The REAS gets you booking BEFORE CC members by I think 10 days, 2 spa robes to keep, a flexible ice bucket (also to keep), bottle of Korbel or sparkling cider, 2 white chocolate champagne glasses (which my boys ate as soon as we got in the cabin!), unlimited use of the rainforest room, dinner at Palo, and a bottle of premium wine at that Palo dinner, an 8x10 from Shutters, and a full champagne breakfast in your room one morning. If you compare cost to cost, it is less expensive to do this all on your own; however, there is no $$ to be put on the breakfast in your cabin OR the advance ressie of Palo- I was able to book dinner, brunch & tea- I knew many CC members on the trip who couldn't get that. Would I do it again? If I were taking my first cruise again, absolutely. I thought it made the whole experience even that much more luxurious! Not sure if I would do it again as a CC member now, though- I'll be better able to answer that when it's a few months before our next cruise!