Wave season, typically January through March, has been hailed by travel professionals for years as a prime time to book a cruise. During these first months of the year, we will bring you the top promotions from your favorite cruise lines so you can decide which deals are right for you. Make 2019 the year you book your best cruise yet!


Norwegian's Free at Sea Deal

What it is: Norwegian's Free at Sea promotion includes your choice of an Ultimate Beverage Package, specialty dining package, 250 minutes of free internet, $50 in shore excursion credit per port or the third and fourth guests to a cabin sail free. Passengers booked in studio and inside cabins have their choice of one perk; two perks for those booked in oceanview balcony and mini-suite rooms; Concierge, Haven and suite guests receive up to all five offers.

Eligible voyages include: Sailings more than three nights fleetwide

Valid: Ongoing


BOGO to Asia This Spring on Star Clippers

What it is: Sail a small-ship cruise to Thailand with a friend this spring; Star Clippers is offering buy-one-get-one-free fares on exotic sailings through Thailand and Malaysia. Fares start at just $1,400 per person.

Eligible voyages include: April departure dates of the seven-night Southern or Northern Phuket Island sailings

Valid: While availability lasts


Prices Slashed on Three Spring Uniworld River Cruises

What it is: For a limited time, prices have been reduced on select Uniworld sailings in Europe this spring, from Holland to France.

Eligible voyages include: Enchanting Danube (March 31, 2019); Brilliant Bordeaux (April 21, 2019); and Paris & Normandy (April 14, 2019)

Valid: While availability lasts


Save Up to $400/Couple on Rocky Mountaineer Pre/Post Cruise Extensions

What it is: Not ready to head home from your Alaska cruise? Book an extension in the Canadian Rockies with the Rocky Mountaineer rail line this month and save up to $400 on a five-day or longer pre- or post-cruise stay.

Eligible voyages include: A variety of cruise lines partner with Rocky Mountaineer, but this offer applies to anyone cruising in or out of Vancouver in 2019.

Valid: Through March 29, 2019


Royal Caribbean's Winter Cyber Sale

What it is: Book soon and save up to 30 percent off every guest, plus up to $200 off in instant savings.

Eligible voyages include: Thousands of departures including short sailings that include the revamped Cococay private island.

Valid: Extended through March 31, 2019


MSC Cruises Offers Free Drinks & Wi-Fi on Ships in the Caribbean

What it is: Set sail in the he Eastern/Western Caribbean or to Canada/New England on MSC Seaside, MSC Divina, MSC Meraviglia or MSC Armonia and receive unlimited drinks for the duration of your cruise. Book any stateroom category with the Bella, Fantastica, or Wellness Experiences and receive the Drinks On Us package (valued at $250 per person). Plus, for a limited time, receive a standard internet package, as well. Deposits start at $99 and sailings start from $519 per person.

Eligible voyages include: Select sailings aboard MSC Seaside, MSC Meraviglia, MSC Divina and MSC Armonia

Valid: Through March 31, 2019


Save Up to 30% on 2020/2021 Hurtigruten Voyages

What it is: Book an adventure early aboard Hurtigruten and save up to 30 percent on sailings in 2020 and 2021.

Eligible voyages include: North America, Mexico & Central America and South America; and up to 25 percent in Svalbard, Alaska, Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland, the Northwest Passage and more.

Valid: Through March 31, 2019


Free Airfare or Up to 30% Savings on Select 2019 Uniworld River Cruises

What it is: Book a 2019 river cruise with Uniworld, and choose one of two offers. Opt for free economy airfare, or select reduced cruise fares up to 30 percent per person.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2019 departures, mainly March through July, including Europe, Egypt, Russia, India and other parts of Asia.

Valid: Through March 31, 2019


Free Air on Select Silversea Sailings to the Caribbean

What it is: When booking your next Silversea cruise, expect free roundtrip air on Caribbean cruises, plus transfers.

