Royal Caribbean’s Crown and Anchor Society: Ultimate Guide



Marcello De Lio

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Royal Caribbean International is one of the world’s most popular cruise lines, with a fleet comprising some of the world’s largest and most innovative cruise ships.

The cruise line rewards loyal passengers with a point-based membership system known as the Crown and Anchor Society.

After your first Royal Caribbean cruise, you’re automatically enrolled in the program. You’ll earn points for each night’s stay on one of their cruise ships that unlock rewards as you climb the status tiers.

Aerial View Of Spectrum of the Seas by Royal Caribbean in sunny day.

For each night you spend on board, you’ll earn cruise points determining your status level. The benefits get bigger and better with each new level until you achieve the coveted Pinnacle Status.

Today we’ll cover everything you need to know about the Crown and Anchor Society so you can make the most of your vacation on one of Royal Caribbean’s cruise ships.

Crown and Anchor Society Basics

The Crown and Anchor Society is Royal Caribbean’s loyalty program packed with exclusive perks for Royal Caribbean passengers.

Becoming a loyalty program member is easy; you only need to take your first cruise. After completing your first cruise, you are automatically enrolled in the program and on your way to earning points and climbing the tiers.

How to Earn Points in Royal Caribbean’s Crown and Anchor Society

Crown and Anchor Society levels
(Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean International)

Your membership level is based on a points system, where you earn points for every cruise you take. You’ll earn

  • One cruise point for each night’s stay in an interior, oceanview, or balcony stateroom.
  • Two cruise points for each night spent in a suite.

If you want to accumulate points quickly, Royal Caribbean will occasionally run a promotion where you earn double points for booking.

Anthem of the Seas sailing in open ocean with the Nort Star Raised
Photo Credit (Royal Caribbean)

It is important to remember that you only earn these points after the completion of the cruise. Therefore, if you reach enough points to bump up to the next level mid-way through a cruise, the change won’t take effect until your next cruise.

Further, you’ll only earn points for the cabin category you pay for. Therefore, you won’t earn extra points if the cabin is complimentary or a reduced rate upgrade.

Royal Caribbean cruise ship Radiance of the seas docked in skagway alaska

Crown and Anchor members can receive equivalent tier statues when they sail with a family member. The added family members will not receive an adjustment to their points, but they will be able to take advantage of the perks of the highest tier family member.

This perk allows children at a lower tier to experience the same benefits as their parents. However, on their 18th birthday, children will be removed from this dependency.

Children under the family relationship can not achieve Pinnacle Club status, which you can only reach by accumulating 700 points or more.

How to Keep Track of Your Points

Once you are a part of the Crown and Anchor Society, you’ll be able to keep track of your points in your online Royal Caribbean Account

You can also view upcoming cruises and past voyages in your Royal Caribbean Account. You can see how many points you earned on your past sailings. If you notice any discrepancies, you can always contact their support team to resolve them.

Royal Caribbean Crown & Anchor Society Points Tracking
You’ll be able to track your points and upcoming and past cruises straight from your Royal Caribbean account.

Membership Benefits

Exterior photo of Wonder of the Seas
(Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean International)

Being a member of the Crown and Anchor Society has some great benefits broken down into three groups: Onboard Benefits, Benefits and Savings on Land, and Youth Benefits.

The benefits you receive depend on your membership tier but range from onboard discounts to private events, exclusive onboard bars and lounges, and discounts on booking.

And, the more points you earn, the better the rewards.

There are six levels of membership in the Crown and Anchor Society.

  • Gold: 3-29 Cruise Points
  • Platinum: 30-54 Cruise Points
  • Emerald: 55-79 Cruise Points
  • Diamond: 80-174 Cruise Points
  • Diamond Plus: 175-699 Cruise Points
  • Pinnacle Club: 700+ Cruise Points
Royal Caribbean Crown & Anchor Society Tier Levels and Points
The Crown and Anchor Society has six membership levels based on accumulated points.

Gold: 3-29 Cruise Points

You can become a gold member in as little as one cruise. After accumulating 3 points, you’ll reach the program’s first level. While there aren’t many rewards, gold members can take advantage of priority check-in and reduced rate upgrades.

Onboard Benefits

  • Special onboard offers
  • Membership recognition on SeaPass Card
  • Priority check-in
  • Private departure lounge with continental breakfast
  • Exclusive trivia
  • Extra cruise point per night when you pay a single pricing type in a double occupancy stateroom

Benefits and Savings on Land

  • Crown and Anchor Society exclusive rates on select ships and sail dates
  • Priority notice on Royal Caribbean news, including new ships, new itineraries, and special offers
  • Member newsletter: Crown and Anchor Society Exclusive
  • Reduced rate upgrades (when available)
  • Members-only area of the website
  • Email offers

Youth Benefits

  • Onboard offers on SeaPass Card
  • Same member status as the parent after the child’s first cruise (except for Pinnacle Club status)

Platinum: 30-54 Cruise Points

After accumulating 30 points, you’ll reach the second level of Royal Caribbean’s Crown and Anchor Society. The next level is the Emerald Tier.

