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12 minutes ago, PG Cruiser said:

This is exciting news for me because I always cruise solo.  But I've read somewhere that the 2X points promo doesn't apply to Diamond members and below.  I need clarification for this before I do the happy dance.

Applies to all existing C&A members, gold and above.

Loyalty 2X Points is available to Gold, Platinum, Emerald, Diamond, Diamond Plus, and Pinnacle Crown & Anchor Society members.

Let the happy dance commence!

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We have 100 night booked in 2021, all in suites.  Not sure how the “C&A discount” clause is going to affect them.  We rarely use the C&A discount anyway.  Some random promo discount usually pu

View of @Lovetocruise2002in 2021 telling her children she will be absent for much of the year on solo cruises in suites  

Suites get 4 points now?!!!!!  Instead of 3? Best news ever if that is true!  Now we need sailings to start!

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1 hour ago, Baked Alaska said:

On our Alaska sailing, there are three of us who have sailed before with RCG and already have our C&A number. My son's buddy will be sailing for the first time. Will he get quad points or single points? Or, will this be like business as usual for his C&A activity? Can I set up a C&A number for him BEFORE we sale? Or is it moot? @Sharla what do you think?

 

I suspect your son's buddy will not benefit from this promo.  Even if you manage to get him a C&A number now that typically results in a "pre-Gold" status until their first sailing.  

However as a suite guest he will get 2x points so there is that!

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5 minutes ago, Baked Alaska said:

I think that with all these points being awarded the benefits of xyz status will be greatly diluted. I think with many cruises still to be canceled into 2021, maybe this is a moot point and RCG will not see the need to dilute the perks.

 

I disagree, to dilute requires there to be a value (i.e. rare baseball card not rare because new cards of same kind flood market). Someone else reaching Diamond doesn't takeaway from your status/perks.

Regardless how you feel, someone point out we all basically lost out on 2020 cruises so double points in 2021 is just re-balancing the cruise universe 😆

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4 minutes ago, Matt said:

I disagree, to dilute requires there to be a value (i.e. rare baseball card not rare because new cards of same kind flood market). Someone else reaching Diamond doesn't takeaway from your status/perks.

Regardless how you feel, someone point out we all basically lost out on 2020 cruises so double points in 2021 is just re-balancing the cruise universe 😆

Sorry. Let me clarify. Less perks will be offered/status. There is value is the diamond lounge, diamond drinks, early embark, etc. Maybe I don't understand (I play left field often and well!)

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13 minutes ago, Baked Alaska said:

I think with many cruises still to be canceled into 2021, maybe this is a moot point

I was just thinking this earlier.  Trying not to be pessimistic, but it still all might be too good to be true.  Which is why I am looking at perhaps later in 2021...

9 minutes ago, Matt said:

And if you leave your fam at home, you can get 6 points per night! Just saying.

Already exploring this option! haha

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3 hours ago, JLMoran said:

So Raye will be Pinnacle by... April? 😁

Joe, I owe you an apology.  Apparently you did the math and I didn't bother to.  You are right !  If all of these cruises sail, I WILL be Pinnacle in April !  It sounded too good to be true, but I did the math, and you're right !  It will take me 48 nights to accumulate 190 points (actually 192) so we should make P on the second half of our Liberty B2B (April 18-25).  I, however, do not really believe that those first 4 cruises will sail (Oasis X2 and Symphony X2).  At any rate, it should be some time next year unless things go terribly wrong.  My goal was to reach P before we did our TransPacific on Ovation in April 2022.  That shouldn't be a problem....fingers crossed.

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We haven't been sailing since March.  Might go into 2021?  Who knows?  But without sailing, no one has collected points since March.   So double points allow to make up lost time, and not necessarily point packing except for the super cruisers who will be back in force.

Sister company  Celebrity has allowed for "no sail" points for surveys and purchases such as booking cruises or on-board purchases.

I think the best effect is when you're on the cusp of a new tier and a point or two will push you into the next tier.

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3 hours ago, Baked Alaska said:

On our Alaska sailing, there are three of us who have sailed before with RCG and already have our C&A number. My son's buddy will be sailing for the first time. Will he get quad points or single points? Or, will this be like business as usual for his C&A activity? Can I set up a C&A number for him BEFORE we sale? Or is it moot? @Sharla what do you think?

 

Get him one- I don't know yet on this but it won't hurt to have one for him. Then send it to me and we'll see what happens! 

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1 hour ago, Baked Alaska said:

Sorry. Let me clarify. Less perks will be offered/status. There is value is the diamond lounge, diamond drinks, early embark, etc. Maybe I don't understand (I play left field often and well!)

I don't think Royal would have come up with this promo just to scale back perks a year later.  "Congratulations you are now Diamond but we are removing the perks so really you are no better off".

