Captain's Club newsletter arrived today and, as always, they talk up their Reunion Cruises.
We've intentionally never been on one for this reason: the more people on a given cruise who are in the Captain's Club--especially at the higher levels--the less valuable the benefits are. In other words, if everybody's a member, then nobody's a member. If everybody's eligible for priority check-in, then, in effect, nobody is. And so on.
The additional perks they offer on these designated cruises seem minimal--a glass of champagne at breakfast one morning and an additional CC party.
Would be curious to hear from those who have taken these Reunion cruises, and whether you feel they were better in any way than a normal run, and why.
We sailed on the Millennium's Reunion Cruise during her inagural season in Europe. At that time, CC membership was a paid entitlement. Embarkation was a nightmare. With approximately 2000 people waiting in a crowded terminal; 75% were CC members. Even the non-members were totally frustrated for days with the embarkation process. However, the many perks for members once on board including the parties was greatly appreciated. It's your choice. If the ship and itinerary are what you want, why not go with other great cruise lovers. Also, don't miss a Roll Call & party on board. Some great friendships can be made this way.