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 January 22nd, 2013, 08:04 PM
Aerogirl's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: A little south of insanity
Posts: 3,978
Question Booking A Cruise ...On A Cruise

While cruising on my past cruises I see a booth were you can book another cruise. My question is; "Is there any advantage to doing so"?

Is there a time frame that you can book for?
When I'm on my cruise in December 2013 can I book one for January 2015 since it's only 13 months away?
__________________
You can shake the sand from you shoes but it will never leave your soul

Home is where you park your flip flops

~Robin~


Need some cruise help?


Carnival - Fantasy 1998
RCCL - Majesty of the Sea 2000
Carnival - Inspiration 2009
Carnival - Freedom 2011
Carnival - Liberty 2013
Carnival- Breeze 2014
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old January 23rd, 2013, 01:44 AM
storybookcruises.com's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ashburn, VA
Posts: 1,506
Default

I responded to your other post about this, but I'll duplicate it here since you seem to be asking about Carnival.

I ALWAYS advise my clients that if they want to do another cruise with the same cruise line to take advantage of the future cruise offers. They are a very good deal because the deposit is reduced, you get onboard credit, you don't have to select a specific cruise and date, plus you can can cancel and get a full refund, so it's win-win situation. And you can tell them you're working with an agent and the agent will then be given the information so they can service it for you. There's really no downside to it.

Carnival has done away with their future cruise certificate program, so alot of people are very irritated with them. I just hope this is not something other cruise lines are considering.

Pete
__________________
Travel Agent/Cruise Specialist w/12 yrs exp and 47 Cruises on 11 cruise lines! Favorites: Paul Gauguin - Tahiti: Uniworld River Cruises - Europe; Celebrity Solstice-class ships; Holland America - 12-nights Baltics & Russia; RCCL - 14-nights Greek Isles, Turkey, & Croatia; Holland America - 14-day Alaskan cruisetour; 10-night Canada/New England cruise; 21 days Hawaii w/7-night NCL cruise; Oceania - 25 days in Asia; more than 3 months touring Europe by train. And many all-inclusive resorts!

Last edited by storybookcruises.com; January 23rd, 2013 at 09:45 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old January 23rd, 2013, 09:54 AM
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 937
Default

Carnival still allows you to book a cruise while on a cruise. You never got reduced deposits with Carnival's program but you do get OBC.

You can no longer buy a FCC to bring home and use later, but you can still book your cruise while on the cruise and the OBC you receive is still the same. The program for booking onboard has not changed.

Probably some time this spring the next year's worth of itineraries will be released thru mid April 2015. Carnival does not have specific release dates like other cruiselines.

$50 for a 3/4/5 day cruise
$75 for a 6 day cruise
$100 for a 7 day cruise.

$200 for a 12 day or longer cruise, though Carnival does not have many of these longer cruises. Hawaii being one of the few 12 day cruises for instance, so there are a few.

I talked to the rep onboard Magic who said they quit selling FCCs to bring home because there were so many cancellations. I forget now what he said, like 70% or more, so they decided not to sell the vouchers to bring home and use later to book. That part changed, but the booking while onboard your cruise is unchanged.

PS in case you want to book multiple cabins or have friends who want to. You do still get the two free friends and family future cruise vouchers when you book onboard which can be used within 60 days to book two more cabins and get the exact same OBC on two more cabins.

So, the answer is yes, if you know the cruise you want to book when you are onboard, you can book it with the reps onboard and get free onboard credit.
__________________
Conquest 7/21/13, Miracle ALASKA 8/27/13, Miracle HAWAII 9/17/13, Celebrity Summit, 11/30/13, Celebrity Summit, 12/7/13, Celebrity Constellation, 2/7/14, NCL Epic 3/2/14, Allure 5/4/14, Allure 11/2/14, Quantum 12/8/14

Last edited by flowers; January 23rd, 2013 at 10:02 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old January 23rd, 2013, 10:41 AM
Aerogirl's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: A little south of insanity
Posts: 3,978
Default

Thanks. I was curious if it was some big deals when booking aboard but looks to be nothing special. I'll stick with booking with my TA.

