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#1
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We haven't yet cruised with MSC, but have booked 3 cruises for 2018 & 2019.
We have already obtained a red level member ID of the MSC Voyagers club with zero points.
Pardon my ignorance, but should we fill the status match form on the left or right?
Also, what is the MSC status match for Carnival Red (2 cruises) and Celebrity Classic (2 cruises)?
Which hotel chains are eligible for the status match program?
Are all non-American hotel membership status levels allowed for status match?
#2
SOUTH WALES
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Originally posted by drsel
We haven't yet cruised with MSC, but have booked 3 cruises for 2018 & 2019.
We have already obtained a red level member ID of the MSC Voyagers club with zero points.
Pardon my ignorance, but should we fill the status match form on the left or right?
Also, what is the MSC status match for Carnival Red (2 cruises) and Celebrity Classic (2 cruises)?
Which hotel chains are eligible for the status match program?
Are all non-American hotel membership status levels allowed for status match?
AS you are already a "Welcome" level member, with a membership number you should fill in the form on the right which states

"
CURRENT VOYAGERS CLUB MEMBER?
If you have already traveled with MSC Cruises or you are a current MSC Voyagers Club member, please follow the steps below:


"


sorry can't help with the other questions


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#3
South Yorkshire
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Joined Feb 2016
Originally posted by drsel
We haven't yet cruised with MSC, but have booked 3 cruises for 2018 & 2019.
We have already obtained a red level member ID of the MSC Voyagers club with zero points.
Pardon my ignorance, but should we fill the status match form on the left or right?
Also, what is the MSC status match for Carnival Red (2 cruises) and Celebrity Classic (2 cruises)?
Which hotel chains are eligible for the status match program?
Are all non-American hotel membership status levels allowed for status match?


IHG Platinum gets silver, so would assume Spire would get gold with MSC, and Club Accor Platinum gets black status with MSC. I am not sure about other hotel loyalty schemes.
These are the levels I know for sure.


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#4
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Joined Dec 2014
After uploading your screenshot showing your membership status with another hotel chain a or Cruise line, how doess MSC cross verify your status with the other company? Do they email or phone the hotel chain or Cruise line?
#5
South Yorkshire
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Originally posted by drsel
After uploading your screenshot showing your membership status with another hotel chain a or Cruise line, how doess MSC cross verify your status with the other company? Do they email or phone the hotel chain or Cruise line?


I think with ours they just did the match. It only took a couple of hours.
I suggest you phone MSC first and ask which of the hotel loyalty schemes you have will give you the best level with MSC
We were surprised that the highest level we got was with Club Accor.


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#7
Kalmar, Sweden
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Originally posted by drsel
After uploading your screenshot showing your membership status with another hotel chain a or Cruise line, how doess MSC cross verify your status with the other company? Do they email or phone the hotel chain or Cruise line?
When I did my status match I took a print screen of my member page on Crown & Anchor, on that page you can see my first name and my level. When we did the status match for my wife I just sent in a photo of one of her sea pass cards, it states her name and her level.
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#8
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Joined Dec 2014
Originally posted by Extra Kim
When I did my status match I took a print screen of my member page on Crown & Anchor, on that page you can see my first name and my level. When we did the status match for my wife I just sent in a photo of one of her sea pass cards, it states her name and her level.
On seeing your print screen, did MSC match your status immediately?
Or did they take a week or so to cross verify that with Royal Carribean?
#9
Kalmar, Sweden
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I got it the same day or the day after, don't remember.
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FYI: I'm a man & yes my name is Kim

The hunt for 50 visited countries/islands before I turn 40 is on :

Antigua - 2015 Aruba- 2013, 2015 & 2017 The Azores (Portugal) - 2017 Barbados - 2012 & 2015 Bonaire - 2015 & 2017 British Virgin Islands - 2012 Bulgaria - 2004 Colombia - 2016 Costa Rica - 2016 Costa Maya (Mexico main land) - 2017 Cozumel (Mexico) - 2013, 2016 & 2017 Crete (Greece) - 2006 & 2007 Curaçao - 2017Cyprus - 2011 Denmark - several times, last time 2016 Dominica - 2012 & 2015 Egypt - 2008 Estonia - 2013 Finland - 2001, 2013, 2014 & 2015 France - 2016 Germany - 2004, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2013 & 2016 Gran Canaria (Spain) - 1986, 1997, 1998, 2005 Grand Bahama (Bahamas) - 2012 Grand Cayman - 2016 & 2017 Grenada - 2015 Haiti - 2013 & 2017 Holland - 2004, 2007 x 2, 2013 Italy - 2011 Jamaica - 2013 Latvia - 2013 Little Stirrup Cay (Bahamas) - 2016 Mallorca (Spain) - 200, 2011 & 2017 Mauritius - 2016 New Providence (Bahamas) - 2016 Norway - 2013 Panama - 2016 Puerto Rico (Usa) - 2012 Poland - Several times in the late 80:ies & 2014 Rhodes (Greece) - 2014 St. Kitts - 2012 & 2015 St. Maarten - 2012 & 2015 St. Thomas - 2015 St. Lucia - 2015 Spain (main land) -2011 Sweden - 1981-2017 Tenerife (Spain) - 2001 Thailand - 2012 Turkey - 1996, 2014 & 2015 U.K - 1996, 2003, 2011, 2013 & 2017 Usa - 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 & 2017 The Vatican state 2011
#10
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Originally posted by drsel
On seeing your print screen, did MSC match your status immediately?
Or did they take a week or so to cross verify that with Royal Carribean?
I imagine that MSC takes your info at face value. I don't think other cruiselines could even verify your status with them as it would be a breach of data protection laws.
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#11
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I was wondering if any cruise line would provide information about their loyal Gold, Emerald, Platinum or Elite customers to a rival Cruise line, so that the rival could poach their loyal customers.
Still, I appreciate and thank MSC for this wonderful opportunity (for all of us), which is unprecedented in the cruise or travel industry.
Does any other Cruise line have anything even remotely close to a status match?
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Ok so my daughter has only cruised twice on Royal. Both 7 nights so she has gold status with 14 points on Royal. Not much I know. But when loyalty matched does she get welcome card or the next one up? She is the only one that is gold because she was 18 the first time she cruised with us. Since my younger daughter was still a minor she got all our points.

