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THE DEAL: Celebrity Cruises is offering its popular 123go! sale, through February, in recognition of wave season. This promotion offers one or more bonuses including a beverage package, prepaid gratuities, onboard credit and even free Internet for third and fourth passengers.
WHAT WE LOVE: Now that the new year is in full effect, we can expect to see cruise lines emerging with annual promotions (typically running January through March) known as wave season deals. Judging by the deals released so far, it seems Celebrity is offering the most options in keeping with its choose-your-own bonus program. Instead of just a beverage package, onboard credit or prepaid gratuities, you have the choice of choosing two when you cruise Europe. If cruising with your family, or a total of four passengers sailing in one cabin, receive a free nonalcoholic beverage package and complimentary Internet for your third and fourth companions. These value-added savings enhance the onboard experience and help reduce nickel-and-dime charges. Captain’s Club members at Classic tier or above are additionally eligible for half-price deposits and extra Club Points for their bookings.
WHAT GIVES US PAUSE: It’s a competitive time for cruise bookings, and while Celebrity has revived a great offer, not all cruise lines have announced their wave season promos yet. If you’re a loyal Celebrity cruiser this is a great time to book. If you’re keeping your options open, you might want to wait to see what other lines have to offer.
HOW TO BOOK IT: For all the nitty-gritty on this deal (including that pesky fine print), click here.
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