I think it's their way of letting you think you are egtting something when you are not.
On my last cruise, on the Enchantment, they advertised a $100 per cabin credit, so I asked for it from my TA. I was told the credit came in the form of a coupon in the Crown and Anchor flyer and I would have to submit that to get the credit. However, the coupon didn't apply to my cruise. I asked the TA which coupon they wanted, the one that didn't apply or the one that didn't exist. I was told to send in the one that didn't apply and guess what - it was honored. Go figure.
We were able to apply a Crown & Anchor coupon ($50) to our recent Sovereign of the Seas cruisefare which was already bargain-priced. When they work it is great, and even when they don't you can often find a decent discounted rate. I figure that if I get an additional discount, that is a great bonus, if not, it isn't enough of a disappointment to keep me from enjoying a terrific cruise.
Assuming you are from the USA;
10-12 Night Hawaii (actually Fall) - $150 off
2-4 Night Pacific Northwest on the Radiance (actually Spring & Fall dates)- $50 off
9 Night Cruise Tour @ Alaska Rhapsody - $200 off
7 Night Alaska Radiance, Vison or Rhapsody - $100 off
And just in case, for the Winter Jan/March:
7 night Eastern/Western Enchantment, Voyager, Explorer, Grandeur, or Monarch - $200 off dates vary.
Just received the latest Crown & Anchor magazine in yesterday's mail. A number of discount coupons for specific ships and dates. Also there will be two Crown and Anchor members cruises in 2001 - In February on Voyager of the Seas ($500 off per cabin), and an Alaska cruise next September (think it is on Radiance, but don't have it with me so it could be Rhapsody or Vision)- $400 off per cabin. Interesting stories on Radiance of the Seas, and on the new land tours which RCI will be offering next year in Alaska. Also contains itineraries for all of their ships next year (Viking Serenade will be retired in 2001, and Radiance and Adventure will join the fleet.)