We rate NCL's Latitudes Club as among the best among the mainstream lines. It is a full-featured program with real value benefits, including a free dinner in the exclusive Le Bistro Restaurant and free laundry services onboard -- rewards that make your cruise more convenient and enjoyable.
The program has four levels, with increasing benefits from Bronze (up to 5 cruises) to Silver (6-9), Gold (10-14) and Platinum (15 cruises or more). This is one of the fastest progressing loyalty programs in the cruise industry.
The progressive benefits and faster advancement to each new level makes working your way through this program more worthwhile than its competitors. For example, while every member gets invited to the standard onboard cocktail party, at level two you get an additional, more exclusive gathering of only members at your level. Level three gives you priority status for restaurant reservations, tenders and disembarkation. At level four (just 16 cruises) you are treated like royalty with free laundry service, a free dinner in the exclusive Le Bistro Restaurant, and a free behind-the-scenes tour of the ship.
What's more, each level is easily attainable and many benefits of the Platinum top tier are not even offered on competing cruise lines. The free laundry includes dry cleaning and regular wash with dry and fold, the behind-the-scenes tour is a $55 option for non-loyalty club members and you get a free dinner at one of the better restaurants on each ship.
It is interesting that Latitudes' first promise is that you will receive the benefits to which you are entitled. Is this a comment on complaints by cruisers on other lines that they sometimes don't get the benefits they deserve? This is best accomplished with onboard reps for the loyalty program, as NCL offers.
Access this page for the fine points on this program. Bronze Level -- One to Four Cruises:
Exclusive Latitudes Offers and Announcements: To make sure each and every Latitudes member gets exactly what the are entitled to -- the best saving possible.
Priority Check-in: When you arrive, you and your guests will be escorted to the Priority Check-in desk to expedite your embarkation and your vacation.