Just back from using my 1st cruise voucher. As promised, shortly after I booked my 1st cruise using the Cruise Voucher, I received a confirmation for my cruise (Celebrity Century -12 nights from Auckland, New Zealand to Sydney, Australia) Several months before the cruise (December 12, 2011), I received the reservation code for my check in online with Celebrity Cruises. I had an excellent cruise and paid at least two to three times less than others who were also staying in the inside stateroom.
My brother and I are going on our first Cruisemiles cruise in April 2012
This company has been the best to work with. They offer quality cruises at great rates. The staff is cooperative and attentive and OMG they have such GREAT BONUS OFFERS.
You cant do any better anywhere
Our first cruise booked via Cruise Miles was for Valentines Day 2012 and, given the option, we’d do it all again – as a matter of fact, we already have our next 4 CM cruises booked. I watched the ads on e-bay for well over a year and did pretty extensive internet investigating before purchasing my first voucher. Being a cynic at heart I worried up until the day I received the confirmation of my first Cruise Miles cruise which included the cruise line's booking number. Having cruised for many years and paying the standard cruise line rates, I could not believe that we were going to be sailing for less than a third of what others were paying for the same cruise ship, date, and cabin type.
When we stepped aboard the ship, the Carnival Elation, it was the confirmation that the value we were receiving from the CruiseMiles program was real. As far as the cruise line and it's staff were concerned, there was no difference between us and any full-fare-paying passenger on board. The staff onboard had no idea that we were Cruise Miles clients and it didn't matter to them - they treated us like royalty!
For this cruise we had a group of 20+ Cruise Milers and, thanks to Richard’s generosity we were able to have a get-together/cocktail party at the Pool Bar on the first sea day. Besides keeping busy clapping each other on the back for having the good luck and sense to find Cruise Miles, we were able to meet a new group of friends. It was great running into each other during the rest of the cruise. A great, fun group of folks!
Overall - this was a great cruise and we'd do it again in a minute!
From the time I reviewed the Cruise Miles website to getting off the ship the last time, my experience will be a life long memory. Cruise Miles personnel were all accommodating and friendly especially when I didn't understand what to do. They made my initial cruise experience easy and pleasant. I toured the Western Carribean departing from New Orleans. I've already scheduled my second cruise and am "geeked".
I personally have been associated with Cruise Miles since May, 2009. We have thus far taken 4 cruises using our vouchers plus we have 3 more booked for the coming year.
Richard the CEO of this company keeps taking this site to new and exciting levels of entrepreneurial endeavors that keep all members ever guessing at what he has in store for the future. Be it cruise selections, promos, or just the awesome generosity he has shown to all of us.
The savings are tremendous by any form of the word. I pride myself in being the ultimate shopper, my loyalty lies with those who continually show the highest customer satisfaction all the while keeping ideas fresh and the integrity of business optimal.
I have put my personal reputation on the line 100% behind this company. I have recommended this company to many, many people.
I admit, the first one is always the hardest. Apprehension, validity, facing the unknown, fear of fraud, all come into play. But once that first hurdle has been overcome, you will, I guarantee, become a Cruise Miles addict. There is only one cure, another cruise. Flexibility, patience, and the yearning to see places in the world that may not otherwise be possible, become a reality for most.
Do I like Cruise Miles? NO I LOVE THEM! Geri Kemeter
TN, UNITED STATEs
We went on our first cruise with cruisevoucher from Dubai around the UA in January and really enjoyed the port of calls,
Dubai were we spent 3 days before the cruise was fantastic to say the least, such an amazing place and we can not wait to visit again.
Muscat in oman very nice peaceful place with lovely friendly people.
Fujairah Our opinion not as nice as the two previous posta but nice even still
Abu Dhabi Well what could we say about this place except interesting and lovely, the kings palace was amazing well worth a visit.
Now to the most important part the cruise, we have sailed with Royal Caribbean before on Independance of the sea's we prefered that ship as it is larger are for our age group there was more to do in the day's and in the evenings, although Brilliance of the sea's is a smaller ship the service we recieved onboard we could not fault.
