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Cruise Lines That Sell Extra Perks on Cruises

One benefit of always sailing on the same cruise line is that you will eventually move up the loyalty ladder and earn perks every time you board one of their cruise ships.

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However, there are a few cruise lines that have programs where you can pay for many of these same perks. After all, who enjoys waiting in lines on a cruise? From Carnival Cruise Line to Royal Caribbean, here are the cruise lines that allow you to buy extra perks on their cruises.

Royal Caribbean’s The Key

A few months ago, Royal Caribbean began rolling out a new program called The Key on their cruise ships. The Key includes everything from priority embarkation and debarkation to private hours at the Flowrider, rock climbing wall, and ice skating.

The cost of this program ranges from $20-30 per day depending on the sailing and cruise ship. All guests ages 6 and older in the same stateroom are required to purchase the package if one chooses to purchase it.

The following perks are included for passengers who purchase The Key:

  • Priority check-in and boarding
  • Onboard carry-on luggage service offering drop off and delivery to your stateroom
  • Exclusive welcome lunch at Chops Grille on boarding day
  • Private daily hours at onboard activities like the Flowrider, rock climbing wall, and ice skating
  • Access to reserved seating at shows
  • Surf and Stream VOOM internet for one device
  • Priority debarkation from ship to shore
  • A la carte breakfast and choice departure on debarkation day

Carnival Cruise Line’s Faster to the Fun

Carnival Cruise Line first rolled out Faster to the Fun (FTTF) around five years ago and offered passengers the opportunity to get perks for one low price.

Carnival’s Faster to the Fun offers the following perks:

  • Priority security, check-in, and boarding
  • Access to your stateroom when boarding the ship
  • Priority luggage delivery
  • VIP line at guest services
  • Priority dining reservations
  • Priority tendering privileges
  • Priority debarkation choices

The cost of FTTF varies depending on the cruise ship and length of the voyage. The one time fee is the price per stateroom and it ranges from $49.95 for three day cruises to $119.95 for eight day cruises on Carnival Horizon.  Read: Is Carnival’s Faster to the Fun Worth It?

Faster to the Fun is available in limited quantities and is often sold out six months before a sailing.

Holland America Line’s Club Orange

Late last year, Holland America Line began to roll out a new program called Club Orange. Every cruise ship in cruise line’s fleet is expected to offer Club Orange by the end of 2019.

Club Orange offers everything from a private dining venue, priority services, to a dedicated concierge hotline. Club Orange allows guests to opt in to extra privileges that are available to a limited number of passengers on each cruise.

The cost of Club Orange is $50 per person per day, and the first and second guest in the same stateroom are both required to purchase the program. Club Orange is included for third and fourth guests in the same stateroom. Club Orange must be purchased prior to cruise departure and is not available for purchase on board.

Club Orange is complimentary for guests in Neptune and Pinnacle Suite categories, and the program will be available to purchase for a small number of non-suite staterooms on each sailing.

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Ben Souza
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