7 Black Friday flight deals to book this year
If you’re in the market for a cruise, this holiday season might be a good time to book.
Many major cruise lines are offering Black Friday deals on a range of cruises, from Antarctica and Galapagos Islands cruises to Caribbean and Alaska itineraries. This year’s deals feature discounts on fares, gratuities, on-board credit for drinks and more.
Travelers can find deals for different types of cruises, from family-friendly vacations on huge ships packed with activities or a more relaxed vacation on a smaller ship.
(For more information on choosing a line, see USA TODAY’s cruise line guide here.)
Here are seven of the best Black Friday flight deals of 2023:
Discount and credit up to 40% at Cunard Line
Cunard is offering up to 40% off launch fares on select cruises departing from January 2024 through May 2025. Guests can also receive up to $1,000 in onboard credit per stateroom.
The deal is valid through December 4 and applies to the first two guests upon booking, according to a press release.
Holland america black friday sale line
Holland America guests can get up to 30% off cruise fares only on select cruises through 2025. Travelers can also get prepaid rewards for the first and second guests in the stateroom, according to a press release.
The offer applies to more than 800 departures visiting destinations including Alaska, the Caribbean and Antarctica.
The offer runs until December 1st. Itineraries of less than five days and Grand Voyages are not eligible.
Up to half of the excursions are from HX
HX, which recently announced its rebrand from Hurtigruten Expeditions, is offering passengers up to 50% off on selected expeditions sailing until March 31. The deal includes itineraries in the Galapagos Islands, West Africa and more.
Travelers must book by November 30.
Drinks, Wi-Fi and more from MSC Cruises
MSC guests can get drinks, included Wi-Fi and up to $500 in onboard credit as part of the line’s Black Friday promotion on most cruises. The deal also includes free rates for children 17 and under sailing as third and fourth guests.
The sale runs until November 24th. Adult travelers who book as part of the offer will receive the line’s Easy Plus beverage package that includes cocktails, wine, beer, bottled water and more. Palace beverage package must be purchased separately for children sailing as part of the promotion.
Staterooms in the line’s Yacht Club — its luxury ship-within-a-ship concept — are not eligible for the free child rates.
Norwegian cruise line black friday deal
Norwegian is offering a 50% discount on cruises for travelers who book by November 26. Travelers can also combine the deal with the line’s Free At Sea offer to get perks like free specialty dining, Wi-Fi and more.
Save over $5,000 with Oceania Cruises
Travelers can save up to $5,400 per luxury room as part of the Oceania offer. The high-end line’s deal is valid for more than 100 cruises in 2024, ranging in duration from one week to more than a month.
Eligible cruises include itineraries in Asia, the Mediterranean and South America, according to a press release. Guests must book by December 5th.
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Black Friday offer from Virgin Voyages
Virgin is offering a 30% discount on selected cruises departing until December 2024, and a bar tab to use on specialty drinks on board. The adults-only line will give guests $600 per cabin on cruises of seven nights or more, $300 on cruises between four and six nights and $125 on itineraries of three nights or less.
The agreement runs until November 30.
Nathan Diller is a consumer travel reporter for USA TODAY based in Nashville. You can reach him at email@example.com.