3 Weeks to go! Getting a little worried...

So back in June of 2017 we booked Cabin 9202 on the Carnival Victory's Feb 23-26th, 2018 full ship charter cruise with Invicta Watch company.  Since the time we booked we also signed up 14 of our close friends and family and for many it is their first cruise ever!  In addition to ours, we have effectively sold 8 cabins on the Victory for this sailing!  The charter is now sold out as of last month.  But here lies the problem...


We booked based on the pre-dry dock deck plan but it appears that there have been extensive changes to Deck 9 forward cabins and what was a Category 4J cabin at the time of our booking is now showing as a Suite post dry-dock.  We didn't notice those changes until one of our friends contacted us last night about it.  


Doing some Google searching tonight I have read on a couple sites that the Deck 9 forward cabins may not be fully completed before March and that Carnival reached out to some people booked on later (non charter) sailings with this message.  


We are now just 3 weeks away from departure and have not heard from Carnival or the charter company with regard to any changes but are suddenly very nervous about whether our cabin 9202 is even going to be available.  We have 14 friends and family who are going to be on the ship solely because of us and it would be an absolute travesty if we get bumped completely...


Does anyone have any guidance as to whether Cabin 9202 is completed now post dry-dock?









Tags: Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Victory Carnival Victory Dry Dock

20 Answers

If I were you, I would be proactive and contact the charter company. You can try calling Carnival, but since your booking agent "owns" your booking, it's likely that they won't be able to provide any help.

You won't receive direct communication from Carnival--it will come through whatever agency the cruise is booked through.

Best of luck and enjoy your cruise!

You could always do a mock booking on Carnival's website for a future date to see if that cabin is offered. But I agree with GrandmaJo...call the charter company and ask them to verify you still have your original cabin.

I agree with GrandmaJo! If you call Carnival, they may be able to tell you the condition of the cabins but not be able to tell you about your specific problem. I hope it all works out for you!

Thanks so much for all of the suggestions! We went on Carnival’s website and saw that the cabin 9202 is listed as being available to book for the cruise immediately after ours. However it is not listed as available on the cruise immediately preceding ours. So perhaps it is very close to completion or someone already reserved it for the preceding cruise dates. It’s the Captains suite. For our sake hopefully it is the former and not the latter. But the question still remains if the cabin is available whether the charter company will honor our reservation now that the category has changed especially since the cruise is sold out.

I meant “latter not the former”. LOL.

It would be far better for them to have the cabins completed since the ship is fully booked and they’d be more likely to put us in that cabin.

The worst would be if the forward cabins cabins are not ready and they then have no room to rebook all of the people who had originally signed up for them.

If your cabin was not going to be ready, the charter company would have had to notify you since you are paid in full. It would be best to call them. We can only guess at the right answer, and could be wrong. Hearing from them will set your mind at ease.

Hope everyone has a great time.

Just a quick note: I'll be watching Evine, so be sure to wave.Wink

LOL! We’ll be on there! Last year Pam and I were standing with Invicta CEO Eyal Lalo to the left of the broadcast set when they panned the camera over toward us!

Very cool. I tried to get my DH to go on this cruise, but he picked next Feb. Journey's 12 day cruise instead. I really can't be unhappy with any cruise.Big Smile

Please let us know when you find out about your room.


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