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[Expired] Amex Offers: Spend $1,500 With Royal Caribbean, Get 25k Points

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Update:The offer mentioned below has expired and is no longer available.

Amex Offers are opportunities to shop at a variety of merchants and receive either a discount or a bonus of points. These offers are available on most American Express cards.

Amex has now introduced a new offer, and it’s one of the largest reward bonuses ever. When you spend $1,500 or more on a Royal Caribbean cruise, you’ll earn a whopping 25,000 Membership Rewards points.

The Offer

Typically Amex Offers award maybe a couple of thousand points for booking or shopping somewhere, but this offer of 25,000 Membership Rewards points for spending $1,500 on a Royal Caribbean cruise is mighty impressive. If converted to cash, that’s a minimum of $250 back on your purchase, but if you use the American Express transfer partners you can likely get substantially more value.

There are 3 ways to book a cruise under this offer:

You should ensure the cruise books under Royal Caribbean, so it’s recommended you go with either of the first 2 options to book directly with the cruise line itself.

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You can earn 25,000 extra Membership Rewards points for spending $1,500 or more on a cruise. Image Credit: Royal Caribbean

If you’re targeted with this offer, make sure to click Add to Card to enroll your card in the offer before your purchase. It’s also worth noting that the cruise must be booked on the U.S. website only and must be purchased in U.S. dollars.

There are several exclusions to the offer, which you should be aware of:

  • Onboard purchases don’t count, so if you were planning on utilizing this offer for alcohol or shopping onboard, you won’t be able to receive the points.
  • You can’t purchase an e-gift card or physical gift card, which effectively makes using this offer at a later time impossible.
  • You won’t be able to use it on transfers or transportation to the ship.
  • The offer doesn’t count under MGM Resort International Joint Vacation or Royal Wedding Packages, and also excludes cruises on Celebrity Cruises, TUI Cruises, and Silversea cruises.
  • The offer expires on December 31, 2023.

Fortunately, even if you don’t plan on spending $1,500, you can purchase multiple cruises that add up to over $1,500 for the offer to trigger. So, you could take a cruise now and a cruise later, and as long as the total surpasses $1,500 in those multiple transactions, you’d be good to go.

Hot Tip: Learn more about Royal Caribbean’s Crown & Anchor Society to earn loyalty points on your upcoming cruise!

Final Thoughts

Some cruises can be particularly expensive, so having this Amex Offer provide 25,000 Membership Rewards points for spending $1,500 or more is a fantastic way to save. Make sure you transfer those points to an airline partner to redeem for better value, and your cruise could be worth much, much more!

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About James Larounis

James (Jamie) started The Forward Cabin blog to educate readers about points, miles, and loyalty programs. He’s spoken at Princeton University and The New York Times Travel Show and has been quoted in dozens of travel publications.


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