Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Don't Set Sail Without It ...

CELEBRITY CARD: Celebrity Cruises touts a new credit card, the Celebrity Rewards American Express Card, issued by MBNA. Cardmembers are rewarded with Worldpoints redeemable for dining, entertainment and other stuff. “You can’t beat this card for value,” says Steve Hancock, Celebrity's Senior VP of Marketing. Cardmembers sailing with Celebrity can redeem WorldPoints for stateroom upgrades, onboard credits, even a free cruise. WorldPoints also can be redeemed for airfare on any major U.S. airline (with no blackouts), hotels, spending cash, luggage, electronics, sporting goods and gift certificates for shopping, dining and movies. Cardmembers also can enroll for savings at more than 21,000 restaurants, or let “MyConcierge” plan a party or get hard-to-find tickets to concerts and sporting events. The Celebrity Rewards card also comes with double points for travel and dining purchases until 2006, and all spending with Celebrity Cruises. For details or to apply, call MBNA at 1-866-GET-MBNA and mention priority code CK0F or visit www.celebrity.com. While you’re at it, check out Metroguide.com’s cruise port guide at www.portofcallguide.com.