Value comes in all shapes and sizes when you book a cruise during wave season, the competitive end-of-year promotional period when cruise lines push inventory for winter sailings and beyond. Sometimes not paying for something -- or not having to worry about paying for it -- is as satisfying as getting a discount on a cruise fare. Many cruise lines also reduce the deposits required to book a cruise, which can help your family make that first move. We've identified five different ways to save during wave season, for a handful of different cruising styles. In addition to compelling cruise fares, keep your eyes out for these money-saving promotions.
This perk is particularly excellent for families willing to travel in the same cabin, or groups of friends on a getaway.