Travelers have turned their thoughts to the future after the end of the previous year. During the months of December and March, cruise lines offer some of their best deals and booking incentives.

There are a lot of booking bonuses on offer. Adding perks like complimentary wi-fi and drinks packages are included. You can get more perks when you pay in full.

Start planning your next trip by checking out what is available. This article will be updated with new wave season deals in the first quarter of the next year.

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American Queen Voyages

American Queen Voyages' American Queen docked in Augusta, Kentucky. ASHLEY KOSCIOLEK/THE POINTS GUY

You can score one of American Queen Voyages' river, ocean or Great Lakes cruises at up to $2,500 off, per cabin, if you book by February 28th.

Free round-trip economy airfare or $300 per person in onboard credit can be used on your voyage. You need to reference the booking code "WINTER"

Atlas Ocean Voyages

You can get up to $1,000 per stateroom in flight credit when you sail to one of the line's non-polar destinations, including the British Isles, Northern Europe and the Mediterranean, during the winter savings event. If you book multiple voyages, you will save 15% on fares.

Avalon Waterways

Avalon Waterways is offering savings of up to $500 per couple on select Europe river cruises. There are many options for Danube sailings, with calls on Amsterdam, Prague, Budapest, Munich, and more. The offer also includes free airfare. The line is waiving single supplements through the end of the year for solo cruisers who book select voyages.

Azamara Cruises

Azamara Quest's pool deck. ASHLEY KOSCIOLEK/THE POINTS GUY

Up to 40% off cruise fares and up to $300 in onboard credit per stateroom are available to celebrate wave season. Along with cultural performances, passengers can enjoy overnights in port. The deal lasts through January 31 and can be used on select voyages.

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Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line's Choose Fun Together offer allows passengers to enjoy up to 40% off cruise fares, reduced deposits from just $50 per person and up to $100 in onboard credit per cabin for sailings through April25. Like the deals from Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival's offers are extended on a rolling basis.

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Apex anchored off the coast of the Greek Isles. ASHLEY KOSCIOLEK/THE POINTS GUY

Celebrity Cruises is giving passengers 75% off a second adult fare when they purchase a full adult fare. Based on sailing length and number of passengers in the cabin, the line is tacking on up to $800 in onboard credit per stateroom. It is valid through March 1 for most voyages.

Celestyal Cruises

Cruises to and around the Greek Isles and the Eastern Mediterranean will be slashed by up to 60% for the next two years. The three-night Aegean voyages that visit the Greek Isles, Turkey and Crete start at $339 per person.

Cunard Line

The Treat Yourself, On Us sale will feature fares discounted by up to 30%, as well as onboard credit up to $2,000 per staterooms, depending on cabin type. It is valid on select cruises of seven nights or more departing between May 16, 2023 and January 3, 2025.

Disney Cruise Line


You can get up to 34% off cruises or 50% off deposits. Disney Cruise Line voyages, which are notoriously expensive and rarely go on sale, are currently discounted by as much as 34% when you sail from select ports. You can get 50% off deposits on some cruises.

Emerald Cruises

Emerald Cruises is giving cruiser a chance to save up to $3,000 on river sailings and up to $4,500 on yacht voyages. If you want to go on a river cruise in Europe or Southeast Asia, you can save up to $1,000 or more.

You can get an additional $2,000 per couple on river cruises and $3,000 per couple on yacht sailings if you pay in full at least 12 months in advance. Passengers can choose between a free drinks package or free airfare.

Grand Circle Cruise Line

You will receive free airfare if you book a Grand Circle river cruise by January 31st. You can choose from a number of Europe rivers.

If you're interested in small-ship ocean cruises, Overseas Adventure Travel is offering discounts of up to $3,500 per person on voyages in June and July.

Holland America Line

Holland America Line’s Rotterdam anchored off of Half Moon Cay, the line’s private island. ASHLEY KOSCIOLEK/THE POINTS GUY

The Time of Your Life wave season offer from Holland America includes cabin upgrades and additional perks. For the price of an inside cabin or a balcony stateroom, passengers can book an ocean-view room for the price of a room on the ship.

Kids sail free as third and fourth guests in the same cabin as two paying adults, and shore excursions, specialty dining, and basic wi-fi are included in the price of certain sailings. You can score up to $400 per room in onboard credit if you book by January 31st.

Margaritaville at Sea

When one cruise fare is purchased, a second passenger can sail for free on two-night cruises. It's a great deal with prices starting at just $49 a night for the first person. Third and fourth passengers in any cabin will not be affected by this deal.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Prima at Terminal B at PortMiami. NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE

There are a couple of attractive offers on offer from Norwegian Cruise Line.

Future cruise credits can be purchased at 50% off. You can take advantage of the CruiseFirst program, which gives you $300 off a future cruise when you buy $150 worth of credit or $500 off a future cruise when you buy $250 worth of credit. Three years are required for passengers to use the credits they purchase.

Free airfare, alcohol, specialty dining, shore excursions, and third and fourth passengers are included in the price of a sailing. The offer is only valid on select sailings and the line is notorious for extending its deals at the last minute.

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises is offering an extension of its best sale ever. The perks that normally cost extra can be enjoyed at no additional cost. Basic alcohol and wi-fi packages, crew gratuities, two fitness classes, up to $150 in onboard credit per person, and a reduced, refundable deposit are included in the package. Up to 35% off cruise fares is also included.

Royal Caribbean International

One of two rock walls on Royal Caribbean's Wonder of the Seas. ASHLEY KOSCIOLEK/THE POINTS GUY

Royal Caribbean is offering a 30% discount on fares and a "Kids sail free" promotion this year. Select sailings departing on or after Feb. 1 need to be booked by January 31st.

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours

Passengers can save up to $2,500 per couple on nearly two dozen Europe river voyages and up to $5,000 per couple on sailings aboard the new ocean expedition ship Scenic Eclipse when booking through March 31.

When passengers pay in full at least 12 months from their sailing date, they can choose from additional benefits. Free or two-for-one airfare, a free pre- or post-cruise land extension, or an extra $1,000 per person discount are some of the bonus perks for river cruises.

Depending on the type of cabin, ocean travelers can choose from free or two-for-one air.

Silversea Cruises


Silversea is offering a discount of 10% to 20% for passengers who book by February 28. Passengers have five days to pay in full.

There are tons of extras included in the line's port-to-port fares.

UnCruise Adventures

The Caribbean, Alaska and the Galapagos are just a few of the adventure-focused voyages that have been brought back by popular demand. Deposits can be reduced from January 6.

There are tons of other offers, such as "fourth guest sails free," 50% off cabins for Baja California sailings, and many more.

Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady. VIRGIN VOYAGES

Virgin Voyages is running its most inclusive offer ever, which will knock more than half off fares for the second passenger in each cabin with the purchase of a full fare.

Up to $600 in bar credits can be used for the purchase of alcohol on boarddepending on the cabin type booked. Sailings leave through March 15.

Windstar Cruises

The Seize Your Someday sale allows passengers to pick a perk. They can choose from a pre-cruise hotel stay, a $1,000 onboard credit per stateroom, or an upgrade to the line's all-inclusive package. complimentary alcohol and wi-fi are included in the package.

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