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.