Royal Caribbean launches hotel booking platform for one-stop travel planning
Courtesy of Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean wants to help vacationers book their cruise and their hotel by launching a hotel booking engine for pre- and post-cruise getaways.
The cruise line has partnered with Priceline to launch the new Royal Caribbean Hotels, which will allow customers to book a hotel based on their preferences, such as hotel rating, amenities offered and specific location. Hotels are available at all Royal Caribbean ports, including the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, North America, South America and beyond.
“Adventurers who have booked a Royal Caribbean cruise can seamlessly arrange pre-screened hotel rooms based on the number of travelers in their party, sailing departure or arrival city, and dates,” the cruise line wrote in its announcement. “Whether planning a long-awaited vacation or an impromptu getaway, Royal Caribbean hotels minimize the time travelers spend planning to maximize every moment of their memorable vacation.”
The new hotel booking platform will be available to cruise passengers living in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
The cruise line offers great deals, including up to 50% off hotels in the United States, as well as worldwide refundable options and 24/7 service. Travelers enrolled in the Royal Caribbean Travel Protection Plan will also be covered for hotels they book through the company.
Royal Caribbean requires all passengers 12 and older to be fully immunized before boarding a cruise departing from a U.S. homeport, according to the company. Vaccinated customers departing from the United States must take a COVID-19 test within two days of boarding, while unvaccinated children over the age of 2 must show proof of a negative PCR test taken within three days after embarkation and undergo a free test when checking in at the terminal. and a free antigen test on board for cruises of 5 nights or more.
In February, Royal Caribbean dropped its mask requirement for vaccinated guests, making face coverings optional.
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