Black Friday deals from Celebrity, Costa, Cunard, NCL & more

Black Friday Roundup: Blue Diamond, Holland America, Royal Caribbean & more

Today’s roundup includes new offers from American Queen Voyages, Blue Diamond Resorts, Collette, Emerald Cruises, Globus family of brands, Holland America, Intrepid, Karisma Hotels & Resorts, Palladium Hotel Group, Royal Caribbean, Sonesta Resorts Sint Maarten, Swoop and TourRadar.

We’re also including in the mix deals that have already launched, including Celebrity Cruises, CIE Tours, Costa Cruises, Cunard, G Adventures, Margaritaville at Sea, Norwegian Cruise Line, Perillo Tours and Transat.




AQV’s Black Friday cruise deals runs from Nov. 18 through Dec. 2, 202 and includes free roundtrip air and up to 20% off select voyages. Its Free Roundtrip Air Add-On is now available on select voyages from 49 U.S. and Canadian gateways. The offer is combinable with Early Booking Savings. Reference offer code BLACK FRIDAY at time of booking.




Running from Nov. 21-25, 2022, for travel anytime between Nov. 21, 2022 and Dec. 23, 2023, Blue Diamond Resorts’ Black Friday Presale allows travellers to book their next vacation with savings up to US$152 per night for two adults, thanks to a 20% discount being offered at its properties in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Saint Lucia, Jamaica, Antigua and Grenada. The sale applies to Royalton Luxury Resorts, Royalton CHIC Resorts, Hideaway at Royalton Resorts, Mystique by Royalton, and Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts. Prices may vary by property, season and room type.




Running Nov. 11 through Dec. 1, Celebrity Cruises is offering a BOGO 75% off the second guest deal for nearly all sailings from Dec. 2, 2022 to April 2025. Guests can also earn up to US$200 onboard credit: $50 per person for sailings of 3-5 nights, $100 for 6- to 9-night cruises, and $200 for 10+ nights.

The offer covers a multitude of global sailings (except the Galapagos) and allows travellers to explore some of the world’s most fascinating locations, including Eastern and Western Caribbean between now and May 2023 onboard the all-new Celebrity Beyond, exotic locales like Vietnam, Japan and Indonesia with Celebrity’s return to Asia in Fall 2023, as well as the famed ‘Spice Route’ aboard the revolutionized Celebrity Millennium.




 CIE Tours is offering two Black Friday deals available to book online or by phone between Nov. 14-26, 2022. Travellers can save up to 20% on select 2023 guided vacations to Ireland, Britain, Iceland and Italy (up to US$1,598 per couple). Reference code BF2022 at booking. In addition, travellers booking 2023 custom private driver vacations to Ireland, Britain and Iceland can save up to US$1,000 per person by using code BFPD22.

For Cyber Week, CIE Tours is also offering 15% off select 2023 guided vacations to Ireland, Britain and Iceland. The offer is available for online booking only between Nov. 27-Dec. 4, 2022 by using promo code CYBER1522 (restrictions apply).




With Collette’s 2022 Black Friday sale, travellers can save up to 20% off Collette Tours when booking 2023 and 2024 tours between Nov. 21-29, 2022. Offer code SAVEBIG22 must be used at the time of booking. The sale excludes the following tours: ‘Journey to Antarctica,’ ‘Montana: Exploring Big Sky Country,’ ‘Alaska’s Northern Lights,’ ‘Greece Island Hopper,’ and ‘Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.’

The offer is valid on new retail bookings only made during the promotional period, for travel between Jan. 1, 2023 and April 30, 2024. Space is on a first come, first served basis. The offer is not valid on group or existing bookings. Offers are combinable with member benefits only and are not combinable with any other offers.




Costa Cruises’ Black Friday promotion includes US$100 per person onboard credit on select departures, totalling $200 onboard credit per cabin. Cruises must be booked by Dec. 5, 2022. The $100 per person onboard spending money can be used towards a variety of experiences and amenities including specialty dining, spa treatments, shore excursions, beverages, gift shop purchases and more.

The promotion is available on the following sailings:


  • Costa Deliziosa: roundtrip sailings from Trieste, Italy, for 7 or 8 days, departing Nov. 26 to Dec. 17, 2022.
  • Costa Fascinosa: roundtrip sailings from Savona, Italy, for 5 or 12 days, departing Nov. 24 and Dec. 5, 2022.
  • Costa Smeralda: roundtrip sailings from Savona for 8 days, departing Nov. 26 to Dec. 10, 2022; and Jan. 14, Jan. 28, and Feb. 4, 2023.


