Carnival Cruises VIFP Players Club “Fun Match” Is Back: Get Complimentary Cruises & Other Benefits


Carnival Cruises has returned with their Fun Match program which is a status match campaign for members of competing land and sea based casino programs.

After submission of the existing membership card and current competing offers (if any) Carnival will send the applicant an offer that can include discounts, free play and in many cases even a free cruise.

Most of the big casino chain players clubs such as MGM Mlife and Caesars Rewards have partnered with cruise lines and frequently offer their members with status or playing activity free cruises.

Likewise the cruise lines themselves operate players clubs of their onboard casinos that often dole out offers for repeat cruises based on the gaming volume over the course of a particular cruise and with the cruise market hoping to make a comeback soon Carnival is now dipping into the market.

You can access Carnival’s VIFP Fun Match campaign here.

You may be eligible for great deals, including FREE or discounted cruises, FREE drinks and other benefits – when you complete your profile.


The procedure is to either sign up for the VIFP players club first or if you’re already a member you can use your existing login to submit your credentials of a competing program:

The only issue here is that even if you hold current status with a players club based on an extension they request that you upload the original card. Casinos usually don’t send these cards by mail but instead ask you to pick them up in person at the club booth. This means if you haven’t been to a casino in a long time and your current card is expired you might need to make a trip just to pick up a new card.

I submitted my MLife Noir card based on experience reports in some online groups I belong to that others with MLife Noir were offered a free cruise they used for Alaska. Unfortunately all I got in return from them was a $500 off cruise fare offer.

Let’s not sugarcoat it: Carnival Cruises isn’t exactly known for excellence in the cruise world. It’s mass market at cheap prices and the only way I’d go on a Carnival cruise is if it’d be entirely complimentary. And an Alaska cruise itinerary is the only one of their portfolio I’m interested in as. In my case it wasn’t meant to be though.

I still have two cruises booked with Celebrity for 2022 so no hard feelings, I’m looking forward to sail in the future again.


This is a good opportunity for members with existing players club status and offers from various programs to possible score a free or highly discounted Carnival cruise.

I have seen some attractive offers (if one doesn’t mind sailing on Carnival that is) all the way up to a free balcony cabin. Port taxes apply as usual when utilizing such offers. I wasn’t lucky with my own submission but maybe some of our readers have better luck.