When booking a cruise and perusing brochures, besides price and ports of call, we often consider the loyalty programs offered by the various cruise lines. How does one judge a loyalty program? Every cruise line seems to call its program a different name. Captain's Club, Lattitudes, Compass Club....etc. Is there any difference between them?
If every past cruiser is getting upgraded or first off the ship during tenders, then doesn't it become moot at some point? Another thing is in regards to actually redeeming the 'club's' entitlements. Is there a lot of hassle to actually be allocated whatever it is you were supposed to get by being a member of the club?
Anybody out there willing to tell us the straight goods on Loyalty programs?