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Carnival cruise, anyone get one from MyVegas?

Discussion in 'MyVegas' started by rustytrombone1027, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. rustytrombone1027

    rustytrombone1027 Low-Roller

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    I was able to get a Carnival cruise reward today from MyVegas. I got a seven day Bahamas cruise out of Baltimore MD. Anyone ever get this? How much do they get you for taxes and port fees? Is there parking anywhere near the dock? Any info on anything (I've never been on a cruise)

    I had 4,200,000 LP, so it was a no brainer to get a free cruise for 1,500,000 LP.
     
  2. DonnyC

    DonnyC VIP Whale

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    I would also be interested in snagging the three Ward at some point, and would love to hear the answer to those questions!

    I would also have an additional question:

    since we will be travelling with their three-year-old who has screws to before and an infant who is never cruise before what would be the up charge to get a room category that can hold the four of us?
     
  3. azlefty

    azlefty High-Roller

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    Check the cruise critic forum and search for myvegas and Baltimore. I am sure people have asked and answered these questions there. Or post your own.
     
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  4. azlefty

    azlefty High-Roller

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    I have no idea about the incremental cost with points but when we have purchased cruises, kids are definitely not free, since the ship can carry a limited number of passengers and one infant in your room displaces an adult in another room. But they are charged as the third and fourth people in a room which is much less than person 1 or 2. Also unless they have recently changed policy, Carnival will not allow babies under 6 months, and the kids club takes kids 2 and above. I thought the best thing about a cruise is getting a night out every day of the week, so I enjoyed them a lot more after both of our kids were above 2.

    In any case: if it doesn't show the cost when booking with myvegas points, this sounds like a hard question. You may want check on the cruise critic forum to see if anyone already posted the question and answer, or post yourself if they haven't. Or call the agency that books the cruise on the phone, if anyone still does that. It's something you would want to know before cashing out your points.
     
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  5. ams722

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    I redeemed this same 7 day cruise back in November. I have not sailed yet, but these are the costs that I had to pay:

    Taxes & port fees - $125.25
    Upgrade to Balcony room (this is obviously optional, but I wanted it) - $160
    Gratuities - $90.65 (this can be paid in advance or onboard)
     
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  6. azlefty

    azlefty High-Roller

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    Never mind then.
     
  7. thegov2k2

    thegov2k2 Tourist

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    Are these now only visible to certain players? Have they disappeared entirely?
     
  8. donfairplay

    donfairplay Low-Roller

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    I think Carnival wised up and found out free cruises weren't that profitable.

    That said, I think Royal Caribbean and a few others came back and left, and then came back again. So they might come back.
     
  9. ams722

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    They come and go all the time.
     
  10. dede021

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    I have sailed on the Pride out of Baltimore twice and love the Pride. Would love to snag the free cruise offer. When it was 1st offered I didn't have enough points. Then when I did it was always sold out and then taken down. Now I need to build my points back up just in case. When I did the cruise we stayed at a nearby hotel with free parking and they shuttle you to the cruise terminal and pick you up. Doing this worked out well.
     
  11. Snickers

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    We did the cruise out of Long Beach in January and doing the mid week one in June. Even with fees a good deal. Got a good discount offer after for minimal casino play on board. The 10% off for Royal Carribean saved us a bunch both last fall and for the one scheduled for next March 2019.