Anyone who loves cruising will know that you can be rewarded for your loyalty to certain cruise lines. Book time and time again with your favourite cruise line and customers can benefit from treats such as speciality dining, WiFi, spa treatments and more!

So how do these loyalty programmes compare? We have included those with some of the world’s top cruise lines below for more information.

Carnival Cruise Line’s VIFP Club

With Carnival Cruise Line, guests can become members of the VIFP Club – like a VIP Club but for a Very Important Fun Person! This club recognises guests who repeatedly book with Carnival Cruise Line, with great benefits for next level fun. One of the main benefits of the club is that you don’t need to have cruised with Carnival Cruise Line before to join! You can take advantage of members-only offers even before you’ve booked to sail.

Sky Course - Carnival Cruises

What’s included?

The club is split into five tiers – Blue, Red, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond – each of which are determined by how many days you’ve cruised. Every day you cruise, you gain another VIFP point. Upon joining, you receive an exclusive Sign & Sail card which offers you benefits such as collectable Carnival items, members-only invites to cocktail receptions and priority boarding.

Blue Tier – (first sailing)

  • Members-only offers
  • Member e-newsletter

Red Tier – 24 points (second sailing)

  • All the benefits of the Blue Tier
  • Complimentary 1l bottle of water (delivered to your stateroom on all sailings)

Gold Tier – 25-74 points

  • All the benefits of the Red Tier
  • VIFP Party invite on 5+ day sailings (featuring complimentary drinks and appetisers)
  • Gold VIFP pin on every sailing

Platinum – 75-199 points

  • All the benefits of the Gold Tier
  • Priority check-in and boarding
  • Complimentary beverage at Seaday brunch (where brunch not available, complimentary beverage at breakfast or lunch in the Main Dining Room)
  • ‘Chocolate Delight’ (delivered to your stateroom on 5+ day cruises
  • Unique, collectable ship- and year-specific pin received on each sailing
  • Priority spa reservations
  • Casino: Buy 1 tournament entry, get 1 free (Blackjack or Slot only)
  • Complimentary Arcade credits
  • Carnival logo gift on every sailing
  • Dedicated on-board Guest Services phone number
  • Priority line at Guest Services desk on-board
  • Priority debarkation
  • Priority Main Dining Room and Speciality Restaurant reservations
  • Complimentary Wash & Fold (2 bags on 3-6 day cruises / 3 bags on 7-12 day cruises / 5 bads on a 12+ day cruises)

Diamond Tier – 200+ points

  • All the benefits of the Platinum Tier
  • Guaranteed Main Dining Room and Speciality Restaurant reservations (upgrade from Priority)
  • Unlimited Wash & Fold service (upgrade from complimentary)
  • Special invitation from the Captain on each sailing
  • One-time free cabin upgrade OR 3rd and 4th guests sail free
  • One-time complimentary meal for two at Speciality Restaurant of choice
  • VIFP Club luggage tag set, presented upon entry into Diamond level
  • Dedicated toll-free number for sales and service

Celebrity Cruises’ Captain’s Club

The Celebrity Cruises’ Captain’s Club offers guests exclusive rewards, perks and privileges when you join. You don’t have to have cruised with Celebrity Cruises to join, though you earn points for every sailing to reap more and more benefits each time.

Celebrity Cruises - Day at sea

What’s included?

The Captain’s Club has six tiers – Premium, Classic, Select, Elite, Elite Plus, and Zenith. Points are earnt based on the number of nights you spend on-board and your stateroom category – the higher the category, the more you earn. Points start at 2 per night in Interior and Ocean View staterooms, right up to 18 points per night in Reflection, Penthouse and Iconic Suites.

Preview Tier – 0-1 points

  • Access to the Captain’s Club VISTA magazine online
  • Access to the on-board Loyalty Host during your cruise
  • Eligibility for Captain’s Club promotions when booking future cruise on-board
  • Upgraded to Classic Tier once you’ve enjoyed your first Celebrity Cruise

Classic Tier – 2-149 points

  • All of the benefits of the Preview Tier
  • One category stateroom upgrade applicable up to AquaClass 
  • Exclusive Captains Club Celebration Event 
  • 10% discount on the first Internet Package purchased
  • 10% discount on any digital or print photo package at the Photo Gallery plus $50 off any Photo Package purchased at The Studio
  • One complimentary scoop of gelato from the Gelateria 
  • Access to special events on Reunion and Presidents Cruise sailings

