What better way to brighten up the dark winter months than by planning your next cruise holiday? The Wave Season -- the cruising equivalent of the New Year sales -- traditionally runs from January to March, though this year some lines have extended their offer period with deals beginning December. Deals provide cruise lovers with the chance to grab an ocean or river cruise bargain, or bag extras such as drinks packages, onboard credit, buy-one-get-one-free fares and more.

The deals are already starting to come in, and keep checking back, as we'll be updating these deals as they are announced through the season.


Ocean deals

Earlybird Offers From Aurora Expeditions

What it is: Savings of up to 30 percent on sailings aboard new expeditions ships Greg Mortimer and Sylvia Earle.
Eligible voyages include: Worldwide 2021/22 itineraries including Antarctica, Ireland and Costa Rica.
Valid: Now until sailing


Latest Offers From P&O Cruises

What it is: Late availability sailings with fares starting from £1,149 per person.
Eligible voyages include: 14-night Caribbean round-trip Barbados sailing departing February 28, 2020; 12-night "Northern Lights" round-trip Southampton sailing departing March 11, 2020; 14-night Mediterranean round-trip Malta itinerary departing April 9, 2020.
Valid: Now until sailing


Last Minute Deals From Marella Cruises

What it is: February cruises from with fares starting from less than £800 per person.
Eligible voyages include: Seven-night "Colourful Coasts" Tenerife to Lanzarote sailing departing February 7, 2020; 14-night "Tropical Delights" sailing followed by "Paradise Islands" Caribbean cruise departing February 9, 2020; 14-night Pride of Panama sailing followed by Seven Shores itinerary departing February 11, 2020.
Valid: Now until sailing


Cut Price Deposits With Crystal Cruises

What it is: Reduced deposits of £100 per person on selected Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony European summer sailings.
Eligible voyages include: Seven-night Rome to Venice cruise departing May 31, 2020; 12-night Athens to Barcelona sailing departing June 14, 2020; seven-night Rome to Monte Carlo itinerary departing July 3, 2020; nine-night Monte Carlo to Venice sailing departing July 10, 2020; 13-night Amsterdam to Barcelona cruise departing August 19, 2020.
Valid: On bookings made by March 4, 2020


Celebrity Cruises Offers Savings on Wellness Sailings

What it is: Cruises priced from £1,029 per person aboard Celebrity Silhouette with newly enhanced fitness facilities.
Eligible voyages include: Eight-night Spain and France round-trip Southampton cruise departing May 1, 2020.
Valid: On bookings made by March 3, 2020


Late Availability on Wildlife Cruise With Naturetrek

What it is: Small ship whale watching and wildlife cruise.
Eligible voyages include: 13-night "Baja California & Sea of Cortez" sailing departing February 21 and March 22, 2020.
Valid: Now until sailing


New Year and Spring Sailings With Fred. Olsen Cruises

What it is: Ex-U.K. and fly-cruises with fares starting from £1,119 per person.
Eligible voyages include: 14-night "Fred. Olsen's Canary Island History" round-trip Southampton sailing departing March 3, 2020; 14-night "Islands & Cities of the Mediterranean" itinerary departing March 5, 2020; 11-night "Norway Winter" round-trip Newcastle cruise departing March 18, 2020.
Valid: Now until sailing


Early Booking Bonus, Flights and Savings With Silversea

What it is: Early booking bonus of 10 per cent, included flights and savings of up to £500 per suite on selected worldwide cruises in 2020 and 2021.
Eligible voyages include: Six-night Alaska cruise departing August 27, 2020; 10-night cruise on Silver Moon's inaugural Mediterranean season departing October 19, 2020; eight-night Caribbean round-trip Barbados sailing departing November 20, 2020; 13-night Antarctic round-trip Ushuaia voyage departing December 5, 2020.
Valid: On bookings made from now until February 28, 2020


New Year Offers on Scenic Eclipse Polar Expeditions

What it is: Early-bird fare savings across 2020 to 2022 itineraries, business class flight upgrades on selected 2020 sailings and private door-to-door transfers.
Eligible voyages include: 15-night "Antarctica in Depth" round-trip Buenos Aires sailing departing November 2020 to February 2022; 12-night "Arctic in Depth" round-trip Oslo itinerary departing June 2021.
Valid: On bookings made by February 29, 2020


Half Price Cruises With CMV

What it is: Savings of up to 50 percent on sailings from 15 U.K. and Irish ports.
Eligible voyages include: 11-night British Isles round-trip Bristol Avonmouth itinerary departing April 14, 2020; seven-night Norwegian Fjords round-trip Newcastle sailing departing April 25, 2020; 12-night Baltic round-trip Tilbury cruise departing October 19, 2020.
Valid: Now until sailing.


