Celebrity Cruises Captain’s Club: The Ultimate Guide

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Celebrity Cruises Captain’s Club rewards loyal passengers with incredible perks and benefits.

With Captain’s Club, the more you sail, the more rewarding your experiences become. Every cruise you take adds to your points, propelling you through the membership tiers.

At the highest tier of the loyalty program, Zenith, the Captain’s Club offers one of the most spectacular rewards any cruiser can ask for—a free cruise for two.

Joining Celebrity Cruises Captain’s Club is free. Plus, you receive crossover perks when you sail with Royal Caribbean.

Celebrity Cruises Captains Club Basics

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Celebrity Cruise’s Captains Club loyalty program rewards cruisers with perks and benefits that get better at every membership level.

The Captain’s Club is structured around six membership tiers. As you grow through the levels, you’ll earn more points, which include discounts on drink packages, priority boarding, WiFi, and more.

When booking your first cruise, the cruise line automatically enrolls you as a Preview member, offering a taste of the rewards. After your first completed cruise, you graduate to the Classic tier.

At the very top, Zenith members receive one of the best rewards every avid cruiser dreams about – a free cruise for two.

Editor’s Tip

Some Captain’s Club benefits are less appealing now that you can book Celebrity Cruises All Included cruise fare. The inclusive cruise fare includes Celebrity’s Classic Drink Package, gratuities, and Celebrity Cruise Basic WiFi.

The discounts you receive as a Captain’s Club member still come in handy when upgrading to the premium drink package or WiFi. Additionally, with no fee to join, there’s no reason not to be part of the Club.

How to Sign Up for Captain’s Club

Becoming a member of Celebrity Cruises Captain’s Club is easy. All you need to do is sail on a cruise with Celebrity.

When you book your first cruise, you’re automatically enrolled as a Celebrity Cruises Captain’s Club member. After booking your cruise, you can view your membership number and points balance from your Celebrity Cruises account.

It’s time to sit back and enjoy the benefits.

Ways to Earn Points

Captain’s Club Members earn points based on the number of days spent on a Celebrity cruise ship and the room category booked.

The higher the room category, the more points per night you’ll earn when sailing on a Celebrity cruise. You also earn double points when sailing solo. However, the solo supplement isn’t worth the extra points, in my opinion.

Stateroom or Suite CategoryPoints earned per night
Interior or Oceanview Stateroom2
Concierge and AquaClass5
Sky and Aqua Sky Suites8
Celebrity, Signature Royal, and Sunset Suites12
Penthouse, Reflection Suites, and Edge Villa18
Iconic Suite24

It’s important to note you only accumulate points at the end of the cruise.

In other words, you must wait until your cruise ends to upgrade to a higher membership tier.

Celebrity Cruises occasionally offers a promotion for double-point bookings. If you take advantage of the promotion, you automatically receive double the points when sailing on an eligible itinerary.

Editor’s Tip

Points never expire. So even when you sail several years apart, you always keep your membership tier.

Additionally, you can link your accounts to share your Captain’s Club status with a spouse or partner. You’ll both receive the benefits of the person with the highest points.

Power Up Points

You can earn additional points without cruising. In 2002, Celebrity Cruises launched Power Up Points, which allowed Club members to earn bonus points without cruising.

You can earn Power Up Points by taking specific actions, like posting on social media, filling out a survey, or making a new booking. You receive one Celebrity Cruise Captain’s Club point for every 10 Power-Up Points you earn.

It’s important to note that you must sign up for Celebrity Cruises marketing emails to get notifications about new Power Up Points opportunities.

When you get an email to earn points, act fast. In my experience, the Power Up Points opportunities are very limited-time offers. I’ve tried to participate in Power Up Points several times but was too late.

Loyalty Program Tiers and Benefits

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There are six tiers to the Captain’s Club program:

  • Preview: 0 points
  • Classic: 2 to 149 points
  • Select: 150 to 299 points
  • Elite: 300 to 749 points
  • Elite Plus: 750 to 2,999 points
  • Zenith: 3,000 points or more

You’re automatically enrolled as a Preview member from your first Celebrity Cruise. After your first cruise, you’ll bump up to the Classic tier, where you’ll begin to reap the rewards.

In my experience, the rewards only begin to pay off when you reach the Elite level.

My favorite Elite perks are access to Celebrity Cruises’ Captain’s Club Coffee Lounge, free drinks, discounts on drink packages, WiFi, and bottles of wine.

We’ll cover the most important perks and benefits below. For full details, visit the Celebrity Cruises Captain’s Club Member Benefits site.