Select Tier – 150-299 points

  • All of the benefits of the Classic Tier
  • Exclusive Senior Officers’ Cocktail Party 
  • Complimentary wine seminar event 
  • Priority embarkation while boarding the ship (where available) 
  • Priority status for shore excursion waitlist 
  • One standard bag of laundry (wash, dry, fold) at discounted price on all Celebrity Cruises of 12+ nights. Complimentary pressing of 2 garment items.
  • Behind the scenes Theatre Tour with the cast and crew, with a complimentary welcome drink 
  • Exclusive Captains Club Celebration Event
  • 25% discount on the first internet package purchased (upgrade from 10%)
  • 15% discount on any digital or print photo package at the Photo Gallery plus $75 off any Photo Package purchased at The Studio (upgrade from 10%)
  • Platinum Level enrolment in Royal Caribbean’s Crown & Anchor Society

Elite Tier – 300-749 points

  • All of the benefits of the Select Tier
  • Elegant tea invitation 
  • Evening Cocktail hour (excludes embarkation and evening of Senior Officers’ Party) 
  • Complimentary access to Persian Garden (on one port day of your choice while ship is in port) 
  • Access to the Captain’s Club Lounge for daily coffee house style breakfast 
  • A private shipboard departure lounge, serving continental breakfast 
  • Complimentary 90-minute Internet package or 30% discount on our Unlimited Internet Package
  • One complimentary bag of laundry (wash, dry, fold) on every sailing. Complimentary pressing of 2 garment items and dry cleaning of 1 garment.
  • 20% discount on any digital or print photo package at the Photo Gallery plus $100 off any Photo Package purchased at The Studio

Elite Plus Tier – 750-2,999 points

  • All of the benefits in the Elite Tier
  • 15% discount on any Specialty Restaurant
  • 10% discount on any Beverage Package
  • Complimentary cappuccino, latte, tea and espresso 
  • Complimentary 240-minute Internet package or 35% discount on our Unlimited Internet Package
  • Priority status for shore excursion waitlist
  • Two complimentary bags of laundry (wash, dry, fold) on every sailing. Complimentary pressing of 2 garment items and dry cleaning of 1 garment.
  • Behind the scenes Theatre Tour with the cast and crew, with a complimentary welcome drink 

Zenith Tier – 3,000+ points

  • All of the benefits of the Elite Plus Tier
  • Upon reaching the Zenith tier, receive a complimentary 7-night Caribbean or Bermuda cruise (in a Balcony stateroom only)
  • At 6,000 points and every 3,000 points thereafter receive a complimentary 7-night Caribbean or Bermuda cruise (in an AquaClass® stateroom)
  • Upon reaching the Zenith tier, Captain’s Club will make a charitable donation in the member’s behalf 
  • Complimentary Drinks Package
  • Complimentary Unlimited Internet Package 
  • Access to Michael’s Club Concierge Lounge and The Retreat Lounge on Edge Class ships, including Embarkation Day 
  • Complimentary laundry 
  • Complimentary Extend Your Stay (where available stay onboard longer on disembarkation day) 
  • Upgraded bath amenities 
  • Priority seating in theatre (on Evening Chic and production show nights, seats released 10 minutes prior to curtain call) 
  • Concierge Lunch in the Main Dining room is offered in-between back-to-back sailings
  • 25% discount on any Specialty Restaurant (upgrade from 15%)

Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ Columbus Club

Once you have sailed on your first cruise with Cruise & Maritime Voyages, you automatically qualify for membership of the Columbus Club, featuring a number of exclusive benefits and rewards.

Cruise and Maritime - Guests on-board

What’s included?

There are four tiers to the Columbus Club – Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. Your tier level depends on the number of cruise nights travelled with Cruise & Maritime Voyages.

