Carnival Cruise Lines is set to recategorize of all its stateroom accommodations, fleetwide, beginning with Carnival Valor on August 18. The rest of the "Fun Ship" fleet will be recategorized by the end of the year.
Under the new reclassification, staterooms will be categorized based on location: mid-ship, aft and forward, along with proximity to public areas and specific deck.
"The change more clearly defines our available stateroom categories based on location and features and will enable guests to easily identify the category that best suits their specific needs and preferences," said Lynn Torrent, Carnival’s senior vice president of sales and guest services. "For travel agents, a greater variety of cabin categories and smaller pricing gap between categories will create additional up-selling opportunities."
Carnival says room assignments and pricing on existing reservations will not be affected. Travel agents are advised to brief themselves on the new categories via a webinar at www.goccl.com.