There are many cruise lines for consumers to choose from, and most of them offer rewards programs that offer significant rewards, according to cruise booking agent CruiseCompete, which is urging holiday-makers to check which rewards they can collect to get the 'best bang for their buck' before making their final decision. This article is copyright 2019 The Best Customer Guide.

Cruise line loyalty programs are rewards systems that earn repeat-travellers who are devoted to specific cruise lines a variety of perks, such as:

  • Special loyalty pricing, which can provide significant savings over time.
  • Member-only activities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and internet
  • Complimentary drinks
  • Complimentary specialty dining
  • Concierge service and other valuable amenities
  • Discounted room upgrades, priority check-in
  • Access to private dinners and parties
  • Merchandise discounts and in-cabin amenities
  • In some cases, complimentary cruises or additional days.

Enrollment is generally offered the first time a customer cruises with a line, and continuinty of rewards is achieved when they subsequently provide their loyalty program registration number to their cruise booking agent (such as CruiseCompete) when booking additional cruises in future.

There are some lines that may extend loyalty rewards to other brands owned by cruise line parent company as well. Recently, MSC Voyager's Club announced MSC Cruises matches the status for guests' existing cruise, travel or tour operator program with a similar or higher status, meaning travelers can instantly get benefits when joining the MSC Voyager's Club.

Among the broad range of cruise lines worldwide, the main lines and their loyalty programs include:

  • AmaWaterways (Privilege Reward Program)
  • Azamara Club Cruises (Le Club Voyage-Adventurer, Explorer, Discoverer)
  • Carnival Cruise Line (VIFP - Very Important Fun Person - Club)
  • Celebrity Cruises (Captain's Club-Preview, Classic, Select, Elite, Elite Plus, Zenith)
  • Crystal Cruises (Crystal Society)
  • Cunard (World Club)
  • Disney Cruise Line (Castaway Club)
  • Holland America Line (Mariner's Society)
  • MSC Cruises (Voyagers Club)
  • Norwegian Cruise Line (Latitudes)
  • Oceania Cruises (Oceania Club)
  • Princess Cruises (Captain's Circle)
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises (Seven Seas Society)
  • Royal Caribbean International (Crown & Anchor Society-Emerald, Diamond, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle)
  • Seabourn (Seabourn Club)
  • Silversea (Silversea Venetian Society)
  • Viking Ocean Cruises (Viking Explorer Society)
  • Viking River Cruises (Viking Explorer Society)

CruiseCompete provides tips on how consumers can find their cruise line loyalty program numbers (there are a number of ways) along with specific instructions for each cruise line, at: https://www.cruisecompete.com