With Black Friday and Cyber Monday here, a number of cruise lines have announced special deals and promotions.
Celestyal Cruises has announced a Black Friday & Cyber Monday, “BOGO,” or buy-one-get-one free offer. The all-inclusive, three-night, four-night and seven-night cruises start as low as $818 for two guests, with the second guest sailing for free. This offer is for new bookings made November 20 through November 29, 2018 for qualifying 2019 and 2020 sailings.
Celestyal also makes it more affordable to set sail with the entire family with the ability to also book third and fourth guests at 50 percent off the first guest’s cruise fare. For those who wish to treat themselves to a cruise this season, Celestyal is also offering a special lower than normal “solo traveler” single supplement of 15 percent on select sailings in 2019 and 2020.
All Celestyal cruises include onboard meals, a standard unlimited drinks package, select shore excursions, entertainment, port fees and gratuities.
For more information, visit celestyalcruises.com.
Windstar Cruises announced that travelers receive $500 shipboard credit per stateroom when they book a Premium Suite on Cyber Monday, November 26. The deal is available for just the one day.
Guests can use their shipboard credit on shore excursions, spa treatments, specialty restaurants, alcohol and more when booking a cruise on any one of Windstar’s small ships to destinations around the world.
In addition to a $500 shipboard credit on Premium Suites, for the month of November, guests receive a complimentary Signature Expedition (value of up to $400 per stateroom) when they book a Windstar Alaska voyage specifically.
For more, visit www.windstarcruises.com.
Scenic has announced Black Friday Sale offerings on more than three dozen sailings along the Danube, Main, Rhine, Rhône, Saône and Seine, as well as six cruise/tour explorations of Egypt and Jordan plus a rare sale on two departures of Scenic-National Geographic Expeditions Holland & Belgium in Springtime sailings.
Europe River Cruising
-11+ Day Europe River Cruising:
- FREE premium air
-8-10 Day Europe River Cruising
- FREE economy air – Sapphire & Diamond Decks
- FREE premium air for Jewel Deck (Suite categories D & E)
-PLUS book and pay in full and receive a €200 (approximately $228) on board credit per Suite
Egypt & Jordan Escorted Tours
-FREE Pre or Post-Tour Hotel Stay
- Giza at Marriott Mena House
- Cairo at St. Regis Cairo
- Jordan at Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa
National Geographic Eight-Day Holland and Belgium in the Springtime River Cruise
-$500 per person Scenic Savings on the April 17 & 24, 2019 sailings
These offers are available for new bookings made between now and November 26, 2018 on select 2019 sailings. They are combinable with most other Scenic savings and referral offers.
These eight- to 20-day cruises and cruise/tours are wide ranging: Amsterdam to Basel, Nuremburg to Budapest, Paris to Bordeaux, Amsterdam to Budapest, and Cairo to Amman. Sailing dates run from March through October 2019.
For more information, visit www.scenicusa.com.
European Waterways announced a limited time Black Friday special of 30 percent off on select six-night all-inclusive hotel barge cruises in Europe for spring 2019. The promotion represents savings of up $17,850 and charters as low as $24,150.
The savings are good on select whole boat charters in France, including the Canal du Midi and Burgundy; on the Caledonian Canal in Scotland; and in Holland during the region’s tulip season. Charters must be booked from November 23 through November 27, 2018 to be eligible for the Black Friday rates. The offer cannot be combined with other promotions and other restriction may apply.
For more, visit www.europeanwaterways.com.
Emerald Waterways is offering Black Friday Bonus deals on all 2019 European sailings as well as on the Mekong river in Asia.
Guests who book any 2019 European river cruise between November 21-27, 2018 will receive €150 onboard credit per cabin, a free premium drinks package (value of $220 per week) and free or reduced roundtrip airfare starting at $295. Travelers who prefer to purchase their own air to Europe will receive $750 per person off their sailing of 8-14 days, or $1,500 per person off sailings of 15 days or more.
Those booking a 2019 Mekong river cruise and land tour will receive the $150 credit and free roundtrip air from the US to Southeast Asia. Cruisers to Asia who purchase their own air will receive $1,250 off per person.
Emerald Waterways’ fleet of Star-Ships sails the Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers in central Europe, the Rhone river in France and the Douro river in Portugal. Their Mekong cruises sail from Siem Reap, Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.
For more, visit www.emeraldwaterways.com.
Luxury cruise line Cunard is offering travelers Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions, available on select 2019 voyages all over the world, aboard all three ships including flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2, and sister ships Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth.
From November 20-28, 2018, new voyage bookings will receive:
- Free Double Upgrades mean guests can sail in a Balcony stateroom for the price of an Inside stateroom
- Free Drinks and Free Gratuities in Princess Grill or Queens Grill Suites
Cunard’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions are available on Queen Elizabeth’s itineraries in Alaska. The brand returns to the region in May 2019 when Queen Elizabeth sails four 10-night Alaska voyages roundtrip from Vancouver, with port calls in Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Icy Strait Point and Victoria. Highlights include scenic cruising through the Inside Passage, Tracy Arm Fjord, and Hubbard Glacier.
The promotion is also available on Transatlantic Crossings, Asia, and New England & Canada itineraries on Queen Mary 2; Europe and Asia voyages on Queen Victoria; and Australia voyages on Queen Elizabeth. Fares start at $729 per person. This promotion includes a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of $100.
The Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions feature the following voyages:
- 10-night Alaska voyage with fares from $2,199*
- 12-night Melbourne roundtrip voyage with fares from $2,449*
- 16-night Brisbane to Yokohama voyage with fares from $2,489*
Queen Mary 2
- 7-night Transatlantic Crossings with fares from $1,149*
- 7-night New England & Canada voyages with fares from $1,399*
- 20-night Hong Kong to Dubai voyage with fares from $3,999*
- 14-night Baltic Highlights voyage with fares from $2,999*
- 7-night Fjords voyage with fares from $1,399*
- 19-night Sydney to Hong Kong voyage with fares from $3,259
*Taxes, fees and port expenses ranging from $55 to $735 per person are additional and subject to change.
For more information, visit www.cunard.com.