Costa Club

New U.S. program gives back to past guests

By: By Marilyn Green

Costa Cruises has officially launched its Costa Club past guest program in the U.S.

Guests who enroll in Costa Club receive benefits and privileges based on the number of cruises they take and purchases they make while onboard. Each guest receives 100 points for every day they cruise and 40 points for every $60 spent onboard that is registered on their personal onboard cruise card.

There are three membership levels: Aquamarine (members who have earned up to 2,000 points), Coral for (members who have earned between 2,001 and 5,000 points) and Pearl (guests who have earned 5,001 points or more).

As members, guests will be entitled to a 5 percent discount off Early Booking Fares on a variety of itineraries, as well as extra discounts on a selection of cruises that will be advertised during the year.

Membership privileges also include access to a special Costa Club information desk for assistance throughout the cruise. Additional perks include a cocktail party with the captain, complete with a souvenir photo; in-room amenities; discounts on Costa merchandise; reduced Internet center prices; wine packages; laundry service; and — for Coral and Pearl members — privileged boarding.

“At Costa, our unique brand of ‘Cruising Italian Style’ attracts a large percentage of repeat guests who look forward to cruising with us year after year and who also enjoy the benefits and privileges of belonging to Costa Club,” said Maurice M. Zarmati, president and CEO of Costa North America. “It’s just one of the ways we show appreciation to our past guests, complete with exceptional levels of personal attention and special perks before, during and after their cruise.”

Past guests who wish to enroll in Costa Club may do so by completing and mailing in a membership application, enrolling online or by visiting the Costa Club Information desk on all Costa ships.