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Just got off the pride was very disappointed with the premier offer. Just two premier events the rest of the week casino events were open to everyone.

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We just booked a cruise in October on the Magic under Premier. We actually had a different one booked but switched because this offered more. We each have $500 funplay, $500 off rates and Free Drinks while in the casino. I've never seen the free drinks anywhere offered, that would be nice. However we usually hit free drinks in the casino so never purchase them. If we want drinks while walking around we just pop in the casino and flag a server down and get a drink and walk out.

 

The only downside is as we were booking they sold out of Ocean View. We've never sailed without a porthole or something but overall we're saving $800 more on the other cruise we booked. I'll admit I'm nervous about no window or porthole but I'm always told you don't really feel a difference but going to miss the sun.

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1 hour ago, mommag3boys said:

We just booked a cruise in October on the Magic under Premier. We actually had a different one booked but switched because this offered more. We each have $500 funplay, $500 off rates and Free Drinks while in the casino. I've never seen the free drinks anywhere offered, that would be nice. However we usually hit free drinks in the casino so never purchase them. If we want drinks while walking around we just pop in the casino and flag a server down and get a drink and walk out.

 

The only downside is as we were booking they sold out of Ocean View. We've never sailed without a porthole or something but overall we're saving $800 more on the other cruise we booked. I'll admit I'm nervous about no window or porthole but I'm always told you don't really feel a difference but going to miss the sun.

While I don't prefer insides, some of the best sleep we've had on a cruise (and latest sleep) has been in an inside room.  No way for the sun to peek in!  However, if you do like that sort of thing, you can leave the TV on the Bow cam to get the sunrise that way!  Enjoy!

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My son and daughter in law booked a cruise under the Hot Streak Bonus which included DOU. After the booking she contacted the Players Club to see if she was also getting the DOU - 

this was their response — 

“The DOU is only intended for the targeted guest so you will need to qualify once onboard. Guests now need to re-qualify once onboard their voyage Or the Guest now has to be booked with an offer that has the amenity already included.”

 

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Greetings all , 

has anyone tried to submit a shareholder benefit request while cruising under a casino rate?  

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5 minutes ago, bitemyfly said:

Greetings all , 

has anyone tried to submit a shareholder benefit request while cruising under a casino rate?  

 I have numerous times. Including times where I was on a full comp.  

 

 Only wants to Carnaval deny my request. 

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Just now, rondl1 said:

 I have numerous times. Including times where I was on a full comp.  

 

 Only wants to Carnaval deny my request. 

Sorry I’m confused .. did you mean only once they refused ?

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2 hours ago, bitemyfly said:

Sorry I’m confused .. did you mean only once they refused ?

Carnival didn’t give me OBC as a shareholder one time.   They refused it.  But I guess I wasn’t surprise because I was going on an elite cruise. 

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Just booked the Hot Streak promotion which included the 500 OBC and DOU while in the casino.  2 questions:

1. Can I use my OBC before the cruise to purchase anything on Carnivals website?  Some cruise lines let you use their OBC to purchase items before the cruise.

2. The promotion on Carnival's booking site clearly states DOU while in the casino, but now that I have my confirmation I'm not seeing it anywhere?  any help with this for those that have had the same or similar offers in the past would be helpful.

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2 minutes ago, vettecruiser1 said:

Just booked the Hot Streak promotion which included the 500 OBC and DOU while in the casino.  2 questions:

1. Can I use my OBC before the cruise to purchase anything on Carnivals website?  Some cruise lines let you use their OBC to purchase items before the cruise.

2. The promotion on Carnival's booking site clearly states DOU while in the casino, but now that I have my confirmation I'm not seeing it anywhere?  any help with this for those that have had the same or similar offers in the past would be helpful.

I don't think you can spend OBC until you are onboard. 

We booked a Premier cruise for next Feb. and also could not find anything on confirmation about it so I emailed the casino dept. and they sent me an email about all that  we would receive. I printed it out just incase.

