Princess Status Credits

I just noticed this on the Princess site and wondered if other cruise lines do this:

Each time you book and sail in a full suite or sail alone in a stateroom in which you pay the exclusive occupancy fare we will count it as two cruises!

Princess only requires 15 cruises to be Elite (their highest status) and I reached that within a year (Two suites and two solo cruises must have counted as 8 cruises!!!) I was never sure why I had reached it so quickly. Princess also counts days and allows status credits for days or cruises (whichever is higher).

Do other lines do that???

11 Answers

Thanks much! I didn't know this was an option - and just got back from Crown Princess and a full suite.

Carnival only does one day sailed = 1 point.

Log into your Princess site and look at membership info / cruise history and it will show what level you are at ...

You need more sea days on Carnival for each level than on Princess. Carnival puts you in the next level on the cruise that you reach that level, where Princess does it the cruise after you reach that level. Some of the perks on Princess are better than on Carnival, although Carnival is asking about perks that might be desired (doesn't mean anything until it happens). As Keywest said, one day equals one point no matter what type of cabin.

I know NCL will give you more points for early booking and full suites.

Here's a question maybe someone out there can answer in regards to rewards. Carnival, Princess, HAL, and several other cruise lines are all under the same parent group - "Carnival Corporation".

Why can't they all have the same rewards programs?

Although they are all run by Carnival Corporation, each cruise line under it's umbrella operates under it's own management.

I cruise solo on Princess ,and pay double for the cabin , so that counts as 2 cruises each time , I think Princess is the only one that will do that

HAL does too.

There has been talk of this in the past. The difficulty comes with merging due to them all being different and not upsetting the base.


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