The simple truth is C&A works and it works well.  

If the cost of C&A perks was concerning or on the bubble the last thing they would do is inflate the ranks just to pull the rug out from even more people.

Guests may complain of crowded lounges during happy hour (they are never crowded during the day) but to Royal that is the picture of success.  The program works.

Most people who will attain Diamond from this promo would have attained it in 2021 or very soon into 2022 without the pandemic.  Net effect is no change. 

Some people will be in a position to go crazy and level up D to D+ or D+ to P a year sooner.  They are the minority but if this promo gets them to book cruises now so what?  They were going to get there anyways so during a period where the company can use some additional cash flow so what if a select handful can level up a year ahead of time?

Look at the interest this promo has generated.  It has the makings of being very successful and creating more new Royal bookings (and less competitor bookings for those that sail more than Royal).  Offering it to new bookings only would have created massive work efforts to rebook existing cruises so they created a win-win by extending it to existing bookings.  

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19 minutes ago, cruisellama said:

I always thought loyalty point adders through adding on-board purchases or bookings would be a productive way to increase revenue.  Offer a point for a 3-day dining package, or 1 for booking a spa package.  Allows for more immediate cash flow.

 

It is a good idea but the draw back to something like that would be couples could / would end up with different point totals.  May be that does not matter but??

 

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16 minutes ago, PaulRC said:

It is a good idea but the draw back to something like that would be couples could / would end up with different point totals.  May be that does not matter but??

 

Different points don't matter - my wife takes trips with a couple friends and I get to take advantage of her status. The key would be to take all the extra point earning opportunities on the account that already has more self-earned points.

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7 minutes ago, MaryCS62 said:

Ok, if our March Grandeur cruise goes, and we are able to sail it, that means our Jr Suite will net us 32 points (4 x 8 nights), which will put us at **79** points, just 1 point shy of Diamond!

This is where we will be in Nov 2021.  I thought about booking a short one to hit Diamond, but it would have to be another solo because my wife has less than half the vacation time I do.  I'm already doing one solo in 2021, and I'd feel crappy doing another without her.

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21 minutes ago, cruisellama said:

I always thought loyalty point adders through adding on-board purchases or bookings would be a productive way to increase revenue.  Offer a point for a 3-day dining package, or 1 for booking a spa package.  Allows for more immediate cash flow.

Moving away from nights on a ship to credit card spend is a slippery slope.  It's a loyalty program to get people to book more cruises (and the associated revenue from on board spending that follows naturally).  

Once you introduce spend where do you cross the line?  Shore excursion generate revenue but not the margins like dining.  Dining generates revenue but not the same margins as alcohol sales.  Beverage packages are successful now.   For any of these on board revenue sources could they raise prices to cover the cost of C&A points to be included?  If not they are giving away something for free or at a loss. 

Next guests would want t-shirt sales to get points.  Guests would want bingo sales to get points.  Guests would want candy sales to get points.  If I buy $10 worth of gummy bears, how many points do I get?  Does a double espresso get one point or two?  If I'm one point from Diamond and I buy fresh squeezed orange juice three times next cruise will that make me Diamond?  

How come a $79 dining package nets one point but a $700 helicopter excursion only nets 2 points?  If a 3 night dining plan nets one point then that expensive excursion should get 7 points, but those are the points a whole cruise gets.  At some point it can start motivating guests in the wrong way.  I can get more points from a back massage compared to an excursion so let's not do any excursions, instead let's do 4 back massages because it's cheaper per point.  

I lost $2k in the casino.  How many points do I get?

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Just took the plunge and booked one for November of 2021....that will get me to 68 points...looking at another 5 day to Bermuda in Sept....but that would only get me to 78.....so, really need to find a 6 day that works now to hit that Diamond status...

 

That being said, I am trying to not get too excited or caught up in all of this....as I am still thinking its about a 20/80 chance we will be able to cruise in 2021 with all the restrictions but hey...

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1 hour ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

Joe, I owe you an apology.  Apparently you did the math and I didn't bother to.  You are right !  If all of these cruises sail, I WILL be Pinnacle in April !  It sounded too good to be true, but I did the math, and you're right ! 

I know I’m know for doing the spreadsheets and all, but...

I was actually just joking. I picked April on a lark. 😅

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52 minutes ago, twangster said:

Most people who will attain Diamond from this promo would have attained it in 2021 or very soon into 2022 without the pandemic.  Net effect is no change. 

 

That would be me... lost 2 cruises in July & had to lift and shift a December cruise to December 2021. Changed the ship and sailing day for this coming summer from a 14-night Med on Anthem to a 7-night E. Carib on Symphony. After all of that, this promotion literally puts me at what my point total would have been had COVID not happened... 91 points.  

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