On Board Booking

Have you ever used the on board booking and can you tell me how that works?

Tags: Carnival Cruise Lines

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Are you referring to the On Board booking for excursions or for your next cruise?  If it for excursions, it works very well, you simply purchase from your tv and it adds it to your bill.  Easy Peasy!  Happy

Actually for your next cruise.  I've tried to read a blog on it and make sense of it, but just didn't really get the whole concept of it.  Do I have to already know where I want to go, and can I book multiple cabins, etc?  Or can I just buy vouchers to use toward a future cruise?

I am yet to see vouchers for excursions, but they do have gift cards and such.  You can use your TV to read what each excursion is and go from there, but what I do is research the POC's and try to find an excursion there that my wife and I will enjoy the most.

I have purchased vouchers for future cruises that you do not have to book rite then and there.   NCL only gave 5 years to use it Celebrity has no time limit on it.   On NCL it was $250.00 for I think 100.00 off your room charge on the cruise your on and $250.00 off your next cruise.   On Celebrity it was $100.00 off room charges and $100.00 off next cruise.   Both of those examples are from years ago and may be different now.


Talk to the staff at the repeat cruise desk, they are more then happy to help you and explain all the benefits.

I have used onboard booking.  On most cruiselines, you can either book a certain sailing or just leave a deposit, get a voucher and decide later.  The deal is better if you book a specific sailing.  Usually the cruiseline have good deals on some upcoming cruises.  The cruise lines will have a talk on future cruises when you can make your choice.  Or you can visit a desk and discuss your options at your convenience.  Last I heard Carnival wasn't offering vouchers anymore.  You have to choose a sailing.  Things change so contact the cruise line for the latest information.  If you purchase a voucher for a future cruise you have a certain length of time in which to use it.  Some cruise lines will refund your money if you don't use it. Terms are different with the different cruise lines.  Good luck.  I have purchased several vouches and they were good deals for me.



Often they will give you some money towards shipboard credit if you book during your cruise. On NCL right now they are giving $250 credit for up to four rooms you book that could apply for any cruise over the next four years.

We don't do on board booking as the last time we tried, the employee was rude.  We always go 5 days, and if you don't book a 7 day or larger, she made you take a number.  Hey my five day money is just as good as their 14 day cruisers, so we book on line or with a Carnival person on the phone

As of 2 years ago Carnival allowed you to book your next cruise onboard & gave you onboard credit, depending on the length of your cruise.  For a 7 night cruise it was $75 per person.  You could request a specific date and sailing or they could help you find one.  They didn't offer this when we were on 3 or 4 night cruises.

We considered it on our last Carnival cruise, but they didn't offer a better deal than we could get before the cruise.  When we went back for a second talk, the line was long.  So we checked on line (free site) and then booked once we got home.  Hopefully, it has improved.

I did it last year with NCL.  I purchased a voucher for a future cruise.


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