I'm trying to find out information regarding the CCL past guest program, in particular, how many cruises are needed to put you at each level, and the rewards which are provided at each level. It's quite easy to find at the NCL website, however, I don't see it mentioned on the Carnival page.
Is it based solely on the number of cruises you've taken with a particular line, or the number of cruises and at what category room you've traveled at, or the number of dollars you've spent? For example, would a couple who always books an inside room, never buys bar drinks, and who never goes on shore excursions 'advance' as rapidly as a couple who has gone on the same number of cruises as the first, but always stays in suites, racks up a huge bar bill, and takes an excursion or two in every port?
CCL has first time, past guest ( gold key card ), and platinum ( platinum color card ). The only thing that a gold past guest gets is a price break or upgrade for certain cabin catagories booked. You could pay for a 4a and get upgraded a 4g. Platinum has all the perks. VIP boarding, blackjack/slot tourney entries. There are more, but I dont know all of them. I'm sure there is a platinum cruiser here somewhere.
If you take more than one cruise you are considered a VIP. Which basically means you get a free invite to a captains cocktail party for past guest. The real one that is beneficial is on your 10th cruise or more. On these you are considered a Platinum member. This means you get right on the ship with no waiting in line. If you need anything from the pursers desk they have a special line for you where there is usually no waiting. But the best thing is you get free laundry service for your cruise. If you are a past guest you can understand how important this is to have. By the end of the year we will have 8. I cant wait to get 10.
Also money spent has nothing to do with it. It is just the amount of trips taken on carnival. The cruise lengths can be any length and they count. So if you did 10 cruises to no where. You would be considered a platinum guest.
Miracle March 2004
Holiday Dec. 2004
Miracle Sept 2005
Fantasy July 2006
Liberty Nov. 2006
Liberty Sept. 2007
February 14, 2008 Sensation
I can't remember exactly all the perks associated with being platinum status but what I can remember is :
Priority embarkation-- free laundry service-- guaranteed dining resevations-- seperate window at the pursers desk so you don't have to stand in a long line-- last time we were given a very nice Carnival tote bag-- platinum colored luggage tags the last night so your luggage will be in a seperate spot and last and maybe best--- priority disembarkation. We met in the main lobby at 7:30 am and were off the ship and in the car within 30 minutes or so. It they did nothing else for platinum members, that priority disembarkation on the last morning would be enough.
On your 10th cruise, those precious words "Please proceed to VIP Check In" will appear under your name when your documents arrive.
Then when you board the ship, the following letter will be waiting for you that lists all your perks.
Welcome Back. We're delighted that you've chosen another "Fun Ship" cruise for your vacation. We would like to welcome you aboard as a Platinum Guest; distinguished recognition for having sailed with us 10 or more times. As a Platinum Guest you are entitled to the exclusive privileges and benefits of our new "Carnival Concierge Club". We invite you to take advantage of the following complimentary amenitites during your cruise:
Personalized Stationary .
Canapes delivered to your stateroom one evening
Petit fours delivered to your stateroom one evening
A special Carnival logo item .
In addition, we have these wonder exclusive privileges and benefits that can be scheduled by simply contacting the Carnival Concierge Club dest at extension XXXX.
Your personal Guest Service Staff
Guaranteed dining times (Platinum guest and immediate family, up to maximum of two staterooms)
Exclusive "Behind the Scenes galley tour" (Please contact the Concierge Desk before 5:00pm on the first Port Day to schedule)
Spa Carnival services (for priority booking, please confirm today by 6:00pm and inquire about upgrades to our selected signature services)
Complimentary Wash and Fold service.
Complimentary $20 dollar entrance to Blackjack or Slot Tournament (Please contact the Casino Cashiers Cage for details) Must be 18 years or older.
Priority tender boarding
"Today's Carnival" is committed to providing our guests with the highest level of quality service and hospitality. The new "Carnival Concierge Club" is just one way of showing our appreciation to you, our valued Platinum Guest.
On behalf of Carnival Cruise lines, we hope you enjoy your cruise and these added touches. Thank you for your continued loyalty.
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