Casino Comped Questions with Craig Vol 12.

What do you do with points earned in Royal Caribbean's Casino? 


Let's say you're racking up the points on Royal Caribbean trying to get a cruise certificate (Inside cabin= 2400 pts.) Not only do points earn you a cruise certificate, but they can do even more! There are 2 options: 

You can either download them for credits on a slot machine, or you can see the casino host before the end of the cruise, and when they run the report on the last day, they will apply those points towards your folio. The value of the points is 2 cents per point when it comes to comp or slot dollars.


What is an easy way to find an international cruise on URComped.com?


The Cruise Search Tool! So if you are logged in, select the tab that says "Tools", and then select "Cruise Search". You can filter by departure port. It could be Rome, Barcelona, Sydney, Singapore, and more. If it's an international departure port, it's more than likely going to be an international cruise. There are transatlantic which can be tricky because they may leave from a domestic port like Miami.


Will MSC reduce the point requirement for casino cruise certificates?


That is something that we've talked to MSC about. The MSC onboard certificates have a higher point requirement than other cruise lines. For example, 10,000 points on MSC would get an inside cabin certificate, but on Royal Caribbean would get a balcony cabin certificate. It is a very high threshold, and we've definitely made it known to them. They are working on a new structure for their loyalty program. We are not sure what the timeline is on that, but they definitely know that their certificate program is a little bit out of line with the rest of the market.

In addition, we're working on getting more offers from MSC which we can promote, and typically give a better offer than the certificate that was earned.


Does URComped offer cruises from North East U.S. ports? 


YES! We've got a name meetup cruise out of Bayonne in May. We upload batches of Royal Caribbean offers monthly, so keep an eye on there for Baltimore Boston, Bayonne. We will keep adding more and hopefully,  get this new New York sailings from MSC. We are supposed to get some new offers from Celebrity and they sail out of New York too.


Which cruise ships are kid-friendly?


I've got 3 kids, and I've taken them on Royal Caribbean Oasis Class ships and on the Mariner of the Seas and Royal Caribbean does a great job with kids. I've taken them on the MSC Armonia, and there wasn't a lot for kids, but on the MSC Seaview, which is the sistership the Seaside, there's a lot to do for kids. And we went on the MSC Divina with the kids and there's a lot. So the MSC Seaside, MSC Divina and then any Royal Caribbean ship are going to have a lot of kid stuff to do.


Will bad play in one cruise line's casino put booked trips at risk?


Potentially. This is pretty rare and is determined on a case by case basis. Most players we book are consistent when it comes to their play. But anytime you don't play on a trip it will affect future offers. If you don't play in Cruise Line A's casino and you have 2 more comped trips booked through Cruise Line A after that trip, then they may look at your future trips and reevaluate the comp. They'll look at how big the investment is on their part.  There's not like a hard and fast policy on it, but it could be concerning and would definitely affect future URComped offers if play dropped off.


How do trade-in value cruise certificates work?


A lot of cruise certificates will say a cabin type offer or trade-in Dollar Amount. On the back, it will have a list of 20-40 sailings where you can use that certificate for a the specific cabin offer. That means if you were to choose a sailing, not on the certificate, the cruise line would look at the price of the sailing you chose and deduct the dollar amount of the certificate from the sailing's price. 


Not sure what URComped is?

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