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Kids Sail Free applies to new bookings made between August 1 – 31, 2022 (“Offer Period”) on sailings departing on or after September 2, 2022 – May 25, 2023 (“Offer Cruise”), providing free cruise fare for third guests and higher who are 12 years old and younger as of Offer Cruise departure date on sailings 3 nights or longer booked in the same stateroom as the first two qualifying guests in a triple or quad- occupancy stateroom.

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22 minutes ago, mistertomatohead said:

I can only choose 4 guests max and it says triple or quad occupancy so how do you get 3 kids free?

You have to call to get a quote for more than 4 or use a TA.  There are only a handful of cabins that can book more than 4. Those will show with a 5+ in a box on the deck plans.

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I wish there was a way to see which dates offer the kids sail free.  I keep picking a date (not a holiday or “busy time of year”) and the offer doesn’t pop up.  The cruise I am booked on in September has the offer but I am looking for sometime in the spring of summer of 2023.  Is it just a hit or miss choice?

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20 minutes ago, PPPJJ-GCVAB said:

I wish there was a way to see which dates offer the kids sail free.  I keep picking a date (not a holiday or “busy time of year”) and the offer doesn’t pop up.  The cruise I am booked on in September has the offer but I am looking for sometime in the spring of summer of 2023.  Is it just a hit or miss choice?

When I look at the mobile version of the plan a cruise screen, there is "exclusions apply" underlined on the lower right corner. That has all the specifics. 

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2 hours ago, PPPJJ-GCVAB said:

I wish there was a way to see which dates offer the kids sail free.  I keep picking a date (not a holiday or “busy time of year”) and the offer doesn’t pop up.  The cruise I am booked on in September has the offer but I am looking for sometime in the spring of summer of 2023.  Is it just a hit or miss choice?

I believe kids sail free is only offered through May 2023 right now (excluding holidays). So that's certainly why summer is excluded. Not sure exactly when you are looking.

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13 hours ago, IzzyB said:

If we are two adults and 3 kids and pick a room that is 5+ would all 3 kids sail free?

Yes. We're doing exactly this on Oasis, and Kids Sail Free saved us a boatload (pun intended). You do pay Taxes & Port Fees, but their cruise fare is zeroed out.

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On 8/25/2022 at 6:21 AM, mistertomatohead said:

I can only choose 4 guests max and it says triple or quad occupancy so how do you get 3 kids free?

That is why I asked it here as I couldn't price it out online and knew I had to call a travel agent or RC to book cabins that have more than 5.  Which is very annoying, Carnival lets you select I believe up to 5.  Just would be easier if I could book a party of 5 all in one room online.

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5 hours ago, IzzyB said:

That is why I asked it here as I couldn't price it out online and knew I had to call a travel agent or RC to book cabins that have more than 5.  Which is very annoying, Carnival lets you select I believe up to 5.  Just would be easier if I could book a party of 5 all in one room online.

Yup, and for RCCL the 5th person and up are assigned a different reservation number while being in the same room. This is likely why the reservations can't be made online for 5+. Super helpful.

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14 hours ago, AspiringCruisePlanner said:

Yup, and for RCCL the 5th person and up are assigned a different reservation number while being in the same room. This is likely why the reservations can't be made online for 5+. Super helpful.

Which again is a dumb thing about RC.  There are a lot of family of 5 out there and it would be nice if stuff could be done online.  I really don't like speaking with people over the phone lol

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9 minutes ago, IzzyB said:

Which again is a dumb thing about RC.  There are a lot of family of 5 out there and it would be nice if stuff could be done online.  I really don't like speaking with people over the phone lol

Another good reason to find a good travel agent!

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21 minutes ago, karl_nj said:

Another good reason to find a good travel agent!

Still have to talk to the travel agent lol

I am a techie so for me anything outside of being able to do it via a website is annoying to me.  Back and forth with a travel agent is annoying.  We just did two rooms this time as that looked to be the cheapest, but with Kids Sail Free I imagine one room would be the cheapest.  Would be nice to price compare cruises and rooms more easily on RC.  I used Costco this last time because I saved a TON of money. 

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10 minutes ago, IzzyB said:

Still have to talk to the travel agent lol

I am a techie so for me anything outside of being able to do it via a website is annoying to me.  Back and forth with a travel agent is annoying.  We just did two rooms this time as that looked to be the cheapest, but with Kids Sail Free I imagine one room would be the cheapest.  Would be nice to price compare cruises and rooms more easily on RC.  I used Costco this last time because I said a TON of money. 

I just send an email to my travel agent if i want to book a cruise.  She replies back with a price and a cabin number (or choice of cabins).  If everything looks good I just reply and she puts down a deposit on my card.  Works pretty well for me.

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15 minutes ago, karl_nj said:

I just send an email to my travel agent if i want to book a cruise.  She replies back with a price and a cabin number (or choice of cabins).  If everything looks good I just reply and she puts down a deposit on my card.  Works pretty well for me.

I guess I like to play around with options more.  See which decks have which cabins I may like and where they are on the boat and the different prices  Like how much extra is it to do a small upgrade or move locations.  Websites allow that without a lot of back and forth.

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1 hour ago, IzzyB said:

I guess I like to play around with options more.  See which decks have which cabins I may like and where they are on the boat and the different prices  Like how much extra is it to do a small upgrade or move locations.  Websites allow that without a lot of back and forth.

Yeah, i see what you mean.  I've done that too, and I agree it would be nice to be able to do that with all cabin categories.  I only have 2 kids so it's less of an issue for me.

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