Great point, I'd not noticed. I'm at Platinum now, but rarely, if ever have booked 9 months in advance. I've two cruises that I'm supposed to get booked right now but haven't got round to it yet!Nice to see them shake up the program, hopefully it'll encourage others to do the same (looking towards RCCL). Bad news though, it looks like they're making earning points more difficult. They've removed the early booking bonus.
Before Feb 2017:
Which makes the gulf from Platinum Plus to Ambassador all that much harder to cross.
Amazing way to get a highlight of the islands (had never been before, now we shall go back)... Yup no casino (never in international waters?)I think that's the only one I can't do... there's no casino IIRC... But also, it is the target ship if we want to do a conference at sea due to the special rules/ownership, so maybe there's a chance.