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Originally posted by toxicfairy
Ok so my daughter has only cruised twice on Royal. Both 7 nights so she has gold status with 14 points on Royal. Not much I know. But when loyalty matched does she get welcome card or the next one up? She is the only one that is gold because she was 18 the first time she cruised with us. Since my younger daughter was still a minor she got all our points.
You need to be Platinum on Royal to get Silver on MSC.
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#15
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Originally posted by Beamafar
I imagine that MSC takes your info at face value. I don't think other cruiselines could even verify your status with them as it would be a breach of data protection laws.
Princess would not help me out, even with a letter, they said the cruise agency would find that out when they booked. So I went into my account and did a scree shot and copied and sent that into MSC. Hope this helps, Peace and Aloha, Jim
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#16
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You have to have some significant amount of points with your current rewards program to get anything better than classic with MSC. However the fact that are willing to match another line is quite generous.
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SOUTH WALES
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Originally posted by toxicfairy
Ok but with 14 points gold card at royal would she get red or blue card with MSC? Sorry just confused.

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She would get the Classic (blue) level, with, from what I've see on other threads, 1 point which the entry level number of points for that level
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1961 HMTS Dunera UK to CYPRUS 23 nights
1962 Cyprus to Isreal and Egypt 5 nights
1991 Carnival Jubilee L.A. / Mexico (Total Eclipse Cruise) 7 nights
1998 Carnival Fascination Caribbean (Total Eclipse Cruise) 7 nights
1999 Airtours Sundream W. Med 7 nights
2000:Airtours Sundream Baltic 15 nights
2005 MSC Opera E. Med 7 nights
2007 MSC Lirica W. Med 7 nights
2008 MSC Orchestra W. Med 7 nights
2009 MSC Orchestra Caribbean 7 nights
2009 RCI Serenade OTS (JS) Alaska 7 nights
2009 MSC Musica E. Med 7 nights
2010:RCI Explorer OTS (GS) Caribbean 9 nights
2010 MSC Splendida W. Med 7 nights
2011 NCL Norwegian Dawn (Penthouse Suite) W. Caribbean 5 nights Back to Back
2011 NCL Norwegian Dawn (Penthouse Suite) S. Caribbean 9 nights Back to Back
2011 P&O Azura Norway 7 nights
2011 RCI Grandeur OTS (GS) W. Med 7 nights
2012 MSC Splendida W. Med 7 nights
2012 RCI Splendour OTS (GS) Repo Brazil to Spain 13 nights
2012 RCI Splendour OTS (GS) E. Med 7 nights
2012 MSC Divina E. Med 7 nights (YC)
2013 MSC Opera UK to Lisbon and back 10 nights
2013 MSC Sinfonia W. Med 7 nights (Yippee!! BLACK CARD after this;;-- GOT IT NOW!!!!!!)
2014 MSC Opera UK to Souh Africa Grand voyage 21 nights
2014 MSC Sinfonia E. Med. 11 nights
2016 MSC Orchestra Caribbean 14 nights B2B with
2016 MSC Orchestra Trans Atlantic 14 nights
2016 MSC Splendida Repo UK to Italy 7 nights



BOOKED

2017 MSC Meraviglia Western Med (YC) 7 nights

2018 MSC Seaview Western Med 7 nights

2018 MSC Magnifica Repo 9 nights







#18
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Originally posted by AZbeachboy
Princess would not help me out, even with a letter, they said the cruise agency would find that out when they booked. Peace and Aloha, Jim
Jim ............. I wouldn't think the cruiseline would be too obliging in helping you status match with another company - especially as it's essentially to draw you away from the very company you've been sailing with on a regular basis.
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MSC Sinfonia Oct 2016
MSC Sinfonia Aug 2016
MSC Magnifica April 2016
Celebrity Millennium Jan 2016
MSC Divina Oct 2015 (TA)
MSC Divina Sep 2015 (YC)
MSC Preziosa Mar 2015 (TA)
MSC Fantasia Dec 2014
MSC Preziosa Aug 2014 (YC)
MSC Preziosa May 2014
MSC Splendida Feb 2014
MSC Splendida Feb 2013
MSC Splendida Feb 2012 (YC)
MSC Fantasia Nov 2011
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NJ
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Originally posted by Skier52
She would get the Classic (blue) level, with, from what I've see on other threads, 1 point which the entry level number of points for that level
Thank you that is what I thought. She said she was matched to the welcome card but I think she should get the blue one. I wouldn't care bit the 3 of us got matched to gold ao I'm hopping they match her to at least blue lol.

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I called MSC with our different program ranks. They told me which was the best for us. In our case, Silver Hilton = Silver MSC. Good luck!
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