If the retail rage of Black Friday was just too much to handle, fear not: The shopping holiday’s more civilized sister, Cyber Monday, is nearly upon us, and there are a plethora of travel deals a mouse click away that can send you to the ski slopes of Colorado, the beaches of the Caribbean or the trains of Europe at a cut-rate price you’re unlikely to find any other time of the year.
Below is a sampling of some of the best deals on the Internet this Cyber Monday, which span all aspects of travel from flights to cruises, hotels, tours and more. In most cases, the deals are limited and start at the stroke of midnight, making this one Sunday night it pays to stay up late on.
Priceline.com promises 50 percent off flights for travel before Dec. 18 on select trips left unsold in its inventory. The Cyber Monday sale begins at 12:01 a.m. Monday, and the company urged deal-seekers to start searching early.
Cruise-lovers will have their share of sweet deals to pick from this Cyber Monday. Royal Caribbean, for one, will offer reduced deposits for departures beginning Jan. 1 or later and onboard credits of $50, $100 and $200 per stateroom depending on the length of the cruise.
Any cruiser who books a new reservation on Norwegian Cruise Line before the end of day Tuesday will receive up to $250 per stateroom to spend on board. Air credits of up to $1,000 are also available on select sailings, as are discounts for military, seniors and past passengers.
Azamara Club Cruises’ 3-day Cyber Sale begins Monday and lets anyone using the promotion code AZACYB receive $500 in onboard spending credit on over a dozen voyages headed out in 2014.
MSC Cruises has a Black Friday deal good through Dec. 4 with weeklong voyages through the Caribbean as low as $329 per person. Journeys through the Mediterranean, meanwhile, start at just $549 per person.
Is traveling Europe by train high on your bucket list? Rail Europe may be able to help make that dream a reality with its first-ever Cyber Monday deal. Beginning 12:30 a.m. ET on Dec. 2, enter the coupon code CYBER2013 during checkout and receive $100 off Eurail Global Pass or Eurail Select Pass 3, 4 or 5 Countries. You can also get an additional $50 free when you buy a $250 or $500 gift card, or get one free Omnia Vatican & Rome Card with a Trenitalia train ticket purchase of $250 or more using the coupon code ROMEFREE.
Book the private Cielo Villa on the British Virgin Island of Tortola for a week’s stay and get 20 percent off on rates that begin at $390 per night. The deal from VRBO is good for travel through Dec. 15, 2014, and starts at 6 a.m. Cyber Monday. Enter property #272558 on www.vrbo.com or call 978-462-7091.
Not only will you get 40 percent off the best available room rates at the Montage Beverly Hills this Cyber Monday when you book for dates through Feb. 28, but this luxurious hideaway will throw in a bottle of champagne to boot. The deal begins at 12:01 EST on Dec. 2, and blackout dates apply.
Colonial Williamsburg set up its own Cyber Weekend microsite to promote buy-one-get-one annual passes and book-one-get-one nights at the Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg Lodge or Woodlands Hotel & Suites. Call 855-318-0664 to book or go online and use the code CYBER.
More Cyber Monday Deals
Here’s a look at some deals we showcased last week ahead of Black Friday that are still good through the end of day Cyber Monday:
Red Roof Inn is planning a 24-hour Cyber Monday sale on more than 350 properties nationwide with savings of up to 30 percent on travel through Feb. 28, 2014. Discounts vary by property and some blackout dates apply. Book at RedRoof.com using the code 616892.
If you need a last-minute vacation before the year’s end, luxury brand Omni Hotels and Resorts will give travelers 40 percent off nightly rates at its nearly 60 properties across North America beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Black Friday. The “Click Quick” deal runs through Cyber Monday and is available online or by calling 1-800-The-Omni.
Planning a ski vacation this winter? Vail Resorts will offer Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals up to 50 percent off from 12:01 a.m. MDT on Nov. 27 through the end of day on Dec. 3. Participating properties include Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Heavenly, Canyons Resort and Grand Teton Lodging Company, among others.
All-inclusive deals are few and far between, but the Tanque Verde Ranch in Arizona will offer guests who book four or more nights half-off their stay for new reservations made from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. The all-inclusive fares include three daily meals, activities like horseback riding and mountain biking, and supervised children’s programs. The deal is good through March 10, 2014, and can be booked online.
Need a good reason to visit Philadelphia? How about this: The Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel will offer business-class rooms for just $19.26 per night starting at the stroke of midnight on Cyber Monday in honor of the year the hotel first opened. The deal is good for stays through the end of February (with a few blackout dates) and a two-night maximum applies.
Puerto Rico’s Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa will offer 40 percent off room bookings on Cyber Monday for stays from Sunday to Thursday between Jan. 5 and April 30 next year. For rates that will start at just $141 per night, call 1-800-468-4553 and provide the offer code: Cyber.
Need a pre-Christmas trip to paradise? It’d be hard to beat Bolongo Bay Beach Resort’s Black Friday-Cyber Monday deal, where rates through Dec. 22, 2013 will be 50 percent off (or about $150 per couple) on oceanfront rooms. The resort on the no-passport-necessary U.S. Virgin Island of St. Thomas will also toss in discover scuba diving lessons, non-motorized water sports and nightly entertainment for free. Book online using the promo code Black or call 1-800-524-4746.
The iconic family-friendly Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas, will offer rates as low as $99 per night during its Black Friday-Cyber Monday deal. All Atlantis stays include complimentary access to the on-site water park and aquariums and can be booked on Atlantis.com or by calling 1-800-Atlantis.
The all-new 103-suite resort Grand Residences Riviera Cancun will offer a special grand opening rate available from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Junior Suites start at $289 per night and include resort-plus credits starting at $100 per day. Call 1-888-387-4702 to book.
Craving a romantic Caribbean getaway for two? Saint Lucia’s Rendezvous Resort is offering 50 percent off room bookings on Cyber Monday. There is a minimum stay of four nights and the deal is good from Dec. 10, 2013, to May 24, 2014. Call 1-800-544-2883 or book online using the code CYBER.
Tucked away in a secluded location on the beautiful Grace Bay Beach, the Gansevoort Turks and Caicos is offering a “Get Monday and Tuesday On Us” package, where guests who book a four-day holiday anytime through Oct. 2014 can upgrade to a six-day holiday for free. Book online using the promo code CYBER on Monday, Dec. 2, or call reservations directly at 888.844.5986.
Friendly Planet Travel just announced its biggest Cyber Monday sale ever (think $500 off) with discounts on all of its international travel tours covering some 36 countries around the world. This 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 2, but you’ll need to check Friendly Planet Travel’s website for the full details.
American Express Travel will dip its toes into Cyber Monday this year with deals for hotels throughout the U.S. and Canada from Jan. 13 to Jan. 31, 2014. The 72-hour deal begins on Dec. 2 and can be booked online.
REI Adventures, the travel business run by the popular retailer of the same name, will offer a Cyber Monday deal on its classic Cinque Terre Hiking trip to Italy. Guests who book online on Dec. 2, 2013, will receive $700 off any 2014 departure, a 20 percent discount.
Mark Johanson is the travel editor at the International Business Times. He has traveled to and written about more than 30 nations and territories on every continent except...