Ect - My Benefits

Why Explore Cruise & Travel?

  • No Booking Fees on Cruise, Hotel, Resorts or, Tours
  • Earn 4 Points for Every $1 Spent
  • Book Hotels Online and Earn Double Points
  • Price Match Guarantee on all Cruises and Hotels
  • Redeem Vacation Points for Savings on Cruises, Resorts and Tours
  • Hotel Savings Certificate with Qualifying Cruise Purchase

Commitment to Providing the Best

At Explore Cruise & Travel our goal is to provide our members the best deals available on Cruises, Hotels, Resorts, Tours and Shore Excursions. Our team of vacation experts works hand-in-hand with our travel partners to present to our valued members some of the best travel savings available.

We guarantee that you will not find your cruise at a lower price. If you do, we will give you $50 towards your next Explore Cruise & Travel vacation! That’s our Price Match Guarantee!

Members may book their vacation online or, by calling into our team of Certified Vacation Consultants. Our consultants offer convenient, professional service, personalized to help members create the most affordable trip possible, whether it's for you, your family, or a whole group.

How Vacation Points Work

Vacation Points allow Explore Cruise & Travel members to save even more. We created the Vacation Points program to provide our members with an extra level of savings not available in the general marketplace. All member accounts start with 5,000 Vacation Points. That’s up to $300 in additional savings available immediately for members to use! It’s our way of saying thank you for all that you do and have done.

Members will notice as they shop, savings are highlighted next to the price. These savings are in addition to the price provided when Vacation Points are applied.

Members earn 4 Vacation Points for every dollar spent on Cruises, Hotels, Resorts, Shore Excursions, and Tour Vacations. Members also earn points on their Shore Excursions, and Travel Insurance purchases! Earn double points for hotels booked online and save even more on your next vacation!

Redeem Vacation Points for Travel Savings
Vacation Points Redeemed Cruise & Tour Savings Per Person Resort Savings Per Vacation
2,500 Up to $150 Up to $150
5,000 Up to $300 Up to $300
7,500 Up to $450 N/A
10,000 Up to $600 N/A

To save even more, USAA Explore Cruise & Travel Members can also use USAA Rewards or USAA Eagle Points along with Vacation Points for additional savings on Cruises!

Redeem USAA Rewards and Eagle Points for MORE Savings
USAA Rewards & Eagle Points Redeemed Amount Saved
15,150 $150
20,225 $225
25,300 $300
35,420 $420
50,600 $600
75,900 $900

More Ways to Earn USAA Explore Cruise & Travel Rewards!

Earn EXTRA Vacation Points when you utilize the following USAA programs:

  • Report your USAA car rentals to earn 300 Vacation Points click here.
  • Report your USAA travel insurance purchases to earn 400 Vacation Points click here.

*Use of the term "member" or "membership" does not convey any eligibility rights for auto and property insurance products, or legal or ownership rights in USAA.

Purchase of an alliance services product does not establish eligibility for or membership in USAA property and casualty insurance companies.

**Upon verification of your points balance by your bank, a credit equal to the Cruise Travel Reward Value of the points you redeemed will be applied to your USAA Rewards account by your bank within 3-5 business days following confirmation of your cruise booking. Cancellation of your cruise will result in a charge to your account by your bank equal to the original credit applied to your account.

Vacation Point Savings are quoted on a per cabin basis unless otherwise stated therein. Vacation Points are administered and managed by the International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. ("ICE"), a Delaware corporation doing business as Explore Cruise & Travel, and are subject to the Vacation Points terms and conditions available at or by calling 1-800-297-6189. Cruise savings are calculated by taking the savings with Vacation Points per person for the same cabin category, then multiplying the result by two (2). Actual price will be displayed upon cabin category selections. Vacation Points discounts are not available on all cruise sailings or resort bookings.

Resort savings are per reservation based on double occupancy and availability, and the redemption of Vacation Points. Vacation Points may not be available for redemption on all resort bookings.

Tour savings based on double occupancy and availability. Vacation Points may not be available for redemption on all tour bookings.

Travel insurance must be purchased through Travel Insured International. Purchase of travel insurance in combination with a cruise or land tour earn 4 Vacation Points per $1 spent. For stand-alone purchases of travel insurance earn 400 Vacation Points per policy, requires proof of purchase through USAA's discount program.

Car rental must be purchased through USAA’s discount program and is based on member self-reporting. Requires proof of purchase through USAA's discount program.

Price Match Guarantee valid only on cruise purchases up to 72 hours after booking and cannot be combined with the redemption of Vacation Points. Verifiable proof is required of public availability of a lower rate at time of booking and must be for the identical cruise, cabin category and not in violation of any cruise line pricing policy. Valid on any price advertised and offered to the general public. Not valid on prices requiring a callback or on pricing offered in e-mails that are not also advertised on public-access websites or otherwise available to the general public. Group, charter, incentive, meeting, convention or interline rates are excluded. If you qualify for a military rate, you must request such at time of booking and be able to provide proof at time of boarding. If you find a rate lower by greater than one dollar and your request is approved, we will match that price and you will receive a $50 credit toward your cruise booking. Purchaser will be responsible for any change or cancellation fees. For Carnival Cruise Lines, $50 credit applies to any future booking on any cruise line.

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