Here's a hotel status match with a difference...

By David Flynn, November 27 2015
Here's a hotel status match with a difference...

Hotel status matches are a treat for business travellers and frequent flyers – and now there's a way to turn your status with some of the world's leading hotel chains into VIP standing with a cruise line!

A unique promotion from the popular Mediterranean line MSC Cruises offers a free upgrade to Silver, Gold and Black levels in its Voyager Club loyalty program, based on your status with any of the following hotel reward schemes:

  • Accor’s Le Club Accorhotels
  • Best Western Rewards
  • Fairmont President’s Club
  • Hilton Honors
  • Hyatt Gold Passport
  • Marriott Rewards
  • Starwood Preferred Guest
  • Ritz-Carlton Rewards

(If you hold status with a hotel loyalty program not on the list above, it won't hurt to apply anyway...)

It's a great opportunity for first-time cruisers to get their feet wet, as it were, and still enjoy a range of creature comforts include priority boarding and disembarkation, welcome cocktails, late cabin checkout (up to two hours after your ship arrives in port), a free spa session and a tasting menu dinner for two at one of the ship’s speciality restaurants, depending on your Voyager Club status.

Guests who sign up through MSC's status match promotion will also receive a 5% discount on any booking.

For more information on how to take advantage of this special offer, click on this link or visit our sister website

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David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.


17 Dec 2013

Total posts 49

mmmm, Silversea and I might be interested


26 Nov 2013

Total posts 8

Not sure where your list of hotel schemes came from, but I can confirm it's far more limited.  I recently tried for this status match with Best Western Diamond and Accor platinum, and was told they would not match to either of these.

24 Oct 2010

Total posts 2554

Hi TrufleQueen - our list was supplied this week by the marketing department of the Sydney office of MSC Cruises (Australia).


26 Nov 2013

Total posts 8

Thanks David - very interesting.  Wonder if it's worth a follow up.

24 Oct 2010

Total posts 2554

Definitely would be :)

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

15 Dec 2014

Total posts 284

Whats the name of the sister thing with AusBT again?

16 Mar 2014

Total posts 20

Just received my status match - MSC Black ( the highest level) with Celebrity Elite for both me and my partner.

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