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Wave Season Cruise Deals 2019

Wave Season Cruise Deals 2019
Seine River, Paris, France (Photo: Iakov Kalinin/Shutterstock) (Photo:Ditty_about_summer/Shutterstock)

January 06, 2020

Jeannine Williamson
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The Christmas and New Year celebrations may be over but the good news is the January sales are here -- and in cruise talk that means the wave season. The season, which typically runs from now until March, 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.

Here are some of the best deals on offer for UK cruisers -- and keep checking back as we'll be updating the list as more come in.


Ocean deals

New Year and Spring Sailings With Fred. Olsen Cruises

What it is: Ex-U.K. and fly-cruises with fares starting from £1,119 per person.

Eligible voyages include: 14-night "Western Caribbean & Central America" cruise departing January 2, 2020; 14-night "Fred. Olsen's Canary Island History" round-trip Southampton sailing departing March 3, 2020; 14-night "Islands & Cities of the Mediterranean" itinerary departing March 5, 2020; 11-night "Norway Winter" round-trip Newcastle cruise departing March 18, 2020.

Valid: Now until sailing


Savings on 2021/22 Expedition Sailings With G Adventures

What it is: Save up to 15 percent on Arctic and Antarctica itineraries.

Eligible voyages include: Seven-night "Realm of the Polar Bear" round-trip Longyearbyen sailing on departures between May 28 and September 15, 2021; 10-night "Antarctica Classic" round-trip Ushuaia itinerary on departures between October 21, 2021, and May 28, 2022.

Valid: On bookings made between December 25, 2019, and January 31, 2020.

Valid: On bookings made between December 25, 2019, and January 31, 2020.


Early Booking Bonus, Flights and Savings With Silversea

What it is: Early booking bonus of 10 per cent, included flights and savings of up to £500 per suite on selected worldwide cruises in 2020 and 2021.

Eligible voyages include: Six-night Alaska cruise departing August 27, 2020; 10-night cruise on Silver Moon's inaugural Mediterranean season departing October 19, 2020; eight-night Caribbean round-trip Barbados sailing departing November 20, 2020; 13-night Antarctic round-trip Ushuaia voyage departing December 5, 2020.

Valid: On bookings made from now until February 28, 2020


New Year Offers on Scenic Eclipse Polar Expeditions

What it is: Early-bird fare savings across 2020 to 2022 itineraries, business class flight upgrades on selected 2020 sailings and private door-to-door transfers.

Eligible voyages include: 15-night "Antarctica in Depth" round-trip Buenos Aires sailing departing November 2020 to February 2022; 12-night "Arctic in Depth" round-trip Oslo itinerary departing June 2021.

Valid: On bookings made by February 29, 2020


Last Minute Deals From Cruise 1st

What it is: Deals with savings of up to 45 percent per person on January cruises.

Eligible voyages include: Eight-night Emirates round-trip Dubai sailing on MSC Bellissima departing January 18, 2020; 15-night Southeast Asia land and cruise itinerary with seven-night Hong Kong to Singapore sailing on Norwegian Jade departing January 26, 2020.

Valid: Now until sailing.


Half Price Cruises With CMV

What it is: Savings of up to 50 percent on sailings from 15 U.K. and Irish ports.

Eligible voyages include: 11-night British Isles round-trip Bristol Avonmouth itinerary departing April 14, 2020; seven-night Norwegian Fjords round-trip Newcastle sailing departing April 25, 2020; 12-night Baltic round-trip Tilbury cruise departing October 19, 2020.

Valid: Now until sailing.


Low Deposit Offer From Princess Cruises

What it is: Reduced deposit of £50 per person.

Eligible voyages include: Seven-night Norwegian fjords cruise from Southampton to Bergen departing 6 July, 2019.

Valid: Now until sailing.


Spring Cruises With Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

What it is: Late deal cruise fares starting from less than £700 per person.

Eligible voyages include: 1Eight-night "Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux" round-trip Southampton cruise departing 30 March, 2019; 10-night French ocean and river cruise round-trip Southampton itinerary departing 1 April, 2019; 17-night Mediterranean round-trip Southampton sailing departing 2 April, 2019; nine-night "Exploring Portugal's Highlights" round-trip Dover cruise departing 7 April, 2019; 28-night "Discovering the Adriatic & Dalmatian Coast" round-trip Liverpool itinerary departing 13 April, 2019.

Valid: Now until sailing.


Late Availability Deals From P&O Cruises

What it is: Round-trip sailings from Southampton starting from less than £700 per person.

Eligible voyages include: 13-night Caribbean cruise departing 9 March, 2019; 13-night Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar itinerary departing 7 April, 2019; seven-night Spain, Portugal and Guernsey cruise departing 5 April, 2019.

Valid: Now until sailing.


Rail and Sail Journeys With Planet Cruise

What it is: Deals on combined cruise and rail holidays.

Eligible voyages include: 12-night cruise and stay holiday with Mediterranean sailing on Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Edge, one night in Venice and return journey on Venice Simplon-Orient-Express departing 15 May, 2019; 14-night itinerary combining Alaskan cruise on Cunard's Queen Elizabeth and Rocky Mountaineer rail tour departing 28 May, 2019.

Valid: Now until sailing.


Upgrades From Royal Caribbean

What it is: Interior to oceanview cabin upgrades from £75 per person.

