I think they should do away with referral credits entirely. They do nothing but cause problems and headaches for C9, not to mention all the public bitching and bad PR is causes. I can pretty much guarantee that not getting a stupid $50 is not going to keep anyone off the ship. Really Cloud9, don't bother "fixing" this program that you created to try to be nicer to repeat cruisers, it's obviously backfired and causes you more harm than goodwill.
Yes, I've referred many people. No, I've never bothered trying to get my $50. So here's my $.02, take it or leave it *shrug*
I personally don't care if they take it away completely. I keep talking about jamcruise to everybody all the time anyway. I just think it's sad when an incentive that is meant to be nice is implemented in such a clutsy way that it creates tension where it's not needed.
PS: To you who struggle to figure out how to maximize your profits: If you are both previous cruisers, get separate cabins and then refer new people to each other's cabins!