If you're looking to book a cruise in shoulder season -- the time between summer's peak season and winter's off season -- now is the perfect window to book ahead and get a great deal. Booking between Labor Day and the end of fall is a prime way to save money on your cruise.

Check out the latest deals from your favorite cruise lines and maybe even enjoy a cruise during this ideal time: reduced crowds and prices, with only slightly different weather from peak season.


Royal Caribbean Offers 30 Percent Off Every Guest, Kids Sail Free Promotion

What it is: If you book a Royal Caribbean cruise by the end of the month, you will receive 30 percent off cruise fare for all guests in the stateroom. Plus, Kids Sail Free provides free cruise fare for 3rd guests and higher in each stateroom who are 12 years old or younger.

Eligible voyages include: Select sailings departing on or after November 1, 2019

Valid: Through October 31, 2019


Discounts on Viking River Cruises + Free Air

What it is: Cruise at a reduced rate on Europe's most famous rivers. Plus, get free airfare for your trip.

Eligible voyages include: Paris to Paris, Moscow to St. Petersburg, and Paris to Zurich

Valid: Through October 31, 2019


Adventure Canada Offers 15 Percent Off 2020 Expeditions

What it is: When you book a 2020 Canadian Arctic or Atlantic Canada expedition onboard Ocean Endeavour, you can save 15 percent by booking before the end of the month.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2020 Canadian Arctic or Atlantic Canada expeditions

Valid: Through October 31, 2019


Holland America "Explore4" Promotion Offers Onboard Credit, Reduced Deposits and More

What it is: Passengers can receive up to $800 per stateroom, a complimentary dinner at Pinnacle Grill, half-off deposits, and $25 beverage cards for kids or anyone traveling as the third or fourth passenger in a stateroom. Balcony and suite staterooms also receive a free premium internet package.

Eligible voyages include: Select cruises and Alaska Land+Sea Journeys from summer 2020 through spring 2021

Valid: Through October 31, 2019


Free Airfare On Uniworld's Spring 2020 River Cruises

What it is: When flying from the U.S. for one of 16 different Europe river cruise itineraries with Uniworld, you can receive free airfare with the option to upgrade to business class for $1,999 per person.

Eligible voyages include: Select Central Europe, France, Italy and Russia voyages

Valid: Through October 31, 2019


Princess Cruises' 3 For Free Sale Offers Free Gratuities, Upgrades And Onboard Credit

What it is: If you book a Princess cruise now, three free perks are being offered for each passenger in staterooms with up to four people: Free onboard gratuities (up to a $16.50 value per day per guest), free stateroom location upgrades, and free onboard credit of up to $800 per stateroom, based on cruise length and stateroom category.

Eligible voyages include: Select summer 2020 to spring 2021 departures

Valid: Through October 31, 2019


American Queen Steamboat Company Offers Unlimited Beverage Package, Prepaid Gratuities For 2020 Voyages On New Ship, And Discounts On Select Other Sailings

What it is: Beginning in 2020, passengers on American Duchess will receive an unlimited beverage package and prepaid gratuities on all voyages.
Also, select cruises on booked before the end of the month will receive between $400 and $1,200 per stateroom (half of the discount per person) in discounts with offer code 2020 EBD2.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2020 voyages

Valid: Through October 31, 2019, or while availability lasts


On Crystal River Cruises, Book An All-Inclusive Cruise And Get The Best Available Suite For $3,599 Per Person

What it is: When sailing with Crystal River Cruises, get the best available suite at the time of booking on select seven-night all-inclusive voyages for $3,599 per person.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2019 and 2020 voyages

Valid: Through October 31, 2019


When You Pay For Your Australis Patagonia Cruise Through PayPal, Get One Night In Chile Free Or $300 Off Per Person

What it is: The "PayPal Penguin Package" gives you two options for benefits when you pay for your Australis cruise through PayPal. Choose between a complimentary night at either the Hyatt Centric Las Condes Santiago or the Holiday Inn Airport Santiago in Chile, or a $300 per person discount on your cruise fare.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2019 and 2020 4-night voyages between Ushuaia and Punta Arenas

Valid: Through October 31, 2019


Save $1,000 On 2020 European River Cruises With Avalon Waterways

What it is: Save $1,000 per couple on select 2020 Europe river cruises with Avalon this summer.

Eligible voyages include: Select itineraries and departures throughout 2020 including Amsterdam, Prague, Budapest and Berlin

Valid: Through November 4, 2019


UnCruise Adventures Offers Up To $1,000 Savings Per Couple

What it is: Cruisers can save $1,000 per couple on UnCruise Adventures' "Costa Rica & Panama – Canal, Culture, Adventure" 10-night sailing departures through March 2020 with the promo code MACAW614. Also, Mexican itinerary "Baja's Bounty" and Hawaiian itinerary "Hawaiian Seascapes" – both seven-night sailings – offer savings of $700 per couple on departures through January 2020 with promo codes MEXICO700 and HAWAII700, respectively.

