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Old February 14th, 2012, 08:48 PM
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Default Which line has the best loyalty program?

....and what's your favorite "perk"?
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Old February 14th, 2012, 10:40 PM
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I've only sailed Princess so I can't say who has the best. My favorite perk on Princess right now (Platinum) is the free internet access and the disembarkation lounge.
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I've only sailed Princess so I can't say who has the best. My favorite perk on Princess right now (Platinum) is the free internet access and the disembarkation lounge.
Congratulations !! We are in loyalty schemes for Cunard, P&O, and Princess. Princess has by far the best scheme, free laundry, hosted meal, free minibar, free canapés, upgraded cabin amenities, internet, disembarkation lounge, free wine tasting, priority tendering, and of course free shoe polishing

There are other benefits but I have forgotten the full list. I'm pretty sure it will be hard for other lines in the same price bracket to compete with that, but look forward to hearing the rest.

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Congratulations !! We are in loyalty schemes for Cunard, P&O, and Princess. Princess has by far the best scheme, free laundry, hosted meal, free minibar, free canapés, upgraded cabin amenities, internet, disembarkation lounge, free wine tasting, priority tendering, and of course free shoe polishing

There are other benefits but I have forgotten the full list. I'm pretty sure it will be hard for other lines in the same price bracket to compete with that, but look forward to hearing the rest.

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We are certainly looking forward to the Elite benefits . 5 more cruises to go and we'll be there. The Elite benefits are nice, especially the free laundry and minibar setup.
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I haven't tried Princess yet.

I book on price first, itinerary next, and cruiseline last. They all seem to have their strong points and weak points. Princess perks do look nice though. Looking for a good reason to be loyal lol.

Carnival x 3
Royal x 2
Celebrity x 3
NCL x 1
Costa x 1

I think Holland is next on the agenda, I've heard good things.
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We are certainly looking forward to the Elite benefits . 5 more cruises to go and we'll be there. The Elite benefits are nice, especially the free laundry and minibar setup.
How many Princess cruises do you have to take before you can enjoy these benefits?
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How many Princess cruises do you have to take before you can enjoy these benefits?
Complete 15 cruises for those benefits.

You are Gold after you complete your first cruise.

Platinum is during your 6th-15th cruise OR 51-150 cruise days.

Elite starts with your 16th cruise or greater than 151 cruise days.

Full benefits listed here: https://book.princess.com/captaincir...orProspect.jsp
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I'll be really excited if I ever get to the free laundry level or free internet.
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Regent's benefits are pretty good; additional discount on most sailings after your first cruise; free internet is big benefit after just 21 nights and one hour of phone time too; gold (75 nights) got free daily newspaper and three hours of phone time; when I got to 200 nights i got free laundry, a total of 9 hours of phone time per cruise, and free air deviation.

I just sailed Silversea and hated having to spend for internet.
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