When you start your travel planning in 2023, these hotel and cruise line bargains could save you a bundle. New hotels around the world, long-awaited bucket list trips or simple weekend getaways, no matter where you want to go, be sure to search for a bargain. Don’t forget to rely on loyalty programs to tack on some extra benefits from room and dining discounts to bonus points and room upgrades. Here are some of the best money-saving travel deals for the new year.
As part of its Gift of Travel program, available for new cruise bookings between now and Jan. 6, Regent Seven Seas is offering free European land programs on 57 European sailings across Europe next year. The trips take place between April and November 2023 for bookings aboard the Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Splendor, Seven Seas Voyage and Seven Seas Navigator. Travelers can extend their trip by three or four nights, either before or after their cruise, and take advantage of free hotel and tour options as part of the cruise fare.
An ongoing bargain that is perfect for family travel is Marriott’s buy one, get the second room at half-off deal. It is available at participating hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Eligible travel dates continue through May 2, 2023. The second room must be occupied by children under the age of 16 to take advantage of the discount, which is applied at the time of the stay. Use promotional code “ZJ5” when making the reservation.
The ideal gift for golfers this season is Fairmont Mayakoba’s Unlimited Golf Getaway Offer to play at the famous Riviera Maya PGA El Camaleón Golf Course. Starting at $276 for a double-occupancy room, the promotion includes breakfast for two and unlimited golf. The option to add on for a full meal plan is also available for a bit more. Home to the first PGA Tour event outside the U.S. and Canada, the course winds through three diverse ecosystems including the tropical Mayan jungle, mangrove wetlands and coast along the Mexican Caribbean Sea.
A special promotion with The Leading Hotels of the World for Leaders Club members could represent a huge savings for many travelers. Depending upon the length of stay, guests can receive one or two additional nights for free at select hotels. There are several offers including stay three nights and only pay for two, stay four nights and only pay for three, or stay seven nights and only pay for five. Participating properties include The Setai in Miami Beach, Hotel de Paris Monte Carlo and Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome. The free-to-join loyalty program allows members to earn and redeem points for free stays, and all members are treated to free breakfast for two people whenever they stay with Leading Hotels’ 400 independent luxury properties worldwide.
IHG One Rewards members staying at least two nights between now and March 31, 2023 can take advantage of this special offer. For only $1 more, loyalty program members will receive breakfast for two people each morning of their stay as well as 2,000 bonus points and 25-30% off any food or beverage purchases at hotel-operated venues during the stay. The offer is available at hotels in India, the Middle East and Africa.
Through Jan. 10, 2023, travelers can save as much as 50% off with early-booking discounts at beach resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean. The discounts are available for both summer and fall, including busy holiday periods like Independence Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving. Children under four stay for free. More than 60 free activities (including circus acrobatics lessons) are included in the overall price along with numerous food and beverage options.
As part of the Kama‘aina New Year package, the Prince Waikiki in Honolulu is offering 30% off a stay in an ocean-facing room through Dec. 21 2023. As part of the promotion, guests can park a car at half price and take advantage of complimentary breakfast for two each morning. A separate Non-Kama‘aina New Year package offers 25% off an ocean facing room as well as a daily $50 dining credit. Use promotion code 2023 to take advantage of this offer.
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is adding a new Kohola in Kaanapali package for the whale watching season when more than 10,000 humpback whales (“kohola” in Hawaiian) migrate to Maui’s warm waters each winter. As part of the rate, guests receive a cooler with drinks and snacks, beach towels and reef-safe sunscreen, binoculars, yoga mats, s’mores kits and two signed, keepsake books from a nonprofit organization that promotes scientific research on whales and the marine environment.