Silver Tier – Up to 20 nights cruised

  • Receive a complimentary copy of Compass, the CMV quarterly magazine
  • Priority notification of programme releases and news updates

Gold Tier – 21 to 99 nights cruised

  • All of the benefits of the Silver Tier
  • Fast track embarkation/disembarkation facility (dependent on turnaround timings and port facilities)
  • Invitation to attend exclusive Club Cocktail Party
  • Receipt of special Club lapel pin badge
  • 5% savings with on-board laundry services, shore excursions and CMV Additions Packages

Platinum Tier – 100 to 199 nights cruised

  • All of the benefits of the Gold Tier
  • Advance opportunity to book a cruise prior to programme going on general sale
  • Guaranteed first or second sitting dining option (excluding table size)
  • Invitation to Captain or Officers table on cruises of 12 nights or more
  • A personal bon voyage message and bottle of Champagne in your cabin on departure (if not booking suite accommodation where already included)
  • 5% future cruise discount on bookings made at least 120 days prior to the sail date
  • 7.5% savings on on-board laundry services, shore excursions, CMV Additions Packages and internet packages

Diamond Tier – 200+ nights cruised

  • All of the benefits of the Platinum Tier
  • Welcome fruit bowl, flowers and a plate of canapés (if not booking deluxe suite accommodation where already included)
  • 10% future cruise discount on sailings from 1 Nov 2016. Booking must be made at least 120 days prior to sail date
  • 10% savings on on-board laundry services, shore excursions, CMV Additions Packages and internet packages

Cunard’s World Club

As soon as you have completed your first cruise with Cunard, you join the Cunard World Club – a fellowship of sophisticated travellers. There are four tiers with the Cunard World Club, each of which offers a variety of benefits every time you set sail.

Couple on the balcony - Cunard

What’s included?

The four tiers of the Cunard World Club include – Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. They feature exclusive benefits which are designed to ensure guests enjoy each time they sail with Cunard and make their time on-board even more memorable.

Silver Tier – One voyage

  • Member savings and special offers
  • World club desk in all our international offices
  • On board loyalty representative
  • The Cunarder magazine

Gold Tier – Two voyages or 20 nights

  • All of the benefits of Silver Tier
  • A Gold membership pin
  • A complimentary two hour Internet time plan
  • Invitation to the Cunard World Club cocktail party

Platinum Tier – Seven voyages or 70 nights

  • All of the benefits of Gold Tier
  • A Platinum membership pin
  • An additional two hour complimentary Internet time plan
  • 20% saving on Laundry/Specialist Cleaning
  • Priority check-in at New York and Southampton
  • Private disembarkation lounge
  • Complimentary wine tasting
  • 10% saving on White Star luggage service
  • Invitation to the senior officers’ party

Diamond Tier – 15 voyages or 150 nights

  • All of the benefits of Platinum Tier
  • A Diamond membership pin
  • An additional four hour complimentary Internet time plan
  • Priority disembarkation
  • A complimentary meal at one of the ship’s alternative dining venues
  • Priority appointment with the voyage sales specialist
  • Dedicated Diamond member contact at the world club desk in our international offices

Disney Cruise Line Castaway Club

Disney Cruise Line’s Castaway Club recognises guests who have sailed with Disney Cruise Line with exclusive benefits and offers, all of which will make planning your next cruise and life on-board even more magical.

Captain Mickey Mouse high-fiving a family on a Disney Cruise Line ship

What’s included?

There are three tiers to the Castaway Club – Silver, Gold and Platinum. Each of these includes early booking opportunities, advance online reservations, exclusive members-only check-in and more!

Silver Tier – After first cruise

  • Early booking for new itineraries one day before the general public
  • Early access to activity planning online 90 days prior to sailing
  • Castaway Club Member communications
  • Dedicated Castaway Club phone number
  • Exclusive cruise terminal check-in
  • Welcome back aboard gift

Gold Tier – After fifth cruise

  • All of the benefits of Silver Tier
  • Early booking for new itineraries two days before the general public
  • Early access to activity planning online 105 days prior to sailing
  • Early access to select port arrival times
  • Gold and Platinum Castaway Club on-board reception
  • Gold and Platinum discounts

Platinum Tier – After tenth cruise

  • All of the benefits of Gold Tier
  • Early booking for new itineraries three days before the general public
  • Early access to activity planning online 120 days prior to sailing
  • Platinum priority check-in at cruise terminal
  • Platinum complimentary dinner at Palo

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Oceans Club

Oceans Club is an exclusive members club with Fred. Olsen cruisers, offering benefits and offers for repeat bookings on-board Fred. Olsen itineraries. The membership scheme works with five levels of tiers, each determined by points gathered for the number of nights cruised with Fred. Olsen.

Couple on the promenade aboard Braemar - Fred Olsen

What’s included?

