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Black Friday cruise deals 2022: Save big with this season’s offers

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If you’ve had your eye on a specific cruise, this could be the time to lock it in. That’s because many lines are offering Black Friday cruise sales.

Although Black Friday isn’t here yet, a few lines have released deals in advance. So far, the perks — including fare discounts, free extras like alcohol and Wi-Fi, and even complimentary upgrades — are shaping up to be pretty enticing.

Check back often. We’ll update this article with the latest promotions as they roll out over the coming weeks.

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Azamara Cruises


Azamara is among the first to offer cruise deals for Black Friday. Book any cabin on one of more than 100 select Europe voyages departing between Jan. 4 and Nov. 15, 2023, and you’ll score $1,000 in onboard credit and a two-category cabin upgrade. That means you can book a balcony room for the price of an inside or a suite for the price of an outside. But this opportunity won’t stick around for long. Cruisers have until Dec. 2, 2022, to take advantage of it.

Celebrity Cruises

Through Dec. 1, 2022, Celebrity is running a “buy one, get one 75% off” promotion that will let you bring a travel companion for nearly free when you pay full price for yourself. This offer is valid on nearly all voyages from Dec. 2, 2022, through April 30, 2025, which means you can opt to save on a last-minute sailing or plan your travels well in advance. You can also earn up to $200 in onboard credit, depending on the length of the sailing booked.

Costa Cruises

When it comes to cruise deals, Black Friday is a relatively new concept for Costa Cruises, which has only recently begun to make its presence known in the North American market. This year, the line is extending an offer through Dec. 5, 2022, that will net passengers up to $200 in onboard credit when they book any of Costa’s 10 most popular sailings, which include the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean and ocean-crossing voyages on Costa Smeralda, Costa Toscana, Costa Deliziosa, Costa Fascinosa, Costa Favolosa, Costa Firenze and Costa Pacifica.

Cunard Line

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 docked at the Red Hook cruise terminal in Brooklyn, New York. ASHLEY KOSCIOLEK/THE POINTS GUY

If a traditional ocean-liner experience is more up your alley, check out this offer from Cunard. Book select sailings, departing through January 2024, on any of the line’s three vessels — including iconic Queen Mary 2, which is known for its transatlantic runs between New York and Southampton in the United Kingdom — and you’ll score pricing from just $899 per person, up to $600 in onboard credit and a 50% reduced deposit. Discounts and deals are also available on cruises around Japan, Australia, Alaska and the Norwegian fjords. This offer begins Nov. 17, 2022; be sure to book by Dec. 2, 2022.

Holland America Line

For bookings made between Nov. 17 and Nov. 27, 2022, Holland America is running a special offer of up to 40% off fares for more than half of its departures into 2024. That means you can check out a variety of destinations the line visits. This deal also includes crew gratuities and can be combined with the line’s “Have It All” package, which ties in complimentary shore excursions, a beverage package, Wi-Fi and specialty dining.


In early celebration of its 130th anniversary, Hurtigruten is featuring more Black Friday cruise deals than ever before on both its expedition ships and those that sail classic Norway coastal itineraries. Starting Nov. 14, 2022 (through your travel agent) or Nov. 21, 2022 (through Hurtigruten), travelers can save up to 50% on Antarctica, Alaska, Greenland, Galapagos, Iceland and Norway voyages departing into 2024. The promotion runs through Nov. 30, 2022.

Norwegian Cruise Line

An aerial shot of Norwegian Prima

As part of what Norwegian is calling its “Greatest Deal Ever,” the line is allowing passengers to bring a travel companion for free (plus port taxes and fees) when they book a cruise for themselves on any of NCL’s ships, including new Norwegian Prima. Additionally, cruisers can choose up to five of six added perks: free alcohol and specialty dining, shore excursion credits, onboard Wi-Fi, airfare for your companion (when you pay for yours and book through the line) and a discount that allows third and fourth passengers in the same cabin to sail for just $99 each, plus taxes. Destinations like the Caribbean, Alaska and Europe are included in this offer, which runs through Dec. 5, 2022.

Princess Cruises

This Black Friday, Princess is discounting tons of sailings, offering 60 cruises for less than $60 per person per night, plus hundreds of others that are $100 per person per night or less. Plus, when you book between Nov. 22 and Nov. 30, 2022, you’ll pay a deposit of just $1, meaning you won’t owe anything else until 90 days before you set sail (unless you book less than 90 days out). This deal applies to select Alaska, California coastal, Caribbean, Panama Canal and Europe voyages.

Seabourn Cruises

As part of its “Black Friday Sail,” luxury line Seabourn is discounting more than 500 cruises through summer 2024 across its entire fleet, including brand-new expedition vessels Seabourn Venture and Seabourn Pursuit. When you book a cruise to the Arctic, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and other destinations by Dec. 5, 2022, you’ll receive a 15% discount — an average savings of $3,000 per cabin.

Check with your favorite travel agency

Disney Fantasy docked at Disney Cruise Line’s private island, Castaway Cay. ASHLEY KOSCIOLEK/THE POINTS GUY

In addition to booking directly through your cruise line, you can also reach out to a travel adviser. Agents have access to the same great deals the lines are offering, but sometimes they can throw in a few more extras, such as free bottles of wine or onboard credit. Before booking anything directly, it might be worth a phone call.

Book via an airline portal

For any cruise deal, run the numbers to see if you’re better off booking directly with the cruise line, a travel agent or with an airline cruise vacation specialist. United Cruises, for example, frequently offers additional incentives for passengers to book through its portal. At the time of publication, cruisers who have Premier status with United could take advantage of perks like free bottles of wine, spa credit and bonus United miles when they book a sailing with select lines through United Cruises.

American Airlines Cruises has a similar portal that allows you to enjoy perks like waived deposits and bonus AAdvantage miles.

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