If you’re planning a trip on one of Royal Caribbean’s floating cities, you’ll have to book your cruise early. The days of last-minute deals have officially come to an end.
The cruise line announced this week that it will stop offering discount deals 30 days prior to a ship’s sail date on trips lasting more than four nights. The policy will apply to ships in North America, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The world’s second-largest cruise company first announced a move to phase out the fire-sale practice in April, when it starting cutting back on last-minute deals 10, 20 or 30 days before a ship’s sail date.
But Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. chairman and CEO Richard Fain said the tiered approach at cutting flash deals was causing confusion among travelers who weren’t sure when the deals stopped for their particular cruise.