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Beyond Black Friday Travel Deals

Beyond Black Friday Travel Deals

Figuring out the perfect trip to take is an important decision and takes more thought than a six-hour Flash! Sale allows. Many cruise lines and tour companies understand this. This year their holiday sale offers are often extending a week later than “Black Friday” or “Cyber Monday.” Below are a few worth noting.

American Queen Voyages

Black Friday extends to December 2 and includes free roundtrip air and up to 20% off selected voyages.

Azamara Cruises

With cruises covering the world, Azamara, known for its long days in port and over night stays, is again offering a two-category upgrade. Only this time it includes $1,000 in onboard credit. Book an inside cabin and sail with a balcony with $1,000 to spend on everything from shore excursions to specialty dining.

Celebrity Cruises

Until December 1 Celebrity is offering a BOGO 75% off second guest for almost all sailings until 2025. It’s also possible to add shipboard credit.

CIE Tours

Until December 4, some 2023 guided vacations to Ireland, Britain and Iceland will be 15% off.

Costa Cruises

Onboard credit of $100 per person is available until December 5, a full week after Cyber Monday.


Their Cyber week special runs through December 2 with onboard credit of up to $600 per stateroom and a 50% reduced deposit. Cruises featured include transatlantic, Alaska, Norwegian Fjords, Japan, and Australia.

Intrepid Travel

The more adventurous traveler can take advantage of discounts available until December 2 for both international and domestic trips. While most trips are discounted 15-25%, select Antarctica departure can be as much as 40% less.

Karisma Hotels and Resorts

With an extensive portfolio of resorts in Mexico, Jamaica, Belize and the Dominican Republic, the sale running through December 6 offers great opportunities for that winter getaway. Offers range from 12% to 54% off, and many have resort credits to use toward that much needed spa treatment or lobster dinner.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Billed as its “Greatest Deal Ever”, through December 5 travelers can choose from perks including free unlimited open bar, free specialty dining, free shore excursion credits, and free wi-fi, in addition to discounted rates.

Quark Expeditions

Until December 2, Quark is making that Antarctica dream ever more possible with 2-for-1 offers on select voyages and special deals for solo travelers. This is one I’ve never seen before.

Scenic Cruises

Free or reduced premium air, 2-for-1 business class air, and $200 savings are offered for Scenic River cruises booked through December 2.

Uniworld Cruises

Uniworld Cruises is taking a different approach with “12 Days of Christmas.” Until December 13 each day brings a new deal, ranging from complementary airfare to category upgrades, to savings of up to 50%.

Virgin Voyages

Billed as its best saving ever, deals through December 6 include discounts of 50% off the second guest on sailings through April 2023. With already competitive rates, this ranks as a great time to try the adults-only cruise line.

Whatever your travel dream is, there is a deal waiting to be discovered. This is a great time to plan that next vacation. Give yourself the gift of travel.


For more information or to book one of these excursions, please contact us.


Donna Zabel, owner of DreamMaker Destinations, has been helping travelers turn their travel dreams into travel reality for over 20 years. Having explored all seven continents and over 135 countries, she enjoys sharing her travel tales and encourages everyone to find their own story to tell.

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