Edited by: Keri Stooksbury
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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 $1,000 or more on a Royal Caribbean cruise, you’ll earn a whopping 20,000 Membership Rewards points.
Typically Amex Offers award maybe a couple of thousand points for booking or shopping somewhere, but this offer of 20,000 Membership Rewards points for spending $1,000 on a Royal Caribbean cruise is mighty impressive. If converted to cash, that’s a minimum of $200 back on your purchase (effectively making it a 20% discount on your $1,000 cruise), 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:
- Call Royal Caribean at 866-562-7625
- Book on Royal Caribean’s website
- Book through a travel agent
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.
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 July 31, 2023.
Fortunately, even if you don’t plan on spending $1,000, you can purchase multiple cruises that add up to over $1,000 for the offer to trigger. So, you could take a cruise now and a cruise later, and as long as the total surpasses $1,000 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!
Some cruises can be particularly expensive, so having this Amex Offer provide 20,000 Membership Rewards points for spending $1,000 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!
Featured Image Credit: Royal Caribbean
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