Cruise Deals

Royal Caribbean offering 20% off select shore excursions

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27Mar2017

Royal Caribbean has kicked off its "Tour More, Save More" cruise planner sale, where guests can save up to 20% off shore excursions booked through the Cruise Planner.

Guests that log into the Cruise Planner will find 10%, 15% and 20% off select tours offered on select Alaska, Caribbean, and Europe sailings departing between April 15 – November 30, 2017. Tours that qualify for the Offer vary by sailing and port of call. Offer excludes Hop On/Hop Offs, Shuttles, Private Journeys℠, overnight tours, Multi-day Adventures and other special tours.

Offer applies to tours booked March 27-30, 2017.

Royal Caribbean's Dash & Splash Sale offers up to $100 instant savings on cruises booked this weekend

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16Mar2017

Royal Caribbean is offering up to $100 instant savings on cruises booked this weekend, in addition to its current 30% off all guests offer.

The Dash & Splash sale is valid on Royal Caribbean cruises booked between March 16 and 20, 2017 on sailings on or after April 15, 2017. Offer excludes China departures.

  • 30% off the standard cruise fare for all guests in a stateroom
  • Instant savings
    • Sailings up to 5-nights
      • Interior & Oceanview staterooms: $25 off per stateroom
      • Balcony & Suites: $50 off per stateroom
    • Sailings 6 nights or longer
      • Interior & Oceanview staterooms: $50 off per stateroom
      • Balcony & Suites: $100 off per stateroom
  • Instant savings for Anthem of the Seas sailings departing on or after April 2, 2017
    • Sailings 5 nights or less
      • Interior and oceanview rooms: $25 off per stateroom
      • Balcony: $50 off per stateroom
      • Suites: $75 off per suite
    • Sailings 6 nights or longer
      • Interior and oceanview rooms: $50 off per stateroom
      • Balcony: $75 off per stateroom
      • Suites: $100 off per stateroom

30% Savings is combinable with adjoining Anthem Dollars Off, Crown & Anchor discounts, NextCruise offers and Shareholder Benefits. Anthem Dollars Off is not combinable with Crown & Anchor discounts or Shareholder Benefits. 30% Savings and Anthem Dollars Off are not combinable with any other offer or promotion, including but not limited to, restricted rates (for example, Seniors, Residents, and Military), Standard Group, Interline, Travel Agent, Travel Agent Friends and Family, Weekly Sales Events, and Net Rates.

Offer available to residents of United States and Canada.

Royal Caribbean offering weekend bonus onboard credit deal

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10Mar2017

Royal Caribbean is offering guests up to $100 per stateroom in onboard spending money on cruises booked this weekend, on top of the current 30% off all guests offer.

Qualifying sailings booked between March 10-13, 2017 will recieve up to $100 in onboard credit during the Seek and Save Weekend Sale. Offer applies to sailings on or after April 9, 2017 and includes

  • 30% off the standard cruise fare for all guests in a stateroom
  • Onboard credit
    • Sailings 5-nights or less
      • Interior or oceanview room: $25 onboard credit
      • Balcony and Suite: $50 onboard credit
    • Sailings 6-nights or less
      • Interior or oceanview room: $50 onboard credit
      • Balcony and Suite: $100 onboard credit
  • Bonus savings for Anthem of the Seas sailings departing on or after April 2, 2017
    • Sailings 5 nights or less
      • Interior and oceanview rooms: $25 off per stateroom
      • Balcony: $50 off per stateroom
      • Suites: $75 off per suite
    • Sailings 6 nights or longer
      • Interior and oceanview rooms: $50 off per stateroom
      • Balcony: $75 off per stateroom
      • Suites: $100 off per stateroom

30% Savings is combinable with adjoining OBC, Additional Anthem Dollars Off, Crown & Anchor discounts, NextCruise offers and Shareholder Benefits. OBC and Additional Anthem Dollars Off are not combinable with Crown & Anchor discounts and Shareholder Benefi ts. 30% Savings, OBC and Additional Anthem Dollars Off are not combinable with any other offer or promotion, including but not limited to, restricted rates (for example, Seniors, Residents, and Military), Standard Group, Interline, Travel Agent, Travel Agent Friends and Family, Weekly Sales Events, and Net Rates.

Offer available to residents of United States and Canada.

