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Cruise America 2018 / 2019 Season
RV and Campervan Rental - Rates in US Dollars
Rates Valid: 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

01 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 Rates

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Cruise America Depot Locations

Anchorage (Alaska), Albuquerque, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale,
Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Montana, Newark, New York, Orlando,
Philidelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, Washington

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Early Bird Departure Special (EBDS)
(must be reserved ( and pre-paid) 30 days or more in advance
You will be the first on the road with first pick of the vehicles
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2018 / 2019 Flex Rates
Flex Rates give you the very best available price for the motorhome you want to rent. If you book early and there are plenty of motorhomes available, you will pay a much lower price. If you book closer to departure date or book for a high demand period then the rate will be higher. Please see further details on Flex rates below

Please Contact us for this weeks Great Flex Rates

Available Vehicles

T17 Truck Camper

2+1 Berth **

C19 Motorhome

2+1 Berth

C25 Motorhome

2+3 Berth

C30 Motorhome

2+5 Berth
** Please note: T17 Truck Camper only available in Los Angeles & San Francisco

Click here for Cruise America Frequently Asked Questions

The Anchorage depot opens 16 April 2018 and is closed between 08 October 2018 and 15 April 2019.
No departures or returns allowed during this time.

The Flex rates include:

  • Statutory Liability Coverage
  • Supplemental Liability Insurance up to USD $1,000,000
  • VIP Coverage ($1,000 deductible per incident)

The Flex rates do not include:

  • Mileage Charges
  • Taxes
  • Optional Extras
  • One Way Rental Fees

Minimum Rental Periods:
All Motorhomes - 1 Week (7 Nights).

Group Booking Policy:
All booking requests of 4 or more vehicles is considered a Group Booking and must be approved by Cruise America prior to rate confirmation.

Additional Extras:

    • Personal Kits: USD $55 per person.
    • Vehicle Provisioning Kit: USD $100 per vehicle.
    • Generator: USD $7 per day. (Or $3.50 per hour - payable at the end of your rental)
      Gasoline Powered 110 Volt. The generator is not required for normal vehicle operation.
    • Mandatory surcharges of USD $2 per day, "Colorado Road Safety Fee", Denver (DEN) bookings only. (must be paid locally)
    • Mandatory surcharges of USD $5 per day, "NJ Surcharge", Newark, New York City (EWR, NYC) bookings only. Must be paid locally
    • Outdoor Camping Chairs: CAD $9 per rental.

Additional Information regarding Golden Gate Bridge & Miami Homestead All Electronic Tolling
Cruise America offers solutions for ALL Electronic Tolling for the Homestead Extension portion of the Florida Turnpike and the Golden Gate Bridge, California. Participation is automatic. There is nothing to decide at time of rental. Cruise America will pay the road agency and our convenience fee is just USD $10 per rental PLUS actual incurred toll charges. The credit card used for the rental will automatically be charged. Clients may OPT-OUT, if so it is the renters responsibility to learn how to make a one-time payment before using the All Electronic Tolling Roads.

Cruise America Personal Kits include:
Sleeping Bag / Comforter
Pillow Case
Bath Towels
Wash Cloths
Dish Towel
Cruise America Vehicle Kit include:
Can Opener
Plastic Pail
Cooking Spoon
Cooking Fork
Coffee Cups
Soup Bowls
Tea Kettle
Mixing Bowl
Soup Spoons
Steak Knives

Dinner Forks
Dinner Knives
Dinner Plates
Paring Knife
Carving Knife

Please note that items may vary slightly between locations

Mileage Options:

  • Pack of 100 miles: USD $28 per pack.
  • Pack of 500 miles: USD $140 per pack.
  • Additional miles: USD $0.35c per mile
  • Unlimited miles: USD $750 for up to 21 days.
    For each additional day (after the 21st), there is an additional charge of USD $29 per day.
  • Unlimited Miles Plus Package: Includes unlimited mileage, one vehicle departure kit, one personal kit for each passenger and unlimited use of the vehicle generator, if applicable. The cost is USD $1,000 for rentals up to 21 days. For each additional day (after the 21st), there is an additional charge of USD $29 per day.

Early Bird Departure Special (EBDS):
(must be reserved 30 days or more in advance and pre-paid) You will be the first on the road with first pick of the vehicles. Including:

- Beginning at 8:30 a.m. transfers from designated area hotels* are included.
- First in line service and the rental centre.
- Vehicle departures begin at 9:00 a.m. and are completed by no later than 12:00 p.m.
- Late Return Option up to 3:00 p.m. (15:00 hours). You can return as late as 3:00 p.m. without penalty and avoid those long dreary waits at the airport or waiting for their hotel room to be available.

- Return transfer to hotel* or airport will be arranged and paid for by rental center in the form of a credit to your rental contract.

*Hotels in designated areas only.

The time saved at departure and gained at return means between four and eight extra daytime hours of holiday time.

Early Bird Departures Special Offer Prices:
Vehicle departures on All Departure days: USD $350
*** Sunday departures are not allowed.

One Way Fees:
One-way fees between rental locations within the USA are allowed and will vary in cost from $200 to $600 depending on pick up location and routing.

Please click here for One Way Fees for 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019
Please note: One-ways between the USA and Canada are not permitted.