Unfortunately, the benefits are not much different from the previous tier.

Onboard Benefits

  • Exclusive top-tier event
  • Robes for onboard use
  • Signature Crown and Anchor Society lapel pin

Benefits and Savings on Land

  • Discounts on balcony and suite staterooms
  • Status match to Celebrity Cruises Captain’s Club and Azamara Club Cruises Le Club Voyage

Youth Benefits

  • Same as Gold level membership

Emerald: 55-79 Cruise Points

The third tier of the Crown and Anchor Society is achieved once you accumulate 55 points. Emerald members won’t find many more exciting benefits, but it is another step closer to unlocking the excellent perks with higher levels.

Onboard Benefits

  • Welcome waters and a snack on embarkation day, plus a drink of choice that you must select ahead of time online

Benefits and Savings on Land

  • Same as Platinum level membership

Youth Benefits

  • Same as Gold level membership

Diamond: 80-174 Cruise Points

Once you accumulate 80 points, you will reach the Diamond Tier of the Crown and Anchor Society. The Diamond Tier is where you will begin to take advantage of the benefits aboard Royal Caribbean, including access to the exclusive Diamond Lounge and free nightly drinks.

Onboard Benefits

  • Milestone recognition gift on the cruise where you reach 140 cruise points and on each additional 70 nights (gifts at 140 nights, 210 nights, 280 nights, etc.)
  • Chef’s choice gift or amenity
  • Priority waitlist for shore excursions and spa reservations
  • Diamond club access on select ships
  • Priority departure
  • The exclusive nightly Diamond event, which includes three nightly drink vouchers (on ships without a Diamond Club)
  • Complimentary specialty coffees with breakfast in either the Diamond Club or dining room
  • Behind-the-scenes entertainment tour
  • Priority waitlist seating in the main dining room

Benefits and Savings on Land

  • Same as Platinum level membership

Youth Benefits

  • Commemorative gift

Diamond Plus: 175-699 Cruise Points

Not many people make it to Diamond Plus. The lucky few receive incredible perks, including behind-the-scenes tours, priority venue seating, and more. Due to the large point range, Diamond Plus members receive a special bonus gift at 340 and 525 points.

Onboard Benefits

  • Priority access for stateroom upgrades
  • Choice of additional gifts (must be ordered pre-cruise)
  • Behind-the-scenes tours of galley and bridge and enhanced entertainment tour with VIP theater experience on cruises of 5 nights or more
  • Personalized gift or amenity (1 per household)
  • Concierge Club access
  • Priority seating in the theater, ice show, and AquaTheater events
  • Meal with an officer for members with over 340 cruise points
  • Upgraded bathroom amenities for members with over 340 cruise points
  • Bonus gift for members with over 340 cruise points or over 525 cruise points

Benefits and Savings on Land

  • Exclusive Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club call center staff members
  • Single supplement cruise fare reduction for members who have over 340 cruise points

Youth Benefits

  • Same as Diamond level membership
Crown and Anchor Society pinnacle club level

Pinnacle Club: 700+ Cruise Points

It’s every Royal Caribbean cruiser’s dream to reach the Pinnacle tier. Cruisers need to accumulate a mind-boggling 700 points to achieve this coveted level.

Seven hundred points are the equivalent of about two full years of cruising or 100 week-long cruises in a standard room! Of course, you will receive many incredible perks once you reach this goal, including… FREE CRUISES!

Onboard Benefits

  • Personalized Pinnacle Club lapel pin
  • Pinnacle Club SeaPass Card loaded with exclusive benefits

Benefits and Savings on Land

  • Complimentary cruise (per household) once a member hits 700 cruise points and every additional 350 cruise points after that (see below for details)

Youth Benefits

  • Onboard offers on SeaPass Card
  • Commemorative gift

Reciprocity With Other Royal Caribbean International Brands

Celebrity Eclipse embarking on a summer cruise from Southampton, UK

Crown and Anchor Society members receive reciprocity when sailing with Royal Caribbean’s sister brand, Celebrity Cruises. Thanks to the reciprocity, members can receive member benefits when sailing with Celebrity Cruises at a matching tier status.

Although crossover benefits will equal a matching tier status, you’ll only accumulate points for the cruise line you sail with.

Credits earned on one cruise line are incompatible with those earned on another brand.

