Wave season, typically January through March, has been hailed by travel professionals for years as a prime time to book a cruise. During these first months of the year, we will bring you the top promotions from your favorite cruise lines so you can decide which deals are right for you. Make 2019 the year you book your best cruise yet!

Norwegian's Free at Sea Take 6 Sale

What it is: Norwegian's Free at Sea perks now include up to all six offers for balcony and above bookings. Offers include a drinks package, specialty dining package, $50 per port to spend on shore excursions, 250 minutes of free internet, free third and fourth passengers to a cabin, and now, free or reduced airfare. Passengers staying in an ocean-view cabins currently qualify for up to three perks, and for a limited time, balcony and mini-suite passengers qualify for all six perks. Concierge, suite and Haven guests also receive up to six offers. Studio and inside cabin passengers qualify for one free perk.

Eligible voyages include: A variety of sailings of three nights or more (applicable sail dates vary by ship); exclusions apply.

Valid: Extended through January 15, 2019

Carnival's Let the Fun Live Sales Event

What it is: Carnival Cruise Line is offering super-low fares from $63 per person per night with reduced deposits and $1 room upgrades.

Eligible voyages include: Sailings March 1, 2019 through April 2021

Valid: Through January 17, 2019

Celebrity's Sail Beyond Event

What it is: For a limited time, save up to $300 on a Celebrity cruise when you book a stateroom on nearly any sailing. Plus, when you book an ocean-view stateroom or higher, enjoy a choice of perk, from beverage packages and prepaid tips to unlimited Wi-Fi and $150 in onboard credit. When you book a suite, enjoy all four perks. Additionally, third and fourth passengers to a cabin save half on their cruise fares.

Eligible voyages include: Select sailings four nights or longer to Alaska, Bermuda, the Caribbean and more destinations, departing from February 1, 2019 through May 11, 2020 (exclusions, like the Galapagos and repositioning cruises, apply).

Valid: Through January 31, 2019

Discounts on Viking River Cruises + Reduced or Free Air

What it is: Cruise at a reduced rate on Europe's most famous rivers. Plus, fly from $599 per person

Eligible voyages include: Moscow to St. Petersburg; Passau to Budapest; and Portugal's Douro River

Valid: Extended through January 31, 2019

Cunard's World of Adventure Sale

What it is: Book a Cunard cruise to a wide variety of destinations starting from $999 per person. Plus, anyone staying in a Grills Suite gets free drinks and gratuities.

Eligible voyages include: A variety of sailings from transatlantics to the Caribbean, Asia, Africa, Northern Europe or a cruise that goes to Japan and Alaska.

Valid: Through January 31, 2019

Free Air on Select Silversea Sailings to the Caribbean

What it is: When booking your next Silversea cruise, expect free roundtrip air on Caribbean cruises, plus transfers.

Eligible voyages include: Voyages on various itineraries throughout 2019

Valid: Through January 31, 2019

Save up to $600 on Select Airfare With UnCruise Adventures

What it is: In 2019, UnCruise is offering up to $600 ($300 per person) in air credits that apply to Costa Rica & Panama sailings or Alaska cruises.

Eligible voyages include: Select departures only -- 26 sailings throughout the Alaska season, plus four Costa Rica/Panama cruises.

Valid: Through January 31, 2019

Royal Caribbean Offers 60% off Second Passenger's Cruise Fare

What it is: Save 60 percent on your second passenger's cruise fare when you book select 2019 Royal Caribbean sailings.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2019 Caribbean, Cuba, Canada & New England and Alaska cruises; exclusions apply.

Valid: Through January 31, 2019

Star Clippers Offers Choose Your Own Wave Deal on 2019/2020 Sailings

What it is: Book an upcoming Star Clippers cruise by the end of the month and qualify for your choice of $200 in onboard credit per person plus prepaid gratuities; one cabin category upgrade plus prepaid gratuities; or complimentary in-cabin massages with sweets and Champagne.

Eligible voyages include: Any 2019 or 2020 sailings across all three tall ships in the Caribbean, Med or Asia

Valid: Through January 31, 2019

Regent's Time to Explore Sale Offers $500 in OBC

What it is: Book one of more than 30 select Regent Seven Seas sailings and qualify for up to $500 in onboard credit per suite.

Eligible voyages include: Cruises in Alaska, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe or the Panama Canal throughout summer 2019

Valid: Through February 15, 2019

Seabourn's Signature Savings Event

What it is: Book a Seabourn cruise now through wave season and enjoy a choice of special perks including: 300 minutes of free internet per person; two- to three-suite upgrade; $500 in onboard credit per cabin; $500 in air credit per person; and other savings including half off deposits. Staying in a premium suite? Qualify for unlimited internet and up to $1,000 in onboard credit.

Eligible voyages include: Select voyages in almost any worldwide destination that Seabourn sails

Valid: Through February 19, 2019

Holland America Offers Discounts, Free Upgrades & Air Credit During Wave Season

What it is: Holland America asks "Why Not Now?" during their wave promotion. Book a featured sailing and receive free cabin upgrades, discounts on shore excursions, up to $1,000 in air credit and reduced deposits. Guests who book a suite also receive an additional $600 in onboard credit.

