Have you ever booked with Carnival’s Early Saver rate? If you haven’t and you are a planner like myself, you probably should give it a look-see.
With Early Saver, you can book over a year in advance. If the price drops, Carnival will adjust your fare up until the final payment date. If the price drops after your final payment date, they will give you onboard credit. There are a few restrictions. I’ll give you the major ones. Click here to see all the terms and conditions.
The price drop only applies to your cruise fare. That means it does not include your taxes and port fees, insurance (if you purchase – and you should ALWAYS purchase), transfers, or prepaid gratuities.
The price drop is based on your cabin category. Cabin categories can be a little tricky and complicated, so let’s just say inside to inside, ocean view to ocean view and balcony to balcony. There are exceptions of course. But we’ll tackle that in-depth on another post.
You can’t downgrade.
It’s only available for bookings made in USD.
It does not apply to group rates, membership programs, charters, select promotional fares, travel agent rebates, or other travel agent promotions not offered by Carnival to the general public.
I book with Early Saver all the time, and usually only get a few bucks back. The good news about that is that I’ve usually gotten a really great rate on my cruise fare. You may even feel cheated by the fact that you don’t see any price drops, but that just means that you’ve paid the lowest fare. It’s a win-win in most cases.
Now, I’ve said all that to say, Carnival is having a sale with a reduced deposit! You can book Early Saver with just a $99 ($49.50 per person) deposit. Let me tell you what deposits normally are:
Cruise-To-Nowhere – $50 USD (non-refundable)
2 & 3 day – $100 USD
4 day – $150 USD
5 day – $200 USD
6 & 7 days – $250 USD
8 & 9 day – $300 USD
Alaska – $350 USD
10 Day or longer – $400 USD
Panama Canal cruises – $500 USD
Those are per person rates. So, if you were looking to cruise and just didn’t have that kinda cash to drop down for a deposit, today (and through January 31st) is your lucky day!
Click here for the sale!
Happy Cruising!! Maybe I’ll see you on the ship! 😄
Your Cruise Girl