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Traveling with my nephew who is 15.  Will he be allowed in the Diamond Club with my hubby and I?

Thanks. 

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Yes. Children are welcome as long as they are well behaved and you are with them.

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15 minutes ago, ace1zoe2 said:

Yes. Children are welcome as long as they are well behaved and you are with them.

But this is a nephew, and not one of their kids that would have their status.  It may depend on if his parents are Diamond, then he would have that status. 

 

The last couple cruises, they have been checking sea pass cards. 

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To be sure you don't miss out on the perks of your status and assuming your nephew has the same surname, can you not 'register' him as living with you? ie an 'extra' child ha ha  He'll automatically pick up your status then and be able to join you. For what he'd drink/eat it's nominal I would have thought and you can all stay together as a family unit!

 

Before someone jumps down my throat stating that it's wrong etc .. there's plenty of people who spend all their time in said lounges drinking like they're running out of booze and he'd alter the age demographic remarkably!

 

Besides which, by the time he's an adult and able to throw free booze down his neck, said lounges won't exist anymore! They occupy too much valuable real estate on the ships and it's obvious that RCCL are concentrating all their endeavours on the millennials and their children! 

 

I say go for it! 

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1 hour ago, ariesknowbest said:

Hello All:

 

Traveling with my nephew who is 15.  Will he be allowed in the Diamond Club with my hubby and I?

Thanks. 

 

What is his status with RCI? 

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1 hour ago, ariesknowbest said:

Hello All:

 

Traveling with my nephew who is 15.  Will he be allowed in the Diamond Club with my hubby and I?

Thanks. 

Only if  he is diamond or up. 

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1 hour ago, IzznOll17 said:

To be sure you don't miss out on the perks of your status and assuming your nephew has the same surname, can you not 'register' him as living with you? ie an 'extra' child ha ha  He'll automatically pick up your status then and be able to join you. For what he'd drink/eat it's nominal I would have thought and you can all stay together as a family unit!

 

Before someone jumps down my throat stating that it's wrong etc .. there's plenty of people who spend all their time in said lounges drinking like they're running out of booze and he'd alter the age demographic remarkably!

 

Besides which, by the time he's an adult and able to throw free booze down his neck, said lounges won't exist anymore! They occupy too much valuable real estate on the ships and it's obvious that RCCL are concentrating all their endeavours on the millennials and their children! 

 

I say go for it! 

You can't be serious! Never mind you are. 🙄

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11 minutes ago, davekathy said:

You can't be serious! Never mind you are. 🙄

definitely

 

this whole status thing is nonsense anyway! I got married last year and the 1st cruise my wife did she instantly gained my status .. so what's the difference?  he's a child, and they want to have their perks but probably don't want to leave him on his own. There's no harm in it .. seen it loads of times over the years people bringing adults friend/relatives into the respective lounges .. 

 

 

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45 minutes ago, IzznOll17 said:

definitely

 

this whole status thing is nonsense anyway! I got married last year and the 1st cruise my wife did she instantly gained my status .. so what's the difference?  he's a child, and they want to have their perks but probably don't want to leave him on his own. There's no harm in it .. seen it loads of times over the years people bringing adults friend/relatives into the respective lounges .. 

 

 

Big difference. If it has to be explained to you, you wouldn't understand. Diamond and up is not a status. It's a paid for perk/benefit for cruising with RC and Celebrity. The problem is the DLs are becoming increasingly overcrowded on some cruises. I can't speak for the OP but they can always enjoy their C&A drinks in another lounge/bar if they don't want to leave the kid alone. As you have said RC does allow diamond and above to escort non diamond above into the DL as long as they are living at the same address. I'm sure some even lie about that. If the kid is diamond thru his parents he has every right  to be in the DL anytime of day or night. 

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1 hour ago, IzznOll17 said:

To be sure you don't miss out on the perks of your status and assuming your nephew has the same surname, can you not 'register' him as living with you? ie an 'extra' child ha ha  

 

Before someone jumps down my throat stating that it's wrong etc .. there's plenty of people who spend all their time in said lounges drinking like they're running out of booze and he'd alter the age demographic remarkably!

 

 

 

Why would anyone think lying is wrong?

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My 12yr old wants to know what day on our next cruise we turn diamond so he can get access to the lounge ;).

 

I won't tell you why....it's a joke he made up that will probably offend too many people 😉

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37 minutes ago, IzznOll17 said:

definitely

 

this whole status thing is nonsense anyway! I got married last year and the 1st cruise my wife did she instantly gained my status .. so what's the difference?  he's a child, and they want to have their perks but probably don't want to leave him on his own. There's no harm in it .. seen it loads of times over the years people bringing adults friend/relatives into the respective lounges .. 

