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Old September 5th, 2007, 01:50 PM
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Is there a discount for past cruisers given when going on a Carnival Cruise? I heard that there was money taken off the rate if you have cruised before.

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Is there a discount for past cruisers given when going on a Carnival Cruise? I heard that there was money taken off the rate if you have cruised before.

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there are occasional specials for past cruisers but you have to go on the dates they select - so far, none of the past cruiser specials have had dates that I could use...
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Mainly it's the past guest party!! Free booze
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I believe Martha is correct, the only past guest discounts offered by Carnival are carefully controlled and offered only on specific dates and ships....Platinum status doesn't even merit a discount. If you see a cruise you would like to book and request a past guest or Platinum status discount, you're out of luck, there is no such thing. I am Platinum on Carnival and have never booked a cruise offering a past guest discount because the dates conflict with my schedule and you really don't save enough money to make it worthwhile to rearrange your schedule and travel in months where weather is of major importance...they are trying to fill their ships in off-peak months. At least at a land based hotel, they offer discounted rooms for frequent travelers, AARP, AAA, etc.
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I believe Martha is correct, the only past guest discounts offered by Carnival are carefully controlled and offered only on specific dates and ships....Platinum status doesn't even merit a discount. If you see a cruise you would like to book and request a past guest or Platinum status discount, you're out of luck, there is no such thing. I am Platinum on Carnival and have never booked a cruise offering a past guest discount because the dates conflict with my schedule and you really don't save enough money to make it worthwhile to rearrange your schedule and travel in months where weather is of major importance...they are trying to fill their ships in off-peak months. At least at a land based hotel, they offer discounted rooms for frequent travelers, AARP, AAA, etc.
that about sums it up; but you can speak nicely to the PVP from Carnival and ask for an upgrade i.e., getting on a better deck, etc. I have done that in the past with Carnival and have saved about $50 - $100.00 per person.
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WE are on the Freedom "reunion" cruise in 2008. If you booked by a certain date you got an awesome price. We paid for a guarantee balcony and received a 2 catagory upgrade. I found this cruise in the last current magazine and booked it the week we received the magazine. The cost of our balcony is almost $400 more per person now.
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We also received a very good price.
We are also in a guarenteed balcony on the Valor. We were upgraded 2 decks and we have the extended balcony. We booked with a high rate and now it has come down considerable. It is very high in the book right now.

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I have always gotten a discount on my cruises regardless of the date.
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Thank you Mehawk. We have also received the same discounts. I was begining to think I was mistaken. You cleared up some things.

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Hey Darlene!

Did you have fun at the wineries? I'm hoping to go this weekend. It's our anniversary and we were married at Feranti's.

Next time you come out we should meet up!

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Deni:
Yes we had a very good time at the wineries. I loved Feranti's. Of course we drank to much
We are going back to Ohio on Sunday to finsh out some stuff and Holiday Camplands....We are going to go on weekends now instead of staying during the week. Grandchildren watching. I don't think we will be going to the wineries during these times, but who knows????

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I have always gotten a discount on my cruises regardless of the date.
From your PVP or from a TA?

Iv never gotten a discount from my PVP. just curious what you mean.
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I have always gotten a discount on my cruises regardless of the date.
From your PVP or from a TA?

Iv never gotten a discount from my PVP. just curious what you mean.
Actually, I have gotten the discounts from the Carnival PVP. That is why I was hesitant about using a TA. I never asked for the discount, they always brought it up to me as I was booking my trips.
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I have always gotten a discount on my cruises regardless of the date.
From your PVP or from a TA?

Iv never gotten a discount from my PVP. just curious what you mean.
The PVP at Carnie I have used a couple of times always suggests military, past guest, etc. discounts - whatever is lowest. She has always beat any online service by considerable amounts. They should also adjust your price if the price for the same category goes down.
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So far the best discount is Military. Both of my brothers got that one. The rest of us had the past cruisers discount applied to our rate. Our PVP from Carnival is always looking out to get any discounts that Carnival might put out there. She will apply them to our bill as they mcome along

We will also get a free cocktail party for the group.

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