Among luxury cruise lines, Regent Seven Seas Cruises has one of the most extensive loyalty programs.
Despite being a relatively small brand with just five ships, it offers an impressive seven tiers of loyalty status as part of what is called the Seven Seas Society. Each tier has many perks, some of which are very valuable.
As you move up the Seven Seas Society tier, you can get everything from onboard credits and free onboard Wi-Fi service to the highest level of 5% to 10% discounts on every cruise you book. .
These benefits can keep the cost of your cruise trip down, so you can put real money in your pocket.
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The robustness of Regent’s program is all the more impressive given that the line is one of the most comprehensive in the world. Regent fares include many things other routes offer only as loyalty benefits to their best customers, such as beverages and excursions.
As a result, Regent offers fewer perks in its loyalty program. Still, we’ve come up with some creative ways to get your most loyal fans to recognize that loyalty. Some of them have a big impact on your wallet.
how to earn points
The points system for the Seven Seas Society Program is very simple. Earn 1 point for every night you stay with Regent Ship.
that’s it. There are no bonus points for stays in top suites on some routes. Also, in some cases, spending a certain amount on a line will not earn you additional points.
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The only exception to the above is solo cruisers who pay a “single supplement” of 75% or more to stay in a cabin designed for two people. Earn 2 points for every night on board.
However, in most cases, you’ll earn 10 points if you take a 10-night cruise with Regent (the line calls it a ‘night’). 20 points on a 20 night cruise.
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In most cases, points are accumulated upon completion of earned cruises. For Regent’s longer Grand Voyages and World Cruises, points will appear in your account at the end of each official segment of your trip. (You can access more information about your account and Regent’s loyalty program on Regent’s website).
Either way, if the number of nights you’re sailing on a cruise elevates you to the next tier reward, it’s instantly recognized at a higher tier from the moment you board. It is a great feature of .
Please note that when earning points through this program, points will only be awarded for actual stays on Regent ships. If the cruise must leave early, no points will be earned for the nights not on board. Also, no points will be earned for hotel stays as part of Regent’s pre- and post-cruise hotel and land programs.
Seven Seas Society Tiers and Benefits
The Seven Seas Society program has seven stages.
- bronze (7-20 nights).
- Silver (21-74 nights).
- Money (75-199 nights).
- platinum (200-399 nights).
- Titanium (400-999 nights).
- diamond (1,000 to 1,999 nights).
- brigadier general (over 2,000 nights).
Regent only offers cruises of 7 nights or longer, so you reach the first tier of the program, Bronze, in one voyage. Book one of Regent’s longer voyages as your first cruise on this line and you might even dive into his second or third tier of the program in just one voyage.
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As is often the case with cruise line loyalty programs, the entry-level tier (Bronze) doesn’t offer much in terms of truly worthwhile rewards. The most attractive benefit at this tier is the exclusive Seven Seas Society discount available on select departures.
Additionally, Bronze Members get:
- Access to your online personal profile.
- Invitation to the Seven Seas Society Cocktail Reception onboard.
- Double your loyalty points if you pay extra to sail alone.
Double loyalty points for single occupancy only applies when paying “1 extra” of 75% or more of the regular cruise fare for cabins designed for two people.
Things start to get more interesting once you reach the second stage of the program, Silver. In addition to Bronze-level benefits, you’ll get priority access when you book dinners at Regentship’s three main specialty restaurants: Prime 7, Chartreuse, and Pacific Rim. This is a great perk as it gives you a better shot at getting the much-needed dinner time at these eateries.
At the Silver level you will also get:
- Priority online shore excursion bookings.
- 1 hour of free phone service each time you sail.
- commemorative pin.
At the next level (Gold), your benefits include all of the above plus $100 on board credit per suite every time you sail. We love that perk because it costs real money in your pocket.
- Get unlimited free Wi-Fi with 4 logins on up to 4 devices.
- 2 more hours of free talk time (3 hours total).
- Priority disembarkation upon completion of voyage at select ports.
- A newspaper service that allows you to choose from newspapers around the world.
- Exclusive activities on board or on land on all voyages.
The Platinum level offers an additional 6 hours of talk time and free luggage tags. The latter perk in particular is one that seems to be better at the entry-level tier.
