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22 minutes ago, catl331 said:

I finally figured out how to do it easier than in post #41:

 

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catl:

 

 

FAbulous,

 

Wonderful photo  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, sail7seas said:

catl:

 

 

FAbulous,

 

Wonderful photo  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Wow - that looks great 

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I am wondering how long it took for Captain and HD to present all those medallions and get  a  photo of all the recipients with Captain and HD taken.   Must be close to a record number given on a single cruise? 

 

Do you happen  to  know how many days  that cruise was?  which ship?  What year?  2019 ?

 

 

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14 minutes ago, sail7seas said:

I am wondering how long it took for Captain and HD to present all those medallions and get  a  photo of all the recipients with Captain and HD taken.   Must be close to a record number given on a single cruise? 

 

Do you happen  to  know how many days  that cruise was?  which ship?  What year?  2019 ?

 

 

 

It maybe the 209 WC as they gave out a lot!  They moved pretty fast, probably thirty or so minutes.  Seems like it started at 10:15.

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48 minutes ago, KirkNC said:

 

It maybe the 209 WC as they gave out a lot!  They moved pretty fast, probably thirty or so minutes.  Seems like it started at 10:15.

 

 

Thanks for response.  I actually was thinking it maybe was WC for obvious reasons.  🙂

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1 hour ago, sail7seas said:

I am wondering how long it took for Captain and HD to present all those medallions and get  a  photo of all the recipients with Captain and HD taken.   Must be close to a record number given on a single cruise? 

 

Do you happen  to  know how many days  that cruise was?  which ship?  What year?  2019 ?

 

 

May 2013, the last 15-day segment of a Prinsendam Grand Med from Barcelona to FLL.  The medals were given out in the main showroom, which was about 2/3 full of medal holders or new recipients.  IIRC the copper/bronze recipients didn't go up on stage for a picture while everyone was there, but were welcomed to go up afterward if they wanted to.

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On 8/24/2019 at 11:32 AM, RuthC said:

No. Once upon a time the medallions, and a small pin with the same logo and color, was the Mariner award. Nothing else. 
Then, the new star program was introduced and the medallions were discontinued. 

Mariners were most unhappy about that last decision, and all but the copper medallion were quickly returned; the copper medallion was brought back about a year later. 
But it was decided not to bring back the pins that went with the medallions, as the new star medallions would suffice. 

 

I  recall it in the same way you just outlined it 

I still cannot figure out what happens to this {Star Mariner} Program after  eing a five star for years already, still sailing, getting more 'worthless   day credits'.  There is no future to a program that has already  maxed out.

 

Does anyone know o f additions or substantial continuation plans?  Days I   earn    now have  no value.   after Five stars, then w hat?  Stop sailing?  hmmmm,  nice way to treat their most loyal guests.

 

 

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We got our first & only Medallion 4 yr ago...maybe it was Copper. We tossed it in wastebasket. Thought it was dumb. I rather have a perk worth something like 50% off for internet use with **** status. Although, I love having free laundry!

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21 minutes ago, WFBgal said:

We got our first & only Medallion 4 yr ago...maybe it was Copper. We tossed it in wastebasket. Thought it was dumb.

What was 'dumb' was taking it in the first place, then tossing it in a wastebasket. There's enough going to the landfills as it is. 
You could have just not accepted it in the first place. It could have gone to someone who wanted it, saving a little money for the company, and a little space in the landfill. 

What a waste. 

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1 hour ago, WFBgal said:

I'm sure it was recycled.

How would you know if it was recycled or not.  The Medallion isn’t dumb, what is dumb is accepting something you have no interest in and then throwing it away.

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5 hours ago, sail7seas said:

after Five stars, then w hat? 

Maybe fare discounts? 

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Nobody said this piece of plastic was to be cherished like a family heirloom. I had no idea where we were going to put them.... back of the closet in a box never to be seen again. I didn't see the point. We have great pictures in a digital frame on the kitchen counter that I glance at & they give me more memories than a "copper" medal. As it was, we moved a year later & downsized a lot. The "medal" probably would not have made the cut.

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Then you should't have accepted it in the first place. 