You can use only points obtained through sailing on Royal Caribbean ships to achieve the Pinnacle Club membership tier level. Similarly, there are no crossover points to Celebrity Cruises’ Captain’s Club Elite Plus or Zenith levels. You’ll need to accumulate points sailing with the respective cruise line to reach these coveted tiers.

Crown and Anchor Society crossover benefits with Celebrity Cruises Captain's Club
(Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean International)

Crown and Anchor Society Partners

Royal Caribbean program members also receive exclusive benefits and perks at partner companies, including Hertz and MGM Resorts International’s M life rewards.

MGM Resorts International

As a Crown and Anchor Society member, you are eligible for a complimentary tier status match to MGM Resorts International’s M life rewards.

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Royal Caribbean Crown and Anchor Society members M life rewards and benefits

HERTZ Gold Plus

Crown and Anchor Society members receive Hertz Gold Plus member benefits, including:

  • Counter-free pickup at select locations
  • Choice of any car from the Gold Plus area at select locations
  • Earn Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points with every rental
  • Mobile alert confirmations when your vehicle is ready
  • Fast returns and e-receipts

Final Thoughts

Royal Caribbean is one of the largest and most popular cruise lines. The Royal Caribbean fleet consists of some of the largest cruise ships in the world that continue to push the boundaries of innovation.

The Crown and Anchor Society offers loyal passengers access to exclusive perks and benefits. In our opinion, Royal Caribbean’s loyalty program is one of the best in the industry.

The program offers many valuable perks, even at the lower tiers.

Further, reaching status levels isn’t impossible. If you’re wondering who cruises enough to be a Diamond Plus or Pinnacle Club member, I can tell you I’ve seen plenty of cruisers walking around the ships with their lapel pins on.


What are the benefits of becoming a Crown and Anchor Society member?

Crown and Anchor members receive many perks and benefits based on their membership level. These benefits can include lapel pins, cruise discounts, priority boarding, behind-the-scenes tours, and even a free cruise!

You can receive perks as soon as your second Royal Caribbean Cruise. And enrollment is free and automatic.

How do I find my Crown and Anchor number?

When you log in to Royal Caribbean, you can find your Crown and Anchor number at the top right of the screen. Your number will also be printed on your sea pass card.

If you’re unable to access your account or don’t have one, you can contact Royal Caribbean’s support for additional help.

What are the membership levels of Royal Caribbean?

There are six membership levels in Royal Caribbean’s Crown and Anchor Society:
– Gold: 3-29 cruise points
– Platinum: 30-54 cruise points
– Emerald: 55-79 cruise points
– Diamond: 80-174 cruise points
– Diamond Plus: 175-699 cruise points
– Pinnacle Club: 700+ cruise points

How many points do you get for each cruise on Royal Caribbean?

Crown and Anchor Society points are determined by the length of your cruise and your choice of stateroom category.

You will earn 1 point per night for each cruise in an interior, oceanview, or balcony stateroom and 2 points per night in a suite.

For example, if you take a 7-night cruise in an interior stateroom, you’ll earn 7 points. If you take the same 7-night cruise but book a suite, you’ll earn 14 points.

Royal Caribbean will occasionally run a promotion where you will earn double points for booking a cruise. These promotions are the best time to book if you want to quickly climb the membership tiers.

Does My Status Transfer to My Children?

Yes. Children under the age of 7 will match your Crown & Anchor status after their cruise, with the exception of the pinnacle. Your children instead receive Diamond Plus status if you’re at the Pinnacle Club level.

If your children are 18 or older, they will not be eligible to share your status tier.

Can I Share My Perks With My Spouse?

Yes, spouses and children can be added as part of your family group. Members in a group will receive the same status as the highest tiered family member, with the exception of Pinnacle status.

All other family members will receive Diamond Plus status and perks instead of Pinnacle Club.

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4 thoughts on “Royal Caribbean’s Crown and Anchor Society: Ultimate Guide”

  1. We are going to be one point away from diamond when going on a big 7-day cruise. Have you heard of any ways to earn 1 extra point outside of a sailing day on a ship? I know this probably isn’t possible but was curious if anyone ever tried to get Royal to gift them a point or even purchase a point.

    • Unfortunately, Royal Caribbean doesn’t offer any opportunities to earn points outside of sailing. You could always try calling the cruise line and asking them to provide you with the diamond perks on your cruise since you are so close to the next status level. It’s unlikely that Royal Caribbean will provide an exception, but it doesn’t hurt to try. If you do get an exemption, let us know, and we’ll pass the tip on to our readers.

  2. Hi! I have a question, my husband is already a Crown & Anchor Society member but I am not. I was wondering, if I become a member, are we both able to receive points for the same cruise and same room that we will be staying on? Or can only one passenger get points?


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