How to get 100,000 airline miles to book a cruise this week

If you’re a points and miles enthusiast, you won’t want to miss this chance to take advantage of what could be a lucrative opportunity to earn miles: Book a 2023 sailing this week through your favorite airline’s cruise portal and you can put in more than 100,000 miles.

Travel company World Travel Holdings — which operates the cruise booking engines affiliated with several major airlines, including American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines — is offering bonus miles on select trips this year when you reserve a cabin by February 28.

The offers span five of the eight major cruise lines, as well as luxury and river cruise brands, and the same mileage bonuses apply across the four airline-branded cruise portals. In addition to the extra miles, your booking will also be eligible for current promotions from these cruise lines. They include price discounts, no-sail promotions for children, included gratuities, free cabin upgrades, free beverage packages and on-board credit, making the overall value even greater.

Here’s an overview of what you can expect. Note that the number of miles you earn and the benefits and discounts you receive may depend on the type of cabin and the length of the voyage, as well as the type of credit card you use to book.

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Bonus offer for booking a cruise


AmaWaterway’s river ship AmaDouro sails on the Douro River in Portugal. GENE SLOAN/THE SCORE GUY

Earn up to 10,000 miles when you book a river cruise with AmaWaterways departing from July to December.

In addition, the line offers up to $400 in onboard credit, free pre- and post-cruise packages, and free drinks and shore excursions.

Azamara Cruises

Earn up to 30,000 miles when you reserve a room on one of Azamara’s sailings of 10 nights or longer departing July through December.

Travelers booking this week can also take advantage of up to 40% savings on fares and up to $300 in in-flight credit.

Carnival Cruise Line

Book a Carnival cruise before the deadline and get up to 10,000 miles on sailings of seven nights or more sailing between April and September this year.

Additional benefits include up to 40% savings on fares, prepaid crew gratuities and cabin upgrades.

Celebrity cruise

Earn up to 10,000 miles on celebrity sailings departing between April and September.

If that’s not enough, the line’s additional benefits are impressive. They include $800 off fares, 75% off the second passenger in each cabin, up to $800 in onboard credit, and free drinks, gratuities and Wi-Fi.

Related: How to book a cruise through United Cruises

Cunard Line

Want an easy 25,000 miles? Just book a Cunard cruise of one week or longer, departing in 2023 or 2024, and they’re yours.

The line’s concurrent discount offers are just as lucrative, with up to 40% off fares and up to $2,000 in onboard credit to use when sailing.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Aerial photo of Norsk Prima. NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE

Norwegian offers the most miles of all the usual cruise lines, with up to 35,000 possible per booking. You’ll earn up to 10,000 miles on select Alaska and Europe sailings departing between April and September and up to an additional 25,000 bonus miles on select voyages.

You’ll also get 50% off cruise fares and included crew gratuities for two, plus all six of the line’s free “Free at Sea” extras: Wi-Fi, alcohol packs, alternative dining, excursion credit, third and fourth passengers in each stateroom, and airfare .

Paul Gauguin Cruises

Want something a little more exotic? Check out the small ship luxury cruise line Paul Gauguin, known for traveling in and around the Oceania region. Book any sailing in 2023 and you’ll be rewarded with up to 25,000 miles.

When you book a sailing, you’ll also receive up to $200 in onboard credit and complimentary chocolates and champagne.

Princess Cruises

If you’re looking to sail at the last minute, you can accumulate up to 10,000 miles when you book a Princess cruise departing from Galveston, Texas and sailing to the Caribbean before the end of March.

In addition, the line is extending offers of up to 35% off cruise fares, up to $600 in onboard credit, complimentary beverage packages, gratuities and Wi-Fi access.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Book a 2023 Regent cruise to Europe and you’ll receive up to 25,000 miles. Or, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, reserve a cabin on the line’s world cruise and you’ll bag yourself 100,000 miles.

You’ll also get up to 20% off European fares, $400 in onboard credit, up to a two-category suite upgrade and reduced deposits.

Royal Caribbean


When you book select 2023 voyages to Europe and Alaska, Royal Caribbean will reward you with up to 10,000 miles.

As part of an ongoing discount campaign, the line is also offering up to 30% off fares, extra instant savings on select voyages, no-sail deals for children and crew gratuities for two.

Seabourn Cruise Line

The most generous of the mile deals comes from Seabourn, which sells up to 100,000 miles for bookings.

Want even more? Book to take advantage of reduced deposits and up to $2,000 in onboard credit for a limited time.

How to order

To take advantage of these offers, simply navigate to one of the following cruise booking portals, depending on the airline you wish to earn your miles with. You must provide your loyalty number when going through the ordering process.

Note any fine print or regulations that dictate whether you must book a specific destination, cruise length, or stateroom type to maximize the number of miles you receive.

Don’t forget that you can earn even more miles if you book with a cobranded credit card for one of the airlines listed above. For example, the United Club Infinite Card offers up to 4 miles per dollar on United purchases, the Alaska Airlines Visa® Credit Card offers 3 miles per dollar, the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card offers 3 miles per dollar, and the American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp℠ Card earns 2 miles per dollar on eligible AA purchases.

If you don’t yet have a cobranded credit card for your favorite airline, it might be time to open one. If your cruise is expensive enough, giving you a welcome bonus as a way to earn even more miles can go a long way.

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