This week, Americans will fuel themselves with turkey to prepare for an all-night bargain-hunting shopping spree. While box stores and many travel providers are busy announcing their cut-rate prices, cruise lines are just beginning to hint at their Thanksgiving week, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Rest assured, all the major mainstream lines are offering some sort of deal, but many aren’t revealing the actual prices until sales start.
Here’s our sneak peek at what deals may be on offer for you to gobble up this week.
Carnival: Book a cruise during Carnival’s Thanksgiving week “Pack & Go” sale and you’ll find nonrefundable low fares on select last-minute November and December sailings from $139 (that’s $35 per person, per night). Destinations include Mexico, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. The sale runs November 27 through December 6, 2013.
Celebrity: Celebrity Cruises is hosting two sales: a Black Friday sale (that actually runs through February) offering a choice of free perks, such as beverage packages, gratuities and onboard credit, and a Cyber Monday sale, featuring last-minute cruise deals from $199 for one day only.
Holland America: Holland America is running a five-day Thanksgiving week sale, from November 27 to December 1, offering fares from $399 per person. Plus, book a cruise departing between December 2013 and December 2014, and you’ll receive $50 onboard credit per person for inside and outside cabins and $75 per person for balcony cabins and above.
Norwegian: Norwegian‘s Thanksgiving sale runs from November 27 through December 3, and offers up to $250 per cabin in onboard credit, air credits up to $1,000 and discounts for past passengers, military and seniors on select sailings. Fares start at $429 on Bahamas and Florida cruises, $529 for Caribbean cruises and $999 for Hawaii cruises.
Princess: Princess‘ sale offers savings up to $600 per cabin, $25 in onboard credit per cabin, free upgrades and a free bottle of wine. It focuses on three- to five-night cruises from Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale to Mexico, the Pacific Coast and the Caribbean, as well as select other Caribbean cruises. Fares start at $199 per person for an inside cabin on select 2014 sailings.
Royal Caribbean: Royal Caribbean‘s three-day Cyber Monday sale features half off cruise deposits and up to $200 in onboard credit on all sailings (excluding Quantum of the Seas) departing on or after January 1, 2014.
To see more deals anytime you wish to shop, visit Cruise Critic’s deals page. And don’t forget to check with your favorite travel agency or online seller for Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals. We’ve seen a few, such as Cru Con’s day-after-Thanksgiving sale, for which you’ll need to sign up in advance to receive notice of all their secret Black Friday deals.