Finding a discount cruise is really not all that difficult but if you are looking for a discount fare on a top notch-cruise, then you might be facing a bit more difficulty. Mature travelers who are not interested in spending their vacation in bunk beds or traveling through the Caribbean with spring break college crowd ships simply need to take advantage of the membership benefits of AARP. Anyone 50 or over is welcome to join for only $15 each year, or even less for a long-term membership.
AARP Travel Partners
Just because the group is for older adults is no reason to assume that the partner they work with will be low quality, boring, or small obscure cruise lines. The exact opposite is actually more the case. Currently, AARP is offering discounts on cruises on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines and even Disney Cruise Lines. So you are certain to find a ship and a destination that is perfect for you and any group that you might be traveling with.
When you visit the website as a member, you will be able to access all of the current discounts available only to AARP members. In the case of cruises, each offer is for a specific cruise line, ship and sailing date which might sound a little bit restrictive, but the deep discounts make it well worth your time to sort through all of the offers to find what works for you. Just as examples, currently there is an offer for a night cruise on the Carnival Magic which departs on September 8, 2018. The list price begins at $1699 per person but the AARP discount prices begin at $469 per person! Another current offer is for the Norwegian Getaway sailing on August 12, 2018. The standard rate is $1349 per person but AARP is offering a discounted rate of just $549 per person. In addition to these great discounts on the cost of the cruise, another special offer gets travelers an onboard ship credit of $750 for booking through the AARP travel service.
In addition to the deep discounts on cruise fares, members of AARP can also get some great discounts on airfare to get to their cruise ship. Flights are booked through Expedia so you have access to just about any destination but at a reduced rate. You can also book hotels, rental cars and purchase tickets to certain attractions through Expedia and receive the AARP discount.
All You Need to Know to Secure These Great Deals
AARP is an organization open to anyone who is 50 or over and his or her spouse, regardless of the spouse’s age. The fee is just $12 for the first year if you sign up for automatic renewal or $15 for a single year without the automatic renewal. For the more economically minded, you can purchase a three-year membership for $43 or a five-year membership for $63. Included in your membership is access to some amazing discounts on everything from travel and insurance to local restaurants and of course great discounts on cruises.