Royal Caribbean declares tax holiday for US vacationers

Royal Caribbean International cruise line is offering a deal that may take some of the sting out of the tax season. With the April 15 income tax filing deadline quickly approaching, the cruise line announced it will pay the taxes of those who book a new cruise.

No, it is not offering to pay the income taxes of its passengers, but it will pay the cruise booking taxes, port charges and fees for those who book a new sailing between April 11 and April 15. Dubbed “Royal Caribbean’s Tax-Free Holiday,” the promotion can save U.S. residents up to $200 per guest when they make a new booking on a six-night or longer Bahamas, Caribbean and roundtrip-Europe itinerary.

The offer applies to sailings that depart from April 15, 2015 through March 31, 2016, but does not include sailings on the new megaships Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas. For more information, potential travelers can visit starting Saturday, April 11.

Oasis and Allure of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International is an award-winning global cruise brand with a 45-year legacy of innovation and introducing industry “firsts” never before seen at sea, according to the statement announcing the fare sale. The cruise line features an expansive and unmatched array of features and amenities including Broadway-style entertainment and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous vacationers alike.

The cruise line has won accolades for its onboard Gold Anchor service and has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 12 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards.

Royal Caribbean International’s fleet of 22 cruise ships sails to the most popular destinations in Bermuda and the Caribbean, Europe, Canada and New England, Alaska, South America, Asia, and Australia and New Zealand. For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers may call their travel agent, visit, or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN (800-769-2522).

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