MyCruise Rewards Points Value

Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, & Azamara

Calculate the cash value of MyCruise Rewards Points and learn how to get the best value out of your points with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, and Azamara.


When it comes to redeeming MyCruise Rewards Points, you'll get the best value out of your points when redeeming them towards cruise vacations and expensive stateroom upgrades. This will give your points a whopping 2 cents in value which can give the Royal Caribbean Visa Signature Card and Celebrity Cruises Visa Signature Card some great value.

MyCruise Points Cash Value

MyCruise Points can be redeemed for stateroom upgrades, cruise discounts, onboard credits/amenities, merchandise, charitable donations, and cruise vacations. Redemptions are broken into different levels. The majority of the redemptions will give your MyCruise Points a value of 1 cents, but there are a few exceptions in which you can get 2 cents in value.

Do note that you can only earn MyCruise Rewards Points with the Royal Caribbean Visa or Celebrity Cruises Visa. You do not earn MyCruise Points from sailing Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, or Azamara.

MyCruise Points Calculator
MyCruise Points
Stateroom Upgrades
1-2 Cents Per Point
$0 - $0
Cruise Vacations
1-2 Cents Per Point
$0 - $0
Merchandise
1 Cent Per Point
$0
Cruise Discounts
1 Cent Per Point
$0
Onboard Credits/Amenities
1 Cent Per Point
$0
Charitable Donations
1 Cent Per Point
$0
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When it comes to redeeming points, you'll want to aim for the higher prices to get the most value from your points.

Stateroom Upgrades

MyCruise Rewards Points can be used for stateroom upgrades on Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruises for a value of 1 to 2 cents per point. Upgrades will vary and each redemption will allow an upgrade up to a certain cash value. This is one of the better options for cashing in your MyCruise Points. The table below lists a summary of the available redemptions.

Stateroom Upgrade Redemptions
MyCruise Points Redemption
5,000 Points
Up to $50 USD Value (1 cent)
Upgrade on a 3 or 4 night Royal Caribbean cruise
15,000 Points
Up to $300 USD Value (2 cents)
Upgrade on a 4 to 8 night Royal Caribbean cruise
September-May
25,000 Points
Up to $500 USD Value (2 cents)
Upgrade on a 4 to 8 night Royal Caribbean cruise
June-August
40,000 Points
Up to $400 USD Value (1 cent)
Upgrade on a 7 to 8 night Celebrity Cruises Caribbean cruise
50,000 Points
Up to $500 USD Value (1 cent)
Upgrade on a 9+ night Celebrity Cruises Caribbean cruise
75,000 Points
Up to $800 USD Value (1.06 cents)
Upgrade on a 7-night Royal Caribbean Europe cruise
75,000 Points
Up to $1,200 USD Value (1.6 cents)
Upgrade on a 7-night Royal Caribbean Alaska cruise
100,000 Points
Up to $1,000 USD Value (1 cent)
Upgrade on a 9+ night Celebrity Cruises Europe cruise

The best value for stateroom upgrades are offered at 15,000 and 25,000 Points for upgrades on the 4-8 night Royal Caribbean cruises and at 75,000 Points for an upgrade on a 7-night Royal Caribbean Alaska cruise. If you plan on using your points for an upgrade, you'll want to aim for those specific redemptions and get as close to the max USD value allowed for each.

Cruise Vacations

MyCruise Rewards Points can be redeemed for cruise vacations at a value of 1 to 2 cents per point. These type of redemptions include companion fare as well as full cruise vacations. Both redemption options under this category are the best and easiest way to redeem MyCruise Points for a superb value of up to 2 cents each.

Companion Fares

Redeeming your MyCruise Rewards Points for a companion fare will allow a friend to travel up to the specified USD value of the redemption. The table below lists a summary of available redemptions for Companion Fares.

Cruise Vacations
Companion Fares
MyCruise Points Redemption
25,000 Points
Up to $500 USD Value (2 cents)
3 to 4 night Royal Caribbean cruise
75,000 Points
Up to $1,500 USD Value (2 cents)
5 to 7 night Royal Caribbean cruise
120,000 Points
Up to $1,200 USD Value (1 cent
7 to 8 night Celebrity Cruises Caribbean cruise
125,000 Points
Up to $1,800 USD Value (1.44 cents)
9 to 12 night Royal Caribbean Caribbean cruise
130,000 Points
Up to $1,300 USD Value (1 cent
7-night Celebrity Cruises Alaska cruise
180,000 Points
Up to $1,800 USD Value (1 cent)
7 to 8 night Celebrity Cruises Caribbean cruise
190,000 Points
Up to $1,900 USD Value (1 cent)
7-night Celebrity Cruises Alaska cruise
200,000 Points
Up to $2,000 USD Value (1 cent)
9+ night Celebrity Cruises Caribbean cruise
230,000 Points
Up to $2,300 USD Value (1 cent)
9+ night Celebrity Cruises Caribbean cruise
250,000 Points
Up to $2,500 USD Value (1 cent)
10+ night Celebrity Cruises Europe cruise
270,000 Points
Up to $2,700 USD Value (1 cent)
10+ night Celebrity Cruises Europe cruise

The best values for companion fare redemptions will come from the two lowest redemptions which are the 25,000 Point and 75,000 Point redemptions. You'll be able to get as much as a 2 cent per point redemption out of these options.

Cruise Vacation Fares

MyCruise Rewards Points can be redeemed towards the fare of a cruise vacation. This will give you value of 1 to 2 cents per point. This is the most straightforward redemption as you'll end up using your points to basically wipe out the cost of the cruise. The table below lists a summary of available redemptions for Cruise Vacation Fares.