Global Casino Services  <casino@carnival.com>

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Just now, 4133raw said:

I don't think you can spend OBC until you are onboard. 

We booked a Premier cruise for next Feb. and also could not find anything on confirmation about it so I emailed the casino dept. and they sent me an email about all that  we would receive. I printed it out just incase.

Global Casino Services  <casino@carnival.com>

Great, that is exactly what I was looking for, I will send them an email.

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27 minutes ago, vettecruiser1 said:

Just booked the Hot Streak promotion which included the 500 OBC and DOU while in the casino.  2 questions:

1. Can I use my OBC before the cruise to purchase anything on Carnivals website?  Some cruise lines let you use their OBC to purchase items before the cruise.

2. The promotion on Carnival's booking site clearly states DOU while in the casino, but now that I have my confirmation I'm not seeing it anywhere?  any help with this for those that have had the same or similar offers in the past would be helpful.

You definitely can't spend OBC until you are OB.

Carnival conveniently does not mention the DOU on your reservation.  And one thing to remember that if you are departing out

of Galveston, TX, the DOU starts the day after departure.

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Thank you,  and yes we have departed many times out of Galveston so very familiar with the Texas laws.  With the 500 obc the first day of us paying for drinks will not be a problem, not to mention the TA gave us another $275 so that almost covers the tips for the 3 of us for our 7 days.  Was just looking to prebook some meals but will wait until we board and hope the days and times are not full.

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16 minutes ago, vettecruiser1 said:

Thank you,  and yes we have departed many times out of Galveston so very familiar with the Texas laws.  With the 500 obc the first day of us paying for drinks will not be a problem, not to mention the TA gave us another $275 so that almost covers the tips for the 3 of us for our 7 days.  Was just looking to prebook some meals but will wait until we board and hope the days and times are not full.

By "Prebook Meals" do you mean make a reservation int he steakhouse?  if so, you can do that without pre-paying.

 

We've been an several cruises that included DOU, and it has never been on our cruise documents (neither has the free fun play), only OBC has shown up beforehand.    Also, if your DOU cards are not in your room when you arrive be sure to seek out the casino host.

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18 hours ago, rondl1 said:

Carnival didn’t give me OBC as a shareholder one time.   They refused it.  But I guess I wasn’t surprise because I was going on an elite cruise. 

I’ve also had this happen on comped cruises, but I still submit.  It’s totally hit or miss.  I just received OBC this week for an Elite cruise scheduled for next month.

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On 6/17/2019 at 7:11 PM, PAcop141 said:

I received a "we miss you" offer from the casino...free inside room, 200 obc and the drinks on us card.  Booked 7 day on the pride out of Baltimore august 11th.....

I received the same offer. I hadn't cruised Carnival in 3 years also.

Booked the 8 night Sunrise out of N.Y. Next month. I also upgraded to a Spa interior.

What a deal, couldn't pass on this one!

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Question about the Premier  Cocktail Party  . . . Do they check off names as you walk in?  We are traveling with a friend and want to go to the cocktail party and were hoping he could just come along with us.

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2 hours ago, MT_Sea_Cruisers said:

Question about the Premier  Cocktail Party  . . . Do they check off names as you walk in?  We are traveling with a friend and want to go to the cocktail party and were hoping he could just come along with us.

We've been to quite a few of the casino party's and never been checked!

I've even seen red/blue cards at Plat/White card parties! Likely a guest!

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23 hours ago, TVLady3 said:

I received the same offer. I hadn't cruised Carnival in 3 years also.

Booked the 8 night Sunrise out of N.Y. Next month. I also upgraded to a Spa interior.

What a deal, couldn't pass on this one!

You both got great deals, and happy for you, but sad for the rest of us who cruise a lot, and seem not to be taken as good care of!

 

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Going on our first "Ultra Cruise". 

Vista 11/09/2019 leaving Galvestion.

Any other gamblers booked from this board.

and yes I know about the Roll Call boards.