The five tiers of the Oceans Club include – Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond Elite. Once you spend your first night on-board a Fred. Olsen cruise, you will automatically become a Bronze member. As well as benefits for your cruising experience, there are additional benefits with popular retailers and organisations, meaning members can enjoy savings on top quality products and activities.

Bronze Tier – 1-30 points

  • Membership card (e-card only)
  • Advance notice of future cruise programmes
  • Closer magazine
  • On-board representative
  • 12 months lead time to qualify for 5% cruise discount
  • £25 Introduce a Friend Reward Scheme

Silver Tier – 31-100 points

  • All of the benefits of Bronze Tier
  • Membership card
  • 9 months lead time to qualify for 5% cruise discount
  • 5% on-board spend discount
  • Oceans cocktail party on cruises of five nights or more

Gold Tier – 101-250 points

  • All of the benefits of the Silver Tier
  • 6 months lead time to qualify for 5% cruise discount
  • Pre-book Shore Tours discount
  • Complimentary refreshments at Dover and Southampton
  • Welcome Aboard gift
  • Personalised luggage tags
  • Dedicated phone line to Oceans Department
  • Highest points award scheme

Platinum Tier – 251-500 points

  • All of the benefits of the Gold Tier
  • 3 months lead time to qualify for 5% cruise discount
  • £35 Introduce a Friend Reward Scheme
  • Exclusive event on cruises of 14+ nights
  • Priority dedicated phone line to reservations
  • 10% on-board spend discount

Diamond Elite – 501+ points

  • All of the benefits of the Platinum Tier
  • Anytime lead time to qualify for 5% cruise discount
  • £50 Introduce a Friend Reward Scheme
  • 15% on-board spend discount
  • 7.5% pre-book Shore Tours discount
  • Milestone awards scheme
  • Confirmed table number for dinner prior to departure
  • Streamlined embarkation
  • Free bag of laundry – Wash and Fold service
  • Personal bon voyage call pre-departure

Holland America Line’s Mariner Society

When you’ve cruised with Holland America Line, you’re automatically enrolled into the Mariner Society. You can earn cruise day credits for each day that you cruise, as well as each purchase. Bonus credits are also available when you select a suite or penthouse and spend over a certain limit in on-board purchases.

Couple on a balcony on-board Holland America

What’s included?

There are five levels to the Mariner Society, starting a 1 Star up to 5 Star. When you return from your first cruise, you also return as a Star Mariner! Soon as you step aboard your next Holland America Line cruise, you will be welcomed with a number of exclusive benefits that only get better the more you cruise.

1 Star Mariner Level – Up to 29 Cruise Day credits

  • Mariner Welcome Onboard Lunch
  • Special collectable gift
  • Mariner Brunch with complimentary sparkling wine
  • Free subscription to the print or digital version of Mariner® magazine (print only available to US and Canadia residents)
  • Special offers on select sailings
  • 50% cruise fare discount on 3rd/4th guests staying in your stateroom on select sailings

2 Star Mariner Level – 30-74 Cruise Day credits

  • All of the benefits of the 1 Star Mariner
  • A complimentary photo of the ship
  • A 10% discount on select Holland America Line logo clothing sold on-board signature shops (may exclude already discounted merchandise)
  • A 15% discount on merchandise from shophollandamerica.com (Discount only available in the United States and Canada)
  • An annual cruise planner 
  • A special recognition lapel pin

3 Star Mariner Level – 75-199 Cruise Day credits

  • All of the benefits of the 2 Star Mariner
  • A 25% discount on speciality restaurant surcharges and on speciality coffees in all dining venues, beverages in the Explorations Café and all mini-bar purchases (restaurant packages do not apply to discount and wine packages discounts exclude wine cards, Cellar Master packages, individual bottles, wine-by-the-glass and beverage gift cards)
  • Mariner Welcome Onboard Reception
  • Discounts on select treatments from the Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • Advance information on new itineraries

4 Star Mariner Level – 200-499 Cruise Day credits

  • All of the benefits of the 3 Star Mariner
  • Complimentary cruise fare on 3rd/4th guest in your stateroom on select sailings 
  • An increase of a 50% discount on speciality restaurant surcharges and speciality coffees in all dining venues, wine packages, beverages in the Explorations Café and all mini-bar purchases (restaurant packages do not apply to discount and wine packages discounts exclude wine cards, Cellar Master packages, individual bottles, wine-by-the-glass and beverage gift cards)
  • Complimentary laundry and pressing services
  • Priority tender* and check-in
  • A complimentary wine tasting session 
  • An increase of A 15% discount on select Holland America Line logo clothing sold onboard shops (may exclude already discounted merchandise)
  • Discounts on select spa treatments from the Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • A complimentary one-year subscription to Travel + Leisure® or Food & Wine® magazine (one per household, available to US and Canadian residents only)

