By pinkroses , March 7, in Royal Caribbean International. I notice that the happy hour page specifically states new bookings only, but are they strict on that? I just want to know if I should bother checking both, since we're already booked for next year. Thanks for posting these links.
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Royal Caribbean regularly comes out with a number of new promotions throughout the year, aimed at getting folks to book a cruise. Whether it is their first or fiftieth cruise, these promotions will vary in different ways to incentive guests to give a Royal Caribbean cruise a try. When a new promotion is announced , here are a few things you should do to ensure you get the best possible deal.
Each promotion Royal Caribbean releases is going to be different, and each promotion has its own set of booking incentives included with the offer. It is important to understand what the deal offers, and if it might be of benefit to you or not. As mentioned earlier, Royal Caribbean trots out a number of booking promotions throughout the year, and no one deal will be of great benefit to everyone.
In our experience, different deals benefit different folks, so it is important to evaluate each offer for which benefits mean the most to you. There are lots of possible booking incentives that Royal Caribbean can include, but the most common kinds are. There are plenty more booking incentives out there, but depending on your cruising party, time of year you choose to cruise, and whether you prefer to get savings off the cruise fare or onboard the ship, the various promotions will be more or less valuable.
The most common step is to put down a deposit to take advantage of a new promotion and it is what often compels many people to jump on a given deal. Whether you have been considering a cruise in the past and a new promotion is the "final straw" in convincing you to book, or you ran across a deal and think it is too good to pass up, booking a new cruise reservation with the promotion can make a lot of sense. Royal Caribbean's cruise deals are largely regional, with specific offers aimed at residents of certain countries.
The good news is in most of these cases, there are no special discount codes to remember. Rather, the promotion is automatically applied at the time of booking. The only booking promotions that may require a special code are discounts offered to residents of certain states or guests in certain occupations that qualify for a discount.
Keep in mind these sorts of discounts are often incompatible with national promotions Royal Caribbean runs, which means you will have to pick which works best for you. Check any promotion offer's terms and conditions to see combinability rules. Residents of certain countries such as the United States and Canada are able to re-book an existing cruise reservation under a new sales promotion, without penalty up until final payment date.
This can sometimes be referred to as "re-pricing", or "price adjustment", or "applying the new promotion" but in reality your previous reservation is being canceled and a new booking is made. The reason for this is most sales promotions Royal Caribbean releases are for new bookings only, so a quick cancelation and booking gets around that deal. Keep in mind that if you do cancel and rebook, you may only do so up until the final payment date without incurring a penalty.
After the final payment date, Royal Caribbean incurs a penalty for cancelations that often offsets any savings from a new booking promotion. In addition, any booking incentive made under the prior reservation will be lost and replaced with the new booking incentives that come with the current promotion. Be sure to evaluate the total cost savings, especially when onboard credits are involved. A good travel agent is the one that can crunch the numbers, provide options to you and advice on what might be the best course of action.
When it comes to re-pricing a cruise, there are so many factors involved and many guests worry about making a bad decision. Having a travel agent to provides peace of mind to you, as well as quality service.
Here is one such recommended travel agency that specializes in Royal Caribbean. If you are wondering, a travel agent should cost you nothing extra to use. Royal Caribbean pays their commission, which means their services are complimentary to you. When choosing a travel agent, be sure to look out for agents that charge any kind of reservation change fees.
It is not a widely used practice, but it can occur in some cases and frankly, you should steer clear of them and rely on knowledgeable travel agents that are here to help you every step of the way, regardless of how many questions or changes you have.
View the discussion thread. Like what you see? With your support, we can create more exciting content and share with everyone! Become an Insider. Royal Caribbean Blog. What to do when a new Royal Caribbean sale is announced In: Planning. Cruise Deals. Look at the booking incentives offered Each promotion Royal Caribbean releases is going to be different, and each promotion has its own set of booking incentives included with the offer.
There are lots of possible booking incentives that Royal Caribbean can include, but the most common kinds are Reduced deposit Onboard credit money credited to your SeaPass account to be used onboard the ship Instant savings money taken off the cost of the cruise fare Percentage discount off cruise fare Kids sail free third and fourth passengers are free when sailing with two other passengers in same stateroom There are plenty more booking incentives out there, but depending on your cruising party, time of year you choose to cruise, and whether you prefer to get savings off the cruise fare or onboard the ship, the various promotions will be more or less valuable.
Book a cruise that you've been considering The most common step is to put down a deposit to take advantage of a new promotion and it is what often compels many people to jump on a given deal. Re-price an existing cruise Residents of certain countries such as the United States and Canada are able to re-book an existing cruise reservation under a new sales promotion, without penalty up until final payment date.
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By vegascruiser1 , March 22, in Royal Caribbean International. Does anyone know what has happen to the RCL Promowave website. I have tried to get back into the website I had, but nothing is coming up. Is there a new address? Pat, that is what used to be called the Happy Hour Specials. I think what vegas cruiser wanted was the old Promowave, that gave Caribbean, Resident and Senior Specials.
By copnlpn2 , August 15, in Royal Caribbean International. I've been watching all afternoon for the Promowaves webpage to update - and it did just now! It lists RCCL's new discounted prices, residents' discounts and senior discounts on upcoming cruises. How do you access the Happy Hour Specials??? Can anyone use these or just travel agents. Do you just call RCI and tell them the special. How do you find "Happy Hour" savings.
Kids Sail Free and Deck the Holiday Deals are combinable with each other for sailings departing December , November 28 - December 17, only. Promo Code driven offers are based on select ships and sail dates and must be applied at time of booking, limit one promo code per booking. Kids Sail Free and Deck the Holiday Deals are combinable with each other for sailings departing December , November 28 — December 17, only. Cruises booked between October 18, through October 22, at p. BOGO does not apply to third and higher occupancy guests. Like what you see? With your support, we can create more exciting content and share with everyone!