Royal Caribbean offering 30% off every ship and every sailing

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01Mar2017

Royal Caribbean's Spring to Summer Sale is offering 30% off all guests, plus bonus savings for a limited time.

Royal Caribbean cruises booked March 1 through 31, 2017 on sailings departing on or after April 1, 2017 (excluding China departures) are eligible.  Qualifying sailings will receive

  • 30% off the standard cruise fare for all guests in a stateroom
  • Dollars off per stateroom (valid on sailings booked March 1-6)
    • Sailings 5 nights or less
      • Interior and oceanview rooms: $25 off per stateroom
      • Balcony and suites: $50 off per stateroom
    • Sailings 6 nights or longer
      • Interior and oceanview rooms: $50 off per stateroom
      • Balcony: $100 off per stateroom
      • Suites: $150 off per stateroom
  • Bonus savings for Anthem of the Seas sailings departing on or after April 2, 2017
    • Sailings 5 nights or less
      • Interior and oceanview rooms: $25 off per stateroom
      • Balcony: $50 off per stateroom
      • Suites: $75 off per suite
    • Sailings 6 nights or longer
      • Interior and oceanview rooms: $50 off per stateroom
      • Balcony: $75 off per stateroom
      • Suites: $100 off per stateroom

30% Savings is combinable with adjoining Anthem Dollars Off, Crown & Anchor discounts and NextCruise offers. Anthem Dollars Off is not combinable with Crown & Anchor discounts. 30% Savings and Anthem Dollars Off are not combinable with any other offer or promotion, including but not limited to, restricted rates (for example, Seniors, Residents, and Military), Standard Group, Interline, Travel Agent, Travel Agent Friends and Family, Weekly Sales Events, Net Rates, and Shareholder Benefits.

Offer available to residents of United States and Canada.

Royal Caribbean's Presidents' Day Weekend Sale offers bonus onboard credit

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17Feb2017

Royal Caribbean is kicking off a 5-day flash sale, where the cruise line is offering guests up to $100 onboard credit on top of the February WAVE season offer.

For cruises booked between February 17-21, 2017 on sailings on or after March 19, 2017 (excluding China departures), Royal Caribbean will offer guests:

  • Buy one guest, get second guest 60% off
  • 30% cruise fare savings for 3rd guests and higher booked in the same stateroom as the first two qualifying guests
  • Up to $100 onboard credit
    • Sailings 5 nights or less
      • Interior/Oceanview stateroom: $25 onboard credit per stateroom
      • Balcony/Deluxe stateroom: $50 onboard credit per stateroom
    • Sailings 6 nights or longer
      • Interior/Oceanview stateroom: $50 onboard credit per stateroom
      • Balcony stateroom: $75 onboard credit per stateroom
      • Deluxe stateroom: $100 onboard credit per stateroom

BOGO60 is combinable with 30% 3rd and 4th Guest Savings, OBC, Anthem Dollars Off, Crown & Anchor discounts and NextCruise offers. BOGO60, 30% 3rd and 4th Guest Savings, OBC and Anthem Dollars Off are not combinable with restricted rates. OBC is not combinable Crown & Anchor discounts.

Offer open to residents of U.S. or Canada.

Royal Caribbean WOW Sale offers extra onboard credit and reduced deposit

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07Feb2017

Royal Caribbean's WOW Sale begins today, with stackable savings that provide bonus onboard credit and reduced deposit on top of the current February WAVE offer.

For five days only, guests can enjoy bigger savings with this WOW Sale. Cruise must be booked Feb. 7-11, 2017. Offer applies to all sailings departing on or after Mar. 9, 2017 (excluding China departures). Here is the breakdown for this new promotion.

  • Buy one guest, get one guest 60% off
  • 30% off third and fourth guests
  • 50% reduced deposits
  • Onboard credit
    • Cruises 5 nights or less
      • $50 USD per stateroom
    • Cruises 5 to 9 nights
      • $100 USD per stateroom
    • Cruises 10 nights or longer
      • $200 USD per stateroom
  • Balcony upgrade offer on Anthem of the Seas
    • Free upgrade from Ocean view to balcony on Anthem of the Seas sailings departing on or after April 2, 2017.

