Black Friday cruise deals 2021: TUI, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, NCL & more
Black Friday cruise deals are here! Bag cheap cruises with TUI, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, NCL and much more as cruise lines slash prices.
Black Friday is today and, boy, do a lot of cruise lines have brilliant offers available.
Cruise deals are a fabulous way to bag cheap cruises and save some money so read on to find out more!
Some brands, while not unveiling official Black Friday offers, do still have some great deals on offer which are still worth snapping up.
This is our complete 2021 guide to all the top deals up for grabs from the major cruise lines.
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Royal Caribbean is offering instant savings of up to £440 off guests' dream holidays. For a limited time only, guests will also get 50 percent off their deposits when they book.
Europe cruises start at £200pp and adventures onboard the brand-new biggest ship in the world, Wonder of the Seas, are starting at just £332pp.
Example sailings include Seven Night Southern Caribbean Adventure - departing from Bridgetown, Barbados on Sunday, February 13 2022 onboard Grandeur of the Seas with prices starting at £179pp. Destinations include Grenada, Aruba and Trinidad among others.
There's also the Three Night Western Mediterranean Cruise - departing from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy on Thursday 27 October 2022 onboard Wonder of the Seas. Prices start at £332pp and destinations include Naples/Capri, Italy and Barcelona, Spain.
Sale applies to new bookings made up until November 30, 2021.
Marella Cruises is offering savings of up to £300 on select cruises. The discount code can be used on sailings departing between November 25, 2021 to December 31, 2022.
Code: CRUISEBF - Excludes Electric Sunsets. No minimum applies.
TUI River Cruises can also be snapped up at bargain prices - get savings of up to £300 on sailings departing between November 28, 2021 to October 31, 2022.
Code: RIVERBF - Excludes three and four-night duration sailings. No minimum spend applies.
Princess Cruises is offering reduced fares and a low deposit of £50pp on Southampton-based itineraries for 2022. The Black Friday sale starts today (Wednesday, November 24) and runs until November 29, 2021.
Twenty-two voyages are featured in total, ranging from seven – 14 nights and departing between April and September 2022.
Fourteen of the itineraries sail around the British Isles roundtrip from Southampton on the 3,080-guest Emerald Princess. Fares start from £499pp for an eight-night cruise, calling at Portland, St. Peter Port, Cobh, Dublin, Holyhead, and Greenock. Departs May 1, 2022.
The other eight voyages are on the 3,660-guest Sky Princess, one of the newest ships in the Princess fleet, with itineraries to the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, and Norway. Fares start from £599pp for a seven-night Norwegian Fjords cruise, calling at Bergen, Skjolden/Sognefjord, Olden, Stavanger. Departs April 23 and June 4, 2022.
Other Black Friday deals include:
£799pp for a ten-night British Isles cruise on Emerald Princess. Calling at Portland, St. Peter Port, Dublin, Belfast, Greenock, Liverpool, Holyhead. Departs September 30, 2022.
£879pp for a 14-night Spain, France and Portugal cruise on Sky Princess. Calling at La Rochelle, Bilbao, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Seville, Malaga, Cartagena, Vigo. Departs April 9, 2022.
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Norwegian Cruise Line
NCL has released its “Greatest Deal Ever” starting November 16, 2021. Along with the 35 percent discount off all cruises, travellers looking for the best value at sea can also receive all packages including Open Bar, Speciality Dining, Shore Excursion Credit and Wi-Fi from just £99pp.
The “Greatest Deal Ever” is available on all departures, all itineraries and all published voyage dates from 2021 through to the recently released itineraries through Summer 2024.
Cruisers will be able to experience NCL's successful Breakaway Plus Class ships with Norwegian Encore, Bliss, Joy and Escape or its newest vessel, Norwegian Prima sailing summer 2022.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen guests can save up to £400 per person on a selection of cruises for early 2022 when booked between Thursday 18 and Tuesday 30 November 2021 inclusive. The sailings available depart between January and May, with durations ranging from five to 16 nights.
Destinations range from the Norwegian fjords to the Canary Islands. Solo travellers can also sail from £849, with no single supplement available on a number of cruises.
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Celestyal Cruises' Black Friday deal features up to 40 percent discount, free child places and no single supplement and is currently running until November 20. The offer is valid on select 2022 all-inclusive cruises.
