In recognition of National Cruise Vacation Week, Carnival Cruise Lines is offering a special promotion offering “cash back” of up to $300 per stateroom for bookings made October 17-23, 2011.

The promotion is available in conjunction with a wide range of three- to 12-day “Fun Ship” departures through December 2012.

Guests sailing on three- and four-day cruises will receive up to $50 cash back per stateroom; for five-day departures, up to $100 per stateroom; and for six- to nine-day voyages up to $150 per stateroom.  Guests will also receive up to $300 per stateroom for 12-day Europe cruises.

“We’re celebrating the incredible value of a Carnival cruise during this week-long event by giving even more added value to our guests who book during this time period,” said Joni Rein, vice president of worldwide sales for Carnival Cruise Lines. “Most importantly, we hope this gives our valued travel partners, who are so key to our business, an added sales boost surrounding the event.”

The promotion applies to Fun Select rates and is capacity controlled.  The cash back is provided in the form of a shipboard credit that can be redeemed once on board. The shipboard credit is automatically applied to guests’ on-board accounts when they board their cruise and can be redeemed toward a wide range of shipboard purchases.  Any unused funds at the end of the cruise will be returned to guests on debarkation day in the form of a check.

Carnival is “The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line®,” with 23 “Fun Ships” operating three- to 16-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Panama Canal, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Europe, the Pacific Islands and New Zealand.  In addition to the 130,000-ton Carnival Magic, which debuted in Europe May 1, 2011, the new 130,000-ton Carnival Breeze is scheduled to enter service June 3, 2012.

Travel partners may find additional information and assistance on selling Carnival, including the line’s new Travel Partner Toolbox resource, at


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