Onboard Credit With Virgin Voyages

What it is: Sailor Loot promotion offering complimentary Onboard Credit of up to $400 per cabin.
Eligible voyages include: All future cruises on Scarlet Lady launching in 2020 and Valiant Lady debuting in 2021
Valid: On bookings made now until February 14, 2020


New Year Deals From P&O Cruises

What it is: January and February cruises with fares starting from £700 per person.
Eligible voyages include: 14-night Caribbean round-trip Barbados sailing departing January 31, 2020; 14-night Spain and Portugal round-trip Southampton sailing departing February 2, 2020; 12-night Norway itinerary departing February 28, 2020.
Valid: Now until sailing


Onboard Spend and Half Price Discounts With Celebrity Cruises

What it is: Free onboard credit of up to $700 per stateroom and 50 per cent fare discount for third, fourth and fifth passengers in any stateroom on selected sailings until April 2021.
Eligible voyages include: Seven-night Norwegian Fjords round-trip Southampton cruise departing May 9, 2020.
Valid: On bookings made now until March 3, 2020


Savings on 2021/22 Expedition Sailings With G Adventures

What it is: Save up to 15 percent on Arctic and Antarctica itineraries.
Eligible voyages include: Seven-night "Realm of the Polar Bear" round-trip Longyearbyen sailing on departures between May 28 and September 15, 2021; 10-night "Antarctica Classic" round-trip Ushuaia itinerary on departures between October 21, 2021, and May 28, 2022.
Valid: On bookings made between December 25, 2019, and January 31, 2020.


Low Fares and Deposits With Princess Cruises

What it is: Prices starting from £499 per person, £50 deposit and savings on onboard drinks packages on 1,500 cruises up to April 2022.
Eligible voyages include: Seven-night "Mexican Riviera" round-trip Los Angeles cruise departing May 2, 2020; 10-night "European Capitals" round-trip Southampton sailing departing September 21, 2020; 17-night "Mediterranean and Greek Isles" departing November 6, 2020.
Valid: On bookings made from December 20, 2019, to March 2, 2020


Winter Itineraries Including Taster Sailings With P&O Cruises

What it is: December to February cruises with fares starting from £249 per person for a taster itinerary.
Eligible voyages include: 14-night Caribbean round-trip Barbados sailing departing January 31, 2020; 12-night Norwegian round-trip Southampton itinerary departing February 28, 2020.
Valid: Now until sailing


Offers on Last Minute December Sailings With Marella Cruises

What it is: Caribbean and Far East itineraries with fares starting from £1,703 per person.
Eligible voyages include: Seven-night "Paradise Islands" Barbados to Dominica cruise departing December 22, 2019; seven-night "Exotic Explorer" Jamaica to Mexico sailing departing December 24, 2019.
Valid: Now until sailing


February Deals With Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

What it is: Special offers on sailings in February 2020.
Eligible voyages include: Five-night "City Break in the Netherlands & Belgium" round-trip Southampton cruise departing February 14, 2020; 14-night “Western Caribbean & Central America" Dominican Republic to Barbados sailing departing February 27, 2020.
Valid: Now until sailing


Business Class Flight Upgrade With Scenic

What it is: Complimentary flight upgrade on Scenic's brand new expedition ship Scenic Eclipse.
Eligible voyages include: Selected 2020 Americas and Antarctica cruises.
Valid: Now until sailing


Celebrity Cruises Offers Inaugural Season Deal on Newest Ship

What it is: Fares from £1,999 per person on Celebrity Apex 2020 ex-UK season.
Eligible voyages include: 10-night Northern "Europe Capital Cities" round-trip Southampton sailing with one-night stay in Oslo departing April 23, 2020.
Valid: Now until sailing


Free Drinks, Onboard Spend and Tips on Maiden Voyage With Celebrity Cruises

What it is: Guests one and two in Oceanview cabin or above benefit from Free Classic Drinks packages worth £787 per person, $300 onboard spend plus Wi-Fi and pre-paid gratuities in a Suite Class stateroom.
Eligible voyages include: Eight-night Spain and Portugal cruise on Celebrity Edge departing April 5, 2020.
Valid: Now until sailing


Savings on Cruises With Seafarer Sailing Holidays

What it is:: Savings of up to 40 percent on cruises from now until March 2020.
Eligible voyages include: Seven-night Seychelles cruise departing January 25, February 29 and March 28, 2020; seven-night Costa Rica and Panama voyage departing February 1, 2020; seven-night West Africa cruise departing January 25 and 27, February 1, 3, 8, 10 and 17, 2020.
Valid: Now until sailing


Guide Services on Active Adventure Sailings With Fjord Adventures

What it is: Services of a fully qualified mountain guide included in fare.
Eligible voyages include: Five-day summer 2020 Norway itineraries with hiking, biking and stand up paddle boarding and winter ski and snowboard sailings.
Valid: Now until sailing


