Carnival Cruises is once again responding with generous offers to applicants for 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 may be eligible for great deals, including FREE or discounted cruises, FREE drinks and other benefits – when you complete your profile.
GET THE BIG DEAL WHEN YOU JOIN TODAY:
FREE DRINKS + FREE UPGRADES + $50 TO SPEND IN THE CASINO!
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 andWYNN Black based on experience reports in some online groups I belong to that others with similar tiers were offered a free cruise they used pretty nice trips.
I first submitted a match request in May but they didn’t send me an offer. This time around I got VERY lucky:
I checked a few itineraries and not each of them has a suite available (seems to be an availability issue, not a block) but other do including some nice trips in Scandinavia.
Let’s not talk around the hot topic: 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 or European 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 just completed my last Celebrity cruise I had booked for Alaska and moved back into 2021 but I really feel like I could go on a ship again if the procedures are right.
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. Even though I wasn’t lucky with my first submission this time around they even sent me a suite offer which I’ll definitely make use of.