Cruise lines offer up Black Friday, Cyber Monday deals

Richard Tribou, Orlando Sentinel on

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With the cruise industry back from the dead, cruise lines are looking to get more people on board with some deals tied around the traditional holiday shopping spree that comes with Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Atlas Ocean Voyages: The all-inclusive luxury line offers complimentary roundtrip business-class air travel for all new suite bookings or 20% savings for all new stateroom bookings for trips from March 1-Sept. 30, 2022. Travelers must mention code BLKFRI21 at time of booking from Nov. 26-30, 2021. Call 844-442-8527 or visit

Carnival Cruise Line: The Unwrap Fun sale offers up to 40% off cruise rates with reduced deposits of $50 per person, and free room upgrades on select sailings through April 2024. Deal ends Nov. 28. Details at at 800-764-7419.

Celebrity Cruises: The line is offering 50% the second guest’s fare as well as up to $300 in onboard credit depending on the length of the cruise. Sailings from 2-5 nights get $100 per stateroom, 6-8 nights $200 and 9 or more nights $300. The deal is good for Caribbean and European sailings from Dec. 18, 2021 to March 31, 2023. In addition, for Caribbean sailings this year that depart from Dec. 18-27, the line’s “Always Included” package allows for up to $200 in onboard credit. “Always included” means Wi-Fi, drinks and service charges are already in the cruise fare. The line also offers a discounted air travel deal for those who book through the Flights by Celebrity option. Air savings can be $100 per person for Caribbean sailings, $300 per person for European sailings in economy class and $700 per person for European sailings flying business or first class. The deals are available for bookings made from Nov. 23-30, 2021. Details at or call 888-751-7804.

Costa Cruises: The line is promoting summertime cruises in Europe with up to $567 in savings and discounts up to 41% good on select 7- to 13-night itineraries in the Adriatic, Mediterranean, Baltic and Norwegian fjords among others. Cruises must be booked before Dec. 6, 2021. Details at or call 800-462-6782.

Emerald Cruises: The line offers up to 60% second guest on 2022 sailings for European river cruises. Sailings include trips on on the Rhine, Danube, Moselle, Main and Rhône Rivers, and is applicable for cabin categories C and higher. The line is launching a ocean sailing vessel in 2022 as well, and offering 50% off guests booking select 2022 departures on the superyacht Emerald Azzurra in the Red and Adriatic Seas. Those who pay in full before Dec. 15, 2021 will save and additional 10%. The deal is good for bookings made Nov. 21-Dec. 1, 2021 at or call 844-428-8389.

Holland America: Select voyages across all seven continents from Nov. 30, 2021-Dec 31, 2023 allow for $99 deposits for the first and second passengers per cabin. Cruise fares include crew gratuities plus depending on the length of the cruise, the line is offering up to three free shore excursions, each a $100 value. Also included are upgraded drinks packages worth 15 drinks a day and a Wi-Fi package. Also depending on the length of the cruise, guests can get up to three specialty dining meals from its Pinnacle Grille steakhouse, Asian offering Tamarind or Italian venue Canaletto. The deal is not valid on Grand Voyages or cruises five days or less. Offer runs from Nov. 22-30, 2021. Details at or call 877-724-5425.

Hurtigruten Expeditions: The exploration travel company offers up deals to far-flung destinations including Alaska, Antarctica, the Galápagos and West Africa with up to 50% off normal fares and deposit requirements lowered to 10% during the sale, which runs through Nov. 30. Details at, or call 866-552-0371.


MSC Cruises: The line is offering free balcony upgrades for those booking oceanview level cabins as well as a kids sail free offer and flexible booking changes up to 48 hours prior to sailing. The deal is for sailings in the Caribbean and Bahamas, Mediterranean and Northern Europe. The line’s promotions run from Nov. 18-Dec. 5, 2021. Details at or call 833-625-6659.

Norwegian Cruise Line: Dubbed the “Greatest Deal Ever,” NCL is offering 70% off the second guest’s fare as well as up to seven free offers worth as much as $4,250 depending on length of cruise and cabin level. The offers include free open bar, free specialty dining, free shore excursions credits, free Wi-Fi, discounted rates for friends and family, free roundtrip airfare for the second guest, and a $250 certificate to use for future cruises. The line also opened up more sailings through summer 2024. The offer runs through Nov. 26 and is good for any listed sailing from 2021-2024. Details at or call 888-625-2784.

Princess Cruises: The line offers up to $200 in onboard credit with 50% off deposits when booking on top of the existing “Princess Plus” deal that includes a beverage package, Wi-Fi and gratuities at $40 per day instead of the normal $95 per day. The sale runs from Nov. 17-30. Details at or call 800-774-6237.

Royal Caribbean: The line is offering up to $550 in savings for new bookings with 30% off each guest on cruises departing in 2022. Available for loyalty members starting Nov. 23. Details at or call 866-562-7625.

Seabourn: The ultra-luxury line is offering up to $1,000 per person off for Veranda and Ocean View suites and up to $1,000 in shipboard credit per suite on select voyages through summer 2022. Deal good from Nov. 16-30. Details at or call 800-929-9391.

Virgin Voyages: The new Richard Branson-backed venture is offering deals on its first ship Scarlet Lady for trips from Dec. 1, 2021-March 27, 2022 out of Miami as well as sister ship Valiant Lady from March 18-May 22, 2022 in the Mediterranean with some restrictions. The deal is 20% the normal fare, which includes tips, Wi-Fi and food. The deal also includes a $100 bar tab bonus when you purchase a $300 bar tab. The deal is available from Nov. 15-29, 2021. Details at

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