I apologize for the delay. This is what I know so far:
Carnival Cruise Lines recently launched the new Cruise Cash
program, which allows guests to purchase shipboard credits in $25 increments up
to $100. Photo credits are available in $10 increments. The credits
are applied to guests’ Sail & Sign accounts. Currently, three types
of Cruise Cash are offered: 1) general/all-encompassing Cruise Cash which
can be used to offset any type of charge on a guest’s Sail & Sign account
2) Cruise Cash Bar which specifically earmarks the credit toward bar department
purchases and 3) Cruise Cash Photo which designates the credit specifically
toward photo department purchases.
The Cruise Cash program replaces the line’s previous coupon-based
program. Carnival will continue to honor previously purchased coupons through
Feb. 1, 2014.
new Cruise Cash program was developed based on feedback from guests who
requested a more convenient and user-friendly system. The previous
coupon-based system had many limitations, including
having a pre-set value of $5.75 per coupon, meaning that guests lost money when
they purchased items less than that amount or owed money for items that were
more than the coupon’s value. Additionally, coupons were distributed the
first night in the dining room and if the guest did not go to the dining room
that evening they would not receive their coupons until the next day.
Also, if guests lost or misplaced their coupons, there was no way to track and
The new Cruise Cash system addresses all of these concerns.
Once purchased, the credit is applied directly to the guest’s Sail & Sign
account thus eliminating the need for guests to carry the coupons; it
eliminates the potential for loss in value on smaller cost purchases; it
ensures that the credit is immediately available for use once purchased thus
not obligating guests to wait for the coupons to be delivered; and there is no
risk of losing the credit because of lost or misplaced paper.
Cruise Cash program is being introduced aboard the 24-ship Carnival fleet
beginning with this weekend’s departures. (Excludes the Carnival Spirit at this time)
Mischelle Beattie Manager - Online Community Carnival Cruise Lines