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Old February 27th, 2007, 12:00 PM
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I'm not sure where to post this question so I figure this is the best option.

Are there REAL advantages to being a repeat customer with a particular cruise line?

If so, what are they?

We have sailed with HAL and NCL one time each.
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Old February 27th, 2007, 12:18 PM
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All the cruise lines have a "loyalty" program. The "rewards" they offer to repeaters vary from line to line.

After 1 cruise with a line, the next time you cruise with them you'll be invited to a repeater's free cocktail party.

Since you've cruised HAL any Carnival Corporation ship you cruise, you'll be considered a repeater, and invited to the cocktail party.

You'll also receive some "repeater" offers directly from the cruise lines, but I find you can generally find better pricing on your own.

After a lot of cruises on some lines the "rewards" get somewhat more substantial, with priorty embarkation and debarkation, concierge service, free laundry service, complimentary internet time, etc.. Again, it all varies by cruise line.
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Old February 27th, 2007, 12:30 PM
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Thanks Kuki,

I noticed that you didn't mention DISCOUNT!!!
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Royal Caribbean offers discounts. Once you join their repeatersclub you get a magazine. I have saved money on a cruise i booked by using one of their coupons from the magazine. I had alrready booked the cruise then found the coupon and it was fror $100.00 OnBoard Credit.

I just called my agent and hey applied my coupon to my booking.

Yes there are some money saving benefits. Royal Caribben offers some good perks after you become a diamond member.

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With holland America, after the second cruise, you are invited
to a repeater party and you get tote bag and a tile with a picture of your ship on it. and you get lots of flyers in the mail.
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...and you get lots of flyers in the mail.
I'm wondering if this is a blessing or a curse... Is there anything special about these flyers (special deals, usable coupons, etc), or are they just going to add to my recycle bin?
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