Eligible voyages include: Voyages on various itineraries throughout 2019

Valid: Extended through March 31, 2019


Scenic River Offers Choice for Wave Season

What it is: Book your next luxury river cruise thid winter and Scenic is offering your choice of perk: free premium economy flights on the 15-day Jewels of Europe or Romantic Rhine & Moselle or 12-day Breathtaking Bordeaux sailings and free economy air on all other itineraries; airfare savings of $1,500 (premium) or $1,000 (economy) for passengers arranging their own air; free four- to eight-day, pre- or post-cruise land extensions, available on many of the itineraries; or a two-category upgrade on balcony suites and higher. Plus, anyone who books and pays by the end of March receives an additional onboard credit of up to $300.

Eligible voyages include: A variety of sailings in Europe and beyond

Valid: Extended through March 31, 2019


Half Off + Free Internet on Azamara

What it is: This wave season Azamara is offering half off second passenger cruise fare during their "Share & Save" promo. Plus, passengers booked in Club Oceanview rooms and above qualify for free Wi-Fi.

Eligible voyages include: A variety of 2019 and 2020 sailings across all ships

Valid: Extended through March 31, 2019


Discounts on Viking River Cruises + Reduced or Free Air

What it is: Cruise at a reduced rate on Europe's most famous rivers. Plus, fly from $499 per person

Eligible voyages include: Basel to Amsterdam; Paris to Prague; and Budapest to Passau

Valid: Extended through March 31, 2019


Avalon Waterways' Suite Life Sales Event

What it is: Save thousands on select 2020 Europe river cruises with Avalon when you book by April 2. Book a Europe cruise in advance of next year and receive discounted airfare from $499 along with $1,000 in savings per couple on select sailings.

Eligible voyages include: Europe river cruises departing January 1 through December 31, 2020

Valid: Through April 2, 2019


Celebrity's Sail Beyond Event

What it is: For a limited time, save up to $400 on a Celebrity cruise when you book a stateroom on nearly any sailing. Plus, when you book an ocean-view stateroom or higher, enjoy a choice of perk, from beverage packages and prepaid tips to unlimited Wi-Fi and $150 in onboard credit. When you book a suite, enjoy all four perks. Additionally, third and fourth passengers to a cabin save half on their cruise fares.

Eligible voyages include: Select sailings four nights or longer to Alaska, Bermuda, the Caribbean and more destinations, departing from April 1, 2019 through April 30, 2021 (exclusions, like the Galapagos and repositioning cruises, apply).

Valid: Extended through April 3, 2019


Windstar Extends Beyond Ordinary Event

What it is: Choose up to $1,000 in onboard credit, free Wi-Fi or prepaid gratuities on your next Windstar cruise.

Eligible voyages include: A variety of sailings from Alaska to Costa Rica

Valid: Extended through April 12, 2019


Save on Your Next UnCruise Alaska Adventure

What it is: Save up to $1,200 per couple ($600/person) per week on select 2019 Alaska cruises.Plus, the solo supplement is waived on all Legacy Alaska departures in 2019.

Eligible voyages include: 2019 Alaska sailings aboard S.S. Legacy or Safari Endeavour, Commander cabin category only -- free single supplement applies only to Legacy sailings. Save $600 per couple ($300/person) on select 2019 Alaska cruises on UnCruise's Wilderness ships. Excludes Navigator cabin category.

Valid: Through April 19, 2019


Princess Cruises' Come Back New Sale Offers Upgrades + Hundreds in OBC

What it is: Book a cruise sailing this fall through next spring and you might earn rewards like a free room upgrade, up to $600 in onboard credit per cabin (based on category and sailing length), and third and fourth passengers to a cabin sail from just $99 each.

Eligible voyages include: A selection of sailings worldwide from fall 2019 through spring 2020 to the Caribbean and Mexico, Canada/New England, Southeast Asia, Hawaii, the Panama Canal and more.

Valid: Through April 30, 2019


Princess Cruises' Sail Into Savings Promo Offers 40% Off Cruisetours

What it is: Save up to 40 percent off select cruises and cruisetours departing this spring and summer.

Eligible voyages include: Select cruises and cruisetours sailing spring through summer 2019 including Alaska, Baltic and British Isles.

Valid: Through April 30, 2019


Emerald Waterways Offers Up to $1,000 in Savings/Cabin on 2020 River Itineraries

What it is: Guests booking any 2020 European sailing with Emerald, will receive a discount of $1,000 per couple on sailings of 15 days or longer and $500 per couple on sailings of eight to 14 days.

