Starting September 1, 2019, because of Crystal’s expanded portfolio of global experiences, Crystal Society members will be able to earn and redeem milestone benefits for Ocean, River, Yacht and the upcoming Expedition cruises.
The shipboard credits members receive, As You Wish credits, will not change, but can be applied to the cruise fare. Based on their milestone level, Crystal Society members can receive up to $10,000 toward future sailings.
The new program will retroactively apply to past and future Crystal voyages, with milestone credits accrued as follows:
|Duration||Ocean, River, Yacht||Expedition|
|Five to 15 nights||One||Two|
|16 nights or more||Two||Four|
Travelers enter the Crystal Society program after their cruise. In addition to the new enhancements, members receive:
- 2.5 percent Crystal Society Savings on all worldwide voyages
- Exclusive 2.5 percent onboard booking savings
- Hosted cocktail parties on every voyage following the members’ first voyage
- Complimentary upgrades
- Milestone recognition and commemorative pins at various levels
- Exclusive onboard events on select sailings.
Former free cruise awards will be converted to equivalent Crystal Society Cruise Credits, earned at the same levels as before and following milestones of 25, 50, 70, 100, 125 and 150 cruises. If members currently have a free cruise reward that they have yet to redeem and do not wish to use the new equivalent Crystal Society Cruise Credit that goes into effect on September 1, they must book their cruise no later than December 31, 2019 and must sail before December 31, 2020.
In other Crystal news, the company recently outlined its marketing strategy, as reported by our sibling publication, Travel Agent, at the 2019 Crystal Sales Gala in Europe. The event took place on Crystal Serenity's Barcelona-to-Dover, U.K., voyage.
This article was originally posted on www.travelagentcentral.com.