Best Summer Cruise Deals 2017

June 19, 2017
Summer Deal

The pools are opening and the grills are getting primed; it's summer again, which means a whole new season of cruise deals to browse in the cool A/C. We've collected all the current cruise promos, from ocean to river, for your bargain-hunting pleasure. Now is a good time to score early-booking savings for next year or that last-minute deal for an end-of-year vacation.

Check back often -- we'll be updating these deals on a continual basis in the coming sunny months.

Ocean Cruise Sumer Deals

Save 60% on Second Fare + 30% Off Third/Fourth Fares on Royal Caribbean

What it is: Pay full price for a Royal Caribbean cruise and save 60 percent on the second passenger's cruise fare and 30 percent off a third or fourth passenger to a stateroom.

Eligible voyages include: This offer is valid on hundreds of itineraries sailing after July 1.

Valid: Extended through June 30, 2017

Bonus Offers & Onboard Credit on Norwegian Cruise Line

What it is: Receive a variety of perks and onboard credit amounts based on cabin category when you book your Norwegian cruise. Studio and inside cabins receive one perk and up to $50 in onboard credit, ocean-view through mini-suite passengers receive two perks and up to $140 in onboard credit, and Haven and suite passengers receive all five offers and up to $500 in onboard credit. Perks include the Ultimate Beverage Package; three to four specialty restaurant meals; $50 shore excursion credit per cabin toward every port of call; 250 minutes of Wi-Fi per cabin; and on select cruises, third and fourth passengers sail for free.

Eligible voyages include: A selection of sailings three nights or longer. Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Sky and Pride of America sailings are not eligible for this offer.

Valid: Through June 30, 2017

Discounted Flight Upgrades from Oceania Cruises

What it is: For as little as $149 extra, book a premium economy seat. The flight upgrade promotion is offered to passengers in all stateroom categories. Carriers might include British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Air France, Scandinavian Airlines, Air Canada or Icelandair.

Eligible voyages include: More than 100 Europe sailings throughout 2018

Valid: Until June 30, 2017

Hundreds in Onboard Credit with Regent Seven Seas Cruises

What it is: Book your Regent cruise by the end of June and qualify for up to $800 in onboard credit per cabin.

Eligible voyages include: Eligible 2017 and 2018 sailings.

Valid: Through June 30, 2017

Cruise the Viking Homelands with 2-for-1 Cruise & Air + Bonus

What it is: Viking Ocean Cruises invites you to sail the seas of Scandinavia at reduced pricing on cruise and airfare. Book a 15-night cruise from $5,999 per person for a balcony cabin, plus $947 for airfare from select gateways. Plus, choose your bonus of either a free beverage package, $400 in onboard credit per cabin or prepaid gratuities.

For Australians, the current price for Viking Homelands is AU$10,299 per person for Viking Sky's 28 April 2018 departure.

Eligible voyages include: A selection of dates for the Viking Homelands itinerary, traveling to eight countries and boasting 11 guided tours.

Valid: Through June 30, 2017

Crystal Cruises Gives You a Choice

What it is: When you book a Crystal cruise -- ocean or river -- choose from three perks: up to $1,000 per person in airfare savings, an air credit of $1,100 per person with add-ons available, or up to $1,250 in onboard credit per person.

Eligible voyages include: Sailings from Asia and Africa to the Northwest Passage.

Valid: Until June 30, 2017

Save 10% on Early Bookings with Silversea Cruises

What it is: Book your select Silversea cruise by the end of June and save 10 percent on the total price.

Eligible voyages include: Voyages departing November 2017 through May 2019, excluding full world cruises.

Valid: Until June 30, 2017

Free Drinks + Instant Savings on Celebrity Cruises This Summer

What it is: Save up to $200 per person on cruise fare by booking a cruise on Celebrity this summer, plus choose your own perk: a classic beverage package, prepaid gratuities, unlimited Wi-Fi or $150 in onboard credit. Receive all four offers, with an upgrade to the premium drink package, when you book a suite. Third and fourth guests to a cabin receive a 40-minute internet package and a nonalcoholic beverage package.

