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Thanks everyone, that is what we were hoping would happen! I just couldn't find anywhere that says that plainly. We've only been on one cruise and that was January this year with P&O, when we booked that we didn't know about RC coming to sail out of Australia. After we booked and paid for that we found RC and then the Hawaii - Australia holiday that we really wanted to do. When we found out about the loyalty program we were a little disappointed that hadn't done our trial cruise with RC because the C&A program sounds great.

 

Very happy to know that this cruise will count, because yes as you say it's a great starting point!

 

Thanks, hope to meet you all on the water one day.

 

Kirsten

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Thanks everyone, that is what we were hoping would happen! I just couldn't find anywhere that says that plainly. We've only been on one cruise and that was January this year with P&O, when we booked that we didn't know about RC coming to sail out of Australia. After we booked and paid for that we found RC and then the Hawaii - Australia holiday that we really wanted to do. When we found out about the loyalty program we were a little disappointed that hadn't done our trial cruise with RC because the C&A program sounds great.

 

Very happy to know that this cruise will count, because yes as you say it's a great starting point!

 

Thanks, hope to meet you all on the water one day.

 

Kirsten

You can join C&A while on board your RCI cruise. Just see the Loyalty Ambassador on board.

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I was simply told my number when we hit Pinnacle by someone senior in the Loyalty Dept. It is amazing how many people are now achieving Pinnacle status, it is not life changing, but it is nice. :D And they did send us a really nice welcome pack, with our New Personalised Pins, Passport Cover & Luggage Tags. :)

 

When my DW hit her 100th cruise with Royal Caribbean, it was announced by the Captain and the Loyalty Ambassador that she was the 100th person to achieve this status.

 

Fast forward to a couple of years ago, when Royal Caribbean announced the Pinnacle Club program. At that point, those that had achieved 100 plus cruises, were automatically made Pinnacle Club members, and were given points that equaled 700 or more.

 

There are a few people in the Admin department of C&A that know when everyone hit their Pinnacle Club membership. So if ChipLondon knows their number, it would be correct.

 

I was there to witness when cruisenfever and her husband became member of the Pinnacle Club. At that point, there were under 300 members.

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When my DW hit her 100th cruise with Royal Caribbean, it was announced by the Captain and the Loyalty Ambassador that she was the 100th person to achieve this status.

 

Fast forward to a couple of years ago, when Royal Caribbean announced the Pinnacle Club program. At that point, those that had achieved 100 plus cruises, were automatically made Pinnacle Club members, and were given points that equaled 700 or more.

 

There are a few people in the Admin department of C&A that know when everyone hit their Pinnacle Club membership. So if ChipLondon knows their number, it would be correct.

 

I was there to witness when cruisenfever and her husband became member of the Pinnacle Club. At that point, there were under 300 members.

 

Rick, I'll repeat why I told our wife. When I grow up, I want to be like you.;):p:D. -- signed Still Working Towards Diamond Plus

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I was there to witness when cruisenfever and her husband became member of the Pinnacle Club. At that point, there were under 300 members.

There were 220 on the day when we made PC.:D

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There were 220 on the day when we made PC.:D

 

On the December 2nd sailing of the Explorer I'll become a PINEAPPLE too. I wonder what number it will be. Anyone wanna take a guess? I should think of some kind of prize to give the winner. :)

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I was simply told my number when we hit Pinnacle by someone senior in the Loyalty Dept. It is amazing how many people are now achieving Pinnacle status, it is not life changing, but it is nice. :D And they did send us a really nice welcome pack, with our New Personalised Pins, Passport Cover & Luggage Tags. :)

 

I thought maybe I had missed something somewhere :D my deal was such a fuster cluck that it would not surprise me if I had not been told or not given something i was supposed to have been given. BUT, that is ok.

 

 

On the December 2nd sailing of the Explorer I'll become a PINEAPPLE too. I wonder what number it will be. Anyone wanna take a guess? I should think of some kind of prize to give the winner. :)

congrats

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The projected number is 400 by the end of the year. As of the end of January, 2013 there were 329.

 

 

What the heck......I think they should announce along with your newly acquired Pin...status your standing # in the line.

 

Hmmmmm that could go one way or the other for some of the P folks......

 

I got mine at 11:32am............Oh no way mine was at 11:31am so I am number xxx

 

Just saying! Not even in the mix at this point!

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I just signed up for their Visa as well on the last cruise and will hopefully get it soon to start using it.

 

We just reached Plat. on this past cruise and while I'll probably never get to D or D+, maybe my legacy to my kids will be a big push for them to D+ since they are just 6 and 4 right now but are already signed up for for points as well.:D

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The projected number is 400 by the end of the year. As of the end of January, 2013 there were 329.

