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Loyalty Programs

We Skipped Drink Packages on a Recent Cruise. Did it Cost Us?

Drink packages can be a great way to lower your beverage costs or at least make them more predictable on your cruise.  For us, the decision to purchase them has been easy, because between coffee and whisky, it has just made sense for us.  On a recent Odyssey of the Seas cruise, however, we decided to pay for drinks a la carte and see how it worked out.  So how did we fair? read more

Celebrity Power Up Points - Celebrity Allows Guests to Climb the Loyalty Ladder from Land

Power Up Points - A new way to earn Celebrity Captain's Club Points

Celebrity Captain's Club Members (past guests) can now receive invitations to take a short survey in exchange for "Power Up Points".  These points can in turn add to guests' Captain's Club levels - which afford past guests various perks ranging from a free scoop of gelato, to discount laundry service, all the way up to a free cruise... read more

Loyalty Programs - Do past passenger programs keep you coming back for more? Episode 5

Most cruise lines have programs that reward guests for their loyalty.  The perks are as wide-ranging as cruise experiences, and different lines let you climb the ranks of these programs in different ways.  What are some of the more remarkable benefits?  How do we value these programs?  We look at the various programs and help you understand how to take advantage of what is being offered. read more