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ERLEC
April 25th, 2010, 05:25 PM
Is there any people here that actually ordered the eBook from cruisesecretsexposed.com?

If so, is this really worth the 34$?

GlendaleCruiser
April 25th, 2010, 06:03 PM
I haven't read it, but I can't imagine that there is anything in it that hasn't been discussed at length on this board............;)

cherylandtk
April 25th, 2010, 06:11 PM
PT Barnum was right, and I think that particular opportunity proves it.

STARFISH*4
April 25th, 2010, 06:11 PM
I haven't read it, but I can't imagine that there is anything in it that hasn't been discussed at length on this board............;)

yesterday i was doing a search for Packing Lists when i came across a book 101 Cruising secrets something like that...under $20 and when i read the reviews it said that it was tips you could probably find out on the various cruise boards something like that...so i cant imagine what SECRETs as EVERYTHING is pretty much EXPOSED here:D

GlendaleCruiser
April 25th, 2010, 08:22 PM
Someone on here will even tell you where the "secret doors" are, :eek::D

chasm4u
April 25th, 2010, 10:16 PM
Sounds like it could not be worth it but you never know. I have gotten books with info for places that were no help at all and then again I found some books with so much secret info in it that you would NEVER find it all in a board. Its rare though to find a good one.

ERLEC
April 26th, 2010, 07:09 AM
Thanks for your comments.

One of the secrets apparently is to get on the cruiseline VIP list in order to get bonues, upgrades and other free stuff. Anybody knows how to get on that VIP list?

cherylandtk
April 26th, 2010, 11:03 AM
Take a cruise on one of their ships. Go on one Carnival Corp line (HAL, Princess, Carnival, Cunard etc) and you become VIP on all of them. BUT, the VIP rates are no big deal. Better advice is to find a good discount TA, who will get you a lot more than the VIP rates. And the upgrades and free stuff for being a VIP are pretty much a myth, mostly it is $100 discount for booking early. Big Whoop.

njhorseman
April 26th, 2010, 11:59 AM
Take a cruise on one of their ships. Go on one Carnival Corp line (HAL, Princess, Carnival, Cunard etc) and you become VIP on all of them. BUT, the VIP rates are no big deal. Better advice is to find a good discount TA, who will get you a lot more than the VIP rates. And the upgrades and free stuff for being a VIP are pretty much a myth, mostly it is $100 discount for booking early. Big Whoop.


Being a member of a cruise line's frequent cruiser club (which is what you are describing) is not the same as being on the VIP list. If you're on the VIP list you may get amenities, depending on the cruise line, that are not afforded to frequent cruisers, or are provided to frequent cruisers who hold a higher status than yours.

CFD130
April 26th, 2010, 12:02 PM
I suppose you can get the book but I would bet that any question you have about cruising will be found here-If you cant find it just ask and within minutes you will have a good answer

okgirl
April 26th, 2010, 03:08 PM
Take a cruise on one of their ships. Go on one Carnival Corp line (HAL, Princess, Carnival, Cunard etc) and you become VIP on all of them. BUT, the VIP rates are no big deal. Better advice is to find a good discount TA, who will get you a lot more than the VIP rates. And the upgrades and free stuff for being a VIP are pretty much a myth, mostly it is $100 discount for booking early. Big Whoop.

This isn't at all accurate.

To be VIP you must either be booked in a Cat 11 or 12 suite (regardless of past guest status) or upon your 10th Carnival sailing you become a Platinum Guest with full VIP benefits.

VIP benefits do not extend between the sister cruise lines, but past guest status (lower rates) do.

My Platinum VIP benefits include:
*Priority Embarkation/Debarkation and Tendering
#This is the only perk given to guests in suites that are not Platinum.
*Guaranteed Dining times and reservations
*Chocolate covered strawberries in cabin 1 evening
*A canape tray in cabin 1 evening
*Separate line at Guest Services
*Personalized Stationary
*Concierge Gift (I have several thermos, tote bags, picture frames)
*Free entry into either the Slot or Blackjack tournament

cherylandtk
April 27th, 2010, 12:26 AM
Being a member of a cruise line's frequent cruiser club (which is what you are describing) is not the same as being on the VIP list. ....Nope, I am describing the Carnival corporation VIP program...see below for links. I am not describing the Captain's Circle, or the other Gold/Platinum/Elite benefit level programs. I am especially not describing any other super duper special list that is not a published program. ;)

This isn't at all accurate.
To be VIP you must either be booked in a Cat 11 or 12 suite (regardless of past guest status) or upon your 10th Carnival sailing you become a Platinum Guest with full VIP benefits.

VIP benefits do not extend between the sister cruise lines, but past guest status (lower rates) do.

My Platinum VIP benefits include:
*Priority Embarkation/Debarkation and Tendering
#This is the only perk given to guests in suites that are not Platinum.
*Guaranteed Dining times and reservations
*Chocolate covered strawberries in cabin 1 evening
*A canape tray in cabin 1 evening
*Separate line at Guest Services
*Personalized Stationary
*Concierge Gift (I have several thermos, tote bags, picture frames)
*Free entry into either the Slot or Blackjack tournamentSorry, but you are not describing the VIP program, you are describing the frequent cruiser program, which in your case is Platinum.

The VIP program for Carnival Corp is described on the back of this HAL brochure. It is so minor as to be almost worthless, but this IS the VIP program of Carnival Corporation:
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/hal/caribmex0809/index.php?startid=Cover4

wrxrob
January 2nd, 2011, 03:00 PM
bump, I saw an ad for this book on youtube, and now the book is $37

Here's the part 1 video that I discovered.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMPtkEWJM20

I'm not buying :)

Mary Ellen
January 2nd, 2011, 04:24 PM
Since this old thread has been resurrected -

Nope, I am describing the Carnival corporation VIP program.CCL's VIP (Vacation Interchange Privileges - as your link spells out) is VERY different than the VIP (Very Important Person) the others are talking about. We're not talking a difference of apples and oranges, but apples and rocks. CCL's VIP gets one a minimal discount (at best), while the others are talking about being treated 'better', party invitations.....

AltarEgo
January 2nd, 2011, 04:56 PM
Is there any people here that actually ordered the eBook from cruisesecretsexposed.com?

If so, is this really worth the 34$? Is it worth $34.00. Maybe. What is your time worth to you? As others have stated, you can get some very good information by asking questions on this board. You can also spend a great deal of time doing so. There are a couple of suggestions to get perks that aren't generally discussed on this board, but most of the other information has been discussed ad nauseum.

In any event, the e-book comes with a money back guarantee. If you don't think the information it's worth what it costs, you can get your money back.