The Kids Sail Free offer is back.
Royal Caribbean has brought back the Kids Sail Free offer for the last week of April, where children under 12 booked in the same cabin as two adults will be eligible for a free cruise fare.
Families can save extra money on a newly booked cruise where kids stay in the same cabin.
This is the second time Royal Caribbean has brought back Kids Sail Free since the pandemic, with the previous sale about a month ago.
In addition to Kids sail Free, there’s also up to $550 off sailings on or after May 27, 2022, 30% off each guest, and even bonus onboard credit when using of a future cruise credit.
Kids Sail Free applies to new bookings made between April 25 and May 2, 2022 on cruises departing June 1, 2022 through April 30, 2023 or later, providing a free cruise fare for third guests and older than 12 years and under from Offer Cruise Departure Date on cruises of 3 or more nights booked in the same cabin as the first two eligible guests in a triple or quadruple occupancy stateroom.
Kids Sail Free excludes Thanksgiving sailings departing November 18, 2022 to November 25, 2022, Holiday sailings departing December 21, 2022 to January 6, 2023, Spring Break sailings departing March 10, 2023 to March 24 2023 and Holy Week/Easter cruises depart April 1, 2023 to April 11, 2023.
Taxes, fees and port charges are extra and apply to all passengers.
Up to $550 off applies to new bookings made between April 25-30, 2022 on departures on or after May 25, 2022, and instantly saves up to $550 USD per stateroom.
The savings amount varies by cabin category booked and sailing duration as follows:
- 5 nights or less, US$25 savings for interior and ocean view, US$75 for balconies and US$150 for suites
- 6 nights or more, US$50 off for interior and ocean view, US$100 for balconies and US$550 for suites
Up to $550 off can be combined with 30% off Every Guest, FCC Kicker, and Kids Sail Free, as well as promotional OBCs, Next Cruise Deals, Instant Savings, Restricted Discounts (e.g., seniors, residents, military), promotional code. offers, free upgrades, shareholder benefits, but not combinable with Ultimate World Cruise and Crown and Anchor discounts. Resident fares apply to certain states on certain sailings; a valid state of residence must be provided at time of booking.
Will I save money with this offer?
They say “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, and similarly the profitability of a deal depends on who is trying to book it.
The biggest downside to any Kids Sail Free offer are the blackout dates, which significantly hamper many families’ ability to book a cruise that qualifies for the offer.
If you can find a sailing date that isn’t blocked, free sailing deals for kids can absolutely save you money, especially for higher category rooms. Suites, in particular, offer big savings with kids sailing free.
Of course, the Kids Sail Free offer requires the children to be in the same cabin as the parents, so you cannot split up into several rooms and use the offer.
By using a good travel agent you can easily compare and contrast prices between crossings.