United Cruises Launch
United announced today that they are launching a new cruise redemption service. Called United Cruises, the service allows you to use your valuable United miles to pay for cruises.
So you must be wondering what kind of rate they give you for your miles. Do they let you book at 1.5 cents each? How about 1 cent? Well not quite.
After reading their press release, I headed over to the site and searched a few cruises. I then went over to the cruise lines site and compared the price in miles to the price in dollars. Here is what I found.
After doing a number of searches, the math always came out the same. United will allow you to book cruises with your miles for a whopping value of .85 cents per mile. Boo.
While United has now opened up a new way to use their miles for travel, the redemption value of .85 cents each is terrible. I highly recommend against going this route. I much prefer using the Arrival Plus to pay for my cruises.