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Black Friday cruise deals for 2024: Up to 80% off cruises

See how much you can save on your sailing with these 2024 Black Friday cruise deals.

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Top Black Friday cruise deals so far

From up to 80% off guests with CruiseDirect, there are loads of cruise discounts to snatch up during the Black Friday cruise sales.

Check the best of them out here.

Cruise deals for Black Friday, Cyber Weekend and Cyber Monday

Search in the box below for a destination, cruise line or booking site to find a bargain:

Experience OzExperience Oz

Experience Oz

Hot deals on selected experiences

ViatorViator

Viator

As low as $29 on Australia tours, sightseeing and cruises

CruiseDirectCruiseDirect

CruiseDirect

Up to 84% off Carnival Cruises from Brisbane

Pure MilfordPure Milford

Pure Milford

Only glass roof vessel at Piopiotahi / Milford Sound

Pure MilfordPure Milford

Pure Milford

2-hour cruises on Gem of the Sound

Pure MilfordPure Milford

Pure Milford

Guaranteed window seat on Fly Cruise Fly tours

Pure MilfordPure Milford

Pure Milford

Free tea and coffee on all cruises

TourRadarTourRadar

TourRadar

Up to 55% off select family trips and adventures

CruiseDirectCruiseDirect

CruiseDirect

Up to 45% off Australia and New Zealand cruises

Experience OzExperience Oz

Experience Oz

Sydney whale watching cruises from $75

MSC CruisesMSC Cruises

MSC Cruises

Up to 40% off cruises

CruiseDirectCruiseDirect

CruiseDirect

Royal Caribbean Cruises: Up to 60% off your 2nd guest plus kids sail FREE

CruiseDirectCruiseDirect

CruiseDirect

Up to 50% off Norwegian cruise line + FREE open bar, dining, and Wi-Fi

CruiseDirectCruiseDirect

CruiseDirect

Royal Caribbean Cruises: Up to 30% off plus kids sail FREE

AdrenalineAdrenaline

Adrenaline

Australia sightseeing cruises from $109

AnyBoatAnyBoat

AnyBoat

20-pax private harbour cruises from $315/hour

RedBalloonRedBalloon

RedBalloon

Kid-friendly activities in Sydney starting at $45

Canadian AffairCanadian Affair

Canadian Affair

Get 3 free amenities with Celebrity Cruises

CruiseDirectCruiseDirect

CruiseDirect

Up to 71% off international holiday cruises

UniworldUniworld

Uniworld

Up to $50 off your first cruise

CruiseDirectCruiseDirect

CruiseDirect

3+ nights last-minute cruises from US$89

Let's FerryLet's Ferry

Let's Ferry

Greece: Blue Star Ferries tickets from EUR€20

TourRadarTourRadar

TourRadar

Up to 50% off river cruises

What are the best Black Friday cruise deals in 2023?

Here's some of the strongest cruise deals we've seen sail out of port so far this Black Friday:

  • Uniworld: Up to $2,000 savings on select all-inclusive luxury river cruises.
  • Celebrity Cruises: Up to 75% off 2nd passengers, up to $800 in onboard credit and $800 off each stateroom
  • Flight Centre: Up to 50% off cruises on Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian, Viking and Hurtigruten cruises
  • Princess Cruises: Free upgrade on 2023 and 2024 sailings across Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and Japan. There is also up to 30% off fares, plus up to UD$300 in onboard credit
  • Carnival Cruises: Follow the Fun sale has $50 deposits and free upgrades within room category
  • Norwegian Cruise Line: Second guests free to Europe, Alaska and The Caribbean, free unlimited open bar, free specialty dining, free shore excursion credit and free WiFi - plus US$200 in onboard credit.
  • Holland America Line: Up to US$400 in onboard credits on sailings until 2024
  • Royal Caribbean: Up to $600 off sailings, 30% off all guests, up to half-off kids prices and half-off deposits

How do the 2023 sales compare to previous Black Friday cruise sales?

With various ship types, sailing lengths, ports of call and rooms, comparing the deals year-on-year or against other cruise lines is like comparing apples to pears.

Each deal reads differently to each traveller and their needs and wants from their trip.

To give you an idea of what sorts of deals are worth it this year - and what might not be quite good enough - these were the highlights of 2022:

  • Flight Centre: Australia sailings from $349, 40% off river cruises and cruise packages with flights from $1,290
  • G Adventures: Up to 30% off marine tours
  • Uniworld: Up to $4,500 off river cruises, plus an extra 10% off European sailings
  • Royal Caribbean: Up to $250 off sailings, up to US$400 in onboard credit and up to 60% on the second guest in a cabin
  • Princess Cruises: Up to $200 onboard credit plus 50% off deposits

What do I need to know about cruising post-pandemic

Australias ports reopened in April 2022 and cruises have begun sailing to, from and around Australia again.

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, from 21 November P&O Australia, Princess Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line have reintroduced mask mandates on Aussie sailings. Masks must be worn in all public indoor spaces. They are not required while eating, drinking or in the privacy of your state room.

Guests must also be fully vaccinated, unless they have a medical exemption. As a rule, at least 95% of guests must be vaccinated.

Before boarding, all passengers 2 years or older must show a negative RAT test within 24-hours of boarding, or a PCR within 48-hours of boarding.

How do I get the best Black Friday cruise deals?

  • Don't cruise solo. We hate to break it to you, but the cheapest cruises are twin or quadruple shares. Coordinate with your cruising crew before the sales arrive to let you book those larger cabins that are a cheaper per person price.
  • Forgo the window. Interior cabins are often the featured price in a sale. If you're not fussed about the view, it's a great way to keep costs down.
  • Consider the deal. Certain cruise deals offer you freebies and while this might sound like a bargain, sometimes it's as trivial as a free ice cream per day. Instead, look out for crazy discounts on your sailing itself or free flights and transfer to the port.
  • Book with a cruise line that suits your travel needs. Cruises are wide and varied. Some have water slides and zip-lines ideal for families and youthful voyagers, while others are more luxurious and include formal and themed nights for a more mature taste. If in doubt, consult our list of best cruises for your needs before you book.
  • Book early. This goes without saying. The early bird does catch the worm – or in this case, the Black Friday deal.
  • Consider the deposit and cancellation policy. It's all too easy to get lost in the frenzy and book without considering prior commitments and other travel buddies. Before you press "go", suss out the cancellation policy in case your plans change.

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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie Yip was the travel editor at Finder and has been writing about travel and lifestyle for over a decade. She has written for a range of travel publications including Thomas Cook Magazine and Showpo. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, and has visited over 50 countries (and counting). She has a passion for sharing her experiences and knowledge of travel and helping consumers stretch their travel cash while on holiday. See full profile

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