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.
Why do we think you’ll enjoy a Royal Caribbean cruise?
Royal Caribbean is one of the biggest cruise lines in the world, created in 1969, now with 25 ships going to 270 destinations in 70 different countries in six continents.
And it has its own private island on the north coast of Hispaniola – Labadee.
As cruise experts with decades of experience in the industry, we can vouch for a couple of key facts about Royal Caribbean:
*They have the largest, most exciting ships and cabins in the world;
*yet also offer some of the most affordable cruises with rates starting around $200 pp for some off-peak Bahamas cruises.
Royal Caribbean has some of the biggest and most amazing cruise ships in the world!
Until recently, the Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas were the largest and exciting cruise ships we’d ever seen.
But now, Royal Caribbean has topped themselves with an entirely new class of ships, which are at the leading edge of technology on land and sea.
These QUANTUM CLASS ships: Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, and Ovation of the Seas have features never before seen on cruise ships, or anywhere!
Here just a few the things you’ll find only on these Quantum Class ships.
On the Oasis and Allure, you can get a balcony room that faces an interior ‘neighborhood’ of the ship. The Central Park balcony rooms face an open-air, park-like area in the middle of the ship.
Or, Boardwalk balconies face the open-air boardwalk neighborhood where live music is often being played. From these balconies you can view the open air Aqua Theater and the ocean.
Royal Caribbean has the most modern and jaw-dropping cabins in the entire cruise business.
Imagine two deck-high staterooms on the 15th deck of the ship, with a panorama view that is the best you could get from any cruise cabin in the world, two bathrooms, dining area, flat-screen TVs of course, and linens to die for. When you call, ask us for a “Loft Suite” and we’ll hook you up!
Oasis Class (Oasis and Allure):
Although Royal Caribbean rarely offers a military discount on any cruise sailings on the Allure or Oasis, we at Military Cruise Deals will always provide a military discount.
Freedom Class ships:
The Freedom, Liberty and Independence, built from 2006 to 2008, are all a whopping 154,000 tons and 1112 feet long, holding up to 4300 guests. At the time they were built, they were the masters of the cruising universe, the first to offer such novelties as:
- rock-climbing walls
- nine-hole miniature golf
- surf simulator
- ice skating rink
- DreamWorks Experience
The Freedom does 7-day cruises out of Port Canaveral alternating to the Eastern and Western Caribbean.
All future sailings on the Freedom
The Liberty splits her time between 5 and 4-day cruise from Ft. Lauderdale in the winter, and cruises the Western Mediterranean in the summer from ports in Naples, Barcelona and the Cote d’Azur.
All future sailings on the Liberty
The Independence of the Seas sails to the unique ports of Northern Europe, Scandinavia, Fjords, Canary Islands and Western Caribbean in the summer and from Ft. Lauderdale in the summer.
All future sailings on the Independence
In 2011 many of Royal Caribbean’s ships underwent a huge ‘revitalization’ in which they were redone and outfitted with new technology and facilities including:
- more speciality restaurants,
- Wi-Fi throughout the ships,
- a concierge club,
- Royal Babies and Tots Nurseries,
- flat-panel televisions in all staterooms and much more.
Voyager Class Ships:
The Voyager Class ships include Navigator, Adventure, Voyager, Explorer, and Mariner.
These 138,000-ton ships were all built between 1999 and 2003. With 14 passengers decks and 1557 cabins, they are capable of holding over 3400 passengers. Although still relatively new, all these ships have received an update/facelift since in the last few years.
Amenities on these ships include: DreamWorks Experience, solarium, three pools, six whirlpools, sports court, rock-climbing wall, nine-hole miniature golf course, golf simulator, ice skating rink, in-line skating track, jogging path, video arcade, peek-a-boo bridge, boutiques, art and photo gallery, and Internet center.
The Voyager is a rare Australian/Asian bird, with 2013 departures from Sydney, China and Singapore.
All upcoming cruises on the Voyager
In the winter months the Navigator cruises to the Western Caribbean from Galveston and New Orleans. In the summer months it gallivants around Southern Europe from Rome and Barcelona.
All upcoming cruises on the Navigator of the Seas
Radiance Class Ships:
Serenade of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas and Jewel of the Seas
These 90,000-ton ships were built from 2001 to 2004, hold an average of 2100 guests per voyage and carry almost 900 crew members. They have 1083 cabins on 12 passenger decks; 583 of those have balconies.
All Radiance Class ships were refurbished in 2011 and now contain the same array of amenities as the Voyager Class ships, including a 220 square foot outdoor, poolside movie screen, seven new food and dining experiences, ship-wide WiFi and much more.
Vision Class Ships:
Vision of the Seas, Grandeur of the Seas, Rhapsody of the Seas, Splendor of the Seas
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 makes 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.
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.
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 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 new 2019/2020 deployment, inclusive of sailings departing May 2, 2019. 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?
- Minimum group size for both deposit and no deposit groups is 8 staterooms. 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, full deposit will be required.
- When will GAP points be applied once initial deposit is made on a Deposit group?
- GAP points will be added 24 – 48 hours after 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 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.