Elite on Celebrity
Elite on Celebrity
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When we were in the Caribbean this Jan Diamond International offered free charms for a charm bracelet in each port. Does anyone know if this is also offered in the ports for Alaska cruises? While not being top grade gold, they were nice reminders of the ports visited. Thanks!Yes, Skagway, Juneau, and Ketchikan all have charms.
When we were in the Caribbean this Jan Diamond International offered free charms for a charm bracelet in each port. Does anyone know if this is also offered in the ports for Alaska cruises? While not being top grade gold, they were nice reminders of the ports visited. Thanks!I hope you didn't think there was any gold at all in them.
Do you have to make a purchase to receive the free charms?no you CAN buy them....usually the port & shopping guide will hand out a card to get the bracelet, then when you get THAT you get another card to get charms....i have mine from our 1st cruise, and then i got another one so i am working on 2.
Do you have to make a purchase to receive the free charms?When you get the card at the shopping talk it entitles you to get a free bracelet and attached to that is a punch card that has all the different locations which have the charms. They try to sell you your first charm for $5 but you don't have to buy it. There are usually more than one DI stores on each island & you can now use that punch card to get a free charm at the other store. Tanzanite International also gives out the same charms.
The only thing I ever got free was the bracelet. I don't have any charms - don't you have to buy them?Yes & no. The way they have the program set up is that after presenting the card you receive on the ship, they first give you the bracelet without a charm & try to sell you the first charm for $5. Sometimes the bracelet is handed out with the charm collection punch card attached, sometimes not, but most of the time you'll receive the punch card.
You get the bracelet free with a punch card that each port marks off that you've received that charm. Your first charm you buy at DI for $5, the rest are free. If you miss getting one or are sure you'll never sail to one of the ports that offers a charm, you can buy them online for $5 each (no shipping charges!) at DI's website. That's what I did, got 5 of them at one time for $25. I would have spent that much trying to get to the DI in Puerto Vallarta ($10 taxi to the Golden Zone) or Mazatlan ($10 taxi fare). So I figure I saved myself cab fare for the 5 ports, time lost finding the DI store, time wasted telling the sales man "no", and I avoided the temptation to look at all the pretty glittery jewelry screaming my name from the display case...I realize that it's just a game to get people into the store but we're trying to get to every location & get a charm to show it. It's like the guy living next door to me, he's going to go to every baseball stadium before he dies. Everybody collects something.
I don't remember a DI in Alaska. But I went several years ago. I know what you mean about the charms and bracelet,I have several of them, and have even given some away.In most cases if a cruise ship goes there, DI will be there.