Are you ready to change the way you vacation and travel across seas? If so, Interval International offers timeshare owners and members the chance to exchange their ownership for vacations at sea! For those unaware, Interval International, or II, is a vacation exchange platform for trading so that owners can travel across the globe. Owners and members save big on airfare, car rentals, and cruises! So, continue reading if you’d like to learn how to exchange your timeshare for Interval International cruises. 

About Interval International Cruises

Interval International offers cruises in exchange for a timeshare. Through Interval International’s exchange program, timeshare owners can exchange towards cruise vacations. As a member of Interval International, you can go to the world’s most sought-after destinations simply by exchanging your timeshare towards Interval International cruises.

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How Does Cruise Exchange Work On Interval?

Before discussing how to exchange your timeshare with II cruises, it’s important to note that you must own a timeshare to get started, and the resort or brand must affiliate with Interval International. Interval International is meant for owners to deposit their points or weeks on the platform and then exchange it for something of equal or lesser “value.” There are a few different tiers of II membership, but only Interval Gold and Interval Platinum members can exchange towards cruises.

Interval International Tiers

There are three II tiers in total. Folks who sign up for II start at the standard tier. You do not qualify to exchange your weeks or points for Interval International cruises at the standard tier. So, let’s focus on the two II tiers that allow you to do so. 

Interval International Gold

You can achieve amazing vacations with just the base-level membership of Interval International. However, Interval Gold is a step above regular membership. If you’re looking for Interval International cruises to exchange towards, ask your II representative about Interval Gold. Exchange your timeshare for shorter stays, rather than traditional week-long timeshare stays. Interval Gold offers Interval Options while allowing II owners to trade their points or week towards cruises, tours, golf, spas, and even hotels.

Interval Gold also comes with VIP Concierge, a 24/7 personal assistant for travel planning. When you book an II cruise with Interval Travel, members can even receive cash back on select vacations.

Interval International Platinum

Cruise deck

Furthermore, when you upgrade from an Interval International Gold membership to an Interval Platinum membership, there are new perks that you now have access to. With Interval Platinum, you get all the benefits of the Gold membership plus more!

In addition, you can trade your weeks/points for a hotel stay or condo-style-accommodations with “Hotel Exchange.” Use “Interval Experience” to exchange your weeks or points towards different adventures. If you reserve in advance, “Dining Connection” lets you enjoy VIP treatment along with special amenities. If you are an avid golfer, “Golf Connection” lets you play at some of the most prestigious courses in the Americas with almost 9,000 private courses.

In short, as an Interval Platinum member, you get up to 70% off hotels, a complimentary Priority Pass airport lounge membership, Platinum Escapes, and Priority Getaway Viewing. Not to mention, you’ll also have the opportunity to exchange points for Interval International cruises too!

Weeks-Based Interval International Cruise Exchange: Step By Step

  1. First, go to and sign in.
  2. Under the”Exchange” tab, click on “Cruise Exchange”.
  3. Select the week you would like to use, then click “Cruise Exchange”.
  4. Search for availability on top cruise lines, then choose a date that works for you.
  5. Complete your transaction by making your payment.

Use Points to for Exchange Cruises

Can You Use Points to Exchange Cruises?

One of the benefits that come with Interval International Gold membership is the ability to use your points towards cruises. Keep in mind, your points may not be able to cover an entire purchase, but they can help you save for that adventure at sea for sure.

Points Based Cruise Exchange: Step By Step

  1. First, go to and sign in.
  2. Click on “Cruise Exchange” under the “Exchange” tab.
  3. Select how many of your available points that you would like to exchange.
  4. Search for availability on top cruise lines.
  5. Lastly, complete your transaction by going through the entire payment process

Become a Member of Interval International With Timeshares Only

If Interval International cruises interest you, consider becoming a member and buying an affiliated timeshare resort. Most major developers are affiliated with some sort of vacation exchange network. However, they are either affiliates of Interval International or RCI, not both. Interval International affiliate brands include:

Take a look at the timeshare resales on our resort marketplace. You can find each brand for a fraction of the cost when you buy resale, and with many of the same benefits. If you’re already an owner, learn more about Interval International so you can book cruises, too!

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