Military and Veterans who book a Carnival group cruise with Military Cruise Deals will get the best possible rate and most possible perks on ALL cabins booked in their group.
This is one of the reasons that Military Cruise Deals and Carnival are so affordable together, and such a great option for military and Veteran families.
Why should you use Military Cruise Deals to book your group cruise?
*We’ve been in business since 2001.
* We’ve received hundreds of 5-star reviews from military members who’ve booked cruises with us.
* We are well-known and respected by all the cruise lines.
* We are a no fee agency – meaning, we never charge any changes or cancellation fees like most travel agencies.
* We are cruise experts. We’ve been doing this a looooooong time, and we know everything about cruises.
* We are a family business, and owner-operated.
* We are available by phone and email 7 days a week! We respond to all queries almost instantly!
Have questions about a group cruise on Carnival?
We have all the answers! Keep reading!
What is the minimum number of cabins and people required to make the military and veteran groups on Carnival?
8 cabins with a minimum of 16 passengers.
What is the deposit schedule for military and veteran groups on Carnival? When is money due and how much?
$25 per person within 60 days of holding cabins.
The full deposit of $250 per person is due within 6 months of first deposit, and is subject to lesser time depending on departure date.
The Final payment is due at the normal final payment time: 2-5 day cruise 60 days before sailing, 6-9 day cruise: 75 days before sailing.
The group rate fare code available tends to be close in price to the Early Saver fare code, but unlike the Early Saver, it is fully refundable up to final payment.
If rates go up, the group rate stays the same. VIFP Casino offers are not combinable with groups. All other promos are combinable with groups (but not one another) including military.
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What are the benefits offered to military and veteran’s groups on Carnival?
A. Fun Points
B. Tour Conductor credit(s)
C. Our military discount
A. All About Fun Points for Groups on Carnival
The benefits or perks offered on Carnival group cruises are allocated based on something Carnival calls ‘fun points’, also know as ‘group amenity points’.
The amount of ‘fun points’ that your group cabins are entitled to depends on the cruise selected and the number of passengers in the group. The amount will be 0 to 4.
Once you have selected a specific sailing, and know what type of cabins your group wants, and how many in your group – we’ll look into Carnival’s system to see how many ‘fun points’ you’ll get.
These fun amenity points can be used to get onboard credit for each cabin in the group or various other gifts*.
Using the amenity points, your group may then choose ONE option:
a. either the onboard credit amount that applies for your sailing,
b. one of the other gift choices, *
Whatever you select then applies to all cabins in the group.
Here’s are some graphs, provided by Carnival, which show what your fun points can get for you, and how many fun point each gift costs, based on the length of the sailing.
Whatever you do, don’t show this to every member of your group, and ask them which they would prefer!!
Because everyone in the group has to have the same fun point benefit – they won’t all get their preference if they prefer different things. A leader of the group has to choose for everyone! Please…take our advice on this.
B. The Tour Conductor Credit(s) applied to Carnival Group Cruises
Each group will get one tour conductor credit per 8 cabins.
This tour conductor credit can be used to give 1 passenger a FREE cruise fare!
This credit begins applying once all 8 are booked and the amount of the tour conductor credit is based on average net fare code of the 8 cabins.
This means, if most of the cabins booked are inside cabins, the amount of the tour conductor credit will be one inside cruise fare.
They will still have to pay taxes and port charges though.
You could choose to distribute the amount of this free cruise fare to all passengers in the group, thus lowering everyone’s fare by a small amount.
But we recommend this credit be allocated to the person in your group who’s going through the most trouble to organize the group. Because, honestly folks, organizing a group takes a lot of work. Some groups especially are like herds of feral cats…getting them all going in the same direction is impossible.
C. Our military discount
In addition to all the group benefits provided by Carnival, any groups booked with Military Cruise Deals will receive an additional discount off the cruise fare. Thus, everyone in your group will PAY LESS than if they had booked directly with Carnival.
Want a group shore excursion exclusively for members of your group?
If your group has more than 50 guests, Carnival will customize group shore excursions for you as well.
Must be coordinated through the group event planning department.