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Carnival Cruise Line has announced the launch of a new air program, dubbed "Fly2Fun." The new program aims for flexibility, allowing guests to customize their air reservations with a wide array of options, including the ability to specify their preferred air carrier, departure point, specific flight schedule, and type of accommodation (coach, business, etc.).
To streamline the vacation planning process, guests receive immediate confirmation once the reservation is made, Carnival said. Agents can also customize flights for clients who wish to extend their vacation with a pre- or post-cruise stay.
Fly2Fun also includes the Flight Protection Program that ensures guests will be flown to the next port of call to begin their cruise should they miss their departure due to airline mechanical or weather-related issues. Carnival will cover air, hotel, transportation and meal costs for guests to meet the ship in the next port of call.
Two different options are available within Fly2Fun – Flexible Air and Restricted Air. With Flexible Air, guests or their travel agent can book travel on major carriers up to four days prior to sailing with a “Book Now – Pay Later” feature in which payment for air is collected with the final cruise payment. Additionally, there are no change fees if modifications are made outside of 60 days of departure. With the Restricted Air option, tickets are non-refundable. Air tickets must be paid at the time of booking and change fees are based on the airlines’ policies once the ticket is issued.
Fly2Fun must be booked via phone. Travel agents making air reservations for their clients can call 1-800-327-5782.