Well, it’s Thanksgiving and time to get ready for the annual Black Friday cruise deals. On Black Friday’s heels comes Cyber Monday and continued cruise discounts.
With a bright outlook for cruising in 2022 and so many ships back in action, there are bound to be a lot of great cruise deals out there.
Ready to find your next cruise? Here’s our list of Black Friday cruise deals with Cyber Monday just around the corner.
Black Friday Cruise Deals
Some of the cruise promotions include reduced deposits, onboard credits, internet packages, and even nearly all-inclusive packages. To take advantage of all these offers (yes, the cruise lines are super-hungry for business) most have a deadline to book by November 30, 2021.
Keep in mind that the cruise lines pick and choose select departure dates available for Black Friday cruise deals. Same with Cyber Monday discounts. Taxes and fees are additional.
Many cruise lines’ fine print mentions if deposits are non-refundable but might be applied to a different booking. You have to read the fine print.
INSIDER TIP: Most deals apply to new bookings only. But if you’re already booked, do the math. If the deposit you already placed is refundable or can be re-used, and you’re not fussy about losing your reserved stateroom, sometimes it makes sense to cancel an existing reservation and rebook under the new discount or promotion.
Without formally calling it a Black Friday Cruise Deal, Carnival is offering some substantial savings and promotions. Book by November 28, 2021 and receive up to 40% discounted cruise fares with only a $50 per person reduced deposit.
They’re also throwing in free room upgrades. The cruise deal is good on bookings through April 2024.
Norwegian Cruise line is billing this as their “Greatest Deal Ever.” Their deal includes 70% off the second guest in the stateroom, Free at Sea promo with Free Open Bar for two, five Specialty Dining for two guests, Wifi, Shore Excursions ($50 value per cabin per excursion), third and fourth guests cruise for free.
Plus, free roundtrip airfare for your second guest plus, and a FREE $250. You must book by November 29, 2021.
Oceania, if you’re not familiar, is considered a luxury cruise line also known for their cuisine. With a fleet of six ships (and one on the way) ranging from 684 passengers to 1,250, Oceania is a perfect in-between ship size.
Their Black Friday sale features up to a 4 category upgrade, 2 for 1 cruise fares, free roundtrip airfare including transfers and the choice of one free amenity. Amenity choices per stateroom include: Up to 8 shore excursions, beverage package and up to an $800 shipboard credit.
- FREE – Beverage Package
- FREE – Up to $800 Shipboard Credit
There are some restrictions, select sailings and must be booked by November 29.
Celebrity is celebrating Black Friday by giving shipboard credits $300 per cabin plus 50% off second guest and up to $700 on airfare.
Select sailings feature their “Always Included” package with special pricing. This almost-all-inclusive program includes a Classic Beverage Package, prepaid gratuities and unlimited wifi for two passengers in a stateroom. You must book by November 30.
Royal calls this their “Thanksgiving Day Sale.” In other words, their Black Friday cruise ship deals include up to $550 plus 30% off for all guests. If you want to cruise really soon, there are some great rates on select last-minute cruises.
Some travel agencies are offering onboard credit incentives if you book through them. Reserve your cruise by November 30.
This luxury all-inclusive cruise line is offering free charter air for its Antarctica cruises, plus $1,000 per guest “As You Wish” shipboard credits on certain departure dates.
They are also offering reduced deposits, a “Relaxed Early Full Payment Discount” and a new Cancellation Penalty Schedule.
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises, another uber-luxury all-inclusive cruise line, is offering guests a 10% savings on select 2022 voyages around the world. Included in the price of your ticket are unlimited shore tours, gratuities, open bar and unlimited wifi.
Plus, you’ll receive a $300 Shipboard Credit per suite if you book by November 30, 2021.
During Princess Cruises’ Cyber Event, they’re offering 50% off deposits, up to $200 onboard spending money per stateroom, plus:
In case you’re wondering…”Crew Appreciation” is the new term for gratuities. Book by November 30.
If you’ve ever wanted to cruise aboard a masted sailing ship or a powered smaller ship, Windstar’s Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday Deals might be your ticket. This could be the Black Friday cruise ship deal for adventure.
