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These Are The Best 2024 Wave Season Cruise Deals

Freedom of the Seas at Perfect Day (Photo: Aaron Saunders)
Editor
Jorge Oliver

Last updated
Feb 5, 2024

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13 min read

January to March is Wave Season; prime time to find great deals on cruises. While hefty fare discounts are the norm during wave season, expect cruise lines to bundle a huge number of perks into their 2024 deals, including free gratuities, onboard credits, shore excursion perks and reduced single supplements.

You'll find these deals across the spectrum at this time of year, from major lines to luxury cruises, expedition sailings and river cruises. In many cases, these bundled wave season perks can save travelers hundreds -- if not thousands -- of dollars on the cruise of their dreams or a quick getaway at sea.

Below you'll find a selection of the wave season cruise deals to help you get a sense of the discounts and packages you can score on 2024 itineraries and beyond. Additionally, check out Cruise Critic's own year-round deals, which provide a straightforward score of zero to 100 to help you see just how good of a bargain you're getting.

In the meantime, brush up on our expert tips to finding the best cruise deals during wave season 2024. And don't forget to bookmark this page and check back often, as we'll be adding the best cruise deals of the wave seasons as soon as they start rolling in.

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AmaWaterways Wave Season Deal: Summer Triple Savings Offer

AmaWaterways' AmaMagna (Photo: AmaWaterways)

The Wave Season Deal: AmaWaterways is offering cruisers a triple deal with its 'Summer Triple Savings' offer. For a limited time, passengers can get up to $4,000 savings per stateroom, a complimentary cabin upgrade and up to $100 in onboard credit per stateroom.

Eligible AmaWaterways Cruises: The offer is applicable to 18 itineraries on the Danube, Rhine, France and Portugal across 46 select departure dates from early July to end of August.

Good to Know: Valid on new bookings made until March 31, 2023, using the promo code SUMMERTRIPLE.

Azamara Wave Season Deal: Up to $2,000 Off per Stateroom

Azamara Quest (Photo: Azamara)

The Wave Season Deal: Azamara's "Savor the Extraordinary" Wave Season offer gives travelers the chance to save up to $2,000 per stateroom on select 2024 sailings.

Eligible Azamara Cruises: Select 2024 cruises are eligible for Azamara's Wave Season deal, including itineraries ranging from four to 21 nights in destinations like the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Asia, and Northern & Western Europe.

Good to Know: Azamara's Holiday and Wave Season deal is applicable on new bookings only and available to United States, Canada, and select global markets only. Offer expires on March 21, 2024.

Celebrity Cruises' Wave Season Deal: Up to 75% off Second Guest

Celebrity Edge arrives in Auckland New Zealand for the first time (Photo: Celebrity Cruises)

The Wave Season Deal: Celebrity Cruises is offering up to 75% off their second guest's cruise fares (if non-refundable option is chosen), or 50% off their cruise fare if the refundable fare option is chosen. In addition, passengers can save up to $200 per stateroom on select dates.

Eligible Celebrity Cruises: Select sailings departing until April 30, 2026 that are longer than three nights are eligible for this promotion

Good to Know: Celebrity's sale is applicable on new bookings only made by April 7, 2024.

Costa Cruises Wave Season Cruise Deal: Fares Starting at $299 Per Person

Costa Toscana (Photo/Costa Cruises)

The Wave Season Deal: Costa Cruises' 'Seas the Day' Wave Season deal is offering cruise fares as low as $299 for select 2024 sailings.

Eligible Costa Cruises: The deal is applicable to select Mediterranean and Northern Europe itineraries ranging from six to 23 days in length and sailing from May through November 2024.

Good to Know: Costa Cruises' Wave Season deal applies to new bookings made by Feb. 29, 2024.

Disney Cruise Line Wave Season Deal: 50% Off Deposit

Disney Wish at Port Canaveral on Monday, June 20, 2022 (Photo: Canaveral Port Authority)

The Wave Season Deal: Disney Cruise Line's wave season offer allows travelers to pay only half of the required deposit when making a reservation.

