Originally Posted by Alaskagal
Thanks for the advice. Seems I read somewhere you had to pick up tickets for the ice show. Is it very limited seating and if so where and how early can you get the tickets?
Tickets are free, but you can get them in advance. Check your daily Compass (ship newspaper) as to when and where you can get your tickets. There's no assigned seating.
Originally Posted by alaskagal
I notice you are going on several RCCL cruises this year. Do they have better benefits for repeat cruisers, or do you just really enjoy that line? We have done Holland, Norwegian and Carnival each several times and Princess once. When do start getting a reward for repeat cruising and what might you expect?
Enjoy your upcoming trips!
There are different benefits for different levels of cruisers. If you go to the Royal Caribbean website and look at the Crown and Anchor section, you will get a list of all the benefits of the different levels.
As Diamond Plus members, we enjoy:
* Access to the Concierge Lounge for Continental Breakfast and evening cocktails and snacks.
* A welcome gift in our cabin, plus a special gift of our choice.
* Discounts on balcony cabins ($150 to $350, depending on the length of the cruise).
* On board credits if booking a future cruise while on the ship (dollar amount depends on length of cruise).
* Enhanced coupon book. (One of the things we like is a "two for one" at Chops or Portofino on the first night of the cruise). This saves us $25 if we go to Chops - which we normally do.
* We supposedly get priority boarding, but the lines at "normal" check in seem to be shorter.......if we booked the Royal Suite, we would probably get some extra attention.
Before you cruise, go to the Crown & Anchor section of the RCI website and enroll in the Crown and Anchor Society. You need to start accumulating your cruise points right away.
Any other questions, please post.
P. S. Yes, we really enjoy Royal Caribbean - especially the Radiance class ships.