5 Star Mariner Level – 500+ Cruise Day credits

  • All of the benefits of the 4 Star Mariner
  • 50% discount on a 100-minute internet package (one time only per cruise) 
  • Up to US$30 credit toward any Internet package
  • Two complimentary dinners in the Pinnacle Grill (free surcharge only)
  • Complimentary Culinary Arts Center cooking class (1 per cruise) 
  • Complimentary cooking workshop (1 per cruise)
  • Complimentary day pass to the Greenhouse Spa & Salon Thermal Suite (1 per cruise) Not available on ms Prinsendam, guests will receive additional Pinnacle Dinner

MSC Cruises Voyagers Club

Enter a world of privileges with MSC Cruises’ Voyagers Club. Loyal guests can enjoy exclusive benefits and discounts every time they choose to sail with MSC Cruises with the Voyagers Club.

MSC Yacht Club

What’s included?

There are five membership levels with the Voyagers Club – Welcome, Classic, Silver, Gold and Black. You progress through these by earning points each time you cruise, meaning your privileges grow the more you cruise with MSC Cruises.

Welcome Membership – One confirmed booking

  • Pre-board MSC Voyagers Club special e-newsletter
  • MSC Voyagers Club infopoint
  • MSC Voyagers Club online private area
  • MSC Voyagers Club e-newsletter

Classic Membership – 1-2,199 points

  • All of the benefits of the Welcome Membership
  • 5% MSC Voyagers Club cruise discount
  • 5%-15% exclusive member’s discount on Voyages Selection departures only
  • MSC Voyagers Club personalised luggage tags
  • MSC Voyagers Club card
  • Welcome back cocktail
  • On-board dedicated number
  • A collection of flexible on-board offers
  • MSC Ambassador (online poll)

Silver Membership – 2,200-4,299 points

  • All of the benefits of the Classic Membership
  • 5%-15% exclusive member’s discount on Voyages Selection departures only and $50 on-board credit
  • Milestone reward
  • Complimentary fresh fruit basket per stateroom (once per cruise)

Gold Membership – 4,300-9,999 points

  • All of the benefits of the Silver Membership
  • Complimentary one-hour thermal areas session (once per cruise)
  • Complimentary gift
  • Priority disembarkation in ports where a tender boat is required
  • Complimentary photo
  • Complimentary birthday cake

Black Membership – 10,000+ points

  • All of the benefits of the Gold Membership
  • Priority boarding on embarkation day
  • Complimentary speciality restaurant ‘Tasting Menu’ dinner for two (no beverages, one dinner per stateroom)
  • Complimentary spumante with chocolate-dipped fruit per stateroom (once per cruise)
  • Priority disembarkation at end of cruise
  • Courtesy towelling bathrobe and slippers available during the cruise
  • Complimentary dance class
  • MSC Voyagers Club exclusive Black Card Party
  • MSC Voyagers Club Chocolate Ship
  • Late stateroom check-out at disembarkation

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Latitudes Rewards

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Latitudes Rewards programme offers benefits to loyal guests, ensuring that they feel valued and rewarded each time they sail with the cruise line.

A family in smart casual dress code on an NCL cruise

What’s included?

The benefits are laid out as tiers – Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Platinum Plus and Ambassador. To access each tier, guests collect points with one point earnt for every cruise night. Guests can also earn additional points per night for booking selected accommodations.

