I do have a question for Sonny and Dave...have you observed that you get treated differently by the cruise ship staff (bartenders, waiters, etc.) once they realize that you are Diamond Plus?
I am not really into having people kiss my rear-end or anything, in fact, I don't like people like that at all. However, I do find that with the decline in customer service across the board in our country, I really hate it when I am treated like just another number by the staff at places that I patronize on a regular basis. I like to spread good cheer and always tip well and it really bothers me when servers at restaurants act like they have never seen me before when I see them all the time.
Oh well, such is life!