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A Veteran’s Day Promotion From Carnival

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Carnival Cruise Line has announced a promotion in honor of Veteran’s Day.  This is similar to a promotion the cruise line offered active and retired military personnel last Memorial Day.  You’ll find my post about the last promotion here.   The press release follows:

“In honor of Veteran’s Day, Carnival Cruise Line is offering a promotion throughout November that allows active and retired military personnel to book up to three “Fun Ship” staterooms at discounted rates for themselves and their friends and family members.

Reservations must be made between November 1-30, 2010, to qualify for this special offer, which is available in conjunction with a variety of three- to eight-day “Fun Ship” departures through April 30, 2012, including voyages to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico and Europe.

Rates start at $219 per person for three- and four-day cruises; $279 per person for five-day voyages; $399 per person for six-day departures; $449 per person for seven-day voyages; and $649 per person for eight-day sailings.  Also included are seven-day Europe voyages starting at $789 per person.

Voyages to the Caribbean, Bahamas and Mexico operate from 12 convenient North American homeports along the east and west coasts and Gulf of Mexico.  Europe cruises depart from Barcelona, Spain.

“Carnival has a long history of supporting our U.S. military personnel through special pricing and promotions and we are pleased to offer this program throughout November to demonstrate our appreciation to these most deserving individuals,” said Joni Rein, Carnival’s vice president of worldwide sales.

The promotion is valid for individual bookings only. Military personnel must provide proof of service. Eligible military personnel must sail to take advantage of this offer.  Certain other restrictions apply.”

I liked this idea in May and I like it now.  The men and women who have served or who are currently serving deserve our gratitude.  Well done, Carnival.

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Carnival Cruises Announces New Sale

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Carnival Cruise Line published details of their new sale in a press release today:

Press Release Source: Carnival Cruise Lines On Monday July 12, 2010, 11:07 am EDT

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” Carnival Cruise Lines is hosting its first-ever “1-2-3 Go! Sale” which combines three of the line’s most popular sales incentives – Cash Back of up to $160 per stateroom, best available upgrades and attractive “Fun Select” rates – to provide unprecedented value to consumers.

The promotion is available on a wide variety of three- to eight-day “Fun Ship” cruises departing from August 2010 through February 2011, including voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, and Hawaii.  Bookings must be made between July 12-30, 2010, to qualify.

The “1-2-3 Go! Sale’s” cash back option is provided in the form of a shipboard credit that can be redeemed once on board.  Guests will receive a shipboard credit of up to $80 per stateroom on three- to five-day cruises and up to $160 per stateroom on voyages of six days or longer.  The shipboard credit is automatically applied to guests’ on-board accounts when they board their cruise and can be redeemed toward a wide range of shipboard purchases.  Any unused funds at the end of the cruise will be returned to guests on debarkation day in the form of a check.

The best available upgrade feature applies to new individual bookings for categories 4A and higher. Upgrades are available within specific stateroom accommodation types (i.e., interior to interior, ocean view to ocean view, balcony to balcony). Guests are encouraged to book now to secure the best possible choice of staterooms.

The cash back and best available upgrade features must be combined with the line’s “Fun Select” rates to be eligible for this promotion.  With “Fun Select” rates, guests can select the stateroom of their choice based on deck, location and accommodation category.”‘

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