These two items were discussed previously.  On this trip I just ended, used both for the first time.  IMO, both are totally, absolutely, with out question, undeniably, and certainly - worth it.


The lines I did not have to stand in were long, both at the airport and at the pier.

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I have TSA Pre Check, and I have a Global Entry Card as well. Last Year I had 6 European trips, and this (so far) I have had 3. As you said, Totally worth it. The Global Entry cost $100.00 and is valid for 5 years. It saves me a minimum of 1 1/2 hours every time I return to the US. I am not sure what the FTTF card is...? I will google it.

Thank you!


FTTF is Carnival's "Faster To The Fun". It allows those who buy it to have quicker embarkation, disembarkation, and quicker access to the ship to shore tenders.

Congratulations! I love it when a plan comes together.

I have not signed up for either but I often get TSA Pre-Check for free. Since I am on the Platinum Level for Carnival, I receive priority boarding.

i agree, both are definitely a great benefit. I don't recall signing up for TSA Pre-Check, but noticed on 3 of our trips last year, I had it but DH didn't. Last flight I booked us both under the same boarding number and he got Pre Check too.

We've been chosen randomly I guess for the TSA pre check a couple of times, but I really don't know if it saved us much time or not because none of the lines were busy when we were travelling. FTTF has been great, but we aren't sure about getting it next spring if the embarcation ports have the staggered check in. FTTF is available for our short 4 day cruise already but not for our 6 day right before it.

I have TSA Pre-check and I have gotten FTTF. Both are well worth it.

I'm a little confused, we get TSA pre check through airport security but only for air carrier travel. Never heard of it used for boarding a ship. And it certainly doesn't help when the actual aircraft boarding process begins, that depends upon 1st class tickets, elite loyalty status, money spent, etc.

We do qualify for preferred check in at embarkation on the cruise lines we use due benefits in their loyalty program.

I think he is referring to two separate topics TSA Pre-ck for air travel and FTTF (Faster to the Fun) for Carnival's prepaid priority program. TSA Pre-ck is advantageous for people flying out of extremely busy airports where clearing security can take an hour or more and has the added advantage of not having to remove shoes, belts etc. FTTF would be equivalent to the loyalty benefit you get from the cruise line for preferred check-in but you have to pay for it.

I've had both and when you are in a busy airport or not sufficiently high enough in cruise points to get fast boarding, then they are WONDERFUL! Wish other cruise lines had FTTF!


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