Eligible voyages include: Seven-night France, Spain and Portugal round-trip Southampton itinerary departing 24 May, 2019; 14-night Mediterranean cities round-trip Southampton cruise departing 1 June, 2019.

Valid: Now until sailing


Spring Deals From Fred. Olsen Cruises

What it is: Cruises from £1,599.

Eligible voyages include: 17-night Mediterranean round-trip Southampton voyage departing 2 April, 2019.

Valid: Now until sailing


Baltic Sailing Deal With Princess Cruises

What it is: Baltic cruise starting from £1,148.

Eligible voyages include: 14-night "Baltic Heritage" round-trip Southampton itinerary departing 4 May, 2019.

Valid: Now until sailing


March and April Deals From Marella Cruises

What it is: Cruises starting from less than £600 per person.

Eligible voyages include: 14-night "Eastern Sunsets" Asia and Middle East cruise departing 28 March, 2019; seven-night Caribbean cruise departing Barbados 4 April, 2019; seven-night "Treasures of the Mediterranean" sailing departing 16 April, 2019.

Valid: Now until sailing


Drinks Packages and Low Deposits with Royal Caribbean

What it is: All-inclusive Deluxe Drinks Package for first and second passenger, Refreshments Package for third and fourth cruisers on the same booking and £75 deposit per person.

Eligible voyages include: Selected 2019 and 2020 sailings from the U.K., Europe, Caribbean and Asia.

Valid: Now until sailing


Princess Cruises Offers Free Spending Money or Flight Savings

What it is: Up to $250 onboard credit per person on selected European sailings or £400 flight discount on Caribbean, North and Central America cruises in 2019 and 2020.

Eligible voyages include: 13-night Mediterranean and Aegean voyage departing 11 April, 2020.

Valid: On bookings made by 30 April, 2019


Mediterranean Savings With Princess Cruises

What it is: Ex-UK cruise from £1,299 per person.

Eligible voyages include: 14-night "Mediterranean Explorer" round-trip Southampton itinerary departing 27 July, 2019.

Valid: Now until sailing


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.

Eligible voyages include: On selected summer 2019 and winter 2019/20 cruises.

Valid: On bookings made by 17 March, 2019


Buy One Get One Free & Other Perks With Cruise & Maritime Voyages

What it is: Discounts of up to 50 percent on spring and summer 2019 cruises, save up to 25 percent discount plus buy one get one half price on winter and spring 2019/20 itineraries and buy one get one free offer on all summer 2020 sailings.

Eligible voyages include: All cruises during the summer 2019 and 2020 seasons.

Valid: On bookings made by 31 March, 2019


Low Deposits and Free Wi-Fi With Celestyal Cruises

What it is: Deposit of £50 per cabin and free Internet access.

Eligible voyages include: Selected two- to six-night sailings.

Valid: On bookings made by 31 March, 2019


Cunard Offers Deals on Cruises and Transatlantic Crossing

What it is: Wave season fare offers on ex-Southampton sailings.

Eligible voyages include: Seven-night Netherlands, Belgium and France sailing departing 23 June, 2019; 17-night "Regions of the World" cruise to Cape Town departing 3 November, 2019; seven-night transatlantic crossing to New York departing 19 November, 2019.

Valid: On bookings made by 31 March, 2019


Half Price Fares for Second Passenger and Free Drinks Packages With Celebrity

What it is: Second passenger pays half price fare and both receive a complimentary Classic Drinks Package worth £50 per day.

Eligible voyages include: Seven-night Scandinavia and Baltic sailing departing 19 May, 2019; seven-night Spain, France and Italy cruise departing 6 July, 2019; 14-night Japan, Korea and China cruise departing 12 October, 2019.

Valid: On bookings made by 4 March, 2019


River deals

Free Flights to AmaWaterways Groundbreaking New Ship

What it is: Complimentary business class flights on suite bookings and economy flights for other cabins on double-width Danube ship AmaMagna.

Eligible voyages include: All AmaMagna sailings departing 12 May to 30 November, 2019, and 1 May to 30 November, 2020. 

Valid: On bookings made by March 30, 2019.


Deals on European and Asian River Cruises With Emerald Waterways

What it is: Savings of up to £1,200 per person on sailings in 2020 and 2021.

Eligible voyages include: 18-night "Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia" itinerary departing August 8, 2020; seven-night "Danube Delights" cruise departing November 1, 2020.

Valid: On bookings made by March 30, 2019.


Half Price Cruises With Avalon Waterways

What it is: Savings of up to £2,500 per couple and 50 per cent discounts on selected sailings.

Eligible voyages include: Seven-night Danube itineraries departing March 31, and November 22, 2020; seven-night "Tulip Time Cruise" departing April 27, 2020; seven-night "Active & Discovery" on the Rhine sailing departing May 5, 2020; nine-night "Magnificent Europe" cruise departing October 13, 2020.

Valid: On bookings made by February 21, 2020


Latest Deals From Tui River Cruises

What it is: European river cruises in April 2020 from £1,199 per person.

Eligible voyages include: Seven-night "Dutch Delights" cruise departing April 5, 2020; seven-night "The Moselle Valley - Vines and Views" sailing departing April 12, 2020; seven-night "Marvels of the Main" itinerary departing April 19, 2020.

Valid: Now until sailing

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