Onboard credit is a "bait and switch" marketing gimmick

Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
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Sail Date: March 04, 2016
Ship: Carnival Ecstasy
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: M119
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The booking agency - THE AND ITS PARTNERS did not make it easy to get onboard credit which was advertised. First it was not even half of what was advertised because argued that advertisement said "up to", and that for sure does not mean one may get that much amount as a credit. And second one has to fill out separate forms to obtain credits. And this is where I consider this type of marketing to be bordering on "pre texting" to get more of your private information. The latter may possibly get used in all sorts of ways which are not explicitly disclosed. Sorry it left a bad taste in this whole experience. ALL THIS WAS NOT the fault OF THE CARNIVAL. 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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