  • Costa Toscana: Savona to Dubai, UAE, for 20 days, departing Nov. 27, 2022.
  • Costa Pacifica: La Romana, Dominican Republic, to Savona for 16 days, departing March 19, 2023.
  • Costa Firenze: Savona to Kiel, Germany, for 15 days, departing May 5, 2023.
  • Costa Favolosa: Savona to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for 15 days, departing May 14, 2023.

Northern Europe

  • Costa Firenze: roundtrip from Kiel for 8 days, departing May 19, 2023.


  • Costa Pacifica: roundtrip from La Romana for 8 or 11 days, departing Dec. 18, 2022; and Jan. 8 and Jan. 22, 2023.

Go to or call the reservations department at 1-800-462-6782 for more details.




Cunard has kicked off the holiday season with Black Friday/Cyber Monday promotions, available on select itineraries sailing from September 2022 through January 2024. Voyages are available around the world on all three of Cunard’s Queens: flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth.

New voyage bookings from Nov. 17 through Dec. 2, 2022 will receive an onboard credit up to $600 per stateroom and 50% reduced deposit. During the promotion, featured itineraries start at US$899 per person and include:

  • Transatlantic Cross on Queen Mary 2: New York to Southampton, England, Jan. 3-11, 2023, eight nights at sea across the North Atlantic
  • Alaska on Queen Elizabeth: Roundtrip out of Vancouver, July 17-27, 2023, 10 nights featuring Hubbard Glacier and Glacier Bay National Park with calls at Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan and more
  • The Norwegian Fjords on Queen Victoria: Roundtrip out of Southampton, June 25-July 2, 2023, calls at Kristiansand, Bergen, Geiranger and Haugesund
  • Golden Week in Japan on Queen Elizabeth: Roundtrip out of Tokyo, April 28-May 6, 2023, eight-night sailing with highlights that include Busan, South Korea and Fukuoka on Japan’s Kyushu Island
  • Australia’s Gardening Journey on Queen Elizabeth: Roundtrip out of Melbourne, Feb. 4-11, 2023, seven nights visiting ports like Adelaide, Hobart and Port Arthur

Promo code RD8, offers apply to the first two guests per booking. Call 1-800-728-6273 or go to for more details.




This year Emerald Cruises Canada is offering enticing Black Friday deals on its Europe river cruises and Caribbean yacht sailings onboard its newest vessels, Emerald Azzurra and Emerald Sakara. The sale runs from Nov. 18-28, 2022. All Black Friday deals must be paid 12 months prior to departure, or at time of booking if less than 12 months prior to departure. Use offer code BLFRIDAY22.

Guests booking select 2023 Europe river cruises will receive up to free roundtrip air, a complimentary Premium Drinks package valued at up to $1,100 per couple, plus up to $600 savings per couple (depending on length of sailing) and an extra 10% off for paying in full. Favourite river cruises in the region include the 15-day Splendours of Europe, which is eligible for free air and $600 savings per couple, and the eight-day Sensations of Lyon and Provence, eligible for $395 roundtrip air per person and $200 savings per couple.

Guests booking a select 2023 Caribbean sailing onboard the line’s 100-passenger luxury ocean yachts will receive roundtrip airfare for $695 per person, combinable with Super Earlybird savings starting at $3,130 per couple. Itineraries include the eight-day Eastern Caribbean with St. Barths and the West Indies Island Hopping roundtrip from San Juan, Puerto Rico.




G Adventures has launched its biggest-ever Cyber Sale featuring over 700 trips around the world, including Antarctica. Running from Nov. 10-30, 2022, the sale offers up to 30% off select trips when travelling by April 30, 2023. Those looking to travel later than April can still take advantage of 10% off select departures departing between May 1 and June 30, 2023.

Prices do not include international flights. For a full list of the trips on sale visit:




Globus family of brands, comprising Globus, Cosmos and Avalon Waterways, has launched Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals to encourage Canadians to book their 2023 travel plans to Europe now.

