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3 minutes ago, Aplmac said:

 

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I sure hope whoever sent you their expired Carnival Mastercard has had the number changed by now! Otherwise a few thousand people now know her account number LOL!!!!

 

Seriously, I see the card above from 1998- can anyone tell me when they started issuing cards when you boarded?

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5 minutes ago, Shaded Lady said:

Seriously, I see the card above from 1998-

can anyone tell me when they started issuing cards when you boarded?

 

Earliest cruise card I know of is 1986 -July.

And he still has it! -Hope it's willed to me

 

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My first cruise was a Thanksgiving cruise in 1995 or 1996 on Jubilee.  I kept the paperwork but it is stored somewhere and I'm not sure of the year.  But when I called to book my Carnival cruise in December 2018, they either found my information in their computer or they were willing to accept what I was telling them on the phone.  either way, I got credit for the cruise without going through any hoops.

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We had no paperwork but I emailed this pic of us on our honeymoon on the Tropicale in 1985 and that was enough

 

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Garnett, thank you for explaining how I can go about finding if Carnival has given me all my credits up till now.

 

As for the cruise cards, I do have several of them in my picture albums with my pictures too. 🙂

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13 hours ago, Shaded Lady said:

Our first cruise was on the Carnivale in 1988... I don't even recall a card being given! I recall that we had a room key. Am I misremembering and they did provide a card back then? I know that we paid cash for a lot of stuff back then so all charges going to the S&S card started at some point after that!

 

We didn't have a card...everything was cash while onboard back then...and they gave us a conventional key for our stateroom.

 

I remember having to take $100s in American Express Travelers Checks back then just so we wouldn't have to risk carrying so much cash on us.

 

Garnett

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We got credit for cruises on the Carnivale, Jubilee, Holiday and Ecstasy between 1987 and 1993 because I saved everything.  They accepted boarding photos, photos with Captains and photos taken at the gangway in the ports along with copies of the Carnival Capers and what passed for a Sail and Sign card for each cruise.  John Heald provided me with the contact information for the person to send them to (pre scanners), so I mailed everything off to Miami.  A few weeks later I received everything back in the mail and our cruise records were updated accordingly.  

 

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On 8/30/2019 at 6:35 PM, VentureMan_2000 said:

Well, it should be easy as I'm sure it was one of the Holiday class ships back in 1991,  My 1987 cruse was on the Jubilee... Carnival sold it in 2004.

What ship did you cruise on, in 1991 ?

 

It was actually the Tropicale, I had my wires crossed when I posted and realized it when I found our official photo.  All these years I thought it was the Carnivale but it turned out to be the Tropicale.  My apologies to all on this post.

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Would love to see SCANS of any really-early Carnival Cruises cards

or what passed for cards in those days, pre-1990!


This is history, people. Start recording history!

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On 8/31/2019 at 5:45 AM, RWolver672 said:

It's interesting that in our Cruise history, it lists in detail all of our cruises from 2000 on.  The one we took in 1999 is only listed as " 1 Cruises" and  7 VIFP Points.  It doesn't even have the year.

I have the same problem.  Actually, before they went to the VIFP thing, it was listed with folio and everything.  When they changed the format I just get 1 Cruise 1999.  I still have the cruise photos and card.  Of course, my other 18 cruises are listed properly.  EM

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Does anyone think, based on their own similar experience, I have a chance at claiming my cruise credit nights at sea for Southampton, UK to New York in May 1967 on Cunard's Queen Elizabeth?  Today, Cunard is owned by Carnival.   

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46 minutes ago, Out of Iowa said:

Does anyone think, based on their own similar experience, I have a chance at claiming my cruise credit nights at sea for Southampton, UK to New York in May 1967 on Cunard's Queen Elizabeth?  Today, Cunard is owned by Carnival.   

 

Unfortunately, the lines are operated independently of each other...and whatever days you acquired on a sister line (Cunard, Costa, Princess, etc.) do not apply to Carnival.  Hence, the days you spent on Cunard can't be applied to your VIFP day account on Carnival.

 

Garnett

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Hats off to Carnival. Once I sent in the formal photo they credited the cruise within 5 days of requesting credit. Impressive and am grateful. 

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We sailed Carnival over 20 years ago and they still had us on record when we booked

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I got credit for my wife and my first cruise in 1997 for our Honeymoon.  I didn't need anything other than to know approximately when we sailed.  I thought it was fantasy a little over a week after our wedding.  The rep looked it up and found them almost immediately, and then gave us our vifp numbers to use on our second carnival cruise (still upcoming in 2020).

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On 8/31/2019 at 11:18 AM, Aplmac said:

 

You never saved your cruise cards? They take up too much space?  lol

 

You must have had one of these designs shown below.

 

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WOW... I still have all my cards also. 46 of them... 3 cruises we had keys. First card was in 1995 for me. About to sail my Milestone 50 on Sunrise in 3 days.

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On 8/31/2019 at 11:18 AM, Aplmac said:

 

You never saved your cruise cards? They take up too much space?  lol

 

You must have had one of these designs shown below.

 

BlueCards-926.jpg

WOW... I still have all my cards also. 46 of them... 3 cruises we had keys. First card was in 1995 for me. About to sail my Milestone 50 on Sunrise in 3 days.

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duplicate please delete

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On 8/31/2019 at 11:18 AM, Aplmac said:

 

You never saved your cruise cards? They take up too much space?  lol

 

You must have had one of these designs shown below.

 

BlueCards-926.jpg

WOW... I still have all my cards also. 46 of them... 3 cruises we had keys. First card was in 1995 for me. About to sail my Milestone 50 on Sunrise in 3 days.

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4 minutes ago, carnival princess said:

WOW... I still have all my cards also. 46 of them...

3 cruises we had keys. First card was in 1995 for me. 

About to sail my Milestone 50 on Sunrise in 3 days. ===> Well done!

 

Thank you for saving your cards!

Every one of my cruise cards represents a great week/cruise of my life!

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Well I just went and check to see if Carnival had all the cruises I had done down through the years, as well as other cruise lines, and they did. 🙂 Once gain, Garnett, thank you for your help in me finding out how to look this up. 🙂 I didn't realize I have taken 19 cruises so far, as I have been saying 15, but I was close.

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1 hour ago, beshears said:

Well I just went and check to see if Carnival had all the cruises I had done down through the years, as well as other cruise lines, and they did. 🙂 Once gain, Garnett, thank you for your help in me finding out how to look this up. 🙂 I didn't realize I have taken 19 cruises so far, as I have been saying 15, but I was close.

 

Glad to help! 🙂

 

Garnett

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On 8/31/2019 at 9:09 PM, pinto18 said:

Dang we were young...

 Pinto, what's the hair situation these days!!! 🤣

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