Cruise Vacations
Cruise Vacation Fares
MyCruise Points Redemption
50,000 Points
Up to $1,000 USD Value (2 cents)
3 or 4 night Royal Caribbean cruise
125,000 Points
Up to $2,500 USD Value (2 cents)
5 to 7 night Royal Caribbean Caribbean cruise
240,000 Points
Up to $2,400 USD Value (1 cent)
7 to 8 night Celebrity Cruises Caribbean cruise
250,000 Points
Up to $3,600 USD Value (1.44 cents)
9 to 12 night Royal Caribbean Caribbean cruise
260,000 Points
Up to $2,600 USD Value (1 cent)
7-night Celebrity Cruises Alaska cruise
350,000 Points
Up to $7,000 USD Value (2 cents)
7-night Royal Caribbean Caribbean cruise
350,000 Points
Up to $7,000 USD Value (2 cents)
7-night Azamara Europe cruise
360,000 Points
Up to $3,600 USD Value (1 cents)
7 to 8 night Celebrity Cruises Caribbean cruise
380,000 Points
Up to $3,800 USD Value (1 cents)
7-night Celebrity Cruises Alaska cruise
400,000 Points
Up to $4,000 USD Value (1 cents)
9+ night Celebrity Cruises Caribbean cruise
460,000 Points
Up to $4,600 USD Value (1 cents)
9+ night Celebrity Cruises Caribbean cruise
500,000 Points
Up to $5,000 USD Value (1 cents)
10+ night Celebrity Cruises Europe cruise
540,000 Points
Up to $5,400 USD Value (1 cents)
10+ night Celebrity Cruises Europe cruise

There are several solid redemption options when it comes to paying for your vacation fare. You can earn a value of 2 cents each at the 50,000-, 125,000-, and 350,000-point options. These are what you should strive for if you're trying to maximize your MyCruise Rewards Points.

Merchandise

MyCruise Rewards Points can be redeemed for Royal Caribbean branded merchandise when traveling on Royal Caribbean ships at a value of 1 cent per point. For the cost of 10,000 MyCruise Points, you can order either the Royal Packet or Royal Wear. The Royal Packet comes with 2 Royal Caribbean towels, towel clips, and beach bags while the Royal Wear comes with 2 Royal Caribbean polo shirts and baseball caps. These items are labeled as a value of $100 USD when bundled, but they tend to go slightly over that when purchased separately, so this is a solid option for anyone that wants to be decked out in Royal Caribbean wear.

Royal Caribbean wear can be expensive, so using points can be a good way to avoid paying out of pocket.

Cruise Discounts

Redeeming your MyCruise Rewards Points for cruise discounts will give you a value of 1 cent per point. This redemption will basically discount any Royal Caribbean or Celebrity cruise by a set amount. While it is an easy and straightforward redemption, it's not going to give you the best value for your points. The table below lists a summary of available redemptions for cruise discounts.

Cruise Discounts
All redemptions are 1 cent in value
MyCruise Points Redemption
15,000 Points $150 discount off any Royal Caribbean or Celebrity Cruises cruise
30,000 Points $300 discount off any Celebrity Cruises cruise
50,000 Points $500 discount off any Royal Caribbean or Celebrity Cruises cruise
75,000 Points $750 discount off any Celebrity Cruises cruise
100,000 Points $1,000 discount off any Celebrity Cruises cruise
125,000 Points $1,250 discount off any Celebrity Cruises cruise
150,000 Points $1,500 discount off any Celebrity Cruises cruise

Onboard Credits/Amenities

You can redeem your MyCruise Rewards Points for onboard credits and amenities when cruising Royal Caribbean, Azamara, and Celebrity Cruises. This includes spa, shore excursions, gift shop, bar, and other onboard purchases. All of these type of redemptions will give your MyCruise Points a value of 1 cent each. There is one redemption under this category which will give you a value of 2 cents per point and that's the redemption for two Royal Caribbean robes. The table below lists a summary of available redemptions for onboard credits and amenities.

Onboard Credits and Amenities
Redemptions are 1 cent each unless stated otherwise
MyCruise Points Redemption
5,000 Points $50 Royal Caribbean, Azamara, or Celebrity Cruises Credit
5,000 Points
2 cent value
Two Royal Caribbean robes (Royal Caribbean ships only)
10,000 Points $100 Royal Caribbean, Azamara, or Celebrity Cruises Credit
15,000 Points $150 Royal Caribbean or Celebrity Cruises Credit
25,000 Points $250 Royal Caribbean, Azamara, or Celebrity Cruises Credit
50,000 Points $500 Royal Caribbean, Azamara, or Celebrity Cruises Credit
75,000 Points $750 Celebrity Cruises Credit
100,000 Points $1,000 Azamara, or Celebrity Cruises Credit
125,000 Points $1,250 Celebrity Cruises Credit
150,000 Points $1,500 Celebrity Cruises Credit
200,000 Points $2,000 Celebrity Cruises Credit

Charitable Donations

MyCruise Rewards Points can be put towards Charitable Donations. Every 1,000 MyCruise Points will be a $10 donation to World Wildlife Fund's global ocean conservation mission. This is the lowest redemption option available. If you're trying to clear out your MyCruise Rewards Points, this is the only option you'll have outside of building up enough points for a 5,000-point redemption.

Summary

All-in-all, you can get some great value out of MyCruise Rewards Points. For anyone who spends most of their time cruising Royal Caribbean (and occasionally Celebrity and Azamara) will want to consider looking into the Royal Caribbean Visa Card as you can earn between a 2% and 4% return if you can nail those 2 cent per point redemptions.


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