Crown and Anchor

4 rewards Royal Caribbean will give you after just one cruise

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31Oct2019

After taking just one cruise, Royal Caribbean gives its guests a fair amount of benefits and rewards to enjoy. Cruise line or not, the Crown and Anchor Society customer loyalty program offers its guests incentives to return time and time again.

While some of the most lucrative benefits are reserved for the top tiers of the program, today we have a look at what everyone can expect after just one Royal Caribbean cruise!

Priority check-in

When you arrive to the cruise terminal to check-in for your cruise, there will be a special line just for you as a Gold member of Crown and Anchor Society.

In fact, each tier of Crown and Anchor Society has its own line to check-in with the pier agents.  This means less waiting in line with the vast majority of guests, who are new to Royal Caribbean.

Private departure lounge with continental breakfast

On the last day of the cruise, Royal Caribbean sets aside a special area for Crown and Anchor guests to wait for their luggage tags to be called.

This is a quieter area, reserved just for those that have cruised before, and it includes complimentary coffee, juice and a few choice items to enjoy while you wait.

Onboard offers loaded on SeaPass Card

Arguably the best reward by Royal Caribbean for cruising again with them are the onboard offers you will receive pre-loaded onto your SeaPass card.

When you arrive to your stateroom on the first day of the cruise, there will be a letter waiting that lists every benefit you are entitled to enjoy while onboard.  Each guest has their own set of rewards, and these include perks such as BOGO deals on alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, discount at the Vitality Spa, Voom internet discount and more.

Here is an example of the Gold-level list of discounts from a recent cruise.

Priority access to new itineraries and offers

When new itineraries are released, or a new cruise ship is announced and open for booking, all members of Crown and Anchor Society are entitled to a head start on these bookings, ahead of the general public.

Usually, this comes in the form of new itineraries open to Crown and Anchor Society members a day in advance, and then it gets opened up to the general public after that.

This means priority access to these new bookings and an edge on getting lower prices and stateroom options.

What is your favorite perk of Crown and Anchor Society? Which benefit do you use the most? Share with us in the comments!

Royal Caribbean introduces new Crown & Anchor Society Member Ambassador

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15Jul2019

Royal Caribbean introduced Molly Paolini as its new Crown and Anchor Society Member Ambassador.

Royal Caribbean describes Molly's role as keeping Crown and Anchor members updated on everything Royal Caribbean, planning special events and more.

Molly introduced herself to Royal Caribbean enthusiasts, "Cruising is in my DNA and Royal Caribbean has long been my favorite brand (we already have something in common)! I’m so excited to embark on this role, updating you on everything Royal Caribbean, planning special events, and so much more. I hope I have the chance to meet you all, but in the meantime, I’d love for you to learn a little bit about me. So, here’s a start!"

Molly also encouraged members to send questions regarding the Crown & Anchor Society program to AmbassadorMolly@rccl.com.

Spotted: Updated Diamond Happy Hour drink menu

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28Jan2019

Royal Caribbean has updated the Diamond member happy hour drink menu on Independence of the Seas, which features a new look and a few additions.

Royal Caribbean Blog reader Twangster shared a photo of the new menu while onboard Independence of the Seas.

Diamond drink menu from Independence of the Seas January 2019

Diamond drink menu from Jewel of the Seas January 2019. Photo by Steve Pellegrino

Diamond drink menu from Serenade of the Seas February 2018

Glenfiddich scotch has been added to the menu, along with Captain Morgan rum.

Each evening, Royal Caribbean offers complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in its Diamond lounges for Diamond, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle members. In addition, Diamond members and above receive three complimentary drink vouchers to use at bars and lounges around the ship during the same time.

Crown and Anchor Member Director announces departure from role

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25Jan2019

Veteran Royal Caribbean cruisers will be sad to hear the announcement today that Royal Caribbean's Crown and Anchor Member Director, Millie Quiles, will be stepping down from the role.

