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2 hours ago, D Murphy said:

How do you know which tier you qualify for?..

 

 

You are supposed to be able to call Club Royale and they tell you. Right now this has been hit or miss as they are rolling out the new program. 

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I just called Casino Royale and they told me to talk to the Casino Host...All I'm trying to find out is...Can I get some free drinks in the casino...

 

I get mailings all the time...for a free room because of past "goings on" in the casino..So I thought I would be rated  or al the very least...get free drinks..(which is no cheap ticket item)

 

We are on our next cruise on Grandeur..leaving out of Baltimore on Sat.

 

I figuredif they gave me a free cruise I should qualify for free drinks...Maybe not...

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There is still a lot of mystery involved with determining what the onboard amenities are going to be.  While this has NOT been confirmed, I understand that once you are rated to a certain tier, you will remain there until the next rating system comes around, at which time you will be re-assessed and either remain in the same tier, move up or move down depending upon your accumulated pounds during the rating period.  I also understand that in order to keep your “free drinks”and waiving of the 5% convenience fee, you must accumulate at least 1000 points on the previous cruise.  This may all be wrong.  I plan on having a chat with the Allure hostess before getting off this cruise and hopefully she can let me know the truth.  Fingers crossed anyway.  I have a couple of flyers that we received on this cruise, which I plan on posting once I get home and can scan them.

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On 4/10/2018 at 5:43 PM, WAAAYTOOO said:

There is still a lot of mystery involved with determining what the onboard amenities are going to be.  While this has NOT been confirmed, I understand that once you are rated to a certain tier, you will remain there until the next rating system comes around, at which time you will be re-assessed and either remain in the same tier, move up or move down depending upon your accumulated pounds during the rating period.  I also understand that in order to keep your “free drinks”and waiving of the 5% convenience fee, you must accumulate at least 1000 points on the previous cruise.  This may all be wrong.  I plan on having a chat with the Allure hostess before getting off this cruise and hopefully she can let me know the truth.  Fingers crossed anyway.  I have a couple of flyers that we received on this cruise, which I plan on posting once I get home and can scan them.

Just thought I would pop in here and let everyone know that I was wrong about needing to earn 1000 points on your last cruise to get the free drinks and fee waiver.  According to the Allure hostess, the ability to get free drinks and fee waiver is solely dependent upon you tier level.  If you are tier 2, which is the minimum level to get these 2 perks, you keep that level and all of the perks associated with it, for the entire evaluation period.  So if you only aspire to be level 2 then you can attain that level and stop earning points if you want to.  This will be an advantage for people who have a slow cruise every once in a while or choose just not to gamble for whatever reason. So according to her, there is no more “ you’re only as good as your last cruise”.  That’s a good thing IMO.

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On 4/10/2018 at 12:40 PM, D Murphy said:
8 hours ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

Just thought I would pop in here and let everyone know that I was wrong about needing to earn 1000 points on your last cruise to get the free drinks and fee waiver.  According to the Allure hostess, the ability to get free drinks and fee waiver is solely dependent upon you tier level.  If you are tier 2, which is the minimum level to get these 2 perks, you keep that level and all of the perks associated with it, for the entire evaluation period.  So if you only aspire to be level 2 then you can attain that level and stop earning points if you want to.  This will be an advantage for people who have a slow cruise every once in a while or choose just not to gamble for whatever reason. So according to her, there is no more “ you’re only as good as your last cruise”.  That’s a good thing IMO.

Raye, did they mention when we could call and they would know what tier we are in? I actually need to call Club Royale today to book a cruise and would really love to know my level

 

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10 hours ago, Dan G said:

How long is each evaluation period? 6 Months or a year?

The initial rating period was 18 months (from July 1 2016 - Dec. 31, 2017) but the subsequent evaluation periods will be 1 year, beginning on April 1 of one year and ending on March 31 of the next year.

Please remember that this is information coming from a single casino hostess (although I have heard this information from other sources as well) so please do not take it as gospel.  I have yet to hear a WORD about this from any official source.