Cruises start from as little as £279 per person, based on double occupancy. Reduced rates are also available for third and fourth adult guests.
All cruises include the Celestyal All-Inclusive Experience with unlimited classic drinks, locally-inspired cuisine on-board, entertainment, select shore excursions, port, service charges and gratuities.
Among the 46 sailings included in the “Black Friday” campaign is the three-night “Iconic Aegean” which costs from just £279 per person based on double occupancy. This sailing begins in Athens (Lavrion) and calls in Mykonos, Patmos, Heraklion (Crete), Santorini and Kusadasi.
Celebrity Cruises has announced an exclusive Black Friday deal of up to $300 (£225) to spend onboard when booking before November 30, 2021. This is alongside the existing deal offering 50 percent off the cruise fare of a second guest when booking before December 13.
The deal is available on sailings between December 1, 2021, and April 20, 2023.
For instance, be among the first to experience Celebrity Beyond on her maiden voyage - a 10-night Western European Cruise on April 27, 2022. Departing from Southampton, and sailing to Bordeaux (La Rochelle), Bilbao, Lisbon, Seville (Cadiz), Malaga, Palma De Mallorca and finishing in Barcelona, travel on Celebrity Cruises’ most extraordinary ship for £2,475 for the first guest and £1,200 for the second guest (based on two people sharing a balcony stateroom).
While not an official Black Friday deal, Virgin Voyages is offering savings of up to 20 percent off - and guests can receive a $100 (£74) Bar Tab Bonus (when purchasing a $300 (£223) Bar Tab).
Onboard Scarlet Lady, Sea Terraces start at $1,520 (£1,131) per cabin while on new ships Valiant Lady, Sea Terraces start at $1,400 (£1,042) per cabin (taxes & fees not included and based on double occupancy).
The offers are in place from now until November 19 for holidays between December 1, 2021 - March 27, 2022, for Scarlet Lady and March 18, 2022 - May 22, 2022, for Valiant Lady (with the exception of Valiant Lady's March 21 sailing and any full-ship accommodation voyages).
Crystal is also not unveiling Black Friday specific deals but has offers currently available. These include:
Luxury Bermuda Escapes
- Oceanview staterooms from just £1,712 per person,
- Including Book Now Savings of £385 per guest.
- $125 (£93) in As You Wish Shipboard Credit
- Either Double Crystal Society savings for our past guests, or savings of 2.5 percent for any New to Crystal guest
- Low solo fares from just 125 percent supplement
Free Charter air for Crystal Endeavor’s Inaugural Antarctica season (Nov 21- Mar 22)
- Suite fares from just £7,211 per person
- Including Book Now Savings of up to £6,665 per guest
- Return Charter air between Miami and Ushuaia to join the ship
- One night pre-cruise hotel stay in Ushuaia
- One night post-cruise hotel stay in Miami
- $1,000 (£744) in As You Wish Shipboard Credit
MSC cruise holidays can be snapped up from £299pp for seven nights from Southampton this Black Friday.
What's more, with MSC's Flexible Booking Programme, you can reschedule your cruise free of charge up to 15 days prior to your cruise or 21 days prior for fly & cruise bookings. The offers end on November 29.
Expedition cruise line Hurtigruten is offering savings of up to 50 percent off almost all of its exciting destinations in this year's Black Friday cruise sale.
The cruise line has also lowered its deposit requirement to 10 percent during the sale which is available from November 22-30.
Best offers include:
- Up to 50 percent off Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express' cruises along Norway's coastline, often described as "the most beautiful journey in the world". Choose between six to 12 days.
- Up to 50 percent off the 13-day cruise from Reykjavik, Iceland, to St. John's in Canada, stopping in both Greenland and Northern Labrador.
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Viking is not offering specific Black Friday deals but does have offers in place.
One is Viking's 2022 Early Booking Discount. Cruisers can save £750 per person on 2022 river cruises if you book by December 31, 2021.
The discount is per person based on double occupancy and excludes Mississippi river cruises.
Viking is also currently offering a special price for a limited time only on Elegant Elbe itinerary for selected March 2022 departures. Prices start from £1,995 per person for selected March 2022 departures.
All Viking river sailings include select numbers of guided tours, return flights to select UK airports, all onboard meals including wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, Wi-Fi and gratuities.
Similarly, Riviera Travel has not announced official Black Friday deals. However, passengers can now cave up to £200pp on selected 2022 Spring River Cruise departures.
