Black Friday

Top cruise gifts to buy on Black Friday

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29Nov2019

Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, and you can take advantage of these lucrative offers to lock in great prices on some great cruise gear.

Please note that we included links in this post that may contain affiliate links. Basically that means Amazon gives us a "finder's fee" commission without charging you anything extra.

Luggage

If that luggage set you have been using is starting to look a little worse for wear, then investing in a new luggage set may make a lot of sense.

If you can spot a good deal on a luggage set, or perhaps just a new bag to rely on, Black Friday can be a great opportunity to replace your existing bags.

Our picks: GoPenguin Hardside Luggage or TravelPro Luggage Set.  (These links contain an affiliate link, which means I get a commission for purchases made. There is no additional cost to you)

ebook reader

A time-honored tradition on any cruise vacation is to read a book.  While paperbacks are always an option, Black Friday is a great opportunity to pick up a new tablet.

Whether you choose to get a simple reader device, or pick up the latest full-featured tablet, electronics deals are usually plentiful on Black Friday.

Our picksKindle Paperwhite or Apple iPad Air. (These links contain an affiliate link, which means I get a commission for purchases made. There is no additional cost to you)

New clothes

Take advantage of all the retail stores offering deep discounts on clothing so you can stock up on theme nights and shore excursion activities during your cruise.

There is usually plenty of deals on attire to cover formal night, active wear, swimsuits, walking shoes and more.  You might also look to specific brand names if one or another is specifically targeted for sale.

Amazon Fashion Black Friday Deals. (This link contains an affiliate link, which means I get a commission for purchases made. There is no additional cost to you)

Tech for your stateroom

Tech is all about making your life easier, and that extends to your stateroom. Black Friday is the perfect excuse to pick up gadgets and devices to simplify your onboard life.

Consider the sort of cruise-friendly devices that will come in handy while in your room. Battery packs, USB chargers, cameras and more are great ideas.

Our picks: Anker PowerCore 2100 or Anker 60W 6 Port USB Wall Charger. (These links contain an affiliate link, which means I get a commission for purchases made. There is no additional cost to you)

Travel gadgets

Speaking of making your life simpler, do not overlook deals on the gadgets and devices that you can use not only while you are cruising on a ship, but also while travelling in general.

For many guests, flying on an airplane or staying in a hotel is part of the cruise vacation.  Plus, these gadgets can also be used during conventional land vacations.

Our picks: 9 Piece Packing Cube SetMemory Foam Neck Pillow Airplane Travel Kit or Packable Backpack. (These links contain an affiliate link, which means I get a commission for purchases made. There is no additional cost to you)

Royal Caribbean Black Friday 2019 deals

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26Nov2019

Experienced cruisers know that Black Friday can often net some of the most lucrative deals of the year, and we have a look at what Royal Caribbean's Black Friday offer will be for 2019.

Black Friday Cruise Fare Sale

Royal Caribbean is running a multi-day sale that changes names throughout the course of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but it is effectively the same offer. 

The Cyber Weekend sale runs between November 27 - December 2, 2019 and is valid on select sailings departing on or after December 27, 2019

60% off second guest in stateroom.

Instant savings offer applies to new bookings made between November 27 – December 2, 2019. Instant Savings offer provides up to $300 instant savings on select sailings departing on or after December 27, 2019.

Savings amount is per stateroom and determined by category booked and sailing length:

  • Sailings 5 nights or less, $50 savings for Interior and Ocean View, $75 for Balconies and $150 for Suites
  • Sailings 6 nights or longer, $75 savings for Interior and Ocean View, $100 for Balconies and $300 for Suites

Instant savings applied as instant rebate to the price of cruise fare at checkout. Instant savings do not apply to China departures.

Kids Sail Free

Kids Sail Free applies to new bookings made between November 27 – December 2, 2019.

Kids Sail Free provides free cruise fare for 3rd guests and higher who are 12 years old or younger on select 4-night or longer Alaska, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Caribbean, CaribNE, Coastal, Europe, Hawaii, and Repositioning sailings departing between January 4, 2020 – May 15, 2020 and August 31, 2020 – December 17, 2020.

