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Sail and Stay

In the ever-expanding realm of travel and accommodation, the choices available to modern adventurers are as diverse as the destinations themselves. Beyond the familiar realm of traditional hotels, a new frontier of hospitality has emerged with cruise line accommodations, adding a nautical twist to the lodging landscape. As travelers navigate these waters, the question of loyalty programs becomes increasingly relevant—do the well-established hotel loyalty points hold their weight against the alluring promises of cruise line accommodations?

Opting for a cruise line hotel package often ensures a smooth transition between land and sea portions of your journey. The package typically includes arrangements for both the pre-cruise and post-cruise stays, streamlining the overall travel experience.

Cruise line hotel packages often come with curated excursion options, allowing travelers to explore the destination with the convenience and assurance of the cruise line's expertise. This can be particularly advantageous for those seeking well-organized and themed activities.

Cruise line hotel packages commonly include transfers between the airport, hotel, and cruise terminal, reducing the stress of coordinating transportation independently. This convenience can be especially beneficial for travelers unfamiliar with the destination.

In certain cases, opting for a cruise line hotel package may result in cost savings. Bundle deals can offer discounted rates compared to booking accommodations and activities separately, providing travelers with a budget-friendly option.

While cruise lines often partner with reputable hotels, travelers using these packages may have less control over the specific hotel selection. Preferences regarding location of your room, complimentary amenities, or and loyalty points may not be accomodated.


We also offer a hotel program through our Travel Leader's Network Group. It offers 44,000 properties worldwide. Up to 50% off best available rates. One or more amenities are offered - complimentary breakfast daily, in room Wi-Fi, parking, fitness center access, loyalty programs points are combinable.


Planning your epic adventure just got easier with Royal Caribbean® Hotels. Whether you need a place to stay on travel days to and from port, or you just want to extend the adventure, now you can book top-rated hotels. Plus, once you’ve booked your stay, you’ll have support around-the-clock to answer any questions or help you with reservation changes.

Extend your cruise vacation with a hotel stay before or after your cruise and take in the sights of a sensational city. Immerse yourself in the culture, indulge in the regional cuisine and meet the locals!

Planning your vacation with Celebrity Cruises is now easier than ever. With Hotels by Celebrity℠, you can choose the luxury hotels you'd like to stay in from a comprehensive list of four and five-star options.

While a FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel package is included for guests of Concierge Suites and higher, we (Regent Seven Seas) offer the opportunity for all guests to reserve a hotel package, as well as add additional nights at a highly discounted rate. We (Regent Seven Seas) also offer guests optional post-cruise hotel options at every disembarkation port.

We (Holland America) make every effort to use only high-quality hotels in every location where we offer overnight stays. *Book this once you've booked your cruise.

So, dust off those loyalty program terms and see what's what. The hotel rewards program might offer double points, upgrades, or amenities to make it worthwhile to book using points.

Hotel Brands and Benefits Marriott (W, Westin, Four Points, Sheraton, Meridien, Moxy, Ritz Carlton, St. Regis, AC Suites): Membership Levels & Benefits | Earn & Redeem Points | Marriott Bonvoy

Hilton (Embassy, Conrad, Curio, Hampton, Waldorf Astoria, LXR): Benefits and Member Tiers with Hilton Honors

IHG Hotel & Resorts (Crowne, Holiday Inn, Intercontinental): IHG® One Rewards Membership Benefits | IHG® One Rewards

Hyatt (Dreams, Secrets, Caption, Thompson Hotels, Andaz)

Wyndham (Ramada, Days Inn, Super 8, Dolce Hotel, Tryp, Travelodge, Registry Collection Hotels)

Four Season, Aman, Mandarin Oriental, and Peninsula do not have a rewards program.

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