Tax is applicable on all charges. The pick up location determines the tax amount as follows:

Newark / New Jersey *
New York *
16.55% from 1 March 2019
Denver *
Portland *
Fort Lauderdale
Salt Lake City **
7.10% / 16.60%
Houston *
San Diego
Las Vegas
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Seattle *
Miami (North - South)
6% - 7%
Washington DC
* Denver: Colorado Road Safety Fee - for Denver Bookings only, USD $2 per day (Max of $90 - must be paid locally).
* Houston:11.25% on rentals over 30 days
* Newark / New Jersey - New York City:
Plus USD $5 per day for up to 28 days
* Portland: No tax charged on rentals over 30 days
* Seattle: 10.6% on rentals over 30 days
** Salt Lake City: 7.10% (all rental lengths, all rental sizes OR 16.60% (for C19 & T17 bookings 30 days or less)

Flex Rates:
Cruise America's Daily Rental Rates are know as 'Flex Rates' . These give you the very best available price for the motorhome you want to rent. If you book early and there are plenty of motorhomes available, you will pay a much lower price. If you book closer to departure date or book for a high demand period then the rate will be higher. This is a similar system to that used by airlines.

No mileage is included in the Flex rates. Choose from the available mileage options above. Once booked and confirmed, should you need to change, the rate will be re-calculated using the most current Flex rate and compared to the existing flex rate. The higher rate will prevai. Changing party size or adding pre-paid items does not consitute a change. Flex rate valid for 35 days and on day 36 a new Flex rate will apply.

American Public Holidays:

01 January 2018
New Years Day
28 May 2018
Memorial Day
04 July 2018
Fourth of July
03 September 2018
Labor Day
22 November 2018
Thanksgiving Day
25 December 2018
Christmas Day
01 January 2019
New Years Day

Arrival Day:
You must overnight in a motel / hotel. Some exceptions to this rule are made in Anchorage on a request basis, if you arrive between the hours of 12:00 PM (12:00 hours) and 3:00 PM (15:00 hours).

Vehicle Departure Time:
Beginning at 1:00 PM (13:00 hours). Actual departure time may vary depending on local circumstances. Early Bird departures begin at 9:00 AM (09:00 hours).

Travelers Assistance Support:
For concerns such as mechanical breakdowns, service problems, or holiday impairment, the client MUST call the (800) 334-4110 number . A call to the departure rental center is not recommended. Please note that availability of a toll-free number for Travelers Assistance on a 24-hour 7-day a week basis is unique to Cruise America. If the client calls Travelers Assistance they should have the Renter Assistance Guide in hand. The Travelers Assistance representative will refer to speciic pages within the guide.

Vehicle Return Time:
Beginning at 9:00 AM (09:00 hours) up to 11:00 AM (11:00 hours). With prepaid Early Bird Departure Special, return times beginning at 9:00 AM (09:00 hours) up to 3:00 PM (15:00 hours) unless you are returning on a Saturday. Please note Saturday times may vary, as some locations close earlier.

Return Day:
Since you need time for vehicle return and transfer to the airport, no morning or early afternoon flights should be scheduled.

Days Closed
All Rental Centers are closed on Sundays and Holidays. No departures, no exceptions please. No returns, whatever the circumstance, can be scheduled on Sundays and Holidays.

Ferry Restrictions:
Ferry reservations can be dificult to manage during high season. We recommend your clients make a reservation for at least a 30 foot vehicle on the ferry, irrespective as to the size of the motorhome reserved, to avoid problems due to possible upgrades.

Travel Restrictions:
Coverages are invalid if problems occur in the following areas and all recovery expenses are at your own cost. Violations of these restrictions void damage waivers and the client will be held liable for all vehicle damages including to tires, towing charges and other related expenses as a result of a break down associated with operating in these areas. Clients should consult the Renter Assistance Guide and the departure location personnel for complete information on travel restrictions and local circumstances at the time they collect their motorhome.

Alaska & Yukon and Northwest Territories & Newfoundland:
Travel on all public and/or numbered roads is permitted. Travel on non-public roads, unpaved back roads, trails and the like commonly called logging roads or on any surface subjecting the vehicle to unreasonable damage or road hazard is prohibited. Clients may receive further information from Cruise America regarding seasonal travel restrictions as well. We reserve the right to restrict travel, dependent on current road conditions.
See further information here (157K PDF)

Death Valley:
Vehicles may be operated with EXTREME CARE in Death Valley and other desert areas during the months of July and August. In Summer, clients visit these areas at their own risk and Cruise America will not be held responsible for extraordinary vehicle recovery and other charges. During certain periods these areas are not habitable and could pose a danger to the driver and passengers.

Manhattan, New York City:
Due to restrictions on vehicle heights, propane gas and parking, vehicles with propane are not permitted in Manhattan and are not permitted to travel through any underground or underwater tunnels.

The client is strictly forbidden to take Cruise America vehicles across the US border to Mexico.

Winter Warning:
Vehicle operating systems are not fully operable during subfreezing temperatures. Check the Renter Assistance Guide for winter operations but be aware that in Canada and northern US cities vehicles are likely to have anti-freeze in holding tanks meaning that vehicle water facilities will not be available to you. Click here for more information 34kb PDF

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