We have already booked our next cruise with cruisevoucher back on a dear friend Independance of the sea's again next febuary and we can not wait for that to arrive. For anyone that has not cruised before and are thinking of buying cruisevouchers i would highly reccomend doing so as this is a fantastic and affordable way to cruise without having to pay a fortune for a cruise with other cruise specialists.
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Cruisemiles.com gives you a great opportunity to get world class cruises at a great price. The destinations are worldwide. With some good planning ahead and patience you get get that dream vacation you thought you never could take.
New cruises are posted regularly with lots of choices.
I have purchased 3 cruise vouchers and have my first scheduled for Oct of 2012. I have been on 10 cruises and this is the best price EVER for the ship and accomodations that I have chosen.
Looking forward to this and many future cruises.
We had a great trip on the Oasis of the Seas.
The food and entertaiment were world class. The ship was stunning.
We have been on a number of cruises, but this was the first with Cruise Miles. I must say, the experience was superb. I have had more problems than I can say with travel agents and booking through cruise lines, but the experience with Cruise Miles was perfect. We received our stateroom early, all of our accomodations were perfect...it was a seemless experience from start to finish. I have three more cruises planned with CruiseMiles and I am confident that we will receive this same outstanding service in the future.
Oct 29th 2011 was my first Cruise ever and what an experience it turned out to be. As the wife of an agent for cruisemiles.com (shipwreck1960)for almost two years i had to give it a go and what a pleasant surprise it was. My wife and I arrived by Ryanair at Malaga Airport on a £20 Return Flight from Liverpool not knowing what to expect of our 6 days that lay ahead. We arrived at Malaga seaport by taxi and was overwhelmed with the vast size of our ship Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas. The organisation of the staff and crew were second to none, following a brief must do photo shoot we were onboard and in our cabin within 30 mins of arrival. On deck five was a mass of shops bars and restaurants one of which we decided to sit in and have Pizza. After nervously sitting around trying to figure out were you pay I realised that it was all actually FREE even the tea coffee and some soft drinks. That was it, talk about take advantage, every restaurant on every floor was sampled by both myself and my wife in fact we must have been eating six meals per day all of the most excellent quality. I have now found that I have something special in life to look forward to every year i cannot wait for our next cruise.
I discovered www.cruisemiles.com a few years ago and it has changed our lives forever. We love to vacation in sunny spots and love to cruise. Both together were expensive but cruisemiles made cruising affordable and fun. We have taken one cruise out of Charleston and have two more booked out of New Orleans. This company is top notch and the cruise is like any other. They do not care that you are cruising for half to one third of the price as all of the guests. I recommend the site to all. Once you join you will be amazed at the deals. 910blueboy
I have done 4 cruises thru them, including two on Oasis and can honestly say these are the best deals for cruising I have ever found. In fact I have 5 more cruises booked thru them, I love their deals so much. Fabulous deals!!!
We have purchased multiple vouchers and have two cruises booked. First one will sail in April 2012 and the other in Sept 2012. We can not wait for these trip and purchased the vouchers at incredible prices. One of the best kept secrets on the web.
We have now booked three cruises with crusemiles. This has given great value. So easy buy the miles. We use a nz site but there are many to choose from. when we book we get a quick booking confirmation. Our first trip is in April 12cant wait. Will be such fun knowing we paid such a bargain price. Would recommend to anyone who loves to cruse
Hi All, My husband and I have finally completed out transatlantic crossing with our cruisemiles cruise. Booked August 2010.
Boarded in Malaga onto Adventure of the seas, lovely ship. At our dinner table was Holiday Steve and friend, on his birthday too. Stateroom on the promenade. Lost 10kilos before going on holiday and they all seemed to find me while there, the food is wonderul and never ending. Six wonderful stops along the way for tours and shopping. we have had to post 3 parcels home as we seem to have too much luggage. Six lovely days cruising along at sea over the Atlantic, then on to St Thomas and finally Peurto Rico. I was hesitant and nervous but would like to let everyone know how easy it all was. We had so much fun we booked another (and paid full price) for this week as we had some time before returning to Australia.
