If you’re like most of the country, you’ve had your credit card out of your wallet for most of the day. Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days, and for good reason as the deals are just too good to pass up. Clothing, toys and electronics are one thing, but it’s travel where we tend to spend a bundle, which is why Black Friday travel deals are so welcome.
Since my family and I just got back from an amazing cruise with Carnival (more on that soon), I thought it would be fitting to round-up some of the best Black Friday deals for cruisers. You won’t find any hotels or resorts on this list, it’s all about the cruise boat! Keep in mind that many of these have already been scooped up, so if you have a particular ship or itinerary in mind – book soon!
Carnival Cruise Lines 1 of 7
Carnival Cruise Lines is holding a special Guest Appreciation event with cruises for as low as $259 per person and up to 50% off deposits! The sale is good through November 30th.
Celebrity Cruise Line 2 of 7
Celebrity Cruises is holding their biggest promotion ever with '123go!' On select sailings for 2013, 2014 and 2015, you will be able to save on cruise rates PLUS receive a free "Classic Beverage Package" for two, free gratuities for two and an onboard credit of up to $300 per stateroom. If you book a European sailing you'll be able to snag two of those three special options. The offer is good from now until February 28, 2014.
Disney Cruise Lines 3 of 7
Disney Cruise Line has several promotions going on at the moment, ther eare special rates (savings of 20% and more) on select Bahamian cruises departing from Port Canaveral aboard the Disney Magic and Disney Dream in January 2014. In addition, if you book a cruise by December 15, 2013 you only have to pay half of your deposit on the day of booking!
Royal Caribbean 4 of 7
Royal Caribbean is offering 30% diescounts off of their Barbie Premium Experience, a free upgrade to your view with Free Stateroom Upgrades on sailings from March 1. 2014 through October 31, 2014. The line has also introduced a special 3-Day Wow Sale. If you book any cruise departing on or after January 1, 2014 you will enjoy up to $200 to spend onboard plus a 50% reduced deposit.
Princess Cruise Lines 5 of 7
Princess Cruise Line is offering a few special promotions on upcoming cruises for as low as $199 per person! Their special Thanksgiving Sale is the best one they have running right now where you can save up to $600 per stateroom and 2 additional free offers on Princess - free bottle of wine and free onboard spending money (you get both when booking).
Crystal Cruise Line 6 of 7
Crystal Cruise Line is offering special 2013 Book Now offers were you can receive 2-for-1 fares, as well as special Solo Traveler Book Now fares with all-inclusive amenities and many more. Check out their deals page for more info.
Holland America 7 of 7
Holland America has a current promotion for Canadian travellers that is good until December 1st. Canadians receive special fares plus up to $150 Shipboard Credit on a wide selection of sailings in 2014.
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