DRich
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November 5th, 2021 at 9:19:27 AM permalink
Does anyone know how Carnival is awarding slot club points now? I keep getting emails that say earn 20,000 points and get $5,000 cash.
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JohnnyQ
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November 5th, 2021 at 11:06:07 AM permalink
I was on a Carnival Cruise earlier this year, but I don't know how much coin-in it took to earn a point. I do recall asking that question but the casino staff was pretty clueless about it.

But I do remember that I thought it took a LOT of play just to earn free drinks in the casino, so I can imagine it would be pretty difficult to get enough points for $ 5,000 in cash !

Carnival is sending me lots of deep-discounted cruise offers, and they usually include "Free Drinks while in the Casino". Woot woot.
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November 5th, 2021 at 3:50:55 PM permalink
I think I read somewhere that $5 coin-in equals one point on Carnival. I have no idea how they calculate points on table games.

I was on the Carnival magic last month. Over a 4 day cruise, I earned just over 3,000 points. 20k would either need to be a really long cruise, or you would have to be putting in a lot more action than I was. I played mostly 10c/25c 3-play UX.

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Carnival is sending me lots of deep-discounted cruise offers, and they usually include "Free Drinks while in the Casino". Woot woot.

I've been getting a lot of similar offers as well. Since Covid, they have been getting even better. I already have 3 cruises booked in the next 10 months, all free** with the free drinks and a little free play money thrown in.

** -- Free means I pay $200 for the cabin, but I get $200 onboard credit (which can be loaded onto a slot in the casino with no charge). I also have to pay the port charges, taxes, and gratuities.

They just sent me an offer for a "free" Premier cruise, but I have no more vacation time to use it!
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November 13th, 2021 at 9:10:24 AM permalink
Quote: Joeman

I think I read somewhere that $5 coin-in equals one point on Carnival. I have no idea how they calculate points on table games.

I was on the Carnival magic last month. Over a 4 day cruise, I earned just over 3,000 points. 20k would either need to be a really long cruise, or you would have to be putting in a lot more action than I was. I played mostly 10c/25c 3-play UX.

Quote: JohnnyQ

Carnival is sending me lots of deep-discounted cruise offers, and they usually include "Free Drinks while in the Casino". Woot woot.

I've been getting a lot of similar offers as well. Since Covid, they have been getting even better. I already have 3 cruises booked in the next 10 months, all free** with the free drinks and a little free play money thrown in.

** -- Free means I pay $200 for the cabin, but I get $200 onboard credit (which can be loaded onto a slot in the casino with no charge). I also have to pay the port charges, taxes, and gratuities.

They just sent me an offer for a "free" Premier cruise, but I have no more vacation time to use it!
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Not to hijack - but how was the Carnival Magic cruise in the era of Covid?

Iím itching to go on another cruise soon. The best offer I have is for like $50 for a balcony room on Carnival Breeze out of Galveston.
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November 13th, 2021 at 6:14:38 PM permalink
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Does anyone know how Carnival is awarding slot club points now? I keep getting emails that say earn 20,000 points and get $5,000 cash.
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I was on a cruise a few weeks ago. You get 1 point for every $2.50 coin in on slots, not sure about video poker. Table games are anyones guess and if you ask, they dont know either (or wont tell)
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November 14th, 2021 at 5:47:51 AM permalink
Quote: ams288

Not to hijack - but how was the Carnival Magic cruise in the era of Covid?

On board, it's almost the same as pre-Covid, except you have to mask up whenever you are indoors. They still have plenty of activities. I also don't think the boat was near capacity -- lots of empty tables in the MDR, and no problems finding a seat at a table or machine in the casino.

The biggest change I noticed was boarding. The last couple of cruises pre-Covid, we basically walked right onto the boat. We were onboard within 10-15 minutes of parking at the terminal (arriving within your boarding time window was the key to this). On this cruise, we were in line some 25 minutes before we even got to security. We were there in our time window, but that didn't seem to help. Outside the terminal, the general boarding line was shorter than the appointment boarding line. We guessed that once inside the terminal, the general line would prove to be longer, but no, the two lines came together immediately inside.

There was also no priority boarding (for Platinum level or above, which I am not, or is a perk for some offers, which I have had before, but not this time). Instead of priority boarding, that area was being used for Covid screening for those who either didn't have a negative test report at boarding, or had a vaccine exemption.
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