The unofficial kickoff to summer, Memorial Day, is right around the corner, bringing with it a serious dose of wanderlust for the warm-weather travel season ahead. No matter what you may (or may not) already have booked, there’s always an opportunity to save some cash on your travels—more important than ever in the current landscape of rising costs—which is why we’ve rounded up the latest batch of deals to help stretch your travel budget.
On the cruise front, several especially noteworthy deals caught our eye. Scenic and Emerald Cruises are both running a too-good-to-miss, two-for-the-price-of-one offer for select sailings, with an added bonus of free airfare (see below for more details). Celebrity Cruises has a similarly superb deal, with 75 percent off full-fare bookings, plus $800 in additional savings. And Costa Cruises is rolling out the deals, too, offering select cruises starting at $489.
In addition, there are some excellent savings up for grabs on airfare (like Frontier Airlines’ GoWild! Summer Pass) and a slew of summer hotels deals, from Hyatt’s Book Now & Save deal (offering up to 20 percent off at more than 1,000 properties) to several free night offers (usually for a three- or four-night minimum). As the temperatures start to heat up, here are the hottest deals to check out.
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Grab cheap one-way flights with Hawaiian Airlines’ sale
It’s easier than ever to say “aloha” to a Hawaiian getaway thanks to Hawaiian Airlines’ current sale, which offers discounted rates on one-way trips to several popular islands from West Coast cities. Flights start as low as $119 (for basic economy from San Francisco to Kahului), and other Hawaiian destinations on offer include Kona and Lihue. Select flights from Portland, Seattle, Phoenix, Austin, Boston, and New York also make appearances in the sale. Travel dates run from mid-May through mid-June.
Save up to 30 percent on vacation packages with Spirit Airlines
The budget airline is making it a cinch to save big not just on airfare, but hotels and more, with its vacation packages, which are currently up to 30 percent off when travelers book flights, hotels, or rental cars together. Several of the top deals offer trips to Las Vegas from cities such as Chicago, Houston, and Sacramento, starting at just $108, including flight and hotel. In addition, international destinations, including Mexico and the Dominican Republic, are also on the table.
Save up to 40 percent on hotel stays in Etihad Airways’ Stopover Package
Stopover packages are a great way to add in another destination to your journey without spending too much extra. Travelers who want to experience Abu Dhabi can take advantage of Etihad Airways’ discounted Stopover Packages, which currently include 40 percent off two- or four-night hotel stays in top properties, or a free stay in select three- or four-star hotels. The offer also comes with discounts on restaurants and other experiences, as well as amenities like 24-hour check-in and buffet breakfast. Travelers must make bookings at least five days in advance before arriving in Abu Dhabi.
Fly all you want this summer with Frontier’s $499 Summer Pass
Travelers who don’t mind booking last-minute trips can take advantage of Frontier’s excellent “GoWild!” Summer Pass, which comes with unlimited flights for just $499—$500 off the regular price of $999. The catch: Travelers must book domestic flights as last-minute as the day before departure, but for international flights, the booking window starts 10 days in advance. Keep in mind that there are several blackout dates, that prices don’t include add-ons like bags or seats, that taxes and fees apply at the time of booking, and that travel isn’t eligible for miles or status. The sale runs through May 31, and travel must be take place before September 30, 2023.
Hop on a rare Amtrak flash sale
On-sale Amtrak tickets are always quickly snapped up—so don't miss the just-announced Mother’s Day Flash Sale. Available for purchase through May 17, the deal offers reduced rates for one-way trips (up to 25 percent off regular fares) on most Amtrak routes across the country from June 1 through August 30.
Don't fret if you miss out on the above—Amtrak is offering some good longer-lasting deals, too. Tickets on the Downeaster train, which runs five round-trips between Boston and Maine each day, are now eligible for a buy one, get one half-off deal. The special discount runs through December 2024, so you have plenty of time to enlist a travel buddy—just book at least three days in advance. More details on the discount here.