Bronze Tier – 1-29 points

  • Priority check-in at the pier
  • Keycard recognition
  • Bottle of sparkling wine (per stateroom)
  • 10% on-board discounts in duty-free shops
  • Additional internet minutes when purchasing Internet Packages
  • Free artwork for attending art auction
  • On-board Latitudes Rewards representative
  • Monthly Latitudes Rewards insider offers for select sailings
  • Exclusive offers from Caesars Entertainment
  • Complimentary Latitudes Rewards online newsletter

Silver Tier – 30-54 points

  • All of the benefits of the Bronze Tier
  • 15% on-board discounts in duty-free shops
  • Exclusive cocktail party
  • 10% discount on shore excursions
  • 20% discounts on photos
  • 15% on-board discounts on spa treatments (while the ship is in port)

Gold Tier – 55-79 points

  • All of the benefits of the Silver Tier
  • 25% discounts on photos
  • 20% on-board discounts on spa treatments (while the ship is in port)
  • One bottle of water (per member)
  • 50% offer one bag of laundry (per member)
  • Priority tender tickets (applicable ports only)
  • Priority disembarkation

Platinum Tier – 80-174 points

  • All of the benefits of the Gold Tier
  • 30% discounts on photos
  • 25% on-board discounts on spa treatments (while the ship is in port)
  • One free bag of laundry (per member)
  • Priority embarkation
  • Dinner for two at Cagney’s or Le Bistro with a bottle of wine (per stateroom)
  • Dinner for two at Moderno or La Cucina
  • Free internet minutes (30 free minutes – no purchase required)
  • Chocolate-covered strawberries (per stateroom)
  • Behind-the-scenes ship tour
  • Concierge service to assist you with speciality restaurant, entertainment, and shore excursion reservations

Platinum Plus – 175-699 points

  • All of the benefits of the Platinum tier
  • 15% discount on shore excursions
  • Two bottles of water (per member)
  • Free internet minutes (60 free minutes – no purchase required)
  • Dinner with Officers
  • Priority restaurant and entertainment seating

Ambassador Tier – 700+ points

  • All of the benefits of the Platinum Plus Tier
  • 20% discounts on shore excursions
  • Free internet minutes (100 free minutes – no purchase required)
  • Complimentary seven-day cruise

P&O Cruises’ Peninsular Club

P&O Cruises Peninsular Club offers guests exclusive discounts, on-board spend and invites to intimate cocktail parties – simply for sailing with the cruise line.

Couple enjoying lunch aboard P&O

What’s included?

There are six tiers in the Peninsular Club – Pacific, Atlantic, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Baltic and Liguarian. Each of these are named after the oceans and seas which are cruised by P&O Cruises’ ships. They are also arranged in size, with the smallest – the Liguarian – being the most exclusive tier to be part of.

Pacific Tier – 150-500 points

  • Peninsular Club magazine
  • Dedicated hotline
  • Discounts on selected cruises
  • 5% on-board spend discount across bars, shops, spas, salons and shore excursions

Atlantic Tier – 501-1,000 points

  • All of the benefits of the Pacific Tier
  • 7.5% on-board spend discount
  • Glass of champagne at the Sailaway party
  • Lapel pin

Mediterranean Tier – 1,001-2,000 points

  • All of the benefits of the Atlantic Tier
  • 8.5% on-board spend discount
  • Invite to cocktail party (on cruises of eight nights or more)
  • New lapel pin
  • P&O Cruises slippers

Caribbean Tier – 2,001-2,500 points

  • All of the benefits of the Mediterranean Tier
  • 10% discount on bespoke P&O Cruises travel insurance
  • Priority booking for new programme releases
  • Annual gift at the end of the year
  • Priority check-in from Southampton ports
  • Priority arrival time allocation
  • Private welcome reception on-board
  • 10% on-board spend discount

Baltic Tier – 2,501+ points (plus 80-200 nights on-board)

  • All of the benefits of the Caribbean Tier
  • Complimentary half bottle of Champagne on first formal night (per cabin)
  • Senior Officer hosted fine dining event
  • 50% discount on machine washable laundry

Ligurian Tier – 2,501+ points (plus 201+ nights spend on-board)

  • All of the benefits of lower tiers
  • Priority lane at check-in
  • Hospitality lounge while you wait to embark
  • Private welcome reception
  • Priority to disembark
  • Complimentary formal attire pressing service

Princess Cruises’ Captain’s Circle

The Captain’s Circle is the members club for Princess Cruises, rewarding those who repeatedly cruise with them. You become a member of the Captain’s Circle as soon as you have sailed on your first Princess Cruises’ sailing, moving up into the tiers the more you sail.

Seawalk on Majestic Princess

What’s included?

There are four tiers in the Captain’s Circle – Gold, Ruby, Platinum and Elite. You move up the tiers depending on how many points you have earned or how many days you have sailed with Princess Cruises.

