We’re on board Carnival Liberty all this week reporting on the implementation of Carnival Cruise Line’s new Funship 2.0 initiative, a $500 million project that promised to transform the line’s onboard experience when it was announced in October.
Available only while sailing, Carnival’s Future Cruise Certificate is a no-brainer for anyone who plans to cruise again in the next couple of years. The terminology can be a bit tricky and travel agents commonly report guests have misunderstood what its all about. Still, it’s a great deal that can add real value to a vacation so let’s jump into it.
The confusion might come from getting this program mixed up with the Princess Cruises program so first, clear that out of your mind if its in there.
Here’s how the Carnival program works:
Place a $100 deposit per stateroom and have 2 years to select a ship and sail date.
Where the confusion comes in is that guests commonly think the $100 “deposit” will be used as a “deposit” on a future sailing.
Those people think if the normal deposit is $500 on a 7-day cruise, they will have to pay only $400 because they already paid this $100 Future Cruise deposit.
Wrong. It will be used as payment but they still have to pay the deposit. Get past that and it’s smooth sailing.
When you’re ready to book, simply call your travel agent or Carnival directly.
The Onboard credit issued is up to $200 per cabin and is based on the length of cruise you select
- 3-5 day cruise gets $50
- 6 day cruise gets $75
- 7-11 day cruise gets $100
- 12 days or more gets $200
The certificate is fully refundable, one certificate can be redeemed per stateroom and it is good on new bookings only.
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