Eligible Disney Cruises: The wave season offer is applicable to select Disney cruises sailing between June 17, 2024 and May 31, 2025 that do not require final payment at time of booking.

Good to Know: Disney Cruise Line's Wave Season offer sale is valid on new bookings only made by Feb. 16, 2024.

Emerald's Wave Season Deal: Suite Savings, 2-for-1 Fares

Emerald Sakara (Photo: Doug Wallace)

The Wave Season Deal: Emerald is offering 2-for-1 fares on its river and ocean cruises, along with savings of up to $3,750 per suite on river voyages and up to $5,000 per suite on ocean voyages, and waived single supplement fares on select sailings.

Eligible Emerald Cruises: Select 2024-2025 ocean and river voyages are eligible for this promotion.

Good to Know: Emerald's Wave Season deal applies to bookings made by March 31, 2024.

Explora Journeys Wave Season Deal: Up to 40% Savings

Explora I sails into New York City (Photo: Explora Journeys)

The Wave Season Deal: Explora Journeys' launched "The Total Luxury Offer," the cruise line's first-ever Wave Season deal. The sale offers cruisers 40% savings when booking an Ocean Terrace Suite or Grand Ocean Terrace Suite. Additionally, travelers can benefit from 10% reduced deposits and up to €200 in onboard credit.

Eligible Explora Journeys Cruises: The Total Luxury Offer special offer is applicable for sailings aboard Explora I and the upcoming Explora II through April 2026.

Good to Know: Explora Journeys' Wave Season deal applies to new bookings made by Jan. 31. 2024.

Holland America's Wave Season Deal: Cabin Upgrades, Savings Up to 40% and Free Fares for Kids

Holland America Line's Rotterdam at Half Moon Cay, Bahamas. (Photo: Aaron Saunders)

The Wave Season Deal: Holland America Line's "Time of Your Life" Wave Season deal offers bonus perks to cruisers who book the cruise line's premium 'Have it All' package. The Time of Your Life promotion benefit includes free stateroom and balcony upgrades, free fares for kids 18 or under traveling as the third and fourth guests in a cabin, reduced deposits and cruise fare discounts, up to $500 in onboard credit (depending on the length of the cruise), and a $500 air credit per person for up to two North American passengers sailing on a Europe cruise.

Eligible Holland America Cruises: Select Summer 2024 through Spring 2025 cruises with Holland America's 'Have it All' premium cruise package, including cruises to Alaska, the Caribbean, Mexico, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Asia, Australia, the South Pacific, Antarctica and more.

Good to Know: Holland America's Wave Season deal is applicable on new bookings only made between Dec. 14, 2023 and Feb. 29, 2024. The $500 Europe air credit is available on bookings made until Jan. 31, 2024.

HX Expeditons Wave Season Deal: BOGO Galapagos + 40% on 2024/25 Sailings

HX's Roald Amundsen in Swift Bay, Antarctica (Photo/Oscar Farrera)

The Wave Season Deal: HX (Hurtigruten Expeditions) launched the "Explore the Extraordinary" wave season offer, with a BOGO sale on Galapagos cruises. Additionally, you can save up to 40% on other destinations.

Eligible HX Cruises: This promotion is valid on select 2024 and 2025 HX voyages.

Good to Know: This offer applies to new bookings only that are made from Feb.12 to March 31, 2024.

Margaritaville at Sea Wave Season Deal: Three Sail Free Sale

Margaritaville at Sea Islander, the cruise line's second ship, will debut in June 2024 (Photo: Margaritaville at Sea)

The Wave Season Deal: Margaritaville at Sea launched its “Three Guests Sail Free” wave season deal, a limited-time offer that allows passengers to add up to three additional cruisers for free, depending on the capacity of the stateroom booked.

Eligible Margaritaville at Sea Cruises: Margaritaville at Sea's 'Three Guests Sail Free' promotion is valid is valid for all 2024 sailings and itineraries on Margaritaville at Sea Paradise from the Port of Palm Beach and Margaritaville at Sea Islander from Tampa Bay.

Good to Know: This offer applies to new bookings only that are made between Jan. 9 and Feb. 12, 2024. The offer does not include taxes, fees or port expenses, which are per person.

