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When you normalize each of the big US cruise line loyalty programs they are all pretty similar in terms to reaching the top level in any program.  

If there is any "awkward" level it is emerald which the graph displays (far left).  Other than the emerald anomaly the graphs for each line tracks each other pretty well.

NCL is the most linear to start.  If Royal adjusted emerald to where it probably should be Royal and NCL would be nearly identical. 

 

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On 12/13/2021 at 10:18 PM, Tony C said:

I would be willing to bet the percentages of Diamond and Diamond plus will be going up in 2020 with all the double-point cruises. We booked a suite on a 7-night cruise in January and we are embarking as gold members and disembarking as emerald. Assuming our plans don't get canceled, we will be adding 4 more to the diamond numbers in June of 2020. I expect there are many more like us.

Definitely true. My husband and I were gold members going into the pandemic. We're taking an extra 5 night cruise IN January specifically to get enough points to jump us up to Emerald, then our Alaska cruise in August will get us to Diamond. Admittedly all 3 cruises we took/are taking since the restart are in suites, so that gives us even bigger chunks of points at a shot right now. But I'm also reasonably sure there's quite a few folks taking full advantage of the 2x points to climb the C&A ladder. 

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16 hours ago, PG Cruiser said:

What would keep you loyal to a particular cruise line?

That is a very good question!  I think the only way to know for sure is to try other cruise lines to determine which one(s) best suit us and deserve our loyalty.

I believe we stayed with RCL to obtain Diamond Plus.  We booked Jr Suites for the larger tub/shower and cabin as well as to get the double points.  RCL was also comfortable and we had a good idea what to expect on each cruise.  Now that we see the goal in sight, the number of cruise nights and associated $$$ to get to the next tier is quite a stretch. 

Looking at the comparison of perks for all the tiers, flexible arrival as an added perk for Diamond plus would be the only tangible benefit of value to us. 

I think perceived value for the dollars spent is a matter of point of view. 

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On 12/14/2021 at 1:35 PM, twangster said:

I'm also of the opinion that for the most part the double points promo isn't creating a change in overall numbers that wouldn't have occured anyways. 

 

The C&A points from my Christmas cruise on Anthem just hit my account, and now I'm (finally!) at the Diamond level.  The double points certainly helped, but I would have ended up at Diamond by now anyway, if all of my planned Royal Caribbean cruises didn't get cancelled by covid.

Interestingly, I hit Diamond with 9 cruises, one being a "double point" suite.  Which, I believe, would have been the number of cruises needed to hit in order to reach Diamond back before they changed the program in 2011.  Of course, my cruises were all 7 day (or more) cruises, whereas back in the day one could get to Diamond after taking 10 3 night cruises (perhaps only 5 if they were all suites, thought the double points for suites wasn't a thing from the start of the program).

29th cruise overall, counting all cruise lines.  9 on Royal, 7 on NCL (but alot of those were 1-2 night cruise to nowhere's, which barely count), 5 Disney, 4 Cunard, 2 Celebrity and 2 Carnival.

Now time to plan more cruises...

 

 

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On 12/22/2021 at 8:26 AM, AMHall827 said:

Definitely true. My husband and I were gold members going into the pandemic. We're taking an extra 5 night cruise IN January specifically to get enough points to jump us up to Emerald, then our Alaska cruise in August will get us to Diamond. Admittedly all 3 cruises we took/are taking since the restart are in suites, so that gives us even bigger chunks of points at a shot right now. But I'm also reasonably sure there's quite a few folks taking full advantage of the 2x points to climb the C&A ladder. 

Yes, DH, older DD & I are currently Platinum, & if we get to go on our Anthem cruise this Sunday, we will double our points & get to Diamond, which we will be glad to be at for our Oasis August cruise

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My wife and I had a 8 day on odyssey booked for March 2022 after 2 cancelled cruises, but we were still 9 points away from being diamond. So we took a 6 day cheap double points cruise in Nov to get us to diamond. So now we are diamond on the 8 day cruise. Then we will get 32 points on that one to really help on the diamond plus.

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