Carnival Cruise Lines has launched an on-board credit scheme that allows low spenders to make money from their cruise.
In an industry first, Carnival will give passengers any unused credit still in their account at the end of the cruise. On all other cruiselines, any unused credit goes back to the cruiseline when the passenger disembarks.
The onboard credit is available for passengers booking stateroom categories 4A to 11 on cruises departing from Florida or California home ports to the Caribbean, Bahamas or Mexico before May 10. Cruises have to be between May 24 and September 4.
Those on a three or four-day cruise will receive $100 per stateroom, passengers on a five-day sailing get $150, with $240 credit per stateroom for voyages of between six and eight days.
The money can be spent on drinks, spa treatments, in the speciality dining room or on shore excursions. Any that is left will be given to British passengers to take home in the form of cash.
Carnival Cruise Lines' UK managing director Lynn Narraway said: "The secret this year is to be creative. Most people will use all their credit but we will give them any cash that's left over. It's trying to get over the value message."
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