We just left Westerdam and wore our Gold Medallions to the Mariners Lunch. We were the only people aboard with gold.
The Captain and Hotel Manager presented us with our Four Star Pins and it seems a little silly. Our 500+ days needed to earn Gold was now not as good as a pin that only required 200 days. I understand it and have gotten used to that idea but at first it was confusing.
I think the program is fine in most respects except I believe they should have made the maximum days higher than 200. Once one reaches that, doesn't matter to keep counting days as that maxes it out.
I hope they continue awarding the Medallions long enough for us to reach Platinum. We would be disappointed to get so close and have them stop awarding them just before we are eligible.