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Old March 11th, 2009, 11:19 AM
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Hi Triton,

Our upgrade to Queens Grill was totally unexpected. We originally planned to book a Caronia cabin (on QE2, cabin grades were Mauretania, Caronia, Britannia Grill, Princess Grill and Queens Grill), but because it was shortly after the announcement of the ship going out of service, we couldn't get the cabin we wanted. As a result, we paid a bit more (not very much) and booked a P2 Britannia Grill cabin.

We don't know the reason for the upgrade, jumping Britannia Grill to Queens Grill, but perhaps it was to show what we were missing out on and tempt us to book a higher grade. It must have worked! We booked Queen Victoria in May last year for an August cruise to the Baltic this year and booked a lowly A5 balcony cabin (it was a deal through the travel agent, getting a two-grade upgrade for the same price). After we got back from the QE2, I changed this to a P1 suite in Princess Grill !! (of our 13 cruises, we've booked all but the first two through the same travel agent).

As far as benefits accruing to repeat guests, I have cheated and copied them from the Cunard site below. Incidently, we have reached Platinum level in the Cunard World Club

Regards,

Paul & Andrew

With our magnificent ships and a world of destinations that range from the exotic to the sublime, there are plenty of reasons to sail with Cunard time and time again. After completing a single voyage aboard Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth 2, or Queen Victoria, guests, 18 years of age or older, join the Cunard World Club as a Silver Cunarder. The following are the four membership levels and their associated benefits:

Silver
Guests who have completed one voyage* with Cunard will enjoy the following benefits:


World Club Member Savings of up to 5% off our Early Booking Savings on all voyages
Notification of exclusive World Club special offers
Dedicated World Club Desk service at 0845 071 0305 or ukworld.club@cunard.co.uk
On board World Club Representatives
The Cunarder - Keep in touch with the latest offers and news from Cunard

Gold
Guests who have completed two voyages or 20 days* on board, will enjoy even more benefits. In addition to the core Silver benefits, Gold Cunarders will receive:


Gold Cunarder Pin
Up to two hours of complimentary internet***
Invitation to the Cunard World Club Cocktail Party
Preferred reservations for Todd English (speciality restaurant)

Platinum
For those guests who have completed seven voyages or 70 days* on board, there are even more benefits that come with Cunard World Club membership. In addition to the Silver and Gold benefits, Platinum Cunarders enjoy:


Platinum Cunarder Pin
Priority check-in and embarkation in New York and Southampton**
An additional two hours of complimentary internet time***
Complimentary member-exclusive Wine Tasting Event
20% Discount on Dry Cleaning and Laundry Services
10% Discount on White Star Luggage Service
Invitation to the on board Senior Officers' Party
Disembarkation Lounge

Diamond
Diamond membership is reserved for our most travelled guests who have completed 15 voyages or 150 days* on board. In recognition of this achievement, Diamond Cunarders will continue to receive all of the Silver, Gold and Platinum benefits, in addition to the following exclusive rewards:

Diamond Cunarder Pin
An additional four hours of complimentary internet time***
Priority Luggage Delivery
Preferred on board Sales Appointments
Complimentary lunch at Todd English
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