The popular brand has also just added additional Sole Occupancy cabins with no single supplement (including Middle & Upper Deck) to a wide range of April 2022 River Cruise departures which single travellers can make the most of.
- READ MORE: Riviera Travel reveals 2023 European river cruise programme -
Amadeus River Cruises
Amadeus River Cruises is offering buy one get one half price on all 2021 winter sailings in its Black Friday deal.
This offer is available to book between November 22-29 2021.
An example cruise is AMADEUS's Seven-day Magic of Advent on the Danube between Nuremburg and Vienna departing November 28 and December 10. Cruise-only prices from £915 for the first guest and just £457 for the second guest sharing the cabin.
Another is the eight-day New Year’s Eve on the Rhine round trip from Cologne departing December 28. Cruise-only prices from £1,265 for the first guest and just £632 for the second guest sharing the cabin.
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Holland America Line
Holidaymakers can cook select cruises or cruisetours through 2023 from November 23-30 and enjoy Holland America Line's best amenities, plus crew appreciation and a reduced £99 deposit per person.
The limited-time package includes: shore excursion(s), drink package, speciality dining, wi-fi, crew appreciation and £99pp deposit.
Guests can enjoy a free Premium Drinks Package on 2022 European river cruises with Emerald Cruises' Black Friday Sale. Furthermore, they can save up to £2,000 per couple, as well as receiving €200 onboard spend per cabin that can be used on purchases such as spa treatments or immersive onshore excursions. Travellers can also save an additional 10 percent on select cabins with an Early Payment Discount by paying in full by November 30, 2021.
Cruisers can also save an extra £200 per couple on Emerald Cruises’ yacht cruises departing in 2022 on board the brand-new luxury superyacht, Emerald Azzurra.
Between 19 November and 3 December, Scenic guests booking selected 2022 European river cruise itineraries with Scenic can save a guaranteed £2,200 per couple, plus bagging complimentary private door-to-door chauffeur transfers. If you pay in full by December 3, 2021, you'll save an additional 10 percent off the cost of the cruise.
Guests looking to sail the North, Central and South America coastlines onboard ultra-luxury Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse, can enjoy a guaranteed 30 percent off the cost of the cruise on selected voyages.
Seabourn fans can make the most of the line's, wait for it, Black Friday Sail, active November 16-30.
Enjoy up to £1,000 off per person on Veranda and Ocean View Suites and up to $1,000 (£744) Shipboard credit per suite on select voyages through Summer 2022. Valid on select 2021 and 2022 sailings in Oceanview and Veranda Suite categories only.
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Saga does not have official Black Friday deals but the cruise line does have current offers. These include:
Under the Glow of the Northern Lights
Get £850 per person off this 17-night cruise, with prices now starting from £3,524 per person, down from £4,199 per person. Departing on Saga’s brand-new ship, ‘Spirit of Adventure’ from February 5, 2022 guests will experience the Northern Lights and visit Bergen, Tromsø, Honningsvåg, Alta and more.
Excursions include dog and reindeer sledding, driving along the beautiful Atlantic Ocean Road, skiing lessons and the option to spend a night at the famous ice hotel.
Saga is offering a new low price of £2,904 pp (down from £3,111) on this 15-night cruise on its brand-new ship, ‘Spirit of Adventure’.
Departing on January 5, 2022 the ship will visit La Palma, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Madeira, Lisbon, La Coruña and Leixoes.
Although not an official Black Friday offer Silversea's current deal sees guests able to save up to 20 percent on selected cruises departing April 1, 2022, onwards when they book and pay in full before November 20 2021.
Ambassador Cruise Line
Ambassador Cruise Line guests can save up to 34 percent on nine selected 2022 sailings this Black Friday, with fares starting from less than £64 per person per night!
These cruises include sailings along the beautiful Norweigian Fjords, exploring the Baltics, the Canaries and winter sun, and two multi-generational cruises in Summer 2022.
Sail Croatia is matching all deposits of £50 with a £50 discount on select 2022 sailings. The deal is available from November 26 to December 1, 2021.
The offer applies to hundreds of small ship cruises, covering 16 itineraries, from April-October next year. Departing via Split or Dubrovnik, a range of sailings are available including luxury, explorer and party, as well as specialist cycling and hiking getaways.
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