However, the Platinum level also adds one free Custom Air Service usage per sailing. This is useful. Call Regent’s Concierge to customize your fare-inclusive flight so you can get the best flight to suit your schedule. Otherwise you will either be stuck with the flight selected by Regent or you will have to pay extra to change.
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The Platinum level also offers a 10% discount on Regent’s Choice Shore Excursions (a collection of niche or intimate surcharge tours in this line), hotel and land programs. This one benefit alone can save you hundreds of dollars.
As mentioned above, the Bronze tier is reached after just one voyage with the Regent. Reaching the Silver tier can take up to three cruises if you stick to a seven-night voyage.
The number of cruises it takes to reach Gold and Platinum tiers depends on whether it is a short or long voyage. If he sticks to the seven-night voyage, he would have to take a whopping 29 cruises to reach the platinum tier. But there are also super-long Regent he cruises, such as a 168-night world cruise planned for 2025, that can almost reach platinum level in a single voyage.
Elite level that makes a difference
I love the sheer number of benefits available at the Bronze to Platinum levels of the Seven Seas Society program. But it’s at the Titanium level where things really start to impress us.
Specifically, the Titanium level has four very good perks.
- Complimentary private transportation to and from your home or airport within a 100 mile radius on the day of embarkation and disembarkation.
- Unlimited free dry cleaning.
- Additional 15% off Regent’s Choice Shore Excursions, Hotels and Land Programs (25% off total).
- Access your suite at 1:00 PM on the day of embarkation.
Private transfer benefits allow you to start and end your trip in style. There’s nothing like having a private car pick you up at your home at the start of your trip, or having your driver waiting for you when you arrive at the airport. I also love the free unlimited dry cleaning perk. Discounts on shore excursions, hotels and land programs at this level can save big money. Book an additional land program and save over $1,000.
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Reaching Titanium level in Seven Seas Society requires a lot of cruising. To reach the 400-night level threshold, she would have to spend at least a year at sea. You can do this by sailing 58 seven-night cruises, 29 two-week cruises, or three world cruises (the latter typically lasting 150-170 days).
Best Seven Seas Society Elite Benefits
Regent’s Seven Seas Society program does not include truly top-of-the-line perks like the complimentary cruise offered by rival Silversea Cruises to members who reach certain milestones. But we appreciate the 5% and 10% discounts on cruise fares the line offers to members who reach the Diamond and Commodore tiers respectively. These discounts are Any Selected Seven Seas Society sailings as well as sailings you have booked (as noted above, discounts are available upon reaching the Bronze tier of the programme).
Diamond level members receive one complimentary Regent’s Choice shore excursion per voyage leg (valued up to $250). You’ll also receive an invitation to christen a new ship (which, alas, doesn’t happen very often).
The Commodore level adds two more perks that aren’t worth much for the money, but are just as cool as the world of loyalty programs.
- Commemorative jacket of a Commodore officer.
- A commemorative plaque with your name on every ship in the Regent Fleet.
The diamond and Commodore tier cutoffs are 1,000 and 2,000 nights at sea, respectively. This is a level only the most dedicated cruisers can reach. But years of grueling voyage make the feat doable.
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As is often the case with cruise line loyalty programs, Regent guests do not have to renew their status each year. Seven Seas Society members retain points at the end of each year and continue to earn points indefinitely. That means anyone who reaches the rank of Admiral (and gets that cool jacket) stays at that top level forever (or until Regent makes changes to the program).
Such “forever status” is one of the great attractions of cruise ship loyalty programs. In contrast, most airlines’ frequent her flyer programs require members to re-qualify for status each year.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises has a robust frequent cruiser program with some great perks at higher tiers. While there isn’t a single perk that really knocks your socks off, such as the free cruises that some lines offer to customers who reach high levels of status, they do bring in significant discounts and value-added perks. middle class level.
This is all the more impressive considering that Regent is one of the most comprehensive lines in cruising. Regent fares include so much, including beverages, unlimited Wi-Fi, and shore excursions, that there is little they can offer their loyal customers as an upgrade other than direct travel discounts. is not. But the line has found ways to add value in other things, from complimentary concierge service when arranging flights to a commemorative Commodore his jacket.
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