Independence of the Seas

Christmas might be over, but the good news is the January sales are here -- and in cruise talk that means the wave season, which typically runs from now until March. It provides cruise lovers with the chance to grab a seagoing or river cruise bargain, or bag added extras, such as drinks packages, onboard credit, buy-one-get-one-free fares and more. We've rounded up some of the best deals on offer.; Keep checking back, as we'll be updating the list as more come in.


Ocean Deals

MSC Offers All-Inclusive Drinks Package

What it is: All passengers booking a Fantastica Experience fare in any cabin category get an all-inclusive drinks package on all summer 2018 and winter 2018/19 fly-cruise and cruise-only holidays.

Eligible voyages include: 14-night Caribbean cruise on the new MSC Seaside departing April 14, 2018; 11-night half term Southampton European round-trip cruise; seven-night Mediterranean cruise departing Venice August 24, 2018.

Valid: On bookings made by February 28, 2018

More Info: www.msccruises.co.uk


Buy One, Get One Half Price and Other Perks With Royal Caribbean

What it is: Buy-one-get-one-half-price cruises fares with all-inclusive Deluxe Beverage drinks package for first and second passengers on selected sailings, plus 25 percent off and free Refreshment Package for third and fourth passengers.

Eligible voyages include: seven-night Eastern Caribbean round-trip cruise from Fort Lauderdale, departing April 29, 2018; seven-night Northern European round-trip cruise from Southampton, departing May 27, 2018; seven-night Norwegian fjords round-trip cruise from Southampton, departing July 28, 2018.

Valid: On bookings made by March 5, 2018

More Info: www.royalcaribbean.co.uk


Free Drinks or Free Tours With Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

What it is: Complimentary all-inclusive dining drinks upgrade or up to £200 per passenger to spend on shore excursions.

Eligible voyages include: More than 100 sailings, including a 15-night adults-only Madeira & Canary Islands cruise departing Dover April 13, 2018; 16-night Mediterranean & Monaco Grand Prix cruise departing Liverpool May 18, 2018; Norwegian fjords cruise departing Edinburgh June 23, 2018.

Valid: On bookings made by March 1, 2018

More Info: www.fredolsencruises.com


Included Tips on Ex-U.K. Sailings With Royal Caribbean

What it is: Free gratuities on sailings from Southampton.

Eligible voyages include: Selected sailings, including cruises on newly refurbished Independence of the Seas.

Valid: On bookings made by March 5, 2018

More Info: www.royalcaribbean.co.uk


Azamara Offers Half-Price Fares for Second Passenger and Free Wi-Fi

What it is: Second passenger pays 50 percent of fare -- savings of up to £2,500 per couple -- and free Wi-Fi is included.

Eligible voyages include: Selected 2018 and 2019 sailings with the boutique line, including cruises on Azamara Pursuit, launching in August 2018

Valid: On bookings made by February 28, 2018

More Info: www.azamaraclubcruises.co.uk


Savings and Business Class Flights With Silversea

What it is: Savings of 10 percent per passenger and free round-trip business class flight upgrades.

Eligible voyages include: nine-night Northern Europe cruise departing Stockholm August 31, 2018; nine-night Mediterranean cruise departing Venice September 28, 2018.

Valid: On bookings made and paid in full by February 28, 2018

More Info: www.silversea.com


Free Onboard Credit With P&O Cruises

What it is: Complimentary onboard spend of up to £620 per cabin on all Select Price bookings on cruises less than 35 nights.

Eligible voyages include: eight-night Mediterranean round-trip Malta cruise, departing May 10, 2018; 30-night Canada & New England cruise, departing September 3, 2018; 14-night Caribbean transatlantic crossing, departing October 19, 2018; seven-night Baltic cruise, departing December 10, 2018; 10-night Arabian Gulf cruise, departing Dubai January 31, 2019.

Valid: On bookings made by March 5, 2018

More Info: www.pocruises.com


Celebrity Cruises Offers Savings and Free Drinks

What it is: Second passenger pays half price, and both receive a complimentary Classic Drinks Package (worth $55 per day) on cruises from Alaska to Australia and from the Mediterranean to the Middle East.

Eligible voyages include: 11-night Western Mediterranean cruise, round-trip from Rome, departing May 28, 2018; 14-night Scandinavia & Russia summer solstice cruise, round-trip from Southampton, departing June 9, 2018; 10-night Greek Isles cruise, round-trip from Venice, departing August 20, 2018.

Valid: On bookings made by March 15, 2018

More Info: www.celebritycruises.co.uk


Reduced Fares and Low Deposit With Princess Cruises

What it is: Savings on more than 800 cruises and only a 5 percent deposit required to secure booking.

Eligible voyages include: seven-night Spain and France cruise, round-trip from Southampton, departing May 5, 2018; 14-night Western Mediterranean & Aegean cruise, departing Athens June 2, 2018.

Valid: On bookings made by February 28, 2018

More Info: www.princess.com


Savings With Marella Cruises

What it is: £100 off summer and winter 2018 sailings.

Eligible voyages include: 18 cruises departing between May 1, 2018, and April 30, 2019.

Valid: Now until sailing

More Info: www.tui.co.uk


Savings, Upgrades and Onboard Credit With Seabourn

What it is: Complimentary upgrades, up to £375 onboard credit per stateroom and £375 air credit per person.

Eligible voyages include: Selected worldwide sailings, including new Seabourn Ovation launching May 5, 2018.

Valid: On bookings made by March 13, 2018

More Info: www.seabourn.com


Cut-Price Cultural Cruises With Voyages to Antiquity

What it is: Deals on seven European sailings with six-night sailings from £995.

