This is a good time to lock in a cruise if you have been eyeing it. Many lines are selling cruises on Black Friday.

Some lines have released deals in advance of Black Friday. The perks are shaping up to be pretty good so far.

It's a good idea to check back frequently. As the promotions roll out over the next few weeks, we will update this article.

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Azamara Cruises


Black Friday is when the first cruise deals are offered. You can score $1,000 in onboard credit and a two-category cabin upgrade if you book any cabin on any of the more than 100 Europe voyages. It's possible to book a balcony room for the price of an inside or a suite. This chance won't last long. The deadline for cruisers to take advantage of it is in December of 2022.

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity is running a promotion that will allow you to bring a travel companion for free when you pay full price for yourself. You can save on a last-minute sailing or plan your travels in advance if you choose to take this offer. Depending on the length of the booking, you can earn up to $200 in onboard credit.

Costa Cruises

Black Friday is a new concept for Costa Cruises which has only recently begun to make its presence known in the North American market. If you book any of Costa's 10 most popular sailings, which include the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean and ocean-crossing voyages, you'll get up to $200 in onboard credit.

Cunard Line

Cunard's Queen Mary 2 docked at the Red Hook cruise terminal in Brooklyn, New York. ASHLEY KOSCIOLEK/THE POINTS GUY

If you're looking for a more traditional ocean liner experience, check out this offer from Cunard. Book select sailings, departing through January 2024, on any of the line's three vessels, and you'll get pricing from just $899 per person, up to $600. There are discounts on cruises around Japan, Australia, Alaska and the Norwegian fjords. You must book by December 2, 2022, to take advantage of this offer.

Holland America Line

Holland America is offering up to 40% off fares for more than half of its departures into 2024. It means you can check out a lot of destinations. Crew gratuities can be combined with the line's "Have It All" package, which includes complimentary shore excursions, a beverage package, and specialty dining.

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In celebration of its 130th anniversary, Hurtigruten is offering more Black Friday cruise deals than ever before on both its expedition ships and classic Norway coastal itineraries. Travelers will be able to save up to 50% on voyages departing into 2024 through your travel agent. The promotion runs through the end of the year.

Norwegian Cruise Line


When passengers book a cruise for themselves on any of NCL's ships, they will be able to bring a travel companion with them for free. Free alcohol and specialty dining, shore excursion credits, onboard wi-fi, airfare for your companion, and a discount that allows third and fourth passengers in the same cabin are just a few of the extras that can be added to a cruise. The offer includes destinations such as the Caribbean, Alaska and Europe.

Princess Cruises

60 cruises for less than $60 per person per night, plus hundreds of others that are $100 per person per night or less, are offered by Princess. You won't owe anything until 90 days before you set sail if you book less than 90 days in advance. The deal applies to select voyages.

Seabourn Cruises

More than 500 cruises will be discounted across its entire fleet, including brand-new expedition vessels. You will receive a 15% discount on your cruise when you book by December 5, 2022.

Check with your favorite travel agency

Disney Fantasy docked at Disney Cruise Line's private island, Castaway Cay. ASHLEY KOSCIOLEK/THE POINTS GUY

You can reach out to a travel adviser if you prefer. Sometimes the lines will give agents a few more extras, such as free bottles of wine or onboard credit, when they have access to the same great deals. It's worth calling if you want to book something directly.

Book via an airline portal

If you want to book a cruise deal directly with the cruise line, travel agent or airline, you need to run the numbers. United Cruises gives passengers additional incentives to book through its portal. When booking a sailing with select lines through United Cruises, you can take advantage of perks such as free bottles of wine, spa credit and bonus United miles.

American Airlines Cruises has the same portal that allows you to enjoy perks.

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