Carnvial Cruises has an elite status match program. They will match against casino loyalty programs, because they want big gamblers on their ships. And the offer even includes free cruises (no actual gambling required when you’re on board).
How many Caesars Total Rewards Diamond members are there who have been matched from Wyndham Rewards (a built-in feature of the program)? And how many of those got their Wyndham Rewards status matched from another hotel program, although recent reports seem to be that Wyndham isn’t status matching?
How many Caesars Total Rewards Diamond members got their status from an MGM status match and the MGM status you need you can get from linking your Hyatt account. MGM Gold status is given to Hyatt Explorists and Globalists.
Carnival wants the front and back of your loyalty card to show status. For MGM status for instance you generally get that in person at one of their properties. You can submit more than one casino elite status to them.
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The challenging thing is I don’t see on their website what status levels they are interested in, and what tier levels they match against or offer free cruises to. I haven’t submitted this myself yet. I’ll do it for science eventually, but am not big on cruising and if I were going to take a cruise I probably wouldn’t be aiming for Carnival.
Last summer I suggested that vaccine researchers, confident in their progress, might buy cruise stocks since they can’t insider trade their own companies. You can actually buy a cruise line stock for shipboard credit when you sail, too.