At a glance
Depending on the line you sail, the entry status tiers may not seem all that exciting at first. But, high enough status can really improve your cruise experience (think: priority access to check in, boarding, tenders to shore — especially important if you’re sailing a megaship — and debarkation).
A bit higher up the ladder, you’ll find benefits like complimentary drink packages and a free meal in a specialty restaurant. Some lines even reward you with a free seven-night cruise when you attain their highest tier. There’s also some reciprocity in certain cruise line loyalty programs. For example, if you have status in Royal Caribbean’s Crown & Anchor Society, you also have status in Celebrity’s Captain’s Club and Azamara’s LeClub Voyage, since all three cruise lines are under the Royal Caribbean Group parent umbrella.
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