Using Ownership for Cruises

Vacation Champions already know the joys of relaxing stays at one-of-a-kind residential resorts.

And now, eligible Portfolio Points and Platinum Points Owners can do even more with their vacation ownership through the BEYOND program.*

BEYOND lets Owners turn their points into exciting vacation experiences like cruises and unforgettable tours in some of the world’s most intriguing places. You can also use your Portfolio Points or Platinum Points for Destination Credit at participating Hyatt Vacation Club resorts.

Courtesy PJ Spencer

For Owner and Hyatt Vacation Club® Sales Executive PJ Spencer, BEYOND was a perfect way to take his wife and their kids on a 20-year-anniversary cruise using their Ownership. 

“I look at points as a (way) to make memories,” says PJ, who has been working at Hyatt Vacation Club at Coconut Cove in Bonita Springs, FL, since 2017. 

PJ purchased his vacation ownership interests in Key West, FL, and Sedona, AZ, in the Portfolio Program shortly after he began working there. 

BEYOND was introduced to Hyatt Vacation Club Owners in 2023, and it was just in time for him to use his points for a special anniversary trip. 

He and his wife went on a cruise for their honeymoon 20 years ago, so it was the perfect way to mark the occasion.

Courtesy PJ Spencer

His family sailed on the December 29, 2023, voyage of the Norwegian Joy, with stops in Honduras, Belize, Costa Maya, and Cozumel. 

They enjoyed ziplining for the first time at a water park in Costa Maya and took advantage of all the ship had to offer, from go-karts to laser tag.

“This ship is geared for families,” he says. 

In addition to the magical memories he and his family made on vacation, he says the booking process was easy and he is happy to share his experiences with others.

Courtesy PJ Spencer

In addition to cruises — and depending on your Ownership type — you can also use your Portfolio Points and Platinum Points to go BEYOND with Destination Credit at select Hyatt Vacation Club Resorts**, guided tours, culinary tours, local outings, and more. 

“We use our points four to five times a year,” he said. Some of his favorite destinations are in Florida, including Orlando theme park resorts that he books with exchanges through Interval International®. This additional opportunity allows Owners to reserve at more than 3,200 resorts in 90+ countries and territories including other select Hyatt Vacation Club resorts not included in your Ownership. 

One tip for travelers from Spencer: When making any reservations or changes to your cruise vacation, be sure to make them the same way you booked it – not directly with the cruise carrier. He said transactions must be made in the same way they were initially booked. 

But the key to enjoying the best vacations is just to plan them and then enjoy every minute. 

“Be sure to use your points,” he says. “After all, that’s what they’re there for.”

For more information about booking exciting vacation experiences BEYOND, visit The Lounge.

* Access to the BEYOND program is made available through the Hyatt Vacation Club Platinum Exchange Program, with respect to owners of Platinum Points, or the HPC Club Benefits Program, with respect to Owners of Portfolio Points, and is subject to the terms and conditions as outlined in the applicable HVC program documents. Experiences will vary by destination and are subject to change. Actual experiences may be provided via contractual arrangements with third-party providers and may require the payment of additional fees. Certain experiences are available through, and reservations will be made directly with third party providers. Access to experiences and included features are subject to the terms and conditions of these third-party providers, and those of the HPC program documents. Such experiences may not be available in the future or may be limited in availability. HV Global Group, Inc. and its affiliates assume no liability for any activities/experiences and make no warranty, express or implied, as to the quality, condition, performance, or any other aspect of the activities, products or services provided by the third-party providers. The BEYOND program is subject to change or termination without notice.

** Destination Credit must be activated by reservation holder at the Concierge desk upon arrival at the resort. Destination Credit may only be used during corresponding reservation occupancy and will expire at checkout. Any unused portion of the Destination Credit shall be nonrefundable and may not be transferred or applied to another reservation or future stay. Additional restrictions may apply as determined by resort management. Upon activation, Destination Credit will be credited to the guest folio and applied at checkout only to charges for eligible amenity services, merchandise, and food and beverage outlets purchased on-site and charged to your villa. Not valid for room, tax, gift cards, gratuities, charitable donations, or any other items, fees, or services. Designated food and beverage outlets are subject to change.

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