February 2020 Cruise Deals From P&O Cruises

What it is: February 2020 cruise deals with fares starting from £349 per person.
Eligible voyages include: 14-night Caribbean round-trip Barbados cruise departing February 7 and 28, 2020; four-night western Europe round-trip Southampton sailing departing February 7, 2020.
Valid: Now until sailing


Mediterranean Offer With Princess Cruises

What it is: Fares from £799 per person.
Eligible voyages include: Seven-night Barcelona to Rome cruise departing May 2, 2020.
Valid: Now until sailing


River deals

Savings and Free Flights With AmaWaterways

What it is: Save up to £1,000 per person on European river cruises plus free flights and transfers, plus savings of up to £800 on Mekong sailings.
Eligible voyages include: Seven-night "Melodies of the Danube" wine-themed cruise departing November 20, 2020.
Valid: On bookings made by January 31, 2020


Latest Deals From Tui River Cruises

What it is: European river cruises in April 2020 from £1,199 per person.
Eligible voyages include: Seven-night "Dutch Delights" cruise departing April 5, 2020; seven-night "The Moselle Valley - Vines and Views" sailing departing April 12, 2020; seven-night "Marvels of the Main" itinerary departing April 19, 2020.
Valid: Now until sailing


Special Deals On Solo River Cruises With One Traveller

What it is: Last minute offers on dedicated river sailings for mature single travellers.
Eligible voyages include: 11-night itinerary combining four-night hotel stay in Cairo and seven-night Nile cruise departing February 26, 2020.
Valid: Now until sailing


TUI 2020 River Cruise Deals

What it is: European river cruises from less than £1,300 per person.
Eligible voyages include: Seven-night "The Moselle Valley – Vines & Views" cruise departing May 3, 2020; seven-night "Majestic Main and Rhine" sailing departing May 10, 2020; seven night "Dutch & Deutsch Explorer" itinerary departing August 20, 2020.
Valid: Now until sailing


TUI 2020 River Cruise Offers

What it is: European cruises from less than £1,350 per person.
Eligible voyages include: Seven-night Dutch cruise departing April 5, 2020; seven-night Rhine sailing departing April 5, 2020; seven-night Danube sailing departing May 3, 2020.
Valid: Now until sailing


Discounts on Dance Themed River Cruise With Emerald Waterways

What it is: Savings of up £625 per person on special sailing with former "Strictly Come Dancing" champion Pasha Kovalev.
Eligible voyages include: Seven-night "Rumba Down The Rhine" cruise departing April 3, 2020.
Valid: On bookings paid in full by December 31, 2019


Savings on TUI's New River Cruises

What it is: Seven-night Frankfurt to Basel Rhine cruise departing October 25, 2020; seven-night Danube round-trip Budapest sailing departing October 26, 2020.
Eligible voyages include: All 2020 10-night itineraries between Montreal and Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon on the Saint Lawrence River.
Valid: Now until sailing


European Waterways Offers Discount on Full Charter Champagne Cruise

What it is: Save £4,950, 10 percent, on an exclusive charter cruise in the Champagne region on the 12-passenger barge Panache.
Eligible voyages include: Six-night Paris round-trip itinerary departing May 24, 2020.
Valid: Now until sailing


Save up to £1,000 With Emerald Waterways

What it is: Save up to £1,000 per couple on balcony suite bookings.
Eligible voyages include: 15-day "Splendours of Europe" Holland to Hungary cruise departing April 5, 2020.
Valid: Now until sailing


Cut Price Cruises With APT

What it is: Savings of up to £1,500 per person.
Eligible voyages include: 14-night "Luxury Magnificent Europe" Amsterdam to Budapest sailing departing November 11, 2020.
Valid: Now until sailing


Deals on European and Asian River Cruises With Emerald Waterways

What it is: Savings of up to £1,200 per person on sailings in 2020 and 2021.
Eligible voyages include: 18-night "Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia" itinerary departing August 8, 2020; seven-night "Danube Delights" cruise departing November 1, 2020.
Valid: On bookings made by March 30, 2019.


Half Price Cruises With Avalon Waterways

What it is: Savings of up to £2,500 per couple and 50 per cent discounts on selected sailings.
Eligible voyages include: Seven-night Danube itineraries departing March 31, and November 22, 2020; seven-night "Tulip Time Cruise" departing April 27, 2020; seven-night "Active & Discovery" on the Rhine sailing departing May 5, 2020; nine-night "Magnificent Europe" cruise departing October 13, 2020.
Valid: On bookings made by February 21, 2020


Latest Deals From Tui River Cruises

What it is: European river cruises in April 2020 from £1,199 per person.
Eligible voyages include: Seven-night "Dutch Delights" cruise departing April 5, 2020; seven-night "The Moselle Valley - Vines and Views" sailing departing April 12, 2020; seven-night "Marvels of the Main" itinerary departing April 19, 2020.
Valid: Now until sailing