 

Actually, that's a maximum, since those who have died will not be automatically removed. The numbers, therefore, are those on the books, not those who actively sail.

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So what are "upgraded bathroom amenities"? Not that I'm likely to ever achieve that level, but I'm just curious.

Just better versions of the small containers of shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and body wash.

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I was just on the LOS and was in the Crown and Anchor event which was on Saturday night I think. Any how, RCCL has over 6 million crown and anchor members. Starting from the top, there are approximately 354 pinnacle members and my wife and I had the pleasure of sitting with a couple of them and sharing a wonderful time with them. From there down, I am a diamond plus member as well as a few other cruisers that I met on the same cruise. Supposedly there are a little over 20,000 Diamond plus members and I don't remember the rest.

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What the heck......I think they should announce along with your newly acquired Pin...status your standing # in the line.

 

Hmmmmm that could go one way or the other for some of the P folks......

 

I got mine at 11:32am............Oh no way mine was at 11:31am so I am number xxx

 

Just saying! Not even in the mix at this point!

 

:D:D:D:D:D that's FUNNY!!!

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There isn't much more in the way of perks from when you make D+ and when you make Pinnacle. A gold card, a free cruise, luggage tags, and a name pin. I wasn't aware of better bathroom amenities. Wow! That would make it all worth booking all the cruises to make the Pinnacle Status.

 

Seriously, it's not the number of cruises, but the quality. I always hear passengers complain about one thing or another. Such and such ship is better than this one...the food was better on that ship...I have more points than they do. If I find myself complaining, then I better find something else to spend my hard earned money on. I have fun just talking to people, especially new cruisers. I'll make Pinnacle on the Explorer in December and I look at it as starting at the bottom again. What ever number I'm at, I'll be thankful to have it.

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Making the Pinnacle club is a very impressive achievement considering Diamond Plus is 175 credits while Pinnacle is 700 :eek:. Its on my bucket list - hope I make it :rolleyes: However, I would like to see another tier between Diamond Plus & Pinnacle. What do you think?

 

Past Cruises:

2003 Serenade of the Seas – Canada5 Nights – Sept 6

2004 Voyager of the Seas – Western Caribbean 9 Nights – Oct 10

2005 Jewel of the Seas – Westbound Transatlantic 12 Nights – Aug 31

2006 Explorer of the Seas – Bermuda5 Nights – May 14

2006 Explorer of the Seas – Bermuda5 Nights – Sept 3

2007 Radiance of the Seas – Hawaii Circle 14 Nights – April 28

2008 Explorer of the Seas – Southern Caribbean 12 Nights – Mar 16

2008 HAL Eurodam – NYC Introduction Cruise 3 Nights – Aug 29

2009 Explorer of the Seas – Eastern Caribbean 9 Nights – Mar 27

2009 Norwegian Jewel – New England & Canada 10 Nights – Oct 10

2010 Explorer of the Seas – Bermuda/Bahamas 9 Nights – May 13

2010 Norwegian Jewel – Bahamas 7 Nights – Sept 4

2010 Allure of the Seas – Labadee Extravaganza 4 Nights – Dec 1

2011 Explorer of the Seas – Eastern Caribbean 9 Nights – March 31

2011 Explorer of the Seas – Bermuda 5 Nights – July 30

2011 Explorer of the Seas – Bermuda 5 Nights – Sept 24

2012 Explorer of the Seas – Eastern Caribbean 11 Nights – March 19

2012 Norwegian Gem – Bahamas 7 Nights – June 30

 

Future Cruises:

2013 Explorer of the Seas – Bermuda/Caribbean 9 Nights – May 2

2013 Celebrity Summit – Bermuda 6 Nights – Sept 1

 

Your post made me smile....my 12 year old daughter has decided to make it her goal to achieve Pinnacle Status by the time she is 21.....After our next cruise in Sept. 2013 she will be Platinum...I told from that point on it will be her responsibility to achieve the next level and up!!!:D:D:D:D

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Making the Pinnacle club is a very impressive achievement considering Diamond Plus is 175 credits while Pinnacle is 700 :eek:. Its on my bucket list - hope I make it :rolleyes: However, I would like to see another tier between Diamond Plus & Pinnacle. What do you think?

