For consumers seeking an affordable vacation getaway this fall, Carnival Cruise Lines is offering exceptional advance purchase Early Saver rates on a wide variety of three- to eight-day “Fun Ship” departures, with prices starting at just $209 per person. 

In addition to offering unprecedented value, Carnival’s Early Saver program offers the cruise industry’s most attractive rate protection feature that allows for a rate adjustment if a lower Carnival advertised rate becomes available after the booking is made.  Carnival will issue the price difference upon request in the form of a non-refundable shipboard credit.

The fall Early Saver promotional rates start at $209 per person for three- and four-day cruises; $279 per person for five-day voyages; $399 per person for six- and seven-day cruises; and $529 per person for eight-day departures.

 “Carnival’s Early Saver program provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get the best available rates on the widest choice of departure dates by booking early, along with the added benefit of the cruise industry’s best price guarantee,” said Gerry Cahill, Carnival president and CEO.

Early Saver rates are offered up to three months prior to sailing date for cruises of five days or less and up to five months prior to sailing date for longer length voyages, subject to availability.  Early Saver fares include all stateroom types, including suites.

 Early Saver fall rates listed above reflect category 4A (interior) accommodations on select sailings, are based on double occupancy and subject to change without notice.

 Carnival is the largest and most popular cruise line in the world, with 22 “Fun Ships” operating voyages ranging from three to 12 days in length to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, New England, Canada, Europe, and Bermuda.  The line currently has two 130,000-ton ships on order – Carnival Magic, set to debut in Europe May 1, 2011, and Carnival Breeze, scheduled to enter service in spring 2012.