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A couple of new Celebrity Cruises Amex Offers are available today. The offers are targeted, but both versions offer a very generous return on your spend if you’ll be booking a trip with Celebrity Cruises. Even if you’ve already paid for a future cruise, there’s a chance that you might be able to buy onboard credit ahead of time and still get the bonus Membership Rewards available with these Amex Offers.
- Spend $1,000+ at Celebrity Cruises & get 35,000 bonus Membership Rewards, or
- Spend $500+ at Celebrity Cruises & get 17,500 bonus Membership Rewards, or
- Expires March 31, 2023.
- Valid only on purchases made in US dollars.
- Offer valid for qualifying reservations booked with Celebrity Cruises online at US website celebritycruises.com/amex or by calling the US reservation phone line 1-844-530-3783, or through your preferred travel adviser where Celebrity Cruises is the merchant of record between 1/3/2023 and 3/31/2023.
- Excludes international transactions, all onboard transactions, corporate sales and corporate sales gift cards, physical gift cards purchased online, e-gift cards, art auctions and affiliate brands: Royal Caribbean and Silverseas.
- Excludes the following Specialty Cruises: Music & Themed, LGBTQ+ VACAYA cruises, and Tie the Knot.
- Please note that hotels, car rental companies, cruise lines do not accept prepaid cards for charges authorized in advance, although prepaid cards may be used to settle the final bill. Check to make sure prepaid cards are accepted before attempting to use your prepaid card to take advantage of offers for these merchants.
Even if you only value Membership Rewards at 1cpp (cent per point), these Amex Offers represent a return of 35% which is an excellent deal if you were planning on booking a cruise with Celebrity Cruises anyway. You should be able to split payment for a cruise, so if your partner has the offer on any of their cards, you can pay with two cards with offers loaded to them to double up on the bonus Membership Rewards.
There’s a chance that an alternative option will work too. The terms exclude all onboard transactions, but the Celebrity Cruises website lets you prepay for onboard credit online. The only denomination available is $25 and you’re limited to 9 of those per transaction (i.e. $225 spend), so you’d need to do several transactions in order to hit the $500 or $1,000 spending threshold. The terms state that you can spend $500 or $1,000 in one or more transactions and so the multiple transactions aspect won’t be a problem, but there’s no guarantee that they’ll code correctly in order to trigger the bonus Membership Rewards.
If you haven’t paid for your cruise yet, the best option is therefore to take advantage of these Amex Offers by paying for your cruise. If you have paid for your cruise, try calling Celebrity Cruises to see if you can get a refund to your original form of payment and pay for it with one or more Amex cards with these offers loaded to them. Failing that, if you anticipate spending $500 or $1,000 while on board, I’d be inclined to try buying those $25 onboard credits. If you do earn the bonus Membership Rewards from these Amex Offers then that’s awesome; if you don’t, there’s not much of a loss other than the bonus points you could’ve earned by putting the spend on a different card.
I did see this offer. I did not opt-in for the offer because I have no plans to do a cruise in the time period. But this offer is currently not available to me or my spouse. I think what happens is there is a finite amount of rebate money for each offer. Once that amount is hit, the offer is pulled. On the other hand, for people who never had the offer, I think you had to use your Amex card on a cruise purchase of some type to get the offer.
Can someone confirm that they still see this offer please?
The offer indicates “Enrollment limited”.
Yes, but in other forums people have indicated that they still see it on their accounts. It’s highly unusual that Amex would limit enrollment for specific card members, isn’t it?
Good point. I just know from experience that a few-days-old “Limited enrollment” Travel offer disappeared from view before I could add. That taught me to avoid delaying. On another occasion, a “Limited enrollment” Travel offer totally disappeared from my account after it was added. An Amex rep assured me the offer was still on my card. Later confirmed by redeeming. If we’re advised that an offer has limited enrollment, we can safely assume it may become unavailable/hidden prior to expiration.
I had it on several cards yesterday, but they all seem to have disappeared today!
FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS SAIL THE CELEBRITY SOLSTICE
We sailed the Solstice out of Seattle and the ship is in desperate need of an interior overhaul!!! I got mite or bed bug bites over my entire body from furniture that Goodwill would refuse.Really worn out boat that is why it is priced cheaper. Book one of their newer ships but avoid Solstice until it’s refurbished.
Can paying for Celebrity cruise excursions work for the points as well?
@Randy – I was thinking along the same lines: if the cruise is already paid for (we just made our final payment in late December) why can’t prepaid shore excursions and advance payment of gratuities work? I can’t see why it wouldn’t post as a Celebrity payment.
Of course I have this offer on all my Amex cards EXCEPT my new Amex Biz Plat where I have a minimum to hit and I do have to do a $500 deposit (have to see if I can revers a deposit I made last week as well to see if I can hit $1,000)