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Old 09-12-2013, 09:07 PM   #16
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I agree. It doesn't seem fair that a 3-night cruise counts the same as a 14-night.

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Agreed. A 2-day cruise to nowhere counts the same as a 15-day Panama Canal crossing.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:19 PM   #17
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I agree. It doesn't seem fair that a 3-night cruise counts the same as a 14-night.

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Last time there was a long thread about changing CC levels, everyone had an idea for a change. Usually started by invoking "fair," followed by whatever rule change would give them a higher CC level. Number of days, amount of cruise fare, level of cabin booked, total amount spent...to name a few.

I would have DCL count how many cruise you have taken with them MINUS the number taken on other cruise lines. After all it is a <loyalty> program!

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Old 09-12-2013, 09:26 PM   #18
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I was poking around on other cruise websites and I liked Celebrity's method:

1 credit per cruise
1 additional credit per cruises of 12+ nights
1 additional credit for sailing concierge

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Old 09-12-2013, 11:36 PM   #19
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I was poking around on other cruise websites and I liked Celebrity's method:

1 credit per cruise
1 additional credit per cruises of 12+ nights
1 additional credit for sailing concierge

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I agree with this with one exception... 3,4,5,7 day should not be equal. Celebrity does not offer anything less than 7 nights, which is why they offer an extra point for 12+ nights. So using their logic.. I would suggest

. 5 credit for 3-4 nights
1 credit for 5-7 night

Then follow the additional points for more nights & concierge.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:02 AM   #20
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I agree with this with one exception... 3,4,5,7 day should not be equal. Celebrity does not offer anything less than 7 nights, which is why they offer an extra point for 12+ nights. So using their logic.. I would suggest

. 5 credit for 3-4 nights
1 credit for 5-7 night

Then follow the additional points for more nights & concierge.
While I agree with your point, Celebrity most certainly does offer 3/4/5 night cruises, and they count as 1 credit under their current program.

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crackers

As much as i'd like to come up with great ideas on how it should change...i'll wait till it gets announced so that i don't get disappointed with anything less...

until then...i just wish they wouldn't give us "loyal" customers stale crackers...really?!?
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[QUOTE=tp1830;49554159]As much as i'd like to come up with great ideas on how it should change...i'll wait till it gets announced so that i don't get disappointed with anything less...

until then...i just wish they wouldn't give us "loyal" customers stale crackers...really?!?[/QUOTE]

The crackers are just the right size for a pre-cruise snack. DH amuses himself by throwing the crackers to the seagulls who catch them mid-air.
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:23 PM   #23
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Also depending on who is working in the port, they may or may not let you check in at the concierge desk.

I'd like to see them add a tier if only it would get them to re-introduce the "experiences". Some of them were very interesting and it was nice to have something new to look forward to doing.
Fwiw, in Alaska there was a dedicated first-timer line, silver/gold line, platinum/concierge line, and supervisor line (for upgrades) with signs and ropes and all. Fancy! And also helpful. Much easier to navigate than PC.
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Before you blast me - we are platinum, 15 cruises, 114 days. I feel that they should and should have, grandfathered people. Also, it seems unfair that they don't invite the silver castaway members to a reception, the use to. I understand that on some cruises there are too many to fit into a lounge, but they could come up with something, even if it means having two receptions.
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I feel that they should and should have, grandfathered people.
Grandfathered people into what?

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Before you blast me - we are platinum, 15 cruises, 114 days. I feel that they should and should have, grandfathered people. Also, it seems unfair that they don't invite the silver castaway members to a reception, the use to. I understand that on some cruises there are too many to fit into a lounge, but they could come up with something, even if it means having two receptions.
From what we saw there were always more people in the CC check-in line that the others. I've always been curious what percentage of a cruise is CC members. But I think with so many at least silver level we're lucky they still get a gift each time. I think being CC is the norm now rather than the exception.
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From what we saw there were always more people in the CC check-in line that the others. I've always been curious what percentage of a cruise is CC members. But I think with so many at least silver level we're lucky they still get a gift each time. I think being CC is the norm now rather than the exception.
This is true. Thats just another reason to add another level.
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This is true. Thats just another reason to add another level.
Or..... They could raise the number of cruises required to hit Silver. I was surprised when we got membership cards after our FIRST cruise.. They should start Silver at like 5 and go from there. You shouldn't be able to be gold at 5 cruises already, especially with so many repeat customers.
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I think she means people who already had say 15-20 cruises under their belt at the time they changed Platinums gifts and perks should have been grandfathered in and been able to keep all the old perks... Or maybe people who had been platinum since a certain year or something like that.
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I would suggest

. 5 credit for 3-4 nights
1 credit for 5-7 night
There are a couple of problems I have with counting 3/4 day cruises as less than a 7 night cruise towards a DCL loyalty program. First there are some 3/4 night cruises that cost as much as longer cruises (the inaugural Dream cruise pops to mind; some summer 3/4 nighters cost more than 7 nights in September, etc.; heck, some of them cost more than our Transatlantic cruises!)

But my biggest problem is that DCL's most loyal customers have at least one shorter cruise under their belt -- because we sailed with DCL when they only offered 3/4 night cruises on the Magic! Don't know why that should count as less in a LOYALTY program.
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