Changes again on Carnival

We always book our next cruise while on ship as we get on board credit(small, but each dollar counts).  Now Carnival had done away with that.  You book on board with the excursion desk, no more on board credits. They want you to book on line or call their cruise people on the phone.  (we do this also on short notice cruises).  The excursion line is long already, now it will be longer. We found out this on our Alaska trip on the Legend last week.

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Well, if that's the wound, here is the salt.  On Norwegian, you pay $250 for a future voucher, good for 4 years, and you get $100 OBC on your current cruise.

Cutting benefits to serve you better.Angry Then they wonder why some of us don't give the "above expectations" ratings anymore. While we didn't use this option, I find it sad that Carnival has cut another "perk" for returning passengers.

Agree with AuntPinkie  - this ONLY hurts returning/loyal customers.

Carnivals way of nickel and dime. I'm thinking about after this coming cruise of jumping ship to a different line other than CCL.

According to their website, it's now called "Carnivals Future Cruise Vacation Welcome Home Program". You still get 50% off deposit, $50 OBC, suites get $100 OBC (doesn't differentiate between lengths of cruises like it did before), 2 category upgrade, Early Saver Rate incl price protection. What they have dropped is the friends and family vouchers which we were given last spring when we booked while onboard. With the change, you can still book the special after you get home, within 2 weeks after your cruise. 

I saw that under our offers but hadn't a chance to really look into it. Thanks for the explanation. 

Thanks for info...we can book as long as we do it 2 weeks after last cruise taken...don't like change

You will find cost cutting and nickel and dining on all cruise lines. It still boils down to your preference in what you want from the line as far as atmosphere and perks. 

I've been pricing out some cruises that we are interested in, and Carnival still has the best price - which is most important for us.

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