This Week in Cruise: The Latest Cruise Deals for Cyber Monday

MSC Divina

The busy Thanksgiving travel weekend is almost upon us, and with it Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals from around the cruise industry. 

Princess Cruises is offering a Cyber Sale through November 30 with two levels of savings: Sail Soon and Sail Later. Guests who “Sail Soon” can save up to $1,000 per stateroom, while guests who “Sail Later” can enjoy free stateroom location upgrades, free gratuities and up to $300 onboard spending money per stateroom.

“Sail Soon” voyages include six-day and more itineraries departing winter through spring 2017 to destinations including the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Panama Canal, California Coast, Australia & New Zealand, Southeast Asia and South America.

“Sail Later” options include six- to 60-day cruises and select cruisetours sailing from summer 2017 to spring 2018 to all destinations, including Alaska, California Coast, Canada & New England, Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico, Panama Canal, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Transatlantics, Australia & New Zealand, South Pacific, Japan, Southeast Asia and South America.

Guests can book with reduced deposits of $100 per person, with reduced third and fourth guest fares in select destinations during the Cyber Sale. Finally, guests who book Japan or Singapore voyages are eligible for an additional $100 per person savings on airfare when using Princess EZAir.

Visit princess.com/sale

MSC Cruises is running a Black Friday / Cyber Monday deal November 23 - 30 for 2017 sailings on the MSC Divina, which is now sailing year-round from Miami to the Caribbean. Sale rates start at $399 per person for a seven-night sailing, representing a savings of 50 percent off brochure rates. Additionally, travelers will get extra perks based on the category of stateroom booked:

  • Inside Stateroom – Extra $25 shipboard credit per stateroom
  • Oceanview Stateroom - Extra $25 shipboard credit per stateroom + free Surfer Wi-Fi package, allowing access to social networks, email and online browsing for up to 2 devices – added value of $70 per stateroom
  • Balcony Stateroom – Extra $25 shipboard credit per stateroom + free Surfer Wi-Fi package, allowing access to social networks, email and Web browsing for up to 2 devices + free mealtime drinks package, including unlimited consumption of wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks during lunch and dinner – added value of $350 per stateroom

Seven-night cruises qualifying for the Black Friday/Cyber Monday Promotion, leaving from Miami, include, but are not limited to:

  • April 1, 2017: Stops in Nassau, Bahamas; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten – prices start at $399 per person based on 2 for 1 deal
  • May 6, 2017: Stops in Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel, Mexico; and Nassau, Bahamas – prices start at $449 per person based on 2 for 1 deal
  • May 27, 2017 (Memorial Day Cruise): Stops in Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Nassau, Bahamas – prices start at $529 per person based on 2 for 1 deal

Visit http://bit.ly/MSCCruisesBlackFriday and http://bit.ly/MSCCruisesCyberMonday

Finally, Costa Cruises is offering a “Grazie-Giving Sale” November 24 - 29, with discounts on sailings including a seven-night Mediterranean cruise on Costa's flagship, Costa Diadema, starting at $399 for an inside cabin and $549 for a balcony cabin. 

Online reservations will open early Thursday, November 24 at 6 a.m. EST, with reservation phone lines opening at 9 a.m. Friday, November 25 (phone lines will be closed on Thanksgiving). Rates will remain at their lowest throughout the six-day promotion based on availability and will end at 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 29, 2016. 

For the 2016 sale, Costa has extended the rates to include both the Caribbean and Mediterranean. Fares for a seven- to 10-night Caribbean cruise begin at $449 for an inside stateroom, with balcony cabins starting at $749. Seven-night winter Mediterranean cruises begin at $399 for an inside, with 12-night winter Med sailings starting at $799. All rates are per person, double occupancy, based on availability.

Visit www.costacruises.com

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