MSC Cruises Wave Season Deal: Cruises from $279

MSC Euribia sits docked in Maloy, Norway. (Photo: Colleen McDaniel)

The Wave Season Deal: MSC Cruises' kicks off 2024 with a Wave Season deal that gives travelers the opportunity to book cruises for as low as $279 per person. Additionally, the deal includes MSC's Easy Plus Drink Package and Wi-Fi for up to two devices, plus kids sail free. Passengers can also receive up to $400 in onboard credit, depending on the length of the the cruise and the cabin category.

Eligible MSC Cruises: The Wave Season deal is available for sailings to the Caribbean and North America, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, and Southern Caribbean departing now through the end of the winter 2024-2025 season.

Good to Know: MSC Cruises' Wave Season deal is applicable on new bookings only made until Jan. 15, 2024.

Paul Gauguin's Holiday and Wave Season Deal: Savings of Up to $2,800 Per Person

Paul Gauguin anchored in Huahine (Photo: Chris Gray Faust)

The Wave Season Deal: Paul Gauguin's "Take Your Sweetie to Tahiti" sale offers travelers a $500 Shipboard Credit per suite or stateroom, and a welcome bottle of Champagne with a chocolate treat. The shipboard credits can be used for spa treatments, excursions, gift shop purchases, and more.

Eligible Paul Gauguin Cruises: Select 7, 10, 11 and 14-night cruises are eligible for Paul Gauguin's Wave Season deal.

Good to Know: Paul Gauguin's Wave Season deal is applicable on new bookings only made by Feb. 16, 2024, using promo code SBCSWEET.

Pearl Seas Cruises Wave Season Cruise Deal: Free Airfare on Great Lakes Cruises

The Wave Season Deal: Pearl Seas Cruises' wave season cruise deal offers travelers free airfare on select Great Lakes cruises in 2024.

Eligible Pearl Seas Cruises: The wave season cruise deal is available for May, June, July, and early August 2024 departure dates of Pear Seas Cruises' 11-Night Great Lakes & Georgian Bay itinerary between Milwaukee and Toronto.

Good to Know: Pearl Seas Cruises Wave Season deal is applicable on new bookings only .

Ponant Holiday and Wave Season Deal: 10% Savings on Select 2024 and 2025 Sailings

Le Commandant Charcot. Photo courtesy of Ponant

The Holiday and Wave Season Deal: Ponant's Holiday and Wave Season deal adds 10% additional savings on select 2023, 2024 and 2025 cruises to destinations numerous destinations across the globe.

Eligible Ponant Cruises: Select 2023, 2024 and 2025 itineraries to destinations like Antarctica, Africa, Alaska, Australia & New Zealand, Central America, Northern Europe and more are eligible for Ponant's Holiday and Wave Season deal.

Good to Know: Ponant's Holiday and Wave Season deal is applicable on new bookings only made between Nov. 30, 2023 and Jan. 2, 2024, using promo code XMAS10.

Princess Cruises' Wave Season Deal: Up to 40% Off Cruise Fares, Free Cabin Upgrades, 3rd and 4th Passengers Sail Free

Discovery Princess at anchor off Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on March 29, 2022 ({Photo: Aaron Saunders)

The Wave Season Deal: Princess Cruises' Wave Season offers travelers three perks on select sailings. Cruisers can get up to 40% off cruise fares, complimentary room upgrades and bring third and fourth passengers for free

Eligible Princess Cruises: The Wave Season offer is good for select 2024, 2025 and 2026 Princess Cruises, including voyages to Alaska, Mexico, Northern Europe, the Caribbean, Canada & New England and more.

Good to Know: Princess Cruises' Wave Season deal is applicable on new bookings only made until Feb. 29, 2024.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Wave Season Deal: Free 2-Category Suite Upgrade and 50% Reduced Deposits

Seven Seas Splendor (Photo: Regent Seven Seas)

The Wave Season Deal: Regent Seven Seas Cruises' 'Upgrade your Horizon' Wave Season deal offers cruisers triple savings in 2024. For a limited time, passengers can get a free 2 category suite upgrade (up to a Penthouse Suite) and 50% reduced deposits.

