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  • Writer's pictureJason Leppert

A Brief Guide to Upscale Cruise Line Loyalty Programs

Azamara Club Cruises

Azamara Club Cruises rewards loyal guests with points and five levels of status in its Le Club Voyage program. Points are earned according to the cabin or suite category one sails in, with at least two points accrued per night onboard and double points bestowed upon solo travelers. Additionally, the line is now offering a new benefit wherein members get a $300 future cruise credit for every new referral that books and sails.

Overseeing all of the line’s loyalty is a singular ambassador, Nicole Lukacs, putting a friendly face to the program, and common to all tiers is quarterly 10 percent savings for select cruises, $398 per cabin category upgrades, an invite to special club cruises, ambassador and onboard hostess access, membership desk, onboard club party, exclusive news and offers, and bonus savings with Hertz.

Specifically, Adventurer (up to 149 points after first cruise) members receive onboard future cruise savings of 3 percent plus 50 percent reduced deposits and $200 in shipboard credits for reserved sailings. Also, they get 30 free internet minutes and a 10 percent discount off spa treatments. Bumping up to the Explorer (150 to 299 points) level raises the future cruise savings to 4 percent, and members are entitled to two free nights on a cruise booked within a year of reaching said status. Plus, 60 free internet minutes are assigned, as is one complimentary bag of laundry service and an increased 15 percent spa discount. 

Then at the Discoverer (300 to 749 points) level, the future cruise savings goes up again to 5 percent, and four free nights are earned. This tier also provides 90 free internet minutes and an increased 20 percent spa discount. Beyond the earlier laundry benefit, members additionally get priority check-in at select ports, an exclusive onboard gathering for Discoverer members and above and a jewelry shop savings of 5 percent when $1,000 or more is spent or 10 percent when $2,000 or more is spent.

Discoverer Plus (750 to 2,999 points) raises the future cruise savings to 7 percent and comes with six complimentary nights (plus three free at 1,500 points and three more free at 2,250 points), 120 free internet minutes and an increased 25 percent spa discount. Lastly, Discoverer Platinum (3,000 plus points) ups the future cruise savings to 10 percent and includes 10 complimentary nights (plus three free at each 750 points thereafter) and 150 free internet minutes.

Also within the Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited family of brands, reciprocal benefits are enjoyed by Azamara guests on Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International with all levels matching Celebrity equivalents and Explorer lining up with Platinum and Emerald and Discoverer lining up with Diamond, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle at Royal Caribbean.

Cunard Line

Cunard Line breaks down their World Club program into four tiers: Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond based on cruises taken or nights spent onboard. After completing just one cruise, guests are considered Silver with the following benefits: sp

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