WOW Sale is combinable with BOGO60, 30% Savings for 3rd and 4th guests, Anthem Upgrade, standard/full fare and restricted rates and Next Cruise offers. WOW Sale is not combinable with restricted rates (for example, Seniors, Residents, Military, etc.) Crown & Anchor discounts, Shareholder Benefits or Loyal to Royal Sales. All offers are not combinable with any other offer or promotion, including, but not limited to, Standard Group, Interline, Travel Agent, Travel Agent Friends and Family, Weekly Sales Events, and Net Rates.

Offer available to residents of United States and Canada. 

Spotted: Royal Caribbean offering up to 30% off pre-cruise purchases in Cruise Planner

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04Feb2017

Royal Caribbean is offering a special three-day sale, where guests can save up to 30% off select pre-cruise purchases.

The "Sale Before you Sail" deal is available for guests on select sailings, and offers discounts on services, such as unlimited drink packages, internet packages and even some shore excursions and spa treatments.

The exact discount available will vary from sailing to sailing, but there appears to be a fair amount of discounts applied.

Based on the countdown clock, it appears this promotion ends at midnight on February 6, 2017.

To check if your sailing has this new offer available, log into the Cruise Planner on Royal Caribbean's web site and navigate to the Dining & Beverage section to see any available offers.

If you have a drink package already prepurchased, you should be able to cancel the purchase and then re-purchase the same drink package under this promotion.

Royal Caribbean offering cruise deals for families with BOGO 60% off, plus 30% off third and fourth passengers

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01Feb2017

Royal Caribbean's newest cruise offer begins today, with discounts on the whole family.

Royal Caribbean's newest WAVE season offer starts with buy one guest, get second guest 60% off, plus 30% off third and fourth guests.  On top of it, there is a bonus offer on select Anthem of the Seas sailings. This new offer is available on Royal Caribbean cruises booked February 1-28, 2017 on all sailings departing on or after March 2, 2017 (excluding China departures).

  • Buy one guest, get second guest 60% off
  • 30% cruise fare savings for 3rd guests and higher booked in the same stateroom as the first two qualifying guests
  • Bookings made Feb. 1-13, 2017 on Anthem of the Seas sailings departing on or after April 2, 2017 are eligible for free upgrade from Ocean view to balcony on Anthem of the Seas sailings departing on or after April 2, 2017. Free upgrade refers to booking a balcony stateroom for an ocean view stateroom at standard/full fare

BOGO60 is combinable with adjoining 30% Savings for 3rd and 4th guests, Anthem Upgrade, Crown & Anchor discounts and NextCruise offers. BOGO60, 30% Savings for 3rd and 4th Guest, and Anthem Upgrade are not combinable with restricted rates (for example, Seniors, Residents, and Military). All offers are not combinable with any other offer or promotion, including, but not limited to, Standard Group, Interline, Travel Agent, Travel Agent Friends and Family, Weekly Sales Events, Net Rates, Shareholder Benefits.

Offer available to residents of United States and Canada.

Royal Caribbean offering bonus onboard credit with 30% off all guests offer

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13Jan2017

Royal Caribbean is offering bonus onboard credit on top of its current WAVE season deal, which means more savings for guests across the board.

The Winter Wanderer Bonus will provide up to an extra $50 per stateroom for guests to spend at sea. Cruise must be booked Jan. 13-16, 2017 to sailings on or after Feb. 12, 2017 (excluding China).

  • 30% off standard cruise fare for all guests in a stateroom
  • 50% reduced deposit
  • Up to $150 instant savings per stateroom
    • Sailings 5-nights or less
      • Interior/oceanview: $25 per stateroom
      • Balcony/suite: $50 per stateroom
    • Sailings 6-nights or longer
    • Interior/oceanview: $50 per stateroom
    • Balcony: $100 per stateroom
    • Suite: $150 per stateroom
  • Bonus onboard recit per stateroom
    • Interior/oceanview: $25 per stateroom
    • Balcony/suite: $50 per stateroom.
  • Anthem Free Upgrade - From Ocean View to Balcony on Anthem sailings on or after March 1, 2017. Please note that the "upgrade" will be reflected as "purchase a balcony at the price of an ocean view"

30% Savings is combinable with adjoining Instant Savings, OBC, Anthem Upgrade, Crown & Anchor discounts and NextCruise offers. 30% Savings, Instant Savings, OBC and Anthem Upgrade are not combinable with restricted rates. Instant Savings and OBC are not combinable Crown & Anchor discounts.

