Posted September 18th, 2010, 01:08 PM
Every $300.00 spent earns 1 additional point (up to the number of nights sailed, so if on a 7 night cruise you can only accumulate an additional 7 points and need to spend $2,100.00) for both persons in the stateroom/folio (it does not included 3rd and 4th passengers). Casino spending is not added but the hotel charges/tips are.
Thanks for all the great info. I didn't realize that the hotel charges/tips can go towards your mariner points. That's great as that can contribute over $150. towards a mariner point for 2 people on a 7 day cruise. Should we add the additional tips that we plan to give individual staff who provide us great individual service, i.e. waiters, cabin steward, concierge, butler, etc. That amount would match and could exceed the standard amount that is applied to everyone's portfolio. We would not want to do this if it might cause difficulties for the employees as it would defeat our purpose of the additional tip. This is an "all things being equal" question.
Again, thank you for answering the original post and adding even more good to know things. This is our first cruise and it is so nice to be able to get info and feedback from the folks who have done this before. We don't want to do not enough, too much or nothing at all ...... but there is so much to know!