Just about every cruise line is offering Black Friday deals and discounts, many of which will carry right through to Cyber Monday.
Here’s a look at the types of savings available.
Atlas Ocean Voyages
For Black Friday, luxe expedition newcomer Atlas Ocean Voyages is gifting cruisers free business-class airfare when they book suite accommodations on one of the brand’s two new ships, World Navigator and World Traveller. Alternatively, passengers can opt for a 20% discount on any of 29 select sailings departing between March 1 and Sept. 30, 2021. Use code BLKFRI21 when booking. This offer is valid Nov. 26-30, 2021.
Azamara, which recently came under new ownership, has returned stronger after the pandemic, and it’s offering deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Book any cabin on one of several select voyages departing through May 5, 2023, and you’ll score a 20% discount, along with $1,000 in onboard credit and an upgraded beverage package for two passengers. This opportunity won’t stick around for long, so be sure to book between Nov. 19 and Dec. 3, 2021 to take advantage of it.
Carnival Cruise Line
Cruisers who book a Celebrity cruise between Nov. 23-30, 2021 will save 50% on a second cruise fare and receive up to $300 in onboard credit per cabin, depending on the length of the cruise ($100 per cabin for two to five nights, $200 for six to nine nights and $300 for 10 nights or longer). The offer is available on select Caribbean and Europe voyages between Dec. 18, 2021 and March 31, 2023. For even more savings, sail before the end of the year with the line’s Always Included option and earn up to an additional $200 in credit per stateroom. Also, passengers will save up to $700 off select airfare from the U.S. and Canada booked through Flights by Celebrity.
Through Jan. 5, 2022, Crystal Cruises is gifting free chartered airfare from Miami to Ushuaia to passengers who book Antarctica sailings. For good measure, the line is throwing in two-for-one fares, luxury pre- and post-cruise hotel stays and $1,000 per traveler in onboard credit. This deal applies to select 2021 and 2022 voyages on Crystal Endeavor, which won TPG’s 2021 award for best new expedition ship.
Holland America Line
Just in time for the holidays, HAL is allowing kids to cruise for free on select Caribbean and Mexico voyages through May 2022 when they share a cabin with two paying adults. This offer expires Dec. 9, 2021, so it’s a deal you won’t want to wait on.
For Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Hurtigruten Expeditions is offering up to 50% off voyages to Antarctica, Iceland, Alaska, the Galapagos and Norway. Additionally, anyone booking one of these voyages will be able to put down a greatly reduced deposit of just 10%. This offer runs Nov. 15-30, 2021.
Norwegian Cruise Line
Beginning Nov. 16, 2021 and running until further notice, Norwegian’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal features 70% off a second cruise fare, as well as valuable extras that usually come with a fee. They include free open bar, specialty dining, shore excursions, Wi-Fi, airfare, third and fourth passengers sail free, and onboard credit, all of which offer a total value of up to $4,250.
Princess Cruises‘ Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale offers passengers 50% off deposits and up to $200 in onboard credit per stateroom on sailings and cruise tours departing from March 2022 onward. The sale runs from Nov. 17-30, 2021.
Royal Caribbean International
Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
Luxury river brand Scenic is giving prospective cruisers up to 60% off fares for the second passenger in each cabin on select 2022 sailings on the Rhine, Main, Danube, Rhone and Moselle rivers. You’ll have to act quickly, as this bargain is only valid from Nov. 24-Dec. 1, 2021. Those who make their reservations and pay in full by Dec. 15, 2021 will save another 5% on the price.
Seabourn Cruise Line
Seabourn‘s sailings offer more inclusivity, top-notch food and service and a smaller and more intimate experience. The trade-off is higher pricing, but, often, the more expensive the fares, the deeper the discounts when the line offers them. From Nov. 16-30, 2021, passengers can take advantage of up to $1,000 off balcony and oceanview accommodations, as well as up to $1,000 in onboard credit per cabin. This offer is available on select voyages through the summer of 2022.
If you’re curious about new cruise line Virgin Voyages, now is the time to check it out for yourself. From Nov. 15-29, 2021, the line is offering 20% off select Mexico and Bahamas cruises through March 2022 (or sailings from the U.K. through May 2022), as well as a $100 beverage credit when you prepay your alcohol.
For any cruise deal, run the numbers to see if you’re better off booking directly with the cruise line, a travel agent or with an airline cruise vacation specialist. United Cruises, for example, is offering discounts and free perks on bookings with several popular lines, including Norwegian, Carnival and Royal Caribbean, as well as up to 25,000 bonus miles. Plus, you can get up to $1,000 in onboard credit, free pre-paid gratuities and up to a $200 United Airlines airfare credit. You can also use your United miles to offset the cash price of a cruise.