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18 minutes ago, tkportersat said:

I think it is nice they give a gift no matter what, but I don't think anything will ever beat the duffle bag.  I have used it so much, it was my favorite gift by far! 

They can;t all be great, the croc visors were prob the most hated....maybe not anymore😂

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I'm curious what do other cruise lines give away for their higher tier guest? im still working on platinum not too far off now 

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Just returned from Conquest 8/24 to 8/31 sailing, we got the lanyards.  2 kids we saw in the elevator "appeared" happy to take them from us.

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Don’t tell Heald you don’t want another one.  He will just tell the big bosses that “everyone’s talking about them”.

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Its a lanyard but I did see a personal comment by the one and only John Heald (lol) that says he is aware it is "not the favorite

platinum gift they've given away" but "it will be changing shortly". So thats good news!!

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On 8/30/2019 at 12:46 AM, EngineCo52 said:

I'm curious what do other cruise lines give away for their higher tier guest? im still working on platinum not too far off now 

 

NCL gives their Platinum guests 2 free specialty dinners for 2 on every cruise once you attain that level.  Carnival can't match that offer.  In over 40 Carnival cruises, I think I had one free dinner. After maybe  6 NCL cruises I got the 2 free meals and will continue to get that every time I sail NCL.

 

I know, doesn't compare to a lanyard............and to be fair, I do get to the Diamond brunch with the Captain on Carnival.

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49 minutes ago, evandbob said:

 

NCL gives their Platinum guests 2 free specialty dinners for 2 on every cruise once you attain that level.  Carnival can't match that offer.  In over 40 Carnival cruises, I think I had one free dinner. After maybe  6 NCL cruises I got the 2 free meals and will continue to get that every time I sail NCL.

 

I know, doesn't compare to a lanyard............and to be fair, I do get to the Diamond brunch with the Captain on Carnival.

What is the days required to reach platinum on NCL?

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1 hour ago, evandbob said:

 

NCL gives their Platinum guests 2 free specialty dinners for 2 on every cruise once you attain that level.  Carnival can't match that offer.  In over 40 Carnival cruises, I think I had one free dinner. After maybe  6 NCL cruises I got the 2 free meals and will continue to get that every time I sail NCL.

 

I know, doesn't compare to a lanyard............and to be fair, I do get to the Diamond brunch with the Captain on Carnival.

Actually, NCL has more pay venues. Carnival could just start charging for one of their current free food places, and then give  dinners  to Platinum members for free. See, they could match it by doing this. I hope they do not.

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8 hours ago, vicky3vicky said:

Actually, NCL has more pay venues. Carnival could just start charging for one of their current free food places, and then give  dinners  to Platinum members for free. See, they could match it by doing this. I hope they do not.

We were on the Bliss and was shocked at the number of for pay opportunities on the ship.  Carnival will not be drastically changing the loyalty;ty program.

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Just now, jimbo5544 said:

We were on the Bliss and was shocked at the number of for pay opportunities on the ship.  Carnival will not be drastically changing the loyalty program.

 

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On 9/2/2019 at 9:44 PM, evandbob said:

 

NCL gives their Platinum guests 2 free specialty dinners for 2 on every cruise once you attain that level.  Carnival can't match that offer.  In over 40 Carnival cruises, I think I had one free dinner. After maybe  6 NCL cruises I got the 2 free meals and will continue to get that every time I sail NCL.

 

I know, doesn't compare to a lanyard............and to be fair, I do get to the Diamond brunch with the Captain on Carnival.

 

 

thanks for the information! 

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On 9/2/2019 at 9:33 PM, missholly24 said:

Its a lanyard but I did see a personal comment by the one and only John Heald (lol) that says he is aware it is "not the favorite

platinum gift they've given away" but "it will be changing shortly". So thats good news!!

Hopefully by our B2B in late Oct.!😀

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On ‎8‎/‎27‎/‎2019 at 10:33 AM, crazycruzer68 said:

Sailing on the Magic in 2 weeks, and boy do I need this vacation!!

We embark (sic?) Magic on sunday 9/8, can't wait. 

 

my wife is platinum and I'm lowly red. 

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On 9/2/2019 at 9:35 PM, Lee Cruiser said:

What is the days required to reach platinum on NCL?

80 days. sometimes you get 2 for 1 and you can make it to 80 quicker.

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4 hours ago, linbobky said:

80 days. sometimes you get 2 for 1 and you can make it to 80 quicker.

correct. 

 

we did that on Epic 11 nt, got credit for 22.  and drink package, internet package, 4 specialty dinners and $50 per port excursion credit. 

 

that's tough to beat. 

 

 

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Actually, I don't want a gift. I'm happy just to be on the cruise. Well, maybe a little extra credit on my bar tab? 

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last trip in May, got lanyards (yuk).  Bring back the Tervis Tumblers!