Preview (0 Club Points)

You’ll be granted Preview Member status during your first cruise with Celebrity. However, you won’t be able to redeem any exciting perks while a preview member.

But Preview Members receive complimentary access to the Captain’s Club Loyalty Desk service center, special offers when booking a future cruise, and regular updates from the online Captain’s Club newsletter.

Preview Tier Rewards

  • Access to the Captain’s Club online newsletter
  • Eligibility for Captain’s Club special offers when booking your next cruise onboard
  • Access to the Captain’s Club Loyalty Desk service center between cruises
  • Earn double Club Points when you travel solo in a stateroom

Classic (2-149 Club Points)

You’ll reach the Classic tier after completing your first cruise with Celebrity Cruises. This tier includes club members with 2 to 149 points.

Classic members receive access to exclusive Welcome Events, 10% off an internet package or package upgrade, one free scoop of gelato, and one pre-cruise category upgrade through Aqua Class.

Classic Tier Rewards

  • Captain’s Club Welcome Event
  • Access to exclusive events on specialty sailings
  • One pre-cruise category upgrade up to AquaClass (based on availability)
  • 10% discount on internet packages and upgrades
  • 25% discount on any digital or print photo package at the Photo Gallery
  • $100 off The Studio photo packages
  • 5% discount on Premium Beverage Packages upgrade when purchased pre-cruise
  • One complimentary scoop of gelato

Select (150-299 Club Points)

At 150 Club Points, you are a Select Tier Member. Guests with 150 to 299 points get additional perks and benefits, such as an exclusive seminar and discounts on internet plans, photo packages, and spa treatments.

Select Tier Rewards

  • 25% discount on internet packages and upgrades
  • 30% discount on any digital or print photo package at the Photo Gallery
  • $150 off The Studio photo package
  • Complimentary pressing for two clothing/garment items
  • Discounted price for one standard bag of laundry (wash, dry, fold) on 12-night or longer sailings
  • 5% discount on Premium Beverage Package upgrade when purchased pre-cruise
  • 10% discount at The Spa (excludes MedSpa and retail)
  • Complimentary wine seminar event
  • Priority status for shore excursion waitlist
  • Platinum Level enrollment in Royal Caribbean’s Crown & Anchor Society

Elite (300-749 Club Points)

At 300 points, you are now an Elite Club Member. This tier is reserved for guests with 300 to 749 Club Points.

Elite members receive additional perks, including 90 minutes of complimentary Stream internet access, a complimentary bag of laundry, increased discounts, and access to the Persian Garden on one port day (Solstice and Millennium-class cruise ships only.)

Elite Tier Rewards

  • Access to Captain’s Club Coffee Lounge for daily coffeehouse-style breakfast
  • Unlimited complimentary drinks from the Captain’s Club menu at most bars and lounges throughout the cruise ship daily, between 5 pm-7 pm
  • 30% off internet packages and upgrades
  • 40% discount on any digital or print photo package at the Photo Gallery
  • $200 off The Studio photo packages
  • There is complimentary access to the Persian Garden on one port day of your choice while the ship is in port. (Solstice® and Millennium® Series Only)
  • 10% discount at The Spa (excludes MedSpa and retail)
  • 10% discount on Premium Beverage Package upgrade pre-cruise
  • Complimentary dry cleaning for one item
  • One complimentary bag of laundry during each sailing (wash, dry, fold)
  • Access to a private lounge during departure, complete with continental breakfast
  • Diamond Level enrollment in Royal Caribbean’s Crown & Anchor Society

Elite Plus (750-2999 Club Points)

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Elite Plus status is achieved once you earn between 750 and 2999 Club Points.

At the Elite Plus level, members receive two complimentary bags of laundry, a 15% discount on specialty dining restaurant cover charges, and complimentary specialty coffee.

Elite Plus Tier Rewards

  • Two complimentary bags of laundry on every sailing (wash, dry, fold)
  • 15% discount on specialty dining cover charge
  • 35% off internet packages and upgrades
  • 15% discount at The Spa (excludes MedSpa and retail)
  • 40% discount on any digital or print photo package
  • $250 off The Studio photo packages
  • 10% discount on Premium Beverage Package upgrade when purchased pre-cruise
  • Complimentary cappuccino, latte, espresso, and tea throughout your sailing

Zenith (3000+ Club Points)

The most coveted tier in Celebrity Cruises Captain’s Club is Zenith status. Zenith members are the cruise line’s most loyal guests and have over 3000+ points.

