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Friends Cruise

Thinking of embarking your favourite ship with your favourite people? Cruising with friends is a fantastic way to travel; you always have teammates ready and waiting for quiz nights, dance partners for evening galas and backup singers for karaoke. If that’s not enough to interest you, here are seven reasons to cruise with friends plus the opportunity to earn 5,000 complimentary Cruise Miles®!

Be amazed by all-inclusive entertainment & delicious dining options

Food glorious food! Cruising and food go hand in hand - whichever ship you choose, you’ll be spoilt for choice with delicious dining options. The best part is, the majority of dining options are included in the price of your cruise fare, so you don’t need to worry about splitting the bill with friends or overspending. After dinner, you can enjoy enthralling entertainment - most of which is also included in the price of your cruise fare.

Celebrate occasions with loved ones

Cruises are a fantastic way to celebrate important occasions and what better way to do so than surrounded by your loved ones? Both memorable and exhilarating, birthday cruises enable you to enjoy once-in-a-lifetime shore excursions, celebrate with friends and family and be wowed by on board entertainment. You can even decorate your cabin to let everyone know it’s your birthday!

Embrace a plethora of on board amenities

The great thing about cruising is that there truly is something for everyone. Whether you fancy a dip in the pool, a relaxing massage, a game of deck quoits, a brisk walk, a movie night, afternoon tea or an educational lecture, there’s a cruise ship for you. Days spent at sea will never be boring!

Enjoy as much or as little privacy as you please

If, in the past, travelling with friends has left you wishing you had more privacy, then a cruise is a great option. Not everyone wants to share a bathroom, and it’s more common than you’d think for close friends to want some time alone. On a cruise, every friend has their own cabin to retreat to so if you’d like to relax on your own private balcony with a book in hand - you can! If you’re in the mood to host, some cruise lines offer connecting cabins. Princess Cruises, for example, make it easier to bring friends together with their connecting staterooms.

Experience exciting cruise destinations with friends

From the fascinating architecture of Rome to the mouthwatering tapas of Barcelona, the snow-capped landscape of the Rocky Mountains to the beautiful blossom of Tokyo, there are so many exciting cruise destinations waiting to be explored. And the best part? You can experience them all with a friend in tow. Enjoy an excursion together or explore at your own accord - the choice is yours!

Feel safe at sea

When cruising with friends, there’s always someone there to hold your hand if you’re feeling a little uneasy. Perhaps you’re new to cruise and nervous about embarking on your first voyage? Travelling alongside a friend will mean you have a constant security blanket, someone to ask questions when you’re unsure, to accompany you to on board events, to watch the sunset with while sipping a cocktail. Maybe you’re on a world cruise and beginning to feel homesick? Your travel companion will be there to remind you just how much fun you’re having.

Relax knowing everything has been organised for you

Depending on how many friends you cruise with and for how long, you won’t need to organise a thing. All you’ll need to consider is which time you’d like to dine and whether you’d like to head off on a shore excursion once in port. The rest is handled by us.

Disclaimer: Please note that the on board experience may differ depending on the cruise line you choose to sail with and when you choose to sail. Enhanced on board health and safety measures may affect traditional aspects of cruising we know and love.

ROL Cruise Recommend a Friend

Recommend a friend & earn up to 5,000 Cruise Miles®

Want to earn up to 5,000 complimentary Cruise Miles®? All you need to do is recommend us to your friends and family! Invite as many friends as you’d like and we’ll credit you 1,000 complimentary Cruise Miles® for the first five friends who sign up following your recommendation (providing they’re not already registered!)

There are two ways to recommend a friend: with your unique code or via email. Your unique code can be found in My ROL, simply pass it onto your friend who, when registering online, can enter it where prompted. Alternatively, follow the steps below to recommend a friend via email:

You will need to:

1. Log in to My ROL.

2. Scroll to recommend a friend section and click ‘SEND EMAIL’.

3. Check your inbox for an email from ROL Cruise.

4. Forward the email to the friend you wish to recommend.

Your friend will need to:

5. Click ‘JOIN NOW’ on the email to be redirected to the registration page on our website.

6. Submit their details to register.

Once complete, you’ll both receive your complimentary Cruise Miles® ready to put towards your future cruise together.

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