Wyatt Wilkinson can challenge some of the most seasoned cruisers. He’s cruised 46 times to alot of destinations.
But the catch is, Wyatt is the youngest cruiser to have joined Princess Cruises’ Captain’s Circle Loyalty program
Wyatt started cruising when he was a baby with his grandmother Renate Wilkinson down to the Mexican Riviera.
He’s already been to his favourite destination, Alaska three times in just three years.
Wyatt’s story comes to light after Princess Cruises announced it will be extending its Captain’s Circle Loyalty program to guests of all ages. This means, the kids, can get Elite status as well as complimentary WiFi.
The youngest Princess cruiser with the most cruises under his belt is Wyatt Wilkinson, with 46 cruises under his belt.
Another kid who has spent a total of 538 days at sea is 15-year-old, Alex Lavoie. He started cruising at four-years-old in 2009 on a World Cruise onboard the Tahitian Princess, and he did another World Cruise in 2011 with Pacific Princess.
He also completed a 60-day South America cruise in 2013 onboard Grand Princess.
“We know travel enriches our guests by inspiring them to connect with new people in far off destinations while immersing themselves in new cultures,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises President.
“By extending the benefits of our Captain’s Circle Loyalty Program to our youth guests, they will remain more connected than ever to their friends and family and continue to share their joy of cruising with the world.”
As Elite members of the Captain’s Circle loyalty program, Wilkinson and Lavoie now enjoy all the benefits of the program, which are currently being rolled out to all youth guests. From the appropriate loyalty level colour displayed on their OceanMedallion and cruise card, to complimentary Wi-Fi, priority embarkation and complimentary laundry.
Here’s a Q&A with Wyatt and Alex where they dish up their favourite destinations, onboard features and meals:
From all your cruises with Princess, what is your favourite destination and why?
WW: Alaska because the nature is so beautiful.
AL: My favourite destination is still Cozumel because of the vast selection of beach activities.
What is your favourite part about Camp Discovery Youth & Teen Center?
WW: Arts and crafts.
AL: My favourite part of the teen center is that it allows me to meet other kids my age.
Do you have any advice for young travellers taking their first cruise?
WW: Go to the Youth & Teen Center!
AL: My advice to any young travellers would be to get out of your room so you can make a lot of friends.
Have you tried OceanMedallion? What is your favourite part?
WW: I love the interactive portal screens with all the different OceanTagalong sea creatures I can name.
AL: I like the fact that the OceanMedallion has my door ready to open when I arrive. It makes it very easy as I do not have to search for a cruise card. Also, the New MedallionNet is super-fast and allows me to stream and stay in touch with my friends.
Where will you cruise next?
WW: A Thanksgiving Day cruise to Mexico onboard Royal Princess.
AL: My next cruise will be two weeks at Christmas and New Years on the brand new Sky Princess. I look forward to this new ship.