The Best Black Friday Cruise Deals of 2023

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The biggest shopping days of the year are fast approaching, and cruise lines are getting in on the action with their annual Black Friday — and in some cases, Cyber Monday, booking promotions. These deals can provide substantial savings to cruisers, with discounted fares and a range of onboard perks.

In this article, Cruise Hive will keep you in the know about savings offered by significant lines such as Royal Caribbean, Virgin Voyages, Seabourn, and others, all designed to make a vacation at sea irresistible.

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises wants its guests to “Have It All” with huge savings that travelers can take advantage of between November 10 and December 5, 2023. Cruises can be booked with 75% off a second guest, along with up to $300 of onboard credit, that applies on sailings through April 30, 2026.

“‘Having it all’ when sailing with Celebrity Cruises means more experiences at sea and on land; more culinary and onboard experiences; and more vacation value that surpasses other vacation options. Our Black Friday deals are our gift to travelers, providing the opportunity to check off bucket list destinations and collect priceless vacation memories with family and friends,said Laura Hodges Bethge, President of Celebrity Cruises.

Celebrity Cruises Ship
Celebrity Cruises Ship (Photo Credit: Darryl Brooks / Shutterstock)

The Celebrity Black Friday deals cover the entire fleet, including the line’s new Celebrity Ascent, which was recently delivered from the shipyard. Guests can book voyages across the Caribbean, Alaska, Asia, the Americas, the Pacific, and even new visits to Royal Caribbean’s Perfect Day at CocoCay in the Bahamas.

Holland America Line

Holland America Line was among the first brands to unveil Black Friday deals this year, offering discounts and perks on more than 800 sailings between 2023 and 2025.

The line’s promotion begins with bookings on November 17, 2023 and runs through December 1, 2023, featuring up to 30% discounts on cruise-only fares to Alaska, the Caribbean, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Antarctica, and other global destinations.

In Alaska, the discount applies to the cruise portion of the line’s cruisetours, which add land options to Denali and Canada’s Yukon. Holland America earlier this week unveiled its 2025 cruisetours to both destinations.

Oceania Cruises

The ultra-luxury cruise line that is part of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has launched its Black Friday Sale, which includes savings of up to $5,400 per stateroom on many voyages that depart in 2024. the offer is available between November 14 and December 5, 2023.

This incredible offer is valid for just three weeks, making this the perfect time to plan your adventures for 2024. Our Best-Ever Black Friday Sale is brimming with exciting global voyages to choose from, whether you’re exploring somewhere completely new or revisiting well-loved favorites, your perfect vacation at sea awaits you,stated Frank A. Del Rio, President of Oceania Cruises.

Oceania’s black Friday promotion does include its “Simply More” value promise, which means guests will experience a truly all-inclusive vacation, such as free roundtrip airfare, premium drinks, restaurants and even a shore excursion credit up to $1,600 per stateroom.

Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages announced its Black Friday sale begins on November 16, 2023 and continues through the end of the month, offering a substantial 30% discount off cruise fares on all sailings with departures from November 16, 2023 through December 31, 2024.

Valiant Lady Cruise Ship
Valiant Lady Cruise Ship

The four-ship line also is offering onboard bar tab credits of up to $600 (US) on sailings of 7 nights or longer; $300 (US) on cruises of 4 to 6 nights; and $125 (US) on voyages of 3 or fewer nights. Virgin Voyages sails global itineraries and is an adults-only line; ages 18 and up only.

Seabourn

Seabourn, the luxe-brand that sails seven ships in all-suite accommodations, rolled out its promotion, The Black Friday Sail, offering several value-added perks on select 2024 voyages, including aboard its two expedition ships.

Available on cruises booked through November 27, 2023, the line announced shipboard credits up to $2,000 (US) per suite, and a two-category veranda suite upgrade. Also, Seabourn reduced deposit requirements by 50%.

Nearly 400 itineraries are included in the promotion, featuring destinations such as Northern Europe and the Mediterranean, Alaska, Australia, and the polar regions.

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean’s Black Friday promotions begin on November 9, 2023, and continues through November 24, 2023. Deals are valid on cruises with departure dates from November 13, 2023 to December 31, 2024, although the availability of some offers will vary by ship and itinerary.

Royal Caribbean Black Friday Cruise Deals
Royal Caribbean Black Friday Cruise Deals

Among the deals are 50% discounts on shore excursions, beverage packages, and some onboard activities; up to 55% off internet plans; up to 45% off dining packages; up to 40% off the line’s VIP Pass, and up to 30% off spa treatments.

Also, the line is cutting the price of photo packages by up to 65% and trimming gifts and gear by 45%.

Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten, the Norway-based expedition and adventure line, revealed its Black Friday sale begins on November 17, 2023 and continues to November 30, 2023 for bookings made on its website or by calling the cruise line direct, or through a travel advisor.

Hurtigruten Cruise
Hurtigruten Cruise

Offers include up to 50% off cruise fares on most sailings of the line’s Original Coastal Express and North Cape Express itineraries, on departures between January 1, 2024 and April 31, 2024. Guests who book cruises with departures from May 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025, will receive up to 35% off.

The Black Friday offer is valid on either the full 12-day sailing of Original Coastal Express or the 7-day Northbound and 6-day Southbound itineraries. Also, solo travelers will pay no single supplement on a range of cruises.

Windstar Cruises

you might want to give a go to a cruise vacation with sails, as Windstar Cruises is offering a special Black Friday/Cyber Monday promotion. The “Thankful for Travel” offer includes guests pick their own free perk, which could be one free hotel night or up to $1,000 of onboard credit, shore excursions, or even extra drinks.

Family gatherings during the holidays are a perfect time to plan upcoming vacations,says Windstar Cruises Chief Commercial Officer Janet Bava. “Whether you plan your own vacation or plan together to give the gift of travel to someone else, our holiday offers are a silver lining not to miss.

There are even more perks for those booking premium suites, including an all-inclusive experience with free Wi-Fi, alcohol, and gratuities. All sailings will start at $1,399, and the promotion runs from November 21 to December 1, 2023.

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