October 15, 2018
(1:50 p.m. EDT) -- Carnival Cruise Line has hiked the price of its popular Faster to the Fun program -- but only on its newest ship, Carnival Horizon.
Prices for the program on six-day sailings aboard Carnival Horizon have increased from $89.95 per stateroom to $109.95, while eight-day sailings will see a rate hike from $99.95 to $119.95 per stateroom.
The add-on program offers a number of increased perks for passengers on select sailings, including expedited security, check-in and embarkation; priority luggage delivery, dining reservations and tender services; and early stateroom access.
While the price hike places Carnival Horizon into a premium category for those looking to take advantage of the line's Faster to the Fun program, it does not impact any perks or arrangements for Carnival's VIFP Diamond and Platinum members. VIFP Diamond and Platinum members will still embark the vessel first and will have additional complimentary perks that go above and beyond Faster to the Fun.
Carnival's Faster to the Fun program is capacity-limited, meaning the line only sells a certain number of packages per voyage. Offered on most cruises departing from Baltimore, Charleston, Fort Lauderdale, Galveston, Jacksonville, Long Beach, Miami, Mobile, New Orleans, New York, Port Canaveral, San Juan, Seattle and Tampa, costs range from $49.95 per stateroom on three-day cruises (excluding those aboard Carnival Liberty) to $119.95 for eight-day cruises aboard Carnival Horizon.
--By Aaron Saunders, Cruise Critic Contributor