Gold Tier – Upon completion of one Princess Cruise

  • Launch savings/reduced deposit
  • Preferential pricing offers
  • Members-only on-board events
  • Princess Passport
  • Collectible Destination stamps
  • Access to a Circle Host on-board
  • Princess Cruises Captain’s Circle magazine
  • Gold Member recognition pin
  • Princess Cruise’s Captain’s Circle Center Online

Ruby Tier – From your 4th-5th cruise or 31-50 cruise days

  • All of the benefits of Gold Tier
  • Exclusive shoreside access to the Captain’s Circe helpdesk phone line
  • 10% discount off the purchase of Princess Cruises’ Reflections DVD on-board

Platinum Tier – From your 6th-15th cruise or 51-150 cruise days

  • All of the benefits of Ruby Tier
  • Priority check-in
  • Platinum Disembarkation Lounge
  • Complimentary internet credit

Elite Tier – From your 16th+ cruise or 151+ cruise days

  • All of the benefits of Platinum Tier
  • Exclusive window to preview and book new itineraries
  • Priority ship to shore tender embarkation
  • Priority disembarkation
  • Shoe polishing service
  • Complimentary laundry and professional cleaning services
  • Complimentary mini bar set up
  • Deluxe canapes selection
  • Afternoon tea
  • Upgraded bathroom amenities
  • 10% discount in the Shops of Princess
  • Complimentary Grapevine wine tasting
  • Elite member recognition pin

Royal Caribbean’s Crown & Anchor Society

Royal Caribbean’s Crown & Anchor Society offers a way of rewarding and recognising the most loyal customers with exclusive offers and privileges. Guests earn one Cruise Point for every night sailed with Royal Caribbean, double the points when you book a suite!

As your collection of points grow, you move up the six tiers laid out to benefit from more and more. You are automatically enrolled into the Crown & Anchor Society when you first sail with Royal Caribbean and your benefits start straight away!

Couple in the Solarium - Royal Caribbean

What’s included?

There are six tiers in the Crown & Anchor Society – Gold, Platinum, Emerald, Diamond, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club.

Gold Tier – Up to 3 Cruise Points

  • On-board offers
  • SeaPass card recognition
  • Priority check-in
  • Private departure lounge with continental breakfast
  • Exclusive trivia
  • Crown & Anchor exclusive rates
  • Priority notice on special offers, new ships and itineraries
  • Reduced rate upgrades
  • Additional Cruise Points for purchasing suite accommodations and/or single pricing type
  • Exclusive email offers
  • Member cruises
  • Crown & Anchor Society desk for membership enquiries
  • Member newsletter: Crown & Anchor Society Exclusive
  • Member-only secured section on the website
  • Priority access on stateroom upgrades
  • On-board offers loaded on SeaPass card
  • Same member status as the parent after your child’s first completed cruise

Platinum Tier – Up to 30 Cruise Points

  • All of the benefits of the Gold Tier
  • Exclusive Top Tier event
  • Robes for use on-board
  • Signature lapel pin
  • Discounts on Balcony and Suite staterooms
  • Matching Celebrity Cruises Captain’s Club and Azamara Club Cruises Le Club Voyage tier status

Emerald Tier – Up to 55 Cruise Points

  • All of the benefits from Platinum Tier
  • Welcome Waters & Snack + Beverage selection

Diamond Tier – Up to 80 Cruise Points

  • All of the benefits from Emerald Tier
  • Milestone recognition
  • Chef’s Choice Gift/Amenity
  • Priority waitlist for Shore Excursions/Vitality Spa services
  • Diamond Club (on select ships)
  • Priority departure
  • Exclusive nightly Diamond Event
  • Daily breakfast with speciality coffee
  • Entertainment tour
  • Priority waitlist seating request in the main dining room
  • Commemorative gift

Diamond Plus Tier – Up to 175 Cruise Points

  • All of the benefits of the Diamond Tier
  • Behind the Scenes tour
  • Personalised gift/amenity (per household)
  • Concierge Club access
  • Priority seating at theatre, ice show, and AquaTheater events
  • Meal with an Officer for members with 340+ Cruise Points
  • Upgraded bathroom amenities for members with 340+ Cruise Points
  • Bonus Gift for members with 340+ Cruise Points (per household)
  • Bonus Gift for members with 525+ Cruise Points (per household)
  • Choice of additional gifts ordered pre-cruise
  • Exclusive access to Diamond Plus & Pinnacle Club call centre staff members
  • Single supplement cruise fare reduced to 150% from 200% for members that have 340+ Cruise Points
  • Priority access on stateroom upgrades

