John, Yes, they did, but only longgggggg after Carnival assumed HAL, so I don't believe they had anything to do with it. Since you only got a certificate until you reached a certain number of cruises, there was no way to identify who had sailed with HAL and who had not, I suspect they decided the lapel pin was the way to go! In addition, the number of cruises wasn't exactly "fair" to everyone in that a 7 day cruise had the same weight as a 21 day cruise until you reached 10 cruises. And for the record, I think red stripe was blessed to be able to cruise that often with her Mum and Sister. I wish I'd been able to spend the time that way with my Mother!!!