It's the "most wonderful time of the year" for many reasons, but for cruisers in the know, the period surrounding Black Friday and Cyber Monday is one of the most fruitful times to find sales and perks on all your favorite cruise lines. This week, be thankful for friends, family, health and if a great cruise deal finds its way into the mix -- well, all the better.

Happy deal hunting! Check back as promotions are released and updated throughout the week.


Act Fast -- One Day Only $1 Deposits on Princess Cruises

What it is: Pay just one dollar down when you book your Princess cruise on Cyber Monday.

Eligible voyages include: All destinations included in Princess Cruises' Cyber Event (through December 3) are eligible.

Valid: One Day Only: November 26, 2018


Carnival's HollaDays See Discounts & more

What it is: Cruises from $55 per night plus reduced deposits on future sailings are among the many offers on hand from Carnival Cruise line throughout the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales period. Check back often for updates

Eligible voyages include: A variety of sailings from January 2019 to April 2021.

Valid: Subject to availability


Norwegian's Free at Sea Black Friday Special

What it is: Norwegian's Free at Sea perks include up to six offers. Offers include a drinks package, specialty dining package, $50 per port to spend on shore excursions, 250 minutes of free internet, free third and fourth passengers to a cabin, and now, free or reduced airfare. Passengers staying in an ocean-view, balcony and mini-suite cabins currently qualify for up to three perks; Concierge, suite and Haven guests receive up to six offers. Studio and inside cabin passengers qualify for one free perk.

Eligible voyages include: A variety of sailings of three nights or more; exclusions and sail dates apply.

Valid: Extended through November 26, 2018


Windstar Offering Hundreds in OBC for Suites + Free Alaska Excursions on Cyber Monday

What it is: Receive up to $500 in onboard credit per stateroom when you book a premium suite on a Windstar cruise this Cyber Monday. In addition, for the month of November, receive a free Signature Expedition (value of up to $400 per cabin) when you book a Windstar voyage in Alaska.

Eligible voyages include: Select cruises fleetwide

Valid: One Day Only: November 26, 2018


Azamara Offers Savings + OBC for Cyber Monday

What it is: Azamara is offering up to $500 in onboard credit on voyages starting from $1,999 per person during their one-day-only Cyber Monday sale.

Eligible voyages include: Cruises to Australia, South America, the Med and more.

Valid: One Day Only: November 26, 2018


Scenic Offers Air Savings, OBC & More for Black Friday

What it is: Savings range from free round-trip economy or premium flights on European itineraries to free pre- or post-tour hotel stays in Egypt and Jordan or $500 per person savings on the springtime sailings. Offers combinable with most other Scenic savings and referral offers.

Eligible voyages include: More than three dozen sailings along the Danube, Main, Rhine, Rhone, Saone and Seine are up for grabs, as well as six cruise/tour explorations of Egypt and Jordan plus a sale on two departures of Scenic-National Geographic Expeditions Holland & Belgium in Springtime sailings.

Valid: Now through November 26, 2018


Save 30% + Credit on U By Uniworld in France

What it is: U By Uniworld river cruise line is offering up to 30 percent off sailings of its river ship The B, along with up to $100 in onboard credit to spend on snacks, cocktails, spa treatments -- you name it.

Eligible voyages include: Select departures aboard The B through Northern France

Valid: One Day Only: November 26, 2018


Upgrades, Savings & OBC During Silversea's Holiday Sale

What it is: Save up to $500 per person on select Silversea sailings, plus receive a one-category suite upgrade and $1,000 in onboard credit per suite.

Eligible voyages include: A variety of 2018 sailings and beyond

Valid: Through November 26, 2018


Save $1,600/Person on LGBT+ VACAYA Ptown Cruise

What it is: VACAYA is a charter company catering to LGBT+ travelers and this Black Friday through Cyber Monday you can save up to $1,600 per person on their special Provincetown "Ptown" sailing, starting at $897 per person. (Please note: with this promotion, you don't choose your cabin.)

Eligible voyages include: The inaugural seven-night Ptown cruise sailing August 11, 2019 aboard Celebrity Summit.

Valid: Now through November 26, 2018


Save Up to 35% on Select G Adventures Cruises

What it is: G Adventures is offering up to 35 percent off on select "marine adventures" during their Black Friday to Cyber Monday sale. Save hundreds on an array of unique voyages.

Eligible voyages include: A variety of exotic small-ship sailings to Indonesia, the British Virgin Islands and more.

Valid: Now through November 26, 2018


Prepaid Gratuities & Drink Credit During Holland America's Cyber Sale

What it is: Cyber Monday is here and Holland America is offering passengers prepaid gratuities on select voyages plus up to $50 in beverage credits that can be redeemed in any cabin category.

Eligible voyages include: A wide range of sailings from Alaska and Asia to Cuba and Canada.

Valid: Now through November 27, 2018


Cunard Offers Prepaid Gratuities, Drinks & Double Upgrades

What it is: Cunard Line is kicking off the holiday season by offering complimentary double cabin-category upgrades, and prepaid gratuities and free drinks for anyone staying in a suite when they book this week.

Eligible voyages include: Three sailings aboard each Cunard ship, from sailings to the Baltics, Canada/New England, Asia and transatlantic crossings, as well as Cunard's return to Alaska aboard the newly refitted Queen Elizabeth.

Valid: Through November 28, 2018


Emerald Waterways Offering Perks (Air, Drinks, OBC) in Europe & Asia

What it is: Passengers booking an Emerald Waterways river cruise during the booking period receive 150 euros in onboard credit per cabin in Europe, a free premium drinks package (value of $220 per week) and free or reduced roundtrip airfare starting at $295. (Travelers who prefer to purchase their own air to Europe will receive $750 per person off their sailing of eight to 14 days, or $1,500 per person off sailings of 15 days or more.) Plus, cruisers in Asia will receive the $150 credit and free round-trip air from the U.S. to Southeast Asia. (Cruisers to Asia who purchase their own air will receive $1250 off per person.)

Eligible voyages include: Select 2019 Europe and Mekong river cruises

Valid: November 21 through November 27, 2018


Save on Arctic & Antarctica Cruises During Hurtigruten's Black Friday Sale

What it is: Save up to 20 percent on select Hurtigruten expeditions to Antarctica or save $1,000 per person on select expeditions to the Arctic -- or take advantage of both during this Black Friday/Cyber Monday promotion.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2019 cruises to Antarctica and the Artic

Valid: Now through November 27, 2018


MSC Offers OBC + Savings in Addition to Drinks This Holiday Season

What it is: Passengers booking a balcony or above cabin category on select MSC Caribbean sailings will receive $100 in onboard credit per cabin in addition to the existing "Drinks on Us" promotion, which offers cruisers a total of $500 added value per cabin with a selection of complimentary drinks onboard. In total, cruisers can save $600 for two.

Cruisers can also book a cruise onboard MSC Armonia with MSC Cruises' 2-for-1 promotion and receive $100 in onboard credit per cabin when booking a balcony stateroom or above.

Eligible voyages include: Select Caribbean sailings on MSC Seaside, Divina and Meraviglia

Valid: November 21 through November 27, 2018


Discounts on Viking River Cruises + Reduced or Free Air

What it is: Cruise from $2,999 per person on Viking Ocean Cruises plus free air during this promo.

Eligible voyages include: Offer is based on an 11-night West Indies itinerary (San Juan to St. Kitts); Cuba and Bermuda sailings also on offer.

Valid: Now through November 28, 2018


BOGO Sailings on Celesytal Cruises

What it is: Book select three-, four- and seven-night cruises aboard Celestyal Cruises starting from $818 for two guests (with the second guest sailing for free). The brand specializes in Greece and includes onboard meals, a standard unlimited drinks package, select shore excursions, entertainment, port fees and gratuities on all voyages.

Eligible voyages include: Qualified sailings in 2019 and 2020

Valid: Now through November 29, 2018


Suite Upgrades + Hotel Stays on Regent Seven Seas Cruises

What it is: Book with Regent and enjoy a free two- to three-category upgrade on your cabin plus a one-night pre-cruise hotel stay included. mention offer code "indulge."

Eligible voyages include: More than 30 qualified sailings in 2019 to the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Alaska.

Valid: Now through November 30, 2018


Princess Cruises' Cyber Monday Sale Includes Upgrades & Credits

What it is: Save up to $900 per cabin on select 2018 to 2019 sailings or receive free cabin upgrades, prepaid gratuities and up to $200 in onboard credit per person on future cruises.

Eligible voyages include: Perks apply to cruises and cruisetours from summer 2019 through spring 2020.

Valid: Through December 3, 2018


Royal Caribbean Discounts Guests By 60% + Kids Sail Free

What it is: Save up to 60 percent on your second cruise fare and 30 percent on your third fare aboard a Royal Caribbean ship. Plus, for a limited time, kids 12 and younger sail free on select cruises of four nights or more.

Eligible voyages include: A wide variety of sailings including short Caribbean voyages; exclusions apply.

Valid: Through December 4, 2018


BOGO to Bali Aboard Star Clippers

What it is: That's right -- buy one cruise fare and get companion fare for free on select seven-night Star Clippers Indonesia sailings round trip from Bali.

Eligible voyages include: A selection of seven- to 14-night sailings departing this December through winter 2019, beginning or ending in Barbados or St. Maarten.

Valid: Through December 15, 2018


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Celebrity's Season of Savings Sale

What it is: For a limited time, save up to $600 on a Celebrity cruise when you book any stateroom on nearly any sailing. Plus, when you book an ocean-view stateroom or higher, enjoy a choice of perk, from beverage packages and prepaid tips to unlimited Wi-Fi and $150 in onboard credit. When you book a 2019 cruisetour, you’ll get up to an additional $300 in onboard spending money

Eligible voyages include: Select sailings four nights or longer to Alaska, Bermuda, the Caribbean and more destinations, departing from December 1, 2018 through May 11, 2020 (exclusions, like the Galapagos and repositioning cruises, apply).

Valid: Through November 27, 2018


Free Air & Perks on Select Silversea Sailings to Caribbean, Asia, Even Antarctica

What it is: When booking your next Silversea cruise, expect free roundtrip air on Caribbean cruises; free Business Class airfare to the Mediterranean next summer (plus transfers); reduced air plus free hotel and excursions on select sailings to Asia; and even an inclusive Antarctica package with free air from select U.S. and Canadian gateways, plus a one-night hotel stay and free transfers. Book by the end of the month.

Eligible voyages include: Voyages on various itineraries throughout 2019

Valid: Through November 30, 2018


MSC Cruises Offers Unlimited Drinks on New Ships in the Caribbean

What it is: Set sail in the Caribbean on MSC Seaside, MSC Divina or MSC Meraviglia and receive unlimited drinks including bottled and draft beers; house wines by the glass; house brands of vodka, rum, gin, whiskey; and nonalcoholic beverages for the duration of your cruise. Book any stateroom category with the Bella, Fantastica, or Wellness Experiences and receive the Drinks On Us package (valued at $250 per person) included.

Eligible voyages include: A variety of Caribbean cruises winter 2018/2019. Seven-night cruises start from $509.

Valid: Through November 30, 2018


Save on Uncruise Adventures' Early Alaska Voyages

What it is: Get to Alaska early in the season with UnCruise Adventures' special voyages in the beginning of spring. Save $150 per person on sailings starting April 6, 2019. Mention offer code "AKAwake19."

Eligible voyages include: Select Alaska Awakening sailings in April and May 2019

Valid: Through December 14, 2018


Early Booking Offer on Victory Cruise Lines in Yucatan

What it is: Book ahead by the end of 2018 for a land and cruise adventure in the Yucatan, and save $1,500 per person. prices start at $2,999

Eligible voyages include: Departures from Miami for an intimate tour of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula in an 11-night combination of cruise and land stays.

Valid: Through December 15, 2018


Norwegian is Offering Free Flights to Hawaii

What it is: Anyone booking a "Free at Sea" offer aboard Pride of America will be eligibile for a free pre-cruise hotel stay, along with free flights to Hawaii, in addition to other perks like onboard credit, specialty dining packages and prepaid gratuities.

Eligible voyages include: Sailings onboard Pride of America, for a limited time

Valid: Through December 19, 2020


Save Up to 30% on Select 2019 Uniworld River Cruises

What it is: Uniworld is reducing cruise fares by up to 30 percent per person on select river cruises next year.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2019 departures including Europe, Egypt, Russia, India and other parts of Asia.

Valid: Through December 31, 2018


Lindblad Waives Single Supplement on 7 Exotic Sailings

What it is: Book one of seven special voyages with Lindblad-National Geographic and enjoy cruising independently without the solo premium that's typically charged. Air credits and other offers also available.

Eligible voyages include: Seven itineraries sailing throughout 2019 to places like Baja California, Tahiti, the Panama Canal, Belize, Galapagos or the Columbia and Snake Rivers.

Valid: Depending on availability


Save $2,000 Plus Free Air on Voyages to Antiquity

What it is: Book a select 2019 cruise on Voyages to Antiquity and save up to $2,000 per cruise plus free roundtrip airfare from seven North American gateways.

Eligible voyages include: Five 2019 sailings to Europe, from Iceland to Greece, available to North American passengers.

Valid: Depending on availability


Save Up to $1,000 on Pearl Seas' Cuba Cruises

What it is: Pearl Seas Cruises is offering up to $1,000 on their cultural voyages to Cuba.

Eligible voyages include: Select spring 2019 sailings

Valid: Depending on availability


Up to $2,000 Off Holiday Cruises on American Cruise Lines

What it is: Save on seven-night sailings of the all-new paddlewheeler, America, when you book a holiday cruise along the Mississippi River to New Orleans, Memphis and more, including one special sailing of a 10-night Colonial Holiday cruise on the new-for-2018 American Constitution sailing Chesapeake Bay, departing December 23, 2018.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2018 and 2019 holiday sailings

Valid: Depending on availability


Save Hundreds on AmaWaterways' Newest River Ship

What it is: AmaWaterways is offering up to $800 to sail its newest vessel AmaMagna on its inaugural season in 2019. With this offer, passengers can upgrade from a base-category stateroom to a 355-square-foot suite with a supplement of $2,999 per person.

Eligible voyages include: AmaMagna sailings throughout 2019

Valid: For a limited time only


Crystal Offers Low Solo Fares on River and Ocean Itineraries

What it is: Crystal Cruises is offering reduced solo fares on select 2018 and 2019 sailings. Passengers can save up to $2,000 per suite, with reduced single supplements from 110 percent.

Eligible voyages include: Select ocean and river sailings in 2018 and 2019. Destinations include Canada and New England, Europe, South America, the South Pacific and Africa.

Valid: For a limited time only


Free Drinks & OBC on Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line

What it is: Pay rates as low as $129 per person and enjoy five free drinks per person, plus $25 in onboard spending money on select short getaways onboard Bahamas Paradise sailings from Palm Beach to Grand Bahama Island.

Eligible voyages include: Select two-night sailings through the end of 2018

Valid: While there's availability


Cunard's World of Adventure Sale

What it is: Book a Cunard cruise to a wide variety of destinations starting from $999 per person. Plus, anyone staying in a Grills Suite gets free drinks and gratuities.

Eligible voyages include: A variety of sailings from transatlantics to the Caribbean, Asia, Africa, Northern Europe or a cruise that goes to Japan and Alaska.

Valid: Through January 31, 2019