 

offer wasn't all that great

500 off cabin rates

250 OBC

DUI (casino only)

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On 6/20/2019 at 12:59 PM, vettecruiser1 said:

Great, that is exactly what I was looking for, I will send them an email.

Save your offer, and bring it with you, but you shouldn't have any problem getting your drink free card.

As for the credit, never seen them allow you to use it until on board!

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On 6/29/2019 at 2:29 PM, Wezzie & Mike said:

Going on our first "Ultra Cruise". 

Vista 11/09/2019 leaving Galvestion.

Any other gamblers booked from this board.

and yes I know about the Roll Call boards.

 

offer wasn't all that great

500 off cabin rates

250 OBC

DUI (casino only)

Don't miss out on the tournament for slots.  I did a Gateway and only 7 people come to the tourney.  Top six were in a spin off and the prizes ranged from $500 to $50.  One cruiser told me she just did not want to get up at 10 am to go.  I won $150 which helped with my loses.  As for DUI, we walked into the casino asked for drinks without playing and got them to go to dinner.

 

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Just a heads up, Carnival keeps your casino play on file for a VERY long time.  I last cruised with Carnival in 2013 -- I'm going on a one week HAL cruise on the Nieuw Statendam in December 2019 and decided it would be nice to extend the vacation a little. 

 

I didn't want to spend a lot more so I was looking at 3 and 4 day cruises with Carnival, RCCL and Norwegian.  Found a 4 day cruise on the Carnival Victory and low and behold I was eligible for Casino rates -- Hot Streak Bonus offer.  Comes with $500 USD on board credit.  The cruise itself only cost $974 Canadian for an inside or $1250 Canadian for a balcony (total for 3 guests).

 

Also include Drinks On Us for booze in the casino.

 

It seemed like a very good deal -- I couldn't believe it at first when I read over the specifics.  Is there anything else I should know about this deal?  Ironically I barely gamble anymore so I suspect this will be the last time I get offered a crazy casino deal like this.

 

Just posting as I haven't sailed with Carnival in 6 years and they were still offering casino rate.  I did do a Princess cruise in 2016 so maybe that kept my casino info active?

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1 hour ago, bamelin said:

Just a heads up, Carnival keeps your casino play on file for a VERY long time.  I last cruised with Carnival in 2013 -- I'm going on a one week HAL cruise on the Nieuw Statendam in December 2019 and decided it would be nice to extend the vacation a little. 

 

I didn't want to spend a lot more so I was looking at 3 and 4 day cruises with Carnival, RCCL and Norwegian.  Found a 4 day cruise on the Carnival Victory and low and behold I was eligible for Casino rates -- Hot Streak Bonus offer.  Comes with $500 USD on board credit.  The cruise itself only cost $974 Canadian for an inside or $1250 Canadian for a balcony (total for 3 guests).

 

Also include Drinks On Us for booze in the casino.

 

It seemed like a very good deal -- I couldn't believe it at first when I read over the specifics.  Is there anything else I should know about this deal?  Ironically I barely gamble anymore so I suspect this will be the last time I get offered a crazy casino deal like this.

 

Just posting as I haven't sailed with Carnival in 6 years and they were still offering casino rate.  I did do a Princess cruise in 2016 so maybe that kept my casino info active?

Don't know how important that $500. casino credit is for you, but $1000. for a 4 day inside sounds expensive!

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On 6/29/2019 at 2:29 PM, Wezzie & Mike said:

Going on our first "Ultra Cruise". 

Vista 11/09/2019 leaving Galvestion.

Any other gamblers booked from this board.

and yes I know about the Roll Call boards.

 

offer wasn't all that great

500 off cabin rates

250 OBC

DUI (casino only)

No Galveston, too far away for us, we got 2 Ultras on the Conquest out of Miami in Oct. scheduled!

The $500. off seems like a put on, I've checked some other cruise sites, and they gave out a price that just about matched Carnivals, the only thing different was the Casino Credit you got with Carnival.

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