Last updated: 01:08 PM ET, Mon November 21 2016

Carnival Cruise Line Teams with Amazon for Pre-Black Friday Promotion

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Carnival Cruise Line | Donald Wood | November 21, 2016

Carnival Cruise Line Teams with Amazon for Pre-Black Friday Promotion

  Photo: The Carnival Vista cruise ship. (Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Lines)

To prepare for Black Friday, Carnival Cruise Line has joined forces with Amazon.com to offer customers an exclusive deal on cruise bookings.

As part of the pre-Black Friday deal, the first 1,150 customers who click through Carnival’s advertisement on Amazon and book a Carnival cruise between Nov. 21 and 23 will receive an Amazon Echo Dot.

By clicking the Carnival display ad on Amazon.com, customers will be redirected to a dedicated page on the Carnival Cruise Line website where travelers book voyages that must be taken between March 2017 and April 2019.

The bookings handled through the Amazon.com website will be coded so the cruisers receive the perks and travel professionals still receive commission if their clients book the offer through them. The voyages must be paid in full at the time of booking to qualify for the incentives.

“Amazon has a huge audience with the potential to introduce thousands of new consumers to the world of cruising, so being one of the first cruise lines to work with them for a Black Friday promotion opens a world of possibilities,” Carnival Cruise Line president Christine Duffy said in a statement. “Both Carnival and Amazon offer an exceptional range of options and experiences in music, food, family and entertainment, which makes this an exciting collaboration.”

For those unaware of what an Amazon Echo Dot is or how they work, it is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms and more.

With a retail value of $49.99, receiving an Amazon Echo Dot for booking a vacation is the perfect way to save money on a gift while also treating yourself this holiday season.

The partnership between Carnival and Amazon is part of Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotional line up for both companies. For more information on the offer, check out the official website of Carnival Cruise Line.

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