Status vs Suite

What do you about cruisers that have been cruising for years and years and not having as good as perks as someone maybe on their first cruise, but in a suite? I know some of you will say well he paid a lot for the suite, but what about the loyal cruiser thats paid a lot over the years. Ready go!

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Not sure of other lines but Carnival does have an awards program. If your diamond you get a lot of perks. Im only a gold member and I get a lousy bottle of water.

It doesn't bother me at all. I am happy that I get what I get. Passengers in suites pay a lot more money than I do on any one cruise, so let them get perks, too. I'd rather go on more cruises than stay in suites all the time. Everyone thinks differently but this works for me.

I can not speak for the High Cruise day cruisers but, I can cruise maybe once a year and when I do, I'm in a suite because I like the space and I will spend time in my cabin and on the balcony at all hours of the day and night. I can't cruise in an interior cabin because of motion sickness and I do get VIP embarkation, debarkation, what time I want for the MDR (I always go YTD) and priority tender. I can't speak other cruise lines because I've only been on Carnival, but I would think they would have a hard time selling their suites without some kind of VIP status. HECK.. Carnival is selling VIP status to first time cruisers if they are lucky enough to get a FTTF. It is what it is. With Carnival, some of the Diamond and Platinum status people are very nasty to those who purchase the FTTF and I can not understand why? It doesn't keep them from the Diamond/Platinum status, and if anyone has a beef it should be the suite cruisers because they lost their priority status for their luggage, like I did. I made my beef to Carnival over it and it didn't change anything. And for anyone who gets the FTTF? Good for them!!!

I welcome anyone that can find a perk when cruising! Why? Because then they will cruise more and become as addicted as I am. On our last cruise we encouraged those sailing with us to get the FTTF, and many were able to do so. I tell folks that if it had been available when we first started cruising we would have purchased it. I am not upset that others find ways to get these perks, I am just glad that I have earned them and have that shiny diamond card (it is really pretty). I like sailing in a suite when I can because it feels very luxurious.

Bottom line: enjoy your perks however you get them.Love

My TA tells me she will make me Diamond one suite at a time. I tell her that I'm gonna live that long. Wink

I love my TA because, get this, I have never received an on board credit because of the cabin being sold for a lower price I paid.

I would rather cruise more, using an inside cabin, Than cruising less and having a suite. But if I win the Lottery---well then.... That's a whole different kettle-- ain't it...

I assume the OP is talking "full" suites. Never been in one, can't really see where they are worth so much extra. However, we almost always book a mini-suite anymore. Right now we are bookless, but have been looking. I find myself uninterested if the minis are sold out and all they have is balcony, insides and window cabins left.

What others get for perks has no affect on my enjoyment of my cruise. its like flying - some fly for "free" using airline rewards or credit card miles, others pay full fare. Book the room you prefer, at a rate you like, enjoy whatever perks you get as a frequent cruiser, and we will all be having a great time on the cruise.

If someone pays for perks, then there is no reason they shouldn't get them.

If someone earns their perks, then there is no reason they shouldn't get them.

If you are cruising simply for the perks, then you are doing it wrong.Big Smile

Do you think anyone would be that crazy?


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