Eligible voyages include: Select Latin America, Hawaii and Mexico itineraries departing between November 2019 and March 2020

Valid: Through November 15, 2019


UnCruise Adventures Offers Up To $400 Per Person Off On New Belize And Guatemala Itineraries

What it is: Use promo code LAM20INTRO to book UnCruise Adventures' Belize & Guatemala Wonders – Rivers, Reefs & Cultures. Departures between October and December 2020 can receive $800 off per couple, or $400 off for solo travelers, on all six available departure dates.

Eligible voyages include: Six Belize & Guatemala Wonders – Rivers, Reefs & Cultures departures, roundtrip from Belize City, between October and December 2020 onboard Safari Voyager

Valid: Through November 15, 2019


Seabourn's Set Sail Event Offers Discounts, Free Airfare, Upgrades And More

What it is: On select 2019 and 2020 Seabourn sailings, you can receive veranda suite upgrades, up to $500 in onboard credit per suite, up to $1,000 airfare credit per person, a 300 minute internet package, and up to 15 percent savings on combination cruises.

If you book a Penthouse or Premium Suite, you may receive $1,000 in onboard credit per suite and an unlimited internet package.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2019 and 2020 voyages

Valid: Through November 20, 2019


Save Up To 25% and $500 Onboard Credit on Select Hurtigruten Expedition Voyages

What it is: On Hurtigruten's expedition voyages onboard MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen between November 2019 and March 2021, save up to 25 percent and get $500 onboard credit when you call to book and mention the "Make History" promotion.

Eligible voyages include: Select North, South, and Central America voyages

Valid: Through November 30, 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 free transfers.

Eligible voyages include: Voyages on various Caribbean itineraries throughout 2019

Valid: Through November 30, 2019


Cunard Offers Onboard Credit, And Perks For Suite Passengers, During Early Booking Sale For 2021 Voyages

What it is: If you book a 2021 Cunard cruise now, you can receive up to $1,000 per person in onboard credit (amount based on cabin category and voyage length) for the first two guests in a stateroom. Also, Princess Grill and Queens Grill Suites get free drinks and gratuities.

Use promo code ZEB to receive savings at time of booking.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2021 departures

Valid: Through December 4, 2019


Save Up to $1,900 Per Person + Free Air and Reduced Deposits From Paul Gauguin

What it is: Passengers can receive up to $1,900 per person in addition to 50 percent off brochure fares, plus included roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles or San Francisco. And deposits have been reduced to $250 per person.

Eligible voyages include: Two holiday sailings (December 21 and December 27) to Tahiti

Valid: Until each respective sailing departs


AmaWaterways Offers BOGO Mekong Tours, Prepaid Gratuities + Free Cabin Upgrade

What it is: When you book select 15-night Mekong River cruise and land programs from AmaWaterways, get triple savings: two-for-one land programs, prepaid gratuities and a complimentary stateroom category upgrade.

Eligible voyages include: Select 15-night Mekong river cruise and land programs

Valid: Through December 31, 2019


Lindblad Expeditions Offers Free Air, No Solo Premium For Galapagos Bookings By The End Of The Year

What it is: When you book select 2019 through 2021 Galapagos sailings, you will receive free air from Miami (or airfare from $249 and $349 from other destinations). Also, the solo traveler premium will be waived on select 2019 and 2020 departures.

Eligible voyages include: Select Galapagos voyages departing between 2019 and 2021

Valid: Through December 31, 2019


Emerald Suites Fly Free, Plus Instant Savings

What it is: On itineraries longer than 15 nights, get free airfare and $500 per couple savings, or $3,000 per couple savings. On itineraries between seven nights and 14 nights, fly free or save $2,000 per couple. And for suites on the Horizon Deck, take an additional $500 off per couple.

If you pay in full by October 31, 2019, then you save an extra $600 per couple on 15 night and longer itineraries, and an extra $300 per couple on itineraries between seven and 14 nights.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2020 European river cruises

Valid: Through June 1, 2020


Southeast Asia BOGO Promo On Fares From Cruise and Maritime Voyages

What it is: Onboard Cruise and Maritime Voyages' newest ship, Vasco da Gama, the line is celebrating its new Treasures of Southeast Asia cruise program with a "buy one, get one free" promotion on fares.

The cruise sails roundtrip from Singapore on February 23, 2020, visiting Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia.

Eligible voyages include: 15-night Treasures of Southeast Asia cruise

Valid: For a limited time


MSC Cruises Offers Free Drinks & Wi-Fi to New Bahamian Island Ocean Cay

What it is: Set sail in the Eastern or Western Caribbean and Bahamas for three to seven nights onboard 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. Sailings start from $219 per person.

Eligible voyages include: Select sailings throughout 2019/2020 to Ocean Cay Marine Reserve

Valid: For a limited time only


Regent Offers Free First-Class Airfare On 2020 Alaska Voyages

What it is: On 2020 voyages to Alaska with Regent, get free first-class airfare for your flights to and from port before embarking on Seven Seas Mariner.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2020 Alaska voyages

Valid: For a limited time


AmaWaterways Offers Savings, Upgrades and Onboard Credit on Holiday Cruises

What it is: Passengers booking a Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's cruise with AmaWaterways can get $1,000 off per person, a complimentary stateroom upgrade and $50 in onboard credit as part of the "Holiday Triple Savings" deal.

Eligible voyages include: 38 holiday sailings along the Rhine and Danube rivers

Valid: Depending on availability