I went on a bunch of Carnival cruises before I heard of Faster to the Fun (FTTF), and I wish I knew about it sooner. I learned about it through the Facebook group for one of my past Carnival sailings.
Faster to the Fun is a charge per cabin that provides you with lots of perks, including priority security, check-in and boarding; first access to stateroom; priority luggage; dedicated phone number and line for guest services; priority dinner reservations; and debarkation choices.
My last cruise was boarding during a flash flood and Faster to the Fun came in really handy – my friend and I were soaked when we got to security and it was wonderful to zip right through and be able to get into our room right away, and then have our luggage (dry clothes!) there soon after.
But I always enjoy it and it’s so worth the price for what they give you.
You can book Faster to the Fun via Carnival.com Shore Excursions, and you’ll want to do it early because they only sell a limited number of them.
Faster to the Fun is open on sail dates through 2020 in the following home ports: Baltimore, Charleston, Fort Lauderdale, Galveston, Jacksonville, Long Beach, Miami, Mobile, New Orleans, New York, Port Canaveral, San Juan, Seattle, and Tampa.
Prices vary per ship and the price is per stateroom, so only one guest needs to purchase Faster to the Fun and all occupants in the stateroom receive the benefits.