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Here are the best Cyber Monday cruise deals of 2022

Nov. 28, 2022
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If you’ve had your eye on a specific cruise, now could be the time to lock it in. That’s because many lines are offering Cyber Monday cruise sales that feature fare discounts and BOGO deals, as well as added perks like Wi-Fi, alcohol packages and even complimentary room upgrades.

Check back often. We’ll update this article as new deals roll out.

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American Queen Voyages

American Queen Voyages’ American Queen docked in Augusta, Kentucky. ASHLEY KOSCIOLEK/THE POINTS GUY

TPG predicts that U.S. waterways — rivers, the Great Lakes and the oceans leading to Alaska — will be a huge hit in 2023. Through Dec. 2, American Queen Voyages passengers can snag up to 20% off fares for select voyages, as well as free round-trip airfare from 49 gateways in the U.S. and Canada. Book using code BLACK FRIDAY.

Atlas Ocean Voyages

If expedition cruising is on your list for next year, Atlas is providing up to $1,000 in onboard credit per stateroom (depending on cabin type) for cruisers booking select 2023 voyages by Nov. 29. The line also has a slew of other great deals — including BOGO free fares, suite upgrades and reduced deposits — on its website.

Aurora Expeditions

This year, Aurora Expeditions is offering an unusual deal for Black Friday and Cyber Monday: no single supplements. That means travelers sailing alone on one of the line’s 2023 expedition voyages will pay only one cruise fare, even if they’re staying in a cabin designed for two — a rarity in the industry. For other passengers, the line is extending a discount of 20% on select cruises. You must book and put down a deposit by Dec. 31.

Avalon Waterways

If you’re looking to save on a river sailing, Avalon Waterways is including gratuities in its fares and throwing in free round-trip airfare from select U.S. gateways on select Europe voyages in 2023. This Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer is good for select Europe river cruise bookings made through Nov. 28.

Azamara Cruises

Azamara Quest, docked. ASHLEY KOSCIOLEK/THE POINTS GUY

Azamara is offering significant savings this Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Book any cabin on one of more than 100 select Europe voyages departing between Jan. 4 and Nov. 15, 2023, and you’ll score $1,000 in onboard credit and a two-category cabin upgrade. That means you can book a balcony room for the price of an inside or a suite for the price of an outside. This opportunity won’t stick around for long, though. Cruisers have until Dec. 2 to take advantage of it.

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Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival is running a Cyber Monday sale through Nov. 30, offering up to 40% off fares, an additional 50% off fares for the second passenger in each cabin and reduced deposits from just $50 per person (depending on sailing length). Plus, you’ll enjoy a free cabin upgrade and up to $50 in onboard credit.

Celebrity Cruises

The main pool area on Celebrity Apex. ASHLEY KOSCIOLEK/THE POINTS GUY

Through Dec. 1, Celebrity is running a “buy one, get one 75% off” promotion that will let you bring a travel companion for nearly free when you pay full price for yourself. This offer is valid on nearly all voyages from Dec. 2, 2022, through April 30, 2025, which means you can opt to save on a last-minute sailing or plan your travels well in advance. You can also earn up to $200 in onboard credit, depending on the length of the sailing booked.

Costa Cruises

When it comes to cruise deals, Black Friday and Cyber Monday relatively new concepts for Costa Cruises, which has only recently begun to make its presence known in the North American market. This year, the line is extending an offer through Dec. 5, that will net passengers up to $200 in onboard credit when they book any of Costa’s 10 most popular sailings; these include the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean and ocean-crossing voyages on Costa Smeralda, Costa Toscana, Costa Deliziosa, Costa Fascinosa, Costa Favolosa, Costa Firenze and Costa Pacifica sailings.

Cunard Line

If a traditional ocean-liner experience is more up your alley, check out this offer from Cunard. Book select sailings, departing through January 2024, on any of the line’s three vessels — including iconic Queen Mary 2, which is known for its transatlantic runs between New York and Southampton in the United Kingdom. You’ll score pricing from just $899 per person, up to $600 in onboard credit and a 50% reduced deposit. Discounts and deals are also available on cruises around Japan, Australia, Alaska and the Norwegian fjords. Be sure to book by Dec. 2.

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Fantasy docked at Disney Cruise Line’s private island, Castaway Cay. ASHLEY KOSCIOLEK/THE POINTS GUY

Although Disney Cruise Line rarely runs Black Friday or Cyber Monday-specific offers, it’s discounting select sailings into June 2023 from Miami, Port Canaveral, New Orleans, San Diego, Galveston and San Juan — including some that feature the line’s Very Merrytime Christmas celebrations, Marvel Day at Sea and Pixar Day at Sea. Passengers who book one of these three- to eight-night voyages will save anywhere from 20-35% on fares for guarantee cabins. That means you won’t get to select your specific stateroom, but you’re guaranteed to get one in the category you select or higher.

