Cruise Deals: National Cruise Vacation Week
National Cruise Vacation Week: October 21st to October 28th
Next week will be a HUGE week for cruise sales as almost all cruise lines will be offering promotions as part of “National Cruise Vacation Week”. It’s the only time all year when most cruise lines have some sort of special offer.
Every cruise line differs—some will offer booking bonuses virtually fleet wide, while others focus on destinations or a selection of cruises.
Lucky for you, we’ve made it easy to find what each cruise line is offering by visiting our special National Cruise Vacation Week page here. There are different booking windows, so keep in mind each cruise line’s parameters and don’t miss out on some of the biggest cruise sales of the year!
I’ve also picked out my top 3 cruise sales for National Cruise Vacation week, check them out below:
Celebrity Cruises Up to $250 Onboard Credit: October 21st- 27th
I love Celebrity’s sale because it is offered on a wide range of sailings, plus they are rewarding their past guests by giving them even more onboard credit. Another plus to this sale is the ability to combine this sale with the onboard credits CruiseDeals.com is already offering on a number of sailings and some of our special rates. So you can double even triple dip on this sale! Here are the details:
Book any Celebrity Alaska, Europe, Caribbean or Bermuda cruise departing between January 1st and April 30th, 2014 and receive $50 to $250 Onboard Credit:
Inside & Ocean view: $50 per stateroom
Concierge Class & Aqua Class: $150 per stateroom
Balcony: $100 per stateroom
Suites: $200 per stateroom
PLUS, Captain’s Club members will receive an additional $50 onboard credit on all categories!
Here is a great example of a sailing where you can triple dip on offers:
May 6th 11-Nt Mediterranean Cruise roundtrip from Rome aboard the Celebrity Reflection (brand new ship!)
CruiseDeals.com has exclusive rates on Inside stateroom and Balcony staterooms:
-Inside staterooms (category 09) start from $1219 per person, this is a $400 savings per person and a $800 savings per cabin over booking with the cruise line
-Balcony staterooms (category 2C) start from $1559 per person, this is a $290 savings per person and $580 savings per cabin over booking with the cruise line.
PLUS, this sailing also has an additional $75 onboard Credit in addition to the $50 to $200 onboard credit if you book between October 21st and October 28th.
View this Celebrity Cruise Deal here.
Feel free to do pre- sale shopping just keep in mind rates could go up or down before the sale starts on Sunday! Start your search for your Celebrity cruise here.
Avalon Waterways: $1500 Off Per Couple
Avalon has a fantastic offer available through October 31st: when you book select 2013 Europe River Cruise voyages you will receive $1500 off per cabin. There are 12 different itineraries for almost all 2013 departures that apply to this offer!
Here is one of my favorite picks from all of the applicable vacations:
9 Day Austrian Highlights & Bavaria River cruise departing June 10th from Vienna:
Rates for a deluxe outside stateroom start from $2579 per person, plus $750 savings per person= $1829 per person plus tax
This River Cruise vacation on the Danube River will take you from Vienna to Munich. Enjoy stops in the charming towns of Dürnstein, Melk, Grein and Passau.
View more about this Avalon River Cruise dealhere.
Some of the other Avalon Waterways vacations that qualify are:
-10 Days Balkan Discovery
-11 Days Capitals of Central Europe
-13 Days Highlights of Germany
This is just a small sampling from this promotion, give us a call at 800-668-6414 for more informant about this Avalon Waterways cruise sale including details on an additional savings just for CruiseDeals.com customers!
Royal Caribbean Europe & Transatlantic Onboard Credit: October 21st-28th
While Royal Caribbean’s offer is limited to select destination, I think that the onboard credit they are offering is a nice booking bonus. What I like that most about the offer however, is that it is applicable to transatlantic cruises, these unique voyages don’t always get included on special sales but they almost always come with incredible pricing. Here are the details on this sale:
Book any 7-Night or longer 2013 Europe or Transatlantic cruise between October 21st and 28th and receive $50 to $100 onboard credit.
Inside & Ocean View: $50 per stateroom
Balcony & Higher: $100 per stateroom
PLUS, book any of these sailings that depart between January and June, 2013 and receive an additional $50 to $200 onboard credit from our exclusive Royal Caribbean Bonus Plus sale!
Here is one of my favorite cruises that qualify for this offer and our exclusive additional onboard credit:
15-Nt Transatlantic from New Orleans to Rome departing April 6th, 2013 aboard the Navigator of the Seas
-Inside staterooms start from $769 per person + $50 + Bonus $75= total $125 onboard credit per stateroom
-Ocean view staterooms start from $949 per person + $50 + Bonus $100= total $150 onboard credit per stateroom
-Balcony staterooms start from $1499 per person + $100 + Bonus $150= total $250 onboard credit per stateroom
-Suites start from $2299 + $100 + Bonus $200= total $300 onboard credit per stateroom
*Please note, this pricing is accurate as of Friday, October 19th. The onboard credit offer will only apply to bookings made between October 21st and October 28th.
View this Transatlantic cruise deal here.
Feel free to do pre- sale shopping just keep in mind rates could go up or down before the sale starts on Sunday, October 21st! Start your search for your Royal Caribbean cruises here.
Check out all National Cruise Vacation Week offers here.
Last Minute & Holiday Price Drops: Tuesday Only
If you’re looking for something departing in the next couple of months, Tuesday will be a fantastic day to book because Royal Caribbean and Celebrity will be dropping rates on a handful of last minute sailings for one day only on Tuesday. PLUS, this week’s price drops also include some holiday sailings! These special cruise deals feature some seriously discounted rates, but you have to act fast because the rates will go right back up to where they came from on Wednesday. Check out my favorite picks from each:
December 23rd Mariner of the Seas 7-Nt Western Caribbean from Galveston
-Inside Promenade staterooms (category PR) will drop $320 per person to $849
-Balcony staterooms (category E2) will drop $350 per person to $1,199
-Junior Suites (category JS) will drop $470 per person to $1,999
View this holiday cruise deal here.
December 22nd Celebrity Summit 7-Nt Southern Caribbean from San Juan
-Inside staterooms (category 10) will drop $180 per person to $799
-Ocean view staterooms (category 6) will drop $240 per person to $849
-Balcony staterooms (category 2B) will drop $300 per person to $1,149
View this Christmas cruise deal here.