Would you spend more on-board if you got loyalty points?

Thought lines might be able to increase on-board revenue by offering additional loyalty points for on-board purchases: specialty dining, excursions, spa treatments..... Maybe offer 1 per $1000 spent as an incentive for more on-board revenue. Those on the cusp of a new Tier might be highly motivated to purchase an extra excursion or drink package. Just a thought. Would anyone participate in such a program?

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20 Answers

No...we already get % discounts all over. those excursions are run by 3rd party vendors to begin with. and we limit buying extra stuff (ncluding restaurants) that isn't included in the perks we already get. this would undoubtedly cause the bean counters to redo those "loyalty" perks, and I seriously doubt it would work out in "our" favor". There is no free lunch...

Probably not. We don't spend a lot of extra on board. We usually do our excursions through travel groups and vendors off the ship.

I would appreciate the extra points, but it would not cause me to buy anything that I wouldn't purchase anyway.

To me, it seems a lot like "Whose Line Is It, Anyway" -- we are awarded points, but the points don't matter.

No. Just like gambling, odds highly favor the house.

Sounds good, but in actuality, the packages and perks of buying prior to the cruise out weigh the temptation of amassing credit debt. I would prefer to continue to allocate my spending allotments and live to cruise another day....Big Smile

Well..I'm shocked...shocked! seems unanimous so far...and a variety of reasons..

I agree, it seems unlikely we would spend more. I have a friend with a Carnival Credit card (It gets double points when buying on board the ship) and she spends just as much as she did before she got it. So even someone who spends a fair amount while cruising, seems not to be enticed by the extra points.

I got the Carnival Credit Card about 5 years ago for the free lanyard.

I have yet to use itBig Smile

No for all the reasons already stated.

Another no vote. We spend very little on board and a few loyalty points would not encourage us to spend more. I have just booked the first ship's excursion we have chosen in the last ten cruises and that is because the city is a long way from the port and we have OBC to use.

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