Now is a great time to book that much-needed vacation you've been dreaming of—and these deals prove it. Travelers can take advantage of summer discounts from Marriott, Expedia, Hyatt, and Graduate Hotels, the latter of which offers maximalist properties near universities around the country (and the U.K.). There are also major deals to take advantage of from luxury and family-friendly cruise lines like Hurtigruten, Seabourn, and Carnival. Below, our list of the best summer travel deals to book now before they sell out.
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Save up to 50 percent off your child's voyage with Hurtigruten
Hurtigruten is offering a major deal for families: Travelers can save up to 50 percent off of a child's voyage on their next family cruise with this Young Explorers deal. Take advantage of the deal on select expedition cruises and Classic Coastal Norway departures, and know that the highest discount applies when the child occupies a cabin with at least two adults; when the cabin has just one adult, the savings goes down to 20 percent off. This makes cruising with family members of all generations even better (and easier on the wallet).
Enjoy a free room upgrade and up to 40 percent off Carnival Cruises
Pack your swimsuit and sunglasses: Through July 11, 2022, Carnival is offering a free room upgrade and up to 40 percent off of select voyages, including sailings to the Bahamas (just know that you'll have to travel by October 2022). Carnival designs cruises with the whole family in mind, meaning there are delicious food options, day-time activities, and nightlife options for everyone you're traveling with.
Upgrade to a Veranda Suite on select Seabourn voyages
Seabourn kicked off “The Sail Away Event” with offers on select voyages sailing between October 2022 and November 2023, including itineraries on the line's two new luxury expedition ships the Seabourn Venture and Seabourn Pursuit. Now through August 31, 2022, guests can enjoy complimentary Veranda Suite upgrades and reduced deposits in select markets. Guests booking in the U.S. and Canada can take advantage of a reduced deposit ($500 compared to $2,000) for Expedition voyages.
Save big on Rocky Mountaineer travel in 2022 and 2023
If you've been thinking about booking a train trip on the Rocky Mountaineer, now is the time. The Final Call Promotion saves $150 per person or $300 per couple. The Rocky Mountaineer's season ends in October (exact dates vary by route), so plan for summer or early fall trips. If you prefer to plan even further ahead, couples can save $800 on select dates with the All Aboard 2023 Travel Promotion. Book by August 31, 2022, to save on 2023 trips.
Car rental deals
Under-25s get certain rental fees waived at Hertz
Under 25 years old and looking to take a road trip this summer? Save on car rental costs with Hertz, which is waiving its $19-per-day Young Driver fee if you sign up for the rental company's free loyalty program. With Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, at the intro level, you'll earn points as you rent and can use those points for free day rentals, plus get a free additional driver and skip stopping at the counter for pick-up and drop-off.
Enjoy extended stay rates on select Marriott hotels
Keep your summer vacation going longer—select Marriott hotels are offering Extended Escapes, discounted rates on trips of five nights or longer at hotels and seven nights or longer at resorts. When travelers book through the end of July, they can take advantage of big savings and turn weekend trips into longer, much-needed getaways at participating hotels like the W Miami, SLS in Beverly Hills, and the JW Marriott Austin. This offer is valid for stays through September 5, 2022, and can be redeemed with promo code LTS.
Score 30 percent off Graduate Hotel stays this summer
If you missed Graduate Hotel's 30-hour $30 summer stay sale, never fear. You may not be able to score a room for $30, but you can get 30 percent off of any stay with the code MORESUMMER through July 31. There are plenty of spots to choose from, whether you're a parent embarking on a college tour road trip (stay at properties in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, or Tempe, Arizona), or a traveler looking for a hotel in the middle of the action. Be sure to check out the brand's latest launch on Roosevelt Island, between Manhattan and Queens in New York City, or its international properties in Oxford and Cambridge if you're headed to England.
Last-minute deals up to 35 percent off on Expedia
Expedia always offers a running list of last-minute deals on its site—but be prepared to act fast, since they move pretty quickly and only apply to travel within the next two weeks. Right now, discounted properties include the East Miami, the Pendry Chicago, and the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles. You'll find even more last-minute deals with hotel stays up to 35 percent off in destinations like Las Vegas, Aruba, and Honolulu.
Take up to 15 percent off Hyatt stays in the D.C. area
For those looking to book a last-minute summer trip or staycation, more than 20 Hyatt hotels in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia are offering 10 to 15 percent off through July 31, 2022, with the code MONUMENT. Washington D.C.–area hotels like the Thompson Washington D.C., Park Hyatt, and Grand Hyatt are an ideal place to stay while exploring some of the nation's landmarks, world-class museums, and incredible restaurants. This deal is redeemable for stays through September 6, 2022.
Save up to 15 percent on Hyatt stays in Canada
Looking to explore the Great White North this summer? Select Hyatt hotels across the country—including The Anndore House and the Park Hyatt Toronto, freshly opened after a four-year renovation—are offering 15 percent off summer stays. To get in on the sale, valid on travel now through September 6, just use code 15OFF between now and July 31. And if you're wondering what to do when you get there, we have a coast-to-coast guide to the best new things to do in Canada.