American Airlines’ AAdvantage awards program is getting into the
AAdvantage Cruise came about by an exclusive marketing and sales
agreement with the World’s Leading Cruise Lines, which includes
Carnival, Holland America, Cunard, Seabourn, Windstar and
AAdvantage miles will be earned based on the length of cruise
purchased, ranging from 1,500 miles per cabin for one- to
five-night cruises to 10,000 miles per cabin for 13-plus night
There’s a catch, though: Passengers must book through the
www.aadvantagecruise.com Web site to get the miles.
Through Dec. 31, AAdvantage members who book through the
AAdvantage Cruise program will receive the standard mileage award,
plus an additional 5,000 bonus miles.
The program does not offer cruises as an award option on
AAdvantage. ARTA this week called the new promotion “another
bypass” [of travel agents].