Interesting... I hope it is more helpful than their last website. I would like to see a definite clickable thing to let them know you are cruising again. They never had something obvious before. (Of course you shouldn't HAVE to tell them, your past guest number on a booking should trigger something in the system to send the OPC a notice. But that is a different gripe)
The last site basically said.. "hey we have casinos on our ships" which is the ultimate in "duh..." moments.
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Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise, Magic 1/14, Freedom x 2 6/14
NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007, Celebrity Silhouette 2013
Yeah, I know. You had to look for the Contact Us section. And basically the only way you knew the procedure was by word of mouth. Most Members don't even know the procedure to get gifts. They have been changing this back and forth for about 10 years. Then each Cruise Line had their own individual sites. I always have used the OPC one instead of Carnival's.
You probably just play with more than we do. I doubt I will get much this time. Of course I say that every time and still get super gifts. I agree Jim - They need an appropriate link for returning Members. One with specific information fields. For example I sent an email yesterday to let them know I was returning. I only included my Name, Ship and Sail date, and Booking #. I forgot to add my Birthday. Now I am going to have to call or I will only get Chocolate Strawberries and the Photo Voucher. At least that is how it has worked in the past for me. If I call they ask for my Birth date and then I get a bunch more stuff plus the Champagne and Bar Credits.
I wondered why I always get T-Shirts and Caps...Must be the consolation prizes.
The last time the Host came around the last night and ask me what gifts I would like shirts or caps. I said shirts because I have every color cap they make. He brought my bag and it had shirts and a cap as a joke I guess. I actually didn't have a black one yet and had never seen one before.