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Another benefit to attending the ceremony is they give you a free drink of your choice! When we got our 100 day medal I asked for and got a gin and tonic and Mrs. DD had a lemon drop. I got the old style medal and Mrs. DD got the new style. The Captain presented them. After the ceremony we were all escorted to the dining room and we wore our new adornments.  Various people asked what they were. We enjoyed the ceremony and liked the medallions. But, please don’t ask us where they are now! I think they are in the infamous “safe place”!

 

DD

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18 hours ago, sail7seas said:

Does anyone know o f additions or substantial continuation plans?  Days I   earn    now have  no value.   after Five stars, then w hat?  Stop sailing?  hmmmm,  nice way to treat their most loyal guests.

 

Don't forget, Sail, that there is the President's Club level after the 5 Star has been reached.  But, I believe one needs 1400 actual days at sea in order to qualify for that Mariner Society recognition.

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14 minutes ago, rkacruiser said:

 

Don't forget, Sail, that there is the President's Club level after the 5 Star has been reached.  But, I believe one needs 1400 actual days at sea in order to qualify for that Mariner Society recogniti

That is by invitation and  not officially part of Mariner Star Progam to the best of my knowledge.  It is NEVER listed when Star Mariner  information charts are distributed.

 

Same as the Mariner Medallion Program only actual days on ship or Alaska tour count.. not spending or bonus days for occupying  a  suite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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56 minutes ago, rkacruiser said:

 

Don't forget, Sail, that there is the President's Club level after the 5 Star has been reached.  But, I believe one needs 1400 actual days at sea in order to qualify for that Mariner Society recognition.

When we got our medallion there was a man there that had 1625 days, I think. 

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59 minutes ago, sail7seas said:

only actual days on ship or Alaska tour count..

 

I did not know that Alaska tour days counted.  See, I am still learning!

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1 hour ago, summer slope said:

When we got our medallion there was a man there that had 1625 days, I think. 

   Wow..

 

 

Does he live on th e ship?  I think there ' might'  be one or two persons who live aboard ..

 

🙂  Maybe I should  give that idea some serious  consideration?   Yikes !  Now there's a profound decision to make.  I wonder if a permanent 'live  aboard'  gets mariner days? 

 

 

 

 

 

It  would have to be Maasdam or Noordam.

While there truly are other ships I like very much,  those two are my favorites and were for my late dh as well.

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6 hours ago, sail7seas said:

   Wow..

 

 

Does he live on th e ship?  I think there ' might'  be one or two persons who live aboard ..

 

🙂  Maybe I should  give that idea some serious  consideration?   Yikes !  Now there's a profound decision to make.  I wonder if a permanent 'live  aboard'  gets mariner days? 

 

 

 

 

 

It  would have to be Maasdam or Noordam.

While there truly are other ships I like very much,  those two are my favorites and were for my late dh as well.

Sail check with HAL as I believe there is some discount for living on a ship. Long time ago, we met Mama Lou on the Statendam. She only sailed on ships out of Tampa as it was close to her home in the Villages. I believe you can sail on any ship you want to. Go for it!

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The Medallions really are not that heavy, nor are they especially bulky.  I pack mine inside my rolling carry-on, usually in one of the tiny inside pockets that line the inside-edge of the bag. It takes up space that would have been filled with air, and the weight is negligible.  Between cruises they, along with pins and other HAL doo-dads, are on a shelf in my study.  They, along with my pics, help remind me of my many wonderful cruises.

 

There was a period of time when I was racking up shipboard 20 - 30 days a year.  It's been a long time since I had my feet on deck, and I miss it.  Perhaps I'll cruise more in the coming few years.  I've got a long way to go, however, to make it to 700.  That's ok ... I hope to live a lot longer, too. 😄

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On 8/25/2019 at 10:17 PM, WFBgal said:

We got our first & only Medallion 4 yr ago...maybe it was Copper. We tossed it in wastebasket. Thought it was dumb. I rather have a perk worth something like 50% off for internet use with **** status. Although, I love having free laundry!

 

 

Thank you for sharing  that with us.

 

 

 

 

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