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Princess Cruises

The Cap­tain’s Cir­cle has four tiers: Gold (one cruise), Ruby (three cruises or 30 sea days), Plat­inum (five cruises or 50 sea days) and Elite (15 cruises or 150 sea days). Elite level in­cludes pri­or­ity board­ing and dis­em­barka­tion, free laun­dry, shoe pol­ish­ing, ini­tial mini bar, af­ter­noon tea, in­ter­net credit, dis­em­barka­tion lounge and on-board pur­chase dis­counts.

Cu­nard

Mem­bers of Cu­nard World Club – or Cu­narders – progress through Sil­ver, Gold and Plat­inum tiers to Diamond, which re­quires 15 voy­ages or 150 nights. As well as lower-tier ben­e­fits, Diamond Cu­narders en­joy pri­or­ity check-in and dis­em­barka­tion, eight hours of in­ter­net, a free meal at a spe­cialty res­tau­rant and a ded­i­cated con­tact at the shore­side World Club Desk.

Royal Caribbean In­ter­na­tional

Crown and An­chor So­ci­ety mem­ber­ship of­fers six tiers based on nights cruised (one point a night, dou­ble points if in a suite). The top Pin­na­cle tier re­quir­ing 700 points has re­wards in­clud­ing a free seven-night cruise, dis­counts of up to 25 per cent, up to $500 credit, pri­vate lounge, pri­or­ity board­ing and pri­or­ity seat­ing in the theatre.

Celebrity Cruises

The Cap­tain’s Club has six tiers. The top Zenith tier re­quir­ing 3000 points in­cludes ac­cess to a concierge lounge, a bev­er­age pack­age, com­pli­men­tary laun­dry, 1600-minute in­ter­net pack­age, mul­ti­ple on-board dis­counts and – with ex­tra points – a free seven-night Caribbean or Ba­hamas cruise.

P&O Cruises

Past pas­sen­gers are el­i­gi­ble for dis­counts but there is no for­mal loy­alty pro­gram at present. Southamp­ton­based P&O World Cruis­ing with ships such as Bri­tan­nia has the Penin­sula Club with six tiers.

Se­abourn

Se­abourn Club mem­bers can achieve Mile­stone Awards such as a free cruise af­ter 140 days sail­ing, while build­ing up Club Points based on days sailed, level of ac­com­mo­da­tion and on-board pur­chases. Var­i­ous mile­stones start­ing at 100 days sailed are re­warded with a gift from Tif­fany. Se­abourn Club has five lev­els, the top Diamond level of­fer­ing un­lim­ited in­ter­net, free laun­dry, dis­counts on pur­chases in­clud­ing shore ex­cur­sions and free mas­sages.

Sil­versea

Vene­tian So­ci­ety re­wards rise with days sailed. Af­ter 100 days, re­wards in­clude a 5 per cent sav­ing and free laun­dry; 250 days, a 10 per cent sav­ing; 350 days, a free seven-day cruise; 500 days, a free 14-day cruise then free seven-day cruise for each ad­di­tional 150 days. Bear in mind Sil­versea is all­suite, with but­ler ser­vice and com­pli­men­tary drinks.

Hol­land Amer­ica Line

Mariner So­ci­ety mem­ber­ship is based on days sailed, money spent on board and cabin class, and has five tiers. The top tier re­quir­ing 500 cruise-day cred­its in­cludes two free fine-din­ing res­tau­rant din­ners, cook­ing class, laun­dry, in­ter­net dis­count, pri­or­ity check-in and dis­em­barka­tion, dis­counts on on-board spend­ing, a wine tast­ing, welcome lunch and col­lectable gift.

Car­ni­val

VIFP (Very Im­por­tant Fun Per­son) Club. Five tiers, top tier re­quir­ing 200 points in­cludes un­lim­ited laun­dry, lug­gage tags, bev­er­ages, pri­or­ity board­ing and res­tau­rant reser­va­tions.

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(clock­wise from main) Many loy­alty pro­grams of­fer in­ter­net credit to pas­sen­gers; pri­or­ity seat­ing at on­board the­atres also is a draw­card; and wear­ers of the Royal Caribbean In­ter­na­tional Crown and An­chor So­ci­ety loy­alty pins can re­ceive a great range...

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