Eligible voyages include: Nearly every sailing from July 1, 2017 through April 30, 2019. (Offer excludes Galapagos, repositionings and ocean crossings.)

Valid: Until July 5, 2017

Princess Cruises Gets Patriotic with Reduced Fares

What it is: Princess is celebrating the red, white and blue with fares as low as $99 per person, per day and reduced fares for third and fourth passengers to a stateroom. Try the line's new Ocean Medallion technology with inside to balcony upgrades from just $99 per person.

Eligible voyages include: Sailings across the globe departing fall 2017 through spring 2018.

Valid: Until July 5, 2017

Holland America is Offering Prepaid Tips & Onboard Credit

What it is: Save up to $1,000 per couple when you book your next Holland America cruise. The line is offering prepaid gratuities as well as up to $500 in onboard credit per cabin. If you're booked in a suite, receive an additional $100 in internet credit.

Eligible voyages include: Select sailings this June through March 2018.

Valid: Until July 10, 2017

Cunard Line is Giving Away Balcony Upgrades

What it is: Book an ocean-view cabin on your next Cunard cruise and receive a free upgrade to a balcony stateroom.

Eligible voyages include: A mix of sailings to the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Canada, the South Pacific and of course, Cunard's famed transatlantics.

Valid: Until July 26, 2017

Paul Gauguin Cruises Onboard Credit Offer

What it is: Earn up to $500 per cabin in onboard credit on your next Paul Gauguin sailing to Tahiti. Credit amount varies by itinerary length and cabin category, but starts at $150 per cabin.

Eligible voyages include: The December 13, 2017 sailing and cruises January 6, 2018 through March 31, 2018 (excluding March 17, 2018).

Valid: Until July 31, 2017

Book New 2018 Alaskan Dream Itineraries at 2017 Prices

What it is: Lock in 2017 rates for new 2018 itineraries on Alaskan Dream Cruises, plus the solo supplement is waived on select departures.

Eligible voyages include: 2018 sailings in Alaska, including new itineraries like the 10-night "Alaska's Frontier & Wilderness Quest," traversing the Inside Passage.

Valid: Through July 31, 2017

Free Air or Overnight in Panama City on Lindblad Expeditions Canal Transits

What it is: When you book a Costa Rica and Panama itinerary through Lindblad by the end of July,  choose either free roundtrip air between Miami and Panama City or Costa Rica or a free overnight with sightseeing included in Panama City (with private dinner, tour and visit to Frank Gehry-designed Bio Museum).

Eligible voyages include: Select 2017 and 2018 sailings, subject to availability.

Valid: Through July 31, 2017

Free Drinks, Wi-Fi & OBC on MSC Cruises All Season Long

What it is: MSC's two-for-one deal means cruise fares from $399 per person for a weeklong Caribbean cruise, a minimum of $50 in onboard credit per cabin (more for suites), a free Wi-Fi package beginning with ocean-view cabins, and free drinks at mealtimes when you book a balcony cabin or above.

Eligible voyages include: An assortment of Caribbean cruises on MSC Divina or MSC Seaside, which debuts in December.

Valid: Through August 31, 2017

Save on Long Itineraries with Azamara Club Cruises

What it is: The longer you sail, the more you save with Azamara. The line is "comping" nights based on length of sailing -- two nights for "free" when you book a nine-night sailing or less; three comped nights for a 10- to 14-night cruise; and four nights on cruises of 15 days or more.

Eligible voyages include: Select sailings departing January 4, 2018 through December 14, 2018.

Valid: Through August 31, 2017

All-Inclusive Tahiti Vacations from $3,499 on Windstar Cruises

What it is: Book a Tahiti cruise on Windstar and for the price, starting from just $3,499 per person, you get a weeklong cruise, roundtrip air from LAX, an overnight hotel stay in Papeete before and after your cruise and all transfers.

Eligible voyages include: See all the Society Islands on a variety of Tahiti itineraries ranging from seven to 11 days.

Valid: Ongoing promotion

Included Hotel Nights on Star Clippers' Short Greece Cruise

What it is: If you're looking for a short getaway in the Med, book a Star Clippers sailing From Athens to Mykonos and Hydra, and the line will include a two-night hotel stay in Athens with breakfast and transfers.

