Black Friday Travel Deals 2023: Universal Studios Tickets and Cruise Deals

UPDATED: November 21, 2023, 1:00 p.m. EST This article is updated weekly with the latest travel deals on flights, cruises, theme parks and more.

Best travel deals this week:

Best cruise deal

Norwegian cruise line

50% off all cruises, unlimited open bar and free specialty restaurants

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Best experience offer

Universal Orlando

Two days free with a two-park, three-day ticket

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There’s no doubt that Black Friday isn’t usually just about the physical, tangible thing. But if you’re the type who prefers to spend money on an experience, just know that Black Friday is actually the perfect time to book a trip.


The best sites for cheap flights

Black Friday travel deals are all over the place, from discounts at resorts, airlines and cruise lines, to even better-than-usual deals at online travel agencies like Priceline and Expedia, to sales important on luggage, packing cubes, and more. . We’re tracking them all below and will include information such as booking deadlines when it becomes available.


Why we love it

The cold weather version of the Frontier Summer Internet Pass unlocks unlimited flights to domestic and international Frontier destinations between September 2 and February 29, 2024, for a one-time fee of $299. Frontier serves more than 100 airports in the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America, with new locations frequently added to the lineup. That’s cheaper than the summer pass’s initial price of $399 and its long-term sale price of $499.

Frontier also dropped a monthly subscription that was free for the first month (except for the $49 sign-up fee) and renewed for $149 per month thereafter. Your unlimited monthly subscription begins on the day of your purchase and lasts 30 days per period. Be sure to read the fine print before acquiring any of the tickets.

More flight offers

  • JetBlue – save up to $750 on flight + hotel and flight + cruise packages, plus book with $99 deposits when you book before November 29.

  • Priceline: Save 20% or more on top all-inclusive destinations when you bundle a flight and hotel through November 27 and up to 30% when you bundle a flight with a Hilton hotel.

  • Southwest – one-way fares after Thanksgiving as low as $77

Trains, cruises and rental cars

Why we love it

If you need a sign to book that cruise you’ve been thinking about taking for the past year, Celebrity Cruise Line’s current offer of 40% off all guests on all voyages is that sign. The Bahamas, Grand Cayman, St. Kitts, Italy, Greece, France, Spain, and other Caribbean and European destinations are all options, and depending on the itinerary, you can sail as far as ‘to 13 nights or take a quick three-night getaway. .

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Theme Park Deals

Why we love it

Vacation doesn’t feel like a vacation when you’re trying to cram all the splendor of a theme park into a few days. You can add three full days at Universal to your trip for free when you purchase two-day tickets (as long as they are all consecutive). That’s five days for the price of two, so you can really take your time between Universal and Islands of Adventure – or even dedicate a whole day to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You’ll still need to purchase separate tickets (starting at $84.99) for Halloween Horror Nights, but the money you save with this deal essentially guarantees them for free.

More experience offers

  • Busch Gardens: Save up to 60% on tickets, Fun Cards and annual passes in Tampa or save up to 50% in Williamsburg

  • Hersheypark — save 50% or more on select dates for Hersheypark Christmas Candylane

  • Six Flags: Save 55% on Annual Pass Add-ons and up to $20 on New Season Passes


Why we love it

Quick weekend excursions are the basis of society’s sanity – but sometimes you deserve more. If you weren’t able to take that long trip this summer, Kimpton’s extended “Stay Longer and Save” promotion is your boost to get away before 2024. Through December 31, you can save between 15% and 20% on stays of three nights. or more at a ton of stylish participating Kimpton locations across the United States

If a one- or two-night trip is planned, you can also save up to 20% on the best flexible rate when you book at least seven days in advance.

More hotel deals

  • @ hotel – up to 50% off over 50,000 hotels until December 1st

  • B Hotels and Resorts Orlando — save up to 40% on stays of two nights or more when you book by November 29 and travel by June 30, 2024

  • Casa de Sierra Nevada – stay three nights and get a fourth night free until December 15

  • Expedia — One Key members can save 30% on select hotels through November 29

  • The Grove Resort & Waterpark Orlando — up to 30% off stays through December 20, 2024 when you book by November 29, 2023

  • Hamilton Princess and Beach Club Bermuda — save 15% on two nights, 20% on three or four nights or 25% on five nights or more when you book before March 24, 2024 and stay before April 30, 2024.

  • Hampton Inn — save up to 17% off the best available rate when you book at least seven days in advance

  • JetBlue – save up to $750 on flight + hotel and flight + cruise packages, plus book with $99 deposits when you book before November 29.

  • Marriott: Save up to 20% on hotel and flight packages to select destinations

  • Priceline: Save up to 30% or more on thousands of hotels worldwide

  • Sonesta — save up to 30% on your stay as a free Travel Pass member when you book by November 30 and stay by April 15, 2024, with code CYBER

  • Walt Disney World – Save up to 25% on stays most nights Sunday through Thursday, January 9 through February 22, 2024, when you book by December 15, 2023.

  • Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas — up to 30% off all-inclusive rates when you book before November 28


Why we love it

Are you still putting up with the broken wheel of your suitcase? American Tourister’s extensive site-wide Labor Day sale, long-time luggage icon, is your excuse to finally replace it. Save up to 30% on hard and softside suitcases, carry-on bags, garment bags and more.

More luggage deals

  • Aer: Save 20% Sitewide Through November 27

  • Bagail — save up to 40% on packing cubes in select colors

  • Calpak — save up to 60% on selected bestsellers

  • Delsey — save 25% sitewide

  • Herschel — save up to 50% sitewide

  • Kohl’s — save up to 80% on suitcases from Kenneth Cole Reaction, Rockland, Skyway and more

  • Macy’s — save up to 60% on Bric’s Milano, DKNY, Jansport and more

  • Mark & ​​Graham — save up to 50% on select personalized totes, handbags, travel pouches and more, plus free shipping on orders over $100 with code CHEERS

  • Paravel — save 30% sitewide

  • Samsonite: Save 30% Sitewide

  • TravelPro: Save Up to 20% Sitewide

  • Tumi — save up to 50% sitewide

  • Walmart — save up to 50% on hardside luggage sets from Sunbee and Travelhouse

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