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Can I use my points to purchase drink package - excursion, etc prior to the cruise or must I wait until I'm on board? Would like to use to get some of the discounts offered.

Thanking you in advance

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Can I use my points to purchase drink package - excursion, etc prior to the cruise or must I wait until I'm on board? Would like to use to get some of the discounts offered.

Thanking you in advance

When you redeem your Royal Caribbean VISA points as OBC, it takes some time before they show up. They basically wait until you are close to your sail date.

 

But when they show up, they show up in your Cruise Planner and can be used before your cruise to purchase anything there.

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I recently redeemed some RC Visa points and was surprised to see the OBC show up in my cruise planner in just a couple of days.

 

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I recently redeemed some RC Visa points and was surprised to see the OBC show up in my cruise planner in just a couple of days.

 

Sent from my Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70F using Forums mobile app

But your cruise is in just a couple of weeks, right?

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I think ours showed up about 4-5 weeks in advance, but only redeemed a short time before that so they appeared fairly quickly.

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But your cruise is in just a couple of weeks, right?
It is. Didn't consider that. Just pleased to see the OBC so quickly.

 

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It is. Didn't consider that. Just pleased to see the OBC so quickly.

 

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The sooner you see it, the sooner you can spend it!!! :D :D :D :D

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Mine showed up some 2 months before.

 

I added a comment that I would like the request expedited so I could book excursions.

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I’m cruising 8/19, my BOA card statement date is 7/26. Do you think I can get points redeemed for OBC on 7/26 or 7/27 on my 08/19 cruise planner?

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I’m cruising 8/19, my BOA card statement date is 7/26. Do you think I can get points redeemed for OBC on 7/26 or 7/27 on my 08/19 cruise planner?

 

I would be redeeming those points right now instead of being on here... LOL

I don't think it makes a huge difference about the statement date, unless of course you have a sizable amount of points coming to in this billing cycle.

 

Timing is really everything with this - I redeemed my points for my 8/18 cruise back in April - I only got my OBC about 3 weeks ago, or at about the 50 day mark until the cruise. My point is, it goes by sail-date. Yes, as another poster suggested, you can ask they to expedite, but that may or may not work.

Granted in that time between April and 3 weeks ago, or course I booked my excursions and dining options, so now my OBC will be used on gratuities and other things, but I'm OK with that!

 

Happy Sailing

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