MIAMI, Feb 13 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Carnival Cruise Lines has enhanced its Ã¢â‚¬Å“Fun PassÃ¢â‚¬Â on-line embarkation portal to allow guests the ability to register for the lineÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 Ã¢â‚¬Å“Sail & SignÃ¢â‚¬Â accounts via a secure encryption method and review/acknowledge the lineÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 CarnivalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s guests to designate a responsible party and pre-register up to three cabins at the same time in one session. CarnivalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s on-line embarkation portal, located at www.carnival.com/mycruise, was launched in 2003 to comply with the data-gathering requirements of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). With Ã¢â‚¬Å“FunPass,Ã¢â‚¬Â guests can register up to the day prior to sailing and are provided with a printable document allowing them to Ã¢â‚¬Å“fast trackÃ¢â‚¬Â through embarkation when they arrive at the cruise terminal.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Currently, nearly 90 percent of all Carnival guests take advantage of the convenient on-line Ã¢â‚¬ËœFun PassÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ system and these new enhancements will serve to further expedite the boarding process for embarking on their Ã¢â‚¬ËœFun ShipÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ cruise,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Vicky Rey, CarnivalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s vice president of reservations administration.
CarnivalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“FunPassÃ¢â‚¬Â system is available in conjunction with departures on all 22 of the lineÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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. For additional information on the enhanced Ã¢â‚¬Å“FunPassÃ¢â‚¬Â system or on Carnival vacations, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit www.carnival.com.