Royal Caribbean’s Crown and Anchor Society: Ultimate Guide

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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. For each night you spend on board, you’ll earn cruise points determining your status level.

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

Royal Caribbean’s Crown and Anchor Society is a loyalty program that rewards cruisers with perks and benefits that enhance the cruising experience. The program is complimentary, and passengers are automatically enrolled after completing their first cruise with Royal Caribbean.

The more cruises you take, the more points you earn, leading to higher status levels within the Crown & Anchor Society. These status levels range from Gold to Pinnacle Club, with each level offering its unique set of benefits.

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

Crown and Anchor Society levels
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Your membership level is based on a points system, where you earn points for every cruise you take. You’ll earn:

  • 1 cruise point: For each night’s stay in an interior, oceanview, or balcony stateroom.
  • 2 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.

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 you stay in a suite when you upgrade through Royal Caribbean’s Royal Up program.

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

When traveling with Royal Caribbean, your family members can enjoy the same status level as you, even if they haven’t earned it themselves. This means they’ll experience the same perks and benefits that you do. However, this doesn’t change their own points total; they simply share in your tier’s privileges for that trip.

This feature is especially beneficial for children who are part of the family. It allows them to enjoy the same level of benefits as their higher-tiered parent or guardian. But remember, once they turn 18, they’ll no longer automatically share in the higher tier status and will need to build their own points.

It’s also important to note that the Pinnacle Club status, which is achieved after accumulating 700 or more points, is exempt from this family-sharing feature. Family members cannot attain Pinnacle Club status through shared benefits; they must earn it through their own accumulated points.

How to Keep Track of Your Points

Once you are a part of the Crown and Anchor Society, you can 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 Crown and Anchor Society member 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.

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.

  • 50% off any glass of wine, beer or soda (two coupons per sailing)
  • 50% off a Johnny Rockets milkshake (two coupons per sailing)
  • 10% discount on any glass of wine, beer or soda (this is separate from the above coupon offer)
  • A 25% discount on any coffee beverage, excluding Starbucks coffee
  • A 10% discount on Voom internet packages purchased on board (not combinable with any other internet offer)
  • A 10% discount on any spa service (excluding medi-spa services)
  • A 10% discount on Royal Caribbean logo products (with a $25 minimum purchase)
  • Priority notice on special offers, new ships and itineraries
  • Exclusive email offers
  • A member newsletter

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.

  • 50% off any glass of wine, beer, or soda (two coupons per sailing)
  • 50% off a Johnny Rockets milkshake (two coupons per sailing)
  • 10% discount on any glass of wine, beer, or soda (this is separate from the above coupon offer)
  • A 50% discount on any coffee beverage, excluding Starbucks coffee
  • A 15% discount on Voom internet packages purchased on board (not combinable with any other internet offer)
  • A 15% discount on any spa service (excluding medi-spa services)
  • A 10% discount on Royal Caribbean logo products (with a $25 minimum purchase)
  • 20% discount on a single photo, photo package, or photobook
  • $5 discount on wash-and-fold laundry by the bag
  • Robes delivered to your cabin for onboard use (upon request)
  • Access to special member discounts on balcony cabins and suites
  • Matching status with Celebrity Cruises Captain’s Club
  • Priority notice on special offers, new ships, and itineraries
  • Exclusive email offers
  • A member newsletter

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.

  • 50% off any glass of wine, beer, or soda (two coupons per sailing)
  • 50% off a Johnny Rockets milkshake (two coupons per sailing)
  • 10% discount on any glass of wine, beer, or soda (this is separate from the above coupon offer)
  • A 50% discount on any coffee beverage, excluding Starbucks coffee
  • A 15% discount on Voom internet packages purchased on board (not combinable with any other internet offer)
  • A 15% discount on any spa service (excluding medi-spa services)
  • A 10% discount on Royal Caribbean logo products (with a $25 minimum purchase)
  • 25% discount on a single photo, photo package, or photobook
  • $5 discount on wash-and-fold laundry by the bag
  • Robes delivered to your cabin for onboard use (upon request)
  • 2 complimentary bottles of water
  • Access to special member discounts on balcony cabins and suites
  • Matching status with Celebrity Cruises Captain’s Club
  • Priority notice on special offers, new ships, and itineraries
  • Exclusive email offers
  • A member newsletter

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.

  • 50% off any glass of wine, beer, or soda (two coupons per sailing)
  • 50% off a Johnny Rockets milkshake (two coupons per sailing)
  • 10% discount on any glass of wine, beer, or soda (this is separate from the above coupon offer)
  • A 50% discount on any coffee beverage, excluding Starbucks coffee
  • One free day of Voom internet
  • A 20% discount on any spa service (excluding medi-spa services)
  • A 15% discount on Royal Caribbean logo products (with a $25 minimum purchase)
  • 30% discount on a single photo, photo package, or photobook
  • $5 discount on wash-and-fold laundry by the bag
  • Priority wait-list seating in the main dining room
  • Four complimentary daily drinks up to $14 apiece in value
  • Priority waitlist for shore excursions/Vitality Spa services
  • Access to an exclusive Diamond Club on select ships
  • Access to an exclusive nightly happy hour
  • A discount on cabin phone charges
  • Chef’s Choice service in cabins
  • Robes delivered to your cabin for onboard use (upon request)
  • 2 complimentary bottles of water
  • Access to special member discounts on balcony cabins and suites
  • Matching status with Celebrity Cruises Captain’s Club
  • A crystal block milestone recognition starting at 140 cruise points
  • Priority notice on special offers, new ships, and itineraries
  • Exclusive email offers
  • A member newsletter

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.

