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Royal Caribbean will offer Kids Sail Free during summer for first time

Matt Hochberg

In summer 2021, Royal Caribbean will offer a Kids Sail Free deal that includes nearly all of the summer 2021 cruises.

The Kids Sail Free deal has always been a popular option, where kids 12 years old and under in the same room as two adults are free to cruise, but there has always been a lot of blackout dates that usually coincide with when school is out of session.

The only blackout date is the week of July 4th (June 28 - July 6, 2021).

The new Fall For Adventure sale during the month of October will offer 60% off the second guest, up to $100 off instantly and kids sail free all summer.

The new deal begins October 1, 2020, so you will not see new pricing until that date.

Deal details

Kids Sail Free + Summer applies to new bookings made between October 1 — November 5, 2020. Kids Sail Free provides free cruise fare for 3rd guests and higher who are 12 years old or younger as of cruise departure date, booked in the same stateroom as the first two qualifying guests in a triple or quad-occupancy stateroom.

Kids Sail Free applies to select 3-night or longer Alaska, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Caribbean, CaribNE, Coastal, Europe, Hawaii, and Repositioning sailings departing between November 1, 2020 — December 17, 2020 and January 8, 2021 — December 17, 2021.

Offer excludes 2020 Thanksgiving sailings (Sailings between November 21 — 28, 2020), 2021 President’s Day Sailings (Sailings between February 12 —ƒ 15, 2021), 2021 Spring Break and Easter sailings (Sailings between March 13 — April 4, 2021), Independence Day sailings (Sailings between June 28 — July 6, 2021) and 2021 Thanksgiving Sailings (Sailings between November 19 — 26, 2021).

Taxes, fees, and port expenses are additional and apply to all guests.

Is this a good deal?

Kids Sail Free deals definitely save money, but the issue has always been finding dates that were not blacked out. With Kids Sail Free being offered over the summer, there is ample opportunity for families to take advantage of the offer.

Your best value with Kids Sail Free will be in the higher category rooms, especially balcony and suite rooms, where the savings on the third and fourth passenger are more substantial.

Of course, Kids Sail Free deal requires the kids to be in the same stateroom as the parents, so you cannot split across multiple rooms and use the offer.

Using a good travel agent, you can easily compare and contrast prices between sailings.