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MIAMI — As a way to make cruising more inclusive, Carnival Cruise Line has partnered with Uplift to provide flexible pay-over-time options for its guests.

With Uplift, cruisers can budget for their trip by making low monthly payments for up to 24 months instead of paying for the entire cruise at time of booking. As such, guests can secure the ship, stateroom and itinerary of their choosing with a predetermined payment schedule and payment amounts.

Available through any travel agent, or via Carnival’s call centres, Uplift Pay Monthly can be currently used by U.S. residents for all of Carnival’s voyages. Canadian residents will soon be able to use the service soon, as well, says Carnival.

“Carnival is already the most affordable vacation in cruising, and with Uplift, guests can enjoy the vacation of a lifetime by spreading the cost of their trip into affordable monthly payments,” said Ken Tate, chief commercial officer for Carnival Cruise Line. “Uplift’s unique zero money down option with up to 24 set monthly payments and its pure focus on travel made Uplift a natural choice for Carnival to partner with.”

Uplift Pay Monthly seamlessly integrates into Carnival’s existing booking and payment processes, making it easy for guests to receive an instant decision. There are no prepayment penalties and guests clearly see the total cost of their trip at the time of booking, enabling them to easily budget for their dream cruise vacation.

Uplift President Rob Soderbery added: “Our mission is to make travel more accessible, affordable and rewarding for everyone. Travel has become a fundamental part of our lives, and today’s consumers rightly demand more flexibility. We are thrilled to partner with Carnival Cruise Line and help more people enjoy a dream vacation.”

Uplift first broke into the Canadian market earlier this year with the appointment of Denise Heffron as its Managing Director-Canada. Since its March launch in Canada, the tech startup has signed partnerships with, TravelBrands and itravel2000.