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Dave 10-30-2012 03:25 PM

MGM Resorts and Royal Caribbean Loyalty Member Alliance
I just hope this doesn't mean more crowding in the Diamond and Concierge Lounges.

Press Release

Cruise Fanatic 10-30-2012 05:25 PM

Looks like the de-valuing of the C&A begins.

Dave 10-31-2012 03:44 AM

It is such an odd alliance. MGM Grand Resorts 'M Club'? Yes, that immediately springs to mind when I think of something to align my cruise loyalty membership with.

Cruise Fanatic 10-31-2012 07:27 AM

My first thought was how can you even begin to compare a hotel points program with a cruise line loyalty program. Especially a casino hotel. A casino hotel will practically give their rooms away to get someone in to gamble. They practically give them back the amount they pay in food credits, spa credits, etc. So two people share this cheap room price for XXX amount of dollars. They earn their points for these cheap rooms, which they get most of it back in food credits. Then those points are suppose to transfer over into benefits on a Royal Caribbean cruise where loyal cruisers have paid big bucks to earn those same benefits? Maybe I'm not understanding this new program very well. But I just don't think the amount of money spent for someone to reach a Diamond level with a hotel program is anywhere near the amount spent to reach a Diamond level with RCI. RCI is getting desperate to convert landlubbers to cruisers.

Dave 10-31-2012 01:09 PM

I want to see more details about this thing. It isn't at all clear about the interchangeable perks.

Cruise Fanatic 10-31-2012 01:58 PM

I wish when they make these kind of announcements they'd just give you all the details up front instead of these little snippets of information that get people riled up.

Dave 10-31-2012 02:26 PM

One thing for sure, the MGM members better not expect to win as often as they do on land when in a cruise ship casino.

papaflamingo 11-10-2012 12:39 PM

You may have hit a nail on the head Dave. It could be Royal Caribbean sees M-life members as gamblers. Thinking you give them perks to get on the ship they'll spend a lot of money in the Casino. Would explain the partnership.

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