Eligible voyages include: More than 500 cruises from summer 2019 through winter/spring 2020

Valid: Through February 28, 2019

Cunard Offers Double Upgrades Plus Prepaid Gratuities & Drinks

What it is: Cunard Line is kicking off the holiday season by offering complimentary double cabin-category upgrades. Prepaid gratuities are available for past guests and for anyone staying in a suite; suite passengers also receive free drinks. Deposits have been reduced by half.

Eligible voyages include: A variety of sailings around the world across Cunard's three ships

Valid: Through February 28, 2019

Half Off + Free Internet on Azamara Club Cruises

What it is: This wave season Azamara is offering half off second passenger cruise fare during their "Share & Save" promo. Plus, passengers booked in Club Oceanview rooms and above qualify for free Wi-Fi.

Eligible voyages include: A variety of 2019 and 2020 sailings across all ships

Valid: Through February 28, 2019

Scenic River Offers Choice for Wave Season

What it is: Book your next luxury river cruise thid winter and Scenic is offering your choice of perk: free premium economy flights on the 15-day Jewels of Europe or Romantic Rhine & Moselle or 12-day Breathtaking Bordeaux sailings and free economy air on all other itineraries; airfare savings of $1,500 (premium) or $1,000 (economy) for passengers arranging their own air; free four- to eight-day, pre- or post-cruise land extensions, available on many of the itineraries; or a two-category upgrade on balcony suites and higher. Plus, anyone who books and pays by the end of February receives an additional onboard credit of 300 euro.

Eligible voyages include: A variety of sailings in Europe and beyond

Valid: Through February 28, 2019

Special Offers for Launch of Yacht, Scenic Eclipse

What it is: Cruisers interested in Scenic's new luxury yacht can enjoy complimentary private roundtrip transfers between their home and the airport; free deposit protection coverage; and up to $500 per person in onboard credit. Passengers booking any 2019 North American voyage can also receive a free two-night hotel stay in New York City.

Eligible voyages include: Any April 2019 through Aug 2020 departure

Valid: Through February 28, 2019

Save $2,900/Person on 2019 Paul Gauguin Sailings

What it is: Save up to $2,900 per person on cruise fare aboard The Gauguin in French Polynesia this year.

Eligible voyages include: Seven sailings from February until June 2019

Valid: Through February 28, 2019

MSC Cruises Offers Free Drinks & Wi-Fi on Ships in the Caribbean

What it is: Set sail in the he Eastern/Western Caribbean or to Canada/New England on MSC Seaside, MSC Divina, MSC Meraviglia or MSC Armonia and receive unlimited drinks for the duration of your cruise. Book any stateroom category with the Bella, Fantastica, or Wellness Experiences and receive the Drinks On Us package (valued at $250 per person). Plus, for a limited time, receive a standard internet package, as well. Deposits start at $99 and sailings start from $519 per person.

Eligible voyages include: Select sailings aboard MSC Seaside, MSC Meraviglia, MSC Divina and MSC Armonia

Valid: Through March 31, 2019

Save Up to 30% on 2020/2021 Hurtigruten Voyages

What it is: Book an adventure early aboard Hurtigruten and save up to 30 percent on sailings in 2020 and 2021.

Eligible voyages include: North America, Mexico & Central America and South America; and up to 25 percent in Svalbard, Alaska, Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland, the Northwest Passage and more.

Valid: Through March 31, 2019

Save Up to 30% on Select 2019 Uniworld River Cruises

What it is: Uniworld is reducing cruise fares by up to 30 percent per person on select river cruises in 2019.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2019 departures, mainly March through July, including Europe, Egypt, Russia, India and other parts of Asia.

Valid: Through March 31, 2018

Lindblad Offers Half Off or Free Kids' Fares in Alaska

What it is: When two adults pay full fare to sail select Alaska itineraries in 2019, the first child (categorized as age 22 or under) sails for half off, while the fourth passenger 22 years or younger sails for free.

Eligible voyages include: Lindblad's 2019 "Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness" departures, May through September.

Valid: For a limited time only

Save Up to $1,000 on Pearl Seas' Cuba Cruises

What it is: Pearl Seas Cruises is offering up to $1,000 on their cultural voyages to Cuba.

Eligible voyages include: Select spring 2019 sailings

Valid: Depending on availability

Ponant Offers Up to 30% Off Select Departures to South America, the Med & More

What it is: Select Ponant sailings are up to 30 percent off, including Central and South America in 2019, and the Mediterranean in 2020. Additional incentives available for early bookings.

Eligible voyages include: A variety of available itineraries through 2019/2020 including the 14-day Chilean Fjords & Patagonia sailing on Le Boreal and the October 11th Canary Islands and Cape Verde cruise in 2020.

Valid: Depending on availability

Bahamas Paradise Offers Free Drinks, OBC and More

What it is: Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is offering a "Triple Play" package on select 2019 sailings. Offer includes five free drinks, $25 onboard credit and $50 casino match play.

Eligible voyages include: Select two-night cruises in an oceanview room or above on 2019 sailings out of Palm Beach. Prices start from $159 per person.

Valid: For a limited time only