For Limited Time, Expedia Offering Rewards Points for Cruise Vacations

Expedia.com®, the world’s largest online travel agency, announced today that, for a limited time, travelers who book qualifying cruise vacations with Expedia® can earn up to 10,000 Expedia Rewards Points. This is the first time Expedia has offered Expedia Rewards Points for cruise vacations. This promotion is open to members of the Expedia Rewards loyalty program.

The point breakdown is as follows:

  • Earn 1,000 points on cruises between $500 and $999
  • Earn 2,000 points on cruises between $1,000 and $1,999
  • Earn 3,000 points on cruises between $2,000 and $2,999
  • Earn 5,000 points cruises between $3,000 and $4,999
  • Earn 10,000 points on cruises above $5,000

Expedia also has a bonus offer for Expedia Rewards members. If a traveler purchases a Norwegian Epic Europe 7+ day sailing (balcony category or above), Expedia will give that traveler an additional 15,000 Expedia Rewards Points. Sailings eligible for this promotion must take place between today and must be completed by October 16, 2011.

“With this promotion, cruisers enjoy the benefits of the Expedia Rewards program, which gives travelers an opportunity to earn free travel from Expedia.com. Savvy travelers can earn points quickly, especially with extra points being awarded for booking packages, Elite Plus hotels and activities,” said Tim MacDonald, senior vice president and general manager, Expedia.com. “Points can add up fast and our customers can earn free hotel stays and flights quickly.”

Expedia Rewards Points will be awarded based on the total cruise cabin price. Cruise cabin price is the total price of the cruise-only fare based on the first and second guest in the cabin and does not include insurance or government fees and taxes. For more information on the Expedia Rewards promotion please visit cruise.expedia.com.

Launched earlier this year, Expedia Rewards a first-of-its-kind program created for loyal Expedia customers. The program allows members to earn one to four points per dollar spent on the hotels, flights, packages and activities they book on Expedia.com. Travelers can redeem those points for flights on more than 140 airlines, or on hotel coupons at more than 70,000 hotels, with the option of mixing and matching airlines and choosing between a wide range of national brand and independent hotels. All of this is possible with no blackout dates or restrictions. Travelers can sign up to become members of Expedia Rewards at www.expedia.com/rewards. Membership is free.

To qualify for the cruise Expedia Rewards promotion, travelers must spend a minimum of $500 on any of the participating cruise lines. Travel must be booked by 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on August 12, 2011, and completed by December 31, 2011. Travelers must provide their 12-digit Expedia Rewards ID at the time booking or call Expedia Cruise (888-249-3978) prior to the end of the offer date on August 12, 2011 to share their Expedia Rewards ID over the phone.

About Expedia.com

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