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1 hour ago, jmb5081 said:

Good news! I was approved! However, if you saw what I had added above I almost had a snafu with it. Scott emailed me the other day asking about the $49.99 price I saw because it didn’t match what he was seeing online. When I went back to the website the price had gone up to $69.99 which was the same amount as Carnival. I let him know my suspicions, but also told him that I had found an identical trip elsewhere, and asked if it could be considered. I got the response back that we will be getting $21.99 each in OBC. I’m so happy! First time cruising and first attempt at a price match. Thank you all for your advice and tips! 😁 


was this the one you got approved?

 

https://www.discoverbelize.bz/tours/altun-ha-maya-ruins/

 

 

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3 hours ago, jmb5081 said:

Yes! That is the one that they approved. 🙂
As far as I can tell it is identical to the Carnival excursion with the addition that they provide water, and Carnival does not.


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Does anyone know how far in advance of a sailing a price match can be done? Amber Cove excursions are showing up for a May 2021 sailing. I’m interested in trying a price match for the Damajagua waterfalls excursion mentioned in the first post. 

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1 minute ago, j1d1 said:

Does anyone know how far in advance of a sailing a price match can be done? Amber Cove excursions are showing up for a May 2021 sailing. I’m interested in trying a price match for the Damajagua waterfalls excursion mentioned in the first post. 

As I’ve mentioned to others before your post I’m a little new, but thought I might try to help out.
I know the LATEST you can do the price match is 7 days before your cruise starts. To specifically answer your question, I haven’t seen any limit to how early you can price match. It seems that as long as you have bought the Carnival excursion, and filled out the form with the comparable excursion’s information that they will consider it. 
I hope this helps. 🙂

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15 hours ago, jmb5081 said:

Yes! That is the one that they approved. 🙂
As far as I can tell it is identical to the Carnival excursion with the addition that they provide water, and Carnival does not.

 

I'm assuming this is the carnival one you matched it with?

 

https://www.carnival.com/shore-excursions/belize/altun-ha-mayan-ruins-with-lunch-509048

 

 

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On ‎12‎/‎30‎/‎2019 at 10:15 AM, Saint Greg said:

I’m interested to know which carnival excursions you’ve successfully price matched and which excursion you’ve price matched them with. 
 

I’ll start

 

Lamanai Ruins in Belize last year

 

https://www.carnival.com/shore-excursions/belize/lamanai-mayan-ruins--river-boat-safari-with-lunch-509098

 

Carnival price: 124.99 (looks like they’ve lowered it 10 dollars since then)

partially price matched with this excursion and $32.99 OBC was issued.

 

https://belizecruiseexcursions.com/excursion/lamanai-belize-excursion-mayan-ruins/

 

 

Damajagua waterfalls in the Dominican Republic (Amber Cove) this month.

 

I didn’t do this one but others on my ship did. 

https://www.carnival.com/shore-excursions/amber-cove-dominican-republic/waterfalls-of-damajagua-adrenaline-adventure-445108

 

Carnival price:  $89.99

 

They price matched with this excursion and $33pp OBC issued.

https://www.shoreexcursioneer.com/amber-cove/damajagua-waterfalls.html

 

 

 

Thanks for this thread I just matched the Ambercove  waterfall excursion and got $23.10/person in OBC for my cruise.

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Bermuda

Ultimate Catamaran: Sail, Snorkel, Swim

carnival.com price: $95 adults, $80 children

Third party: $80 adults, $60 children

 

For 3 adults, 2 children, OBC = $93

 

Does this OBC show up in your cruise documents, and added to the OBC I got for booking? If so, how long will it take to show up there?  Thanks.

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1 hour ago, PrincessArlena'sDad said:

Bermuda

Ultimate Catamaran: Sail, Snorkel, Swim

carnival.com price: $95 adults, $80 children

Third party: $80 adults, $60 children

 

For 3 adults, 2 children, OBC = $93

 

Does this OBC show up in your cruise documents, and added to the OBC I got for booking? If so, how long will it take to show up there?  Thanks.

 

 Do you have a link to the third party excursion? How long did it take you to get approved? I don't remember if mine was on the documents before the cruise or  not. I did bring a copy of the letter with me in the event it wasn't on my account.

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1 hour ago, Saint Greg said:

 

 Do you have a link to the third party excursion? How long did it take you to get approved? I don't remember if mine was on the documents before the cruise or  not. I did bring a copy of the letter with me in the event it wasn't on my account.

Expedia and viatar both had it for $80/$60 under "Rising Son Catamaran Cruise and Snorkeling"

 

Same operator as Carnival.

 

I put in for it Sunday afternoon, and it came today.  So, 48 hours for a Sunday submittal.

 

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2 hours ago, PrincessArlena'sDad said:

Expedia and viatar both had it for $80/$60 under "Rising Son Catamaran Cruise and Snorkeling"

 

Same operator as Carnival.

 

I put in for it Sunday afternoon, and it came today.  So, 48 hours for a Sunday submittal.

 

 

So that'll be this one:

 

https://www.carnival.com/shore-excursions/bermuda/ultimate-catamaran-sail-snorkel-swim-421022

 

and one of these two:

 

https://www.viator.com/tours/Bermuda/Catamaran-Cruise-with-Snorkeling-Paddleboarding-and-Kayaking/d966-5478SON

 

https://www.expedia.com/things-to-do/rising-son-catamaran-cruise-snorkeling.a285025.activity-details

 

 

Got it.