  • 50% off any glass of wine, beer, or soda (two coupons per sailing)
  • 50% off a Johnny Rockets milkshake (two coupons per sailing)
  • 25% discount on any glass of wine, beer, or soda (this is separate from the above coupon offer)
  • Five complimentary drinks per day (up to a $14 per drink limit)
  • A 30% discount on a Deluxe Beverage Package
  • A 50% discount on any coffee beverage, excluding Starbucks coffee
  • Two free day of Voom internet
  • A personalized gift/amenity (one per household)
  • A 20% discount on any spa service (excluding medi-spa services)
  • A complimentary add-on spa treatment
  • A 15% discount on Royal Caribbean logo products (with a $25 minimum purchase)
  • 30% discount on a single photo, photo package, or photobook
  • $5 discount on wash-and-fold laundry by the bag
  • One free wash-and-fold bag of laundry (on sailings of 5 or more nights)
  • Priority wait-list seating in the main dining room
  • Priority waitlist for shore excursions/Vitality Spa services
  • Access to an exclusive Diamond Club on select ships
  • Access to an exclusive nightly happy hour
  • A discount on cabin phone charges
  • Chef’s Choice service in cabins
  • A 50% reduction in the single supplement charge for solo travelers (After reaching 340 points)
  • Exclusive access to Diamond Plus call center staff
  • Robes delivered to your cabin for onboard use (upon request)
  • 2 complimentary bottles of water
  • Access to special member discounts on balcony cabins and suites
  • Matching status with Celebrity Cruises Captain’s Club
  • A crystal block milestone recognition starting at 140 cruise points
  • Priority notice on special offers, new ships, and itineraries
  • Exclusive email offers
  • A member newsletter
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!

  • A free Caribbean cruise for two people
  • An additional free cruise every 350 points (the first two cruises are in a balcony stateroom. Every cruise after that qualifies for a Junior Suite)
  • Daily breakfast at a specialty restaurant
  • 50% off any glass of wine, beer, or soda (two coupons per sailing)
  • 50% off a Johnny Rockets milkshake (two coupons per sailing)
  • 25% discount on any glass of wine, beer, or soda (this is separate from the above coupon offer)
  • Six complimentary drinks per day (up to a $14 per drink limit)
  • A 40% discount on a Deluxe Beverage Package
  • A 50% discount on any coffee beverage, excluding Starbucks coffee
  • Free unlimited Voom internet
  • Flexible arrival to the ship
  • Suite/concierge lounge access
  • A personalized gift/amenity (one per household)
  • A 20% discount on any spa service (excluding medi-spa services)
  • A complimentary add-on spa treatment
  • A 15% discount on Royal Caribbean logo products (with a $25 minimum purchase)
  • 30% discount on a single photo, photo package, or photobook
  • $5 discount on wash-and-fold laundry by the bag
  • One free wash-and-fold bag of laundry (on sailings of 5 or more nights)
  • Priority wait-list seating in the main dining room
  • Priority waitlist for shore excursions/Vitality Spa services
  • Access to an exclusive Diamond Club on select ships
  • Access to an exclusive nightly happy hour
  • A discount on cabin phone charges
  • Chef’s Choice service in cabins
  • A 50% reduction in the single supplement charge for solo travelers (After reaching 340 points)
  • Exclusive access to Diamond Plus call center staff
  • Robes delivered to your cabin for onboard use (upon request)
  • A personalized lapel pin
  • 2 complimentary bottles of water
  • Access to special member discounts on balcony cabins and suites
  • Matching status with Celebrity Cruises Captain’s Club
  • A crystal block milestone recognition starting at 140 cruise points
  • Priority notice on special offers, new ships, and itineraries
  • Exclusive email offers
  • A member newsletter

Matching Status with Celebrity Cruises Captain’s Club

Celebrity Eclipse embarking on a summer cruise from Southampton, UK

Royal Caribbean’s Crown and Anchor Society members can enjoy a status match with Celebrity Cruises’ Captain’s Club, thanks to the reciprocity between these two cruise lines. The reciprocity agreement means that members of one loyalty program can enjoy similar benefits when they sail with the other line, as both cruise lines are owned by Royal Caribbean Group.

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.

CROWN & ANCHOR SOCIETY MEMBERS m life rewards and benefits
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

Crown and Anchor Society FAQs

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

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.

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.

Marcello De Lio
Marcello De Lio

Marcello's been cruising since he was 12 years old. He loves the freedom that cruising provides, meeting new people, and exploring amazing new ships. Marcello created High Seas Cruising to share his passion for cruising and travel with readers and grow a community of passionate voyagers.

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  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?