Windstar’s “Book Your Bucket List Sale” offers savings on voyages in Tahiti, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Mexico, and beyond. Voyage prices begin at $1,499 per person.
This includes a bonus of $100 onboard credit per guest that can be applied to shore tours, at the spa, for alcoholic beverages and more. Yacht Club Members (past guests) can save more with their double their alumni savings of 5% on all departures on or before March 31, 2022!
Besides their Cruise Only fare, you can request the new All-Inclusive fare. Their new All-Inclusive fare choice includes unlimited Wi-Fi, unlimited beer or wine, and cocktails, and gratuities for just an additional $79 per guest per day. Book by November 30.
Seabourn’s Black Friday cruise deal offers vary by sailing and price discount can range from $330 – $1,000. Prices are per guest based on double occupancy and using promo code NX. Rates are inclusive of cruise fare, taxes, fees & port expenses.
Departures must occur on or after April 1, 2022. Payment in full is needed by November 30, 2021 to receive a 10% discount. You must specifically ask the Seabourn reservation person for this Black Friday sale and Early Booking Offer. Black Friday offer runs through November 30, 2021 on select 2021 & 2022 sailings.
Pay only $100 reduced deposit and receive shipboard credits of up to $800 per cabin on select sailings. If you book a suite on select departures, you’ll receive free drinks and gratuities. Book by November 30.
The $100 deposit for bookings made under this promotional offer are non-refundable and required within three days of reservation. If you should change your mind, the deposit amount may be transferred to other non-refundable fare options on a future booking.
Hurtigruten is offering savings from 35% – 50% on expedition cruises during their Black Friday Sale. You’ll also receive a reduced deposit of only 10% on all expedition cruises. Black Friday Sales includes expeditions to Alaska and Antarctica and the Galápagos and West Africa. You must book your cruise by November 30, 2021.
Book your Holland America Black Friday cruise deal and receive a laundry list of perks. This includes shore excursions, beverage package, specialty dining, Wifi, and crew gratuities. All this for only a $99 deposit. Select sailings and you must book by November 30.
Azamara’s Black Friday cruise ship deals and Cyber Monday discounts apply to new bookings created between November 19, 2021 – December 3, 2021. Offer applies to select sailings that depart between November 21, 2021 – May 5, 2023.
There’s a 20% discount plus $500 onboard credit plus upgraded premium beverage package for two guests. Also included are gratuities and on most cruises, an evening shore excursion.
American Queen Voyages
American Queen Voyages is the newly-formed combination of American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruises. Cruise ship deals of up to 55% are offered on small-ship coastal cruises and expedition sailings in North America. Book by December 3.
Known for their glitzy ocean ships, this Italian-owned company is offering the option to book a Balcony Stateroom for the price of an Ocean View. Kids sail free. This includes cruises to the Caribbean & The Bahamas, Mediterranean, and Northern Europe. Book by December 5. See dates and prices.
This all-inclusive luxury cruise line has reduced rates up 20% and includes onboard gratuities, butler service, unlimited internet and free beverages, that includes wine and spirits. Book by December 6.
SeaDream Yacht Club
Savings of $1,000 discount per stateroom. Must book by Dec. 22.
Ponant, all-inclusive French-owned luxury small ships, is offering no single supplement on select sailings and special savings on back to back departures. Included in the price are gratuities, alcoholic beverages and unlimited wifi.
Paul Gauguin Cruises
Discounts on their South Pacific islands cruises. Book by December 31, 2021 on sailings through December 31, 2022, and receive Delayed final payment so your final payment is not due until 30 days before the cruise departure date. You’ll also have penalty-free cancellation. You can postpone or cancel your cruise up to 30 days before the departure date and receive a credit voucher toward a future cruise.
Read the Fine Print for Black Friday Cruise Deals
THE FINE PRINT. Know the “book by” dates so you don’t lose the opportunity. Also, Black Friday cruise ship deals and discounts may not apply to every cruise lines’ departure dates. Read the fine print. Then start planning your cruise!
I’m the editor and creator of CruiseMaven.com, a solo traveler cruising the world on waves and wheels, collecting recipes along the way. I hope my articles and photos entertain, advise and inspire you to travel the world without flying. Take a breath…stop for a local meal and a glass of wine along the way.