Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox
Cruise News
Home > Cruise News Archive > Carnival Axes Future Cruise Certificates
Date Published: September 13, 2012
More current news for Carnival Cruise Lines:
Carnival Cruise Lines Intros Steakhouse Dishes in Main Dining Room
Carnival Cruise Lines Renews Satisfaction Guarantee Through 2015

Carnival Cruise Lines Profile and Reviews
Latest Cruise News Headlines
Carnival Axes Future Cruise Certificates
(11:50 a.m. EDT) -- Starting September 27, Carnival passengers will no longer be able to purchase cruise certificates good toward the purchase of future cruises while onboard ships. Existing certificates will be honored through their printed expiration dates.

According to a document on GoCCL, the travel agent section of Carnival's Web site, the certificates – officially called the Future Carnival Vacations Program – underperformed economically, and, after "careful consideration," the cruise line decided to eliminate the program.

Cruise Critic first learned the line would discontinue the program from reader Elaine515 who posted "It's official… no more fcc."

Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen told Cruise Critic that although the certificate program, implemented in 2008, is being discontinued, passengers will still be able to make confirmed bookings while onboard select ships. Future bookings made onboard will still qualify for up to $200 per cabin in onboard credit on their next cruises.

Those sailing on Carnival Imagination, Carnival Inspiration, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Spirit and Carnival Victory will be out of luck as those ships don't feature Future Carnival Vacations desks.

--by Dori Saltzman, News Editor



Cruise News Headlines
More Carnival Cruise Lines News
Carnival Cruise Lines Reviews
Carnival Cruise Lines Deals

About UsAdvertisingEditorial DisclaimerPress
PrivacySite MapStoreSubscribe
X

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.

We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.