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November 01, 2019

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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.

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

Royal Caribbean Offers 60 Percent Off Second Guest, Plus $150

What it is: If you book a Royal Caribbean cruise during their Autumn Adventure Sale, you will receive 60 percent off cruise fare for the second guest in the stateroom. Plus, save up to an additional $150 instantly.

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

Valid: Through November 3, 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

Sail to Grand Bahama and Now Nassau from $69 on Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line

What it is: The Bahamas is open -- experience the Caribbean's most popular islands at the lowest rates yet; sail to Grand Bahama or Nassau from only $69 per person when you book a two-night cruise on Bahamas Paradise from West Palm Beach between now and November 6. Note that this limited offer is reserved for thr first 100 bookings for each sailing. In addition, passengers that book the cruise line’s Cruise & Stay Package before November 6 will receive a $100 onboard credit encouraging them to enjoy their extended stay at one of the cruise line’s partner resorts, including the all-inclusive Melia Nassau Beach Resort at Cable Beach, SLS at Baha Mar and Comfort Suites on Paradise Island.

Eligible voyages include: Now through January 31, 2020 enjoy departures to Nassau

Valid: Through November 6, 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

Fall Sale Offers Free Roundtrip Airfare Or Savings Up To $3,800 Per Couple With Emerald Waterways' 2020 European River Cruises

What it is: Any passengers who book a 2020 European river cruise sailing with Emerald Waterways will receive free, round-trip airfare to Europe. (In lieu of free air, guests can opt to take $2,000 per couple off the price of the sailing.) Also, sailings of 15 nights or more will get an additional $500 in savings per couple, passengers booking a cabin on the Horizon Deck will receive another $500 off per couple, any sailing on the Rhine, Main, Danube or Rhone rivers will receive an additional $200 per couple off, and passengers who pay in full by November 23 will receive an additional $600 savings per couple on sailings of 15 days or more, and an additional $300 savings per couple on sailings of 7 to 14 days.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2020 European river cruises

Valid: Extended through November 23, 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 or reduced airfare for your trip.

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

Valid: Through November 30, 2019

Get A $2,000 Airfare Credit Per Couple On Latin America Cruises With Ponant

What it is: Until the end of November for select Latin America cruises, couples can get $2,000 ($1,000 per person) in airfare credits on new bookings.

Eligible voyages include: Select Latin America voyages

Valid: Extended through November 30, 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

Free Air + Hotel on Select Silversea Sailings to Australia and New Zealand

What it is: Book your next Australia and New Zealand cruise through Silversea and receive free roundtrip air, plus free transfers and one pre-cruise hotel stay.

Eligible voyages include: Select Australia and New Zealand itineraries throughout 2019 and 2020.

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

Regent Offering Free First-Class Airfare On 2019 And 2020 Caribbean Voyages

What it is: Eight Regent cruises departing Miami through May of next year now include free first-class, roundtrip airfare. The Caribbean cruises are all onboard Seven Seas Explorer or Seven Seas Navigator.

If you don't need to fly to the port, no worries – passengers who do not choose to take the air credit will receive a $900 per person credit ($1,800 per couple).

To get the offer, mention "first class" when booking.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2019 (December 7) and 2020 (January 18, February 11, February 21, March 2, March 12, March 24 and May 11) voyages from Miami

Valid: Through December 20, 2019

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

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 in Europe for $3,599 per person.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2020 voyages

Valid: Extended through Janaury 8, 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

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

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