Kids Sail Free offer excludes President’s Day sailings (Sailings between February 14 – 17, 2020), Spring Break sailings (Sailings between March 14 – 23, 2020), Holy Week/Easter sailings (Sailings between April 3 – 17, 2020) and 2020 Thanksgiving sailings (Sailings between November 21 – 27, 2020).

In addition, Kids Sail Free applies to all Serenade of the Seas Alaska 2020 sailings.

Combinability: BOGO60 and Kids Sail Free are combinable with each other as well as with promotional OBCs, NextCruise offers, instant savings, restricted discounts (for example, Seniors, Residents, Military), Promo Code driven offers, Free Upgrades, Crown and Anchor discounts and Shareholder Benefits. Instant Savings offer is combinable with BOGO60, Kids Sail Free as well as well as with promotional OBCs, NextCruise offers, Instant Savings, restricted discounts (for example, Seniors, Residents, Military), Promo Code driven offers Free Upgrades and Shareholder Benefits but not combinable with Crown and Anchor discounts. Offers are not combinable with any other offer or promotion, including, but not limited to, Standard Group, Interline, Travel Agent, Travel Agent Friends and Family, Weekly Sales Events, and Net Rates. Promo Code driven offers are based on select ships and sail dates and must be applied at time of booking, limit one promo code per booking.

Offer available to residents of United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and select countries in the Caribbean.

UK residents: A different offer will be available for you, to be announced later this week.

Pre-cruise purchase Black Friday sale

Guests who make pre-cruise purchases via Royal Caribbean's Cruise Planner site can expect to find beverage package deals of up to 50% off Beverage Packages. Plus, up to 65% off Internet, up to 30% off Shore Excursions, up to 55% off Dining Packages, and up to 40% off Gifts and Gear! 

The Cyber Monday Cruise Planner sale runs between November 27 - December 3, 2019. It applies to sailings departing from December 5, 2019 - December 31, 2020 (except Spectrum of the Seas).

You can sign up to be alerted of Royal Caribbean's Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals

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11Nov2019

If you want to be among the first to know what Royal Caribbean's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals will be, the cruise line is allowing guests to sign up for a notification.

Royal Caribbean typically does not post its Black Friday offers much in advance, so it appears as the cruise line is offering guests who really want to know as soon as possible a new option.

Guests can sign up to receive an email from Royal Caribbean when the deals are announced. A special form is available to fill out and submit.

You can view past Black Friday deals in our Black Friday post archive.

If you are eyeing a pre-cruise discount on a shore excursion, beverage package, WiFi access or more, keep in mind all purchases made via the Cruise Planner site can always be cancelled and rebooked if the price drops.

Let us know in the comments: Did you sign up for the email alert?

Royal Caribbean Cyber Monday offer has up to 40% off pre-cruise purchases

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23Nov2018

Royal Caribbean is offering up to 40% off pre-cruise purchases made this weekend during its Cyber Monday offer.

Dates: November 23, 2018 - November 27, 2018
Sailing Window: Sailings from November 30, 2018 - December 30, 2019

  • BEVERAGE: Up to 40% off
    • Deluxe Beverage Package + VOOM Surf & Stream 1 Device: Discount varies by ship.
    • Deluxe Beverage Package. Discount Varies by Ship.
    • Refreshment Package: 40% off onboard prices.
  • SHORE EXCURSIONS: Save up to 25% off
    • Save up to 25% on select tours on select sailings. Discount varies by ship.
  • INTERNET: Up to 60% off on select sailings
    • VOOM Surf + Stream Voyage Package 1, 2, 3, 4 Device(s): Discount varies by ship
    • VOOM Surf Voyage Package 1, 2, 3, 4, Device(s): Discount varies by ship
  • DINING: Save 20% off
    • Chops Grille Dinner: Save 20% off. Discount varies by ship.
    • Izumi Dinner: Save 20% off. Discount varies by ship.
    • Ultimate Dining Package: Buy One, Get One 50% off. Discount varies by ship.

Royal Caribbean's Black Friday offer has up to $300 in bonus instant savings

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22Nov2018

Royal Caribbean's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal could save you up to $300 off a cruise vacation.

Cruise must be booked between November 22, 2018 – November 27, 2018. Offer applies to sailings departing on or after December 22, 2018.

