We offer our military discount on every Royal Caribbean ship and sail date.
So when you book with us at Military Cruise Deals, you’ll get a much better deal than if you book with Royal directly, or with any other online travel agency like Travelocity or VacationsToGo.
These links show lists of all upcoming Royal Caribbean cruises priced from least-expensive to most.
So you can see all your best deals at a glance!
How much is our military discount on Royal Caribbean cruises?
Royal Caribbean used to offer a military discount for Active, Retired and Veteran U.S., Canadian, and British Forces Military on some of their cruises.
However, lately, they’ve replaced all military, senior and resident discounts with a discount for booking a non-refundable discount farecode.
The rules of that non-refundable farecode are:
*if you try to cancel your cruise before the time of final payment, you’ll incur a $100 per person cancellation fee from Royal.
This nonrefundable farecode discount is usually $100 to $300 less than fully refundable farecodes. So you’ll feel highly incentivized to use it.
Since this non-refundable farecode is the lowest offered by Royal Caribbean, we take that farecode and add our military discount on top of that.
So, our military discount makes our price for any Royal Caribbean cruise lower than Royal’s lowest rate.
It is around 5% less than the cheapest rate provided by Royal Caribbean.
We invite you to compare price for all Royal Caribbean cruises anywhere else, and you’ll see that our military discount creates the very lowest price for you on any cruise cabin.
Since our military discount is based on the price of your cruise, the higher the price of your cruise, the greater your military discount will be.
How we maximize your military discount on all Royal Caribbean cruises even after you’ve booked:
Between the time you book your cruise and your cruise sails, we monitor the cruise lines’ rate.
If we notice that it becomes less than what you paid, we contact the cruise line and request that they refare your cruise to the new lower rate, upgrade you to a higher category, or provide an onboard credit for the difference.
No one else does this!
If you notice before we do, contact us.
Is Royal Caribbean a good cruise line for kids? How does it compare to Carnival and Disney?
Royal is an AMAZING cruise line for kids with programs that are easily as good as Carnival’s and Disney’s. One of the things that make Disney fun for kids are the big stuffed characters walking around, so the kids get to interact with lovable, live-sized versions of Minney, Mickey, and Goofey.
Royal’s DreamWorks experience offers this same joyful experience, but with the characters from Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda. Nothing is better than hugging a life-sized penguin or hippo – I don’t care how old you are!
But most parents’ favorite feature of the Royal Caribbean kids’ program is the My Family Time Dining, in which expedited meals are served to kids (ages 3 to 11), and as soon as they’re done eating the kids are whisked away by the Royal Adventure Ocean kids’ staff, so parents can enjoy the rest of their dinner in adult silence and serenity. Wow! Love that.
There are age-appropriate play facilities and programs operated by a well-trained Youth Staff that will engage and entertain kids of all ages.
Do we offer a military discount on group cruises on Royal Caribbean? YES!
Military and Veterans Groups will get the military discount from Military Cruise Deals on every cabin in their group.
And they will get all the group benefits offered by Royal Caribbean.
So the only way for your group to pay less and get more on a group cruise is to book it with Military Cruise Deals.
We are experts on the group policies and discounts of all cruise lines. So we’ll make sure your group accesses all possible discounts and perks available to a group like yours.
We have no ‘rules’ of our own when it. comes to groups. All we do is inform you of the cruise lines’ rules, and then help you get more and pay less!
We trust Royal Caribbean to pay close attention to all the details necessary to make your group cruise a success.
In addition to offering the best onboard experiences (from accommodations to dining to entertainment and activities), Royal also offers:
- Many unique event spaces
- Complimentary dedicated conference facilities fleetwide
- The Latest in meeting and event technology
- Voom – the fastest Internet at sea
- Endless customization options to make your event unique
- A dedicated team of event experts
For any group booked on a cruise departing May 2019 or thereafter, the following New Group Cruise Rewards Program applies:
|Program Details||Deposit Groups||No Deposit Groups||Changes to Existing Process|
|Minimum number of rooms||8||8||No Change|
|Maximum number of rooms||50||16||No Change|
|New! Group Rewards Program Offer||$50 on-board credit for staterooms booked outside of 6 months prior to sailing||$50 on-board credit for staterooms booked outside of 6 months prior to sailing||Applies to all new 2019-2020 departures|
|Group Amenity Points (GAP)||4 GAP added when initial deposit is made||No additional points available||Deposit Groups have consistent GAP points for all ships and sail dates|
- What are the parameters of the new Group Rewards Program?
- The Group Rewards Program is an offer on 2020 deployments. Travel Partners can take advantage of our best available rates when blocking groups at initial deployment.
- A $50 per stateroom onboard credit will be applied when naming group space at least 6 months prior to sailing. Additionally, 4 GAP points will be applied to any group that applies an initial $50 per stateroom deposit. No deposit groups will also be eligible for the early booking onboard credit of $50 when names and full deposit are applied at least 6 months prior to sailing. Additional GAP points are not offered on these sailings, however, they are available for purchase.
- What are the minimum and maximum group sizes for both deposit and no deposit groups?
- The minimum group size for both deposit and no deposit groups is 8 staterooms. The maximum stateroom size for deposit groups is 50 staterooms and 16 staterooms for No Deposit groups.
- When will the new Group Rewards Program debut?
- Beginning November 14th, 2017, the new Group Rewards Program can be booked on qualifying itineraries departing on or after May 2nd, 2019.
- To qualify as a Deposit group, when are funds due?
- An initial $50 per stateroom deposit will be required within 30 days from the group creation. As names are added, the full deposit will be required.
- When will GAP points be applied once the initial deposit is made on a Deposit group?
- GAP points will be added 24 – 48 hours after the initial deposit is applied.
- Are all itineraries eligible for the Group Rewards Program?
- At this time, China, Singapore, and Australia departures are excluded from this program. All other itineraries are eligible.
- When will the onboard credit be applied to qualifying bookings?
- Assuming qualifications are met, onboard credits will automatically appear once names and deposits are added to the group. Onboard credit amounts will be visible on booking invoices.
- Can the early booking onboard credit be combined with all price points, including discounted fares?
- The $50 per stateroom onboard credit is only eligible for bookings confirmed under group fares. FIT to group transfers are only eligible for the GAP points associated with the group and will not qualify for the onboard credit. Onboard credits are not combinable with brand promotions or discounts, such as Seniors fares, Residents rates, Military discounts, and more.
- Can an agent hold more than one group on the same ship and sail date?
- The Group Rewards Program does not allow multiple groups from the same agency on any one ship/sail date.
- How can the onboard credit be used to enhance a guest’s cruise experience?
- Onboard credits can be leveraged in many ways. Guests can choose to put their onboard credits towards a relaxing massage or spa treatment, an adventurous shore excursion at their next port of call, or even an intimate evening dining in one of our signature specialty restaurants.