Eligible voyages include: Any 2020 river cruise in Europe -- new for the 2020 season, Emerald Waterways is offering a twist on their popular "Jewels of the Rhine" cruise with a "Tulips & The Rhine" itinerary.

Valid: Through April 30, 2019


Save on Quark Expeditions' Voyages to the North Pole

What it is: Earn a free transfer package valued at $1,995 plus 10 percent savings on early bookings to the North Pole with Quark if you pay by June 15, 2019. Plus, save up to $2,000 on cabins plus complimentary air on select departures of Quark Expeditions' Arctic cruises in 2019.

Eligible voyages include: The 14-day Ultimate Arctic Adventure expedition in June/July 2020. Other promotion applies to various Arctic (Spitsbergen) departures June through September 2019

Valid: Through April 30, 2019


Special Offers for Launch of Yacht, Scenic Eclipse

What it is: Cruisers interested in Scenic's new luxury yacht can enjoy complimentary private roundtrip transfers between their home and the airport; free deposit protection coverage; and up to $500 per person in onboard credit. Passengers booking any 2019 North American voyage can also receive a free two-night hotel stay in New York City.

Eligible voyages include: Any April 2019 through Aug 2020 departure

Valid: Extended through April 30, 2019


Hurtigruten Offers Free Flights to Antarctica for New Expedition Ship

What it is: Get to the Seventh Continent to board a Hurtigruten cruise with free roundtrip air (coach class) from New York (JFK), Los Angeles, or Miami to Santiago. (Other gateways are available at an additional cost.)

Eligible voyages include: Three unique Antarctica itineraries—and five different departure dates— in 2019. All itineraries are aboard MS Roald Amundsen, a hybrid electric-powered expedition ship.

Valid: Through April 30, 2019


Holland America is Packing in the Value With Prepaid Gratuities, Reduced Kids' Fares

What it is: This spring, book a Holland America cruise and receive prepaid gratuities, free or reduced kids' fares and reduced deposits on your next sailing.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2019/2020 sailings worldwide from Cuba and Mexico to Panama Canal and Alaska

Valid: Through May 15, 2019


Save 20% + OBC With Cunard's Spring Savings Event

What it is: This spring, Cunard Line is offering 20 percent off fares plus up to $1,000 in onboard credit per stateroom. Plus, past guests won't pay gratuities, anad those staying in Grills Suites receive included drinks and gratuities.

Eligible voyages include: A variety of sailings from transatlantics to the Caribbean, Asia, Africa, Middle East, Canada/New England and more.

Valid: Through May 30, 2019


Lindblad Offers Half Off or Free Kids' Fares in Alaska

What it is: When two adults pay full fare to sail select Alaska itineraries in 2019, the first child (categorized as age 22 or under) sails for half off, while the fourth passenger 22 years or younger sails for free.

Eligible voyages include: Lindblad's 2019 "Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness" departures, May through September.

Valid: For a limited time only


Save Up to $2,000 on Pearl Seas' Cuba Cruises

What it is: Pearl Seas Cruises is offering up to $2,000 on their cultural voyages to Cuba.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2019 sailings to Cuba

Valid: Depending on availability


Ponant Offers Up to 30% Off Select Departures to South America, the Med & More

What it is: Select Ponant sailings are up to 30 percent off, including Central and South America in 2019, and the Mediterranean in 2020. Additional incentives available for early bookings.

Eligible voyages include: A variety of available itineraries through 2019/2020 including the 14-day Chilean Fjords & Patagonia sailing on Le Boreal and the October 11th Canary Islands and Cape Verde cruise in 2020.

Valid: Depending on availability


Bahamas Paradise Offers Free Drinks, OBC and More

What it is: Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is offering a "Triple Play" package on select 2019 sailings. Offer includes five free drinks, $25 onboard credit and $50 casino match play.

Eligible voyages include: Select two-night cruises in an oceanview room or above on 2019 sailings out of Palm Beach. Prices start from $159 per person.

Valid: For a limited time only