Cyber Monday Travel Deals
PHOTO: Crystal Cruises coming into Venice, Italy courtesy of Crystal Cruises
I have been on the road so much, having literally flown too many miles to keep track of, that it became fall and I missed it. Where has the time gone? I barely touched down for Halloween and now it’s a mere 22 days until Thanksgiving, otherwise known in the United States as “the day before Black Friday.”
For those who do not covet the idea of standing in line for hours for a mere $200 off a television, stay indoors for the cozy comforts of leftover turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy in a bread roll -- diet, what diet?!? -- while perusing the web for the penultimate “Cyber Monday” deal. Yes, Cyber Monday is a THING just like Black Friday is a thing. A marketing term to persuade people they have to spend money on a particular day because on THAT day the deals are all-the-more-sweet.
Last year, Cyber Monday online sales recorded $2.68 billion in single day earnings, but if you have everything you need materialistically then why not pivot towards buying a great trip. Numerous hotels, resorts and even cruise lines are participating in Cyber Monday this year.
Here’s a quick rundown of some stellar options:
Crystal River Cruises in Europe
Currently considered “the world’s most awarded luxury cruise line” (Crystal Cruises has won “World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 22 years; been voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20 consecutive years; and the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Virtuoso in 2014.), Crystal River Cruises will launch Crystal River Cruises with fix luxury river yachts starting in 2016. A portion of each cruise will sail along some of the most picturesque rivers in central Europe: Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania and France.
Itineraries, fares and bookings for Crystal Mozart, Crystal Bach, Crystal Mahler, Crystal Ravel, and Crystal Debussy will be available on November 30, 2015 (Cyber Monday) by going online to www.crystalcruises.com.
PHOTO: Condado Vanderbilt courtesy of Condado Vanderbilt
Condado Vanderbilt in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Since Cyber Monday always has you thinking about warmer weather, Condado Vanderbilt, the historic Grand Dame Hotel built in 1919 and located beachside in the hip and urban Condado District of San Juan, is offering a 50 % savings on suites (rates normally start at $450 - $3,500) with a travel window of January 3, 2016 to December 23, 2016 (blackout dates from February 11 – 14, 2016). Book directly online by visiting www.condadovanderbilt.com starting at midnight on November 30th.
PHOTO: Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa courtesy of Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa in Guanica, Puerto Rico
Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa in Guanica, Puerto Rico
Located in Guanica, two hours from the bustling city of San Juan, this oceanfront resort stretches across 20 acres of lush tropical gardens, offering guests seclusion and upscale amenities. Available from 12:01am to 11:59pm EST on November 30th only, guest will be able to book rooms at $129 per night (represents 30% savings) for stays between January 2, 2016 – April 30, 2016. The rate also includes two complimentary welcome drinks and 15% off at La Palmas Café from 11am-5pm. This package requires a two night minimum stay and blackout dates apply.
PHOTO: Hyatt Regency Aruba courtesy of Hyatt Regency Aruba
Hyatt Regency Aruba in Aruba
Hyatt Regency Aruba, the award-winning premier beachfront resort on the “One Happy Island” of Aruba, is celebrating Cyber Monday with a promotion that’s sure to bring a smile to the faces of shoppers. On the Monday following Thanksgiving,November 30, Hyatt Regency Aruba will offer 20% off the deluxe room rate when you book a 5-night minimum stay; $100 Resort Credit per stay – can be used in our Restaurants and Spa; and Complimentary cocktail for two at Piet’s Pier Bar. Cyber Monday shoppers can book the promotion by going to www.aruba.hyatt.com. Deal is subject to availability and blackout dates apply. Travel window is April 1 – December 19, 2016, with a five-night minimum length of stay.
PHOTO: Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort courtesy of Couryard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort
Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Situated on the biggest and arguably best beach in the metro area, Courtyard Isla Verde recently underwent a $32 million renovations and offers an authentic combination of first-class service with a local flair, festive cuisine, and modern accommodations. From November 26, 2015 – November 30, 2015 the hotel is offering 15% off rooms during the travel window of December 11, 2015 – January 17, 2016 (blackout dates apply for December 25, 2015 – January 2, 2016). You can book the package online at http://www.sjcourtyard.com/default-en.html using the CODE: 444.
PHOTO: Spring Creek Ranch courtesy of Spring Creek Ranch
Spring Creek Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
In honor of Jackson Hole Ski Resort’s 50th Anniversary, Spring Creek Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is offering 50% off all rooms when booked on Cyber Monday, 11/30. Available for purchase all day, the rooms can be redeemed for arrival on any day in January 2016, with a minimum of 4 nights stay. To book email email@example.com.