2011 will surely go down as the year of the almost endless cruise sale, which is no surprise given the endless drumbeat of bad economic news. For cruisers that could afford to take a “wait and see” approach to pricing, there have been some pretty aggressive deals in the last two years, but the trend is reversing.
This week we saw fresh data indicating that prices for cruises are rising as sailing dates approach. I don’t think this is so much due to a sudden rise in demand–rather, the cruise lines are doing a better job of pricing the cruises so that the early bookers are getting the best deals and discouraging people from waiting.
Another cruise sale. . .blah, blah, blah!
This brings me to my subject line, “Another cruise sale. . . .blah, blah, blah!” Hopefully it got your attention because we have an offer that’s pretty remarkable, even with all the noise in the marketplace. Here’s the deal–make a new booking for ANY 2012 Royal Caribbean cruise that departing before June 30, and get $25 to $300 cash back in the form of onboard credit. Okay, Onboard Credits are nothing new, but in this case you can combine them with any other promotional offer, allowing you to double-dip:
-Every cabin category, from Interior to Suites is included
-Every duration cruise is included
-You can combine this with any group rate or other special fare, like residents, past passenger, senior etc.
We have hundreds of group departures which already have onboard credit and reduced pricing–and these can be combined. This is an exclusive offer and applies to new bookings only.
Free spending money based on the length of sailing and type of Cabin:
3 to 5 Night Cruises:
Inside– $25 per stateroom Ocean view– $35 per stateroom
Balcony– $50 per stateroom Suites– $100 per stateroom
Search all applicable 3 to 5 Night Cruises starting from $219
*The $219 rate refers to the January 20th departure of the Majesty of the Seas
6 to 9 Night Cruises:
Inside– $50 per stateroom Ocean view– $75 per stateroom
Balcony– $100 per stateroom Suites– $200 per stateroom
Search all applicable 6 to 9 Night Cruises starting from $449
*The $449 rate refers to the January 7th departure of the Voyager of the Seas
10+ Night Cruises:
Inside– $75 per stateroom Ocean view– $100 per stateroom
Balcony– $150 per stateroom Suites– $300 per stateroom
Search all applicable 10 + Night Cruises starting from $539
*The $549 rate refers to the April 18th departure of the Grandeur of the Seas
I sincerely hope you’ll give us a call [800-668-6414] and let us help you plan a Royal Caribbean vacation. If you’ve never sailed on Royal Caribbean, now would be a great time to try them out and find out why our customers that have cruised with them love it so much!
Author Note: Kevin Weisner is CruiseDeals.com’s general manager. Kevin started in the cruise biz way back in 1985 as a ship’s photographer and has been around ever since. With Kevin’s leadership, CruiseDeals is recognized as an industry leader in cruise pricing trends and has been featured in NY Times, Money Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Many more trusted publications.[box]Click to Follow @CruiseDeals on Twitter for real-time deal tweets![/box]