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  • Writer's pictureJason Leppert

What Are 2016's Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Cruise Deals?

Costa Cruises

Costa Cruises is celebrating Black Friday and Cyber Monday with its “Grazie-Giving Sale” from November 24 through November 29 for the lowest fares of the season on select cruises including a weeklong Mediterranean sailing on the Costa Diadema beginning at $399 for an inside stateroom and $549 for a balcony one. 

“Traditionally, Costa’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales have been very popular with consumers on the lookout for seasonal offers,” said Scott Knutson, vice president of sales and marketing for Costa Cruises North America. “Our Grazie-Giving Sale is our Italian way of saying thank you for choosing Costa for your cruise vacation.” 

Special cruise fares also extend to the Caribbean and more in the Mediterranean. Rates for a 7- to 10-night Caribbean sailing start at $449 for an inside stateroom and $749 for a balcony one. 7-night winter Mediterranean sailings begin at $399 for an inside, and 12-night cruises begin at $799.

Cunard Line

For Black “Tie” Friday and Cyber Monday, Cunard Line is promoting specials on its Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria from November 25 to November 28, 2016. New reservations made therein will get a complimentary upgrade from an inside to a balcony cabin, 50 percent off third and fourth guests and a $100 reduced deposit.

Promotional sailings include Transatlantic Crossings and Mediterranean cruises starting at $999. Examples encompass 7- to 14-night routes from Rome, Venice, Athens, Trieste or Southampton to the likes of the Adriatic Sea, Italy, the Greek Isles and more.


Carnival Corporations’s latest brand, Fathom, is offering a Black Friday and Cyber Monday special for select Dominican Republic and Cuba sailings from November 25 to 28. Savings include balcony cabins at interior stateroom fares and weeklong DR cruises priced at $249 and Cuba ones at $1,999.

Eligible Dominican Republic cruise dates include December 18, January 1 and January 15, and Cuba ones include March 19, April 2 and April 16. To take advantage of the promotion, travelers can call 1-855-932-1795 or book through their travel agent, referencing code “RF1.” Online bookings are not eligible.

“The holidays are about meaningful experiences and sharing them with family and friends – the root of our Fathom experiences,” said Tara Russell, president of Fathom and global impact lead for Carnival Corporation. “We want to make those types of important experiences even more accessible to travelers this season by offering special deals to those who want to travel deep and create one-of-a-kind human connections across the world.”


When reserved between November 23 and December 4, 2016, Hurtigruten’s Black Friday Sale is taking off 10 percent on any Classic Coastal Voyages departing between December 1, 2016 and March 31, 2018 including 6- to 12-day Norwegian cruises.

Also, the same 10 percent discount applies to Explorer Voyages during the 2017/2018 season aboard the MS Fram, MS Midnatsol and MS Spitsbergen from March 14, 2017 to March 25, 2018. Select eligible dates include all three 2018 ones for the Adventure from Cape Horn to the Penguins of Antarctica sailing, as well as the Arctic Fjords Expedition: Polar History, Nature and Culture tour on September 4, 2017.

MSC Cruises

For Black Friday and Cyber Monday, MSC Cruises is enhancing its already enticing 2 for 1 Caribbean de

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