I suggested that they offer discounts to correspond with different cruise levels: ie. 15% off of photos on your 15th cruise, 20% off of gift shop stuff on your 20th in addition to the regular perks.
I personally prefer straight perks over mileage and points based programs. And really, for them to throw in a free supper on every week long cruise once you reach a certain level, that isn't really a big deal for them, but it sure would be big to the regular cruisers.
I also made the point of saying that the program for loyal guests should be different from the program for guests who spend mucho moolah on their cabins. I think that when you get a suite for xxx$ it should come with its own set of perks separate and apart from the perks that others get because they've sailed a bizzillion times with the same line.
"Faith is to believe what we do not see; the reward of faith is to see what we believe."
-- Saint Augustine
Carnival Paradise 2000, Carnival Paradise 2003,
Carrnival Victory 2004, Carnival Valor 2005, Carnival Fantasy 2006, Carnival Fascination 2006, Carnival Destiny 2007
Carnival Sensation 2007. Carnival Fascination 2007 Carnival Triumph 2008, Carnival Fascination 2008, MSC Orchestra 2008, Carnival Fascination 2009, Carnival Glory 2010
Waiting for the Carnival Imagination June 28,2010