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These July 4th cruise deals are worthy of a few fireworks


Get ready for some red, white and “oooh” this Independence Day. Several cruise lines are offering discounts on sailings, as well as added perks like flights and transfers, drink packages, Wi-Fi and shore excursions.

If summer has you yearning for a getaway, put down that hot dog, climb out of the pool and book a cruise this holiday weekend. You can snag savings and value-added perks with these brands’ Fourth of July cruise deals.

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Azamara Cruises

Azamara Quest. ASHLEY KOSCIOLEK/THE POINTS GUY

From July 1-14, members of Azamara Circle, Azamara Cruises‘ loyalty club, can enjoy 20% off cruise fares for select sailings. That’s double the discount members usually receive during the line’s Quarterly Savings Sales, which normally offer only 10% off.

Passengers can also combine the discount with the line’s other current promotions. The promotions offer things like three free nights and up to $600 in onboard credit, as well as discounts for solo cruisers and travelers who book back-to-back voyages.

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Beyond. CELEBRITY CRUISES

If there were ever a deal that screamed “Bring a friend,” it would be this one. Passengers booking select Celebrity cruises will save 75% on the second cruise fare when sharing a cabin. You can also earn up to $850 in onboard credit per room (based on quad occupancy), depending on voyage length.

Ignore the countdown clock on the website — we have confirmation from the line that this offer will run through July 6. It applies to nonrefundable fares only for cruises of three nights or longer, excluding Galapagos sailings departing through April 30, 2025.

Holland America

Holland America’s Koningsdam. HOLLAND AMERICA LINE

As part of Holland America’s new Unforgettable Journeys deal, cruisers who book by July 31 will receive free basic Wi-Fi and drink packages, plus deposits that have been reduced by 50%. Crew gratuities are also included.

The promotion is valid for select sailings of more than three days, departing between fall 2023 and spring 2024.

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Hurtigruten Expeditions

The water sports and panga launch area at the aft of Santa Cruz II. ASHLEY KOSCIOLEK/THE POINTS GUY

Now through July 16, Hurtigruten is running the Summer Sail — what it’s touting as its “biggest sale of the year.” Passengers can save 10% when they book a sailing to destinations like the Galapagos, Antarctica and the Canary Islands

This promotion is good for select cruises in 2023 and 2024.

MSC Cruises

MSC Meraviglia docked at private island Ocean Cay Marine Reserve. ASHLEY KOSCIOLEK/THE POINTS GUY

MSC Cruises‘ July 4th sale is extending free basic Wi-Fi (one device per person, two devices per cabin) and drink packages to passengers who book a cruise through July 4. As part of the deal, passengers will also receive up to $400 in onboard credit based on cruise length and accommodation type booked.

Fittingly, cruisers can combine this offer with military, healthcare and civil service worker discounts.

Oceania Cruises

Oceania’s Vista. ERICA SILVERSTEIN/THE POINTS GUY

Beginning July 1 and running through Oct. 1, Oceania Cruises is running a Simply More deal that will provide cruisers with free round-trip airfare, airport transfers and beverage packages. Also included are shore excursion credits up to $1,600, depending on itinerary length.

This promo is valid on bookings for voyages departing Oct. 1 or later.

Princess Cruises

Ruby Princess in St. Thomas. PRINCESS CRUISES

In addition to its standard affordable fares (the line has hundreds of sailings available for less than $100 per night), Princess Cruises is featuring a few extras this Independence Day. Score up to $200 in onboard credit per cabin, based on stateroom type, and enjoy a reduced deposit of just $100 per person.

You can also snag up to an additional 40% discount on select cruise fares. Be sure to book between July 1 and 5 for voyages departing between July 26, 2023, and Dec. 4, 2024.

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