Cruise one time, what a lot of fun
Cruise two times, now you know whats going on
Cruise three times, you're an expert
Cruise four times, you start to look at different lines
That's right about where being a past guest on just about any cruise line has benefits that anount to something. Here are all the major cruise line's past guest programs and what they have to offer. Which one is the best? Hard to say. I sure wouldn't continue to cruise with a line I didn't like because of the past guest program but there are definite incentives if you stick with a line or cruise it frequently enough to make it past the first level.
Even More Reasons to Cruise
Cruising with Royal Caribbean International is truly a rewarding experience, especially when you're a member of the Crown & Anchor Society. The more you treat yourself to our amazing cruises, the more we reward you with benefits and extras. And now, with the launch of our Crown & Anchor Society Youth Program, the entire family can enjoy the rewards!
Receive an extra cruise credit when you purchase and sail in a suite (categories RS, OS, FS, GS, JS) for sailings beginning on or after January 1, 2004
Receive two cruise credits for a 12-night or longer cruise/cruisetour on or after January 1, 2003 ****
Crown & Anchor Society Desk for membership inquiries
Member section on our website
Youth Program Benefits
An Activity and Ultimate Value Booklet with special onboard savings
A fun commemorative gift
The same member status as the parent
Private departure lounge
Exclusive onboard event
Robes for use onboard
Priority check-in (where available)
Cruise Planning Benefits
Receive matching Captain's Club member recognition when you sail our sister line, Celebrity Cruises
A special number to call for pre-cruise benefits, (888) 437-1953 ***
Complimentary custom air fee ***
Special rates on balcony and suite staterooms ***
Premium Saving certificates online
Priority wait list for sold-out shore excursions/spa services
Concierge service on select ships +++
Priority departure from ship
Cruise Planning Benefits
Priority wait list for dining room seating ***
Personalized amenity delivered to your stateroom or dining room
Behind-the-scenes tours *****
Cruise Planning Benefits
Exclusive access to Loyalty Specialist for you or your travel agent
Preferred seating in main dining room
And more Cruise Planning Benefits
Diamond Plus membership card
Diamond Plus baggage tags
Diamond Plus lapel pin
Extra Diamond Plus benefits available after 49 and then 75 completed cruise credits
Special benefit available to those valued members who reach their 100th cruise credit
*Savings certificates to use in our spas, casinos, bars, and more - delivered first day of the cruise to your stateroom.
** Offered only on cruise vacations of 7 nights or longer.
*** In order to take advantage of these pre-cruise benefits, complimentary custom air fee, special rates on balcony and suite staterooms, and priority wait list for dining room seating, you must call (888) 437-1953 prior to your cruise. Complimentary custom air fee will only be waived once. For any additional changes made after the initial request, the normal custom air fee will be applied.
**** Earn one cruise credit for each completed sailing and an extra cruise credit when you purchase and sail in a suite (for sailings beginning on or after January 1, 2004) or when you sail on a 12-night or longer cruise/cruisetour (for sailings beginning on or after January 1, 2003).
***** Available only on cruise vacations of 5 nights or longer.
+++ After 5:00 PM, access to Concierge Club is limited to guests 18 and older. During other times, guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has the right to terminate the Crown & Anchor Society Program (“the Program”) or to change the Terms and Conditions of participation and benefits, in whole or in part; at any time without notice. Membership may be terminated at our sole discretion for anyone appearing to be utilizing the Program in a manner inconsistent with its terms, conditions, or intent To qualify as a Crown & Anchor Society member, you must have taken at least one eligible Royal Caribbean cruise. Program level accrual is based on the number of eligible cruise credits earned per individual. Guests are eligible for Gold membership in the Crown & Anchor Society after one cruise. After five cruise credits, they are eligible to become Platinum members. After ten or more cruise credits they are eligible to become Diamond members. And those who have taken twenty four or more cruise credits are eligible to become Diamond Plus members. Eligible cruises exclude all reduced cruise fare (e.g., employee/employee family rates, vendor rates, etc.) Group Charter/Incentives and other cruises as designated by Royal Caribbean at its sole discretion. All questions or disputes regarding the eligibility for the Program or provision of benefits will be resolved by Royal Caribbean at its sole discretion. Not all services can be provided on all Royal Caribbean ships. We shall not be liable for refunds or for damages resulting from failure to deliver such services. All Program discount coupons are subject to the Terms and Conditions stated herein on the discount coupons. Each Program member shall be responsible for advising the Crown & Anchor Society Desk of address changes, and we shall have no liability for misdirected mail, or any consequences thereof. Other terms and conditions apply. Offer void where prohibited by law.
