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Booking a cruise soon? Amex Offers has a money-saving deal for one of the industry’s most popular lines

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If you’re thinking of booking a cruise soon and are an American Express cardholder, you may be in line for a deal. Many American Express cardholders have reported being targeted for a discount on Royal Caribbean cruises. New from Amex Offers,  one version of this deal offers $350 back on a booking of $1,000 or more on a Royal Caribbean cruise.

That’s more than one-third off the booking price, a great discount by any measure.

The offer expires on Dec. 31 and is valid on bookings made at, the  Royal Caribbean phone reservation line or through your travel advisor.

The offer excludes transfers to and from the ship, onboard purchases and gift card purchases. It cannot be used to book a Royal Caribbean/Universal Joint Vacation, MGM Joint Vacation, Royal Wedding Packages, or cruises on other Royal Caribbean brands, including Celebrity, Silversea, or TUI.

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Nonetheless, it’s an inspiring incentive to get back out to sea or try cruising for the first time.

Screenshot courtesy of American Express. © The Points Guy Screenshot courtesy of American Express.  

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Remember that this is a targeted offer, which means you may not see it in your account at all or you may even see a better offer. FrequentMiler, for example, received a more lucrative version of this offer so check your Amex account to see your personalized deal.

If you do see the deal, it’s best to add it right away, as they’ve been known to disappear before the expiration date. Also, remember that only 100 Amex Offers will be visible at a time, so if you’re at capacity, add offers to your card and new one may appear.

If you’re not an American Express cardholder, now may be a good time to apply.  The Platinum Card from American Express is offering a welcome bonus of 100,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $6,000 on purchases in your first six months of card membership. If you use the Card Match tool, you may also be eligible for a targeted, higher welcome bonus. These offers are subject to change at any time but come with 10x points at restaurants worldwide or by “Shopping Small” on up to $25,000 in combined eligible spending during the first six months you have the card.

Related: How to use the CardMatch tool to get better credit card welcome offers

If the Platinum Card isn’t for you, read our guide on choosing the best American Express card that suits your style.

For rates and fees of the Amex Platinum, click here.

Featured photo of Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas courtesy of the cruise line.

Editor’s note: This is The Points Guy’s permanent page for Amex Offers on cruise line travel. It will be updated as new ones are released.

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Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.


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