Latitudes Rewards is the loyalty program of Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL). According to NCL, “Latitudes Rewards is our way of saying thank you to our most loyal guests. Members enjoy exclusive onboard benefits, special offers and so much more.” And Latitudes Rewards is rewarding for sure!
Latitudes Rewards is a points based program where one cruise night = one point. The more you cruise, the more points you earn, and the higher you climb on the Latitudes Rewards elite status ladder. Latitudes Rewards offers four tiers of elite status that offer progressively increasing rewards for your loyalty to the cruise line.
In addition to the standard one night = one point formula, NCL offers multiple opportunities to earn bonus points to boost your elite status more quickly including:
- Earn one additional bonus point if you are booked in a suite* or The Haven.
- Earn one additional bonus point per night when booking nine months in advance.
- Earn one additional bonus point per night when booking a Latitudes Rewards Insider Offer.
Guests who achieve 250, 500, 700, and 1,000 point milestones will receive special gifts for their loyalty.
All tiers receive a package of basic benefits including monthly Insider Offers, Priority Check-in, a 10% discount at the duty free shop on NCL logo merchandise, and a discount on internet with an internet package purchase (15 free minutes with a 100 minute internet package purchase, 30 free minutes with a 250 minute package purchase). Like all programs, the benefits become more attractive as you climb the status ladder.
Silver and higher guests receive a progressively generous discount on spa services, which are typically among the most expensive “cruise enhancements” purchased on board. The discount is 15% for Silver members, 20% for Gold members, and 25% for top tier Platinum members. Other benefits for Silver level and higher members include photo discounts, evening chocolates, invitations to an onboard event with ship’s officers. Gold and Platinum members receive priority tender tickets (potentially a big time-saver), welcome gifts, laundry services (25% discount for Gold, complimentary for Platinum), priority disembarkation.
Top tier Platinum members, receive enhanced benefits befitting guests who have cruised the most with NCL. These include concierge services, complimentary dinner for two at Le Bistro (NCL’s popular French restaurant), complimentary sparkling wine for the stateroom, and behind the scenes ship tours. All of the program’s benefits can be reviewed in greater detail at the Latitudes Rewards website or by clicking the image below.
NCL Latitudes Rewards is a reasonable loyalty program with four easy to understand elite tiers. With multiple opportunities to earn bonus points, you will climb the status ladder with NCL in no time. There are some attractive benefits like spa discounts and complimentary laundry (one time) for top tier elites, along with a complimentary specialty dinner for two at NCL’s popular Le Bistro. The biggest weakness in the program is the internet benefit. While some discount is better than none, other lines offer better discounts or even complimentary internet for top tier loyalty program members. Setting sail on an NCL cruise soon? Join Latitudes Rewards.