November 27, 2019 - For a better understanding: Black Friday in the USA means the Friday that follows Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. Black Friday is traditionally the start time of the Christmas shopping season. Since 2013, German consumers have also been lured with online discounts. The cruise industry takes part in the discount battle.
Norwegian Cruise Line is openly advertising with the "NCL Black Friday Sale". The shipping company promises a fleet-wide discount of 25 percent on the entire bookable offer for bookings made between November 13 and December 2019, 30. Members of the Latitudes Rewards customer club benefit twice. You will be granted an additional 20 percent discount. Please note that a cruise must be booked more than 60 days in advance.
Norwegian Epic before Cannes
Overview of cruise providers for Black Friday
The other companies that are significantly represented on the German market do not want to lag behind. The big players in the industry in alphabetical order:
- 7 days of pearls on the Mediterranean with AIDAsol from December 2019 to February 2020 from 499 euros1 p. P. including flight
- 7 days Canary Islands & Madeira with AIDAnova or AIDAstella from December 2019 to February 2020 from 649 euros1 p. P. including flight
- 7 days Orient with AIDAprima from December 2019 to February 2020 from 799 euros1 p. P. including flight
- 10 days Norway's coast with fjords with AIDAluna from / to Hamburg in April 2020 from 999 euros1 p. P.
- Costa Diadema: Desert and skyscrapers, 7 days from / to Dubai including return flights, pp from € 899
- Costa Diadema: Desert and skyscrapers, 7 days from / to Abu Dhabi including return flights, pp from € 969
- Costa Victoria: dream scenery in the Indian Ocean, 14 days from / to Malé, pp from € 399
- Costa Victoria: The colors of India, 14 days from / to Mumbai, pp from € 599
At Tui Cruises the campaign is called Black Weekend.
- DUBAI WITH OMAN - From € 495
- CANARY ISLANDS WITH LA GOMERA - From € 495
- CANARY ISLANDS WITH MADEIRA I - From € 495
Online booking portals such as e-hoi in Frankfurt am Main offer helpful comparison options when looking for a cruise. On its website under "Black Friday cruise deals“Selected offers with special prices offered.
New Mein Schiff 1 - Kiel-Ostseekai
It is unclear whether the offers shown by the portal are exclusively discounted Black Friday offers. In one case, it concerns the TUI cruise Stars del Mar, early bird prices are pointed out until January XNUMX, XNUMX. The extent of the discounts is not always available, and the choice of cabins seems limited. In other cases, unlike NCL, travel dates are to be made at short notice. MSC Cruises with the MSC Divina is one such offer. For a 3-night short cruise from Miami, 199 euros are called in the balcony cabin Bella. Not a bad price; under certain circumstances, such offers are more about closing vacancies in the booking lists.
If consumers want to take part in the online discount battles and if there is nothing wrong with starting a trip at short notice, interesting bargains are available from the abundance of offers.