I have some miles banked and cannot wait to find the next destination. Thanks to you all. Cheers Adriant1
So thrilled and excited to find cruisemiles and the wonderful opportunities they offer to cruise. Have booked three cruises and now have to try and keep my excitment at bay until departure! Love the "extras" offered to enable you to add to your cruisemile bank!!
Love cruisemiles and their wonderful staff.
Purchased a cruisevoucher via Ebay and with the switch to cruisemiles I have gotten a number of additioanl miles. I am so excited to be able to cruise with my family, and it is such a great deal! Thanks Cruisemiles!
My first voucher was purchased in 2009. Although dubious at first the more contact I had with the company I saw that as long as it is accepted that patience may be required to find a desirable cruise in the right region at a suitable time top quality cruise can be enjoyed at affordable cost.. I have since bought several more cruisemiles and took the first cruise in October 2011 which far exceeded expections and have made a further reservation for 2012. I have always received a 1st class service with an efficient and prompt response to any queries. Cruisemiles are a unique concept but the value of the cruises offered are outstanding.
I have taken two cruises with cruisemiles.I was a little skeptical until the first cruise went off without a hitch. They are fantastic!!! Cruisemiles is a great company and I saved so much money. They were so helpful with everything. I highly reccomend Cruisemiles. They are the Best!!!!
‘I get sea sick’, ‘the ships are too big’, there are too many people on the ships’, ‘there is no way I am going on a cruise’.
I’m sure there are many of you who get the picture (both male and female). In our case the stumbling block to our first cruise was my wife of 37 years – Carol.
I had always fancied a cruise and our impending retirement appeared to provide the ideal opportunity to try one. Just one very big problem!
However nothing ventured etc. I noticed cruise vouchers on ebay and given their excellent value I purchased a Titanium voucher at what I considered a ridiculously cheap price and waited for the fallout. I didn’t have to wait long.
‘What a waste of money’, ‘You can’t buy a cruise for that much’, ‘they must be con men’, ‘I bet nobody’s had a cruise’, ‘there’s bound to be a catch’ – once again I’m sure you’ve got the picture!
‘Unbelievably’ a cruise appeared on the site that fitted in with our retirement holiday. ‘Bound to be a hitch’ proclaimed Job’s comforter. However there wasn’t a hitch of any sort and our week visiting 6 islands in the Caribbean was booked and I suffered 11 months of pre-cruise prophecies of doom.
Things were not helped by ‘friend’ Chris (a seasoned cruiser and non-cruise voucher convert) declaring that Carnival were ‘fun ships’ and making it sound like Butlins on the ocean. A further potential problem reared its head when we found we had been allocated an ocean view stateroom on ‘Deck 1’ – the lowest on the ship. ‘If we had been on the Titanic we would have been below Jack Dawson’ became a regular observation from a less than happy future ship mate.
The first sign of a thaw came just 3 days before we were to board the Carnival Victory at San Juan in Puerto Rico. We were enjoying a week in St Lucia and we spotted Carnival Victory as it left Castries harbour on the Thursday. Even Carol, who at that point was looking forward to flying to San Juan with about as much enthusiasm as a visit to the dentist, looked suitably impressed with the ship as it sailed away.
Next day we flew to San Juan to spend 2 superb days prior to our date with destiny. I can thoroughly recommend Charlies Car Hire to any prospective cruisers out of San Juan. Cheapest car hire in the Caribbean by far and superb service picking up at the airport and dropping of at the cruise terminal. I can also recommend a superb b&b on the edge of the rainforest overlooking the ocean that was magical (Ceiba Country Inn).
Enough of the free publicity – back to a nervous wreck. Me. Would our marriage survive? Would I survive?
The glimmering of a thaw I had noticed in St Lucia started to become a reality with our swift embarkation on the Sunday. We were heading for our cabin just 20 minutes after arriving at the terminal. The first view of the room was going to be the determining factor!! Wow! What a superb cabin. It wasn’t under water! In fact it provided a superb view of the harbour. Suddenly there was a smile of delight.
The thaw was underway and the next 7 days were to provide the biggest conversion since Saul of Tarsus!
Everything about the cruise – the ship, the crew, the food, the entertainment, the ports of call turned out way beyond my expectations. As my expectations were already at a fairly high level I can only imagine how Carol felt as all her preconceptions were shattered.