Eligible Regent Seven Seas Cruises: The offer is good on selected cruises departing between January 2024 and June 2026.

Good to Know: Regent Seven Seas Cruises' Wave Season deal is applicable on new bookings only that are made by Feb. 29, 2024. Mention code HORIZON at time of booking.

Riviera River Cruises' Wave Season Deal: Discounts of up to $700 Per Person

George Eliot from Riviera River Cruises (Photo/Riviera River Cruises)

The Wave Season Deal: River cruise operator Riviera is offering passengers the chance to save up to $700 per person on select upcoming river cruises, while their travel advisors can receive a $100 gift card for every cabin booked.

Eligible Riviera River Cruises: All eight to 15-day river cruises operating in 2024 and 2025 are eligible for this promotion.

Good to Know: Applicable on new bookings only that are made by January 31, 2024, excluding single-occupancy cabins, group bookings and yacht cruises.

Seabourn Wave Season Cruise Deal: Up to 25% Off Cruises

Ventures by Seabourn (Photo: Seabourn)

The Wave Season Deal: Seabourn's 'Cold Weather Promotion' wave season offer gives cruisers a bonus 10% discount (in addition to the 15% Sail of the Year discount) for a total of up to 25% off select itineraries.

Eligible Seabourn Cruises: The offer is available on select sailings to the Caribbean, including 7-, 14- and 21-day voyages.

Good to Know: Applicable on new bookings only that are made by Jan. 31, 2024.

Sea Cloud Cruises Wave Season Deal: 25% Savings, Up to $500 Onboard Credit and Stateroom Category Upgrades

Sea Cloud II (Photo: Sea Cloud Cruises)

The Wave Season Deal: Sea Cloud Cruises' 'Sail the Wave' promotion brings Wave Season deals on over 100 voyages. Cruisers can enjoy 25% savings and up to $500 in onboard credits on Sea Cloud Spirit as well as one-level stateroom category upgrades on Sea Cloud II and Sea Cloud.

Eligible Sea Cloud Cruises: The offer is available on over 100 voyages during the 2024 and 2025 seasons.

Good to Know: Applicable on new bookings only that are made by Feb. 29, 2024.

Scenic's Wave Season Offer: Suite Savings, Waived Single Supplements

A Scenic cruise ship on an Antarctica itinerary. (Photo: Scenic Luxury Cruises)

The Wave Season Deal: Scenic is offering passengers savings on select ocean and river cruises along with 2-for-1 fares and waived or reduced solo supplements on select departures. Cruisers can save up to $4,250 per suite on river cruises and up to $13,000 per suite on ocean itineraries.

Eligible Scenic Cruises: Scenic's Wave Season offer is available on select 2024 and 2025 river and ocean itineraries.

Good to Know: Scenic's Wave Season deals are applicable to new voyages booked by March 31, 2024.

Silversea's Wave Season Offer: Save Up to $4,000 on Select Cruises

Silver Moon docked in Roatan, Honduras (Photo: Aaron Saunders)

The Wave Season Deal: Luxury line Silversea is offering guests the chance to save up to $4,000 per suite on select voyages across the line's fleet in 2024.

Eligible Silversea Cruises: A wide array of luxury and luxury expedition cruises are offered as part of Silversea's Holiday and Wave Season promotion. Silversea estimates over 80% of its 2024 voyages are eligible for booking with this deal.

Good to Know: Silversea's Wave Season deals are applicable to new voyages booked between Dec. 18, 2023 and Feb. 29, 2024.

Star Clippers Wave Season Cruise Deal: Up to $240 in Air Credits and $200 Onboard Credit

Royal Clipper (Photo: Star Clippers)

The Wave Season Deal: Star Clippers' wave season cruise deal offers cruisers air credits and complimentary onboard credit in 2024. Passengers booking select sailings onboard Star Clipper and Star Flyer will receive $240 in air credits per person, and $200 onboard credit per cabin, while passengers booking booking select sailings onboard Royal Clipper get $124 in air credits along with the $200 per cabin onboard credit.

