Cruise Deals

Royal Caribbean offering special military booking bonus during month of May

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05May2015

Royal Caribbean is celebrating Military Appreciation Month by offering servicemen and womenup to $100 in bonus onboard spending when they book a cruise.

Members of the military that book any Royal Caribbean cruise that departs between July 1, 2015 – April 30, 2017 are eligible for a bonus onboard credit offer as follows

  • $25 OBC per stateroom for 3-5 night cruise

  • $50 OBC per stateroom for 6-9 night cruise

  • $100 OBC per stateroom for 10 night or longer cruise

Bookings must be made between May 1 -31, 2015.

Offer applies to active and retired U.S. and Canada Military personnel who meet the qualifications listed at royalcaribbean.com (“Military Personnel”).  

The offer is combinable with the other current promotions Royal Caribbean is offering.

Royal Caribbean eliminating last-minute cruise discounts

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21Apr2015

During its first quarter financial results call yesterday with analysts, Royal Caribbean announced it was doing away with the last-minute cruise discounts on cruises more than two to four nights in length.

The definition of last minute cruises are cruises that might be 10, 20 or 30 days from the sailing date.

Royal Caribbean chairman Richard Fain called the long-held practice “disruptive” to loyal customers and travel agents during a conference call on first-quarter earnings.

“We think that getting our customers out of this used-car salesman kind of mentality will be overall good for the brand, good for their experience,” Fain said. 

Fain did concede the new strategy could have a negative impact in the short term because guests who would have been driven by late discounts would not have incentive to book. 

“Obviously, the reason that we have been doing last-minute discounts is because the ship wouldn’t otherwise be absolutely full, and so while the number is small, we’ve used it to top up,” he said. “There’s less topping up, so you don’t get the revenue from those last passengers. It may take a little while for travel agents and consumers to understand just how serious we are about this.”

The news is not a shock, considering Royal Caribbean has indicated a number of times over the last year that they aim to eliminate last minute cruise discounts.

Royal Caribbean will pay cruise taxes, port charges and fees, a savings of up to $200 savings per guest in new promotion

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09Apr2015

In the United States, income taxes are due in just a few days so Royal Caribbean is getting into the "spirit of the season" with a new promotion where Royal Caribbean will cruise taxes, port charges and fees, a savings of up to $200 savings per guest

For five days only, from April 11 through 15, 2015, vacationers who book a new Royal Caribbean International sailing will have their cruise booking taxes, port charges and fees paid by the cruise line.

With Royal Caribbean’s Tax-Free Holiday, U.S. residents can save up to $200 per guest when they make a new booking on a six-night or longer Bahamas, Caribbean and roundtrip-Europe itinerary.

The offer applies to sailings that depart on April 15, 2015, through March 31, 2016, but does not include Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas.

For more information, please visit www.RoyalCaribbean.com/TaxFree starting Saturday, April 11.

Royal Caribbean launches Weekend WOW Deals cruise sale

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27Mar2015

Royal Caribbean is kicking off a new Weekend WOW deal that offers a deal on cruises booked this weekend.

Royal Caribbean is offering BOGO50 Offer (50% off the second guest + 50% their beverage package + 50% off your deposit) + Onboard Credit:

  • $25 Interior/Oceanview Staterooms
  • $50 Balconies/Suite staterooms

The deal is valid on all 2015 sailings made between March 27 - 29, 2015, excluding Quantum of the Seas. 

Royal Caribbean to begin 5-day WOW Sale $200 OBC & 50% reduced deposit

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19Mar2015

Royal Caribbean will kick off a five-day WOW sale starting March 21, 2015 that will run through March 25.  The sale offers up to $200 onboard credit and 50% off deposits.

The WOW sale is valid on all sailings except Quantum of the Seas,  Ovation of the Seas and Harmony of the Seas.

The onboard credit breakdown is as follows

  • 5 nights or less
    • $50 onboard credit (per stateroom) & 50% reduced deposit
  • 6-9 nights
    • $100 onboard credit (per stateroom) & 50% reduced deposit
  • 10 nights or longer
    • $200 onboard credit (per stateroom) & 50% reduced deposit

LISTEN TO OUR ADVICE ON WOW SALES AND IF THEY ARE A GOOD DEAL

Offer is combinable with standard/full fare rates and restricted rates (for example, Seniors, Residents, Military, BOGO, Kids Sail Free, ChoiceAir Specials, etc.).

Offer is not combinable with any other offer or promotion, including, but not limited to, Interline, Travel Agent, Travel Agent Friends and Family, weekly Sales Events, Net Rates, Crown & Anchor Discount programs or rates, Shareholder Benefits or Next Cruise offers, promotions, or benefits.

What is a WOW Sale? Are WOW Sales good deals?  Read our Cruise 101: WOW Sale post to get information on what this deal is all about.

Royal Caribbean offering new BOGO deal for passengers and drink packages

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10Mar2015

Royal Caribbean will kick off a new "BOGO50" offer tomorrow that gives guests who purchase a full cruise fare, 50% off the second passenger and buy one, get one premium beverage package 50% off.

Guests who book a 2016 or 2017 cruise will also receive 50% off the 3rd and 4th passengers in the stateroom on top of the original BOGO offer.

