Your 2011-2012 winter vacation could not get any cheaper with these incredible Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on hotels, cruises and more.
The best thing is, you won't have to leave your home and fight the swarms of eager shoppers for these deals. Each one of these amazing offers can be purchased from the comfort of your own home.
While most hotel chains added Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials over the past few years, they now face stiff competition from online travel agents and coupon sites like Living Social. This means even greater savings!
Meanwhile, cruise ships have jumped on board offering dramatic price cuts on luxury liners.
Check out the wealth of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals below and start planning your next vacation now!
This year, hoteliers have stepped up their game with unique promotions like Intercontinental Hotel Group's Gotta Get 100 campaign where you can save $100 on a flight to any U.S. destination.
Red Roof Inn's 24-hour Cyber Monday Sale offers guests a 15% discount on their next hotel stay at participating hotels nationwide when they book online using the promo code 608270.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is also running a Cyber Monday Sale for the third year in a row. Travelers can receive discounts of up to 35% off at participating properties. Starwood Preferred Guest members receive exclusive access to Starwood's pre-sale featuring a Stay one night and the next one 50% off deal when they book a suite.
Starwood runs mostly upscale brands like Sheraton, Westin, W and St. Regis.
If you're a Facebook fan of Starwood Preferred Guest, or follow @SPGInsider on Twitter, you'll get advance access to the deals beginning on Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. And, you can text MONDAY to 95495 to receive a text reminder the day the sale starts.
Orbitz.com will offer up to 50% off for stays at popular hotels in Orlando, Las Vegas, San Diego, New York, Miami and Hawaii. Similar deals will be available for international locations like Paris, London, Puerto Vallarta, and Cancun.
Visit the link above at 12:01 a.m. Friday and book before 11:59 p.m. Monday.
Hotels.com will run a four-day sale from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. From 12 a.m. on Friday morning until 11:59 p.m. EST Monday, more than 200 properties will be discounted by 50%. In addition, the first 500 customers will receive a camcorder!
Kimpton Hotels is offering a Cyber Monday sale at its 12 properties in Washington, Maryland, and Virginia. The sale of up to 60% off begins at 12 a.m. EST on Nov. 28 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30. It's valid for travel between 12/15 and 12/30.
Cruise Ship Deals
Princess Cruises is offering a five-day After Thanksgiving Alaska Sale that will kick off Friday with savings of up to $1,000 on cruise-tours in the state.
Sale fares for 10-day Denali Explorer cruise-tours start at $1,213 per person for departures in May (down from peak season August departures at $1,740). Longer, 13-day cruise-tours start at $1,618 per person for departures in May (down from $2,373).
The offer comes with $50 onboard credit and runs from 12:00 a.m. PST Friday to 11:59 PST on Tuesday, Nov. 29.
Norwegian Cruise Line will offer reduced deposits (50% off) and up to $250 in onboard credit per stateroom. The sale begins on Wednesday, Nov. 23 and runs until Nov. 29. All sailings are included in this sale with the exception of 1 & 2 day sailings and those on the Norwegian Breakaway.
Italy-based Costa, Europe's largest cruise line, is planning a Black Friday sale that will feature its lowest rates of the season on select Mediterranean and Caribbean sailings. Cruise-only fares for 11-night eastern Mediterranean departures will start at $599 per person based on double occupancy while seven- to 11-night western Mediterranean cruises will begin at $399.
This deal is available starting at midnight on Wednesday and via phone starting at 9 a.m. EST Friday.
Miscellaneous Travel Deals
Gate1 Travel has a one-day Black Friday sale on all-inclusive tours that offers discounts of $50-$500 per trip.
Here's how it works: Take $50 off a trip costing $500 or more with the code BLACKFR50; $100 off a trip costing $1,000 or more with the code BLACKFR100; $250 off a trip costing $2,000 or more with the code BLACKFR250 and $500 off a trip costing $4,000 or more with the code BLACK500.
The offer is good from 9 pm. PST Thursday to 8:59 p.m. PST Friday.
Travel upstart Yuupon.com is offering what it bills a Not A Typo Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale with hourly deals going live from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on both Friday and Monday.
The flash-deal site promises bargains like 90% off an airline gift card, $10 a night for a three-star hotel in Scottsdale, Ariz., and 90% off Las Vegas shows. Register before checking in for the deals.
Marriott has a series of getaway deals for those looking to escape to the tropics this winter. CLICK HERE for a breakdown of the various sales on offer.
The Reefs in Bermuda hopes to entice travelers to its palm-lined beach-front property with a Cyber Week sale. The hotel and club in Southampton, Bermuda will offer 25% off daily rates from March 15 through April 30 and 20% off daily rates from May 1 through July 31. The offer is only available for stays of four nights or more and must be booked between midnight Sunday and 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 2.
Living Social, meanwhile, will wait until the Black Friday/Cyber Monday hype blows over before offering its Sunny Escapes sale. From Nov. 30 to Dec. 7, customers will be offered 50% off or more on vacation packages for stays in Mexico, the Caribbean, and other warm locales.