Find the best deals on cruise vacations during Black Friday 2018. We will search the announcements for cruises from Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Norwegian, Princess, MSC and more from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday 2018 to vacation destinations including Alaska, Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico and more.
Here are the cruises that we will be following over Black Friday as well as what they offered in sales last year:
Royal Caribbean is a cruise line originally founded in Norway but now based in Miami. It had 25 ships as of May 2018 and takes passengers on approximately 20% of cruise bookings worldwide. RCI offered a great Black Friday deal in 2017 for multiple passengers booking at the same time, cutting fares in half for the second passenger in a cabin and by 25 percent for additional passengers. Onboard credits of up to $400 were also available ($100 for booking more than six months away; ($300 for six nights or more in a deluxe cabin). The 2017 deals applied to departures on or after December 24th and excluded China departures..
Carnival is an American cruise line based in Florida that sends ships to many popular destinations including the Caribbean, Bahamas, Alaska and Mexico. There are approximately 26 ships which sail under the Carnival Cruise Line brand, which is chosen by approximately 20% of cruise passengers every year for their vacations. During Black Friday 2017, they offered sales on cruises to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico, Alaska, and more include Fun Select fares up to 35% off, up to $50 in onboard spending credit for select sailings. The deals applied to available cruises through May 2018.
Norwegian Cruises began operation in 1966 and is now headquartered in the Miami, Florida area. It operates approximately 16 ships and has approximately 8% of the worldwide share of the cruise market. For Black Friday 2017, they included all five of their bonus offers (Ultimate Beverage package, specialty dining package, 250 minutes free internet, $50 shore excursion credit per port, and free sailings for the third and fourth person in the cabin). The deals applied to select sailings to Alaska, the Caribbean, and more.
Princess Cruises is a subsidiary of Carnival and has its headquarters located in Santa Clarita, California. They have approximately 17 ships in their fleet. During Black Friday 2017, they offered discounts of up to $1000 and lower fares for third and fourth passengers. For cruises more than six months away, they offered onboard credits, gratuities and free upgrades. Princess offered the packages for destinations including Mexico and Hawaii through Spring 2019.
Holland America has been a leader in cruising the seas for 140+ years. It is a subsidiary of Carnival and is now headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Its fleet of 14 modern classic ships goes to more than 425 ports of call, including ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, Mexico, South America, the Panama Canal, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. In 2017, they offered prepaid gratuities and up to a $50 beverage credit for Black Friday. It applied to more than 1,000 potential cruises from departures starting December 1st.
A privately owned mid-market cruise line headquartered in Monaco that was founded in 1994. They had their first Blac Friday discounts in 2017, offering travelers an additional five percent savings to a luxurious, all-inclusive ocean or expedition cruise in the New Year. The savings were combinable with other offerings, including Silver Select promotion (Travelers may choose a two-category suite upgrade, or 50 percent savings on a second suite, or an onboard spending credit of $1,000 per suite.) — plus Free Shore Excursions offer, providing a free shore excursion in every port of call, and $199 roundtrip economy air offer for select Caribbean savings. However, payment in full had to be made by November 28th and it applied to bookings between January 1st and April 30th. Applied to select
MSC Cruises offers cruise vacations in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Emirates and worldwide. They are a global cruise line that was founded in Italy and has its headquarters in Geneva. In 2017, they offered free upgrades from ocean view to balcony staterooms, meaning 50 percent plus savings on select sailings. From November 20-29, 2017, guests could book a balcony stateroom at an ocean view rate on both MSC Divina and MSC Seaside during select sailings between December 23, 2017 and May 12, 2018.
A British American cruise line owned by Carnival with three ships. In 2017, they offered new voyage bookings receiving Free Gratuities, 50% off 3rd/4th Guests, and $200 Reduced Deposit. Possible itineraries included Transatlantic Crossings, Caribbean, New England & Canada, Mediterranean, Northern Europe and Japan & Alaska voyages with fares from $899. The special promotion included a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of $200.
Ponant is a French cruise ship operator with five ships offering luxury small ship cruises or expeditions with itineraries ranging from tropical areas to the polar regions. In 2017, they offered up to 30 percent off select cruises plus an additional $500 off for bookings on the luxury expedition line. The deals applied to select cruises to Antarctica and South America during Winter 2018-2019.
Azmara is a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean. They have three mid-size cruise ships: the Quest, Journey and Pursuit. They promote a genial-club like atmosphere that that can sail to locations other cruise lines can’t dock in. They also offer immersive voyages with more time in the world’s most unparalleled destinations. In 2017, they offered up to $500 in onboard spending credits for booking an ocean-view cabinet or better.