Cruise Deals

Deal Alert: Royal Caribbean offering special deal on 12-12-12


Royal Caribbean is getting into the spirit of today's special date of 12/12/12 by offering a special one-day only booking incentive.

If you book a cruise today on 12/12/12, you will get $12 in onboard credit per day, per stateroom.  If you book a suite, Royal Caribbean will double the offer to $24 per day, per suite.

Only one offer is available per stateroom. The deal is applicable on new, individual bookings and it doest not apply to groups. All booking must be made on December 12, 2012 and is valid on sailings departing between January 1 - December 31, 2013.

Royal Caribbean launches European cruise sale for National Cruise Vacation Week


In celebration of National Cruise Vacation Week, Royal Caribbean is launching a new week-long sale to customers considering a cruise to Europe.

Royal Caribbean is offering up to $100 in onboard credit for those booking a cruise in Europe by October 28.  The deal is valid on itineraries of seven nights or longer departing in 2013 (including trans-Atlantic cruises).

Those that book a balcony or suite cabin will receive a $100 onboard credit per cabin.  If you book an inside or ocean-view cabin, you will receive $50 in onboard credit.  

The sale is available to residents of the United States and Canada only.

Royal Caribbean begins three day WOW sale


Today marks the beginning of Royal Caribbean's WOW Sale, where Royal Caribbean offers some of its best offers to book a cruise.  This WOW sale touts savings of up to $200 per cabin.

For the sale, booking your cruise during this sale will get onboard credits depending on the length of your cruise.

  • $50 for 3-5 night cruises
  • $100 for 6-9 night cruises
  • $200 for 10+ night cruises

In addition to the onboard credit offer, customers can also book their cabin for 50% of the normal deposit price.

This WOW sale is valid on all Royal Caribbean cruises departing on or after August 15, 2012 except for cruises in China, Australia and New Zealand.  Sale ends on June 13, 2012.

Will you be booking a cruise because of this sale?

Royal Caribbean kicks off WOW Sale today


Starting today and going through tomorrow, Royal Caribbean is kicking off its special WOW Sale that offers passengers deals on all of its cruises throughout the year.

Royal Caribbean promises up to a $200 onboard credit and a 50% reduced deposit on all cruises starting June 1, 2012.

The onboard credit breaks down like this:

  • $50 for cruises of 3-5 nights
  • $100 for cruises of 6-9 nights
  • $200 for cruises of 10 nights or longer

Royal Caribbean to launch one-day Caribbean sale on August 27


Royal Caribbean has announced it will hold a one-day sale on all of its cruises to the Bahamas and Caribbean this Saturday, August 27.  Called the "One Day Saturday Super Sale", the sale will be valid on Bahamas and Caribbean sailings departing between September 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011.

Royal Caribbean is promising...

  • $25 to spend onboard when you reserve an inside or outside stateroom
  • $50 to spend onboard when you reserve a balcony or suite

One offer per stateroom and all bookings must be made on August 27, 2011 between 12:00am ET and 11:59pm ET.  Offer is not combinable with any other offer or promotion, including, but not limited to, Interline, Travel Agent, and Net Rates, Crown & Anchor Discounts, Shareholder Benefits or Next Cruise offers, promotions, or benefits. Offer is available to US and Canada residents only.

Royal Caribbean kicks off July 4th sale on select cruises


If you're looking to get away this summer on a Royal Caribbean cruise, there may be a cruise on sale for you.

The "Bring a Friend" offer allows curent Crown & Anchor Society members to bring guests new to Royal Caribbean with them on a cruise and receive $25 onboard credit per stateroom, up to five rooms per sailing.  You must book by July 31.

Royal Caribbean has placed select ships on sale as well, most notably Voyager of the Seas' Adriatic Sea sailings where the 7-night itineraries in July and August 2011 can get you  $2,000 of ChoiceAir credit for a Suite stateroom, $500 for a Balcony stateroom, $400 for an Ocean View stateroom, and $300 for an Interior stateroom.

In addition, there are deals on four, five and seven night sailings in the Western Caribbean on Jewel of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas.  These ships sail out of Tampa, New Orleans and Galveston and prices start at $896 per quad-occupancy stateroom from November 2011 through April 2012.

Seven night cruises to Alaska on the Radiance of the Seas are also available at $649 per guest from August 5 through September 9, 2011.

Royal Caribbean launches Western Caribbean two day sale


Royal Caribbean launched a new promotion today for its cruises to the western Caribbean, departing between July 16, 2011 and May 27, 2012. Guests who make reservations on Wednesday (06/22), will receive $100 onboard credit per stateroom on all cruises aboard Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas of seven nights, and $50 for itineraries of five or six nights on sailings between November 12, 2011, and April 19, 2012 on the Liberty of the Seas, Jewel of the Seas or Navigator of the Seas.

The offer applies only to new bookings, and cabins must belong to the categories or suites with a balcony outside. The credit can be used to pay expenses of board and spa treatments, shopping in stores or in the casino.

Royal Caribbean WOW Sale begins today


Royal Caribbean is kicking off it's much hyped "WOW Sale" today, which is offering savings for Royal Caribbean cruises in 2011.  During the sale, passengers can get up to $200 per cabin in onboard credits.  In addition, you will only have to pay half the normal amount for a deposit to book a cruise.

"Our WOW sale is truly our best consumer offer," Royal Caribbean senior vice president for sales Vicki Freed tells USA TODAY, noting the promotion is good on voyages through 2012. The sale "offers the most flexibility of dates and ships."

Onboard credit amounts vary depending the length of your cruise...

  • 3-5 night cruises: $50 per cabin
  • 6-9 night cruises: $100 per cabin
  • 9 nights or more: $200 per cabin.

Special offer can not be combined with any other offer or promotion, including Crown & Anchor, Shareholder Benefit, Future and Next Cruise offers.  This deal is only valid September 29 & 30, 2010.

Autumn will be bargain season for European Cruises


It's no secret that Royal Caribbean has been moving many of its ships to Europe in search of higher revenue but Fox Business reports that when companies like Royal Caribbean made their plans for the 2010 cruising season, they did so back in 2008 when they expected a higher demand and stronger Euro than is current here.  While that news isn't great for Royal Caribbean, it is good news for consumers looking for a cruise deal in Europe.

Here are some tips for those looking for a good deal on a European cruise vacation this year

  • Avoid cruise itineraries designed for Europeans. They prefer sunny resort destinations like the Canary Islands  (the European version of our Caribbean cruises) over port calls at the culturally significant places that draw Americans.
  • If you are going to fly all the way to Europe, you'll want see more – so longer cruises are better.
  • Avoid the traditional European vacation season of mid-July through August. You will still find plenty of shopping and tourist services, but with lower prices and shorter lines.
  • Airfare from the U.S. usually drops in autumn. 
  • Two cruise lines most Americans probably want to avoid (except for bargain hunters) are Costa and MSC Cruises. Both offer beautiful, modern cruise ships, but they market to non-English speaking passengers. Everything on board is presented in five languages -- Italian, French, Spanish and German and then English last. These ships are often bargain-priced, but the novelty wears off quickly. Most Americans prefer ships designed for our own tastes, especially when it comes to food, entertainment and shore tours.

Royal Caribbean July 4th Sale


Royal Caribbean has launched a special July 4th sale on last minute cruises as well as cruises throughout the year. The sale runs July 2nd through July 6th on select sailings. New bookings only.  Some great rates to be had if you can act quickly!

Interestingly enough, there are two Oasis of the Seas sailings on sale as well.