Cruise118 became an Avios partner last year. Long term readers will remember that they sponsored a competition on Head for Points in January to win 100,000 Avios.
We haven’t done a huge amount about cruising on Head for Points, but we know that it’s a popular holiday choice for many readers. Let’s see if Virgin Voyages lets us try out their new vessels. If you or a family member are considering a cruise, it could be a lucrative way of earning additional Avios.
How earn Avios with Cruise118
Cruise118 offers you 3 Avios for every £1 spent which is an attractive earn rate.
For example, a 10 day cruise around Italy and the Med on the luxury cruise operator Regent Seven Seas could earn you over 18,000 Avios per person.
Is there any small print?
Some. Initial enquiries must be made via the Avios landing page here with the final booking being made with the call centre.
Avios will be credited within six weeks of your departure date. The name on the Avios account must match the name of the lead booker.
How is Cruise118’s pricing?
The company claims that “Our relationship with the cruise lines gives us access to all the best deals and discounts, including exclusive offers that you won’t find elsewhere.”
However, the T&Cs say:
- The rates for Cruise bookings via cruise118.com/britishairways may differ from regular bookings with the same conditions on cruise118.com
Who does Cruise118 work with?
You can book virtually all major cruise brands via Cruise118.
This includes Royal Caribbean, Princess, MSC, Oceania, Silversea, Celebrity Cruises and Fred Olsen.
In reality, it is difficult to know how well Cruise118 pricing compares to other agents. However, if you are thinking about a cruise, it takes very little time to see what they have to offer and how the prices matches up.
You can visit their website here to find out more.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)