Step 23 (*Bonus)MSC Cruises Status Match

When it comes to the cruise line industry there are not many major cruise brands that offer any status match opportunities, that is until MSC Cruises entered the picture. European based company MSC Cruises first introduced their Voyagers Club Loyalty Program back in 2015 and changed the ways cruise line loyalty reward programs work. MSC Voyagers Club is completely free to join and all you have to do is fill out their simple form to create a new account. Once your account is created you can start enjoying the benefits of their Voyagers Club Loyalty Program for points and additional benefits starting with their Classic Voyagers Club tier.

It takes about a week for a response from MSC Cruises with confirmation on the status match. For the sake of this post, we have used our M life Gold status match for the MSC Cruise match which gave us Voyagers Club Silver. It is important to point out that there is no set in stone list of which hotel brand is best to use when doing the status match with MSC Cruises since it seems they have their own internal grading algorithm when completing status matches.

Benefits that Come with a Voyager Club Silver Membership Level

Since we are using our m Life Gold for the status match and were given a Silver Membership, below are some of the perks that come with this Voyagers Club Membership:

Which Cruise Lines Status Match with MSC Cruises?

At the time of writing this post, below is a list of current cruise lines that are eligible for the MSC Cruise Line Voyagers Club Program status match:
  • Azamara Cruises
  • Carnival Cruises
  • Costa Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Cunard Cruises
  • Princess Cruises
  • Silversea
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Holland America
  • P&O Cruises
  • Seabourn Cruise Line
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Ponant Yacht Cruises
  • Aida Cruises
  • Crystal Cruise
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Star Cruises

Which Hotel Brands Status Match with MSC Cruises?

At the time of writing, the current hotel brands that are currently eligible for MSC Cruise Voyagers Club Status Match Membership are:
  • Club Med ITA
  • Club Med FRA
  • Club Med DEU
  • Expedia
  • Hilton
  • Marriott
  • Ritz Carlton
  • Hyatt Hotels
  • Orbitz
  • Shangri-la
  • Accor Hotels
  • Melia Hotels
  • Fairmont
  • Starwood
  • Kampinski
  • Pestana
  • Best Western
  • Club Carlson
  • Othon Hotels
  • International Hotel Group
  • NH
  • Centara Hotel Resort
  • Sandals
  • Steigenberger Hotel Group
  • Mosturflot
  • Infoflot
  • Vodokhod
  • RIU Hotels and Resorts
  • Wyndham Hotels
  • MGM Resorts
  • GNV
  • Alipay
  • Air China
  • China Eastern
  • China Southern
  • Jin Jiang Hotels
  • Club Med US & CAN
  • Mohegan Sun
  • C-Trip

Ultimate Step by Step Lifestyle Travel Hack Guide Conclusion

At this point if you followed all of the steps we have outlined in our Ultimate Step by Step Lifestyle Travel Hack Guide, you should be well on your way to some pretty sweet perks with one of them being a free 4 night vacation in Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas. If you missed out on any of the steps, please feel free to go back, view and complete any of the steps that cater towards your needs. You do not have to complete every step in this guide and we recommend completing what works best for you.

We are constantly updating our Ultimate Travel Hack Guide so keep checking back with us to see if we added any new steps to our process or sign up for our newsletter to get notified when this post gets updated. We are always looking into adding new information and if you see something that may be missing from this guide, please feel free to contact us and let us know so we can do some research and include it.

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