We always cruise in late November & early December and want to move the time to late January when the weather is really cold and thought just maybe we would book while on board the Liberty.
__________________
You can shake the sand from you shoes but it will never leave your soul

Home is where you park your flip flops

~Robin~


Need some cruise help?


Carnival - Fantasy 1998
RCCL - Majesty of the Sea 2000
Carnival - Inspiration 2009
Carnival - Freedom 2011
Carnival - Liberty 2013
Carnival- Breeze 2014
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old January 23rd, 2013, 11:49 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 18,199
Default

When we were on a cruise in March 2013 (Celebrity) we booked a future cruise .We were given $300 in onboard ship credit.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old January 23rd, 2013, 04:27 PM
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 937
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aerogirl View Post
Thanks. I was curious if it was some big deals when booking aboard but looks to be nothing special. I'll stick with booking with my TA.

We always cruise in late November & early December and want to move the time to late January when the weather is really cold and thought just maybe we would book while on board the Liberty.
If the cruise you were on was booked thru a TA, and you booked it onboard, it would be automatically transferred to your TA for credit.

The Onboard Credit/OBC is what you get extra and is still combinable with stock OBC.

I still have 4 of the FCCs that you could buy and bring home and book later. (same OBC as offered if you book onboard now). I think my Sept 23rd cruise was the last week they sold them to bring home.
__________________
Conquest 7/21/13, Miracle ALASKA 8/27/13, Miracle HAWAII 9/17/13, Celebrity Summit, 11/30/13, Celebrity Summit, 12/7/13, Celebrity Constellation, 2/7/14, NCL Epic 3/2/14, Allure 5/4/14, Allure 11/2/14, Quantum 12/8/14
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old January 23rd, 2013, 04:29 PM
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 937
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lakers Fan View Post
When we were on a cruise in March 2013 (Celebrity) we booked a future cruise .We were given $300 in onboard ship credit.
My Carnival cruise to Hawaii I could get $200 for FCC OBC and another $250 for stock OBC. Sweet.
__________________
Conquest 7/21/13, Miracle ALASKA 8/27/13, Miracle HAWAII 9/17/13, Celebrity Summit, 11/30/13, Celebrity Summit, 12/7/13, Celebrity Constellation, 2/7/14, NCL Epic 3/2/14, Allure 5/4/14, Allure 11/2/14, Quantum 12/8/14
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old February 1st, 2013, 09:38 AM
lhp lhp is offline
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Memphis area, TN
Posts: 1,706
Default

Since Carnival did away with the FCC, we always booked onboard now.

We do not get any better price....but we get the On Board Credit!!

And I wanted to add that we usually always have someone that uses the friends and family vouchers!!! (which was not an option with FCC)
__________________
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
  #9 (permalink)  
Old February 1st, 2013, 04:36 PM
zydecocruiser's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,841
Default

Me thinks friends and family was an option with FCCs if you booked on board.

We will be using our last FCC on our Carnival Legend British Isles cruise in September!

On Carnival Elation next week we will be booking the 2014 Blogger's Cruise.

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Booking a future cruise while on a cruise. tguffey Ask CruiseMates Staff 6 March 30th, 2007 12:30 PM
Booking A Cruise - Travel Agent? Cruise Line? Discounter? cruisn4us Ask CruiseMates Staff 4 January 24th, 2006 07:50 PM
Thinking about booking a cruise..?Cruise Compete Brenda in Canada Chit - Chat for Cruisers 3 October 5th, 2005 01:33 PM
Booking Excursions - before cruise or on cruise? Ceramicslover Shore Excursions 9 April 13th, 2005 10:39 AM
On line Booking or In person booking a cruise for a family o ssatterly Family Cruising 8 April 22nd, 2004 11:41 AM


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 01:44 AM.
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