's show up now in the Booking Summary section of the documents on Carnival.com
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