Carnival's Fly2Fun Air Program - Pre Booking Questions

Published 09/16/2015 03:34 PM   |    Updated 03/16/2017 10:26 AM


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What are the benefits of booking Carnivals new Fly2Fun Air Program?

There are several benefits to booking Carnival's Fly2Fun Program. Our new air program allows you to select flights from most major U.S, Canadian, Caribbean, Mexico and Central/South America airports.  We also provide flight protection in the event of airline flight cancellations or delays resulting from mechanicals or severe weather conditions.  Flight Protection provides security and reassurance to our guests who are traveling.

Another benefit is with our Flexible Fares, guests can defer payment of their airline ticket until cruise final payment and they can make changes to their reservation prior to 60 days of cruise departure without penalty.  This provides our guests extra flexibility to make changes* to their reservations and allows our guests additional time to pay off their remaining vacation balances.

* Note: Flexible or Restricted Fares do not allow name change.
Why do I need to call to make an air reservation?
At this time, online booking is not available. We did not want to delay the opportunity to offer our guests a competitive air product, which is why we are offering it via our contact center - call your travel agent or 1-800-CARNIVAL.
What are the differences between the Fly2Fun Air Program options: Restricted and Flexible?
The difference between Restricted Fares and Flexible Fares is that with Restricted Fares, airline ticket payment is required once the air reservation is made and tickets are non-refundable. Payment of Flexible Fares is due at time of cruise final payment and changes may be made prior to 60 days of cruise departure without penalty. Within 60 days of cruise departure, a $200 change fee will be applied plus any additional air costs.  Both air programs provide Flight Protection at no cost to you.  Name changes are not permitted on Flexible or Restricted Fares.
What is the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time?
Flight times vary based on sailing itinerary. Fly2Fun takes sailing information into consideration during the booking process.
Do I need to purchase a seat for my infant?
Fly2Fun guests who are travelling with an infant under 2 years of age must purchase a ticket if he/she will be occupying a seat. An infant traveling on the guest's lap may be subject to taxes and fees imposed by the government and airline.
Do all guests have to book the same fare type?
No. Fare types are at a guest level. One guest can purchase Flexible Fares while the other can purchase Restricted Fares.
Does Carnival provide transfers from the airport to the port?
Yes, Carnival offers transfer service between the airport and the port on embarkation and debarkation days. Transfers can be purchased on our website or by calling your travel agent or 1-800-CARNIVAL.
Can I get one-way air transportation?
One-way air transportation is only provided for guests who live in the city where the ship departs or arrives such as our Journey sailings or one-way sailings.
When is the latest that I can purchase air?
Fly2Fun can be purchased until 4 days prior to sailing.
If I have purchased VPP insurance and have to cancel, will our air be covered?
For specifics on insurance protection, please call 1-800-331-2796.
Can I fly in days before and or leave days after my cruise date?
Absolutely!  You get to choose the date before and after your cruise.
Can I select my own preferred airline?
Absolutely! You can select your preferred airline, travel dates, time and fare.
Can I book air for a back-to-back cruise?
Yes. We will gladly assist our guests with scheduling air on a back-to-back cruise. 
Can I reserve my seats or make special requests?
Seat assignments can be made for most airlines. For Jet Blue, Southwest, Airtran and Frontier, you will need to do this on their airline website or by calling them directly. Additional items that can be requested include Special Service Requests, Meals and Frequent Flyer options. Please note that although Carnival Cruise Line can pass requests for seat assignments, special meals and special assistance to the airlines, we cannot guarantee that all requests will be honored. For the best travel experience, we recommend that travel agents/guests contact the airline directly to confirm these requests.  
What if I want to purchase business or first class?
We would be happy to help you select from economy to first class.  Please let us know when inquiring about air so we can review what is available for your travel dates.
Since Carnival is no longer offering complimentary hotel stays, will one night pre hotels be available for purchase in North America?
Not at this time. In the future, we may consider offering pre and post hotel packages for our cruise departures out of North America. We do offer hotel packages for our Mediterranean sailings.
Can guests decline the air protection coverage offered when purchasing Fly2Fun?
Air protection is automatically included with our air program. It cannot be declined. This is a great bonus that we offer our guests.

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