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#21
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Originally posted by FLACRUISER99
Remember a lot of those points were acclimated back in the olden days when Mario would book short cruises and get upgraded to a suite and get double points so a 3 days cruise would now = 14 points after the conversion. I'm just trying to say that 4000 points does not necessarily equal 700 cruises and not knocking Mario's accomplishment.
I agree. It has always bugged me and still does that when people say we have sailed xxxxx nights with RCI that most of them really haven't sailed that many nights as many have got double points from suites or promotions
#22
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Originally posted by cruisenfever
I believe that Herb and Marianne may have over 3000 cruise points.
you could be right Patti. we cruised with Herb & Marianne in April and i believe than they were at 2800 or more.
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#24
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Reading Mrfuninthesuns live Enchanment thread post #120 has a Compass that shows the Steele's with 2646 points. So if they are #3 they are a long way from the top and quite a distance to #2 (at least 354 points). Dang that is a lot of points but my curiosity would like to know how many actual sea days these top folks have. Just being nosey. So any guess as to #'s 4,5,6,7 etc?
#25
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Look at it this way, if I spent 3 months a year cruising (90 days) it would take me about 30 years to catch them unless I went suites.

Heck for that matter, even with our current cruising history it will take us over 25 years to get to pinnacle from now. That's what hurts, don't think I will be around that long, and would rather do 2 cruises than 1 suite
#26
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Two weeks ago on Oasis I met two of the newest pinnacles, Myrna and Ben. They had 703 cruise points They were a hoot!
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#27
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Super Mario is also a massive fan of Captain Charles on the Voyager.
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#28
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Originally posted by ticktoneer
I agree. It has always bugged me and still does that when people say we have sailed xxxxx nights with RCI that most of them really haven't sailed that many nights as many have got double points from suites or promotions

The problem was when Royal did the conversion to the new system (cruise credits to points) all cruise credits were converted into 7 points, regardless of the length of those cruises.

For example, if you had cruised on one hundred 3 night cruises Royal converted you to 700 points when you actually should have been credited with 300 points.

And those cruisers who had been sailing mostly longer cruises were penalized as their 9, 10 and 11 night cruises were converted into 7 points.

When Norwegian Cruise Lines made a similar conversion to their loyalty program they actually went back into your cruise history and credited you with the exact amount of nights you had actually sailed. IMHO this is the way Royal should have done it.
#29
The North East of England
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Quick Hi to you Kewl Guy x
we have friends on the Brilliance going to Baltic at the moment and they told us there was a big big hitter on board and it did sound like Mario.
Will know when they return.
#30
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He was on my Liberty cruise in December and on his cabin door there was something like a poster he got on the Voyager and it says 3500 days cruised. I think he was on the Voyager when that ship repositioned to Asia.
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#31
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Originally posted by Host Kewlguy

The problem was when Royal did the conversion to the new system (cruise credits to points) all cruise credits were converted into 7 points, regardless of the length of those cruises.

For example, if you had cruised on one hundred 3 night cruises Royal converted you to 700 points when you actually should have been credited with 300 points.

And those cruisers who had been sailing mostly longer cruises were penalized as their 9, 10 and 11 night cruises were converted into 7 points.

When Norwegian Cruise Lines made a similar conversion to their loyalty program they actually went back into your cruise history and credited you with the exact amount of nights you had actually sailed. IMHO this is the way Royal should have done it.
Carnival did it the way Norwegian did. Although I understand from someone here that due to the uproar they have made some sort of adjustments and allowed more time for people to get to the platinum level before reverting them to points earned over their lifetime.

I got cut back by Royal due to longer cruises. And cut back by Carnival due to shorter cruises. I wish Royal would have done it like the others, too.

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#32
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Originally posted by Host Kewlguy

The problem was when Royal did the conversion to the new system (cruise credits to points) all cruise credits were converted into 7 points, regardless of the length of those cruises.

For example, if you had cruised on one hundred 3 night cruises Royal converted you to 700 points when you actually should have been credited with 300 points.

And those cruisers who had been sailing mostly longer cruises were penalized as their 9, 10 and 11 night cruises were converted into 7 points.

When Norwegian Cruise Lines made a similar conversion to their loyalty program they actually went back into your cruise history and credited you with the exact amount of nights you had actually sailed. IMHO this is the way Royal should have done it.
Originally posted by mommabean
Carnival did it the way Norwegian did. Although I understand from someone here that due to the uproar they have made some sort of adjustments and allowed more time for people to get to the platinum level before reverting them to points earned over their lifetime.

I got cut back by Royal due to longer cruises. And cut back by Carnival due to shorter cruises. I wish Royal would have done it like the others, too.

Gina
I agree too. We got short changed on our Vancouver to Hawaii cruise which was over 7 days. We did however enjoy the extra days on board.

It just means that our level changes take 1 cruise longer than if we had gotten the points. At our current rate of cruising we should be D+ in about 3 years. Not bad considering we were gold just 2 years ago. I see Pinnacle somewhere off on the horizon, and we shall enjoy every cruise as we get closer to that level. I bet half way there they will make a new level.
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#33
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Mario was indeed on the Brilliance sailing out of Harwich to the Baltic that returned today,{ I think.}
our friends met him a few times onboard and said he was a delightful gentleman.
#34
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I had the pleasure of meeting Mario on a 4-night Bahamas Cruise on Majesty last October. We were pool side and I stopped by his "office" to introduce myself. We chatted for a few minutes, but I had to run to meetup for an excursion. He has a warm personality and is laidback and friendly. Just delightful! I guess cruising most of the year would make most anyone that way. While we talked, a couple RC staff members walked by and said, "Hey Mario! This is your last cruise, right?!"
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#37
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We are starting our next cruise as Gold (4 days short of Platinum) & will disembark after a 3 cruise holiday as Emerald level - only 15 days short of Diamond.

No suites or double points, all earned the hard way!
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#38
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Originally posted by Host Star
just figured out I will be age 110 when I get to pinnacle

We must be related. I think I will be around that age as well, maybe even a little older than that.
#39
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Originally posted by phish tales
#2 are Herbie & Marianne Lucus (i believe close to 3000)

#3 are the Steeles. and they are close to Herb & Marianne
Heard the Lucas' aren't cruising for awhile,so the Steeles may pull ahead.....

have to agree.....really cut throat for places 2 and 3!

I have started cruising other lines now,besides RCCL....did Princess in April...........doing Carnival in Oct and Celebrity in Feb....No way am I going to make Pinnacle anytime soon and really don't care..........don't need to spend 10s of thousands of dollars for the "free cruise"
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Originally posted by PH8
I have started cruising other lines now,besides RCCL....did Princess in April...........doing Carnival in Oct and Celebrity in Feb....No way am I going to make Pinnacle anytime soon and really don't care..........don't need to spend 10s of thousands of dollars for the "free cruise"
I like your way of thinking. I prefer options over status.