I just learned that Royal Caribbean will no longer allow us to combine shareholder OBC benefits with Next Cruise OBC benefits for booking a future cruise while on-board a current cruise. We'll have to pick one or the other.
I've already contacted the Crown and Anchor Society and RCCL's Investor Relations to express my disappointment and anger at this move.
If we don't make some noise, at some RCCL meeting one of the big suits will ask "How is it going with the shareholder benefit revisions"? and unless someone speaks up and says "We are receiving a lot of complaints about the change" the suit will say, "Ok, that went well, what else can we cut"?
I plan to keep squealing like a pig stuck under a gate evertime I have any interaction with RCCL. If they don't rescind this ill-conceived change, I'll reduce my cruising with RCCL and look elsewhere.
On another board (CC), there's a long thread about this subject. Looks like you will have to get used to it - seems to be a done deal.
With RCI stock in the tank (like most others right now), they seem to be eliminating every expense they can. As a shareholder, I applaud this move. As a RCI Diamond Plus member, I think it's terrible. :evil:
Serenade of the Seas b2b January 2016
Serenade of the Seas b2b January 2017
this new RCCL policy is for new bookings made after October 10th, I believe. So, hopefully, you have already received email confirmation of
your shareholder OBC's. I am taking my letters along just in case there is a problem. I also understand this has no connection with whatever "perks" your travel agent may give you. Hope I am right on
this - anybody?? :evil:
Costa Atlantica, Jan. 2002 Caribbean
Dawn Princess, Jan. 2003 Caribbean,
Celebrity Summit - Jan. 2007 Panama Canal - Full Transit
Mariner of the Seas - Jan. 2009 Around the Horn B2B - 30 days