Looking for great cruise deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday? You’re in luck. It’s the biggest shopping period of the year and cruise lines are in on the action, helping you to score some nice offers.
There’s little doubt that 2024 should offer up some of the most intriguing cruise deals. Cruise lines have made a solid comeback, but they are eager to keep the momentum going.
Meanwhile, many people are feeling the pinch of higher inflation so larger purchases — such as a vacation — may be a little harder to stomach. A good deal could be the thing that makes a passenger decide to book: saving some money while also getting to have their fun.
In other words, these factors are coming together to promise some strong cruise deals as as we look to bookings for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
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One Note About Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals
Before we dive into this year’s deals, there is one thing to know. In our opinion, historically the Black Friday cruise deals can vary widely by line. Some cruise lines pull out all the stops and offer incredible deals that go above and beyond. Others offer little discounts or sales that are similar to what’s regularly offered.
You won’t go wrong by booking one of the deals, but at the same time, don’t expect these to be once-in-a-lifetime offers. If now is not the best time for you to book, you can usually expect similar offers down the road.
Below, we’ve rounded up all the deals we could find for the major cruise lines. For cruise lines that have yet to announce their deals, we’ve included last year’s offer to give you an idea of what to expect.
As more sales roll out, we will continue to update this page, so check back often.
Celebrity Cruises (Updated 2023 Offer)
This year Celebrity is offering up to 75% off the second guest cruise fare. In addition, there are savings of up to $650 in savings per stateroom on cruises though April 30, 2026.
This includes trips aboard Celebrity’s newest ship that will start sailing in late November — Celebrity Ascent.
One thing to know is that the $650 savings offer is for $162.50 in cruise fare savings per person, with up to four people.
Seabourn (Updated 2023 Offer)
Luxury cruise line Seabourn offers what it dubs its “Black Friday Sail.” In the past, the cruise line simply offered a savings on its cruises. Now, the offer is getting more enticing.
The Black Friday Sail for 2023 includes a “two category veranda suite upgrade,” 50% reduced deposits on certain itineraries, and up to $2,000 per suite in shipboard credit.
One thing to know is that Seabourn includes lots with the cruise fare, including alcohol, restaurants, wi-fi, gratuities, and even caviar. That means the onboard credit could be used to really pamper yourself, such as with spa treatments or high-end shore excursions.
Norwegian Cruise Line (Updated 2023 Offer)
Each year we think Norwegian offers one of the top Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals we’ve found. This year looks to be no different.
First, the offer includes 50% off all cruises. In addition, the cruise line is offering up its “Free at Sea” offer with six freebies available. With this sale, you can have all of the following:
- Free Airfare for Second Guest
- Free Unlimited Open Bar
- Free Specialty Dining
- Free Shore Excursion Credit
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free 3rd and 4th Guests
Now for the fine print. First, you will be responsible for gratuities on things like the drink package and specialty dining.
On that drink package you’ll still have to pay gratuity of 20% on the original value of the drink package, which comes out to $21.80 per person, per day (that’s still all-you-can-drink for about $20 per person each day). You’ll also have to pay 20% gratuity on the dining package.
As well, things like wi-fi are not unlimited (instead, it’s a number of minutes based on the length of cruise), and the shore excursion offer is limited to a $50 credit per excursion for the first guest.
Carnival Cruise Lines (Updated 2023 Offer)
Carnival is offering a “Pre Cyber Early Saver Sale” this year that runs through November 26. This leaves the possibility that there will be a different Cyber Monday offer.
For now, the offer includes all the following:
- Up to 35% off cruise rates
- Reduced deposits starting at $50 per person.
We found some deals for cruises starting under $200 per person. This includes a four-day cruise from Los Angeles starting at just $189 per person for an interior cabin (before taxes and fees).
Royal Caribbean (Updated 2023 Offer)
Heading into the holiday, Royal Caribbean is offering a Black Friday sale with up to $750 off the price of a cruise, as well as 30% off of all cruises, and kids sail free.
With that deal, you can find some pretty cheap fares. For instance, we found a found a four-night cruise from Fort Lauderdale aboard Navigator of the Seas for just $223 per person (before taxes/fees) in December 2023. There is also a February 2025 trip for seven nights from New Orleans aboard Brilliance of the Seas for just $396.
One thing to keep in mind is that Royal Caribbean has some terms on its “kids sail free” offer. we noticed that in the fine print it excludes times like Spring Break, Christmas holidays, and many summer sailings. In other words, many of the times when kids are out of school, they will still see a fare charge.
Note: Royal Caribbean is also offering significant discounts for shore excursions during Black Friday. If you already have a cruise booked, check your cruise planner for discounts of up to 50% off things like waterpark admission.
MSC Cruises (Updated 2023 Offer)
MSC may not be as well-known as some of it’s larger rivals, but it is a growing presence in North America. And for good reason. The cruise line offers some amazingly priced cruises, even without deals.
This year’s Black Friday Sale, however, offers even more to like. It provides up to $500 in onboard credit, drinks and wi-fi included, and kids sail free.
According to the terms and conditions, the deal offers MSC’s mid-tier Easy Plus drink package, which is ideal for most passengers. As well, the wi-fi is unlimited, with up to two devices per stateroom.
As for the onboard credit, cruises of 2-4 nights receive up to $75 ($150 for suites/Yacht Club), trips of 5-9 nights get up to $125 ($250 for suites/Yacht Club), and cruises of 10+ nights gets up to $250 ($500 for suites/Yacht Club).
Princess Cruises (Updated 2023 Offer)
Princess announced what it calls “Black Friday Sale” for cruises, with the sale running through the holiday. Here the cruise line is offering up 50% off cruises with third and fourth passengers sailing free. As well, there is 50% off of deposits for cruises.
So if you’re wanting to book and not shell out a lot of money just yet, this may be your deal.
Holland America (Updated 2023 Offer)
Running through November 26, Holland America’s Black Friday offer is highly attractive for those who don’t like being nickeled and dimed on their cruise.
Those booking this deal can receive up to 30% off of cruise fares. In addition, the cruise line is offering free prepaid gratuities.
Perhaps best of all, you can also book this with the cruise line’s “Have it All” offer that provides specialty dining, shore excursions, beverage package and wi-fi for one cost.
Virgin Voyages (Updated 2023 Offer)
Virgin Voyages is offering up a Black Friday/Cyber Monday offer that’s enticing from the adults-only cruise line.
Virgin is providing a sale that’s 30% off of select sailings through 2024, but up to $600 worth in free drinks.
The cruise line doesn’t have a drink package, but instead uses a “Bar Tab” that acts as funds for drinks. Here, passengers on trips of seven nights or longer get $600 in Bar Tab for the cabin. Cruises up to six nights receive $300 in funds. Trips up to three nights get $125 per cabin.
And remember, Virgin Voyages offers all food, along with wi-fi, gratuities and more in their fare, making those rates even more attractive.