Milestone recognition - commemorative gift?

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#1
Malaga
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I reached my first milestone (20 cruise credits) whilst on the Adventure during the summer this year. I didn't receive any recognition of this. What am I missing out on? Is the gift better than the free keyring that I received in the casino after "winning" with my free slot pulls?
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Melbourne Fl, Originally Cambridgeshire UK
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Originally posted by teralin
I reached my first milestone (20 cruise credits) whilst on the Adventure during the summer this year. I didn't receive any recognition of this. What am I missing out on? Is the gift better than the free keyring that I received in the casino after "winning" with my free slot pulls?
You sould have received a crystal block with Adventure etched in it, call C & A and ask them to mail you one...This assumes you cruisewas after june 1st, otherwise you wont receive a blck unitl 30 cruise credits
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Originally posted by teralin
I reached my first milestone (20 cruise credits) whilst on the Adventure during the summer this year. I didn't receive any recognition of this. What am I missing out on? Is the gift better than the free keyring that I received in the casino after "winning" with my free slot pulls?
A Commemorative Milestone Gift also known as Crystal Block, is supposed to be given to Crown and Anchor members. According to the June 1, 2010 enhanced benefits announcement, the gift is given ON the cruise that earns you your 20th CRUISE CREDIT. Another one is given on the cruise that earns you your CRUISE CREDIT number 30, 40, 50, etc.

The block is approximately 4" wide by 3" tall by 2" thick and weighs around 2#.

Here are a few photos of the blocks for reference purposes. It should have the ship name and likeness laser etched into the block.

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Just got off with C & A and here is the deal on "crystal blocks": where your milestone used to be 20 cruise credits, the first milestone to receive a crystal block is 140 cruise points! So you are well into D+ before you get a commemorative milestone gift. Subsequent crystal blocks are every 70 cruise points. hope that helps,
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Speaking of the crystal blocks, does anyone have an extra Sovereign block to swap?
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Originally posted by topanga49er
Just got off with C & A and here is the deal on "crystal blocks": where your milestone used to be 20 cruise credits, the first milestone to receive a crystal block is 140 cruise points! So you are well into D+ before you get a commemorative milestone gift. Subsequent crystal blocks are every 70 cruise points. hope that helps,
Since D+ is now 175 points, you will still be D when you get your first block. Under the new "system" it only took us 17 cruises to get our first block.
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Originally posted by orville99
Since D+ is now 175 points, you will still be D when you get your first block. Under the new "system" it only took us 17 cruises to get our first block.
Question.... We will have earned 142 cruise points at the completion of our Explorer cruise in December 2012. Will we be eligible for a crystal block and if so, from which ship? Can we receive it onboard or will it be mailed after completion of the cruise? We will not actually become Diamond Plus until we complete our Vision 10 night cruise in March 2013 (JS, so double points). Thanks for your help!
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Originally posted by not2old
Question.... We will have earned 142 cruise points at the completion of our Explorer cruise in December 2012. Will we be eligible for a crystal block and if so, from which ship? Can we receive it onboard or will it be mailed after completion of the cruise? We will not actually become Diamond Plus until we complete our Vision 10 night cruise in March 2013 (JS, so double points). Thanks for your help!
You will be eligible to receive your block on the Explorer...check with the LA onboard...they should have your name on the list...sometimes they run out...or your name doesn't make the list & they can mail it to you...
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Originally posted by not2old
Question.... We will have earned 142 cruise points at the completion of our Explorer cruise in December 2012. Will we be eligible for a crystal block and if so, from which ship? Can we receive it onboard or will it be mailed after completion of the cruise? We will not actually become Diamond Plus until we complete our Vision 10 night cruise in March 2013 (JS, so double points). Thanks for your help!
You should receive your crystal block on the Explorer cruise since you will hit the 140 cruise point mark on that cruise. Sometimes the LA presents it at the C&A party and sometimes it just appears in your stateroom. I've gotten one both ways. If you don't get it on the ship, call C&A when you get home and ask that it be mailed to you. It will be the Explorer crystal block. Enjoy!
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Originally posted by not2old
Question.... We will have earned 142 cruise points at the completion of our Explorer cruise in December 2012. Will we be eligible for a crystal block and if so, from which ship? Can we receive it onboard or will it be mailed after completion of the cruise? We will not actually become Diamond Plus until we complete our Vision 10 night cruise in March 2013 (JS, so double points). Thanks for your help!
We received one of ours on board. It was left in the cabin. It was of the ship we were on. You should check with the Loyalty Ambassador after boarding and let him/her know that you will be hitting that milestone.
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#11
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We reached our 140 credits on Jewel last year - no recognition or acknowledgement from the LA. I questioned this with the very efficient C&A office in the UK when we got back home (having read on here that we should have received one) and received one in the post all the way from the US within a couple of weeks.
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Originally posted by kc320
You will be eligible to receive your block on the Explorer...check with the LA onboard...they should have your name on the list...sometimes they run out...or your name doesn't make the list & they can mail it to you...
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I've never received one and doubt I ever will.
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I am diamond and have received no block, no pin, no nothing - oh yeah, on my last cruise I got chocolate covered strawberries in my cabin, and the balcony discount.
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Originally posted by Leslie K
I am diamond and have received no block, no pin, no nothing - oh yeah, on my last cruise I got chocolate covered strawberries in my cabin, and the balcony discount.
Complaining here will not get you any of those things.

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