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Future Carnival Vacation (FCV) Program




Also referred to as Future Cruise Certificate (FCC)



*** The original Future Carnival Vacation Program was discontinued on September 27, 2012 ***
*** All previously purchased certificates will be honored up until their expiration dates. ***


The 1st Promotion Option below is still being offered.
This promotion option requires you to book your future cruise while still onboard a current cruise.



The NEW modified program requires that guests book a future cruise while still onboard in order to receive the onboard credit (OBC). The program is fleetwide with the exception of the Carnival Victory, Carnival Imagination, Carnival Inspiration and Carnival Sensation. You make your booking through the Future Cruise Desk on board. The location of the Future Cruise Desk and the times it is open will vary from ship to ship. Call Guest Services or look in the Fun Times for the specific information that pertains to your ship.





1st Promotion Option


Guests who actually book a cruise while onboard will receive an onboard credit up to $200.00* per stateroom. The guest will also receive two vouchers they can give to Family and Friends to take advantage of the same onboard credit given to the host booking.


Onboard Credit Offer

  • $50.00 per stateroom on a 3/4/5 day cruise
  • $75.00 per stateroom on a 6-day cruise
  • $100.00 per stateroom on a 7-9 day cruise
  • $200.00 per stateroom on 12 day or longer cruises

    • Notes:

      • Single occupancy staterooms will receive 100% of the onboard credit. This is a recent change, it use to be 50%.
      • Don't know when or on what Carnival ship you want to cruise on next? Just book a date out as far in the future as possible while onboard, pay the deposit and you will have until 90 days from your final payment date to change to another cruise at any available fare and your on board credit will transfer to the new booking.

Terms and Condition for Guest Vouchers

  • The voucher will include an issuance date which will be the return date of the current cruise the host traveled on.
  • The recipient will have 60 days to book on the same future ship and sail date as the host in order to receive the on board credit.
  • The guest must complete the original voucher and it should be mailed to the following address via certified or registered mail at the time of booking, in accordance to the option date on the sailing.

    • Carnival Cruise Line
      Attn: Special Programs & Promotions MSGP-456S
      3655 NW 87th Ave
      Miami, Florida 33178


  • Photo copies will not be accepted.
  • The voucher is not combinable with Friends & Family rates, Interline rates, Travel Agent rates, or other restricted fares.

    • Note: The new booking will be made under the same profile as the current cruise booking. If the profile is a travel agency, a confirmation will be sent to the travel agency upon completion of the booking.





    2nd Promotion Option


    Carnival offers this promotion to guests that are not ready to commit on a particular ship and sail date. The guest can deposit $100.00 for their future cruise and receive a certificate for an onboard credit worth up to $200.00* per stateroom. Let it be known that it is Carnival's policy not to allow you to apply a certificate to a cruise you had already booked prior to purchasing the certificate. Other's have reported experiences contradictory to this policy.


    Onboard Credit Offer

    • $50.00 per stateroom on a 3/4/5 day cruise.
    • $75.00 per stateroom on a 6-day cruise.
    • $100.00 per stateroom on a 7-9 day cruise.
    • $200.00 per stateroom on 12 day or longer cruises.

      • Note: Single occupancy staterooms will receive 100% of the onboard credit. This is a recent change, it use to be 50%.


    Terms and Condition for the Certificate

    • Applicable to group bookings.
    • Deposit is fully refundable, however non-transferable.
    • Only one certificate will be applicable per stateroom.
    • You have 2 years to book your ship and sail date. You have 3 years to cruise.
    • The certificate is not combinable with Friends & Family rates, Interline rates, Travel Agent rates, or other restricted fares.

      • Note: If the current cruise booking was made under a travel agency profile, after the cruise, a fax/email letter will be sent to the travel agency advising that their client purchased a voucher for a future cruise.


    Booking Procedures

    • Book with your Travel Agent, online through Carnival or by calling Carnival. You can go through your Carnival Vacation Specialist (CVS) or Personal Vacation Planner (PVP) too.
    • Guests can book the best available fare including: Early Saver rates, Senior rates, Resident rates, Past Guest rates and Group Bookings.
    • The following promotions will be excluded: Friends & Family rates, Interline rates, Travel Agent rates, Welcome Home offer or restricted fares.
    • Applicable on all ships and sailings.
    • If you already have a booking you can redeem your certificate online at: http://www.carnival.com/cms/requestforms/futurevacationcert.html
    • If you have already paid your cruise in full, call to apply your certificate and they will offer you two options:
      • To apply the $100 certificate cost as an additional onboard credit.
      • Refund the $100 certificate cost back to your credit card. Be aware, it can take up to a week for it to be applied back to your card.

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