Offers received from Club Royale (Royal Caribbean)

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#21
LA
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Joined Jan 2010
Originally posted by CruisinHarvey
I've never cruised RCI. But, on land based casino's they are more than willing to steal players from other casino's.
We've been Caesars diamond members for number of years. Since the same holding company owns NCL, my wife are both "hot" Casino's @ Sea members. Based on our play, we get ocean view rooms for free, other than port fees and taxes. We upgrade to balcony for a small amount.

Just wandering if RCI wants to try to steal us, hoe we'd find out? We'd be glad to try another line, as long as we don't have to pay full price for a cruise. Otherwise, why would we change?
You can contact a junket, I did that and was comped a Balcony on the Anthem of the Seas 3 nighters in March of next year. I did try to contact Royal directly but they will not help you until they see your play on their ships so that is why I contacted the junket. They used my play on NCL to give me the comp.
#22
Ohio
1,469 Posts
Joined Jun 2014
Originally posted by iimmie
You can contact a junket, I did that and was comped a Balcony on the Anthem of the Seas 3 nighters in March of next year. I did try to contact Royal directly but they will not help you until they see your play on their ships so that is why I contacted the junket. They used my play on NCL to give me the comp.
That sounds like a good option. If I can't contact RCI directly, then using the old end around sounds like a plan.
#23
Orlando,FL
3,993 Posts
Joined Jul 2011
Originally posted by CruisinHarvey
I've never cruised RCI. But, on land based casino's they are more than willing to steal players from other casino's.
We've been Caesars diamond members for number of years. Since the same holding company owns NCL, my wife are both "hot" Casino's @ Sea members. Based on our play, we get ocean view rooms for free, other than port fees and taxes. We upgrade to balcony for a small amount.

Just wandering if RCI wants to try to steal us, hoe we'd find out? We'd be glad to try another line, as long as we don't have to pay full price for a cruise. Otherwise, why would we change?
They have a reciprocal deal with M Life members but otherwise you'd have to let them track your play onboard. So you may end up paying for an RCL cruise (which is a darn good cruise line) to get a chance to qualify as the only way to find out
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#24
Ohio
1,469 Posts
Joined Jun 2014
Originally posted by OTownNick
They have a reciprocal deal with M Life members but otherwise you'd have to let them track your play onboard. So you may end up paying for an RCL cruise (which is a darn good cruise line) to get a chance to qualify as the only way to find out
I figured as much. We got to our platinum status with NCL because we're diamond members with Caesars. They started giving us the cruises, since the same holding company owns both NCL and Caesars. Once we started playing, we didn't need Caesars comps anymore. We just call NCL now. I suppose it's the same with M-Life. We used to be M-life members, but dropped them in favor of Caesars, since they have casino's all over the country to send us to. For the RCI cruise, we may just use the junket attempt.
#25
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Joined May 2014
Just received this one after returning from Jewel



Host was unable to give me any more info than we already know, w.r.t New program, other than it will still be March 2016 and it will be very good.

Still got numerous Drink coupons with no limits, also received $5 match play tickets and in addition a FCC for apr 20 sailings, which must be booked within 30 Days of FCC from Casino. (Fully comped Oceanview Stateroom for 2pax)

We grossed about 5000 points this cruise, so will see what rebate we get, so can perform a calculation on future cash rebate.

I got $110 total cash from cage for the Mickey mouse side of the 5000 points calculation, and 3 more T-shirts.

Also Jewel was being fitted out with New Electronic readers on tables, better for table tracking for the future, they were not operational the week we were on, but I am sure will go live soon, hopefully this is fleet-wide.

Happy Days!
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#26
McMurray, PA
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Thank you for posting that offer.

Are you a blackjack player? I'm curious whether I'll see that offer in the mail as I'm a slots player.

I have received offers in the past several months for cruises with comped golf outings, but I'm not a golfer either. It's like they don't really know me!
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#27
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Joined May 2014
Originally posted by Daghis
Thank you for posting that offer.

Are you a blackjack player? I'm curious whether I'll see that offer in the mail as I'm a slots player.

I have received offers in the past several months for cruises with comped golf outings, but I'm not a golfer either. It's like they don't really know me!
I thought you were a Blackjack player Marc

Historically I am a $50 x2 box player and Roulette $100 min a spin, but last couple of cruises have spent less time at the tables and more time on slots
Maybe 2hr table time per day and the bulk on slots

I guess they want me back more on the tables as I drop more in a shorter timeframe.
Typically now we find a few good slots and bet anywhere from $3-$5 a spin.

I also get the golf and beach BBQ cruises as well, the certificate we got this cruise I believe pretty similar to what you posted about on your last RC cruise.