Eligible voyages include: 10-night Greece & Dalmatian coast cruise departing May 8, 2018; 12-night Italy & Adriatic cruise departing May 18, 2018; 13-night European Connoisseur itinerary departing June 10, 2018; 6-night Harbours & Gardens sailing departing June 17, 2018.

Valid: On bookings made by January 31, 2018

More Info: www.voyagestoantiquity.com


Cut-Price Fare on Caribbean Sailing With Celebrity Cruises

What it is: An £800 savings based on two people sharing a balcony cabin.

Eligible voyages include: 14-night southern Caribbean roundtrip Miami cruise departing February 18, 2018.

Valid: Now until sailing

More Info: www.celebritycruises.co.uk


Cabin Upgrade and Onboard Credit With Silversea

What it is: One-category suite upgrade and $1,000 onboard credit per cabin.

Eligible voyages include: Eight-night Manila to Singapore cruise departing April 5, 2018.

Valid: On bookings made by March 15, 2018

More Info: www.silversea.com


Earlybird Fares on Scenic Eclipse

What it is: Save up to 10 percent on earlybird bookings on the new Scenic Eclipse discovery yacht, plus an additional discount of £250 per person on balances paid by March 30, 2018.

Eligible voyages include: Selected sailings from September 2018 to July 2019.

Valid: On bookings made by February 15, 2018

More Info: www.scenic.co.uk


Aerial shot of River Beatrice on the Danube

River deals

Savings and Included U.K. Flights or Eurostar Travel With Uniworld

What it is: Save up to 30 percent on cruise prices, and flights or Eurostar from the UK included.

Eligible voyages include: nine-day Tulips & Windmills itinerary departing March 22, 2018; seven-night Rhine cruises departing April to November 2018; seven-night Danube cruises departing March to November 2018.

Valid: On bookings made by February 15, 2018

More Info: www.uniworld.com


Shearings Offers Free Cabin Upgrades on Europe Cruises

What it is: Book a lead-in category cabin on an A-Rosa cruise, and get a free upgrade to the best available cabin at time of booking.

Eligible voyages include: three-night Dutch cruise departing September 15, 2018; seven-night Holland & Flanders cruise departing September 15, 2018; five-night Flanders cruise departing September 18, 2018.

Valid: Bookings made by January 31, 2018

More Info: www.shearings.com


Savings and Flight Deals With APT

What it is: Save up to £4,600 per couple on European cruises and £1,200 per couple -- plus free flights -- on Asia itineraries.

Eligible voyages include: Selected 15-day Magnificent Amsterdam to Budapest itineraries, as well as China, India, Myanmar, and Vietnam and Cambodia tours.

Valid: Bookings made by February 28, 2018

More Info: www.aptouring.co.uk

Reduced Deposit on Avalon Waterways' Active Discovery Cruise

What it is: A £99 per person deposit on Active Discovery Rhine sailing, including cycling, running and hiking excursions.

Eligible voyages include: Seven-night Frankfurt-to-Amsterdam cruise departing July 15, 2018.

Valid: On bookings made by February 28, 2018

More Info: www.avaloncruises.co.uk


Savings and Free Chauffeur Service With Scenic Cruises

What it is: Up to 40 percent off cruises and complimentary private door-to-door chauffeur transfers.

Eligible voyages include: All 2018 Europe river cruises.

Valid: On bookings made by February 15, 2018

More Info: www.scenic.co.uk


Emerald Waterways Offers Savings on Danube Cruise

What it is: Save up to £700 per person on Danube Delights itinerary.

Eligible voyages include: Seven-night sailing departing December 8, 2018.

Valid: On bookings made by February 28, 2018

More Info: www.emeraldwaterways.co.uk


Fare Reduction on French Sailing With Scenic Cruises

What it is: Save up to £1,200 per person on a food- and wine-themed cruise.

Eligible voyages include: Bordeaux roundtrip cruise departing April 21, 2018.

Valid: On bookings made by February 15, 2018

More Info: www.scenic.co.uk


Fred. River Cruises Offers Savings on India Itineraries

What it is: Savings of up to £800 per person on selected 2018 Brahmaputra River cruises.

Eligible voyages include: Nine-night cruise departing Kolkata March 1, 2018.

Valid: On bookings made by February 15, 2018

More Info: www.fredrivercruises.co.uk


Free Business-Class Flights on Scenic Asia River Cruises

What it is: Complimentary business-class flight upgrade and return chauffeur airport transfers.

Eligible voyages include: Selected river cruise and escorted tour itineraries to southeast Asia.

Valid: On bookings made by February 15, 2018

More Info: www.scenic.co.uk


Savings With Emerald Waterways

What it is: Save up to £1,000 per person with an extra £200 per-person discount when booking a balcony suite.

Eligible voyages include: Selected European sailings in 2018.

Valid: On bookings made by January 31, 2018

More Info: www.emeraldwaterways.co.uk


Early Booking Discounts With Viking River Cruises

What it is: Savings of £1,000 per passenger on 2019 river cruises.

Eligible voyages include: Destinations across Europe, Egypt, China and Russia.

Valid: On bookings made by March 31, 2018

More Info: www.vikingcruises.co.uk


Offers on European Waterways' Hotel Barges

What it is: Up to 20 percent off cabins and full boat charters.

Eligible voyages include: Selected French sailings in April 2018.

Valid: On bookings made by February 19, 2018

More Info: www.europeanwaterways.com


European Waterways Waives Single Supplements

What it is: No single supplements on hotel barge cruises, offering savings of up to £1,650 for solo travellers.

Eligible voyages include: Selected sailings in France, Holland and Italy in 2018.

Valid: On bookings made by February 19, 2018

More info: www.europeanwaterways.com