Carnival Extends Future Cruise Vacation Deadline to Two Weeks

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Carnival Cruise Line has updated its Future Cruise Vacation program to allow travel agents and guests to take advantage of promotional rates up to two weeks following a guest’s cruise. Previously, the offer could only be booked onboard.

According to a statement from the line provided to Travel Agent, guests sailing on a Carnival cruise can now book a Future Cruise Vacation offer online up to two weeks following their cruise, via the onboard FunHub app or through an onboard Loyalty & Cruise expert. Since travel agents can earn commission on future cruise bookings, the extended two-week window could provide the opportunity for a follow-up to close a future booking.

Travelers who take advantage of the offer may combine Carnival's Early Saver rates with the following benefits:

  • $25 per person onboard credit (up to $50 per stateroom)
  • 50 percent reduced deposit requirement
  • A two-category upgrade

For guests booking suites, the onboard credit is $50 per person (up to $100 per stateroom), in addition to the other benefits noted above.

Carnival said it began the changes with a pilot program on select ships, followed by a fleetwide rollout the week of May 8.

The move comes as Carnival Cruise Line is about to kick off an “Agentpalooza” event series in six cities -- HoustonNew OrleansCharlestonAtlantaJacksonville and Orlando – from May 11 to 18. Hosted by Carnival Vice President of Sales & Trade Marketing Adolfo Perez and the line's sales leadership team, the tour offers events with one-on-one meetings between agents and Carnival sales team members, marketing and product experiences and a variety of entertainment activities. A philanthropic component will round out each event. 

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