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Does anyone know if we accumulate bonus points for purchasing Club Orange for our cruise?

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That's a question I haven't seen before. Most people, including me, who have posted about CO were in Neptune Suites, so it wouldn't be an extra charge that would count toward the spending bonus.

 

But I just looked at the Mariner Society FAQs and it does not mention the CO purchase specifically, but if you pay for it, I think it will  count. It is not one of the excluded items (casino, cash advance, FCC). 

 

I'm sure someone will tell you to call HAL, but CO is so new that I suspect posters here know more than HAL staff.

 

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13 hours ago, 3rdGenCunarder said:

That's a question I haven't seen before. Most people, including me, who have posted about CO were in Neptune Suites, so it wouldn't be an extra charge that would count toward the spending bonus.

 

But I just looked at the Mariner Society FAQs and it does not mention the CO purchase specifically, but if you pay for it, I think it will  count. It is not one of the excluded items (casino, cash advance, FCC). 

 

I'm sure someone will tell you to call HAL, but CO is so new that I suspect posters here know more than HAL staff.

 

But is it not purchased prior to embarkation?   So, it would not be on your folio/account and it would not be classed as on board spending for the 1 point/$300 spend.  It would seem more like an 'upsell' and there is no advantage in a stateroom 'upsell' (unless to a suite).

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34 minutes ago, VMax1700 said:

But is it not purchased prior to embarkation?   So, it would not be on your folio/account and it would not be classed as on board spending for the 1 point/$300 spend.  It would seem more like an 'upsell' and there is no advantage in a stateroom 'upsell' (unless to a suite).

 

If you buy a tour or PG dinner in advance, it does count toward the bonus. But if, as you suggest, CO is considered an upsell then I guess it wouldn't count. 

 

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2 hours ago, 3rdGenCunarder said:

 

If you buy a tour or PG dinner in advance, it does count toward the bonus. But if, as you suggest, CO is considered an upsell then I guess it wouldn't count. 

 

FYI you get spend credit for upsells and anything else you purchase prior to embarkation. HAL is very generous with spend credit.

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4 minutes ago, Msrigby said:

FYI you get spend credit for upsells and anything else you purchase prior to embarkation. HAL is very generous with spend credit.

 

So if I accept an upsell that amounts to $150 per day on an 8-day cruise, I'll get 4 cruise-day points?

 

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I am not certain that you get Mariner points for taking a cabin upsell offer.  I do this alot and never noticed it and one time I spent about $1000 for an upsell (pp) and know we did not get 7 credits for it (we only got 2 for the entire cruise).

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20 minutes ago, Msrigby said:

FYI you get spend credit for upsells and anything else you purchase prior to embarkation. HAL is very generous with spend credit.

 

15 minutes ago, 3rdGenCunarder said:

 

So if I accept an upsell that amounts to $150 per day on an 8-day cruise, I'll get 4 cruise-day points?

 

You definitely DO NOT get Mariner points for an upsell as they never show up on your onboard account.  On the other hand, any other purchases such as pre-paid gratuities, pre-paid excursions, pre-paid restaurants, etc do show up on your account as both a debit and a corresponding credit, making them eligible for Mariner points.

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Hmmm, none of my pre-paid purchases show up on my on-board statement (for a cruise that ended 3 days ago) although they have been included in the calculation for Mariner points based on past experience. The items that have shown up in the past as both a debit/credit have been HAL promotional items although this time only the gratuities did but not the internet credit nor the Dine-around package--both included in the Early Booking Bonus.

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3 hours ago, oceanmom said:

Hmmm, none of my pre-paid purchases show up on my on-board statement (for a cruise that ended 3 days ago) although they have been included in the calculation for Mariner points based on past experience. The items that have shown up in the past as both a debit/credit have been HAL promotional items although this time only the gratuities did but not the internet credit nor the Dine-around package--both included in the Early Booking Bonus.

 

No, they don't show up on the onboard statement. I'm always surprised at the number of bonus points I get because I look at my statement but forget about the money I spent in advance booking tours.

 

 

 

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If cabana purchase pre-cruise gets points (and it did for me), I see no reason why Club Orange wouldn't, but I have no experience with that one to personally confirm.

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I would think it should but don’t know factually.

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