Emerald Cruises

Through Nov. 30, your booking with Emerald Cruises can net you up to $5,000 off Europe and Southeast Asia river cruises along the Danube, Rhine, Mekong and more. You can also save up to $6,800 on yacht sailings in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Holy Lands and other destinations. This offer is valid when you book select voyages for 2023. Bookings must be paid in full within 72 hours to qualify for this promotion.

Grand Circle Cruise Line

We all know airfare can significantly increase the cost of a vacation, even if you’ve managed to grab a great deal on your cruise. This year for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Grand Circle is offering free roundtrip airfare from all airports when you book by Dec. 2 for a cruise departing between April and June 2023. There are five itineraries from which to choose, including sailings on the Rhine, Rhone, Mosel, Seine and Black Sea.

Holland America Line

Holland America Line’s Rotterdam anchored off of Half Moon Cay, the line’s private island. ASHLEY KOSCIOLEK/THE POINTS GUY

For bookings made through Dec. 1, Holland America is running a special offer of up to 40% off fares for select 2023 and 2024 voyages. That means you can check out a variety of destinations the line visits. This deal also includes crew gratuities, and reduced deposits of just $25 per person.

Hurtigruten

In early celebration of its 130th anniversary, Hurtigruten is featuring more Black Friday and Cyber Monday cruise deals than ever before on both its expedition ships and those that sail classic Norway coastal itineraries. Travelers can save up to 50% on Antarctica, Alaska, Greenland, Galapagos, Iceland and Norway voyages departing into 2024. The promotion runs through Nov. 30.

Margaritaville at Sea

Through Cyber Monday, Margaritaville at Sea, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s partnership with Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville brand, is offering sailings from $49 per person, per night, on its two-night cruises, as well as a “kids sail free” deal and 25% of alcohol packages and shore excursions. This promotion is available for new bookings on sailings departing through Dec. 31, 2023. Kids sail free applies to third and fourth passengers sharing a cabin with two paying adults. The line is also running a special four- or six-night cruise-and-stay package; it incorporates a land stay at a resort in Freeport, The Bahamas, from $349 per person, including free, unlimited alcohol and port transfers.

MSC Cruises

MSC Seashore docked at private island Ocean Cay. ASHLEY KOSCIOLEK/THE POINTS GUY

Through Cyber Monday, MSC Cruises passengers can take advantage of up to 40% off cruise fares and freebies like alcohol packages, Wi-Fi and up to $200 in onboard credit per stateroom (depending on cruise length and cabin type booked). The sale applies to voyages to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada/New England, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and other destinations.

Norwegian Cruise Line

As part of what Norwegian is calling its “Greatest Deal Ever,” the line is allowing passengers to bring a travel companion for free (plus port taxes and fees) when they book a cruise for themselves on any of NCL’s ships, including new Norwegian Prima. Additionally, cruisers can choose up to five of six added perks: free alcohol and specialty dining, shore excursion credits, onboard Wi-Fi, airfare for your companion (when you pay for yours and book through the line) and a discount that allows third and fourth passengers in the same cabin to sail for just $99 each, plus taxes. Destinations like the Caribbean, Alaska and Europe are included in this offer, which runs through Dec. 5.

Oceania Cruises

Through Nov. 30, cruisers can save big with Oceania‘s OLife Choice Black Friday Sale, which also runs through Cyber Monday and is offering two-for-one cruise fares, free round-trip economy airfare and airport transfers from select airports (when air is purchased through the cruise line), included gratuities and a choice of one of three additional complimentary perks: shore excursions (number based on length of voyage), a beverage package or onboard credit.

Princess Cruises

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

This Black Friday, Princess is discounting tons of sailings, offering 60 cruises for less than $60 per person per night, plus hundreds of others that are $100 per person per night or less. Plus, when you book between through Nov. 30, you’ll pay a deposit of just $1, meaning you won’t owe anything else until 90 days before you set sail (unless you book less than 90 days out). This deal applies to select Alaska, California coastal, Caribbean, Panama Canal and Europe voyages.

Princess will run an additional deal for Cyber Monday. The above promotion applies, but on Nov. 28, for one day only, the line will discount deposits to just $1 per passenger, per booking. (This offer applies only to voyages scheduled to depart 90 days or more from Nov. 28. The deal initially saves passengers between $100 and $800, but bookings must still eventually be paid in full.)

