Was wondering about the VIFP Program, some people are saying that it will be changing very soon.  any thoughts on this subject?

Tags: Carnival Cruise Lines

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I was not aware of any changes coming up. I was quite disappointed with the prior change, which gives virtually nothing to anyone with under 75 days sailed (a bottle of water for red members, a free drink coupon only able to be used the last evening of the cruise for gold).

Your question got my curiosity up. Cruise Radio has this:

It doesn't specify what the changes are, but it looks like it may be targeting people during their first few cruises.

Also, John Heald has promised that he has a brilliant bit of news to share with everyone on November 13th, but doesn't say what it is about. Last time he had brilliant news, it was to slash the perks.

Carnival's last loyalty change was not a good one in my opinion and dread what the next one will entail.

I don't know what will be new, but we met some folks with over 800 sea days on this last cruise, another couple with 98 cruises and several that this was their first cruise. So who knows what the "beards" will come up with to entice more cruisers to sail on Carnival. For us the main perk has been priority boarding, debarkation and tendering. We actually used the free laundry this time. If all the perks go away, I can say we enjoyed them while we had them. Each cruise line seems to find the hook to keep you as a loyal customer, so we'll see what Carnival has cooked up soon enough.

Last time NCL they added a level.

For those that live near ports and can sail often, that might be a good thing!Happy

We stay with Carnival for priority boarding and leaving. The rest is "gravy" Take away those, Royal Carribean here we come. Right now with the new boarding procedure, everyone gets on at the same time. (don't really care to get card in mail box either) This last cruise we did not get our chocolate covered strawberries, so we see the cuts.

I'll have to go on the Website to see if they have released anything yet.


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