When you’re on a cruise there is one universal truth - you can’t wait to be on another one! Cruise lines are ready to abide and offer incentives for you to book future cruises while you're onboard. Recently, Royal Caribbean made some changes to their onboard booking policies, and took some heat for it, specifically the elimination of reduced deposits when you book with their NextCruise desk on a Royal Caribbean ship. We thought it’d be a good time to compare the cost and incentives for booking on land vs onboard for several popular cruise lines. Read more about Onboard Booking Incentives
Onboard credit may be completely new to you, but even if you’re a seasoned cruiser there are probably things we can shed some light on. Commonly abbreviated as “OBC” or referred to as "shipboard credit", onboard credit can be thought of as a gift card of sorts for a specific cruise - money that you can use on your cruise for any number of things, including beverages, shore excursions, retail purchases, and more. What many people don’t realize is there are actually different types of onboard credit, which can affect how you can use it. Let’s look at how you get onboard credit, what you can do with it, and what happens if you don’t use it... Read more about What Is Onboard Credit (OBC) & How Can You Use It?