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We’re Trying New Travel Experiences Thanks To Our HGV Max Membership

Members explain how they used their points to book cruises

Deanna and Mike O
Vacation picture taken by Hilton Grand Vacations Members during a cruise stop

Through our HGV Max membership, we now have an additional benefit called “Travel Services” that allows us to book cruises using our HGV ClubPoints, Bonus Points and more.

View of a cruise pool, slides and deck, taken by a Hilton Grand Vacations Member 

Since this incredible new perk’s inception, we’ve booked three cruises. Our first was an HGV Ultimate Access* cruise aboard the Norwegian Escape. The whole experience was seamless, and the cruise included exciting features like an HGV-hosted cocktail party, an unlimited beverage package, two on-board specialty dining restaurants, 150 minutes of internet and a $50 excursion credit per port.

One important thing to note is that once your cruise is booked, any used points become nonrefundable. So be sure you’re ready for an aquatic adventure when planning your trip.

Our next cruise is set for September 2024; we paid 25,896 points for a $5,179 cruise, plus $787 for taxes, gratuities and port fees. We invited our cousins to join us for this journey and they were able to use 1,920 of our points to pay for $768 worth of the cruise. What a deal!

Sunset picture taken by Hilton Grand Vacations Members during a crusie 

By booking this cruise through Travel Services, we were offered insurance that would recover our points and cash paid for the cruise if canceled due to the covered reasons. If we would’ve booked cancellation insurance through the cruise line, we’d have only been reimbursed the cash portion. This HGV Max membership benefit is just one of the many reasons why traveling with Hilton Grand Vacations is worth it.

While we’re looking forward to our upcoming conventional cruises, we’re definitely going to check out expedition cruises, too. The more ways to sail around the world, the better.

Read “A Tale Of Two Resorts: Stay At A Caribbean Paradise With Hilton Grand Vacations” for a review of  our recent Caribbean getaway.


*To attend HGV Ultimate Access events (valued between $500–$3,500), Guests must attend a membership review or timeshare sales presentation during their stay in the same week as the event. If you do not attend the membership review or timeshare sales presentation, the retail value of the event may be charged to your credit card. HGV Ultimate Access events are subject to availability, nontransferable and subject to change without notice. Experience fee applies, minimum of $99 per event, to be paid at time of booking. Offer dates may change due to event availability. Offers may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion.

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Hilton Grand Vacations Owners Mike and Deanna pose at the beach

Deanna and Mike O

Mike and Deanna are Centum+ Owners who’ve owned with Hilton Grand Vacations since 2019. Their favorite vacation destinations include Barbados, Orlando, Arizona and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. They enjoy golfing, seeing historical sites and attending HGV Ultimate Access events like the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions. So far, they’ve visited 26 properties — with plans to visit more thanks to HGV Max.

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