Black Friday/Cyber Monday Travel Deals

Another year, another Black Friday. To those of you who were brave enough to face the masses at your shopping venue of choice, I applaud you! I’m more into Cyber Monday..Black Friday kind of scares me.  Another blog I follow posted the following gif to their page, and I instantly became anxious and uncomfortable:

 

Once upon a time, I used to post weekly deals on this blog. I have since stopped doing that, as I want to use this website to discuss my personal travel experiences and travel news instead of focusing on promotions.

However, since this is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, I would be remiss NOT to point out that Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are stretching far beyond laptops and flat screen televisions. Almost ALL of my favorite travel suppliers are having promotional deals and specials at this time. I wanted to use today’s post to just point out a few of these amazing deals, since they are all time-sensitive. Maybe you’re considering surprising that special someone with a getaway, or looking to plan your 2014 vacation? Whatever the case may be, there is likely a deal for you. So bear with me while I share some highlights; hopefully you’ll find something that catches your eye!

Cruise Specials

Holland America November 27th-December 1st, 2013 – Great savings and get up to $150 shipboard credit on select 2013/14 cruises.

Princess Cruises November 27th-December 4th, 2013 – Upgrades, bottle of wine and onboard credit on select sailings

NorwegianNovember 27th-December 3rd, 2013 – Up to $250 onboard credit on select sailings

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MSC Cruises November 27th-December 4th, 2013 – Up to $300 onboard credit on select sailings

Celebrity Cruises November 27th- Feb.14th. –1,2,3 Go! Pick from complimentary drink package, free gratuities or onboard credit on select sailings

Royal CaribbeanDecember 2-4, 2013 – WOW Sale: 50% reduced deposits and up to $200 onboard credit

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Resorts/Packages

Sandals/Beaches ResortsNovember 29 and 30th Only! – Save up to 65% off and receive up to $550 in air credits at Sandals and Beaches properties throughout the Caribbean. Additional inclusions (spa credits, couples massages, free golf, free nights, etc) for a limited time only

Funjet VacationsNovember 29-December 2, 2013

  • Receive up to a $700 INSTANT AIR CREDIT when you book at the El Dorado Royale, by Karisma (Cancun)
  • Up to 55% EXCLUSIVE SAVINGS at the Riu Vallarta – and up to 2 kids ages 12 and under stay, play and eat free
  • An EXCLUSIVE ROOM UPGRADE TO OCEANVIEW and exclusive savings at the Sunset Beach Resort & Spa (Jamaica)
  • Up to 35% OFF and reduced room upgrades at the Gran Caribe Real Cancun

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AMResortsNovember 29 – December 1, 2013 – Book a stay at Dreams Punta Cana or Cancun for only $99 per person, per night! (Savings from $320 per person, per night). 50% off your stay at the adults only Secrets properties and brand new Breathless Punta Cana!

Those are just a few examples of the many deals now available….

Happy Black Friday to you! Did you brave the crowds today?

National Cruise Vacation Week

This week is like the 7 Days of Christmas for fans of leisure cruising: the Cruise Line International Association’s (CLIA) annual National Cruise Vacation Week! NCVW began this past Sunday, October 20 and runs until this upcoming Sunday, October 27. During this week, every major cruise line – from budget to moderate to luxury – are running major sales in an effort to encourage both cruising veterans and newbies to book their next cruise vacation! Check out who is participating:

Pretty much everyone!

NCVW promotions include: significant savings off of new bookings, onboard spending credits, free shore excursions, and reduced deposits. Why not take advantage while the deals are hot?? I’m shopping for my next cruise as we speak! 🙂

 

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Weekly Deals: May 4-13, 2013

Thanks to my travels last week, I didn’t have an opportunity to write my weekly deals post. And that is unfortunate, because there were some GOOD ones. On the bright side, I’ll have a brief review of Key West, Florida coming up soon!

Kids Sail Free on NCL – Last Day!!

Last Day!!

Last Day!!

This is one of those rare promotions that made me call my friends with children! Norwegian is waiving all cruise fares for kids ages 0-17 on certain fall Caribbean, Alaska, Europe and Hawai’i sailings. Unfortunately, today is the final day of this sale, so call me ASAP to get this booked!

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Weekly Deals: April 21-28, 2013

Still looking for that perfect getaway? Here are a few of the travel deals available for the upcoming week:

Cruise Norwegian to Alaska

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Book an Alaskan Cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines and you could be eligible for the following offers:

*Up to $500 in Air Credits

* 50% off of kids’ fares

* Reduced prices for solo travelers

** Add a pre- or post-cruise tour for an all-encompassing Alaskan adventure!

Explore New York and Bermuda with Celebrity

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Celebrity Cruise Lines just introduced their “Book and Go” packages to Bermuda, which offers travelers a two-night pre-cruise stay in New York City before sailing 7 days roundtrip to Bermuda. Prices start at $1549 per person (if booked with Celebrity’s ChoiceAir Program).

Free Upgrades with Funjet Vacations

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For a limited time, you will receive a free room upgrade when booking a resort stay at one of the following properties (based on room reserved) via Funjet Vacations:

* Hard Rock Hotels: Dominican Republic and Mexico

* El Dorado Spa Resorts and Azul Hotels, by Karisma: Mexico

* Palladium Hotels and Resorts: Dominican Republic and Mexico

Specialty Dining Promo on Royal Caribbean

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Book a balcony or above category stateroom by May 19th, 2013 on select sailings, and receive a specialty dinner for two! Book by April 30th, 2013 and receive an onboard credit of up to $100 in addition to the specialty dinner for two!

Save up to 65% Off at Sandals/Beaches Resorts

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For a limited time, receive up to 65% off at select Sandals and Beaches resorts in Jamaica, St. Lucia, Grenada or Antigua, along with $555 in Air Credits and free nights! This deal is too good to pass up!

Weekly Deals: February 18, 2013

Hello all!

When I began Bon Voyage by Barbour, part of my plan was to update people about weekly deals and specials.  I admit, I’ve pretty much sucked at this goal. So I’ve decided to make an attempt at posting once per week with some GREAT deals! Let’s hope I can stick to this….

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Extends their sale event!

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