Posted by PeterGreenberg.com
Windstar Cruises automatically enrolls you in their Yacht Club loyalty program after your first cruise. That gets you a five percent discount on your next cruise, upgrades and other on-board benefits.
Norwegian Cruise Line‘s Latitude Club has four tiers, earning one point for every night and additional points if you book premium cabins. Being a member can get you access to unpublished rates that aren’t available elsewhere.
And Carnival has its own program: VIFP, or Very Important Fun Person. You can’t make up a name like that.
Although the perks for lower-level members are minimal, the higher you go, the more you get: like free drinks, priority check-in, and exclusive parties on board. You have to be a frequent cruiser for these programs to pay off, but they’re definitely worth knowing about.