Do you like the new changes to the C&A Points System?

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Poll: Do you like the new C & A changes just announced?
Poll Results
Do you like the new C & A changes just announced?

Yes, I am satisfied.
665
57.28%

Yes, it is even better than I expected.
198
17.05%

Well, I can live with it, but.......(and then explain in a post on the thread)
73
6.29%

Yes, the benefits are much better.
36
3.10%

Yes, I have WAY more credits than I thought I would!
94
8.10%

Frankly, nothing makes me happy. I am the biggest grump on Cruise Critic.
12
1.03%

No. I will NEVER get to the next level now!
77
6.63%

NO. Just NO. I am so sick of the whole thing. NO.
78
6.72%

Multiple Choice Poll.

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#1
Florida
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What do you think about the changes to the C&A points system?

This was supposed to be a poll, but I hit the wrong button.

Hey Merion Mom... fix it, and do a poll.
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#2
Merion, Pennsylvania
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Joined Oct 2003
Originally posted by EVALUATOR
What do you think about the changes to the C&A points system?

This was supposed to be a poll, but I hit the wrong button.

Hey Merion Mom... fix it, and do a poll.
You don't just want "yes" and "no", do you?!?!?!?!?
#3
Huntington Beach/Palm Springs California
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Originally posted by EVALUATOR
What do you think about the changes to the C&A points system?

This was supposed to be a poll, but I hit the wrong button.

Hey Merion Mom... fix it, and do a poll.
At 223 points....Yes I am Very happy....will take a very long time to get to Pinnacle....but that can be a goal....with nights now....probably will never happen. For us......RCL...we still LOVE YOU!!!

Mike and Bill
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#4
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Maybe a "what do you like best?" poll? That might be hard, too many options.
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#5
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Originally posted by Merion_Mom
You don't just want "yes" and "no", do you?!?!?!?!?
I don't know.

Keep it kind of simple. I started earlier, but Mrs E. called me.

Not having a good night.
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Huntington Beach/Palm Springs California
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Are we the only 3 people on....where are our European friends....It's Morning in London!

Mike
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#7
Merion, Pennsylvania
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Originally posted by EVALUATOR
I don't know.

Keep it kind of simple. I started earlier, but Mrs E. called me.

Not having a good night.
I'm so sorry. When my kids were restless, I used to sing to them.

Believe it or not, sometimes I still do.

Try it?
#8
Merion, Pennsylvania
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Joined Oct 2003
Take the time to read the information on the RC website, rather than relying on 3rd party comments on Cruise Critic.

https://secure.royalcaribbean.com/ca...?pnav=6&snav=3


http://www.royalcaribbean.com/custom...tId=340&pnav=5

Then come back and vote on this POLL.

Oh, by the way, I allowed for MULTIPLE CHOICE, so go ahead and VENT.
#9
Merion, Pennsylvania
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Joined Oct 2003
Originally posted by EVALUATOR
What do you think about the changes to the C&A points system?

This was supposed to be a poll, but I hit the wrong button.

Hey Merion Mom... fix it, and do a poll.
Your slightest wish is my command, Sahib.
#10
Florida
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Originally posted by Merion_Mom
Your slightest wish is my command, Sahib.
Thanks, But I'm still not singing.

She's sleeping now.
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66 day Transatlantic, Westbound, Mayflower 9/6/1496
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#11
Huntington Beach/Palm Springs California
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Good Night all....need some shut eye...see you all at 7:00 am my time...can't wait to see all of the posts.....most should be good....but there are those people that will be very upset with all of those 3 day cruises booked expecting to get to D and D+ really fast.....Oh well have fun sailing and in Nassau....some good food there.

Night Night

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#12
Merion, Pennsylvania
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Originally posted by pscruzinboyz
Good Night all....need some shut eye...see you all at 7:00 am my time...can't wait to see all of the posts.....most should be good....but there are those people that will be very upset with all of those 3 day cruises booked expecting to get to D and D+ really fast.....Oh well have fun sailing and in Nassau....some good food there.

Night Night

Mike
Mike, they got a cruise credit for that short cruise, and credits are being converted VERY generously.
#13
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Joined Aug 2010
yep I quite like the new system as we can only take the longer cruises being in the UK so I think it's probably a fairer system, obviously people will disagree as they see the time it takes to get to the top a lot longer than before, but hey better that than getting nothing at all
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Originally posted by Merion_Mom
Mike, they got a cruise credit for that short cruise, and credits are being converted VERY generously.
Not of you took a lot of 11 nighters.

Someone that took sixteen 11 nighters would have 176 days at sea and be D+ according to the required level.

Under the new system they have 125 credits, still 50 short.
But they were still 8 credits short of the 24 under the old system, so now they could do it in five eleven nighters.

If you were at 22 credits, now you are at 167, so 8 nights short...one 4 night in a suite.
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Niña, 10/12/1492-6/8/1496

66 day Transatlantic, Westbound, Mayflower 9/6/1496
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#15
Beside the seaside! Essex, UK
3,612 Posts
Joined Jan 2002
Well unless I am missing something, and it is early here in the UK (!) for Steve and I nothing much seems to have changed.....we were Diamond , we're still Diamond, our actual cruise days seem to have been miscalculated and we have gained 10 (I won't be demanding a recount) We tend to take longer cruises but no extra benefit any more, but for us, it could have been a lot worse. Obviously others will be impacted in different ways.

Sue
#16
Illinois
2,430 Posts
Joined Feb 2001
I am quite pleased.

I have more points than I would have expected and am very grateful for that as I would have become D+ with my upcoming cruise next week. I would have been supremely miffed had I missed the opportunity to achieve D+ due to the timing.

Now I can go on my cruise without feeling resentful. Yippee!

P.S. I realize in the grand scheme of things (thankful for my family's health, safety, etc.), all this hoopla about C&A benefit levels is insignificant.
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#17
1,887 Posts
Joined Jul 2006
Much ado about nothing. Unless you are one on those 3 - 4 night cruisers this will not affect you. Virtually no change to benefits. If you are in the Pinnacle group, RCCL knew who you were and was already catering to you. Let me be the first.... I told yo so........
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Joined Dec 2004
I haven't had a chance to go through all the fine print, and it's 2:30 am here. If I took a 4 night cruise on the Majesty in an ov, how many points would I get? In a JS? Thanks! I have to shut down now! Working still!
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Originally posted by Merion_Mom
Mike, they got a cruise credit for that short cruise, and credits are being converted VERY generously.
So what criteria are they using to convert the points? Didn't it used to be 1 cruise credit per cruise regardless of whether it was a 3 or 7 night cruise? I have only taken 2 cruises (7 nights each) and I show 15 points. So if someone had taken 2 cruises 3 days each, how many points do they have under the new rules? I am just curious as to how they are converting the 3 day cruise credits.
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