Carnival Cruise Line has announced a new partnership with Uplift to offer flexible pay-over-time options to Carnival guests. The new program will be available through travel advisors, as well as the cruise line’s website and call centers.
Instead of paying for the cruise at the time of booking, Uplift Pay Monthly will allow Carnival’s guests to secure their ship, itinerary and stateroom, while also being able to see the total cost with a predetermined payment schedule and payment amounts. Guests will be able to make monthly payments for up to 24 months, as opposed to the line’s Carnival EasyPay program, which splits the cost into three monthly installments. Also, unlike EasyPay, guests using Uplift Pay Monthly will be able to cruise and then pay. Interest will apply to the Uplift plan.
In a written statement Carnival Chief Commercial Officer Ken Tate said that the new partnership will make Carnival cruises more affordable by allowing guests the option to spread the cost of their trip into lower monthly payments, with zero money down.
There are no prepayment penalties associated with Uplift Pay Monthly, and it is integrated into Carnival’s existing booking process. The program will be available to all residents of the United States, with plans to allow residents of Canada to use it soon as well.
Uplift is a purpose-built travel platform that allows travel companies to offer a monthly payment option.