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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Carnival program follows airlines' profitable path

Carnival Cruise Lines is taking a page from airlines’ playbooks with its “Faster to the Fun” pilot program.

The World’s Largest Cruise Line is testing the program on two ships at the end of the month. It’s a priority perks program and costs $49.95 per cabin. This fee qualifies everyone in the cabin for benefits that include priority dinner seating’s and ship to shore tender availability, a choice of early or late debarkation and express access to the ships’ guest-services desk.

Gosh I thought standing in line was one of the joys of a vacation at sea! What am I missing?