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 2022 should offer up some of the most intriguing cruise deals ever seen. Cruise lines have made a solid comeback, but they are not quite back to where they were before the pause.
Meanwhile, they are about to start in on their first full-fledge “wave season” (a busy time for booking cruises) since the pandemic. Last year’s season was interrupted by a new wave of illness. In addition, protocols for cruising have returned to what they were before meaning that anyone can sail on the vast majority of cruises without testing or vaccination.
In other words, it looks to be the first time in years that the cruise lines have the wind at their back as they 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, the Black Friday cruise deals can be hit or miss. 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. As more sales roll-out, we will continue to update this page, so check back often.
Norwegian Cruise Lines (Updated 2022 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. In fact, the cruise line has dubbed the offer its “Greatest Deal Ever.”
First, the offer includes a second guest for free on cruises — which are currently available all the way out to 2025.
In addition, the cruise line is offering up its “Free at Sea” offer with six freebies available for any cabin level (typically guests in lower-tier cabins like interior rooms only get 1-2 of the freebies to choose from). 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, for the free second passenger, cruises must be more than three nights. It’s also labeled as a free second guest, but the cruise line says the pricing is actually 50% off for two booked guests (which works to the same price). As well, 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 2022 Offer)
Carnival is offering an “Unwrap Fun Black Friday Bonus Sale” this year that runs from November 25 through November 27. This leaves the possibility that there will be a different Cyber Monday offer.
For now, the Unwrap Fun offer includes all the following:
- Up to 35% off cruises for first and second guests
- Up to $50 onboard credit
And while the offer says that it offers cruises from $149 per person, we found some deals for even less than that. This includes a three-day cruise from Miami and a four-day cruise from Los Angeles starting at just $118 per person for an interior cabin (before taxes and fees).
Royal Caribbean (Updated 2022 Offer)
Heading into the holiday, Royal Caribbean is offering a Black Friday sale with up to $600 off the price of a cruise, as well as 30% off of all guests, and kids sail free.
With that deal, you can find some pretty cheap fares. For instance, the absolute lowest fare we found was for a quick three-night cruise from Los Angeles for just $125 per person (before taxes/fees) in February 2023. There is also a December trip for eight nights from Baltimore aboard Enchantment of the Seas for just $349.
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.
MSC Cruises (Updated 2022 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 40% off of cruises, free drinks, free wi-fi, and up to $200 in onboard credit.
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.
As for the onboard credit, cruises of 2-4 nights receive $25 ($50 for suites/Yacht Club), trips of 5-9 nights get $50 ($100 for suites/Yacht Club), and cruises of 10+ nights gets $100 ($200 for suites/Yacht Club).
Princess Cruises (Updated 2022 Offer)
Princess announced what it calls “Black Friday Sale” for cruises, with the sale running November 22-30. Here the cruise line is offering up 60 sailings starting at under $60 per person, per day. That’s in addition to what it says are hundreds more under $100 per day. These trips includes departures to Alaska, Caribbean, Europe, and more.
In addition, the cruise line is offering deposits of only $1 for cruises sailing more than 90 days after November 30, 2022.
So if you’re wanting to book and not shell out a lot of money just yet, this may be your deal.
Celebrity Cruises (Updated 2022 Offer)
First, the cruise line is offering up to 75% off the second guest cruise fare. In addition, the deal offers up to $800 per stateroom in general savings. And then, there is up to $800 in onboard credit per stateroom.
Now one thing to keep in mind is that Celebrity says the $800 figures for savings and credit are based on quadruple occupancy in the cabin. It’s unlikely that many people will book a room with four occupants.
As for the stateroom credit, the amount is $50 per person for cruises of 3-5 nights, $100 per person for trips of 6-9 nights, and $200 per person on cruises of 10 nights or more.
Seabourn (Updated 2022 Offer)
Luxury cruise ban Seabourn offers what it dubs its “Black Friday Sail.” This offer is extremely simple. The cruise line is offering up 15% savings on its cruises through the summer of 2024. That’s an offer that the cruise line says saves an average of $3,000 per suites.
Holland America (Updated 2022 Offer)
Starting on November 17 and running through November 30, Holland America’s “Black Friday Offer” is highly attractive for those who don’t like being nickeled and dimed on their cruise.
First, those booking this deal can receive up to 40% off of cruise fares. But in addition, you can book and receive prepaid gratuities included.
As well, this offer is combinable with Holland America’s “Have it All” offer — which includes shore excursions, beverage package, specialty dining, and wi-fi. So you can book and have just about every extra expense already taken care of before you get on the ship.
Virgin Voyages (Updated 2022 Offer)
Virgin Voyages is offering up a Black Friday/Cyber Monday offer that’s two different parts.
First, there is the “7 Days to Save. 7 Voyages to Sail Offer.” With this deal, if you select one of seven cruises aboard Valiant Lady or Scarlet Lady sailing in December (and book between November 22-28), then you can get your spot on the ship for as little as $99 per person, per night for an Insider cabin and $129 per person, per night for a Sea Terrance.
In addition, there is a $100 bar tab bonus when purchasing a $300 tab ahead of time. Florida residents can also take an additional 5% off the fares.
The second offer is what the cruise line calls “The Dreamy and Solo Sailor Getaway Offer.” Here, sailings between November 2022 and April 2023 (booked by December 6), can get 50% off of a second passenger.
Sailing solo? Then the cruise line is not charging a single supplement, saving you a ton. As well, the same $100 bar tab bonus also applies as with the previous offer.
And remember, Virgin Voyages offers all food, along with wi-fi, gratuities and more in their fare, making those rates even more attractive.