Posted June 14th, 2012, 09:28 AM
My wife and I are members with Total Rewards... how does one acheive a free cruise certificate?
The "free" cruise certificate can come to you in a couple of ways. First of all, it can reach you as just one of many offers you get from TR. I'm sure NCL CAS and TR have some criteria they use for selecting the TR members who get the offer but from comment here on the boards, I know there are all kinds of offers going out to all kinds of players.
Second, you will get the offers if you've cruised in the past, and played in the casinos on the ships using their member rewards system. We still get them from Carnival's casino operation, even though we haven't cruised on carnival in over 4 years.
But you don't have to wait for an offer. As a TR member, you are already entitled to discounted fares on NCL cruises, with the discount amount depending on your TR membership level. Look here for the details:
No, that won't be a "free" cruise, but it's a nice discount to start with.
Finally, take matters into your own hands. Do you have a casino host or marketing rep that you deal with regularly? If so, ask them about getting an offer. I'm sure they'll help you out however they can.
Another way to go is to just call NCL's Casinos At Sea operation. You may only get the discounted rate on your first cruise, until you establish a level of play with them, but once you join, cruise, and gamble enough, believe me, you'll start getting the offers.
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