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Loc: Torrance, California
I used some of my credits last year to go on a cruse this year through Personal Choice (available for Diamond Elite and above) for two connecting cabins. I would not have done it except for the fact that I had extra credits that we weren't using for the year and it helped offset the cost. You use the Worldmark Travel Agency for the reservations and the process is easy and seamless; however, you only receive $0.065 per credit - yep, that's 6.5 cents. It is not a good exchange and only did it because I had extra points. We did Royal Caribbean and loved it and have not regretted our decision.
I am only Diamond Elite and can only use the Personal Choice every other year and may use an exchange through Interval International for a cruise next year. I believe the discount is around $600 for a cabin with the deposit of around 12,000 points. RCI may be the same as well but their website was not as easy to use.
I've enjoyed 3 Caribbean cruises and one took my Mother from Vancouver to Alaska for her 75th birthday. I would like to send my married children. Can anyone offer insight or links for using Worldmark points or airline points for cruises?
Last February my wife and I did a 7 day Caribbean out of Ft Lauderdale on Princess Cruise Lines. We visited St Martin, St Thomas/St John and Grand Turk. We have been to St Thomas/St John several times:
This time we snorkeled Buck Island, a natural wildlife refuge and also did a swim with the Stingrays in Grand Turks......very docile creatures with some weighing 100-150 pounds with 8 inch barbs....obviously used to human interaction but still very wild.
This was our first trip on Princess and we were very impressed with everything about the trip.