Royal Caribbean International

View from above the pool deck on Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas. ASHLEY KOSCIOLEK/THE POINTS GUY

Royal Caribbean‘s Cyber Monday sale features instant savings of up to $600 per stateroom (based on cruise length and cabin type, when booked by Nov. 28), 30% off sailings and a “kids sail free” promotion. The 30% deal is valid for all sailings departing on or after Dec. 1. “Kids sail free” applies to non-holiday sailings booked by Nov. 30 and departing through April 30, 2024, for children 12 and younger sharing a cabin with two paying adults.

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours

Through Nov. 30, passengers can save up to $6,000 per room ($3,000 per person) on select river cruises and up to $15,000 per cabin ($7,500 per person) on select yacht sailings. Destinations include European rivers, the Mekong River and ocean regions like the Arctic, Antarctica and Japan. This offer is valid on 2023 voyages.

Seabourn Cruises

Seabourn Venture, docked. ASHLEY KOSCIOLEK/THE POINTS GUY

As part of its “Black Friday Sail" (which also runs through Cyber Monday), luxury line Seabourn is discounting more than 500 cruises through summer 2024 across its entire fleet, including brand-new expedition vessels Seabourn Venture and Seabourn Pursuit. When you book a cruise to the Arctic, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and other destinations by Dec. 5, you’ll receive a 15% discount — an average savings of $3,000 per cabin.

SeaDream Yacht Club

Through Dec. 31, SeaDream has introduced its “Sail-Away Event” for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, offering passengers $1,000 per room off cruise fares when they book one of 15 five- to seven-night 2023 Caribbean yacht voyages. Itineraries include the British and U.S. Virgin Islands. A few even feature overnights in St. Barts. Travelers interested in booking should use promo code HOLIDAY22.

Star Clippers

Star Clippers’ Royal Clipper sailing ship. STAR CLIPPERS

If you’re looking for a truly different experience, check out one of Star Clippers’ masted sailing ships for your next cruise. For Black Friday and Cyber Monday, passengers booking select 2023 and 2024 voyages on Star Flyer and Star Clipper will receive 15% off fares for itineraries visiting the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Central America. This offer is available through Dec. 15.

UnCruise Adventures

UnCruise is running two Black Friday and Cyber Monday “No More Merry Stressmas” deals for cruisers. One offers a $3,000 discount when two sailings are booked back-to-back, plus $200 credit toward cruise line-branded adventure gear. The other features up to $1,500 off select Alaska sailings, plus a $200 gear credit. Be sure to book by Nov. 29.

Vantage Deluxe World Travel

Save thousands on ocean, river and expedition cruises to destinations that include Antarctica, Norway, the Amazon, the Caribbean, East Asia, the Nile, the Arabian Sea, the Mediterranean and more with this Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale from Vantage. Book select itineraries though Nov. 30, and snag discounts of up to $7,000 per person.

Virgin Voyages

Scarlet Lady cruise ship. VIRGIN VOYAGES

If you’re up for something fresh and lively, consider booking a Virgin Voyages sailing this December from just $99 per person, per night when you reserve through Nov. 28. Or, if you’re looking down the road, the line is running a BOGO 50% off sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday (through Dec. 6), on cruises departing through April 2023. Single supplements are also being waived during this deal. These offers can be combined with a 5% savings for Florida residents, and those booking select inside and balcony cabins will receive $100 in additional bar credit when they purchase $300 worth.

Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises, a major player in the French Polynesia cruise space, is presenting travelers with a “Thankful for Travel” offer, running through Nov. 29. The promotion will allow you to “pick your perk” from a selection of a free pre- or post-cruise hotel stay with transfers to or from the vessel, up to $100 in onboard credit (depending on voyage length and cabin type) or an all-in package that includes Wi-Fi, an alcohol package and gratuities (higher-end cabins and suites only). Plus, you’ll enjoy a 5% reduced deposit when you make your reservation.

Check with your favorite travel agency

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 docked at the Red Hook cruise terminal in Brooklyn, New York. ASHLEY KOSCIOLEK/THE POINTS GUY

In addition to booking directly through your cruise line, you can also reach out to a travel adviser. Agents have access to the same great deals the lines are offering, but sometimes they can throw in a few more extras, such as free bottles of wine or onboard credit. Before booking anything directly, it might be worth a phone call.

Book via an airline portal

For any cruise deal, run the numbers to see if you’re better off booking directly with the cruise line, a travel agent or with an airline cruise vacation specialist. United Cruises, for example, frequently offers additional incentives for passengers to book through its portal. At the time of publication, cruisers who have Premier status with United could take advantage of perks like free bottles of wine, spa credit and bonus United miles when they book a sailing with select lines through United Cruises.

American Airlines Cruises has a similar portal that allows you to enjoy perks like waived deposits and bonus AAdvantage miles.

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