Don’t miss the boat!
Just like everywhere else, cruise lines too are offering deep discounts and added value amenities for their Black Friday cruise deals. If you’ve been too busy to cruise shop on Black Friday, don’t despair. Many of these deals continue into Cyber Monday and early December. Check with a travel agent as they may have even more amenities or discounts to offer. Here are the deals that I’ve found to be terrific:
Hurtigruten – Book by Dec. 4
CLASSIC COASTAL VOYAGES
Travel between Dec 1, 2016, and Mar 31, 2018, on any of the Classic Coastal Voyages along the stunning Norwegian coastline and save 10% off the voyage price!
- 12-Day Classic Roundtrip Voyage, Bergen – Kirkenes – Bergen
- 11-Day Classic Norwegian Discovery voyage, Bergen – Kirkenes – Trondheim
- 7-Day Classic Voyage North, Bergen – Kirkenes
- 6-Day Classic Voyage South, Kirkenes – Bergen
Travel between Mar 14, 2017, and Mar 25, 2018, on the Explorer Voyages during the 2017/2018 sailing season on board MS Fram, MS Midnatsol, and MS Spitsbergen and save 10% off the voyage price!
Select departures including all three 2018 departures for the Adventure from Cape Horn to the Penguins of Antarctica voyage (departing Jan 18, Jan 31, and Feb 13, 2018) and Arctic Fjords Expedition: Polar History, Nature and Culture tour (departing Sep 4, 2017).
Princess – Book by Nov. 30
It’s their Cyber Sale Week with a Great Escapes Sale. Get up to $1,000 off per stateroom on select 6+ day cruises to the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico, Hawaii, California Coast, Australia & New Zealand, Southeast Asia, South America, and South Pacific. Cruise winter 2016 through spring 2017. Princess.com
Norwegian – Book by Nov. 30
Norwegian continues their Free at Sea promotion. New is a $50 deposit to reserve your stateroom and is combinable with the Free at Sea promotion. In their Free at Sea promotion, guests can choose from:
1. Unlimited open bar
2. Specialty Dining package
3. Prepaid service charges for the first and second guest in the stateroom;
4. 250 minute WiFi package
5. Norwegian’s Friends & Family Sail Free offer – no charge for third and fourth guests on select dates.
Inside stateroom or solo studio staterooms may choose one item from the list. NCL.com
Holland America – Book by Nov. 27
Book any one of more than 1,000 cruises and for a limited time receive prepaid gratuities and up to $50 beverage credit per stateroom. Offer ends November 28. HollandAmerica.com
Oceania – Book by Nov. 27
FREE Upgrade to Concierge Level on select Europe voyages. Choose from 20 cruises including transatlantic, Europe and Canada. OceaniaCruises.com
Royal Caribbean – Book Nov. 26 – 28
This 3-day deal gets a bit complex, so here are the simplified details. As of this writing, their website, RoyalCaribbean.com, doesn’t include a big announcement for these offers.
- Only 50% of normal deposit required
- Up to $300 onboard credit per stateroom
Cruises five nights or less: interior and ocean-view staterooms receive $50 onboard credit, balcony staterooms get $75 and deluxe staterooms, $100. Six-night cruises and longer, $75 interior and ocean-view staterooms, $150 for balcony staterooms and $300 for deluxe staterooms.
This promo is actually combinable with Royal Caribbean’s current BOGO offer. Reserve your cruise before Nov. 30 and receive 50% off 2nd passenger. If you add a third or fourth passenger, you’ll receive 25% discount.
In addition, this current deal also offers an onboard credit from $25-$100 depending on stateroom and length of cruise. The current November BOGO offer applies to cruises after Dec. 3, 2016. The Cyber Monday promotion applies to cruises after Dec. 25, 2016. RoyalCaribbean.com