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Old 06-30-2007, 02:40 PM
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I was just reading the C&A member benefits for Platinum and above. It talks about complimentary custom air fee. What does that really mean?

And what are the online Premium Saving certificates all about?

Also waht is the "exclusive onboard event?"

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Old 06-30-2007, 06:35 PM
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Custom air means you can custom fit air reservations made through RCI without paying extra, instead of having a "luck of the draw" reservation made for you - which is the usual way. But bear in mind air booked with the cruise line is still often more expensive than doing your own.

Platinum level and above get special savings on suites, priority embarkation, a private departure area on debarkation day, and enhanced Crown & Anchor coupon books (better than what the Gold members get). The "exclusive onboard event" is your own cocktail party, in addition to the regular C&A party - so you get two parties instead of one. We just did our first cruise as platinum members and I have to admit that I liked the benefits. I got on the ship early. I had a lounge set aside just for us to wait today - with coffee, juice, tea, and pastries. The special cocktail party had better drinks and snacks, and the Captain took questions from the audience. And the coupon book had a free drink coupon (wine, beer, soda), 50% off a specialty coffee, casino plays, photo discounts, discounts on logo merchandise, etc.

I can't wait to make diamond level!
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Old 06-30-2007, 08:15 PM
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Thanks, Dave. I really appreciate all your posts. They're very helpful.

I've only completed one cruise so I have a long way to go for platinum. But I'll be going to Bermuda in Sept on the Empress. And I'm organizing a fund raising group cruise on the Voyager in January. I know if I booked a suite I'd get to platinum faster, but I'd rather save the money and go on another cruise. Now a Transatlantic cruise would be worth to money! And I have all those air miles to use to get there. But that will have to wait. I'm quite satisfied with 3 cruise in a year. I'm blessed to be able to do that and have great friends and family with whom I can share the cruises.
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Hello Agutaya, I think you are right about doing two cruises for the price of one cruise in a suite. Getting to Platinum will come soon enough.

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In all honesty, you will not see significant discounts as a gold member. I remember that a few of the coupons were useful but as you step up the "loyalty ladder", the rewards grow in value as do you as a customer to RCCL. Extended cruises are a nice vacation but always remember, a short getaway cruise counts towards your eventual rewards.
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I see the RCI website is acting goofy again. My future bookings are no longer there and I can't pull them up. They also show me as having cruised on both the Liberty and the Empress last week - with both showing as not being credited yet. I'm not going to complain though, if I happen to get credited for both! Maybe the Empress booking is for a suite and I'll two credits for it too!
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In all honesty, you will not see significant discounts as a gold member. I remember that a few of the coupons were useful but as you step up the "loyalty ladder", the rewards grow in value as do you as a customer to RCCL. Extended cruises are a nice vacation but always remember, a short getaway cruise counts towards your eventual rewards.
I'd enjoy taking some short getaway cruises but there isn't a port close enough to practically drive to except Houston, TX. RCCL doesn't have short cruises from Houston.
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Old 07-12-2007, 07:08 AM
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How often is the C&A Magazine sent out?
And which months do you normally receive these magazines?
Do you normally get C&A-coupons together with the magazine?
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Old 07-12-2007, 07:33 AM
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It comes out in January and July. You should be getting one soon. There will be coupons for 2008 sailings.

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It comes out in January and July. You should be getting one soon. There will be coupons for 2008 sailings.

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Okey, thanks Sonny.
Do they send one magazine for each member, or is there only one magazine for each family?
I mean, if there is more than one member at the same adress?
For example, Do you an your wife get one magazine for each of you?
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