Avalon Waterways is offering free air plus free pre-paid gratuities on select 2023 Europe river cruises when booked between Nov. 21-28, 2022. For details go to

Globus is offering savings of $1,300 per couple ($650 per person) on 23 Globus tours in 23 countries across Europe in 2023, when booked between Nov. 21-28, 2022. Tours include ‘Scottish Highlands & Islands,’ ‘Italian Mosaic,’ ‘European Tapestry’ and ‘Classical Greece’ (plus Island Hopper). More of Europe is on sale for Globus travellers interested in saving $325 per person. Go to

For travellers on a budget, Cosmos is offering an extra $125 off select 2023 Europe Tours for trips booked between Nov. 21-28, 2022. For details, visit




Holland America Line’s Black Friday Offer runs from Nov. 17-27, 2022. Guests who book select cruises starting from 2022 holiday sailings (excluding Grand Voyages and itineraries less than 5 days) will receive prepaid stateroom crew appreciation (gratuities) and have access to up to 40% off cruise-only fares. The offer is combinable with Holland America’s Have It All premium cruise package that includes four perks: shore excursions, a beverage package, specialty dining and Wi-Fi.

The crew appreciation is applicable for the first and second guest in a stateroom. Reduced cruise fares up to 40% off are available on a variety of worldwide itineraries spanning Alaska, the Caribbean, northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Canada/New England, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, South America, Hawaii and Tahiti, Mexico, the Pacific Coast and Panama Canal. Alaska Cruisetours, which combine an Alaska cruise with an overland tour to Denali and the Yukon, are also included in the offer.

For more details call 1-877-SAIL HAL (877-724-5425) or visit




Intrepid’s 2022 Cyber Sale kicks off in North America today, Nov. 21, 2022, featuring up to 25% off select trips worldwide, and 15% off domestic tours. The sale runs from Nov. 21 to Dec. 2, 2022, for travel between Dec. 1, 2022 to Dec. 14, 2023.

There are four offers available:

  • International trips: 20% off international trips, for travel between Dec. 1, 2022 and Dec. 14, 2023
  • Domestic trips: 15% off local/domestic trips, for travel between Dec. 1, 2022 and Dec. 14, 2023
  • Last-minute trips:
  • 25% off select Last-Minute Trips
  • All 18-to-29’s Adventure Tripsdeparting between December 1, 2022 – March 15, 2023
  • Originaland Basix style trips operating in Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, and South America departing between December 1, 2022 – March 15, 2023
  • Galapagos Grand Queen Beatrix and Grand Daphne boat trips departing June 1, 2023 –November 30, 2023
  • Adventure Cruising Charters– departing June 1, 2023 – Nov 30, 2023
  • Antarctica:
  • 40% off the price of most cabins for Antarctica 2022/2023, for travel between Dec. 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023 (unless otherwise specified on selected departures on the Ocean Endeavour
  • Up to 25% off the price of most cabins for Antarctica 2023/2024, for travel between Dec. 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023 (unless otherwise specified on selected departures on the Ocean Endeavour)

For more details go to




Karisma Hotels & Resorts has launched its biggest sale of the year, which includes up to 54% in savings with the added value of up to US$1,000 in resort credits at participating resorts in Mexico, Jamaica, Belize and the Dominican Republic. Those who book during the sale can travel anytime between Nov. 17, 2022 and Jan. 2, 2024. The sale runs from Nov. 17 to Dec. 6, 2022.

Resorts participating in the sale, with offers ranging from up to 12%-54% off, include: El Dorado Royale, El Dorado Casitas Royale, El Dorado Maroma, Palafitos Overwater Bungalows at El Dorado Maroma, El Dorado Seaside Suites, El Dorado Seaside Palms, Generations Resorts, Hidden Beach Resort, Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya, Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, Azul Beach Resort Riviera Cancun, Azul Beach Resort Negril, Margaritaville St. Somewhere Holbox Island, Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun Hammock, Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun Waves, and Margaritaville Beach Resorts Ambergris Caye.

Resort credits vary by location and brand. Those booking at Karisma Hotels & Resorts in Riviera Maya, Cancun, the DR or Jamaica (excluding Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts) will receive $1,000 in resort credits that can be redeemed for spa experiences, candlelit dinners on the beach, room upgrades, lobster dinners and more. Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts will offer guests $500 in resort credits, which can be used toward private slimings, spa activities, room upgrades and more. Margaritaville Island Resort Holbox Island will offer 15% off food & beverage, free bioluminescent bay tours, free bicycle rentals and free stays for kids under 12.

