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Faster to the Fun (FTTF)

Published 03/11/2015 10:43 PM   |    Updated 02/09/2018 04:43 PM

Now you can maximize your fun vacation more fun with Carnival's Faster to the Fun (FTTF) package. Shore Excursions. Space is limited. Faster to the Fun is very popular and sells out quickly so we encourage you to check back in case of cancellations. 

Note: VIFP Platinum and Diamond members do not need to purchase this package as these and other benefits are included as part of Platinum and Diamond Club status.

Faster to the Fun is offered in the following home ports: Baltimore, Charleston, Fort Lauderdale, Galveston, Jacksonville, Long Beach, Miami, Mobile, New Orleans, New York, Port Canaveral, San Juan, Seattle and Tampa. 

Faster to the Fun is not offered on Carnival Journeys departures, nor on cruises from the following home ports: Honolulu, Norfolk, Vancouver and Europe. It will be offered on the Carnival Horizon starting with the 12/01/18 departure.

The price is per stateroom, so only one guest needs to purchase Faster to the Fun and all occupants in the stateroom receive the benefits. Prices are subject to change and may vary by ship. Faster to the Fun is subject to availability.

Prices Starting From
Per Stateroom

Cruise Durations

$49.95 USD

2 day and 3 day cruises

$49.95 USD

4 day cruises (excluding Carnival Liberty, Carnival Paradise, Carnival Triumph, Carnival Valor and Carnival Victory)

$59.95 USD

4 day cruises on Carnival Liberty, Carnival Paradise, Carnival Triumph,
Carnival Valor and Carnival Victory

$59.95 USD

5 day cruises on Carnival Sensation

$69.95 USD

5 day cruises (excluding Carnival Sensation)

$69.95 USD

6 day and 7 day cruises

$79.95 USD

8 day and longer cruises (excluding Carnival Journeys departures)

Here's what the program includes:

Priority Security, Check-in and Boarding
A dedicated security and check-in lane has been set aside for all Priority guests on embarkation day. FTTF guests will board after VIFP Diamond, Platinum and guests traveling in deluxe suite accommodations.  
Note: Only Diamond, Platinum and guests traveling in deluxe suite accommodations have access to the Captain’s Lounge.  

First Access to Stateroom
Your stateroom will be ready for you as soon as you board, so you can relax or freshen up for all the fun you are about to have.
Note: This is also a benefit for VIFP Diamond and Platinum guests.

Priority Luggage
While we process thousands of bags, FTTF luggage will receive priority delivery.
Note: This is also a benefit for VIFP Diamond and Platinum guests.

Guest Services
Quickly have any of your questions answered or requests addressed as you will have a dedicated phone extension and line at Guest Services.
Note: This is also a benefit for VIFP Diamond and Platinum guests.

Dining Reservations
Priority Dinner Time Assignment: FTTF guests will be cleared after VIFP Platinum guests. This benefit does not include specific time reservations for 'Your Time Dining'.
Note: VIFP Diamond guests and guests traveling in deluxe suite accommodations are guaranteed their dining in the Main Dining Room.

Tender Priority
You will have priority tender service from ship to shore (multiple departure times may be possible) so you can explore ashore as quickly as you want to. When ready to go ashore, if not on a Carnival shore excursion, present yourself at the Guest Services Desk.
Note: This is also a benefit for VIFP Diamond and Platinum guests and guests traveling in deluxe suite accommodations.

Debarkation Choices
When it’s time to say good bye, you may choose an early or late disembarkation time upon arrival to your homeport.
Note: This is also a benefit for VIFP Diamond and Platinum guests and guests traveling in deluxe suite accommodations.

Things to Remember

  • The FTTF price is not per person. One ticket per stateroom covers all occupants of the stateroom, so only one guest needs to purchase and all occupants receive the benefits. 
  • For guests sailing on multiple cruises back to back, FTTF must be purchased for each cruise in order to benefit from the program.
  • FTTF can only be purchased prior to the cruise; al a carte services cannot be purchased onboard. FTTF is now open on sail dates through 2018, where applicable. It will be offered on the Carnival Horizon starting with the 12/01/2018 departure. For 2019 sail dates, please check back in the Spring of 2018.
  • All FTTF guests must check-in online and select an Arrival Appointment.    
  • Guests who completed their Online Check-in prior to purchasing the FTTF package, will need to re-print their boarding pass and luggage tags so the FTTF stamp reflects on the documents.

A Few Facts on Faster to the Fun

  • VIFP Diamond and Platinum members and guests traveling in deluxe suite accommodations are the only guests to have access to the Captain’s Lounge at embarkation.   
  • Similar to airlines boarding first class and then elite frequent flyers, etc., we will start boarding with VIFP Diamond and Platinum members, followed by guests traveling in deluxe suite accommodations and then FTTF guests.
  • The number of people who may purchase the FTTF package will be capacity controlled based upon the number of VIFP Diamond and Platinum members booked on the sailing.

Embarkation and Departure

 Published 06/05/2015 12:56 PM   |    Updated 02/14/2018 10:51 AM

Guests must select their Arrival Appointment and complete their Online Check-in process no later than midnight prior to their sailing date.  

Please arrive promptly within your Arrival Appointment to reduce your wait time in line.

At check-in, you must present your boarding pass, picture ID, citizenship documents (including any necessary visas) and completed Health Questionnaire.

Guests who are scheduled to arrive at the terminal before 1:30 PM, usually check their bags with a porter so they can be free to enjoy lunch on Lido Deck before access to their stateroom is granted.

Checked baggage service is only available until 2 hours before the ship's published departure time. Guests arriving after this time will be responsible for taking their bags on board.  

If you are a Diamond, Platinum guest or have purchased Faster to the Fun, you may proceed to your stateroom as soon as you board.

Lunch is served on Lido Deck from boarding until the commencement of the safety briefing.    

All guests must be checked-in for final boarding 60 minutes prior to the published sailing time (printed in the cruise documents) or they will not be permitted to sail.

How to Get Your Boarding Pass

 Published 12/04/2015 11:28 AM   |    Updated 06/06/2017 05:28 PM

Guest are required to provide us with check-in information by completing their Online Check-in and select their Arrival Appointment no later than midnight (eastern time) prior to their sailing date.

In order to get your boarding pass, please follow these instructions:

  • Go to www.carnival.com
  • Select 'Organizer Access' at bottom of the page (under 'Already Booked' column)
  • Provide reservation number, guest last name with date of birth, ship and sail date
  • From 'My Cruise Manager' page please select 'Cruise Details'
  • Select 'Online Check-in' to complete registration (follow the prompts) from 'Select a Guest' or 'Get Started'
  • Answer Guest Information, Citizenship Information, Travel Information, set up the Onboard Expense Account and accept the Cruise Ticket Contract
  • Then select 'View Cruise Documents' (check all boxes please)
  • From E-Document, you may print your boarding pass (page one) and luggage tags (last page)
  • You can print your boarding pass if your booking is paid in full and Online Check-in is complete or incomplete. Click 'Print Documents' found in the 'To Do List Box' on the My Cruise Manager page.

Online Check-in ends at midnight (eastern time) prior to your sailing date; after that time you will have to check-in at the cruise terminal. You may also access your reservation through your carnival.com profile if you already have a profile. Please note you must add the reservation into your profile.  

On embarkation day, a boarding pass will be emailed to your email address that is linked to your reservation profile, whether Online Check-in has been completed or not. At embarkation, you may show your printed boarding pass or the boarding pass on your mobile phone.  

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  • Estacionamiento oficial de cruceros
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