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On 8/27/2019 at 11:05 PM, Tampa Bay Irish said:

I can’t believe that Carnival continues to give away such a crappy platinum gift. They must have a warehouse full of cheap lanyards down in Miami. It’s very bad for the brand image. Some Carnival V.P. should have quickly and quietly burned down the warehouse full of lanyards and replaced them with something else, even if it meant going back to one of their previous platinum gifts that wasn’t mocked out by the very people that you are trying to reward and impress. Here is one last closing thought. Please remove your lanyards from the ship...these guys are just cheap enough where they may attempt to re-gift them. Let’s get through the lanyards as quickly as possible so we can hopefully move onto something more appreciated. 

 

I can’t believe that the pissing and moaning about the gift never stops. How about trying to be grateful that you can vacation so much. How much money have you spent to sit here and whine about a free gift. A free gift that they could eliminate at any time. A free gift that they don’t have to give in the first place. 

 

If you only cruise a certain line for the minor perks that you receive that is sad. 

 

I hope my children learn earn better than to cry that they got something for free and don’t like it. 

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If Carnival can give a Gambler a Free balcony for 2, free drink Pkg for 2, $500 Casino Money, Free Parking or airport pickup, Platinum Status during the cruise with all benefits, Invitation to special parties with gift bags, Early room access with preferred alcohol and non alcohol bottles waiting, complimentary shore excursion for 2, treats and gifts delivered to the room free social WIFI and waived room service fees..........They should be able to afford something better than what they are giving their most loyal customers!!!  We buy shore excursions, cheers packages, souvenirs, jewelry, specialty reservations,  bingo cards, gamble, and spend lots of money on cruises!!!  IT's not about perks but it's about fairness to loyal cruisers!

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1 hour ago, blyle said:

If Carnival can give a Gambler a Free balcony for 2, free drink Pkg for 2, $500 Casino Money, Free Parking or airport pickup, Platinum Status during the cruise with all benefits, Invitation to special parties with gift bags, Early room access with preferred alcohol and non alcohol bottles waiting, complimentary shore excursion for 2, treats and gifts delivered to the room free social WIFI and waived room service fees..........They should be able to afford something better than what they are giving their most loyal customers!!!  We buy shore excursions, cheers packages, souvenirs, jewelry, specialty reservations,  bingo cards, gamble, and spend lots of money on cruises!!!  IT's not about perks but it's about fairness to loyal cruisers!

Gamblers have more to lose for nothing - what does it cost them to give them that stuff when most of the time they drop all their money and more. 

 

Loyal guests pay for things but carnival has to give them what they pay for Android costs the cruise line to offer it.  I gamble but nowhere near the amount to get something for free. But I have never dropped the cost of a cruise in the casino - and to me that’s a win! 

 

Loyalty is not a thing anymore in corporate America. Corporate greed is prevalent in all the for service industries. Ships are all full and they know most cruisers will return. What do they care about loyalty.

 

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8 hours ago, Stick93 said:

Gamblers have more to lose for nothing - what does it cost them to give them that stuff when most of the time they drop all their money and more. 

 

Loyal guests pay for things but carnival has to give them what they pay for Android costs the cruise line to offer it.  I gamble but nowhere near the amount to get something for free. But I have never dropped the cost of a cruise in the casino - and to me that’s a win! 

 

Loyalty is not a thing anymore in corporate America. Corporate greed is prevalent in all the for service industries. Ships are all full and they know most cruisers will return. What do they care about loyalty.

 

Casino rates and loyalty are two different things, comparing these two and ‘benefits’ from each is dribble.  I honestly feel the same in regards to loyalty and corporate structure.  I see nothing different today than in the past.  Would love to hear the corporate greed tie is to a loyalty gift.

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10 hours ago, blyle said:

If Carnival can give a Gambler a Free balcony for 2, free drink Pkg for 2, $500 Casino Money, Free Parking or airport pickup, Platinum Status during the cruise with all benefits, Invitation to special parties with gift bags, Early room access with preferred alcohol and non alcohol bottles waiting, complimentary shore excursion for 2, treats and gifts delivered to the room free social WIFI and waived room service fees..........They should be able to afford something better than what they are giving their most loyal customers!!!  We buy shore excursions, cheers packages, souvenirs, jewelry, specialty reservations,  bingo cards, gamble, and spend lots of money on cruises!!!  IT's not about perks but it's about fairness to loyal cruisers!

 

Fairness? You pay for a cruise, they provide that cruise. They owe you nothing else. 

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26 minutes ago, jimbo5544 said:

Casino rates and loyalty are two different things, comparing these two and ‘benefits’ from each is dribble.  I honestly feel the same in regards to loyalty and corporate structure.  I see nothing different today than in the past.  Would love to hear the corporate greed tie is to a loyalty gift.

The loyalty gift is one aspect of a larger picture. I was responding to the comment if carnival can give so much to gamblers than the loyal cruisers should get.... I agree with you it’s not the same and my point is that profits are what drive every company and not loyalty not just Carnival.  It’s the bigger picture that I am talking about 

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