Royal Caribbean has a deal on 2014 European cruises that expires the end of this month.
“Turn next year’s European vacation into a family adventure! Receive $1,000 off your cruise vacation when you book a balcony or suite stateroom on a 7-night cruise or longer (use Option Code SPN3), and book your flight with ChoiceAir®. Save even more by reserving two adult shore excursions in Europe, so the kids can tour free! Choose any ship and itinerary sailing Europe in 2014 to receive a free shore excursion for each child.
Plus, book now for a 50% reduced deposit on your Europe cruise vacation!
Act fast – this limited-offer is only available between August 24–September 30, 2013!”
Not a shabby deal.
Cruise lines have been having a harder time filling cabins in their ships due to expensive flights to/from Europe. The majority of the passengers are American and crossing the Atlantic can be pretty steep. Carnival has cited this as a reason they have suspended their Europe cruises for 2014. Royal Caribbean International looks to entice you with a pretty decent deal. I will say though, that booking air through a cruise line won’t necessarily get you the best airfare.
Heres the small print.
“†ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL® RESERVES THE RIGHT TO IMPOSE A FUEL SUPPLEMENT OF UP TO $10 PER GUEST PER DAY ON ALL GUESTS IF THE PRICE OF WEST TEXAS INTERMEDIATE FUEL EXCEEDS $65.00 PER BARREL.
*Prices are per person, cruise only, for above mentioned range of sailings, inside stateroom, based on double occupancy and in U.S. dollars. Government taxes and fees are additional.
All offers apply to select 2014 Europe sailings (defined as sailings that depart and return to European ports) (the “Offer Cruises”). Offer Cruise must be booked Aug. 24-Sept. 30, 2013 (the “Offer Period”).
With the “Kids Tour Free” promotion, each child 12 years of age and younger will receive a complimentary Royal Caribbean International shore excursion when two adults in the same stateroom book the same excursion for use during an Offer Cruise. All shore excursions for adults and children must be booked by Dec. 15, 2013, by using RoyalCaribbean.com, calling Royal Caribbean at 1-877-821-2513, or contacting your Professional Travel Agent. Fees for qualifying child’s shore excursions will be automatically deducted in the online shopping cart upon check out. Offer excludes shore excursions booked onboard, and shore excursions involving flights, hotel stays, overlands and special events.
ChoiceAir $1,000 Cruise Savings promotion applies to 7-night and longer Offer Cruises, balcony and higher staterooms, and is limited to one per stateroom. To redeem, guest must book air travel through ChoiceAir by Dec. 15, 2013 and provide option code SPN3. After ChoiceAir air travel is booked, Royal Caribbean will apply savings to the cruise fare if the cruise fare has not yet been paid in full or will issue a credit to the guest’s method of payment if the cruise fare has been paid in full. Credit not redeemable for cash and is non-transferable. Cancellation of ChoiceAir will result in removal of offer. For ChoiceAir program details, visit choiceair.com.
50% Reduced Deposit promotion applies to Offer Cruises, and will be applied to the cruise reservation by Royal Caribbean. To redeem on royalcaribbean.com, go to the Payment page, select “Other” in the deposit field and enter the reduced deposit amount.
All Offers are non-transferable and applicable only to the Offer Cruise. Offers are subject to availability and change without notice, and are capacity controlled. Offer applicable to individual bookings. Offers apply to residents of the U.S. and Canada only. Residents of any other country should contact their local Royal Caribbean office or travel partner. Refer to royalcaribbean.com for complete terms and conditions. Royal Caribbean reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update fares, fees and surcharges at any time without prior notice. ©2013 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Ships’ registry: The Bahamas.”