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Carnival have made the news again - new Carnival vacation protection hit!

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Can you possibly believe - Carnival will refund you 110%, with added free air, ground transportation, hotels and onboard credit for future cruise! Just say you're not very happy with them within the 1st 24 hours! It is as simple as that!?!?! How they can afford it - I don't know!
read more about it here
http://www.carnival.com/about-carnival/vacation-guarantee.aspx
I learned about this so crazy Carnival vacation protection news from here
http://www.shipcruise.org/carnival-cruise-ship-news/
This is too risky, but it could also pay off - I guess Carnival cruise lines know well what they are doing! :)

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    Welllllll- you need to have a passport and be either American or Canadian; they are only really talking about to and from certain destinations; most ships depart late in the day and usually the next day is a sea day. So within 24 hours you are really not going to be anywhere but at sea, so you're at least stuck for another 10-18 hours.

    Then if you end up in a city say like Progreso, Mexico you need to be taken to Merida and flights are not plentiful, so you may have to stay over, then the airport hassle, then if you get the flight back and all the plane transfers to Houston and transportation to Galveston. Then there's the problem of the car. Because after all of this, your partner/s will probably be arriving the next day, and you have to foot the bill for the hotel for that night or if you live close come back the next day to pick them up.

    This is newsworthy and gets talked about, but it's like rebates. Sounds great when you buy a product but I believe it is a very low percentage of people actually remember to send in for the rebate.

    We just came back last week from a Carnival cruise, so were eligible. Unless the Carnival screen with the offer comes up, how else are you going to hear about it? So great news, but really feasible, probably in very, very few instances but maybe others have some ideas.

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    jan

    It seems to me like you're looking at half empty glass, not half full.

    For example:

    most ships depart late in the day and usually the next day is a sea day. So within 24 hours you are really not going to be anywhere but at sea, so you're at least stuck for another 10-18 hours.

    so? you get a 2 night cruise for free. I wouldn't do it with that thought, but if for whatever reason I was not happy with what's going on, I would.

    you need to have a passport

    I/we never travel internationally without one. YMMV

    Then if you end up in a city say like Progreso, Mexico you need to be taken to Merida and flights are not plentiful

    Just an assumption, but if the cruise line can't get you on a flight that day, they will probably cover the overnight stay as part of the guarantee.

    then if you get the flight back and all the plane transfers to Houston and transportation to Galveston. Then there's the problem of the car. Because after all of this, your partner/s will probably be arriving the next day, and you have to foot the bill for the hotel for that night or if you live close come back the next day to pick them up.

    Again, just an assumption, but if I'm with my partner/gf/wife, she will probably be coming back with me so no problems there. If there are friends involved we would informed them of our decision and allow them to make their own choice. If the car is ours and we get home before they return from the full cruise then they will have to deal with the return trip on their own, or we will have to deal with renting a car, or they can choose to leave with us. If we all live close to the cruise port then we would pick them up, so no issue there.

    Nothing negative about the gurantee. I agree with the OP, very nice, but not sure about the cost to Carnival.

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    I can't even picture my wife letting me take advantage of that offer - no matter how bad it is. I think it's more of a marketing gig than a serious offer.

    If I was a gamer (and wanted to go to Orlando), I'd book a cruise out of Baltimore with a first stop in Port Canaveral, planning to get off at the first stop. I would never do that, however, so Carnival doesn't have to worry about me.

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