dmblex8899
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Thoughts on Carnivals FTTF

Have any of you done the FTTF on Carnival and do you think it was worth the cost?  Any and all thoughts on this is greatly appreciated.

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BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

I did it on my last cruise. I thought it was well worth it to check in faster (only 1 group ahead of us in line), get on the ship sooner (after Suite and Elite and Wedding Party) and go straight to my room rather than have to wait until after 1 or 2 o'clock.

Didn't have any anchor ports, but I probably wouldn't have used that benefit anyway.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

I have never used this.

cruznjan
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

We purchased it for our upcoming cruise. I'll get back to you on how it worked for us.

dmblex8899
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Thanks so much!  We have purchased for our cruise which is almost a year away. But I am  just trying to get feed back on it.

 

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

I would never pay $50 (?) to get off a ship faster.  Excursion busses won't leave, and there isn't anything there that won't still be there 10 minutes later.    Didja ever wonder where that money goes though ?  Is there a FTTF slush fund somewhere ?   Are executives and board members skimming from this account ?   Wink

dmblex8899
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

My concern for this, is that my parents are going and they are 69 &79 Years young. I don't won't them standing for long periods of time to board if we can get them on sooner that they can go rest if they need to.  If it was just myself, I wouldn't worry about it. But on prior cruises I have stood in line well over an hour.  So I just asking if this was something others had done and if it did prevent them from having to stand in line as long. Happy

askeegan
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

FTTF is perfect for seniors.  Gets them on without having to weed through the throngs of people and they can go an get settled.  

 

I do agree, however, with BAK1061 that things will still be there when the other people get on.  Sometimes anticipation heightens the experience!  Just like being a kid on Christmas eve and the waiting!

 

If you wanna spend $50 for an extra hour on the boat, have at er!  Myself, I will stand in line with $50 more in my pocket!

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

The best part I found was

  • The room is ready when you board, rather than having to lug your carry-on for a few hours
  • You can use the "Suite and Elite" line at customer service -- a real timesaver.

BTW, the price was raised from $50 to $60 per cabin. I would use it again if I could.

cruznjan
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

We just had FTTF for our cruise. It was worth it to bypass the long check-in line.

askeegan
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

How many FTTF do they sell?  It was sold out 2 months back when I went to look

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