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And the Black Friday/Cyber Monday cruise deals keep coming (updated)

The Black Friday/Cyber Monday offers continue, with discounts, upgrades, shipboard credit, free bar tab and free air among the perks from a wide range of cruise lines.

The latest offers are from Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Cunard, Virgin Voyages, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Scenic, Emerald Cruises, American Cruise Lines, American Queen Voyages and Quark Expeditions.

Princess Cruises' up to 50% off, reduced deposits

Update: Princess Cruises is shaving up to 50% off the price of many 2024 and 2025 sailings with the opportunity for third and fourth travelers in a stateroom to sail free. Deposits are reduced 50%.

Available for bookings now through Nov. 30, the sale applies to all fare types incuding inclusive packages Princess Plus and Princess Premier.

Destinations include the Mediterranean, Alaska, Japan, Australia/New Zealand, the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico, Hawaiian Islands, Tahiti, California coast, Northern Europe, British Isles, Greenland and South America/Antarctica. World cruises are eligible, too.

In addition, a limited time offer running through Dec. 12 gives up to 50% off cruise fares and 50% off deposits for voyages up to 45 dayss.

The sale is open to residents of the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Bermuda.

Royal Caribbean Early Access savings on top of other deals

Royal Caribbean International's Black Friday Early Access deal dangles up to $700 savings for bookings made Nov. 15-21. The amount varies by stateroom category and cruise length, starting at $75 for cruises of five or fewer nights in inside and ocean-view rooms, $150 for balconies and $250 for suites. For cruises of six nights or more, the discount is $150 for inside and ocean-view rooms, $225 for balconies and $700 for suites. China cruises are not eligible.

The Early Access deal may be combined with an offer of 30% off the fare for each passenger in a stateroom for bookings made by Dec. 4. Plus, kids sail free (as thirds and fourths in a stateroom) on certain dates.

Celebrity Cruises' buy one, get one 75% off

Until Dec. 5, Celebrity Cruises is offering a buy one, get one 75% off deal and up to $300 in on-board credit for nearly all itineraries through April 30, 2026.

Among the choices: Alaska, nine- and 10-night Southern Caribbean cruises, new short getaways stopping at Perfect Day at CocoCay, a 12-night 'Spice Route' voyage from Mumbai to Singapore and Australia/New Zealand cruises on Celebrity Edge.


Hideaway Beach, Perfect Day at CocoCay's new adults-only area

Also included are cruises on the newly delivered Celebrity Ascent, set to debut in December at Port Everglades.

Cunard discount and on-board credit

At Cunard, new voyages booked from Nov. 16 through Dec. 4 come with up to 40% off launch fares and an on-board credit up to $1,000 per stateroom. Eligible itineraries, from January 2024 through May 2025, include the brand's signature trans-Atlantic crossing, Alaska, the Norwegian Fjords, the July 4th holiday in New England and many others.

The savings are available on all of Cunard's Queens, including the new Queen Anne.


Cunard President Kate McAlister with Queen Anne creative director Adam D. Tihany

During the promotion, featured cruises start at $799.

Virgin Voyages' savings and free drinks

At Virgin Voyages, travelers can get 30% off select sailings departing through 2024 and up to $600 in free drinks when booking by Nov. 26. All ships are included, on itineraries in the Caribbean, Europe, a 15-night Singapore, Bali and Australia cruise, trans-Atlantic crossings and others.

Passengers booking voyages of four to six nights get a $300 bar tab per cabin, while those on cruises of at least seven nights get a $600 bar tab per cabin.  

Travelers who pay in full when booking get an additional 10% off.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises' savings and credit

Regent Seven Seas Cruises' 'Black Friday Bonus Offer' gives a discount of up to 30% and $1,000 shipboard credit per suite for select 2024 and 2025 voyages.

Some of the eligible voyages are a 17-night Buenos Aires to San Antonio (Santiago) sailing with scenic cruising in Antarctica, and two May 2024 weeklong Alaska cruises between Vancouver, BC and Seward. Numerous Mediterranean voyages are eligible, too.

Bookings must be made by Nov. 29.

Scenic and Emerald bonus savings

Sister brands Emerald Cruises and Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours have bonus savings on yacht and river sailings that are combinable with two-for-one fares.

At Emerald Cruises, couples can get up to $4,500 in savings on river cruises and up to $6,000 off the price of yacht cruises.

And at Scenic, besides the two-for-one offer, travelers can save up to $15,000 per suite on ocean voyages and river cruises, all with a wealth of included amenities.

The deals are for new bookings made between Nov. 15 and Nov. 30.

American Cruise Lines' Mississippi discount with free air

American Cruise Lines is offering free domestic US airfare and $1,000 off spring 2024 Mississippi River sailngs.

All February and March departures of the line's 'Historic Mississippi River' cruises round-trip New Orleans and 'Lower Mississippi River' cruises between Memphis and New Orleans are eligible.

American Queen Voyages' savings plus free air

At American Queen Voyages, travelers can save up to $2,500 per stateroom and get free round-trip air on select 2024 voyages aboard American Queen, American Countess and American Empress.


American Empress in The Dalles, Oregon

Eligible sailings are on the Lower and Upper Mississippi, Ohio, Snake and Columbia rivers.

Bookings for American Queen Voyages' Black Friday offer must be made between Nov. 22-27.

Quark's 50% off and upgrades

Quark Expeditions' biggest sale of the year provides up to 50% savings on select Antarctica and Arctic Voyages. Travelers can get free cabin upgrades on three November 2024 'Antarctic Explorer' cruises.

Bookings must be made by Nov. 27.

See also an earlier story, 'Cruise lines roll out Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals'