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The biggest Black Friday cruise deals to book now

By Cruise International | 18 Nov 2022


Seabourn Observation Deck. Credit: Seabourn

With Black Friday fast approaching and a number of cruise lines already promoting their seasonal cruise deals, we’ve got the lowdown on the biggest savings to make on your next cruise

From huge savings on last-minute winter-sun cruises to big deals on your next cruise departing in 2023 or 2024, we’ve got the lowdown on some of the best Black Friday cruise deals to book now.

Amadeus River Cruises’ Black Friday deals

Austrian-owned cruise line Amadeus River Cruises is offering savings of up to £360 per person on selected European river cruises, provided they are booked between November 24 and November 30, 2022.

Cruise savings include:

  • Seven-day Christmas on the Rhine cruise round-trip from Cologne, calling at Koblenz, Speyer, Strasbourg and Mainz. A departure on December 22, 2022, on Amadeus Imperial starts from £599 per person, a saving of £233.
  • Eight-day Classical Rhine cruise from Basel to Amsterdam, calling at Strasbourg, Speyer, Mannheim, Rudesheim, Koblenz, Cochem and Cologne. An April 3, 2023, deparutre on Amadeus Cara is priced from £899 per person, a saving of £339.
  • Eight-day Classical Danube cruise from Passau to Budapest, calling at Regensburg, Linz, Emmersdorf, Durnstein, Vienna, Bratislava and Esztergom. A departure on April 13, 2023, on Amadeus Silver III costs from £1,079 per person, a saving of £360.

All prices include meals, wine with lunch and dinner, onboard entertainment, use of onboard bicycles and port taxes, but exclude travel to and from the departure port. Find out more about Amadeus River Cruises.

Basel, Switzerland, on the Rhine. Picture: SCStock/Shutterstock

Aranui Cruises’ Black Friday discounts

French Polynesia-based cruise line Aranui Cruises, which operates the dual cargo-passenger ship Aranui 5, is offering free cabin upgrades or savings of €500 per person on selected cruises in 2023.

The offer applies to bookings made before December 31, 2022, for travel in 2023. On selected departures from January 21, 2023, to June 17, 2023, you can enjoy an upgrade to a superior cabin category, subject to availability. If a higher cabin category is not available, you can get a €500 discount per person instead.

On special cruises to the Pitcairn, Cook or Tuamotu Islands, you can get €150 in onboard credit instead.


Azamara’s Black Friday cruise deals

Azamara is offering up to $1,000 onboard credit for selected 2023 sailings, for bookings made by December 2, 2022, which can be combined with savings of up to 15% on 2023 departures.

The credit can be used to upgrade your cruise with speciality dining, spa experiences, upgraded drinks packages or immersive shore excursions.

Azamara ship in Corsica

Celebrity Cruises’ Black Friday deals

Celebrity Cruises is offering Black Friday discounts for sailings scheduled as far as April 2025, with 75% off a second guest plus onboard credit of up to $800 per stateroom. Those staying in all-inclusive area The Retreat will get up to $1,600 to spend on board.

The offer applies to bookings made between November 15, 2022, and December 5, 2022, based on two people sharing a stateroom when the first guest pays the applicable fare.

Celebrity Cruises’ newest Edge-series ships will spend summer 2023 in Europe, taking in destinations including Spain, Portugal and the Greek islands, and will be joined in autumn 2023 by new launch Celebrity Ascent. Cruise deals include:

  • Seven-night Norwegian fjords cruise on Celebrity Silhouette, round-trip from Southampton on May 29, 2023, sailing to Maloy, Alesund, Olden and Haugesund. Prices start at £2,066 for the first guest and £523 for the second, based on two sharing an Oceanview stateroom.
  • 11-night Canaries, Morocco and Spain cruise on Celebrity Infinity round-trip from Barcelona, sailing to Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Casablanca, Seville and Valencia, departing on December 9, 2023, priced from £2,548 for the first guest and £664 for the second, based on two sharing an Oceanview stateroom.
  • Nine-night Eastern Caribbean cruise on Celebrity Silhouette, round-trip from Miami and calling at San Juan, St Croix, St Johns, Basseterre and Philipsburg, now starting from £1,359 for the first guest and £398 for the second, based on two people sharing an Oceanview stateroom.

Find out more about Celebrity Cruises.

Celebrity Beyond pool deck

Celebrity Beyond pool deck. Picture: Ryan Wicks

Emerald Cruises’ Black Friday discounts

Emerald Cruises is offering river cruise holidays starting from £1,795 per person as part of its two-week Black Friday promotion for bookings from November 17 to December 1, 2022.

As well as savings on river cruises, the operator is also offering luxury yacht cruises on new ship Emerald Azzurra and sister vessel Emerald Sakara with up to 30% off, plus a free Premium Drinks Package.

Cruise offers include:

  • Eight-day Danube Delights itinerary departing on October 30, 2023, priced from £1,795 per person, a saving of £850 on the original price of £2,645.
  • 10-day Grenadines & Grenada Adventure cruise, visiting the coral reefs of Tobago Cay National Park and the unspoilt beaches of Mayreau Island in the Grenadines, departing on November 24, 2023, starts from £4,805 per person, a saving of £340 on the advertised price of £5,145.

Find out more about Emerald Cruises.


European Waterways’ Black Friday specials

Luxury hotel barge operator European Waterways is offering a Black Friday deal of 25% off charters of its two most popular cruise itineraries in France, for a saving of up to £12,250.

The offer is valid for bookings made between Friday, November 25, and Friday, December 2, 2022, on these selected departures only:

  • Eight-passenger ship Enchante, departing on April 2, 2023, for a cruise along the historic Canal du Midi, visiting Carcassonne among other places of interest, now priced from £27,375. That represents a saving of £9,125 from the regular price of £36,500.
  • 12-passenger ship La Belle Epoque, departing on April 9, 2023, for a cruise in Northern Burgundy – visiting Unesco World Heritage Sites including Abbaye de Fontenay and the champagne house Maison Taisne Riocour – now costing £36,750 in total. That is a saving of £12,250 based on the original price of £49,000.

Find out more about European Waterways.

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ Black Friday offers

Save up to £300 per person on selected sailings in 2022 and 2023, or up to £600 per person for guests booking suites and solo cabins.

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines is offering money off its ex-UK cruises, when booked between November 21 and 28, 2022. It applies to departures from Liverpool, Newcastle, Southampton, Portsmouth and Rosyth.

Jackie Martin, marketing and sales director at Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “Black Friday is renowned for being a time to make great savings, and it is certainly no exception when it comes to booking your next Fred Olsen cruise.

“We have included 17 sailings this Black Friday, departing from December to June, each handcrafted to show our guests the very best of the destination at the time they visit. Whether that’s to enjoy a white Christmas in Norway, seek out some winter sunshine or explore some of the wonderful cities of the Baltic as the warmer temperatures creep in again.”

Cruise deals from Fred Olsen include:

  • 13-night White Christmas in Norway cruise, departing from Southampton on December 21, 2022, sailing on Bolette from Southampton to Bergen, Alta, Honningsvag, Hammerfest and Alesund (all Norway) and returning to Southampton, from £1,699 per person, a saving of £300.
  • Five-night Easter on the River Seine cruise departing from Southampton on April 6, 2023, on Balmoral, calling at Rouen and Falmouth, from £399 per person, a saving of £100 each.
  • 10-night Historical Old Towns of Northern Europe cruise departing from Newcastle on May 3, 2023, on Bolette, calling at Visby in Sweden, Tallinn in Estonia, Riga and Liepaja in Latvia, Gdansk in Poland, Warnemunde in Germany and returning to Newcastle, from £999 per person, a saving of £300.

Find out more about Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ Black Friday deals.

Fred Olsen Cruise Line’s Balmoral in Hellesylt, Norway

Holland America Line’s Black Friday deals

Upgrade your next cruise with Holland America Line with a series of Black Friday specials, including crew tips and the line’s Have It All package.

Holland America Line is offering a range of cruises starting from £1,019 per person that include the Have It All package, which covers speciality dining, the Signature Beverage Package and Wi-Fi. Cruise deals include:

  • Seven-night Mediterranean Rivieras on board Nieuw Statendam, departing April 22, 2023, from Barcelona and calling at Monte Carlo, Florence/Pisa, Sardinia, Sicily, Palermo and Naples (for Pompeii), ending in Rome. Prices start from £1,019 per person.
  • 18-night Circle Hawaii on board Koningsdam, departing January 31, 2023, and January 30, 2024, round-trip from San Diego and including Honolulu, Lahaina, Kona and Ensenada Mexico. Prices start at £1,509 per person.
  • 10-night Newfoundland & New England Discovery on board Zaandam, departing September 3, 2023, sailing from Montreal to Quebec City, Havre Saint Pierre, St Anthony, St John’s, Halifax, Bar Harbor and Boston. Prices start at £2,019 per person.

Find out more about Holland America Line.


Royal Caribbean’s Black Friday cruise discounts

Kids can sail for £99 on Royal Caribbean International cruises next summer as part of the line’s Black Friday promotion. Royal Caribbean is offering a special £99 (or €99) fare for bookings made between November 18 and November 30, 2022, on Europe and Alaska summer sailings in 2023 and 2024.

The saving applies to children aged 12 and under, and doesn’t include other holiday periods such as Christmas, New Year and Easter.

Solarium, Royal Caribbean's Wonder of the Seas

Solarium, Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas. Picture: Michel Verdure

Scenic’s Black Friday deals for river and ocean cruises

Scenic’s Black Friday flash sale offers £200 off all ocean cruises, with the option to combine the discount with other early-bird offers to create discounts of up to £2,450 per person plus free door-to-door transfers in the UK.

Those booking Scenic’s ocean cruises to Antarctica, the Arctic and the Norwegian fjords can get £200 off plus complimentary business class flights, and early booking discounts of 10% off or a ‘super earlybird’ offer of 20% off.

Cruises to the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, the Mediterranean and Japan can enjoy £200 off along with £1,000 credit towards a suite upgrade, and a 20% discount for ‘super earlybird’ bookings.

  • A 12-day Cultural Wonders of Japan ocean cruise, sailing from Otaru to Busan, calling at Aomori, Hakodate and Sakaiminato, departing on June 3, 2023, departure costs from £9,315 per person, a saving of £2,450.
  • A 15-day Romantic Rhine & Moselle cruise – calling at Amsterdam, Veere, Antwerp, Nijmegen, Maastricht, Dusseldorf, Cochem, Bernkastel, Koblenz, Rudesheim, Mannheim, Kehl, Strasbourg and Breisach, ending in Basel – departs on July 3, 2023, priced from £4,095 per person, a saving of £1,700.

All savings are available until December 1, 2022. Quote ‘BLACKFRI22’ at the time of booking. Find out more about Scenic.



E-bike excursion on a Scenic river cruise

Seabourn’s Black Friday deals

Seabourn has unveiled its annual Black Friday Sail deal, offering 15% off ultra-luxury cruises in summer 2024, which translates to an average saving of £2,500 per suite. It can also be combined with other promotions including Seabourn Club Savings, that give club guests up to 10% off select savings.

The offer is available until Monday, December 5, 2022, and applies to nearly 500 itineraries across all seven continents, including summer sailings in northern Europe, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, through to expedition cruises in the Arctic on board the new Seabourn Venture.

Seabourn president Josh Leibowitz said: “The Black Friday Sail offers incredible value compared to land-based vacations. A Seabourn ocean or expedition voyage is a great way to share the ultimate gift of luxury and gift of thanks for you or a loved one.”  

Find out more about Seabourn’s Black Friday Sail.

Swan Hellenic’s Black Friday cruise savings

Swan Hellenic is offering up to $2,000 off Oceanview Staterooms and up to $3,000 off Balcony Staterooms across 21 cultural expedition cruises worldwide including the Norwegian fjords, Antarctica, West Africa, the Philippines, the Far East and the Kimberley in Australia.

There’s good news for solo sailors too, as single supplements have been waived for bookings made before December 4, 2022.

Swan Hellenic SH Minerva SH Vega

Zodiac tour on an expedition cruise with Swan Hellenic. Picture: Martin Bianco

APT & Travelmarvel Black Friday bonus savings

All new 2023 river cruise and touring bookings made between 21 and 28 November will enjoy up to £200 off on top of APT & Travelmarvel’s current savings, meaning total discounts of up to £2,000 per person. The special deal is combinable with the operator’s Time to Escape offers – savings of up to £1,500 plus free economy (Travelmarvel) or business class (APT) flights.

The Black Friday sale includes a £100 saving off APT & Travelmarvel cruises of nine days or less. Cruises spanning 10 days or more will be discounted by £200. £100 off per person can also be enjoyed on Escorted touring holidays of 14 days or more as part of the deal.

Sample Black Friday packages include APT’s luxury, 15-day Magnificent Europe, sailing from Amsterdam to Budapest, costs from £3,095 per person (was £5,095 per person, saving £2,000). Travelmarvel’s 15-day European Gems, sailing from Budapest to Amsterdam, costs from £2,095 per person (was £3,595 per person, saving £1,500). Find out more at APT Touring.

Ambassador Cruise Line Black Friday offers

This Black Friday, Ambassador Cruise Line has launched a variety of offers for guests booking cruises in 2023 and 2024 including free upgrades, kids go for £99, and free gratuities. The offers are only valid for a limited time between 22-30 November 2022.

Savings include a free upgrade on the Explorer Drinks Package on all sailings departing between April 2023 and March 2024 saving up to £33pp pn, kids go for £99 on two multi-generational cruises in August 2023 with a free upgrade to the Adventurers Drinks Package saving up to £11pc pn, and free gratuities for those who book the Grand Round World Voyage departing January 2024, saving up to £600 per person.

Sample cruises in the sale include a summertime fjordland cruise in Norway, a British Isles & Ireland sailing and a Grand Round World Voyage, departing on 6 January 2024 from London Tilbury. Find out more at Ambassador Cruise Line.

Ambience, Ambassador Cruise Line

Ambience, Ambassador Cruise Line

P&O Cruises Black Friday offers

P&O Cruises is offering Black Friday discounts of up to 30% on selected holidays when guests make a new Early Saver booking by November 29, 2022.

Available on inside cabins for selected departures between March 3, 2023 and November 23, 2023, holidays include cruises to Northern Europe, the Canary Islands, Italy, Spain and Portugal, as well as the Norwegian fjords.

Example itineraries available to book include a Northern Europe 7-night cruise from £449pp, a Canary Islands 7-night fly cruise from £499pp, a Mediterranean 7-night fly cruise and a Norwegian fjords 7-night cruise from £549pp. Find out more at


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