For the 50+ Traveler

Black Friday and Cyber Monday will be anything but traditional in 2020. While deals will be plentiful the Friday and Monday after Thanksgiving, you’ll want to keep your eyes open, as many companies are rolling out deals early.

Cruise enthusiasts, make note that despite the many cancellations right now, many lines are offering big deals for the future. Here’s what we have found so far.


If you purchase an Azamara voyage, the mid-size ship line is offering up to an 85-percent discount on your guest. Bookings must be made between November 19 and December 5, 2020. Three featured voyages are offered, including:


The cruise line giant is offering cruise discounts of up to 30 percent, onboard credit bonuses, reduced deposits from $50 per person, and free room upgrades. To get these deals, you need to make your bookings with Carnival by November 29. Take a look at the cruises involved in the deal here.

Celebrity Cruises

Their holiday offer is actually three offers, each better than the last. Note that each offer includes $100 of onboard credit for each guest and requires a reduced deposit of $25.

  • The Sail package offers the lowest fare available and 1 free perk
  • The Sail Plus package offers three perks for the price of two
  • The Sail All Included package features all four perks

The perks: a classic beverage package, unlimited Wi-Fi, prepaid tips, and $150 of onboard credit.

Celestyal Cruises

Greece-based Celestyal Cruises is offering all-inclusive cruises starting at $399 per person, which include onboard meals, unlimited “classic” drinks, and two shore excursions. You’ll also be able to take your children for free and receive free COVID insurance. Offers can be applied to seven-night, four-night, and three-night cruises. For more information, head here.

Disney Cruise Line

The Disney Cruise Line is holding true to the idea of Black Friday deals by not releasing them until next Friday, but they are offering some early deals. According to Finder, these include 25-percent discounts on cruises to the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and Baja. A three-night Bahamas cruise starts at $648 per person, a seven-night Caribbean cruise starts at $1,680 per person, and a four-night Baja cruise starts at $1,088 per person. The Bahamas and Caribbean cruises leave from Port Canaveral, and the Baja cruise leaves from San Diego.

European Waterways

The popular hotel barge line is making it easier to cruise the most scenic European waterways in 2021 by offering a 30-percent discount on whole-barge charters on six-night cruises onboard any of their three vessels. Booking must take place between November 27 and December 4, 2020.

In addition to the discount, passengers will receive:

  • Private, air-conditioned transfers to and from hotel barges
  • Luxury accommodations
  • Gourmet meals and wines
  • Stocked open bar
  • Daily private excursions and admittance fees

Whole barge charters vary by vessel. La Bella Epoque allows for 12 passengers and departs April 25 and May 9, 2021. The Anjodi allows for 8 passengers and departs April 11 and May 2, 2021. The Renaissance also allows for 8 passengers and departs April 25 and May 9, 2021.

Peruse their offers here.

MSC Cruises USA

According to CruiseTipsTV, MSC Cruises USA is offering up to $1,400 in value for bookings made between November 25 and December 1, 2020, for cruises that are planned between March and November 2021. The deal includes $600 off cruise fares, $200 in onboard credit, and an additional $600 in savings with their Kids Sail Free program, if applicable. The offer is good for three-, four- or seven-day cruises to the Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, or Northern Europe. Read more about the offer here.

Norwegian Cruise Line

The popular NCL is offering “pre-Thanksgiving” deals, including a 30-percent discount for all guests on all cruises. To sweeten the deal, Norwegian is allowing you to bundle that discount with its 5 Free At Sea offers, which include a free open bar, free specialty dining, free excursions, and free Wi-Fi. Kids are free on select sailings. According to their website, that equals up to $2,900 in savings. Check out their offers here.


Princess is offering a fall special on top of its ongoing promotions. The special includes up to $200 of onboard spending money per stateroom, which host up to four guests. The offer is good through November 23. For more information about existing promotions, click here.


The seven-ship cruise line is offering a simple Black Friday deal: $100 onboard bonus credit in addition to all available offers. Those offers can be found here.