How To Use Tesco Clubcard Points to Buy Cruises


On cruises with Royal Caribbean, P&O and Cunard it is possible to use Tesco Clubcard points to pay for your cruise. The value of the Clubcard points are usually multiplied meaning that £1 worth of Clubcard points will usually pay for more than £1 worth of cruise.

Which Cruise Lines Accept Tesco Clubcard Points as Payment?

Royal Caribbean,P&O Cruises and Cunard allow passengers to book cruises using Tesco Clubcard points. These are a number of terms and conditions attached to the purchase which normally include a minimum spend and maximum voucher value.

What Are Clubcard Points and How do I Get Them?

Clubcard points are loyalty points gathered by shopping in the UK supermarket Tesco. To get a Clubcard you must sign up online or in store and then scan this Clubcard each time you shop in Tesco.

Shoppers collect 1 point for every £1 that they spent in Tesco (or 1 point for every £2 spent on fuel). 100 points are worth £1.

Clubcard points can be ‘spent’ in Tesco as payment or can be exchanged with a number of other companies for vouchers which are usually an increased value on the Clubcard fare.

Royal Caribbean

It is possible to part pay for your Royal Caribbean cruise using Clubcard points. To find out why Royal Caribbean are one of my favourite cruise lines for families check out our Recommended Cruise Lines page here. 

Point value: 3x

£1 worth of Tesco Clubcard points is worth £3 when applied to a Royal Caribbean cruise. Generally speaking 3x is the voucher value that Tesco do. There are a few terms and conditions which relate to buying Royal Caribbean cruises with Tesco Clubcard points:

Royal Caribbean Harmony Of The Seas Children

Minimum Cruise Value

  • The cruise must cost at least £510 per guest (excluding taxes). This must be the file price that you are paying per passenger so no discounts or deals can reduce this price. This price also cannot include gratuities.

Maximum Clubcard Reward

  • The maximum value of Clubcard points that you are able to purchase is £510 per guest.

Cruise Payment Date

  • Cruises must be booked, and fully paid at least 56 nights before departure. 56 nights seems like a bit of an odd timeframe since most travel agents and cruise lines ask for payment 60 days before. This may be to give guests a little bit of buffer room after the 60 days.

Cruise Length

  • The cruise must be at least 7 nights long.

Age Restrictions

  • One guest must be at least at least 18, or 21 if cruising around North America and Canada. This is pretty standard for most cruise lines.

New Bookings Only

  • If you have already booked a Royal Caribbean cruise you cannot use Tesco Clubcard points to pay off the remaining balance. Tesco Clubcard points are valid only for new bookings.

Cruise Booking Only

  • The value of the Tesco Clubcards can only be used against the cruise itself. If buying as part of a package the Tesco Clubcard points cannot be used against flights, hotels, excursions or any other onboard expenses. This means that your cruise itself (without flights) must cost the £510 mentioned above per guest.

Other Discounts

  • Tesco Clubcards cannot be used with the following discounts: Future Cruise Certificates, Defence Discounts, Blue Light Card Discounts or any cashback sites.
  • Vouchers can be used with Crown and Anchor society discounts (Royal Caribbeans loyalty scheme).

If you cancel your cruise after having paid with Clubcard points Royal Caribbean may keep some to cover things like cancellation charges. Royal Caribbean are able to convert the spend back into Clubcard points if they need to do so.

How to Use Tesco Clubcard Points to Pay For a Royal Caribbean Cruise:

  1. Head to the Tesco Clubcard website here: Tesco.
  2. Sign into your ClubCard account (or make one if you don’t have one already).
  3. Decide how many vouchers you’d like, add these to your basket.
  4. Pay!
  5. Receive an email with a voucher code which can be used on Royal Caribbean’s website.
  6. Click the link in the email to go to Royal Caribbean’s website, when buying your cruise, tick the Clubcard points box and enter the voucher code. You can also use the voucher over the phone by calling Royal Caribbean. The prices of Royal Caribbean cruises usually don’t vary between the prices on the phone and the internet.

Cunard Line

Cunard also accept Tesco Clubcards as payment towards cruises.

Point value: 3x

£10 worth of Tesco Clubcard points is worth £30 of cruise vouchers. Vouchers must be bought in increments of £10. There are a few terms and conditions which relate to buying a Cunard cruise with Tesco Clubcard points:

My brother and me on Cunard’s Queen Victoria

Minimum Cruise Value

  • There is no minimum cruise cost price to use Tesco Clubcard points as payment

Maximum Clubcard Reward

  • The maximum value of Clubcard points that you are able to use is £810 per booking.

Cruise Payment Date

  • Cruises must be booked at least 90 days before the sail date.

