Since being introduced, Carnival’s Faster to the Fun package has proven to be a big hit. It’s not hard to see why. For either $49.95 per cabin (NOT per person) if your cruise is shorter than 5 days or $59.95 if your cruise is 5 days or longer, you get some nice benefits that help you save time waiting in line on your cruise. Perks include:
- Priority security, check-in, and boarding
- First access to your stateroom
- Priority delivery of luggage to your cabin
- Dedicated guest services phone line and line at desk
- Priority dining reservations
- Priority tendering at ports
- Choice of debarkation time
As we said, the general consensus is that Faster to the Fun is well worth the price. Meanwhile, Carnival limits the number of people that can sign up for it each cruise to keep FTTF exclusive.
It’s basic economics that if there is strong demand for an item and limited supply, then you can expect the price to rise. That seems to be what is happening right now.
We ran across a post on Facebook of Carnival passengers questioning if the rates for Faster to the Fun had increased from their $50/$60 price points. It seems that some passengers are seeing rates up to $80 per cruise.
So we did some digging. Just a few days ago Carnival had extremely simple pricing of $49.95 or $59.95. Looking at the pricing now, however, they have raised prices on almost every cruise. The new pricing is much more complicated and now varies from $49.95 to $79.95.
If you are taking a cruise on Carnival now, here’s what you’ll pay going forward:
|Price Per Stateroom||Cruises|
|$39.95||Three-day cruises, excluding Carnival Liberty|
|$59.95||Three-day cruises on Carnival Liberty|
|$49.95||Four-day cruises on Carnival Imagination, Carnival Inspiration and Carnival Sensation|
|$59.95||Four-day cruises on Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Fantasy, Carnival Conquest|
|$69.95||Four-day cruises on Carnival Elation, Carnival Dream, Carnival Freedom, Carnival Glory, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Miracle, Carnival Paradise, Carnival Sunrise, Carnival Sunshine, Carnival Valor, and Carnival Vista|
|$59.95||Five-day cruises on Carnival Sensation|
|$79.95||Five-day cruises (excluding Carnival Sensation)|
|$89.95||Six-day cruises (excluding Carnival Horizon, and Carnival Panorama)|
|$109.95||Six-day cruises on Carnival Horizon and Carnival Panorama|
|$89.95||Seven-day cruises (excluding Carnival Horizon and Carnival Panorama)|
|$109.95||Seven-day cruises on Carnival Horizon and Carnival Panorama|
|$99.95||Eight-day (or longer) cruises (excluding Carnival Journeys and Carnival Horizon)|
|$119.95||Eight-day cruises on Carnival Horizon|
Will you still purchase FTTF for your cruise? Is it still worth it? Let us know in the comments below.