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You Can Now Status Match Between Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea

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The Royal Caribbean Group has announced a new status-matching opportunity between its 3 cruise lines. This is a great way for existing elite status members to get extra benefits thanks to the equivalent tier status they’ll receive.

Let’s take a look at how this new status match program works for loyalty members.

Royal Caribbean Group Status Match For Cruisers

The Royal Caribbean group owns 3 cruise lines: Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, and Silversea.

And while it has previously allowed those with elite status to match between Royal Caribbean and Celebrity, the same wasn’t true for Silversea. That has changed as the Royal Caribbean group has announced that all three cruise lines will begin matching interchangeably for sailings departing on (or after) Wednesday, June 5.

These matches take place automatically, so you’ll need to be enrolled in each program for it to take effect.

Silversea is the luxury arm of the Royal Caribbean Group, while Royal Caribbean tends to focus on budget-minded travelers and Celebrity caters to the crowd between the 2.

This is great news for sailors on any of these lines, but most especially for those with Royal Caribbean Crown & Anchor Society Diamond status, which is earned after just 80 nights with Royal Caribbean, while Elite with Celebrity’s Captain’s Club can take as many as 150 nights.

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This new status match opportunity means that Royal Caribbean sailors with Diamond status will be able to receive Silversea’s coveted 250 VS Days status without needing to pay for Silversea’s much more expensive cruises. The benefits of 250 VS Days status in the Venetian Society are many:

  • VS events on reunion voyage
  • 5% off Venetian Society sailings
  • 10% off all future sailings
  • Pre-sale access to new itineraries
  • Complimentary party onboard
  • Complimentary laundry and pressing
  • Upgraded bottle of champagne in suite

Not all of these are significant, though anyone who’s cruised before will likely argue that laundry service is a must. That said, getting 10% off all sailings can save you a lot of money, especially since Silversea cruises tend to run on the more expensive side.

Silversea members can also match right back to Royal Caribbean and Celebrity, which entitles them to benefits such as complimentary drink packages, free Wi-Fi, and concierge lounge access.

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Final Thoughts

This new status match program is great news for elites with status on any of the lines, especially for Royal Caribbean. If you have upcoming sailings with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, or Silversea, check to see when your elite status is matched.

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Carissa served in the U.S. Air Force where she developed her love for travel and new cultures. She started her own blog and eventually joined The Points Guy. Since then, she’s contributed to Business Insider, Forbes, and more.

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