Yes, American Express Platinum card offers perks on cruises through the Amex Cruise Privileges Program. Cardholders will receive benefits such as shipboard credits and other free amenities when booking a cruise of at least 5 nights on one of 15 partner cruise lines, such as Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean International.
American Express Platinum card cruise perks may vary by cruise line, but you should expect to receive free amenities such as champagne, wine, dinners and other benefits that are unique to each cruise line. Shipboard credits, where available, range from $100 to $300 depending on the type of stateroom booked (inside/outside, balcony, suites, etc.). You can use these credits toward dining, spa expenses and other cruise-related activities. Credits are not redeemable for cash or for use at any onboard casinos, and any unused credits expire when you check out.
Cardholders must book their cruise online or by calling (800) 263-1616 and charge a double occupancy booking to the American Express Platinum card to get the Cruise Privileges perks. Single travelers get reduced benefits, such as half the regular shipboard credit amount, unless they book a room at the double occupancy rate. The primary cardholder must also be travelling on the itinerary in order to get the benefit.
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