  • 60% off cruise fare of second guest booked in the same stateroom as first full-fare paying guest.
  • 30% off cruise fare for third guests and higher booked in the same stateroom as the first two qualified guests. 
  • Cyber Weekend Sale offers instant savings of up to $300 per stateroom determined by category booked and sailing length:
    • On sailings 5 nights or less, $50 savings for Interior and Ocean View, $75 for Balconies and $125 for Suites.
    • on sailing 6 nights or longer, $75 savings for Interior and Ocean View, $200 for Balconies and $300 for Suites.
  • Kids Sail Free: provides free cruise fare for 3rd guests and higher who are 12 years old or younger on 4-night or longer Alaska, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Caribbean, CaribNE, Coastal, Cuba, Europe and Hawaii sailings departing between December 1, 2018 – December 14, 2019. Offer excludes Holiday sailings (Sailings between December 18, 2018 – January 1, 2019), President’s Day sailings (Sailings between February 15 – 18, 2019), Spring Break sailings (Sailings between March 16 – 30, 2019), Holy Week/Easter sailings (Sailings between April 13 – 22, 2019) Summer sailings (Sailings between May 15 – August 31, 2019) and 2019 Thanksgiving sailings (Sailings between November 23 – 30, 2019). 

Offer available to residents of United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and select countries in the Caribbean. 

Royal Caribbean offering one day only Black Friday deals on pre-cruise purchases

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24Nov2017

In addition to Royal Caribbean's Black Friday deal on cruises booked, the cruise line is also offering up to 30% off everything on pre-cruise purchases made via the Cruise Planner.

The Black Friday Sale runs through the end of Friday, November 24, 2017  and applies to options like beverage packages, shore excursions and more.

The exact discounts available will vary from sailing to sailing, but it may be worth checking which discounts are available for your sailing.

To check if your sailing has this new offer available, log into the Cruise Planner on Royal Caribbean's web site and navigate to the Dining & Beverage section to see any available offers.

If you spot a better discount on something you already pre-purchased, you should be able to cancel the purchase and then re-purchase the same item under this promotion.

Royal Caribbean Three-Day Cyber Monday Sale offers up to $400 onboard credit per stateroom

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21Nov2017

Royal Caribbean announced its upcoming Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal, which will offer 50% off second guests and up to $400 onboard credit per stateroom.

The Three-Day Cyber Monday Sale is valid on cruises booked November 24-27, 2017 11:59 p.m. EST for sailings departing on or after December 24, 2017. Offer excludes China departures.

The deal includes:

  • 50% off second guest
  • 25% Savings for 3/4 guests “Kids Sail for Less”
  • Up to $400 Onboard Credit per stateroom:
    • 5 Nights or Less:
      • $50 Onboard Credit for an Interior/Oceanview Stateroom
      • $100 Onboard Credit for a Balcony Stateroom
      •  $150 Onboard Credit for a Deluxe Stateroom
    • 6 Nights or More:
      • $75 Onboard Credit for an Interior/Oceanview Stateroom
      • $200 Onboard Credit for a Balcony Stateroom
      • $300 Onboard Credit for a Deluxe Stateroom
  • Guests can get an additional $100 onboard credit if they elect to book a sailing more than six months in advance with the Non-Refundable Deposit program.

Offer is combinable with select promotions. Offer open to residents of U.S. or Canada. 

Royal Caribbean offering Black Friday & Cyber Monday Super Sale on Cruise Planner

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25Nov2016

Royal Caribbean is offering discounts on select pre-cruise purchases via its Cruise Planner site that coincides with Black Friday.

The Black Friday through Cyber Monday Super Sale runs through the end of Monday, November 28 at midnight and applies to options like beverage packages, shore excursions and more.

The exact discounts available will vary from sailing to sailing, but it may be worth checking which discounts are available for your sailing.

To check if your sailing has this new offer available, log into the Cruise Planner on Royal Caribbean's web site and navigate to the Dining & Beverage section to see any available offers.

If you spot a better discount on something you already pre-purchased, you should be able to cancel the purchase and then re-purchase the same item under this promotion.

