I don't remember who said it, but I have a couple of questions about getting points towards your C&A status;
A) Do ALL cruises taken during DECEMBER count as double points?
B) If not, which cruises DO get double points?
C) IF you book a JS or higher during December, since a JS or higher is worth double points,
would you get 28 points for a 7 day cruise in a JS or higher cabin?
From the flyer I received, the December Celebration is limited to the Diamond level or higher C & A members. The points deal is applicable to all sailings departing Nov. 26 - Dec. 31, 2011, except for Liberty of the Seas and Jewel of the Seas sailings departing on Nov. 26, 2011. They will give triple points for suites and double points for other cabin categories. So, you would get 21 points for a suite booking on a 7-night cruise.
According to RCI, I will be getting 8 points for the 4-night Rock Legends cruise even though it is a full-ship charter.
Dave has it right. All you need to do is sail one day during December to get double credits. That's why November 26 sailings qualify for the credit bonus. My Nov. 26 ends on Dec. 4th. It's a 8 night cruise so I'll get 16 credits. I'm staying on for the 6 night cruise sailing on the 4th for another 12 points, giving me a total of 28 points. I'll have a total of 538 points when I'm done. I needed 525 points to get my third amenity. I did B2B's during the December Diamond Celebration--I was happy to see they are doing it again this year. For some people getting to Diamond Plus status will be a lot quicker if they do the Diamond Celebration every year.
I didnít realize that you were eligible for the double points as long as you sailed one day in December. I was under the impression that you needed to begin your cruise in the month of December. Good news! Thanks for the info.
2002 Adventure, Explorer
2003 Navigator, Serenade
2004 Voyager, Adventure
2009 Liberty, Enchantment
2010 Independence, Liberty
2011 Liberty, Freedom
2012 Freedom, Freedom, Independence
Feb 2013 Liberty
Mar 2013 Liberty
Nov 2013 Independence
The December "Diamond Celebration" is now in it's 3rd year, so it does seem to be something RCI plans to do each year as long as it entices bookings. The points are nice but the special gifts aren't too shabby either.