Eligible voyages include: This sailing departs August 30, 2017

Valid: Until it sells out or departs

River Cruise Summer Deals

Early-Booking Savings on Crystal River Cruises

What it is: Save $1,000 per suite when you book your 2018 Crystal river cruise before the end of June. Crystal sailings are inclusive of gratuities, butler service, beverages, bicycles and most shore excursions.

Eligible voyages include: All 2018 Crystal River voyages

Valid: Through June 30, 2017

Uniworld Gives Free Upgrades & More

What it is: Book a Uniworld sailing by the end of June for a complimentary cabin upgrade. If you book airfare in conjunction with your cruise, receive an additional $1,000 off per person.

Eligible voyages include: A variety of sailings throughout Europe, Southeast Asia and along the Nile.

Valid: Through June 30, 2017

Viking River Offers 2-for-1 Cruise Fare + Free Air

What it is: Depending on itinerary, enjoy reduced cruise fare plus airfare that's either reduced or included when you book your Viking river cruise. Please note: This two-for-one offer is not available to non-U.S residents.

Eligible voyages include: 2018 Danube Waltz (up to free air), free air with 2017 and 2018 Grand European Tour itineraries, and reduced air on Rhine Getaways this year and next.

Valid: Through June 30, 2017

Scenic Offers 2017 Savings to Europe

What it is: Save up to $6,300 per couple when you book your 2017 Europe river cruise by the end of June.

Eligible voyages include: Itineraries along the Seine, Rhine and even the popular Douro of Portugal.

Valid: Through June 30, 2017

Save 40% on Select 2017 France River Cruises with Avalon

What it is: Avalon is discounting a selection of French river itineraries by 40 percent.

Eligible voyages include: Five different Burgundy and Provence itineraries spanning 11 or 14 days, across a variety of dates. Cruise from Cote d'Azur to London; Paris to Barcelona; Paris to Nice; Cote d'Azur to Paris; or Paris to Cote d'Azur.

Valid: Extended through July 25, 2017

Upgrades and Premium Drinks on Offer with Emerald Waterways

What it is: Book your Emerald sailing by the end of July and qualify for a free cabin upgrade and a premium beverage package, plus up to $1,500 in savings per person on cruises up to 14 nights, and up to $3,000 in savings per person on cruises more than 15 nights.

Eligible voyages include: See Basel, Budapest or Frankfurt on a selection of Europe river sailings throughout 2017

Valid: Through July 31, 2017

Save Up to $2,400 on Select 2018 AQSC Sailings

What it is: Save up to $2,400 per cabin on advance bookings onboard American Queen Steamboat Company.

Eligible voyages include: A wide range of dates, through 2018, onboard American Queen, American Empress or the line's newest vessel, American Duchess.

Valid: Through July 31, 2017

Save 15% on Early Bookings with CroisiEurope

What it is: Save 15 percent, per person, on cruise fare when you book your sailing with CroisiEurope.  

Eligible voyages include: Select 2018 sailings from Russia and Portugal to France, Italy and Germany.

Valid: Until August 31, 2017

Kids Sail Free on CroisiEurope + Second Cabin

What it is: CroisiEurope's new Family Club sailings allow children under 16 to cruise for free or at a discount and includes a second cabin so that families can have their space onboard. Children can expect to participate in supervised water games, activities and the cruise's closing show.

Eligible voyages include: Family Club sailings are currently available across a number of dates on Croisi's most popular itineraries: Andalusia Traditions; Venice and Its Lagoon; Porto, the Douro Valley & Salamanca; and 30 percent off kids fares for the Croatia & Montenegro cruise.

Valid: This is an ongoing promotion.

Save on American Cruise Lines' Fares + Free Hotel Stays This Summer

What it is: Book an American Cruise Lines cruise on the Lower Mississippi this summer and save up to $1,000 per cabin on cruise fare plus earn a free hotel stay in Memphis or New Orleans with transfer to the ship.

Eligible voyages include: A range of dates for this itinerary, through November.

Valid: Ongoing promotion

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