Eligible Star Clippers Cruises: The Wave deal is good on more than 90 sailings through October 2025, including Mediterranean, Caribbean and Transatlantic itineraries.

Good to Know: Star Clippers' Wave Season deal is available until March 31, 2024. Offer is valid for residents of North, Central and South America only.

UnCruise Adventures Wave Season Cruise Deals: Early-Bird, Solo, Group and Kids Savings

UnCruise Adventure's Safari Endeavor in Glacier Bay (Photo/Olivia Liveng)

The Wave Season Deal: UnCruise Adventures' "Leaping into Savings" Wave Season deals offers travelers several ways to save on th eupcoming 2024 Alaska season. The offers include early-bird 15% savings on early Alaska departures in April and May 2024; four passengers for the price of three on select 2024 sailings; waived single supplement for solo travelers; $500 off per person on all Alaska sailings departing June 1 or later; and $1,000 off per child (ages 8-18) on select Kids in Nature departures.

Eligible UnCruise Sailings: The various Wave Season offers are applicable to select 2024 UnCruise Adventures Alaska sailings.

Good to Know: UnCruise Adventures Wave Season deals are applicable on new bookings only made until Feb. 29, 2024.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Wave Season Cruise Deal: Up to $3,000 in Savings

Uniworld's S.S. Bon Voyage (Photo: Uniworld)

The Wave Season Deal: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises' Cruise + Air Wave Season deal offers cruisers savings of up to $3,000 for travelers that purchase cruise and air together on select 2024 itineraries.

Eligible Uniworld Sailings: The Wave Season is applicable to select 2024 Uniworld itineraries, including destinations like the Peruvian Amazon, India's Golden Triangle, Rhine River cruises and Nile River cruises.

Good to Know: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises' Wave Season deal is valid on new bookings made through Jan. 31, 2024.

Viking's Wave Season Cruise Deal: $25 Deposits and Savings of up to $800

A Viking Longship in Cologne (Image: Viking)

The Wave Season Deal: Viking Cruises' Wave Season offer allows travelers to save on the cruise line's River, Ocean and Expedition products. Cruisers can take advantage of reduced $25 deposits when booking their voyage, and itineraries are also discounted up to $800. For select voyages, Viking is also including free airfare.

Eligible Viking Cruises: The Wave Season offer is good for select ocean, river, and expedition sailings through 2026.

Good to Know: Viking Cruises' Wave Season deal is applicable on new bookings only made until Jan. 31, 2024.

Virgin Voyages' Wave Season Offer: 70% Off Second Passenger and Up to $600 Bar Tab

Virgin Voyages Resilient Lady arrives into Sydney Harbour (Image: Virgin Voyages)

The Wave Season Deal: Virgin Voyages' Wave Season brings double savings to cruisers. Travelers can purchase a voyage for one passenger (or Sailor, as the cruise line calls them) and get 70% off the second passenger's fare. Additionally, cruisers can get up to $600 in a Bar Tab, depending on the length of the voyage.

Eligible Virgin Voyages Cruises: The Wave Season offer is good for select Virgin sailings through 2025, including Caribbean, Mediterranean and Transatlantic itineraries.

Good to Know: Virgin Voyages' Wave Season deal is applicable on new bookings only made until Jan. 31, 2024.

Windstar Cruises Wave Season Offer: Pick Your Perk

Wind Spirit (Photo: Windstar)

The Wave Season Deal: Windstar Cruises' Wave Season offer allows you to 'Pick your Perk'. Cruisers can choose between one free hotel night (which can be used pre- or post-cruise) or up to $1,000 in onboard credit. adds 10% additional savings on select 2023, 2024 and 2025 cruises to destinations numerous destinations across the globe.

Eligible Windstar Cruises: The Wave Season offer is good on all sailings through May 2026, including destinations like the Caribbean, Tahiti, the Greek Isles, South America and the Canary Islands.

Good to Know: Windstar's Wave Season deal is applicable on new bookings only made until Feb. 29, 2024.

Publish date January 12, 2023
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