Custom Air: Special Air Requests Royal Caribbean’s Custom Air Department can handle your special requests, including: booking guests wishing to travel together; booking premium class air seats on your preferred carrier; booking your preferred schedule and/or airline; extended stays or early/late flight schedules before or after your cruise vacation. Custom Air can handle air arrangements for gateways “not offered.” Custom Air also provides the value of airport transfers and baggage service (for day of sailing arrivals only), which is part of Royal Caribbean’s standard air program.The program maybe withdrawn at any time. Available to Platinum, Diamond and Diamond Plus Crown & Anchor members only. A valid Crown & Anchor Membership Number must be presented to the reservations agent when making your arrangements. Complimentary custom air fee will only be waived once. For any additional changes made after the initial request, the normal custom air fee will be applied. Custom Air allows you to plan your air schedule up to 11 months in advance of sailing. Custom Air requests can be booked up to 7 days prior to sailing for North American itineraries and 35 days prior to sailing for European and other international cruises. Any changes to a Custom Air request must be made through the Custom Air department and maybe subject to additional fees. Custom Air requests maybe done over the phone for both Individual and Group guests. The phone number is 888-437-1953. Custom Air requests may also he made through e-mail at email@example.com. Custom Air is open weekdays 9 am-8 pm EST and 9 am-5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Custom Air applicable to North American departure cities only. Royal Caribbean is not responsible for changes in airline schedules or flight numbers after tickets have been issued.Any additional cost; including penalties, will be at the guests expense. If you cancel your Air Arrangements, you may be subject to cancellation fees. Some countries require guests to pay an airport arrival or departure tax, which is not included in the guest air ticket.The guest is responsible for this tax.Air tickets may only be used in conjunction with a cruise package and are subject to RCCL’s cruise cancellation penalties. Custom Air obtains seat assignments at the time of booking, subject to the carrier’s availability. Otherwise, consult your travel agent for seating assignments. Guests purchasing Air Arrangements release Royal Caribbean from any and all claims for loss or damage to baggage or property, for personal injuries or death, or for loss from delay arising out of the acts, omissions or negligence of any independent contractors such as air carriers, hotels, restaurateurs, transportation providers or other providers of services or facilities offered in addition to the ship’s cruise vacation. The attention of the Air Arrangements guest is specifically directed to the Cruise Ticket Contract included as part of the cruise ticket Royal Caribbean, in arranging for the transportation of guests to and from the ship, does so with independent contractors and only as a convenience to the guests. Royal Caribbean is not responsible for incidents such as airline cancellations, reroutings, or any disruption of scheduled services or accommodations.
Special Rates on Balcony and Suite Staterooms Promotion may be redeemed at any travel agency, at time of booking, and is not transferable. This program is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Promotion is applicable to balcony and suite categories only and is available to Platinum, Diamond and Diamond Plus Crown & Anchor members only. The offer cannot be used with certain restricted fares and is not combinable with any other promotion or offer unless expressly stated therein.The offer value will be deducted from final payment upon review by Royal Caribbean International, to verify applicability. Discount applies on a per stateroom basis, double occupancy. Prices vary by ship and sailing dates and space is subject to availability at time of booking. A valid Crown & Anchor Membership Number must be presented to the reservations agent when making your arrangements. Please call or have your travel agent call our exclusive toll-free number 888-437-1953 to make arrangements.
