It’s time to start the countdown for YOUR Carnival cruise. Whether this is your first or thirtieth Carnival cruise, you are sure to have FUN. Let’s make sure that you know everything you need to know to have an amazing vacation.
Step 1 – If you don’t already have a Carnival account, create one by visiting www.carnival.com and clicking on Create Account. After you have created your account, you can give your travel advisor this information and he/she can do the next steps for you or you can do them on your own. Once you or your travel advisor has linked your cruise, you will want to log back in to explore your cruise and the ship you will be sailing on.
Step 2 – Click on Manage and then My Booking
Step 3 – Enter your booking number that was supplied by your travel advisor and your last name, ship, and sailing date.
Your cruise is now linked to your account. From here you can explore your cruise. Your travel advisor is available to help you and provide guidance at any point. He/she can answer questions, recommend excursions, and help you with your online check in. When logged into your cruise, you will see the date that online check in is available.
Step 4 – Check in and Youth Program Registration (This saves you time on your sail day.)
Things you will need to complete this step:
-Credit Card you are using for onboard purchases
-Flight number if you are flying
-Passport number if you are traveling with a passport. Passports are not require, but are recommended. If you do not have a passport a birth certificate is required and a government issued ID for everyone over the age of 18.
Once you have gathered these items, click on Check in under Manage.
Preparing for your cruise!
Carnival cruises are known for FUN!
Plan your excursions:
Your Travel Advisor will be happy to help you select excursions at each of the ports you visit. You can view options through the cruise line by clicking on Shore Excursions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your Travel Advisor.
Order items for your room:
You may order water, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, flowers, gifts, and much more by visiting The Fun Shops online. It is cheaper to purchase these before your cruise than onboard. This is also something your Travel Advisor can do for you.
Spa/Specialty Restaurant Reservations:
You may make spa and specialty restaurant reservations before you even set sail. Ask your Travel Advisor if you need any help or would prefer he/she do it for you.
There are are a variety of options for internet while onboard including Social, Value, and Premium. Your Travel Advisor can help you select the best option. Pricing varies based on cruise.
Photo packages vary by cruise ship. Ask your Travel Advisor for more information.
There is TONS of food available on all Carnival ships. Pizza and ice cream are available 24 hours a day and various buffets are available during meal hours. Room service may be ordered 24 hours a day. Tips are appreciated. Most room service items are free, but there are a few on the menu in your stateroom that have a fee. The main dining room is available for your meal time (early, late, or your time) each evening and is also available for breakfast and lunch most days. Soft drinks and alcohol are available for an extra cost. You may purchase a Cheers (alcohol) or Bubbles (soft drink) package before your cruise or on the first day of sailing.
Do you want to board the ship early and have some special privileges?
Faster to the Fun can be purchased under shore excursions. The price varies and there is limited availability. These are the special privileges the VIFP Club Diamond and Platinum members receive.
Here’s what it includes:
Bypass lines and have exclusive security screening lanes for initial embarkation at onset of cruise.
Your stateroom will be ready as soon as you board, so you can relax or freshen up for the fun you’re about to have.
Your luggage will be expedited to your stateroom so you can unpack and get settled in for a great vacation!
You’ll have a dedicated phone number and line at Guest Services so you can quickly have your questions answered.
Priority Main Dining Room and Specialty Restaurant reservations (excluding Your Time Dining).
Priority Water Shuttle Boarding
We hope you take advantage of Carnival’s Excursions. If you choose to explore the destination on your own, you will have the option to choose a priority water shuttle from the ship to shore.
We’re always sad to see you go. But when your cruise is over, you may choose an early or late debarkation time upon arrival to your homeport.
- The price covers all occupants of the cabin so only 1 guest needs to purchase but all occupants receive the benefits. Must purchase one per stateroom when travelling companions (e.g. children and parents) are in separate staterooms.
- Please note, there is no specific “set” time, nor a specific arrival time required… once clearance is received from Customs to start boarding, Faster to the Fun guests will board after our VIFP Club Platinum & Diamond Guests.
- Space is Limited.
- After purchasing Faster to the Fun package, please remember to re-print your boarding documents so Faster to Fun reflects on your documents. Have FUN!