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In case anyone is wondering, the credit for our price match is not showing in the OBC portion of the cruise documents.  However, in the pre-purchase section of the cruise documents, the excursions line item shows the adjusted amount (what I paid minus the OBC I'll be getting).

 

 

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33 minutes ago, PrincessArlena'sDad said:

In case anyone is wondering, the credit for our price match is not showing in the OBC portion of the cruise documents.  However, in the pre-purchase section of the cruise documents, the excursions line item shows the adjusted amount (what I paid minus the OBC I'll be getting).

 

 

 

Think I've got that going on as well. I price matched the cabo whale watching excursion and I never received an email from them but the price of the excursion has adjusted. I'm probably going to call just to make sure they have the OBC on my account since I don't have the email and it isn't showing in my documents.

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Has anyone found another vendor for this Belize Shore excursion:

" Spectacular Snorkel at Rendezvous Caye with Lunch"??

It's currently being offered for $80.99 per adult thru Carnival.

Also, has anyone done this excursion?  Any good?

TIA😻

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I booked this one in Cozumel-

 

It's $109/adult on the Carnival website:

https://www.carnival.com/shore-excursions/cozumel/elite-champagne-catamaran-sail--snorkel-304286

 

And It's $89/adult on Viator

https://www.viator.com/tours/Cozumel/Exclusive-Champagne-Catamaran-Sail-and-Snorkel/d632-72864P1

 

I just submitted it today after reading this thread. If they honor their "Low Price Guarantee," we will be refunded $44 to our OBC.

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On 2/15/2020 at 4:45 PM, Saint Greg said:

 

Think I've got that going on as well. I price matched the cabo whale watching excursion and I never received an email from them but the price of the excursion has adjusted. I'm probably going to call just to make sure they have the OBC on my account since I don't have the email and it isn't showing in my documents.


I called today. They said I was approved for $16.50 OBC which will show on my account when I board.

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On 2/16/2020 at 5:12 PM, lindsay0526 said:

I booked this one in Cozumel-

 

It's $109/adult on the Carnival website:

https://www.carnival.com/shore-excursions/cozumel/elite-champagne-catamaran-sail--snorkel-304286

 

And It's $89/adult on Viator

https://www.viator.com/tours/Cozumel/Exclusive-Champagne-Catamaran-Sail-and-Snorkel/d632-72864P1

 

I just submitted it today after reading this thread. If they honor their "Low Price Guarantee," we will be refunded $44 to our OBC.

I just got the email saying that they approved my request and our OBC will be credited $22 each ($44 total). Woot! Thanks for posting this thread or I would have never known about this! ❤️❤️

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I dont remember the numbers, but on our Fascination cruise a few years back I wanted to book a catamaran tour to swim with turtles etc, believe it was Tamiami. We dont generally do ship excursions but when I contacted the company, they were booked and had no openings. I looked and Carnival's tour looked the same so booked that one and filed for the price match and received it for all 6 of us.

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Posted (edited)

I price matched for our cruise in October. Total OBC is $113.26. We are getting $12.09 per adult ticket & $44.54 per child ticket. We booked the All Inclusive Outback Dominican Adventure thru Carnival & price matched to the Outback Experience Puerto Plata (basically the same company but this tour is for hotels/resorts in the area). I honestly didn’t know if they would accept it since it’s basically the same company. When you visit their site it even directs you to Carnival’s excursion site for Amber Cove tours. The reviews on Carnival’s site and a third party review site are awesome! We are excited!

 

We don’t normally do ship tours but since our kids will be with us & it’s our first time visiting Amber Cove we want the extra assurance of not being left. Plus none of the third party sites I found had tours we wanted or could do with the kids (ages 6&8). Our other ports are HMC & Grand Turk so we didn’t want to do a beach excursion or stay at the port pool in AC even though this tour does stop at a beach for a short period.
 

 

 

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24 minutes ago, vacationlover16 said:

I price matched for our cruise in October. Total OBC is $113.26. We are getting $12.09 per adult ticket & $44.54 per child ticket. We booked the All Inclusive Outback Dominican Adventure thru Carnival & price matched the same company that does the same tour for hotels. I honestly didn’t know if they would accept it since it’s basically the same company. When you visit their site it even directs you to Carnival’s excursion site for Amber Cove tours. The reviews on Carnival’s site and a third party review site are awesome! We are excited!

 

We don’t normally do ship tours but since our kids will be with us & it’s our first time visiting Amber Cove we want the extra assurance of not being left. Plus none of the third party sites I found had tours we wanted or could do with the kids (ages 6&8). Our other ports are HMC & Grand Turk so we didn’t want to do a beach excursion in AC even though this tour does stop at a beach for a short period.
 

 

 

 

 

Think I got it. That should be matching this one:

 

https://www.carnival.com/shore-excursions/amber-cove/outback-dominican-adventure-with-lunch-445023

 

with this one:

 

https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/outbackadventuresdr/items/118514/calendar/2020/03/?flow=119165&full-items=yes

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Saint Greg said:

You got it! We are pretty excited!

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