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Save big with Memorial Day cruise deals from these 5 lines

May 26, 2023
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Amid this long weekend's sales, you can snag great bargains from a handful of lines that are running Memorial Day cruise deals.

When you book in the next few days, you'll receive discounts like 75% off a second guest and fares from as little as $60 per person per night, as well as extras like free Wi-Fi and onboard credit to spend on your sailing.

Here's a recap of what we're seeing.

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Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Apex anchored off the coast of the Greek isles. ASHLEY KOSCIOLEK/THE POINTS GUY

Through May 28, Celebrity Cruises is knocking as much as $800 off the price of each cabin and an additional 75% off the cost of a second passenger's nonrefundable cruise fare for each booking when two passengers share a room. Plus, depending on the length of the sailing, you could earn up to $850 per cabin in onboard credit.

All of Celebrity's advertised base fares include crew gratuities and basic Wi-Fi (no streaming) and beverage packages (drinks up to $10 each), so this deal is a way to squeeze even more value out of perks that are already baked in.

The offer is valid on cruises departing through April 30, 2025.

MSC Cruises

MSC Seascape docked in Manhattan, New York. ASHLEY KOSCIOLEK/THE POINTS GUY

Want free Wi-Fi and alcohol on your next MSC Cruises voyage? When you book a sailing with the line by May 29, you'll be entitled to complimentary basic Wi-Fi (no streaming) and an Easy Plus drink package that entitles you to one beverage per order, including beer, cocktails, spirits, wine, protein shakes, soda and bottled water valued at up to $10.

Additionally, the promotion earns passengers up to $400 per cabin in onboard credit, depending on the length of the cruise and the type of cabin booked. Note that the largest amount of onboard credit is awarded to suite and Yacht Club bookings of 10 nights or longer. However, Yacht Club bookings already come with free Wi-Fi and drink packages, so a Yacht Club booking under this deal will only net you onboard credit.

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Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Prima docked in Iceland. GENE SLOAN/THE POINTS GUY

With a Norwegian Cruise Line reservation made through Memorial Day weekend, travelers will receive 70% off cruise fares for the second passenger in each cabin.

Passengers can also enjoy the line's ongoing Free at Sea offerings, which include free alcohol (two drinks per order, up to $15 each), basic Wi-Fi (no streaming), specialty dining and shore excursion credits, free airfare for a second guest when booked through NCL and more for all cruisers.

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises' Majestic Princess docked in Los Angeles' San Pedro port. ASHLEY KOSCIOLEK/THE POINTS GUY

Looking to save some dough on a Princess Cruises sailing? Now through May 31, you can nab one of more than 60 voyages on sale from less than $60 per person per day. Itineraries include the Caribbean, Alaska, Hawaii and the Panama Canal.

Plus, deposits are currently reduced to just $100 per person, and depending on the cabin type booked, you'll earn up to $200 per cabin in onboard credit.

This offer is valid on cruises departing through Sept. 28, 2024.

Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages' Resilient Lady. ASHLEY KOSCIOLEK/THE POINTS GUY

If a Mediterranean cruise is on your list for this year, check out this offer from Virgin Voyages on sailings departing through October.

Book by May 31, and save 55% on fares for the second person in each cabin. Plus, you'll score up to $600 in beverage credits, depending on the cabin type you choose.

The line also includes free basic Wi-Fi and gratuities in its fares, and all restaurants are included in the price.

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