Diamond Plus Special Amenity Diamond Plus members and their travel agents can contact a Loyalty Specialist within 14 days of their departure to select an amenity and arrange timing for delivery to either their stateroom or dining room by calling (800) 526-9723 and pressing 9 at any time during the greeting message. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. (ET).
Diamond Plus Behind-the-scenes tours
Offered only on cruises of 5 nights or longer. Royal Caribbean International reserves the right to cancel these tours (e.g. due to security concerns). In the event of cancellation, a notification will be sent.
Diamond Plus Access to Loyalty Specialists
Diamond Plus members and their travel agents can be transferred directly to a Loyalty Specialist for benefits and services by calling (800) 526-9723 and pressing 9 at any time during the greeting message. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. (ET).
Preferential Pricing Offers
Throughout the year, we specially select itineraries we know you love and will keep you informed of special offers and deals. You can tell us whether you would prefer to hear about these by mail, phone or email in your Member Profile .
Members only onboard Events As a member, you will be invited to exclusive events during your cruise with us. These are a great way to meet fellow members!!
Princess Passport Our special Princess Passports are another member exclusive, giving you a unique way to record your memories of treasured adventures.
Collectible Destination Stamps Every time you sail with us, we will give you a stamp depicting the destination you have traveled. The stamps are signed by the Captain and can be displayed in your Princess Passport.
We are committed to making your vacation experience with us a special one,- that is why, onboard every vessel, there is a Circle Host, - a representative of the Princess Captain’s Circle, ready to make sure that you receive all the benefits to which you are entitled.
Member Benefits Card
You have been issued a membership card which indicates your member status. This card should be kept handy at all times and your member number quoted when making a reservation. Providing this number guarantees that you will receive all the benefits to which you are entitled.
Princess Captain’s Circle Quarterly Magazine
Every three months, you will receive our Magazine, published exclusively for members of the Princess Captain’s Circle. As well as advance notification of promotions and new itineraries, you will be the first to hear about our new ships. We are also pleased to share behind the scenes information with you and feature your favorite Princess crew members,- taking a peak at what they like to do when they are back at home!
Princess Captain’s Circle Center Online
Once you register for the Circle Center, you will have access to extra benefits, including our Stand By Program. We will also feature regularly updated articles on the latest developments at Princess,-like new ships, itineraries and shows. Your Member Profile is also accessible through the Center and can be kept up to date to ensure that we are able to anticipate your every need. Tell us what you like, what you don’t like, and how you would like us to keep in touch with you!
Complimentary Cruise Atlas Every year you will automatically receive a copy of our Princess Cruise Atlas. With details on all itineraries and sailings for the year, you will be able to plan ahead easily!
Free upgrade to TravelCare Gold As a Platinum member, when you purchase our Standard Travel Care travel protection plan, we will automatically give you a free upgrade to the Gold package,- that’s double the cover - on us!
Preferred Check-In When you arrive at the port, don’t wait in line. If you are a Platinum member, you and your family or guests will be invited to use the Preferred Check-In desk to help expedite your embarkation.
Platinum Members Lounge In recognition of your loyalty, and to make your last morning with us more enjoyable, we invite Platinum members to use the Platinum Members Lounge, offering light refreshments and peace while you await disembarkation.
Complimentary Internet Packages Each Platinum Member will receive a credit towards the purchase of a package in our Internet Cafés.
$75 for voyages of 7 days or less (equivalent to 150 minute package)
$100 for voyages of 8-20 days (equivalent to 250 minute package)
$200 for voyages of 21 or more days (equivalent to two 250 minute packages)
You can use your credit towards a larger package if necessary, or enjoy all those minutes - compliments of the Princess Captain's Circle!
(Does not include wireless internet access; effective on voyages beginning on or after April 1, 2007)
Priority Tender Embarkation As a well-traveled guest with Princess, you have the opportunity to travel ashore quickly and without waiting in line. Simply present your Priority Tender Ticket directly at the gangway instead of waiting with other passengers in the lounge area. You will then join any remaining passengers and board the tender as soon as it is clear to embark.
