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Cruise lines roll out the Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals

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Cruise lines from mainstream to luxury, ocean-going to river, are rolling out Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals to many destinations, even Cuba.

Princess Cruises - savings and free perks

Holiday shoppers looking for deals can take advantage of Princess Cruises' 'Cyber Event,' with two offers on cruises to the more than 380 worldwide destinations the line visits. The sale runs through Dec. 3.

Travelers booking winter 2018 through spring 2019 sailings can save up to $900 per stateroom, or $450 per person, based on double occupancy. For example, weeklong Caribbean Princess cruises to the Eastern Caribbean are priced starting at $779, while seven-day Mexican Riviera cruises from Los Angeles start at $799.

Cruisers booking summer 2019 through spring 2020 sailings receive three free perks, including a free stateroom upgrade (best available location within selected room type), pre-paid gratuities (up to a $15.50 value per day, per person for all travelers in a stateroom, up to four) and free on-board credit (up to $800 per stateroom, based on voyage length).

These perks are available on cruises such as weeklong Alaska 'Voyage of the Glaciers' sailings, between Vancouver, BC, and Whittier, priced starting at $699, and 'Scandinavia & Russia' 11-day sailings from Copenhagen, starting at $2,299.

Travelers booking select seven-day cruises aboard Caribbean Princess and Regal Princess, departing February through July 2019, also receive free MedallionNet (high-speed Wi-Fi) for one person, usable with up to four devices, per stateroom.

The Princess 'Cyber Event' is available to residents of the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Bermuda who are at least 21 years old.

Pearl Seas Cruises - Cuba

In a Cyber Monday deal, Pearl Seas Cruises is offering savings of up to $1,000 on March and April 2019 Cuba cultural voyages. These 11-night programs operate round-trip from Fort Lauderdale.

The deal applies to bookings made on Nov. 26. Voyages sail on the 210-passenger Pearl Mist and include two days in Havana, along with other ports around the island.

Crystal Cruises - yacht and river

With 'Book Now' savings, travelers who act by Nov. 30 can save up to $1,000 per suite on select Crystal Esprit yacht voyages to the West Indies, Greek Islands and Arabian Peninsula, and up to $4,000 per suite on Crystal Endeavor's 2020-21 inaugural season expedition voyages, as well as two-for-one cruise fares.

Certain 2018-19 Crystal River Cruises departures offer up to $2,000 per suite savings for Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle itineraries.

Effective Dec. 1, fares for nearly 150 of the 161 2019 river voyages along the Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle will increase, as well as fares for 25 Crystal Esprit sailings through the West Indies and Adriatic.

Emerald Waterways - Europe and Mekong

Emerald Waterways is offering 'Black Friday Bonus' deals on all 2019 European sailings as well as cruises on Asia's Mekong River, where the line is introducing a new vessel, Emerald Harmony.

Travelers who book any 2019 European river cruise by this Nov. 27 will receive €150 on-board credit per cabin, a free premium drinks package (value of $220 per week) and free or reduced round-trip airfare starting at $295. Travelers who purchase their own air to Europe will receive $750 per person off the fare of their sailing of eight to 14 days, or $1,500 per person off sailings of 15 days or more.

Those booking a 2019 Mekong cruise and land tour will receive a $150 credit and free round-trip air from the US to Southeast Asia. Cruisers to Asia who purchase their own air will receive $1,250 off per person.

Scenic - Europe, NatGeo 'Springtime' sailings, Egypt and Jordan

Scenic's 'Black Friday Sale' applies to more than three dozen sailings along the Danube, Main, Rhine, Rhône, Saône and Seine, as well as six cruise-tours to Egypt and Jordan plus a rare sale on two departures of Scenic-National Geographic Expeditions' 'Holland & Belgium in Springtime' sailings. On these, travelers take in the colorful tulip blooms at Holland’s Keukenhof, and indulge in Dutch cheeses and Belgium beers, accompanied by National Geographic experts and photographers.

Savings range from free round-trip economy or premium flights on the European itineraries to free pre- or post-tour hotel stays in Egypt and Jordan to $500 per person savings on the 'Springtime' sailings. Paying in full at the time of booking garners a €200 per suite on-board credit (not available on 'Springtime' sailings).

These offers apply to new bookings made by this Nov. 26 on select 2019 sailings. They are combinable with most other Scenic savings and referral offers.

Among the many other operators with Black Friday deals is Norwegian Cruise Line with a free and reduced air offer.

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