Enough to say that the smile did not leave her face until we had to disembark 7 days later. However her rather sad face was mirrored by mine as we left the terminal and took a last look at our home for the previous week.
Thank you Cruise Vouchers for giving me the opportunity to introduce the joys of cruising to Carol and to bring the biggest looks of surprise imaginable on the faces of our friends when we returned – still as man and wife. Even more surprising is the newly converted disciple for the new Cruise Miles. Her friends are going to get sick of her preaching to them about just how unbelievable they are.
I purchased a few miles and went on a cruise,couldnt believe how good a deal it was and what I had been missing out on.
Now, I have a bank with more miles and with intentions on cruising a lot more with cruise miles.
Cruise miles makes cruising affordable for all with cruises all over the world.
We had purchased some cruisemiles at an unbelievably low price and since then have also joined with Trialpay who rewarded us with 5000 more free miles. We couldn't wait to spend them but are glad that we did as now we have just been offered even more freebie miles just as a generous christmas bonus from Cruisemiles and this will make our cruise that little bit better again. Cruisemiles truly are great value that we are really looking forward to spending with such a wonderful range of ships to choose from. Thanks Cruisemiles
Cruisemiles.com is my favorite company. Because of the great deals I got with them I have made one cruise out of Charleston, SC and have booked two more out of New Orleans. Cruisemiles is absolutely the first company to come up with an affordable alternative to cruising. They are reliable and take all the guesswork out of cruising. Try them out and you will not be disappointed. My first cruise was just like everyone else's on the ship. We had a wonderful cabin, great food and service and the entertainment is top of the line. Cannot wait for the second to come!!! 910blueboy
When you buy a Cruisemiles voucher, you buy more than the opportunity to cruise at unbeatable value, you buy friends. Everybody is helpfull and all the agents all over the world work together to make it an easy purchase. I have 2 cruises booked and a Cruisemiles account just waiting for the next time I can book another.
Because Cruisemiles is based on your home address, it means that anyone who lives with you can use your Cruisemiles account, this has allowed my daughter to book a trip of a lifetime.
I look forward to many more years with Cruisemiles
I have purchased several vouchers from cruisemiles and everything has been great to work with. The deals offered are always well under the cost of buying on the open market.
I had one cruise scheduled, but because of health problems had to cancel. They were very helpful and understanding in working this out.
Great company to deal with!!
At first look you may not believe that the offers are real.....the deals can't be that good......BUT THEY ARE REALLY GREAT.
I have purchased vouchers on several auction sites. I have read endless reviews and information on cruisemiles. I have booked 2 cruises to the carribean. I was looking for the catch.
I still cannot find it.
This site can make cruising affordable and easy for everyone!!
Thank you CruiseMiles for making my vacationing great!
I bought a cruisevoucher on Ebay for so little that none of my friends believed me. I am booked on a Carnival cruise, balcony room for a fraction of the usual cost. Sometimes things that sound too good to be true do exist. I will be excited to show my non-believer friends my awesome trip pictures to boast my great deal! Happy cruising :)
IF YOU LOVE TO CRUISE AND YOUR MONEY IS SHORT, BUY A FEW CRUISEMILE VOUCHERS AND BOOK YOU A CRUISE. i'M ON A CRUISE ON THE ALLURE OF THE SEAS SCHEDULED TO LEAVE IN APR 2012. i'M LOOKING FORWARD TO IT AND MANY MORE. THE VOUCHER AGENTS ARE GREAT. THEY MAIL YOUR VOUCHERS WITHIN 4 DAYS AND ARE VERY HELPFUL. HOPE TO GO ON MANY OTHER CRUISES.