No rhyme or reason to why I get all these offers, but IMO all these future cruise options they keep sending my way are really not a reward, maybe free rooms, but at the end of the day I will spend my money, the goal of rewards is to be spending RC money

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(2007 Splendour GS) (2007 Jewel JS) (2008 Freedom GS)
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(2009 Serenade GS) (2012 Mariner GS) (2013 Majesty JS)
(2014 Navigator JS) (2014 Jewel JS) (2015 Jewel RS)
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#28
724 Posts
Joined Sep 2005
When I was on the allure in march, I was playing roullette. I play appx 150 dollars per hand. On two occassions when I went to check my play they only had me in for 5 minutes??? when In fact that I had played for over 2 hours. The host and the pit boss new this was wrong and they corrected it...but just so you know.... the table electronics are not always accurate.. so make sure you review your play every day or two to make sure that you are getting it straight.
#29
New York
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Joined Nov 2006
Originally posted by TheTruthCanHurt
When I was on the allure in march, I was playing roullette. I play appx 150 dollars per hand. On two occassions when I went to check my play they only had me in for 5 minutes??? when In fact that I had played for over 2 hours. The host and the pit boss new this was wrong and they corrected it...but just so you know.... the table electronics are not always accurate.. so make sure you review your play every day or two to make sure that you are getting it straight.
And they always seem to give you less time never more. I always check my figures. Last time I was at the Atlantis in Nassau, I was playing $50 blackjack. I checked my numbers and they had me rated as a $25 player. I still can't figure out the pit boss's answer when I asked him about that. He can't either.
#30
Orlando,FL
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Joined Jul 2011
Thanks for the reminder to check play time each day. I usually do that but one trip I didn't and it cost me several hours of time.
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#31
Rockaway, NJ
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How do you check your playtime - check with casino host?
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#32
Orlando,FL
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Joined Jul 2011
Originally posted by BobKat406
How do you check your playtime - check with casino host?
A pit boss. They log U in and out on a computer. Newer ships, with new tracking, maybe the host.
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#33
Virginia
956 Posts
Joined Dec 2010
That's an interesting comment. I have had just the OPPOSITE experience. I cruised with NCL 1 time !!! ...and I received a free cruise (of course, a free cruise isn't free...you pay taxes, port fees and whatever upgrade you want). I am CERTAIN that NCL is trying to "steal" me away from Club Royale and it almost worked...until I realized that I am getting 50% off my cruise fare (which works out to 43% in the end) from Club Royale. That's pretty hard to pass up. How that will change if they ever get around to implementing the new program, I don't know....but for now, I am receiving 50% every cruise I take with RCCL. You can hardly beat that.
#34
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Joined Sep 2005
I don't typically check with the pit boss for my times. I just talk to the host and then if there is an issue, the host can sort it out with the pit boss. My ncl offers ( through harrahs total rewards) are terrible. There offer me inside rooms plus these fee's that usually end up being like $450.00
as for Club Royale always gives me free balconies and I only pay the taxes. Plus the cash in the casino. Although I have been on a losing streak, but the comps are very very good.
#35
292 Posts
Joined Sep 2010
Originally posted by maryjaden
For what I have found, it seemed casino rates were anywhere from 25 - 40% less than the price on the web site. I have no idea how they calculate the price.
I haven't been on Royal in a while but I would think that they operate very much like NCL's CAS does. With Casino at Sea your discount is mostly based on time spent in the casino. My CAS person knows exactly how much time I spent in the casino. It is amazing how accurately they transmit these numbers.
#36
Orlando,FL
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Joined Jul 2011
Club Royale told me the casino "rates" are the same for all members....for higher qualified play, they offer some cruises 50%off or free.
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#38
McMurray, PA
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Joined Aug 2001
That seems surprising. What do you play? Are you already a member of Club Royale?
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#39
Sevierville, TN
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Joined Oct 2001
We got cards for the $20K team slot tournament (hubby and I each have CR profiles) - 9/19 on the Oasis in the mail - when I called them, they didn't have record of it on our CR accounts - weird. But they did have a comp balcony cabin for us for Aug. 8 (I think) - a tournament cruise - never got a notification of it via USPS mail or email! We were on the LOS slot tourney cruise 12/1 - I would rather not sail on another of those - the casino is always FULL!

Seems there is no rhyme or reason to their offers - best just to call CR if you are interested in a cruise!
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#40
McMurray, PA
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Joined Aug 2001
Here's an offer that a friend of mine received. Note - he's not a Club Royale member (he's not even earned 200 points during a week-long cruise, nevermind 2,000), but somehow he's ended up on their mailing list for promotions. He did win a cash prize in a slot tournament once, so perhaps that got Club Royale's interest.
EXCLUSIVE CHANCE TO SAVE

$350 OFF on 10+ night cruise
$250 OFF on 6-8 night cruise
$125 OFF on 3-5 night cruise

+ $50 FREE PLAY per day


—— On sailings through December 11th, 2015 ——

Book your cruise by September 12th, 2015

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Bookings must be made July 3, 2015 - September 12, 2015 and sail by December 11, 2015. New bookings only. Existing bookings are not eligible to apply offer towards current reservation. This offer is non-transferable and cannot be combined with any other offer, such as an available casino rebate. Offer not valid for groups and is subject to availability at the time of booking. Call your casino consultant at 1-888-561-2234 or contact your professional travel agent. Casino consultant business hours are Nonday-Friday, 9:00am - 9:00pm EST. Casino Freeplay will be given as onboard credit. Casino onboard credit is subject to offer verification prior to sailing and is redeemable at the casino cashier. Dollars off are in US dollars, are not redeemable for cash and non-transferable. Offer cannot be used with certain restricted fares and cannot be combined with another discount on the same reservation. Any changes made to the booking(s) may alter eligibility for the promotion. Discount applies on a per stateroom basis, double occupancy. Single occupancy guests paying 200% cruise fare are entitled to full face value. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Certain restrictions apply. Management reserves all rights.
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