In addition, all reservations made during the promotional period will have 50% off the deposit amount.

The new BOGO50 deal starts on March 11 and runs through April 30, 2015.  It's valid on all sailings departing on or after May 15, 2015. Offer available to residents of the United States or Canada. 

BOGO50 is valid on Ocean view and higher stateroom categories.

BOGO50 offer excludes Quantum, Anthem, Ovation, and Harmony of the Seas, Transatlantic, Transpacific, and China sailings.

Offers are all combinable with Crown & Anchor discounts and NextCruise offers. BOGO and Beverage offers are not combinable with restricted rates (for example, Seniors, Residents, Military, Kids Sail Free) nor any other offer or promotion, including, but not limited to, Interline, Travel Agent, Travel Agent Friends and Family, weekly Sales Events, Net Rates, or Shareholder Benefits.

Royal Caribbean to launch new promotion offering Buy One Get One 50% OR Free Unlimited Alcohol Package

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12Feb2015

Royal Caribbean will be rolling out a new promotion on February 14, 2015 offering a choice of Buy One, Get One 50% off off or Free Premium unlimited alcohol package for two (Must use promo/rate code BEVERAGE for Beverage Package).

The promotion is called "BOGO Wild Offer" and in addition to the choice, passengers will also get $100 onboard credit for each oceanview stateroom booked or $200 onboard credit for balcony or suites.

BOGO Wild applies to 5-night cruises or longer on oceanview staterooms or above.

The deal will be available for booking between February 14 and March 10, 2015 for cruises sailing between May 15, 2015 and April 30, 2016.

BOGO Wild excludes Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas, Transatlantic, Transpacific and China sailings.

Royal Caribbean offering free unlimited alcohol package to UK residents

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02Feb2015

Royal Caribbean UK is offering complimentary unlimited beer and wine packages for select 2015 cruises to residents of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Those that book a Royal Caribbean cruise of six nights or more between February 1 and 28, 2015 will be eligible for the Select beverage package, which includes unlimited

  • Beer
  • Wines by the glass (up to $8 value)
  • Non-alcoholic cocktails
  • Unlimited fountain sodas with free souvenir cup

In addition, guests will receive up to $400 to spend onboard in onboard credit.  

  • 6-13 nights: $150 onboard credit per stateroom
  • 14 nights or more: $400 onboard ctedit per stateroom

There's also just a £50pp deposit required.

This deal is good for all sailings except China itineraries as well as Anthem and Quantum of the Seas Caribbean itineraries). Cruises must sail between February 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.

The Drinks & Onboard Spending Money promotion is not combinable with Crown & Anchor Discounts / Travel Agent Rates / Interline Rates / Net Tour Op Rates / Gross Tour Op Rates / Friends & Family / Interline (unless otherwise stated) or any form of Non Revenue price programs such as, but not limited to Seminars at Sea, Perishable Inventory & Complimentary prize winner staterooms. The Drinks & Onboard Spending Money promotion is combinable with the benefits offered by booking onboard via our Future Cruise Consultants (Reserved or Open Bookings) and Future Cruise Certificates only. The Drinks & Onboard Spending Money promotion is combinable with Tesco Clubcard bookings.

Royal Caribbean launches Weekend WOW Deals cruise sale

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30Jan2015

Royal Caribbean is kicking off a new Weekend WOW deal that offers a deal on cruises booked this weekend.

Royal Caribbean is offering

  • Buy one, get the second guests 50% off and free onboard credit
    • $25 onboard credit per stateroom for interior staterooms
    • $125 onboard credit per stateroom for ocean view staterooms
    • $250 onboard credit per stateroom for balcony and suite staterooms

The deal is valid on all sailings between February 1 – May 31, 2015, excluding Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas. Bookings must be made on January 31 or February 1.

Buy One, Get One 50% off is combinable with the adjoining OBC offer, Crown & Anchor discounts and NextCruise offers. Buy One, Get One 50% off offer is not combinable with restricted rates (for example, Seniors, Residents, Military, Kids Sail Free). OBC offer is combinable with restricted rates (for example, Seniors, Residents, Military, BOGO, Kids Sail Free) as well as NextCruise offers. OBC offer is not combinable with Crown & Anchor discounts. Neither offer is combinable with any other offer or promotion, including, but not limited to, Interline, Travel Agent, Travel Agent Friends and Family, weekly Sales Events, Net Rates, Shareholder Benefits. After the Offer Period, the Offer will be removed from the booking if the guest cancels and reinstates the booking, applies a fare change, or changes the ship or sail date of the booking; certain other changes to the booking may also result in removal of the Offer.

Royal Caribbean offering 48-hour weekend sale with up to $250 onboard credit & 50% off second passenger

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10Jan2015

Royal Caribbean is offering a quick weekend "WOW deal" on all Caribbean and Bahamas sailings.

The new deal runs on January 10 & 11, 2015 and is valid on all all Caribbean and Bahamas sailings between January 11 – March 31, 2015, excluding Quantum of the Seas.

Boooking a qualifying cruise this weekend will net you

  • $25 onboard credit per stateroom – Interior
  • $125 onboard credit per stateroom – Ocean View
  • $250 onboard credit per stateroom – Balcony / Suite

This promotion also inlcudes the current deal of 50% off the second guest's cruise fare.

 

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