Disney Cruise Line recently canceled all departures through January 2021, and the CDC has created a new, higher risk level for cruise travel, but the cruise line industry as a whole is preparing for an eventual return to sailing once it’s safe to do so.
Although cruise lines must meet a variety of new requirements to take passengers on adventures out at sea, that isn’t stopping them from planning for the future and offering guests the chance to get some good deals on future cruise adventures this Black Friday and Cyber Monday!
According to the Orlando Sentinel, with the positive news about a potential COVID-19 vaccine, cruise lines are getting ready for future sailings and offering some pretty good deals that you could take advantage of this Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Disney Cruise Line
We’ll start with Disney Cruise Line! Disney isn’t offering any specific holiday deals, but the Disney website does note a few promotional deals that are available right now, including special U.S. Military Rates for select 2021 sail dates…
…as well as special deals for Florida Residents that can help them save on certain 3, 4, and 5-night Bahamian and 5-night Western Caribbean cruises scheduled for 2021.
Guests can also get 25% off prevailing rates quoted on Disneycruise.com by booking a Verandah Category with Restrictions on select Bahamian, Eastern Caribbean, and Western Caribbean cruises.
You can also save 25% off prevailing rates quoted on Disneycruise.com by booking an Inside Category with Restrictions room on a 4-night Baja Cruise from San Diego.
So, while these aren’t necessarily “Black Friday” deals, they are definitely discounts you’ll want to consider taking advantage of while planning your next Disney Cruise Line adventure!
If you’re looking to book something other than a Disney Cruise, you can get some good holiday deals from cruise lines like Carnival, Holland America, and more! Here’s a breakdown of the deals available thanks to the information provided by the Orlando Sentinel:
Through November 29th, you can book a cruise with Carnival and get up to 30% off select sailings through April 2023, as well as reduced deposits from $50 per person and free room upgrades.
Holland America Line
Holland America Line has a number of deals available for bookings made November 25th-December 1st, including Premium Wi-Fi on winter 2021-summer 2022 sailings, and their “Save Now, Cruise Later” promotion where gift card purchases of $500 will get an extra $50, and gift card purchases of $1,000 get an extra $100.
Hurtigruten has some deals of their own available from November 23rd through December 2nd. Specifically, guests can get up to 50% off per person plus discounted deposits of $500 per person for select cruise itineraries.
If you’re looking to book a sailing on MSC Cruises, through December 1st you can book a cruise and get up to $1,400 in value for Bahamas/Caribbean, Mediterranean or Northern Europe sailings. You may be able to get up to $600 off the best cruise fares, up to $200 in onboard credit, and $600 in savings with a Kids Sail Free offer on March-November 2021 cruises.
Norwegian Cruise Lines
At Norwegian Cruise Lines, you can get some deals that are available through November 27th. These deals could get you 30% off any ship itinerary through 2023. Additionally, all five “Free at Sea” offers are available, which include open bar, free specialty dining, free shore excursions credits, free WiFi, and discounted rates for friends and family.
Oceania Cruises is offering special deals for bookings made through December 2nd. The deals include category upgrades, roundtrip airfare, free Wi-Fi, and your choice among free shore excursions, a beverage package, or an $800 on-board credit on select 2021-2022 voyages.
Princess Cruises has some special offers available from November 24th through November 30th, which they’re calling “The Cyber Event.” The deals include free Wi-Fi, a drinks package, and gratuities, plus 50% off deposits and up to $200 in onboard spending for all cruises departing in May of 2021 and beyond.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
If you book a cruise with Regent Seven Seas Cruises from November 16th through November 30th, you could get $500 in on-board credit on select 2021 cruises in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe.
Riviera River Cruises
From November 27th through December 1st, you can book a cruise at Riviera River Cruises for $1,199 per person flat pricing on select sailings in 2021.
At Royal Caribbean, there are special deals available from November 25th through December 1st, including up to $550 off summer 2021 sailings, 60% off a second guest, and deals that allow kids to sail free all summer.
From November 26th through November 30th, Virgin Voyages is offering up to $400 in on-board credit for any new booking.
Looking for even more deals? Then you can head over to Cruise.com starting at 9AM EST on November 27th (Orlando Sentinel reports this as December 27th, but we believe it is meant to be November 27th) to check out their special offerings, which are set to be available through December 1st. Cruise.com will be offering rates with up to $1,600 in savings across all cruise lines including free onboard spending, free gratuities, free drinks, free wi-fi, reduced deposits, and other benefits. According to the Orlando Sentinel, while the cruise lines’ deals will be incorporated, Cruise.com states that some of the special offerings on its site will be exclusive.
Finally, the Orlando Sentinel notes that Celebrity Cruises is offering a new deal across all of its bookings called “Always Included” which includes Wi-Fi, a drinks package, and gratuities as part of the normal cruise fare. Like Disney Cruise Line, this is not a deal that’s specific to Black Friday but it’s something to be aware of in case you’re planning to book a cruise in the near future!
WOW! That’s a LOT of deals! We’re not entirely sure when Disney Cruise Line will be back up and running again, but for now we do know that all cruises through January 2021 have been canceled and Disney has noted that their return to cruising will be delayed more than they hoped because of the new CDC requirements. We’ll continue to keep you updated as we learn more.
Do you have a cruise planned for 2021? Let us know in the comments!