Stephanie, she did not say anything about when they would be able to provide the tier information at CR.  I find it impossible to believe that they do not have this information already.  Where would the casino hostess (on Allure) have gotten my exact points count and tier level, otherwise ?  My guess is that they simply have not made it "public" yet so that the CS reps can access it or have been told not to release the information yet.  My guess is that the CS reps cannot see it otherwise, SOMEone would have slipped and released it by now.

While I'm thinking of it, I will say one more thing on this matter.  This is the second cruise in a row where I have had my certificate upgraded AFTER it was originally given to me.  I recommend to EVERYone that you go to the casino host desk after you have completed ALL of your play for the cruise and ask for a final points count.  She issued a new certificate right then and there.  It was actually quite a significant difference. My points went from 2012 to 2512, which is a 25% increase.  This makes me think that they are cutting off the points count at LEAST a full day early for the purpose of awarding certificates.  I'm sure most people don't even think to go back and check to see if their certificate can be upgraded.  I was originally awarded one for $300 and the new one was for $500.  Now, as I have said in the past, the certificates are pretty much useless to me but I still want it to be accurate !  I have decided that at least for the first year of the new program, I am going to track my points closely.  I have absolutely lost confidence that the program has any of this under control.  According to what I THINK are the new rules, I should have already qualified for Tier 2 for 2019-2020 (I believe that threshold is 2500 points) and we have 4 more cruises booked so I shouldn't have any problem keeping my Tier 2 status but I simply do not have confidence in them - AT ALL.  I plan on keeping track myself.

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I only play a little but a Casino agent confirmed to me that even if you scan your card during cruise and spend like $5
you are now pretty much eligible to get casino discount rates.  Just keep in mind these are based off of current pricing
(the day you call) and your level of player.  Many times the current promo out will beat their rates.  If Royal then raised rates
and they do this ALL the time - the casino rates also fluctuate.  Its worth calling at least and comparing.

 

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7 hours ago, michelle said:

I only play a little but a Casino agent confirmed to me that even if you scan your card during cruise and spend like $5
you are now pretty much eligible to get casino discount rates.  Just keep in mind these are based off of current pricing
(the day you call) and your level of player.  Many times the current promo out will beat their rates.  If Royal then raised rates
and they do this ALL the time - the casino rates also fluctuate.  Its worth calling at least and comparing.

 

“Casino rate” will be very basic with just simply betting a couple dollars. The program gives heavy discounts to big players otherwise there would be no incentive to play. The higher level players receive discounts that are far better then any promotional rate offered in my experience. 

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On 3/11/2019 at 5:24 PM, spiralqueen said:

Here is a table with the benefit comparisons for Casino Royale. 

WOW. Prime gets you an annual inside comp room! I'm in! My upcoming cruise in Dec 2019 my casino budget is 700 a night.... Hoping that will jump me to Prime at the very least. That means no Atlantic City trips til next year to afford my cruise casino budget. I guess I have to wait and see what comp casino royal will give. Last year got a 300$ comp toward cruise and I only spent 100 to 150 a night in the casino on Adventure of the seas. 

In any case this post got me thinking... Would it be stupid if I go on night one of my upcoming cruise and go see a casino host? What are my options with my budget?

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3 hours ago, DaArsonist said:

So for free drinks in casino they moved the 1000 points needed to 2500. But it’s still 5 bucks per point in the Theoretical loss.

Its 5 bucks for the machine , which mean if the house edge on the machines is 10%  the cost is 0.5 $ per point , so in theory you are paying 1250 $ for one year free drinks in the casino , but again , no one know the house edge of the slots while its quite easy to calculate the house edge playing the tables . 

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4 hours ago, Traveler said:

Its 5 bucks for the machine , which mean if the house edge on the machines is 10%  the cost is 0.5 $ per point , so in theory you are paying 1250 $ for one year free drinks in the casino , but again , no one know the house edge of the slots while its quite easy to calculate the house edge playing the tables . 

Thanks I understand that it all depends on house edge and how much play u get through the machine but just seemed easier to attain when it was 1000 points for free drinks which was what I had been reading earlier.

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