For more details go to




The Jimmy Buffett-inspired Margaritaville at Sea is holding an exclusive Black Friday Sale, available Nov. 15-27, providing access to the best availability and best rates on every sailing date through 2023. Travellers can secure sailings starting at US$99 per person, with kids sailing free, as well as receive a $25 per person Ocean View upgrade and 25% off all supplements.

Margaritaville at Sea is the only cruise line operating two-night cruises sailing from the Port of Palm Beach in Florida to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island. Go to




NCL’s Black Friday Sale, which it refers to as its ‘Greatest Deal Ever,’ has launched earlier than ever. For the first time, from Nov. 9 to Dec. 5, the nearly month-long promotion includes the second guest sails free for any voyage on any ship across NCL’s new Norwegian Prima.

In addition, the promotion can be combined with the company’s Free at Sea offer, where travellers can choose up to the following six perks:

  • Free unlimited open bar
  • Free specialty dining
  • Free shore excursions credits
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free airfare for the second guest when airfare is purchased for the first guest
  • Discounted rates for friends and family, which offers guests three and four – regardless of age – to sail free or at a reduced rate of US$99 per person based on select sailings when sharing a stateroom with guests one and two

The Free at Sea offers including airfare provides travellers with a value of up to $3,450 in savings. For more information go to




Palladium Hotel Group’s Black Friday Sale includes savings of up to 60% off plus US$1,500 resort credit at adults-only TRS Hotels, as well as up to 57% off plus $1,500 resort credit at Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts. Both offers must be booked by Nov. 29, 2022. For more information call 1-866-685-8524 or go to




Available on Black Friday only (Nov. 25), Perillo Tours is offering a US$500 discount per couple (US$250 discount per person) on all 2023 Perillo escorted group tours to Italy. Must use booking code BlackFri22. The offer can be booked online at or via phone at 1-800-431-1515. The offer is valid on new bookings only and cannot be combined with any other offer except pay-by-check promo.




With Royal Caribbean’s Black Friday and Cyber Week promotions, travellers can take advantage of up to US$600 savings when booking a cruise from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. To make the deal even sweeter, the instant savings are combined with 30% off every guest and Kids Sail Free. The offer can be applied to sailings in 2022, 2023 and 2024 (blackout dates apply).




Sonesta Resorts Sint Maarten has launched a Black Friday Sale that includes up to 50% off all-inclusive rates for stays now through Dec. 21, 2023, at either Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa or at Sonesta Ocean Point Resort. The sale is available to book now through Nov. 28, 2022. All-inclusive rates, reflective of the Black Friday 50% savings, start at $295 per room and $420 per room, double occupancy, at the all-ages Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa and Sonesta Ocean Point Resort, respectively. A minimum three-night stay applies, for travel now through Dec. 21, 2023. Reservations must be fully prepaid at the time of booking. The offer has a 21-day cancellation policy, requires a deposit at time of reservations, is subject to availability and other terms and conditions apply. Use promo code BLACKFRIDAY.

Go to or call 1-800-233-0757 for more details.




Swoop is offering Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions for the entire week leading up to Black Friday. These include a one-day sale on Nov. 21 featuring 70% off base fares, network-wide, for the redemption period between January and April 2023 (excluding blackouts). Also, from Nov. 22-28, 2022, Swoop is offering 50% off domestic, 40% off transborder and 30% off international, for the same redemption period. To access the deals, reference code BFLYDAY.

For more information go to




TourRadar is introducing more than 3,000 Black Friday deals for multi-day adventures starting Nov. 21. The sale includes trips all over the world, some of which are up to 70% off the regular price. More than 80 operators are confirmed to participating in the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, including Intrepid, Collette, Explore, AAT Kings, Trafalgar and Contiki. There are 20 operators offering exclusive deals at The sale includes trips in Europe, Africa, Australia and America with departures throughout 2023.




Transat’s Black Friday sale, now underway, offers big savings on many of its most popular destinations. Some 15,000 seats are up for grabs for price points under $699. Transat is also offering up to $500 off packages for two, including one complimentary checked bag per person. The promotion is valid on new individual bookings made between Nov. 17-27, 2022. The sale applies to flights to Europe, the South, the U.S. or elsewhere in Canada, as well as South and Europe packages, for travel between Nov. 17, 2022 to Oct. 31, 2023. Some exceptions apply.

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