In an email sent to Crown and Anchor Society members, Quiles announced her last day on the job will be January 30th.

"After nearly ten years working for Royal Caribbean, I’ve decided to start a new adventure. My last day in the office will be January 30th."

"Please know that we remain completely focused and committed to taking great care of our most loyal guests. In addition to our Crown & Anchor Society Desk, you can also reach Kelly Sanchez, who leads our Crown & Anchor program, at Crown_and_Anchor_Member_Director@rccl.com."

No word yet on who, if anyone, will take her place.

Royal Caribbean Crown and Anchor Society wants your vote for which artwork to put in the Diamond Lounge on Symphony of the Seas

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27Sep2018

Royal Caribbean's Crown and Anchor Society is inviting cruisers to vote on their favorite photograph to display in the Diamond Lounge on Symphony of the Seas.

Cruisers can log onto Facebook to vote among the nine entries on the Crown and Anchor Society Facebook page.

Royal Caribbean tests Diamond drink redemption change

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04Aug2017

Royal Caribbean is testing a new means for Diamond level guests to receive their complimentary beverages each evening.

Onboard Majesty of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Blog reader Nick Vitani shared this photo of a notice given to guests who are at least Diamond level in Royal Caribbean's Crown and Anchor Society.  The note advises guests that a pilot program is in effect, where guests that go to the Viking Crown Lounge for their complimentary Diamond beverages will be required to swipe their SeaPass card.

There is no charge for these drinks, but the note states the test is, "to better understand the level of service we are providing during the nightly Diamond event."

Each evening, Royal Caribbean offers complimentary alcoholic beverages in its Diamond lounges for Diamond members and above. In addition, Diamond members and above receive three complimentary drink vouchers to use at bars and lounges around the ship during the same time.  There is no change in how the drink vouchers are being redeemed as part of this test.

This is the first occurrence of this test we have heard about on any ship in the fleet.

Royal Caribbean offering Crown & Anchor Society members up to $1,000 off suites on Oasis Class ships

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13Jun2017

Royal Caribbean's customer loyalty program is offering up to $1000 off suites on Oasis class sailings, departing July 10 - September 30, 2017.

Crown & Anchor Society members with a valid membership number of Gold or higher status can take advantage of this deal onboard Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas and Harmony of the Seas sailings booked between June 9-30, 2017 and departing between July 10 and September 30, 2017. The promotion is combinable with 60% off your second guest and 30% off third and fourth guests.

Gold Tier and higher members will receive the following savings

  • Star Tier Suites: $1,000 in Instant Savings
  • Sky Tier Suites: $500 in Instant Savings
  • Sea Tier Suites: $300 in Instant Savings

BOGO60 is combinable with Kids Sail Free, Crown & Anchor Balcony & Suite Discount, Crown & Anchor Suite Instant Savings, Next Cruise offers, and Shareholders benefits. Not combinable with any other offer, restricted rate, or promotion. The Crown & Anchor Suite Instant Savings is combinable with BOGO60 and Kids Sail Free and is not combinable with Crown & Anchor Balcony & Suite Discount, restricted rates or any other offer or promotion.

Offer open to residents of the U.S. and Canada. 

Royal Caribbean is inviting fans to join Crown and Anchor team on Anthem of the Seas

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03Feb2017

Royal Caribbean's customer loyalty program, the Crown and Anchor Society, is inviting anyone that enjoys taking a Royal Caribbean cruise to sail on Anthem of the Seas for a fun celebration at sea.

The special event is taking place on the March 26, 2017 Anthem of the Seas sailing out of Bayonne, New Jersey.  Crown and Anchor Society made the announcement on its Facebook page, and describes the event, "Join our Crown & Anchor Society Member Director Millie for a Bahamas getaway onboard Anthem of the Seas on March 26th! We'll have great activities going on, so stay tuned for more details."

Guests can book the cruise through their usual travel agent or directly with Royal Caribbean, although they are encouraged to register in order to participate in onboard events.

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