CARNIVAL ENHANCES ‘FUN PASS’ ON-LINE PRE-CRUISE REGISTRATION SYSTEM, FURTHER EXPEDITING EMBARKATION PROCESS
MIAMI (February 13, 2008) – Carnival Cruise Lines has enhanced its “Fun Pass” on-line embarkation portal to allow guests the ability to register for the line’s shipboard credit card system and to electronically accept the Terms and Conditions of Passage prior to their cruise, thus further expediting the embarkation process.
Through the enhanced system, guests sailing with Carnival are now able to submit credit card information for their on-board “Sail & Sign” accounts via a secure encryption method and review/acknowledge the line’s ticket contract, both of which previously had to be completed manually during the check-in process at the cruise terminal. Another new feature enables Carnival’s guests to designate a responsible party and pre-register up to three cabins at the same time in one session.
Carnival’s on-line embarkation portal, located at carnival.com/mycruise, was launched in 2003 to comply with the data-gathering requirements of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). With “FunPass,” guests can register up to the day prior to sailing and are provided with a printable document allowing them to “fast track” through embarkation when they arrive at the cruise terminal.
“Currently, nearly 90 percent of all Carnival guests take advantage of the convenient on-line ‘Fun Pass’ system and these new enhancements will serve to further expedite the boarding process for embarking on their ‘Fun Ship’ cruise,” said Vicky Rey, Carnival’s vice president of reservations administration.
Carnival’s “FunPass” system is available in conjunction with departures on all 22 of the line’s ships which operate three- to 18-day voyages to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, the Panama Canal, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Europe, and South America.
For additional information on the enhanced “FunPass” system or on Carnival vacations, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com.
Carnival Cruise Lines, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is a proud member of the exclusive World’s Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises, and The Yachts of Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest, and a commitment to quality and value, our member lines appeal to a wide range of lifestyles and budgets. Together, we offer exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world’s most desirable destinations.