First of all, a little bit about my experience with Cruise Miles. In the past I have gotten some good deals on cruises by shopping on EBAY. In March of last year, I came across an advertisement on EBAY for a cruise voucher. Being a skeptic and a bit of a gambler I did a little research. The seller has 100% feedback, the website testimonials sounded really enticing. I took a gamble. I won a voucher on EBAY for what I thought was an unbelievable deal. After the close of the auction, I had an emailed voucher within 48 hours. Next I waited for the right offer. May of 2010 came around and the perfect offer was posted. Carnival Valor Western Caribbean October 2 2011. I thought wow that seems like a long time away, but I can wait. I submitted my voucher. Within 48 hours I got an email from the Cruises Direct group booking department confirming that my voucher was valid and there was space available. I was also told that in 2 weeks I would get another email confirming that I was booked on the cruise. 13 days later I got the email confirming I was booked on the cruise and was given various upgrade options. Fast forward to mid-July 2011 a role call was conducted confirming that I was still interested in cruising on this booking. Fast-forward to August 15, I got an email with the Carnival booking number. I immediately went onto the Carnival website and filled out my Fun Pass and saw that my cabin was assigned (first floor, mid-ship…not bad). I must also add in, it was at this point the I realized that gamble had paid off and for the next 6 weeks I had a smile that I couldn’t wipe off of my face. Cruise Miles, Richard, thank you!
Now on to the cruise:
I arrived in Fort Lauderdale, FL on Saturday, the day before the cruise. I always feel safer flying in the day prior to the cruise. If there are flight delays, I have 24 hours to work things outs and still get to the ship before it sails. Sunday morning we hired a shuttle to take us from the hotel to the Port of Miami. The shuttle arrived early and we were off to the Valor. We arrived at the port, dropped our bags with the porter and were through security within 15 minutes. I must say the Port of Miami has their act together on embarkation day. If you have your fun pass filled out you can use computer kiosks. We took advantage of this (quick scan of your passport and credit card and then to the short line for your room key and on-board credit card. We were given a zone 10 boarding pass and a seat in the holding area, time went by quick and within 30 minutes zone 10 was called. We had our welcome aboard photo snapped and then on to the Valor. From hotel to stepping foot on the Valor about 90 minutes elapsed (This was my 7th Carnival cruise and this is the quickest)
The Valor is a beautiful ship. Large and a bit difficult to navigate for a couple of days, but had everything that I wanted in a Luxury Cruise Liner. I’ll talk about the ship as I remember things.
Winston’s: (A lounge between the 2 dining rooms on deck four (the home of Karaoke, Live piano, and Jazz music) I spent a good deal of time in this lounge singing Karaoke and just lounging with a cocktail before dinner.
Eagles Lounge: Home of more Karaoke, and Super Star Live (Karaoke with a live band…Awesome) Also the home of Punch liner’s Comedy Club for 4 nights (Carnival can really pick the Talent, the shows were always packed
Ivanhoe Theater: The Main show lounge. Highlights were the 80’s show (It ain’t over yet), The Liars Club (Balderdash in game show format), and of Course Bingo (no I didn’t win)
Lindy Hop: The Piano Bar: great for late night sing a long’s. The entertainer Brad was top notch.
There were other lounges, but I didn’t go to them.
Food: Overall very good. I will comment on the places that I ate.
Rosies Bistro: The buffet. Our room was closer to the back of the ship so we always went to the back room of the buffet. It has the same food as the front part of the buffet, but….there was never a line. I don’t know if people just didn’t venture to that part of the room, but there were never more than 10 people in front of me. We had breakfast here almost every day (Eggs scrambled, bacon, sausage, potatoes, bagels, croissant, pastry, fresh fruit) All good, the bacon could have been a little less greasy maybe. For lunch, the food changed every day, Italian, Mexican, etc. Salad bar was pretty good, always had coleslaw and other s like potato or pasta salads.
Sandwich Shop: Had good raps and Panini. I enjoyed the turkey and Ham Rap.
Pizza Pirate: (24 Hours) Decent pizzas, calzones and Caesar salads
Burrito Bar: It’s like Chipotle. You point to ingredients and they make you and amazing burrito, served with chips and your choice of salsas.
