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#21
Halifax, NS, Canada
653 Posts
Joined Jul 2009
Congrats on becoming D+!!!!

I'm 26 and I currently have 29 points.
D+ starts at 175, so I'm 146 cruise points away from D+.

Since I live in Canada I can only do one cruise a year. Assuming I do one 7 night cruise a year, that'll be 21 more years until I reach D+, or I'll be 47 years old . When I consider airfare, and cruise cost, one single cruise will set me back $5,000. So in order to get to D+ I'll need to spend $105,000.00 on cruises...... All to get buy one get one free drinks, free laundry and 40 minutes of free internet? Hmmmmmm, something to think about.
#22
1,404 Posts
Joined Aug 2006
Ours is the CL. We really enjoy talking with fellow cruisers, often seeing friends we've cruised with before, and sharing stories about cruising. All in a relaxing atmosphere with drinks and snacks, and a concierge to assist if we need it. Priceless for us.
#23
Hideaway, Texas
499 Posts
Joined Oct 2000
Have not heard that D+ can use chops or portofino for breakfast or lunch. Really hope so but would like to know for sure. We use the spec restaurants when in a suite, (breakfast and lunch) but did not know it included D+.
#24
Florida
1,410 Posts
Joined Oct 2004
Originally posted by pilotboy1985
Congrats on becoming D+!!!!

I'm 26 and I currently have 29 points.
D+ starts at 175, so I'm 146 cruise points away from D+.

Since I live in Canada I can only do one cruise a year. Assuming I do one 7 night cruise a year, that'll be 21 more years until I reach D+, or I'll be 47 years old . When I consider airfare, and cruise cost, one single cruise will set me back $5,000. So in order to get to D+ I'll need to spend $105,000.00 on cruises...... All to get buy one get one free drinks, free laundry and 40 minutes of free internet? Hmmmmmm, something to think about.

You know, you do have a very valid point there!
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#25
Texas Panhandle
5,792 Posts
Joined Oct 2006
Originally posted by pilotboy1985
Congrats on becoming D+!!!!

I'm 26 and I currently have 29 points.
D+ starts at 175, so I'm 146 cruise points away from D+.

Since I live in Canada I can only do one cruise a year. Assuming I do one 7 night cruise a year, that'll be 21 more years until I reach D+, or I'll be 47 years old . When I consider airfare, and cruise cost, one single cruise will set me back $5,000. So in order to get to D+ I'll need to spend $105,000.00 on cruises...... All to get buy one get one free drinks, free laundry and 40 minutes of free internet? Hmmmmmm, something to think about.
Well, I have to admit that it wasn't cheap getting here but, it sure was a lot of fun and have met some very wonderful folks along the way!

As far as my favorite perk, heck, I like them all!
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#27
Astoria, NY
14,232 Posts
Joined Dec 2004
Lots of great perks, but the CL every night and the opportunity to share drinks, hors d'ouevres and meet great people.

Oasis is even better with a nice breakfast and lunch in the CL.

Free internet and balcony discounts are also great!
#28
Charlotte
1,025 Posts
Joined Oct 2004
Do you need to be Diamond Plus to use the CL? Can you be Diamond?
Can you be Diamond and use the Diamond Lounge... Do most ship have a DL and do you get cocktails there?

Not far from Diamond ...way far from Diamond plus...
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#29
McMurray, PA
5,768 Posts
Joined Aug 2001
Originally posted by LizC
Do you need to be Diamond Plus to use the CL? Can you be Diamond?
The Concierge Lounge is available to suite guests and Crown & Anchor members who are Diamond Plus or Pinnacle Club. Diamond isn't high enough.

Can you be Diamond and use the Diamond Lounge... Do most ship have a DL and do you get cocktails there?
Yes, you can use the Diamond Lounge if your ship has one. Alternatively, there is a nightly Diamond Event in one of the lounges offering complimentary beverages (wines and some others... not sure about cocktails).
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#30
Newport, Wales
121 Posts
Joined Apr 2012
Originally posted by beachnative
Meeting other well travelled people in the CL.
Originally posted by sheilb4
Yes, absolutely, I agree, that is a huge plus, as you do meet some great folks there..
You don't have to go into the CL to meet well travelled people, or great folks. I am very well travelled and only have 3 C&A points.
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#31
Toronto, Canada
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Joined Feb 2006
Originally posted by pilotboy1985
Congrats on becoming D+!!!!

