With Carnival Corp it seems to be pretty much down to the individual brands, for example, once we completed our first Princess cruise, we got credit for ALL of our previous P&O cruises. However we only got half points from P&O for Princess cruises and now P&O have scrapped that all together.
For HAL and Cunard we received no benefits for our P&O or Princess cruises
I would suggest that you contact the loyalty club for whichever brand you are looking at booking &ask them directly.
I had read once when Carnival acquired Princess that regulators on both sides of the Atlantic required them to maintain pretty sharp lines between their lines.
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Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, 2014, Caribbean 2013, Coral 2014, Regal 2014
Star Clippers: Royal Clipper 2015
Your level will not transfer but if you have previously cruised on Princess, Holland America, Carnival, Costa, Cunard, or Seabourn, you are eligible for the past-guest rates offered by Carnival, Costa and Seabourn.
This applies to the "past guest rate" for booking but the "level" you hold on another Carnival Corporation cruise line will not transfer. Your level on Carnival Cruises is determined solely on how many Carnival Cruises you have done.
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Also, are you aware that if you own 100 shares in Carnival, you will get OBC on every cruise you take with any of their brands.
Yes but I'm not really brand loyal though I have my rankings. Usually itinerary will decide which line I am on then most ports, longest time in port, benifits(like free drinks on elite Celebrity), on board activities offered(mini golf, rock climb, serenity area), etc.
Buying 100 CCl and 100 RCL is about $8500 right now.
Senior Management at Carnival Corp has maintained for years that they do not want cruisers moving between their brands.
They have no good reason to encourage you to do so.
I believe that they should rethink that policy into a strategy to allow 'entry level' products to encourage pax to move to the next level of quality or age group. This would deter current pax from looking to other brands when they want to move on.
For example in Europe, if a passenger were to join one of the P&O family ships, they should be encouraged to either stay loyal by having a progression path to adult only, or encouraged to move from P&O to Princess (or vice-versa) then onto HAL, Cunard, and Seabourn.
But then I am merely a paying passenger & the SnrMgt are the ones getting the Big Bucks ;o)
Last Cruise: Minerva April 2015
Next: Royal Princess August 2015
Then: P&O Oriana October 2015
and : Queen Victoria January 2016
It is not that Carnival doesn't want cruisers moving between brands, but the brands are independent of each other and will remain so.
Per Arnold Donald and the 4th Qtr 2013 Earnings Call:
"Operating our brands independently has been successful and it has led to our industry-leading position. The brands will remain independent, especially at the guest interface level as they become increasingly distinct in the psychographics of the guests they source and they service."