Save on Cruises Via New Amex Offers!

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Amex Offers are like money saving gifts from the sky that appear pretty regularly for Amex cardholders, but they are still surprising and exciting as you never know when one can save you some real cash. Some Amex Offers are available to all Amex cardholders and some are only available to targeted accounts, so it is always worth the effort to periodically log into your Amex account and see what Amex Offers you can load to your card(s).

Just today two new Amex Offers appeared that can help save you money on cruises! I don’t often venture into the world of writing about saving money on cruising, but these seem like pretty straightforward ways to keep some cash in your pocket while sailing the seas!

Keep in mind that you can load Amex Offers on each of your Amex Cards provided you pull the specific offer you want to load in an internet window for each individual Amex card before loading the offer to any of the cards, otherwise you will only be able to load it to one card account.

Save on Carnival Cruises

Get a one-time $75 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a minimum of $250+ in one or more transactions on a Carnival Cruise booking by 4/15/2016. See terms for exclusions.

Offer is valid on qualifying bookings made online or via phone through Carnival or your Travel Professional. Spend on board not included. Excludes transfers/transportation to the ship.

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Save on Norwegian Cruise Line

Get a one-time $100 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a total of $500 or more to purchase a Norwegian Cruise Line sailing at between 2/29/16 and 4/30/2016. See terms for exclusions.

Offer valid for qualifying reservations between 2/29/16 and 4/30/16. Includes spend for booking directly via, phone, or through travel agents. Excludes purchases onboard, Norwegian gift cards, shore excursions and transportation to and from the ship. Excludes RCL, Sixthman, and Kloster. Valid only on US website.

One thing I love about Amex Offers is that you can take advantage of them even if you only have annual-fee-free Amex cards such as the Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express and The Amex EveryDaySM Credit Card. This results in virtually free money assuming the Amex Offer is available at a retailer you planned to utilize anyway!

While your account may not have one of these offers available, I recommend taking a minute to look by logging in to your Amex online and scrolling down to the Amex Offers and Benefits section for each individual card account where you may find this and dozens of other Amex Offers available to be added to your card accounts. If offers you are interested in are available to your account then I recommend adding them today as these offers can disappear once the max number of registrations occur.


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    • Tom, thanks for that info! I should have said “ready for a kid’s club”, but still good to know! Right now she is in the throws of “stranger danger hysterics!”. 😉

  1. I actually saw this offer yesterday. It only appeared on my MR earning cards (not Delta or SPG). But still, with 4 cards between the wife and me, and already having cruises booked for both lines, I stand to save $700 with these two offers. Not bad for a morning’s work! 🙂

    Summer – We cruised when our second was 4 months old (out of Galveston actually), he’s now 3 and has been on 7 cruises. If you ask me, it’s the best method of travel with super young kids. The trick is only cruising on ships with nurseries for kids 6-36 months. So Disney ships, most Royal Caribbean ships, and the newest NCL ship (Escape).

    • Yes, you can make your deposit with one card, and then apply payments of any amount up through your final payment date. Exactly how depends on if you booked direct or through a TA, but in both cases it should be possible. I made 4 separates payments on each cruise, with 4 separate cards, all at the minimum levels to redeem the offer.

  2. I just went to use the Carnival Cruise offer and it is no longer there! Do you know why that could be and what I could do it get it back?

    • they may have run out. Amex offers are limited in Quantity and when they’re gone, they’re gone. Anything you think you’ll use you should always add it to your card right when you see it, once it’s added to your card you have until the expiration date to use it. At least that’s how I understand it.

  3. I booked on They allow you to split the purchase on up to 4 cards directly on their website. They charge your card directly with Norwegian. My cruise came out to just about $1500. Split on 3 cards that is a net cost of $1200 for a balcony room 7 night cruise! Really a solid deal.

    Also was $300 cheaper than booking with norwegian.

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