Cruise Line Loyalty Programs

Benefits for repeat cruising passengers

Most people don’t realize it, but after taking just one cruise you’re automatically enrolled into that cruise line’s loyalty program with access to perks like discounts and other amenities when you take your next cruise. Just like airline frequent flyer miles, the more you cruise with one line, the more benefits you receive.

Additionally, many companies let you interchange your points among sister cruise lines. For instance, you may have sailed in the past with Royal Caribbean and earned points. You may transfer those points to a future cruise you book on Celebrity or Azamara. Ask your travel agent about these possible savings when booking your cruise.

To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of the best loyalty programs out there. Please note we have made our best effort to provide correct and current program information, but loyalty programs are subject to change without notice at the discretion of the cruise line.  To ensure correct benefits of your level, contact the cruise line or your AAA Travel professional.

Read on and decide where your next cruise will take you! 

 

Princes Cruises

Captain’s Circle

The Captain’s Circle offers three loyalty levels: Gold, Medallion, Platinum, and Elite.

The Gold level is attained after completion of one Princess Cruise.  Among its benefits are:

  • Preferential pricing offers
  • Exclusive onboard events
  • Collectible destination stamps
  • Access to a Circle Host onboard,
  • Member benefits card

The Medallion level is offered from your 4-5th cruises or 30-50 cruise days. It includes all the benefits of the Gold level plus:

  • Exclusive shoreside access to the Captain's Circle Help Desk phone line
  • Upgrade to Princess Platinum Vacation Protection
  • 10% discount off the purchase of the Reflections DVD on board
  • Medallion member pin

The Platinum level is offered from your 6-15th cruises or 51-150 cruise days. It includes all the benefits of the Medallion level plus:

  • Complimentary cruise atlas
  • Vacation protection upgrades
  • Preferred check-in
  • Platinum disembarkation lounge
  • Exclusive phone line
  • Complimentary internet packages

The Elite level is offered from your 16th cruise on, or 151+ cruise days. You receive all the benefits of Platinum plus:

  • Preferred services packages with priority ship to shore tender embarkation, priority disembarkation, shoe polishing, and complimentary laundry services.
  • Elite stateroom amenities package, which includes complimentary mini bar setup, deluxe canapés selection, afternoon tea, and upgraded bathroom amenities.
  • Preferred discount package that entitles you to 10% off the ship boutique and a complimentary wine tasting.

To book your cruise vacation, contact a AAA Travel professional toll-free 888-870-9408
or stop by your local AAA office.

Holland America Line

Mariner Society

The Mariner Society offers 5 loyalty levels: Mariner, 2-Star Mariner, 3-Star Mariner, 4-Star Mariner, and 5-Star Mariner

The Mariner level is attained after the completion of your first Holland America Line Cruise. Star Mainers receive:

  • Welcome Back Embarkation Lunch in the dining room
  • Collectible gift
  • Offers to special sailings
  • 50% cruise fare discount on the 3rd/4th guest staying in your stateroom

2-Star Mariner level is attained after you’ve collected 30 cruise day credits. Members of this level receive everything from the Mariner level plus:

  • Complimentary ship photo
  • 10% off Holland America Line clothing sold onboard
  • Annual cruise planner
  • Special recognition lapel pin

3-Star Mariner level is attained when you have collected 75 cruise day credits. With this level you receive all the benefits above plus:

  • 25% discount on specialty restaurant surcharges, wine packages, beverages in the Explorations Café, and all mini-bar purchases
  • Discounts on select spa treatments from the Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • A waiver of air deviation fees

4-Star Mariner level is attained when you have collected 200 or more cruise day credits. With this level you receive all the benefits above plus:

  • Complimentary laundry and pressing services
  • Priority disembarkation, tender and check-in
  • 50% discount on specialty restaurant surcharges, wine packages, beverages in the Explorations Café, and all mini-bar purchases*
  • A complimentary wine tasting session
  • Welcome Back Embarkation Lunch in the dining room as well as a complimentary Mariner Champagne Brunch
  • 15% off Holland America Line clothing sold onboard
  • Early notification of shore excursions available for pre-booking
  • Advance notice of new itineraries
  • Offers to special sailings hosted by a representative of the Mariner Society
  • Special offers on select sailings

5-Star Mariner level is attained when you have collected 500 or more cruise day credits. With this level you receive all the benefits above plus these premier benefits:

  • 50% discount on a 100-minute Internet package (one time only per cruise)
  • Two complimentary dinners in the Pinnacle Grill (free surcharge only)
  • Complimentary Culinary Arts Center cooking class (1 per cruise)
  • Complimentary day pass to the Greenhouse Spa & Salon Thermal Suite (1 per cruise)
  • Plus much more!

To book your cruise vacation, contact a AAA Travel professional toll-free 888-870-9408
or stop by your local AAA office.

Royal Caribbean

Crown & Anchor Society

The Crown & Anchor® Society is Royal Caribbean’s way of recognizing and rewarding their most loyal guests. As a member, you'll receive exclusive benefits and privileges to make your cruise experiences with Royal Caribbean International® even more spectacular.<

You can join after just one sailing. Enroll in this complimentary program, and start earning cruise points every time you sail. Points add up to great benefits that you’ll enjoy before you sail and while you are onboard. All the details will be made available to you once you enroll, but here are a few of the highlights:

  • Member Benefits - Enjoy special benefits while onboard that make your cruising with Royal Caribbean cruise experience even more rewarding and memorable. From onboard discounts to exclusive events and a dedicated Loyalty Call Center there to assist you, the benefits begin immediately.
  • Special Offers – We've created exclusive offers available only to members including Quarterly Savings Certificates for select itineraries, Onboard Booking Bonus to save your next Royal Caribbean cruise and Crown & Anchor® Preview Sale for advanced notice of upcoming sales.
  • Member Cruises – Your chance to mingle with other members on special cruises to exciting destinations.
  • Member Stories - Our members love to share their adventures with us.

To book your cruise vacation, contact a AAA Travel professional toll-free 888-870-9408
or stop by your local AAA office.

Celebrity Cruises

Captain’s Club

The Mariner Society offers 3 loyalty levels: Classic, Select, and Elite.

  • Classic members (1-4 tier credits) receive complimentary access to the Captain's Club Celebration event. You'll also enjoy great ways to save with exclusive onboard premium offers.
  • Select members (5-9 tier credits) enjoy all the benefits of a Classic member, plus discounted Internet and laundry service specials.
  • Elite members (10+ tier credits) know that loyalty yields great rewards, including complimentary Internet and laundry services, as well as access to the Captain's Club Lounge.

To book your cruise vacation, contact a AAA Travel professional toll-free 888-870-9408
or stop by your local AAA office.

Uniworld

Boutique River Cruise Collection – River Heritage Club

When you travel with Uniworld, you will automatically become part of the River Heritage Club. As a valued River Heritage Club member, you'll be treated to extra savings and benefits designed just for you.

Benefits of the River Heritage Club are as follows:

  • Special River Heritage Club $100 per person past guest savings for 2013
  • Exclusive River Heritage Club cocktail party hosted onboard by the Captain (Europe only)
  • One (1) category upgrade, if space is available (on ships operating in Europe, Russia, and Egypt, excluding suites. Upgrade must be processed by headquarters 45 days prior to departure)
  • Complimentary fruit platter in your stateroom upon arrival (Europe only)
  • Complimentary onboard laundry service once per week (Europe only)
  • RiverViews past guest newsletter 

Please be aware of increased River Heritage Club special past guest savings in 2014:

  • SAVE $150 per person on cruises 7 to 12 nights
  • SAVE $250 per person on cruises 13 nights and longer

To book your cruise vacation, contact a AAA Travel professional toll-free 888-870-9408
or stop by your local AAA office.