I'm 26 and I currently have 29 points.
D+ starts at 175, so I'm 146 cruise points away from D+.

Since I live in Canada I can only do one cruise a year. Assuming I do one 7 night cruise a year, that'll be 21 more years until I reach D+, or I'll be 47 years old . When I consider airfare, and cruise cost, one single cruise will set me back $5,000. So in order to get to D+ I'll need to spend $105,000.00 on cruises...... All to get buy one get one free drinks, free laundry and 40 minutes of free internet? Hmmmmmm, something to think about.
Living in Canada is not the restriction to cruising Don't add up the costs, add up the experiences

Originally posted by hawlcruiser
Have not heard that D+ can use chops or portofino for breakfast or lunch. Really hope so but would like to know for sure. We use the spec restaurants when in a suite, (breakfast and lunch) but did not know it included D+.
I thought it was suite guests only as well, not D+
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#32
Pa---Lehigh Valley
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Joined Oct 2006
Originally posted by pilotboy1985
Congrats on becoming D+!!!!

I'm 26 and I currently have 29 points.
D+ starts at 175, so I'm 146 cruise points away from D+.

Since I live in Canada I can only do one cruise a year. Assuming I do one 7 night cruise a year, that'll be 21 more years until I reach D+, or I'll be 47 years old . When I consider airfare, and cruise cost, one single cruise will set me back $5,000. So in order to get to D+ I'll need to spend $105,000.00 on cruises...... All to get buy one get one free drinks, free laundry and 40 minutes of free internet? Hmmmmmm, something to think about.
now do your calculations and see what the cost factor is for a couple to reach the Pinnacle level.
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#33
New York
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Joined Nov 2007
Originally posted by hawlcruiser
Have not heard that D+ can use chops or portofino for breakfast or lunch. Really hope so but would like to know for sure. We use the spec restaurants when in a suite, (breakfast and lunch) but did not know it included D+.
The sign in front of Chops/Portofino says gold colored sea pass cards. At this time, I believe gold clored cards are issued to suite and pinnacle club members only.
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#34
Monroeville, Pa.
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Joined Jan 2003
the balcony discount and the DL are important to us.
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#35
Vienna, VA
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Joined Aug 2006
Don't think about the cost. You should take a wonderful vacaiton once a year anyways! And you can always do what my dh did - marry a D+. His first cruise he was just a newbie so they wouldn't extend any of my D+ benefits to him but his 2nd cruise he went right to D+ with me. (Personally, I think they should have made him work a little harder for it....)

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#37
McMurray, PA
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Joined Aug 2001
Originally posted by hawlcruiser
Have not heard that D+ can use chops or portofino for breakfast or lunch.
When I was on the Freedom of the Seas in March, the sign outside Chops Grille welcomed in people during breakfast (and I suppose lunch, but I don't think I ate in there then) who were Platinum or higher. It was always pretty empty when I went.
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#38
Wisconsin USA
232 Posts
Joined Jan 2004
Meeting folks in the Lounge.

Not waiting to long to check in...Diamond line!
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#39
Central Florida exactly on north-29
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Joined Apr 2008
Originally posted by beachnative
Meeting other well travelled people in the CL.
That may be the best perk either D+ or just D.

From all my D+ friends, especially on a longer trip, the perk is the free Laundry.
I wonder if they serve a better wine to D+, that stuff they call wine, Le Terra, in the reds IMHO is not drinkable heck even my lady who will drink any red will not drink it. Walmart lucky duck is better LOL
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#40
palm beach gardens,fl
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Joined Dec 2004
Personally, I think that there are certain intangible perks associated with D+. They are not written or happen regularly, they just happen. There have been situations described on these boards of difficulties cruisers have had, but when the same situation happened to me, the outcome was totally different. I cannot help but wonder if C&A status had something to do with that.