Royal Caribbean Cyber Monday Super Sale will offer up to $300 spending money onboard

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22Nov2016

Royal Caribbean is getting into the holiday buying spirit, with a three day "Cyber Monday Super Sale" that will offer quite a bit of onboard credit on top of the cruise line's current promotion.

The Cyber Monday deal will be valid on new Royal Caribbean cruises booked between November 26-28, 2016 for cruises on or after Dec. 25, 2016 (excluding China departures). The deal includes:

  • 50% Reduced Deposits
  • Up to $300 Onboard Credit per stateroom:
    • 5 Nights or Less:
      • $50 Onboard Credit for an Interior/Oceanview Stateroom 
      • $75 Onboard Credit for a Balcony Stateroom 
      • $100 Onboard Credit for a Deluxe Stateroom
    • 6 Nights or More:
      • $75 Onboard Credit for an Interior/Oceanview Stateroom 
      • $150 Onboard Credit for a Balcony Stateroom 
      • $300 Onboard Credit for a Deluxe Stateroom 

This great offer can be combined with Royal Caribbean’s November offer featuring BOGO 50% off with 25% savings for 3rd and 4th guests plus up to $100 Onboard Credit per stateroom.

  • 5 Nights or Less:
    • $25 Onboard Credit for an Interior/Oceanview Stateroom 
    • $50 Onboard Credit for a Balcony/Deluxe Stateroom 
  • 6 Nights or More:
    • $50 Onboard Credit for an Interior/Oceanview Stateroom 
    • $100 Onboard Credit for a Balcony/Deluxe Stateroom 

Royal Caribbean offering Black Friday and Cyber Monday cruise deals

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24Nov2015

Just in time for the biggest shopping weekend of the year, Royal Caribbean is rolling out a Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal.

Black Friday Sale

For Black Friday shoppers, Royal Caribbean is taking its existing BOGO GETTER deal and adding on free Voom high speed internet along with 25% off 3rd and 4th passengers on all eligible sailings.,

Qualifying bookings will be entitled to

  • 50% off cruise fare of second guest booked in the same stateroom as first full fare guest
  • 50% reduced deposit
  • Onboard credit
    • Inside stateroom: $100 per stateroom
    • Oceanview stateroom: $200 per stateroom
    • Balcony & Suite staterooms: $300 per stateroom
  • 25% savings for 3rd and 4th passengers booked in the same stateroom for Caribbean sailings departing Jan-May, 2016.
  • One Voom internet package for one device on Anthem, Harmony, Allure, Oasis, Freedom, and Enchantment of the Seas on sailings departing between May 1 - September 30, 2016.

Offer applies to all sailings departing on or after Dec 10, 2015, excluding China departures.

Offer open to residents of U.S. or Canada. 

Cyber Monday Sale

The Cyber Monday sale is essentially the same as the Black Friday sale, but with a bit more onboard credit.

  • 50% off cruise fare of second guest booked in the same stateroom as first full fare guest
  • 50% reduced deposit
  • Onboard credit
    • Inside stateroom: $150 per stateroom
    • Oceanview stateroom: $250 per stateroom
    • Balcony & Suite staterooms: $400 per stateroom
  • 25% savings for 3rd and 4th passengers booked in the same stateroom for Caribbean sailings departing Jan-May, 2016.
  • One Voom internet package for one device on Anthem, Harmony, Allure, Oasis, Freedom, and Enchantment of the Seas on sailings departing between May 1 - September 30, 2016.

Cruise must be booked Nov. 30, 2015.

Offer applies to all sailings departing on or after Dec 10, 2015, excluding China departures.

BOGO is combinable with the adjoining OBC, 3rd and 4th Guest Savings and Voom offers, Crown & Anchor discounts and NextCruise offers; BOGO and 50% 3rd and 4th Guest Savings are not combinable with restricted rates (for example, Seniors, Residents, Military). OBC and Voom offers are combinable with restricted rates (for example, Seniors, Residents, Military, BOGO) and NextCruise offers. OBC and Voom offers are not combinable with Crown & Anchor discounts. Neither offer is combinable with any other offer or promotion, including, but not limited to, Interline, Travel Agent, Travel Agent Friends and Family, weekly Sales Events, Net Rates, Shareholder Benefits.