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Royal Caribbean planning WOW sale February 25 through 27

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22Feb2013

Royal Caribbean has announced its first WOW Sale of 2013, with offers of up to $200 onboard credit and 50 percent reduced deposits for sailings departing on or after May 1, 2013.

This WOW sale is valid on all worldwide sailings of three nights or longer departing after May 1, 2013.

  • Cruises of 3 to 5 nights get US$50 onboard credit per stateroom
  • Cruises of 6 to 9 nights get US$100 onboard credit per stateroom
  • Cruises of 10 nights or more get US$200 onboard credit per stateroom

The onboard credit and 50 percent reduced deposit offers are applicable to all Royal Caribbean International cruises that sail on or after May 1, 2013, including cruisetours. Offer is available only in the U.S. and Canada and applies to all categories available. All bookings must be made and the required deposit must be paid by February 27, 2013, by 11:59 p.m. local time to qualify for the promotion.

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.

Cruising 101: Royal Caribbean WOW Sale

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15Oct2012

Royal Caribbean hosts what it calls a "WOW Sale" usually once per quarter to attract new cruise bookings and if you're considering booking a cruise during one of these sales, here are some things to keep in mind.

What is a WOW Sale?

WOW Sales are promotions Royal Caribbean runs to attract new cruise bookings.  Wow Sales are more targeted at people who have never cruised with Royal Caribbean before than veteran Royal Caribbean fans, although there's absolutely no reason someone who has sailed with Royal Caribbean before cannot take advantage of the sale.

What does the WOW Sale offer?

There are two basic components to a typical WOW Sale.  The first is reduced deposits on new bookings.  Usually that means you only need to put down 50% of the normal deposit amount for your cabin.  This greatly reduces the amount of money you need to put up to hold a cabin for a booking.  It's a great benefit if you're looking at a longer cruise and/or a bigger cabin.  As an example, a 7-night balcony may usually require around $700 for a deposit but with the WOW Sale, that would be cut in half to $350.

In addition to the reduced deposits, Royal Caribbean offers onboard credit depending on your cabin.  This can be up to $200 of onboard credit per cabin and the amount varies depending on how long your cruise is.  Typically the onboard credit offered is as much as you can usually get for a cruise.

Do cruise prices go down as well?

During a WOW Sale, the actual cruise fares do not usually change.  The sale is mainly about offering booking incentives rather than a reduction in the price of the cruise.

What are the drawbacks of a WOW Sale?

The chief drawback to booking a WOW Sale is for those that have sailed with Royal Caribbean in the past and have other discounts.  WOW Sales prohibit combining the sale offer with other discounts including Next Cruise Credits, balcony discounts from Crown and Anchor Society status or Crown and Anchor Society saving certificates.

If you have access to one or more of these discounts, a WOW Sale usually doesn't make financial sense.  Keep in mind, WOW Sales are targeted at people that have never sailed with Royal Caribbean before since it offers them the best booking incentives a first timer can expect to see.

How can I book a WOW Sale?

You can book a WOW Sale either by booking through Royal Caribbean directly or through your preferred travel agent.

Royal Caribbean WOW Sale set for October 15 - 17

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11Oct2012

Royal Caribbean is planning to hold it's final WOW sale of the year from Monday, October 15 through to Wednesday, October 17.  The sale will offer half priced deposits on new cruise reservations as well as up to $200 onboard credit per cabin.

This WOW sale is valid on all worldwide sailings of three nights or longer departing after January 1, 2013.

  • Cruises of 3 to 5 nights get US$50 onboard credit per stateroom
  • Cruises of 6 to 9 nights get US$100 onboard credit per stateroom
  • Cruises of 10 nights or more get US$200 onboard credit per stateroom

Royal Caribbean commercial director Adam Armstrong believes the WOW sale will help already strong 2013 sales figures, “Since these special offers also apply to all of our worldwide cruises, now is also a great time to start thinking about cruises further afield. For example, why not take advantage of current earlybird airfares to Europe and combine them with the ‘WOW Sale’ offers on one of over 280 cruises with Royal Caribbean in the Mediterranean and Scandinavia?”

Royal Caribbean begins three day WOW sale

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11Jun2012

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 WOW sale scheduled for October 4 and 5

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03Oct2011

Royal Caribbean is planning to hold it's semi-annual WOW Sale on October 4 & 5, 2011.  WOW Sales are limited-time promotions Royal Caribbean runs a few times per year that offer some good deals on new bookings.

This WOW Sale is good on on all Royal Caribbean cruises departing on or after January 1, 2012 and includes

  • $50 per cabin in on-board credit on three- to five-night itineraries
  • $100 in credit for six- to nine-night itineraries
  • $200 per cabin for 10-night or longer itineraries
  • 50 percent reduced deposit paid on October 4 and 5, 2011

Royal Caribbean's senior vice president of Sales, Trade Support and Services, Vicki Freed, thinks the WOW Sale offers a lot of value to their customers, "Our two-day WOW! Sale will help drive traffic to our valued travel agents, whose expertise is important to the vacation planning process. This offer is an irresistible opportunity for vacationers to plan ahead for a winter getaway, spring break, or a family vacation anytime of the year. Guests will enjoy sailing aboard the world’s most innovative cruise ships; visiting popular destinations on exciting itineraries; and experiencing our renowned Gold Anchor Service – which together make up the Royal Advantage.”

Royal Caribbean WOW sale scheduled for May 3 and 4

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28Apr2011

Royal Caribbean sent an email to its Crown and Anchor Society Members alerting them to the next WOW Sale that will occur on May 3 and 4, 2011.

The sale is good on any Royal Caribbean sale and includes

  • Receive up to $200 to spend onboard
  • Get 50% reduced deposit
  • Good on any itinerary departing on or after August 1, 2011
  • Includes our newest and most innovative ships, Allure of the Seas® and Oasis of the Seas®

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