Cruise Loyalty Program Perks

Cruise loyalty programs get you great benefits on the top cruise lines

As experienced cruisers know, every cruise line has its own loyalty program, offering a long list of cruise perks and benefits to cruisers who choose to book with them over and over again. But even if you’re an experienced cruiser, you may not realize that a whole world of extra perks opens up to you when you book with Cruises.com. That’s due to our combinability—in other words, you can combine the perks you get from the cruise lines with our own exclusive offers, which are above and beyond anything you’d get by booking on your own. In fact, you’ll be earning two sets of points at the same time, both toward your chosen cruise loyalty program and Cruises.com’s own loyalty program. Read on to learn about the exciting loyalty programs from the major cruise lines.

Carnival’s VIFP Club

No, that’s not a typo—Carnival rewards its cruisers with its VIFP (Very Important Fun Person) Club, a cruise loyalty program that’s easy to join and even easier to participate in. All you have to do to earn points is cruise—for every day you sail, you earn a point. Those points start to add up quickly, especially if you take multiple cruises per year. As you earn, you’ll move through different loyalty benefit tiers, eventually landing perks like members-only rates, complimentary beverages, priority reservations for dining, and even a cabin upgrade, among other things. 

Celebrity’s Captain Club

Both the number of nights you sail and the stateroom category you book factor into Celebrity’s Captain Club loyalty program. Six tiers of benefits deliver cruise perks that run the gamut from spa discounts and free gelato to complimentary laundry service and access to a private lounge. You can even get invited to members-only events happening on certain sailings and take advantage of special benefits offered by partners on shore. And if you reach the highest tier—Zenith—you could even get a complimentary cruise.

Disney Cruise Line Castaway Club

Disney is renowned for its unique, high-end onboard experience, and its cruise loyalty program, the Castaway Club, is an extension of that ethos. To get started, all you have to do is embark on your first cruise with the cruise line—you’ll be automatically enrolled.

Among the loyalty benefits they offer is early booking. Since their sailings are popular, you’ll be able to secure your spot before everyone else. Depending on your tier, you can get special gifts, a private onboard reception, and even a complimentary dinner at Palo, an upscale, adult-exclusive restaurant onboard.

Holland America Mariner Society

Getting cruise perks with Holland America is fairly straightforward — you’re automatically enrolled with the Mariner Society when you book with this cruise line. From that point on, every day you sail and every time you make a purchase, you’re earning what the cruise line calls “Cruise Day credits.” Perks are offered based five separate tiers, with some excellent benefits available even at the lowest level, such as up to $400 in onboard spending within 90 days of a season launch.

Norwegian Cruise Line Latitude Rewards Club

Unveiling a revamped cruise loyalty program just this year, Norwegian Cruise Line rewards cruisers a variety of ways. Their mantra of “cruise often, cruise well, cruise smart” means you can earn more points not only for every cruise night, but for booking a suite or The Haven, as well as for booking a Latitudes Rewards Insider Offer. The list of benefits in the program’s tiers is impressive, with everything from a 10% discount on duty-free shops at the Bronze Level to a complimentary 7-day cruise at the Ambassador Level.

Princess Captain’s Circle

Like other cruise loyalty programs outlined here, Princess Captain’s Circle starts right from your very first cruise and lets you rack up points based on how many days you cruise with the line. But there’s a few things that make this one special. Those who book suites as well as solo travelers who pay the exclusive occupancy fare get two cruise credits instead of one. There are discounts on everything from shore excursions to spa treatments, and special pricing and offers are given to those even at the program’s most basic level. Best of all, you’ll get invites to members-only events with the captain.

Royal Caribbean International Crown & Anchor Society

Exclusive offers, onboard benefits, and priority access are just a few of the cruise perks you’ll enjoy as part of the Crown & Anchor Society. You’ll earn one cruise point for every night you sail, as well as double points when you book a suite. As you earn, you’ll get to enjoy freebies and specials not only on your ship, but on land as well. There are five levels to this cruise loyalty program—stick with it and you could end with a complimentary 7-night cruise. In the meantime, enjoy everything from discounts on balconies and staterooms to daily breakfast with coffee.


When you book your cruise the smart way with Cruises.com, you make your dollar go the extra mile. Take advantage of cruise line loyalty programs while earning points toward your Cruises.com loyalty status. You’ll get freebies and perks you wouldn’t have had access to otherwise!

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