Having seen some of the reactions already to the new scheme, I am so pleased that I cruise for the cruise experience and not the perks that come with a loyalty scheme.
Tbh...I do wonder if those who are up in arms about the new scheme would react the same way if Carnival...and all the other lines...just removed loyalty schemes completely. Afterall, no cruise line (or any public sevice/transport company) are obliged to give us anything for using them...they could easily take everything away and leave people with nothing if they so wished.
So...the question really is...would you still cruise if there were no loyalty schemes in place with any of the lines, not just Carnival....?
Do you cruise for the cruise experience or do you cruise for the perks...
I cruise for the cruise experience, perks are a bonus, not a deal maker or breaker.....how about the rest of you?
Costa Pacifica - Dec 2012
Costa Favolosa - June 2013
Costa Deliziosa - Dec 2013
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