Offer open to residents of U.S. or Canada.

What to do when a new Royal Caribbean sale is announced

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05Jan2017

Royal Caribbean regularly comes out with a number of new promotions throughout the year, aimed at getting folks to book a cruise. Whether it is their first or fiftieth cruise, these promotions will vary in different ways to incentive guests to give a Royal Caribbean cruise a try.

When a new promotion is announced, here are a few things you should do to ensure you get the best possible deal.

Look at the booking incentives offered

Each promotion Royal Caribbean releases is going to be different, and each promotion has its own set of booking incentives included with the offer.  It is important to understand what the deal offers, and if it might be of benefit to you or not.

As mentioned earlier, Royal Caribbean trots out a number of booking promotions throughout the year, and no one deal will be of great benefit to everyone.  In our experience, different deals benefit different folks, so it is important to evaluate each offer for which benefits mean the most to you.

There are lots of possible booking incentives that Royal Caribbean can include, but the most common kinds are

  • Reduced deposit
  • Onboard credit (money credited to your SeaPass account to be used onboard the ship)
  • Instant savings (money taken off the cost of the cruise fare)
  • Percentage discount off cruise fare
  • Kids sail free (third and fourth passengers are free when sailing with two other passengers in same stateroom)

There are plenty more booking incentives out there, but depending on your cruising party, time of year you choose to cruise, and whether you prefer to get savings off the cruise fare or onboard the ship, the various promotions will be more or less valuable.

Book a cruise (that you've been considering)

The most common step is to put down a deposit to take advantage of a new promotion and it is what often compels many people to jump on a given deal. 

Whether you have been considering a cruise in the past and a new promotion is the "final straw" in convincing you to book, or you ran across a deal and think it is too good to pass up, booking a new cruise reservation with the promotion can make a lot of sense. 

Royal Caribbean's cruise deals are largely regional, with specific offers aimed at residents of certain countries.  The good news is in most of these cases, there are no special discount codes to remember.  Rather, the promotion is automatically applied at the time of booking.  The only booking promotions that may require a special code are discounts offered to residents of certain states or guests in certain occupations that qualify for a discount.  Keep in mind these sorts of discounts are often incompatible with national promotions Royal Caribbean runs, which means you will have to pick which works best for you.  Check any promotion offer's terms and conditions to see combinability rules.

Re-price an existing cruise

Residents of certain countries (such as the United States and Canada) are able to re-book an existing cruise reservation under a new sales promotion, without penalty up until final payment date.

This can sometimes be referred to as "re-pricing", or "price adjustment", or "applying the new promotion" but in reality your previous reservation is being canceled and a new booking is made.  The reason for this is most sales promotions Royal Caribbean releases are for new bookings only, so a quick cancelation and booking gets around that deal.

Keep in mind that if you do cancel and rebook, you may only do so up until the final payment date without incurring a penalty. After the final payment date, Royal Caribbean incurs a penalty for cancelations that often offsets any savings from a new booking promotion.  In addition, any booking incentive made under the prior reservation will be lost and replaced with the new booking incentives that come with the current promotion.  Be sure to evaluate the total cost savings, especially when onboard credits are involved.

The secret weapon: use a travel agent

Regardless of if you are brand new to Royal Caribbean or been on many cruises, this entire process is much simpler if you leverage a good travel agent to help you out.  

A good travel agent is the one that can crunch the numbers, provide options to you and advice on what might be the best course of action.  When it comes to re-pricing a cruise, there are so many factors involved and many guests worry about making a bad decision.  Having a travel agent to provides peace of mind to you, as well as quality service. Here is one such recommended travel agency that specializes in Royal Caribbean. If you are not convinced using a free travel agency that is recommended by Royal Caribbean is right for you, read our post discussing the benefits they offer.

If you are wondering, a travel agent should cost you nothing extra to use.  Royal Caribbean pays their commission, which means their services are complimentary to you.  When choosing a travel agent, be sure to look out for agents that charge any kind of reservation change fees.  It is not a widely used practice, but it can occur in some cases and frankly, you should steer clear of them and rely on knowledgeable travel agents that are here to help you every step of the way, regardless of how many questions or changes you have.

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