Posted July 30th, 2010, 11:02 AM
getting to elite for me cost about $10,000. I estimated 10 cruises at $1000 per cruise.
however i have sailed celebrity 25 times so hopefully they will increase my status to super eliteness at some point
You've gotten away cheap...
I made Elite in a few less than 10 cruises...by doing long cruises and booking suites...
But, my Alaska Cruisetour alone (two suites--one for us and a separate one for our daughters) cost over twice your total of $10,000...
Of course, no system is perfect and I have no problem with how much or how little anyone spent to get there.
And of course, at present, Celebrity has no "Super Elite" as they have the Diamond Plus on Royal Caribbean...With the proliferation of Elite members of late and the overtaxing of Elite Lounges on some sailings, we could see that coming...but, it is not necessarily a good thing...I really enjoy the Elite benefits as they have them now and would not want to see the present Elite status downgraded to move the elusive target to 25 points...
Maybe it's a personal bias...I've been at Elite status awhile but it would take a few cruise to get up to 25...and, independent of the "Reciprocity" thing, I am also Diamond on RC's C&A but still many cruises short of Diamond Plus...But, I would imagine that I have spent a good deal of money with Royal Caribbean/Celebrity over the years--likely more than a lot of folks who are Diamond Plus on Crown & Anchor (we've met people who have done that by taking a lot of cheap 3 night cruises)...
12/22/17 RCCL Navigator of the Seas-S Caribbean
6/29/18 Celebrity Millennium-Alaska-7 nt
7/18/18 Viking Aegir-E. Europe-13 nt
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