Perhaps the best reward is the free cruise that members receive upon becoming a Zenith member. You and a partner can use the free cruise on 7-night Caribbean or Bermuda sailings for every 3,000 points earned.

Further, the Top Cruiser receives a complimentary dinner at a specialty restaurant with flowers and wine on each sailing. This special guest also has the opportunity to take part in an interview with the cruise director. The cruise ship broadcasts the interview on stateroom television.

Zenith Tier Rewards

  • Complimentary Unlimited Premium Internet Package (limited to one device)
  • Complimentary laundry throughout your sailing
  • Complimentary Premium Beverage Package upgrade
  • 50% discount on any digital or print photo package at the Photo Gallery
  • $300 off The Studio photo packages
  • 25% off specialty dining cover charge
  • 20% discount at The Spa (excludes MedSpa and retail)
  • Priority seating in the theater (on evening chic and production show nights, seats are released 10 minutes before curtain call)
  • Access to Concierge Lunch in the Main Dining Room
  • Upgraded bath amenities
  • Charitable donation on your behalf made by Captain’s Club (See Celebrity cruises.com/captainsclub for full terms and conditions)
  • Complimentary 7-night Caribbean or Bermuda cruise (in a veranda stateroom only)
  • Complimentary 7-night Caribbean or Bermuda cruise (in an AquaClass® stateroom) at 6,000 points and every 3,000 points after that

Crossover Benefits on Royal Caribbean Group Brands

Oasis of the seas docked beside Celebrity Solstice in Philipsburg, St. MaartenPin

Club members qualify for reciprocity with other Royal Caribbean Group Brands, Royal Caribbean’s Crown & Anchor Society, and Silversea Cruises Venetian Club. The shared status allows Celebrity Cruises Captain’s Club members to match their membership level when sailing with sister cruise lines.

Crossover benefits between the two loyalty programs are structured to reward you with equivalent benefits when sailing with Royal Caribbean or Silversea Cruises.

A table showing Royal Caribbean Groups planned loyalty match status between Royal Caribbean international, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea CruisesPin

Celebrity Cruises Select Tier guests are matched with Platinum and Emerald levels on Royal Caribbean and 100 VS Days on Silversea Cruises. Similarly, Elite Plus members receive Diamond Plus and 350 VS Days perks when sailing with Royal Caribbean and Silversea Cruises.

The loyalty matching allows guests to take advantage of perks offered on other Royal Caribbean Group brands from their very first cruise. The program rewards passengers for their loyalty to the Royal Caribbean Group.

But there are some restrictions.

Credits earned on one brand cannot be combined with points from the other cruise line loyalty programs. In other words, you’ll only earn points towards the cruise line you sail with.

Future Enhancements

There are ongoing discussions about further integrating the loyalty programs of Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International. Royal Caribbean Group owns both cruise lines, and it has hinted at combining the two loyalty programs into one cohesive plan.

While we haven’t heard any concrete plans for unifying the two programs, people are hopeful.

Combining the loyalty programs would lead to a more unified and rewarding loyalty experience for cruisers who enjoy sailing with both lines. And reward cruisers across Royal Caribbean Group brands.

Additional Perks of Celebrity Cruises Captain’s Club

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All Celebrity Cruises Captains Club members receive additional perks on partner brands.

MGM Resorts

Celebrity’s partnership with MGM Resorts allows club members to receive a complimentary tier match to MGM Rewards. To request a matching status, visit the MGM Rewards Desk.


Captain’s Club members staying at MGM Rewards Destinations enjoy exclusive benefits, including the lowest room rates when booking directly with the hotels. Members also gain early access to presales for various events and discounts on select shows.

Select and higher Club members receive additional perks like a priority check-in line and complimentary self-parking at participating MGM Rewards Destinations.

Celebrity Cruises Night Out

Celebrity Cruises Night Out offers members discounts on tickets to various entertainment options in over 60 cities across the US. Discounted tickets are available to show like Mamma Mia, Hairspray, The Lion King, and more.

1-800 Flowers

Celebrity Cruises’ partnership with 1-800-Flowers.com makes celebrating special moments at sea or back home easy. Captain’s Club members get up to 20% off purchases from 1-800-Flowers.com and its prestigious family of brands.

From the luxurious arrangements of 1-800-Flowers to the gourmet delights of Harry & David®, the sweet indulgence of Cheryl’s Cookies®, the unique gifts of Personalization Mall, and the savory treats from The Popcorn Factory®, there’s something for every taste and occasion.

Article by

Marcello De Lio

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