Pinnacle Club – Up to 700 Cruise Points

  • All of the benefits of Diamond Plus Tier
  • Personalised lapel pin for Pinnacle Club
  • Pinnacle Club SeaPass card with exclusive privileges
  • Milestone cruise certificate valued at the prevailing rate of a seven-night Balcony stateroom for 700 and 1,050 Cruise Points (per household)
  • Milestone cruise certificate valued at the prevailing rate of a Junior Suite stateroom for 1,400 and every 350 Cruise Points (per household)
  • The same member status is not granted to your child for this tier

Saga Ocean Possibilities

Saga Ocean’s membership programme is called Possibilities. The programme ensures that customers can make the most out of the cruise line’s offers and exclusive benefits during their time on-board. It also includes offers with high street retailers, restaurants, travel, events and more for your time off the ship!

If you’re an existing Saga customer you can sign up online. Alternatively, you can purchase a membership and enjoy the same benefits from there. You can become a member as long as you are a UK resident and aged 0ver 50.

Saga - Spirit of Discovery

What’s included?

There aren’t any tiers to the Possibilities membership, instead Saga offers plenty of incentives and benefits to all of their customers at the same level. Benefits include discounts on the following:

Entertainment

  • West End musicals
  • Best-selling plays
  • Family theatre for kids
  • New releases

Travel

  • Savings on selected river cruises, holidays, ocean cruises and tours

Food and drink

  • Recipe and meal boxes
  • Dining out at selected restaurants
  • Drink and beer festivals
  • Online vouchers for wine

Home and garden

  • Tickets to home and garden shows
  • Exclusive experiences at popular gardens
  • Car repairs
  • Subscription to Saga Magazine
  • Flower deliveries

Wellbeing

  • Gym memberships
  • Beauty and grooming vouchers
  • Makeup bag offers
  • Health-related products
  • Golf membership, lessons and golf balls
  • Delivery of repeat NHS prescriptions

Viking Ocean Explorer Society

Viking Ocean’s Explorer Society allows you to experience travel benefits and rewards just for cruising with Viking. Once you enjoy your first sailing with them, you are automatically enrolled in the Explorer Society – joining a community of sophisticated travellers with people wanting to expand their world view through travel.

Wintergarden - Viking Ocean -

What’s included?

  • £100pp Explorer Society loyalty discount
    • This is in addition to any discount already advertised and can be used on your next cruise, either river or ocean.
  • On-board recognition
    • Receive an invite to the exclusive Viking Explorer Society members-only cocktail party during your next journey. Perfect for mingling with fellow guests, get to know the ship’s staff and enjoy a complimentary cocktail.
  • Exclusive previews
    • Be the first to know about new Viking Cruises itineraries and new ships, as well as getting the first choice of destinations and departure dates as well as special limited-time offers.
  • Explore More magazine
    • All Explorer Society members receive a complimentary copy of the quarterly Explore More magazine.

Virgin Voyages Loyalty Programme

Though not officially declared, the new cruise line, headed up by Virgin Group’s founder Richard Branson, has revealed there are plans in place to start a valuable loyalty programme.

Scarlet Lady - Virgin Voyages

Branson reported in a press conference that he wanted to change the cruise industry loyalty programme and create something truly valuable. He said, “We are setting up something called Virgin Red, which will pull various Virgin companies together.” This could mean that soon you will be able to collect points from your Virgin Atlantic flights, your Virgin Voyages sailings or a Virgin mobile plan.

Reap the benefits of your cruises

Have you sailed on any of these cruise lines and become a member of their loyalty programme? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

When you’re booking your cruise with Cruise118, make sure to mention your cruise line loyalty club details to reap the benefits from your favourite cruise line. You can reach our expert team of Cruise Concierge on 0808 1234 118 who will be happy with help with any questions.

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Emma Smith
Emma has more than six years' experience as a writer and has been in the travel industry for over a year. She loves learning of new places and cruise ships coming to market, as well as discovering fun and exciting activities to do while you sail. She has cruised with Royal Caribbean and is looking to get something in diary for 2020! Her favourite things to see on a ship include excellent entertainment, a delicious cocktail menu and extraordinary dining venues.

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