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What are the benefits of joining a cruise line loyalty program? A review of Norwegian, Royal Caribbean and Princess (part 2 of 5)

Cruise lines offer great benefits for their loyal customers. You can get privileges like priority embarkation, tendering and disembarkation; a chance to meet the captain and officers; as well as invitations to exclusive cocktail parties and dinners. And if you’re a fan of freebies, then sign-up to get everything from free drinks to free cruises. Loyalty programs are always being upgraded and modified so cruise lines can make sure they’re providing the amenities you want.  Below is a recap of the current Loyalty Programs for Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruises, and Princess Cruises.  Who are you loyal to?


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Norwegian Cruise Lines—Latitudes

Earn 1 point for every cruise night. Earn an additional point per night for staying in a suite or The Haven. Earn an additional point per night if you book 9+ months in advance. Earn an additional point per night when booking a Latitudes Inside Offer. That’s up to 4 points per night!

Bronze Tier (1-19 points)

  • Up to $250 onboard credits on select sailings
  • Priority check-in
  • Members-only cocktail party
  • 10% off the duty free shop
  • FREE art when attending art auction
  • Discounts on internet packages

Silver Tier (20-47 points)

All of the above +

  • 15% off on photos
  • 15% off on Spa Signature Services
  • Nightly in-cabin chocolates
  • Invitation to an exclusive gathering with ship officers

Gold Tier (48-75 points)

All of the above +

  • 20% off on photos
  • 20% off on Spa Signature Services
  • 25% off one bag of laundry
  • Priority disembarkation and tender tickets
  • Welcome gift

Platinum Tier (76+ points)

All of the above +

  • 25% off on photos
  • 25% off on Spa Signature Services
  • FREE bag of laundry
  • FREE Chocolate-covered strawberries and sparkling wine
  • FREE dinner and wine in LeBistro with a bottle of wine
  • FREE “Behind the Scenes” ship tour
  • Concierge service


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Princess Cruises—Captain’s Circle

Rewards are based on the number of cruises you take or based on the total number of days you cruise. If you book a suite or sail alone and pay the single supplement, you earn double.

Gold Member (1 cruise)

  • Up to $100 early booking discount
  • 50% reduced deposit on early bookings
  • Exclusive members-only events
  • Princess Passport which is stamped and signed by the Captain depicting your destination
  • Gold member pin

Ruby Member (4-5 cruises or 31 to 50 days)

All the above +

  • Princess Platinum Vacation Protection Upgrade
  • 10% off the Reflections DVD of your cruise

Platinum Member (6-15 cruises or 51-150 cruise days)

All the above +

  • FREE cruise atlas
  • Preferred check-in
  • Exclusive lounge for disembarkation
  • FREE internet use (minutes depends on length of cruise)

Elite Member (16+ cruises or 151+ cruise days)

All of the above +

  • Priority tender embarkation
  • Priority disembarkation
  • FREE shoe shines
  • FREE dry cleaning and laundry
  • Afternoon tea delivered to your room
  • Canapés on formal night delivered to your room
  • FREE wine-tasting event
  • FREE mini-bar setup (refills not included)
  • Bath amenities that are offered in suites
  • 10% off boutique purchases


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Royal Caribbean Cruise Line—Crown & Anchor

Earn one point for each cruise night. Earn double points when you book a suite. Also, refer a friend and earn $25 in onboard credit.

Gold Member (3-29 points)

  • Exclusive onboard booking bonus
  • Coupon book
  • Invited to Welcome Back Party
  • SeaPass Card recognition
  • Meet the Stars!
  • Priority check-in
  • Private departure lounge with continental breakfast

Platinum Member (30-54 points)

All the above +

  • Exclusive Top Tier event
  • Robes for use onboard
  • Signature lapel pin

Emerald Member (55-79 points)

All of the above +

  • A special welcome gift

Diamond Member (80-174 points)

All the above +

  • Milestone recognition
  • Chefs Choice gift
  • Priority wait-list for shore excursions and spa appointments
  • Priority departure
  • Special breakfasts
  • Entertainment tour
  • Access to Diamond lounge
  • Exclusive nightly Diamond event

Diamond-Plus Member (175-699 points)

All the above +

  • Behind-the-scenes tours
  • Personalized gift
  • Access to Diamond-Plus concierge lounge
  • Priority seating at theater, ice show and AquaTheater events
  • Meal with an Officer (340+ points)
  • Upgraded bathroom amenities (340+ points)
  • Bonus gift (350+ points)
  • Bonus gift (525+ points)

Pinnacle Club Member (700+ points)

All of the above +

  • Personalized Pinnacle Club pin
  • Pinnacle Club Gold Card with exclusive privileges
  • FREE 7-night cruise in a junior suite
  • FREE 7-night cruise in junior suite (1,400 points)

Other Loyalty Program Blogs

What are the benefits of joining a cruise line loyalty program? A review of Carnival, Celebrity and Holland America’s rewards (part 1 of 5)

What are the benefits of joining a cruise line loyalty program? A review of Oceania and Azamara (part 3 of 5)

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