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Miles to Memories - Miles, Points & Travel

May 5, 2022

Episode Description

In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast Shawn will discuss all of the craziness in the cruise industry and some amazing deals you don't want to miss out on before the cruise industry returns to normal. Recorded from his Transatlantic cruise somewhere in the middle of the ocean, he discusses strategies for saving on the 3 major mass market cruise lines (Carnival, Royal Caribbean and NCL) plus how you can utilize casino and hotel status to get free cruises & more. Plus Ellie joins in to review the Carnival Pride from a kids perspective. Enjoy!

Episode Notes

01:55 - Why Shawn has 6 cruises booked right now

02:38 - Carnival Fun Match - Status match for free cruises

06:18 - Types of Carnival offers & what to do if they don't offer you a free cruise

08:39 - Carnival casino match on board experience - How it works

10:51 - Maximizing Carnival free cruise offers

11:16 - Carnival Pride mini review

16:42 - Ellie's review of Carnival Pride from a kid's perspective

18:40 - Maximizing gift cards, cashback offers & more

20:00 - Saving big on Royal Caribbean & being opportunistic

20:52 - Utilizing Royal Caribbean & MGM Rewards partnership

22:21 - Transferring a cruise to a travel agent for free

23:28 - Royal Caribbean's RoyalUp. Amazing upgrade opportunities 

27:04 - Cruise line past guest offers are amazing right now

32:06 - How NCL is pricing their cruise deals

33:22 - Comparing Carnival, Royal Caribbean & NCL

 34:43 - One last way to get casino offers on cruise ships

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