It’s like Click Frenzy on steroids – but should you be tempted by this year’s Black Friday deals?
Cruise Passenger has looked, line by line, at what’s on offer. We found cruises that just start from just $75 a night with CMV and $87 a night on premium Holland America, and flight deals to the most popular cruising spots in the US, Europe and Asia.
Royal Caribbean is offering up to 40 per cent off plus up to $500 bonus saving. Norwegian Cruise Lines has up to 30 per cent off, combinable with their ‘Free at Sea’ offers. And Cruise & Maritime Voyages is offering up to 45 per cent off already reduced prices.
Meanwhile P&O Cruises is offering a book with a $1 deposit plus up to $450 onboard spending money per room. On Celebrity Cruises, they are offering $25 deposits plus up to $500 to spend on board.
Carnival Cruise Lines is letting up to two kids sail free with two paying adults on four itineraries to the Pacific Islands.
You get the idea. And those are just a start. Now is also a great time to do a fly-cruise holiday, as many airlines are offering discounted flights for Black Friday.
Virgin Airlines is offering discounted flights to the US in their Thanksgiving sale. With flights from Sydney to Seattle from $1,055.
You can also find many flight deals at Flight Centre’s Red Thursday sale. This includes flights from Brisbane to Rome or Amsterdam with China Southern Airlines with fares from $899 and $941 respectively.
They also have Singapore Airlines flights from Brisbane to Tokyo from $809.
See what the cruise lines are offering.
Up to 40 per cent off every guest plus up to $500 bonus on board credit. The sale includes itineraries in the South Pacific, New Zealand, Queensland, sampler cruises from Sydney and Brisbane, Asia and more.
The newly updated Voyager of the Seas is offering:
11-night ‘Island Getaway’ Sydney roundtrip departing February 25, 2020 was $1,899 and now has fares from $1,099. The itinerary visits Noumea, Mystery Island, Port Vila, Mare, Lifou and Isle of Pines.
A 2-night Sydney sampler cruise departing February 3, 2020 has fares from $349.
The Ovation of the Seas is also offering a 10-night ‘South Pacific & New Zealand‘ Sydney roundtrip from $1,098. It visits Noumea, Mystery Island and the Bay of Islands.
Carnival Cruise Line
The line is letting up to two kids sail free with two paying adults on four itineraries to the Pacific Islands departing in 2020. Sale ends December 2. The itineraries are:
From Sydney on the Carnival Splendor are eight-night departing February 10, seven-night departing February 23, ten-night departing March 1, eight-night departing March 11 and 12-night departing March 22, 2020.
Just for Friday November 29, the line is offering $1 deposit on select cruises. Offer ends midnight.
A two-day ‘Australia Getaway‘ departing Melbourne April 6, 2020 on the Golden Princess starts from $229.
Eight-day ‘Southern Islands‘ Tokyo (Yokohama) roundtrip departing December 15, 2019 on Diamond Princess from $979.
The line is also running ‘The Landmark Sale‘.
Receive up to $1,000 air credit per stateroom when you book a selected fly/cruise holiday. Or explore landmarks closer to your doorstep, cruising Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the South Pacific and receive up to $400 onboard spending money per stateroom. Offer ends 12 December 2019.
Seven-day ‘European Explorer‘ Barcelona to London from $1,299. Depart May 23, 2020 on the Crown Princess.
Seven-day ‘Inside Passage‘ Seattle roundtrip departing September 20, 2020 on the Emerald Princess starts from $1,179.
Norwegian Cruise Lines
They are offering up to 30 per cent off their cruise fare and their Black Friday offer is running from now till December 13. Guests can combine this offer with their ‘Free at Sea’ offer.
The sale includes itineraries all around the world and applies to sailings more than 60 days away.
The seven-day Western Mediterranean, Barcelona roundtrip itinerary on the Norwegian Epic has fares from $969 when departing November 1, 2020. Visit Naples, Rome, Florence, Cannes and Palma de Majorca.
The seven-day ‘Awe of Alaska‘ which features Glacier Bay and Inside Passage from Seattle. Depart October 4, 2020 on the Norwegian Bliss to enjoy fares from $1,447.
The 15-day ‘Asia: Japan and China from Tokyo‘ visits Mount Fuji in Shimizu, Kyoto, Nagasaki in Japan as well as Beijing, Dalian and Shanghai in China before concluding in Hong Kong. Sail on the Norwegian Spirit from $1,793 when departing June 8, 2020.
They are offering $25 deposits plus up to $500 to spend on board. The offer is valid for Celebrity Cruises voyages of four-nights or longer departing between January 2020 and May 2021.
Save up to 40 per cent off launch fares of select 2020 Alaskan, Asian and Northern European sailings in their World of Adventure sale.
Till November 30, the line is also running a ‘Big Balcony Event where you receive a complementary double stateroom upgrade from inside to balcony on select 2020/21 voyages. One category upgrade is also available within Princess and Queens Grill Suites.
Sail the ‘Norwegian Fjords‘ Southampton roundtrip for seven-nights in July 3, 2020 on the Queen Victoria with fares from $1,099.
They also have multiple dates in June/August 2020 for 10-night Alaska including Glacier Bay, Vancouver roundtrip itineraries on the Queen Elizabeth. Fares from $1,449.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
The line is offering up to 45 per cent off already reduced prices in their $10 Million Savings event valid till December 2.
Their ‘East Coast Discovery‘ sailing just starts at $75 per day. The Vasco da Gama departs Sydney on December 1, 2019 and sails to Burnie and Melbourne before arriving at Adelaide.
Enjoy the best of South Australia during a 3-night round trip Adelaide package on board CMV’s newest addition to the fleet, Vasco da Gama, from $296 per person with code BONUS45.
The sale also gives travellers the chance to voyage from Bali to Fremantle during a six-night journey on board Vasco da Gama, in an Ocean View cabin for as little as $102 per person per night, twin-share (code: BONUS40). Departs January 19, 2020.
Holland America Line
Book with just $25 deposit and also enjoy free stateroom gratuities. Guests can also receive a Signature Beverage Package and more when they book select 2020 Alaska, Europe or Canada & New England cruises. Offer ends December 4, 2019.
Flight Centre and Holland America Line have a 14-night cruise from Sydney aboard the Noordam. The cruise traverses the majestic Milford Sound where you will see plunging waterfalls, bottlenose dolphins and seals. The cruise then sails to Akaroa, Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, Napier, Tauranga and Auckland. The cruise is priced from $1,299 per person, twin share and departs on January 18, 2020.
For Black Friday, book by December 13 and enjoy 50 per cent off the second suite on 32 selected voyages.
Itineraries include the 16-day Dubai to Athens itinerary departing March 25, 2020 on the Silver Spirit has fares from $7,500.
In the Caribbean, book by November 30 and enjoy included shore excursions on selected voyages.
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