The Grill: It was open the longest every day 12:00-6:00. Had grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, chicken tender, fires, tortilla chips, and nacho cheese. Good for a late afternoon snack while waiting for dinner at 8:15
Washington Dining room: One of 2 main dining rooms. Though we would have rather had a large table to meet people, we had a table for two. I will say we had an amazing dining team (Lucas, Jovanny, and I Made). They were so good it made waiting until 8:15 for dinner worthwhile. Carnival’s menu has changed recently, for the good. Some may disagree, but I enjoyed the changes. They have added comfort foods like fried chicken, pot roast, and turkey and dressing. They have also added a didja ever section that included Shark, Gator, and Frog Legs. I can’t say enough how please I was with the dining room experience that we had on this trip.
Grand Cayman: It starts with a tender boat ride to the island. Because the water is too shallow the ship has to drop anchor about a mile from shore. You board a tender boat from the gangway and take a short ride to shore. We took part in a 3-stop snorkeling excursion. One of the stops is the world famous Sting Ray Sandbar. Imagine 3 foot crystal clear water, water an amazing turquoise blue. As you walk or shuffle on the sand, the beautiful docile creatures swim around the waters. A highlight is when the tour operators wrangle one of the females and give you the opportunity to hold and kiss, yes kiss the stingray. And amazing experience I will not soon forget.
Mahogany Bay, Roatan Island: This port you will dock at the terminal. The island is that beautiful picturesque vision that you expect from the Caribbean. That is the good part. The bad is the part you see is leased to Carnival Cruise lines and it is very commercialized. The beaches are packed and they have all of their branded shops, Diamonds, Tanzanite International, Del Sol, etc. They were thinking though, There is a Fat Tuesdays right at the midway point between the ship and the beach. A perfect location for an Attitube Adjustment (one of the amazing icy drinks loaded with booze). We chose to go to the beach with all the other passengers from 2 ships. We were there, we got wet took some really amazing pictures and then got back on the ship with another Attitube Adjustment.
Belize: In Belize, like Cayman, you ride a tender. This time the ship anchors 5 miles from shore, due to the Barrier Reef. About a 20 minute ride to shore. In Belize, we did a cave tubing tour. Imagine an hour long van ride into the mountains and rain forest of Belize. When you arrived at the park location we were fitted with a life jacket, helmet with a light and tube. Then you hike. It starts at the outlet. You take a gentle hour long hike through on a well defined path along the river. Along the way the guide stopped and pointed out many plants and their medicinal or cooking uses. He also pointed out some of the local creatures including a tarantula that he coaxed out of his hole. Some were brave enough to hold the thing, not I (I have spider issues). At the end of the hike you plop onto your tube and float down the river through the caves. Beautiful rock formations and saw many bats, luckily they were sleeping. It is one of 2 places in the world that you can tube through a cave. If you have the opportunity, do not miss out on this!
Cozumel: A dock port. Here we opted for a relaxing day at an all inclusive beach resort called. We hopped into a cab and were whisked away to paradise. Beach Chairs, Beds with Canopies, A pool with a swim up bar, delicious food. What else can I say; it was heaven for a day.
Conclusion: From the beginning I thought if this whole thing works out it will be an amazing deal. Now I know Cruise Miles is the real deal and I am a very pleased customer. I am glad I took the gamble. Thank you again for this opportunity, I hope to be booking again very soon. If you have any questions about my experience, please ask. I would be glad to share.
Skeptics of something for nothing, need to read into the reviews posted on the above company, in my case recently returned of a 4 day Mediterranean cruise (october 11) aboard Royal Carribean's Adventure of the Seas, which is top drawer / top dollar Cruising. Maybe out of reach for many, until Cruisemiles.com are quite literally making these Cruises available at giveaway prices. Now looking forward to next Cruise booked effortlessly through this company, best kept secret until now!
My first cruise with Cruisemiles was recently on the Radiance of the Seas. It was a weekender out of Sydney and was only 2 nights. It was absolutely amazing but just not long enough. I have since booked a 8 night cruise for 2013 and just won a 17 night Honolulu to Sydney cruise for 2012.
Without Cruisemiles I would never have been able to afford to go cruising every year. Thanks
I have bought cruisemiles vouchers and I have booked a cruise for 2013. The forum is fun. We all have a chat and share our experiences. It is great to see so many happy customers on the forum. The vouchers are real and the organisers are genuine and very helpful. Cruisemiles is a great cheap alternative to cruising.
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