Cruise Length

  • The cruise must be at least 6 nights long.

New Bookings Only

  • Tesco Clubcard points are only valid for new bookings. If you have already placed a deposit or part paid you cannot use Tesco Clubcard points to pay for your Cunard cruise.

Cruise Booking Only

Vouchers may only be used to pay for the basic cost of the Voyage. Basic cost does not include: domestic flights; flight upgrades; land tours; hotels; shore excursions; payment towards on board spend of any type; surcharges; administration fees; car parking fees; fuel supplements; or any optional extras or ancillary items. – source.

Offers

  • Clubcard points can be used with other offers apart from ‘repeat booker’ offers. They are valid only for ‘Cunard’ fares. Clubcard points cannot be used against early saver rates.

How to Use Tesco Clubcard Points to Pay For a Cunard Cruise:

  1. Head to the Tesco Clubcard website here: Tesco.
  2. Sign into your ClubCard account (or make one if you don’t have one already).
  3. Decide how many vouchers you’d like, add these to your basket.
  4. Pay!
  5. Receive an email with a voucher code which can be used to book a Cunard cruise.
  6. You must phone Cunard on a dedicated Tesco number in order to use the vouchers. They cannot be used online.

P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises accept Clubcard points as payment towards cruises. P&O are one of my favourite cruise lines for families, to find out why, visit our Recommend Cruise Lines page.

Point value: 3x

£5 worth of Tesco Clubcard points is worth £15 when applied to a P&O Cruises cruise. Vouchers must be bought in increments of £5. There are a few terms and conditions which relate to buying a P&O Cruises cruise with Tesco Clubcard points:

P&O Cruises Sail Away Party Top Deck

Minimum Cruise Value

  • There is no minimum cruise cost price to use Tesco Clubcard points as payment

Maximum Clubcard Reward

  • The maximum value of Clubcard points that you are able to purchase is £810 per booking.

Cruise Payment Date

  • Cruises must be booked at least 90 days before the sail date.

Cruise Length

  • The cruise must be at least 6 nights long.

New Bookings Only

  • Tesco Clubcard points are only valid for new bookings. If you have already placed a deposit or part paid you cannot use Tesco Clubcard points.

Cruise Booking Only

  • P&O Cruises only allow you to use Tesco Clubcard points as payment towards the cruise itself. This doesn’t include any flights, hotels, transfers, shore excursions or onboard spend.

Offers

  • Clubcard points can be used with other offers apart from ‘repeat booker’ offers. The vouchers cannot be used for ‘early’ or ‘saver’ fares so can only be used on ‘select’ fares.
    • A ‘early’ fare is a fare booked fare in advance where you have less flexibility. You’ll be assigned a cabin number and don’t have as much choice about dining times/table sizes. A ‘saver’ fare is the same thing but usually just not booked so far in advamce.
    • A ‘select’ fare gives you a choice of cabin number and first priority for dining times. There are a few other perks but these are the main ones. To read more about select fares, check out P&O Cruises’s website here: P&O Cruises, FAQ. 

How to Use Tesco Clubcard Points to Pay For a P&O Cruises Cruise:

  1. Head to the Tesco Clubcard website here: Tesco.
  2. Sign into your ClubCard account (or make one if you don’t have one already).
  3. Decide how many vouchers you’d like, add these to your basket.
  4. Pay!
  5. Receive an email with a voucher code which can be used to book a P&O Cruises cruise.
  6. You must phone P&O on a dedicated Tesco number in order to use the vouchers. They cannot be used online.

Other Useful Sites:

Hotels.com

If you planning on staying in a hotel pre or post cruise it may be worth looking at hotels.com who offer a £15 voucher for £5 worth of Tesco Clubcard points.  The voucher can be used against the cost of the hotel room only and only the first room on any booking will be able to use Tesco Clubcard points. To learn more check out Tesco’s website here: Hotels.com Clubcard Points. 

Hilton Hotels UK and Ireland

Hilton Hotels UK and Ireland offer a £7.50 voucher for every £2.50 of Clubcard points. Vouchers cannot be used with any other promotional rate or scheme. To learn more check out Tesco’s website here: Hilton Hotels Clubard Points. 

Novotel Hotels

I’ve used Novotel hotels on a number of occasions and have always been very impressed. They’re usually modern, clean hotels with a business kind of feeling about them. They offer a £7.50 voucher for £2.50 of clubcard points. To learn more visit Tesco’s website here: Novotel Clubcard Points. 

Where To Next?

If you’re considering your first cruise, or would just like to learn a little more about cruising, this post is a brilliant place to start: 67 Cruise Tips From 67 Cruisers. 

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