Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Revised Carnival Loyalty Program

On Carnival Cruises, you Become
A Very Important Fun Person 

Carnival Cruise Line has just announced a modification to their loyalty program, which takes effect this month. Depending on your current status with Carnival, you will like or dislike the program immediately - there is no in between. The big changes are the switch to nights at sea instead of number of cruises and the introduction of new tiers.

 Five VIFP Club Levels

If you’ve never cruised before, sign up now to hear about great members-only fares and promotions. If you’ve been on board before, you’re already a member. Just activate your profile to make sure all your information is up-to-date and to find out your VIFP Club membership level.  Read more ...

Blue (1st sailing): If you’ve never cruised with Carnival before, you can become a VIFP Club member even before you’ve booked to start taking advantage of members-only fares, specials and more.

Red (2nd sailing to 24 cruise days): Benefits include a complimentary alcoholic or specialty beverage at breakfast, lunch or the Punchliner Comedy Brunch (or main dining room if not available); a new e-newsletter; and members-only cruise specials and other offers.

Gold (25 to 74 cruise days): In addition to Red level benefits, members receive a Gold member pin; and access to a Gold, Platinum and Diamond members-only shipboard cocktail party with complimentary drinks and appetizers.

Platinum (75 to 199 cruise days): In addition to Gold level benefits, members receive priority embarkation, debarkation, tender service and dining times (including in main dining room and specialty restaurants, if applicable); an enhanced logo gift item, along with a ship- and year-specific pin each voyage that will be redesigned annually; a dedicated phone number and concierge desk on board; complimentary wash-and-fold laundry service; casino buy-one-get-one tournament entry; and complimentary arcade $5 play for guests under 18.

Diamond (200-plus cruise days): In addition to Plantinum level benefits, members receive guaranteed dining times and specialty restaurant reservations; acknowledgement from the captain at the Gold, Platinum, and Diamond Party; unlimited wash-and-fold service; complimentary dinner for two in the specialty restaurant of their choice, if applicable; complimentary luggage tag and passport holder; a one-time complimentary upgrade or a third or fourth guest sail free offer; and a $100 per member contribution to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Milestone Cruises

VIFP Club members sailing on their 25th, 50th and 75th cruise   will receive a shipboard credit equal to 25, 50 or 75 percent of their cruise fare, respectively, for that voyage. Members sailing on their 100th cruise earn a complimentary Caribbean, Mexican Riviera or Alaska voyage of up to eight days in length.

The new program takes effect on sailings on or after June 25, 2012 (on Carnival Breeze it starts July 9th).

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