Carnival Cruise Loyalty Program

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Carnival Cruise Loyalty Program Level

  1. Blue: First sailing

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  2. Red: 2nd sailing – 24 points

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  3. Gold: 25–74 Points

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  4. Platinum: 75–199 Points

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  5. Diamond: 200+ Points

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  1. vickers

    vickers Gold Member

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    Cruise Loyalty Programs are new to me, although there are some promising benefits the higher you climb up the ladder, particularly starting at the Platinum level.

    What I really like about the program is that earning is straightforward (1 point per 1 cruise day) and everyone in the cabin earns "points" towards the next level.

    http://www.carnival.com/loyalty/benefits.aspx

    So, what's the highest level you have achieved with Carnival, and what do you think about the benefits you receive?
     
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  2. Zomby Woof

    Zomby Woof Silver Member

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    I don't have any level with Carnival but I am 3 Stars with Holland and Gold with Cunard two of its sister brands. Carnival has a good shareholder benefit. Own at least 100 shares and get additional shipboard credit on top of an other credit the Carnival brands offer. If you've been in the military, Princess and Cunard offer additional shipboard credit which is combinable with the shareholder credit.
     
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    Mapsmith Gold Member

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    Like all other loyalty programs, Carnival's has undergone some "enhancements" that may or may not actually be good. We are currently at 59 days making us Gold. January Cruise is 11 days so we will then be only 5 away from Platinum.

    Most used benefits from what I have read.
    Platinum. Free laundry at least once during the cruise.
    Platinum and Diamond get a Past Guest party with free drinks and nosh. (used to be anyone Gold or above, but on our last cruise, they had 2100 past guests out of 2900 passengers, and just could not find enough room.) Cost saving. Plat & Diamond are usually approximately 8-10% of the passengers on a normal cruise.
    Milestone Cruises. Give you an automatic 25% off your next cruise after 25 cruises/100 days, 50% after 50 cruises, 75% after 75 cruises and 100% after 100 cruises.

    I haven't done anything about it but if you gamble enough, the Ocean Players Club is worthwhile. But it appears that you have to do a lot of gambling to get anything. Unlike shore based Casinos, you have to actually spend a lot of time in the casino to get to the point where you get free drinks. Usually your play has to reach 2500-5000 points. (not this is play not actually the amount you gamble) to get the Drinks on Us Card. But the OCP does have some really good Cruise fares that show up. Usually things like an inside cabin for $100 on your choice of cabins and you have to pay port fees. or Free and the ability to upgrade to even the owners suite for a charge.

    The best source is Cruise Critic . Com. But sometimes the people on there are like the ones on FT in that they treat someone asking a question as
     
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    swazzie Silver Member

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    I'm Red with Carnival with only one cruise with them under my belt. The only benefit I've realized so far is the past passenger discount, which don't seem to be much lower than new passenger prices. Although I had a great first cruise with them, I'm not jumping up and down to cruise with them again (unless I'm randomly targeted for a free cruise :D). I prefer Princess and their loyalty program for myself and will try another line for my next family cruise.
     
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    daninstl Gold Member

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    I have Gold with Carnival and I think Silver or Gold on MSC. Most of these aren't worth a lot but can make a difference once you get into the higher levels. Mostly in how you are treated, not so much on upgrades and free stuff like airlines do. Cruise Critic has a fairly good breakdown on these.
     
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    Mapsmith Gold Member

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    I find the best is to get a decent Cruise Travel Agent. Not an online agent but an actual Flesh and Blood that has an office. Seems like I finally found one after about 20 years of doing it myself. So Far, he has booked our anniversary cruise in January (with a small amount of On Board Credit) and has found two price drops, with the second with even more On Board Credit. Seems like the best price I could get from Carnival and most on line Travel agents was about $1500 without OBC. My new TA has gotten that down to $1225 with about $350 in OBC. Even Carnival requires you to "discover" price drops and apply to get them. Having a real TA really helps. If anyone wants his name, PM me and I will give it to him. (Hey if he gets enough business from my referrals he may even give me some more benefits.)
     
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    as more you will pay as much you will recieve.
     
  8. BarneyJ

    BarneyJ New Member

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    wooohoooo! Carnival!)
     

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