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Navigating the Black Friday Cruise Travel Deal Maze: Your Guide to Savings and Serenity

Updated: Nov 17, 2023


As the holiday season approaches, many people are eager to plan their next getaway. While travel can be an enriching experience, it can also be quite expensive. Fortunately, Black Friday offers an excellent opportunity to save big on cruise vacations.


However, with so many deals available, it can be difficult to know where to start. Plus, not all deals are created equal they frequently have blackout dates, restrictions and other limitations. That's why I always recommend working with a certified travel advisor who can help you navigate the sea of offers and make sure you truly are getting the best deal on your cruise.


Maximize Your Savings with These Top Cruise Deals


Black Friday is a treasure trove of cruise deals, but not all deals are created equal. To help you find the best deals, I've compiled a list of some of the top offers from leading cruise lines:

  • Virgin Voyages: Embark on an exclusively adult voyage and immerse yourself in the lap of luxury, all while enjoying substantial savings. This tantalizing offer grants you 30% off select sailings through 2024, including enchanting Caribbean getaways, to create memories that will last a lifetime. To top it off, you'll receive up to $600 in free drinks to add a touch of indulgence to your journey. But don't let this opportunity slip away – this limited-time offer sails away on November 26th

  • Celebrity Cruises: Cruise enthusiasts, prepare to be swept away by Celebrity Cruises' Black Friday bonanza. From November 10th to December 5th, you can enjoy up to 75% off the second guest's fare, along with up to $300 in onboard credit, for nearly all itineraries through April 30th, 2026. Whether you're dreaming of exploring the Mediterranean's sun-kissed shores or venturing into the exotic depths of Asia, this incredible offer unlocks a world of possibilities.

  • MSC Cruises: Embark on an unforgettable adventure and take advantage of our Black Friday Sale. Enjoy a complimentary package of drinks & Wi-Fi, along with up to $500 in onboard credit to indulge in a variety of experiences, including specialty dining, rejuvenating spa treatments, and exciting shore excursions. Plus, kids sail free! Offer valid through November 24, 2023.

  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Unwrap the ultimate gift this Black Friday with Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Enjoy up to 30% off select cruises and a $1,000 shipboard credit per suite. Book by November 30, 2023. This limited-time offer is the perfect way to experience luxury cruising at its finest. With Regent Seven Seas Cruises, you'll enjoy all-inclusive fares that include everything from gourmet meals to unlimited beverages. You'll also have access to a variety of onboard amenities, including a spa, fitness center, and casino.

  • Princess Cruises: Get ready for Princess Cruises Black Friday sale! Enjoy savings of up to 50% off cruise fares, 50% reduced deposits, and the third and fourth guests sail free. Plus, past Princess Cruises guests get up to $400 in onboard spending money per stateroom! The sale starts runs until November 30th.

  • Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Cruise Line is now offering a Black Friday Sale that gives you 50% off ALL cruises! So whether you're dreaming of surfing in Hawaii, hiking to Alaska's glaciers, or touring ancient ruins in the Greek Isles, now is the time to book your next vacation. This limited-time offer also includes Free Unlimited Open Bar and Free Specialty Dining.

  • Royal Caribbean: Royal Caribbean is offering an exclusive Black Friday Early Access Deal with savings of up to $700 off per person, plus 30% off all cruises and kids sail free. This limited-time offer is valid for new bookings made between November 15 and 21, 2023, and applies to a wide range of sailings departing from various ports around the world.

Tips for Finding and Booking the Best Black Friday Cruise Deals

To make the most of Black Friday cruise deals, here are some helpful tips:

  • Have a trip in mind: Before browsing deals, have a general idea of where and when you want to travel. This will help you narrow down your options and focus on deals that align with your itinerary.

  • But, be flexible with your dates: If you're flexible with your travel dates, you'll have a wider range of deals to choose from.

  • Book early: Popular deals tend to sell out quickly, so booking early is essential.

  • Look at the total value: Some cruise lines are offering a percentage off their cabins, but others are offering credits you can spend on the ship or other add ons that may actually save you more than just a discount on a cabin.

  • Work with a travel advisor: A certified travel advisor with specialized experience in cruising is your biggest ally. We often get a sneak peak into upcoming deals so can make sure you are booking the best deal for your vacation. We can also help navigate all those pesky terms and conditions. Added bonus? Sometimes we are able to get additional perks for you too - like extra onboard credit or early boarding.

Don't Miss Out on These Incredible Savings


Black Friday is a fantastic opportunity to save big on cruise vacations. With so many amazing deals available, there's something for everyone. Don't miss out on these incredible savings and start planning your dream getaway today!


If you need help finding the perfect Black Friday cruise deal, I'm here to assist you. I can provide personalized recommendations based on your preferences and budget. Email me today at christina.gales@fora.travel to book your dream cruise and add an unforgettable experience to your holiday season.


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