As the holiday season approaches, the excitement of Black Friday brings not only discounted electronics and fashion but also incredible travel deals that can turn your dreams of a getaway into a reality. Whether you’re craving a tropical escape, a cultural adventure, or a cozy winter retreat, Black Friday travel deals presents a golden opportunity to snag fantastic travel bargains. Although Thanksgiving is still a couple of weeks away, many companies have already released their black Friday deals.
Cruise into Savings: Unbeatable Cruise Packages. Cruise enthusiasts, rejoice! Black Friday brings forth irresistible cruise deals that cater to every taste. Whether you prefer a sun-soaked Caribbean cruise or a scenic European river journey, Black Friday is your ticket to sailing into savings.
Luxury Cruises and Expeditions Deals
Explora Journeys is having their very first sale since their launch in August 2023. This sale is among the best black friday sales I’ve seen in the industry! We are talking about 50% off of cruises worldwide. Explora Journeys is a brand-new five-star company with the backing of MSC, offering cruises for as low as $2000 per person all inclusive education point this includes poor taxes, all fees, and gratuities!. Every Explorer cruise allows you to relax in the utmost luxurious environment with less than 900 people on board the cruise ship and is all inclusive of port fees, open bar, wifi, gratuities and more. Find more details about Explora Black Friday sale and get 150 euro onboard booking bonus for booking via me!
Hurtigruten Expeditions – Looking to explore the far corners of the world? Sail on small sustainable ships to some of the planet’s most off-the-beaten-track destinations! With a legacy of expedition travel since 1893, we’re proud to offer adventures with science, education, and conservation at their core. Immerse yourself in otherworldly landscapes, get up close to rare wildlife, and encounter unique cultures — in the most sustainable way possible.
From Antarctica to the Galapagos you can save up to 50%! The Black Friday Sale is now live and includes most Expedition Cruises to the coolest destinations! From Nov 1-30, guests can save up to 50% on select expedition cruises to Antarctica, the Galápagos Islands, Alaska, Northern Light cruises through Scandinavia and more! The best deals are on Africa Expeditions and Galapagos cruises.
Starting November 15, AARP members can save an extra 5% on any booking. Plus, book via a preferred agency like my agency, Scott & Thomas and get an additional $100 onboard credit per person
Seabourn Cruises – Seabourn announced its annual “Black Friday Sail” and it’s already live. The promotion offers value-added benefits on select 2024 ultra-luxury ocean and expedition voyages which include a two-category veranda suite upgrade, up to $2,000 per suite shipboard credit, and 50% reduced deposits. You can enjoy a Veranda 3 for the price of a veranda 1 or a Veranda 4 for the price of a Veranda 2.The promotional campaign will be available until November 27, 2023.
Last minute travel deal: For those looking to travel between now and Feb 2024, there is also the Final sale. This provides up to a 20% discount, but no room upgrades or onboard credit. This drops the price to Antarctica on the Expedition vessels to below $9,000 per person. 21 day South Georgia Expeditions for $14,000! There’s also amazing deals to be had throughout the Caribbean and Asia for as low as $2,500 per person.
Contact your favorite travel advisor, as these prices are not available online.
Swan Hellenic Expeditions – Swan Hellenic isn’t calling it a black Friday sale, but instead the luxury cruise line launched a travelzoo special around Halloween offering 50% off Antarctic expeditions leaving between now and Jan 8. Prices ranged between $5999 and $6999 for rooms. Most options are sold except the Dec 11, 12, and 20th sailing and even the travelzoo special expired on Nov 10. Yet, for select travel advisors can also match the pricing on other sailings through Feb 2023. These prices are NOT representative online and only available via select agents (aka Scott and Thomas Travel)
Swan Hellenic has also reduced the price on several cultural expeditions throughout Europe, Africa, the Americas and Arctic expeditions for the 2024 season. Through select travel advisors (aka me) you can save an additional $2000 any price online. A double saving!
QUARK Expeditions – Guests can take advantage of up to 50 percent off select Antarctic 2023/24 departures. On select Arctic 2024 voyages, travelers will receive 40 percent discounts. Also, Quark is offering free cabin upgrades on select Antarctic 24/25 bookings and an additional 10 percent off all Arctic 2024 and Antarctic 24/25 voyages when paid in full at time of booking.
Scenic – Create Stories for Life for your clients with our best offer of the year. Book a voyage of a lifetime with 2 for 1 Fares plus up to $15,000 savings per suite on select ocean voyages and up to $5,000 bonus savings per suite on select 5-star river cruises. With Scenic, it’s truly all-inclusive ultra-luxury in a class of its own. Combine this with two for 1 fares which are already live!
Emerald Cruises – Turn your dream luxury cruise into a reality with 2 for 1 Fares plus up to $6,000 bonus savings per couple on select yacht sailings and up to $4,500 bonus savings per couple on select river sailings. Experience intimate luxury onboard our award-winning ships while exploring rich local cultures. Plus, drinks packages are included on yacht cruises starting in April 2024!
Azamara – Azamara deal looks similar to Seabourn offering double stateroom upgrades, $1,500 in onboard credit to spend on the ship, and 20% off suites on select cruises in 2024.
Silversea – enjoy a two-category suite upgrade on Ocean-going voyages – or a one-category suite upgrade on Expedition cruises – a $1,000 shipboard credit per suite ($500 per guest), and a refundable 15% reduced deposit. Silversea limited-time Suite Upgrades offer applies to a global collection of itineraries departing January 2024 through 2025. Book before Nov 30. You can stack this with the American Express offer and Scott and Thomas $250 OBC
Norwegian Cruise Lines – Norwegian cruise line has launched their preview sale which is offering. 50% off the full fare of the cruise plus free at sea plus free airfare for the 2nd guest. NCL markets similar deals like this often, so I don’t believe this is their “best” deal, but anything added to save is always great, especially with runaway mandatory staff gratuities which continue to increase.
Holland America Line – Starting November 17 and running through to December 1, 2023, The Black Friday sale includes up to 30% off cruise-only fares for cruises to Alaska, the Caribbean, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The Black Friday sale will also include prepaid crew appreciation component in its Black Friday Sale, which can add savings of up to nearly $112 per person for a seven-day cruise.
Celebrity Cruises – Celebrity Cruises is offering an almost BOGO deal to help you bring your friends and family for less. With this deal enjoy 75% off the second guest in a cabin and up to $300 in onboard credit on nearly all cruises through April 2026.
Royal Caribbean – The world’s largest cruise line brings you the world’s largest cruise sale. RCI will offer their biggest sale of the year with the best savings being on prepaid packages. After booking your cruise save upto 55% off beverage packages, WiFi, shore excursions, dining packages, and more. But you have to book first to know how much you can save later.
Virgin Voyages – No official word on what Virgin will do but we have an idea. Virgin Voyages accidentally sent out an early email that said they will be offering 30% off all cruises and up to $600 to spend on drinks.
Many Black Friday and Cyber Monday cruise deals are already live or announced. If you are looking to travel on your favorite cruise ship between now and 2025, book now for the best savings. For those already on a ship, remember the best deal on a cruise is by rebooking your next cruise onboard. The offering onboard usually provides the best deals. Yet for those not currently onboard, know you can get a deal via these Black Friday sales, many which area already live! Don’t miss out on these sales. Contact your travel advisor of choice today.