 

 

If the DL is not crowded it's not a big deal, but it is not a "status thing". It is a perk that many have earned by being loyal.  If I can't get a seat in the lounge because of non diamond "guests"  that is not fair to me.

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16 minutes ago, Bee Guy said:

If the DL is not crowded it's not a big deal, but it is not a "status thing". It is a perk that many have earned by being loyal.  If I can't get a seat in the lounge because of non diamond "guests"  that is not fair to me.

We've seen DL hosts refuse or ask those that are brought in that are not allowed in the DL to leave. Even when the DL isn't crowed. Kudos to them. 

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2 hours ago, IzznOll17 said:

To be sure you don't miss out on the perks of your status and assuming your nephew has the same surname, can you not 'register' him as living with you? ie an 'extra' child ha ha  He'll automatically pick up your status then and be able to join you. For what he'd drink/eat it's nominal I would have thought and you can all stay together as a family unit!

 

Before someone jumps down my throat stating that it's wrong etc .. there's plenty of people who spend all their time in said lounges drinking like they're running out of booze and he'd alter the age demographic remarkably!

 

Besides which, by the time he's an adult and able to throw free booze down his neck, said lounges won't exist anymore! They occupy too much valuable real estate on the ships and it's obvious that RCCL are concentrating all their endeavours on the millennials and their children! 

 

I say go for it! 

No wonder so many passengers  are Diamond and up.  When benefits are cut to those who rightfully paid for them by taking many cruises,   we can all wonder why. 

 

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OP - Was your  original question was regarding his age?  if so, then yes.  I believe a 15 year old has to be with parents /guardian. 

 

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1 hour ago, dodgestang said:

My 12yr old wants to know what day on our next cruise we turn diamond so he can get access to the lounge ;).

 

I won't tell you why....it's a joke he made up that will probably offend too many people 😉

You’d better tell him that you don’t get access to the lounge until the cruise after that as your points and status change are not granted until after the cruise is completed.

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2 hours ago, Bee Guy said:

If the DL is not crowded it's not a big deal, but it is not a "status thing". It is a perk that many have earned by being loyal.  If I can't get a seat in the lounge because of non diamond "guests"  that is not fair to me.

I earned it the same way!  But my wife didn't ... neither did her son - all 3 of us are about to have a + added on too!

 

Tell me where that system is fair and rewards people who've 'paid' their way?

 

That's why it's a joke

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2 hours ago, davekathy said:

Big difference. If it has to be explained to you, you wouldn't understand. Diamond and up is not a status. It's a paid for perk/benefit for cruising with RC and Celebrity. The problem is the DLs are becoming increasingly overcrowded on some cruises. I can't speak for the OP but they can always enjoy their C&A drinks in another lounge/bar if they don't want to leave the kid alone. As you have said RC does allow diamond and above to escort non diamond above into the DL as long as they are living at the same address. I'm sure some even lie about that. If the kid is diamond thru his parents he has every right  to be in the DL anytime of day or night. 

How can it be benefit if it's given to people that haven't paid for it?  Whether that's because they've been born with it, or married into it?

 

It's flawed from the start!

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5 hours ago, ariesknowbest said:

Hello All:

 

Traveling with my nephew who is 15.  Will he be allowed in the Diamond Club with my hubby and I?

Thanks. 

If he is staying in the same cabin with you is should not be a problem.

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1 hour ago, steveru621 said:

Some concierge will not allow children in the Diamond Club during Happy Hour.

That has changed a couple if years ago and kids are now welcome in all the lounges as long as they are accompanied.

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1 hour ago, steveru621 said:

Some concierge will not allow children in the Diamond Club during Happy Hour.

 

Why? If they’re well behaved and diamond members then they have no reason not to allow them. 

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Have you even asked the nephew if he wants to join you in the DL? Our 15yr old (who is D+ due to my status but D on her own sailings) often prefers to just hang with friends in the teen lounge or our cabin, and just meet us for dinner.

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4 hours ago, IzznOll17 said:

How can it be benefit if it's given to people that haven't paid for it?  Whether that's because they've been born with it, or married into it?

 

It's flawed from the start!

I didn't say the program is perfect. But it is what it is and doesn't need to be abused either.  Both of us paid for our tier levels at the same time by cruising together. If married into the tier level or a kid of parents I see that is a no biggie. But telling the OP to lie about the nephew living at the same address as you did or others wanting to bring a friend or relative in the DL no way. I'm glad RC draws the line there. BTW you don't even need to be married. Just living at the same address. 

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4 hours ago, Mason9 said:

If he is staying in the same cabin with you is should not be a problem.

Not true. 

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