 

Past Cruises:

2003 Serenade of the Seas – Canada5 Nights – Sept 6

2004 Voyager of the Seas – Western Caribbean 9 Nights – Oct 10

2005 Jewel of the Seas – Westbound Transatlantic 12 Nights – Aug 31

2006 Explorer of the Seas – Bermuda5 Nights – May 14

2006 Explorer of the Seas – Bermuda5 Nights – Sept 3

2007 Radiance of the Seas – Hawaii Circle 14 Nights – April 28

2008 Explorer of the Seas – Southern Caribbean 12 Nights – Mar 16

2008 HAL Eurodam – NYC Introduction Cruise 3 Nights – Aug 29

2009 Explorer of the Seas – Eastern Caribbean 9 Nights – Mar 27

2009 Norwegian Jewel – New England & Canada 10 Nights – Oct 10

2010 Explorer of the Seas – Bermuda/Bahamas 9 Nights – May 13

2010 Norwegian Jewel – Bahamas 7 Nights – Sept 4

2010 Allure of the Seas – Labadee Extravaganza 4 Nights – Dec 1

2011 Explorer of the Seas – Eastern Caribbean 9 Nights – March 31

2011 Explorer of the Seas – Bermuda 5 Nights – July 30

2011 Explorer of the Seas – Bermuda 5 Nights – Sept 24

2012 Explorer of the Seas – Eastern Caribbean 11 Nights – March 19

2012 Norwegian Gem – Bahamas 7 Nights – June 30

 

Future Cruises:

2013 Explorer of the Seas – Bermuda/Caribbean 9 Nights – May 2

2013 Celebrity Summit – Bermuda 6 Nights – Sept 1

I took the time to count your list of prior cruises and noted that you sailed 18 times, 10 of those cruises on the Explorer of the seas. I was just wondering what your affection for this ship is in particular. The wife and I sailed on her back in I believe 2001, she was pretty new back then. I do remember it was a great cruise. I have been thinking about sailing on her again. We don't live too far from Bayonne, NJ (Philadelphia) getting tired of the hassle of flying. Give the Adventure of the seas a try, it sails the Southern Caribbean, which we think has the best itineraries. sailed on the Adventure twice. Both cruises were great. The food and service was some of the best we have encountered on RCCI. You do have to board her in San Juan. It does have a lot of Puerto Rican passengers on her sailings, naturally because it leaves from San Juan, but we found the local folks to be extremely friendly and fun to be with. Good sailing, Joe & Libby, Philadelphia. P.S. Has the Explorer had any yard work done lately, to upgrade and perform maintenance?

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Upgraded bath amenities are Gilcrest & Soames Amenities that are wonderful.

 

It's hit or miss whether they will give the G&S to non-suite PCs. On Jewel, our stateroom attendant in December/January got them for us, but my stateroom attendant in February didn't. She wasn't very motivated to please, though.:rolleyes:

 

So, Patti and/or ChipLondon, did you get one or two passport covers?

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Actually, that's a maximum, since those who have died will not be automatically removed. The numbers, therefore, are those on the books, not those who actively sail.

Just relaying what I have been told by Corporate.

There isn't much more in the way of perks from when you make D+ and when you make Pinnacle. A gold card, a free cruise, luggage tags, and a name pin. I wasn't aware of better bathroom amenities. Wow! That would make it all worth booking all the cruises to make the Pinnacle Status.

You are correct in that there is no difference in balcony discounts or the amount of a C&A Savings Certificate when you go from D+ to PC, but below is a list of additional benefits for PC Members. As far as bathroom amenities, our experience has been that they are the same as we have been receiving in our JS cabin.

 

On select ships there is also a special made to order breakfast in one of the Specialty Restaurants for Gold Card Holders also. Jewel of the Seas is the best!!

 

 

  • Priority tender on select cruises
  • VIP pool deck seating where available
  • Private seating for breakfast and lunch in specialty restaurants on Voyager and Freedom class ships
  • Mattel board games available to order from the Concierge
  • Access to Labadee Cabanas+
  • Personalized Port & Shopping Guide referrals
  • Complimentary luggage valet and on board checking service with select airlines*
  • Personalized departure escort when visiting our ports-of-call**
  • Complimentary pressing service on formal night***

* Only ship fees are waived - this is available in select port and with select airline carriers .

**Available for tendering ports only. Guests will be escorted off the ship only. This isn't available all the time and up to the discretion of the concierge.

***Only Formal Wear outfit will be pressed for Formal night only.

+ Rental Fee applies

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It's hit or miss whether they will give the G&S to non-suite PCs. On Jewel, our stateroom attendant in December/January got them for us, but my stateroom attendant in February didn't. She wasn't very motivated to please, though.:rolleyes:

 

So, Patti and/or ChipLondon, did you get one or two passport covers?

We each got a passport cover and luggage tag!

 

Will have to inquire about the upgraded toiletries on EN next week.

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