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The Best Black Friday Cruise Deals in 2023

by Morgane Croissant Nov 7, 2023

With Black Friday deals coming in hot and heavy, now is the time to plan your 2024 vacations. If it’s a cruise you’re after, you’ll find plenty of great sales with all the big cruise lines this November, some including free roundtrip flights, free unlimited onboard Wifi, hundreds of dollars of onboard credit, free excursions, and more. Don’t wait, those Black Friday cruise deals won’t be available for long.

Holland America Line’s Black Friday deals 2023

Holland America ship Westerdam

Photo: Christopher Trantina / Holland American Line

This year, Holland America Line is offering up to 30 percent off selected cruises when booked between November 17 and December 1, 2023, with some voyages including prepaid stateroom gratuities. The choice of destination is vast as Holland America Line has 436 sailings scheduled in 2024 alone, from seven days in the Eastern Caribbean to 35 days in Polynesia to 30 days crossing the North Pacific from the US to Japan, and many more. If it’s a cruise to Alaska you’re thinking of booking, you’re in the right place — Holland America Line has been going to Alaska for a staggering 76 years.

Read more about what it’s like to cruise to Alaska with Holland America Line thanks to Matador’s review of the cruise line during a seven-day trip to the Inside Passage.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises’ Black Friday deals 2023

Uniworld ship

Photo: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

In 2023, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises will be unveiling a new deal each business day for 12 days, starting on Black Friday (November 24). The deals will include 50 percent off popular cruises, cruise + flights combo savings of up to $3000 on select trips, and more. Uniworld is a luxury, all-inclusive river cruise line that operates in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America. In 2024, Uniworld will take passengers on a 13-day voyage from New Delhi to Kolkata, a 16-day sailing in the Peruvian Amazon, and an eight-day trip on the Danube from Budapest to Passau, among many others fabulous itineraries.

Virgin Voyages’ Black Friday deals 2023

Virgin Voyages ship

Photo: Virgin Voyages

This year, Virgin Voyages’ deals are off the charts. If you book a Virgin Voyages cruise between November 16 and November 30, 2023, you’ll get a 30 percent discount. But that’s not all. You can also benefit from a bar tab of $600 for cruises of seven nights or more, $300 for cruises of four to six nights, and $125 for cruises of three nights or fewer. Note that these deals are only valid for cruises scheduled between November 16, 2023, and December 31, 2024.

If you want to know what it’s like to travel on a Virgin Voyages cruise before you book, check out Matador’s review of the of the first adult-only cruise line in the US.

American Queen Voyages’ Black Friday deals 2023

Black Friday deals American Queen Voyages

Photo: Alton Hannibal / American Queen Voyages

Those who book a cruise with American Queen Voyages on the American Queen, American Countess, or American Empress between November 22 and November 27, 2023, will save up to $2,500 per stateroom, and benefit from round-trip flights on select 2024 voyages. In 2024, among other trips, AQV’s extraordinary paddle wheelers will be traveling on the Lower Mississippi River from New Orleans to Memphis, on the Columbia and Snake Rivers from Portland to Spokane, and on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers from Nashville to St. Louis. Visit American Queen Voyages’ special offers page to book those deals starting November 22, 2023.

Learn more about cruising on America’s rivers with American Queen Voyages thanks to Matador‘s review of the cruise line.

Oceania Cruises’ Black Friday deals 2023

Oceania Cruises is pulling all the stops this year for Black Friday. The luxury cruise line is offering up to $3,000 off on selected sailings. And there’s more. Travelers will also receive two-for-one cruise fares, free round-trip airfare, airport transfers, shore excursions, free champagne, wine, and more beverages, specialty dining, and unlimited WiFi on board. Oceania Cruises’ deals will be available between November 14 and December 5, 2023, and will apply to over two dozen sailings, including:

To know what it’s like to travel with Oceania Cruises, check out Matador‘s review of the cruise line during a voyage in the Mediterranean.