Priority Disembarkation You'll be contacted towards the end of your cruise by the Circle Host to determine approximately what time would be most convenient for your disembarkation. If you'd like to linger onboard longer, we'll be more than happy to give you a later disembarkation group. If you'd like to be one of the first groups to disembark, we'll gladly accommodate - the choice is yours!
Shoe Polishing Service Your shoes will be polished upon request - this service is complimentary.
Complimentary Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services Upon request, your cabin steward will organize your laundry to be cleaned - compliments of Princess Captain’s Circle!
ELITE CABIN AMENITIES PACKAGE
Complimentary Mini Bar Set Up Your stateroom will receive one mini bar set up according to your personal preferences. If no preferences have been indicated in your Member Profile, the standard selection will be given. Drinks will be refilled upon request and you will only be charged for the additionally requested drinks consumed.
Deluxe Canapes Selection You may receive, upon request, a complimentary selection of deluxe canapés specially created by the Chef, delivered to your stateroom on formal night. This benefit can be ordered through room service and should be requested at least 6 hours prior to the desired delivery time.
Afternoon Tea Complimentary afternoon tea may be served in your stateroom, should you wish. You may request this via room service at least 6 hours prior to the desired delivery time.
Upgraded Bathroom Amenities Your stateroom bathroom will be stocked with the upgraded amenities reserved for Suite guests.
PREFERRED DISCOUNT PACKAGE
10% Boutique Discount Our Boutiques are second to none for choice and gift selection. Now, as an Elite Member, take advantage of a 10% discount storewide to buy those extra gifts for all your family back home! Your Cruise Card is your key to this wonderful benefit,- simply show it when you make any purchase, and our Boutique Staff will automatically deduct 10% from your purchase price.
Complimentary Wine Tasting Our Wine Tasting Events are popular and many of our members attend, so we have made arrangements to pick up the cover charge for you! Space is limited at these events so, should you wish to attend, you must confirm with the Circle Host who will contact you at the beginning of your cruise.
Celebrity Captains Club
With the privilege of Captain's Club membership comes a wealth of exclusive benefits. Outlined below are the three levels of membership: Classic, Select and Elite. Your level depends entirely on how many cruises you've taken. The more you sail with us, the more benefits you receive.
Captain's Club on Azamara Cruises
Learn about your benefits on Azamara Cruises by clicking here.
Select Member Benefits Includes all benefits of Classic membership, plus:
Chardonnay Blending Seminar
Priority Status for Shore Excursion Waitlist
Senior Officer's Cocktail party
Opportunity to enroll in Royal Caribbean's Crown & Anchor Society program at the Platinum Level
Plus all Classic Member Benefits
Elite Member Benefits Includes all benefits of Classic & Select membership, plus:
Complimentary use of Thalassotherapy Pool on Galaxy and Mercury
Private Shipboard Departure Lounge with Continental Breakfast
Priority Tender Service Priority Waitlist for Dining Room Seating
Opportunity to enroll in Royal Caribbean's Crown & Anchor Society program at the Diamond Level
Plus all Select and Classic Member Benefits
In addition to special pricing on many cruises, Mariner Society members receive special recognition and amenities while onboard, including a collectible gift and an invitation to the Mariner champagne reception hosted by the captain. At these celebrations members who have reached a cruising milestone are presented with an award signifying our appreciation of their ongoing loyalty.
Mariner Society Award Levels (effective as of 1/1/2000)
Blue cloisonné lapel pin
Red cloisonné lapel pin
Copper medallion & lapel pin
Silver medallion & lapel pin
Gold medallion & lapel pin
Platinum medallion & lapel pin
Alumni Program Award Levels (Awarded before 2000)
# OF CRUISES COMPLETED
Certificate & Lapel pin
# OF CRUISE DAYS
Silver Medallion, Certificate & Lapel Pin
Gold Medallion, Certificate & Lapel Pin
Platinum Medallion, Certificate & Lapel Pin
*To calculate cruise mileage, each day on a Holland America Line ship is equal to 350 miles