Cunard Lines, the famous British liner company that merged with White Star Lines (Titanic) some 70 years ago, sails the Queen Mary 2, the Queen Victoria and is about to introduce a new Queen Elizabeth.
The Cunard program uses either the number of voyages you have taken or the number of days you have sailed -- whichever qualifies you first -- as the eligibility factor. Rewards are cumulative, meaning you get all the benefits of the previous level when you attain the next one.
We especially like the complimentary two hours of Internet time after just two cruises, but it does not apply to wireless access. We also would like to see a bigger discount on laundry services for the Diamond members.
Cunard is part of the World's Leading Cruise Lines VIP program, which in theory will give you equal footing in all the Carnival Corp. sister companies' loyalty programs. However, since the various cruise line programs vary so much, we don't recommend relying on this aspect. It implies that after 15 Carnival cruises you would qualify for the top tier at Cunard. We have our doubts since even Carnival requires 25 cruises for the top level.
The Cunard program is called the Cunard World Club and has four different levels with cumulative benefits:
Guests who have completed one voyage with Cunard enjoy the following:
World Club Member Savings of up to 5% off our Early Booking Savings on all voyages
Notification of exclusive World Club special offers
Dedicated World Club Desk service
Onboard World Club Representatives
The Cunarder Magazine
Guests who have completed two voyages or 20 days onboard will receive:
Gold Cunarder Pin
Up to two hours of complimentary internet time
Invitation to the World Club Cocktail Party
Preferred reservations for Todd English
Guests who have completed seven voyages or 70 days onboard enjoy:
Platinum Cunarder Pin
Priority check-in and embarkation in New York and Southampton
An additional two hours of complimentary internet time
Complimentary member-exclusive Wine Tasting Event
20% Discount on Dry Cleaning and Laundry Services
10% Discount on White Star Luggage Service
Invitation to the onboard Senior Officers' Party
Diamond membership is reserved for our most traveled guests who have completed 15 voyages or 150 days onboard. Diamond Cunarders receive the following exclusive rewards:
Diamond Cunarder Pin
An additional four hours of complimentary internet time
Priority Luggage Delivery
Preferred Onboard Sales Appointments
Complimentary lunch at Todd English
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