Celebrity Cruises’ Black Friday deals 2023

Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity beyond

Photo: Celebrity Cruises

From November 10 to December 5, 2023, Celebrity Cruises will be offering prospective cruisers 75 percent off for a second guest, as well as up to $300 in onboard credit for most of its itineraries until April 30, 2026, including but not limited to:

  • Select Alaska cruises
  • Select Cruises to the Southern Caribbean
  • Select CocoCay cruises
  • Select Cruises to Australia and New Zealand
  • A 12-night cruise from Mumbay, India, to Singapore on board Celebrity Millennium
  • Seabourn’s Black Friday deals 2023

    Seabourne Black Friday sale

    Photo: Seabourn

    Seabourn’s Black Friday Sail offers savings on almost 400 itineraries in 2024, including a two-category veranda suite upgrade, up to $2,000 per suite shipboard credit, and 50 percent reduced deposits if you book a cruise between November 2 and November 27, 2023.

    Seabourn is all about ultra-luxury ocean and expedition voyages to some of the most hard-to-reach and extraordinary destinations on the planet, including Antarctica, the Arctic, the Northwest Passage, and more. Some voyages included in Seabourn’s Black Friday Sail are:

    Ecoventura’s Black Friday deals 2023

    Ecoventura mega-yacht

    Photo: Ecoventura

    This Black Friday, Ecoventura, the only expedition company to operate Relais & Chateaux luxury mega-yachts in the Galápagos Islands, is offering savings of up to 25 percent on select sailings departing between January 14 to June 2, 2024. To benefit from the sale, travelers must make a booking between November 24 and November 27, 2023. To learn more about Ecoventura and book a trip, contact

    Norwegian Cruise Line’s Black Friday deals 2023

    Norwegian Cruise Line ship

    Photo: Norwegian Cruise Line

    Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is going all out this year, offering 50 percent off all cruises on all ships. Not only that, but travelers can also choose up to six perks with the Free at Sea offer, including, but not limited to:

    • Free unlimited open bar
    • Free roundtrip airfare for the second guest
    • Free specialty dining
    • Free shore excursion credits
    • Free WiFi
    • Discounted rates for the third and fourth

    Azamara’s Black Friday deals 2023

    Azamara ship in Corsica, France

    Photo: Azamara

    For its 2023 Black Friday sale, small-ship cruise line Azamara is offering travelers double stateroom upgrades, $1,500 onboard credit, and 20 percent off suites on select 2024 sailings in Australia, Asia, Europe, South Africa, and South America. Azamara’s Black Friday deals are available for booking from November 15 to December 1, 2023.

    Aurora Expeditions Sale

    Aurora Expeditions ship in Antarctica.

    Photo: Richard L’Anson / Aurora Expeditions

    Until December 31, 2023, small-ship expedition cruise line Aurora Expeditions is offering great deals on its sailings to Antarctica, the Arctic, and beyond (namely Scotland, Patagonia, Costa Rica, and Panama.)

    The Aurora Expeditions Sale includes up to 20 percent off Antarctica cruises for the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 seasons, Arctic sailings in 2024, and voyages to Scotland, Patagonia, Costa Rica, and Panama in 2024. The cruise line will also provide travelers with air credits up to $2,500 per person for select Arctic voyages, and air credits up to $2000 per person for all 2023-2024-2025 Antarctica cruises.

    Cruise Croatia’s Black Friday deals 2023

    For its Black Friday sale, small-ship luxury cruise line Cruise Croatia is offering $500 per cabin off any cruises departing in May 2024. The offer is valid for those who book an itinerary between November 20 and December 8, 2023. Cruise Croatia’s modern ships can host a maximum of 38 guests, making for very intimate voyages in the Adriatic Sea.

    MSC’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals 2023

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals with MSC: MSC Seashore's first call at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

    Photo: Conrad Schutt / MSC

    MSC is not only offering great deals for Black Friday, it’s also making sure there is something for those who shop on Cyber Monday.

    MSC’s Black Friday Sale starts November 15 and lasts until November 24, 2023, while its Cyber Monday Sale lasts only one day: Monday, November 27, 2023.

    Both deals apply to a multitude of itineraries, from short to long cruises, and include: free drinks and Wifi, $500 onboard credit, and the chance to take kids on board for free. Visit to save big money on your MSC cruise this November.

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