The holidays might be over, but the real excitement kicks off this month as cruise lines far and wide roll out their wave season promotions to ring in the New Year. These offers typically feature sales that range from reduced fares to increased perks like complimentary beverage packages or prepaid gratuities.

Check out the latest wave season 2020 cruise deals below:


Viking Ocean/River Air & Cruise Savings

What it is: Save hundreds on airfare (or qualify for free airfare on select river cruise sailings) when you book one of Viking's special offers by the end of January -- also includes two-for-one deposits.

Eligible voyages include: Barcelona to Bergen (airfare from $999); Sydney to Bali ($500 off airfare); and a selection of 2020 river cruises including Russia (up to free airfare).

Valid: Book by January 31, 2020


Virgin Voyages Offers Sailor Loot

What it is: Virgin Voyages is offering passengers the chance to earn "Sailor Loot" (ie onboard credit) with its current Wave Season promotion.  Those booking a trip between now and February 14, 2020 can earn $400 in onboard credit that can be applied to any extra-cost amenity, like spa appointments.

Eligible voyages include: Voyages departing between April 1, 2020 and April 2021.

Valid: New bookings made by February 14, 2020.


Cunard's "Upgrades on Us" Offer

What it is: Available on most voyages departing between 2020 and 2022 across the entire fleet, Cunard's "Upgrades on Us" offer includes a free cabin upgrade (i.e. from Inside to Ocean View; Ocean View to Balcony); 50 percent reduced deposits across all categories; complimentary gratuities for all categories; and a free drinks package for those booking Cunard's Grill Suite accommodations.

Eligible voyages include: Nearly Cunard's entire catalogue is offered, including the line's iconic transatlantic crossings aboard the Queen Mary 2.

Valid: New bookings made through February 27, 2020


Holland America Line's "View and Verandah" Sale is Back

What it is: Holland America's wildly popular "View and Verandah Sale" returns again for wave season 2020.  In addition to a $50 beverage card bonus for booking early (prior to January 17, 2020), those booking select 2020 and 2021 voyages are entitled to a stateroom upgrade, onboard credits of up to $500 per stateroom, free or reduced fares for children; 50 percent reduced deposits, and 10 percent savings on selected shore excursions. Those booking suites will receive prepaid gratuities.

Eligible voyages include: Select Holland America Line cruises departing in 2020 and 2021, including Alaska Land+Sea Journeys.

Valid: Valid on all new bookings made by February 28, 2020  


UnCruise Adventures’ Small Ship Savings

What it is: UnCruise Adventures is offering up to $1,000 per couple in savings on its small-ship adventure cruises to Alaska, Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama, Belize and Guatemala, and Hawaii. Families and groups booking more than four cabins aboard the S.S. Legacy, Safari Endeavour and Safari Voyager can save up to 50 percent on a larger suite as the fourth cabin.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2020 departures using the following promotional codes:
• WAVE1000AK (for Safari Endeavour and S.S. Legacy sailings in Alaska)
• WAVE500AK (for Wilderness Discoverer and Wilderness Explorer sailings in Alaska)
• 700HI20 (for sailings in Hawaii)
• 800LAM20 (for Costa Rica & Panama, Belize & Guatemala, and Colombia & Panama cruises departing between April 20 and December 5, 2020)
• 1000CRP10N (for 10-night Costa Rica & Panama sailings departing January 9 through March 29, 2020)
• 700MEX20 (for Sea of Cortés cruises departing January 4 through April 4, 2020)
• SUITE2020 (when booking four or more cabins for a Suite discount).

Valid: New bookings made until February 28, 2020


Windstar Cruises’ Pick Your Perk Offer

What it is: Windstar Cruises invites travellers to choose from a variety of incentives during its wave season promotion, with perks including up to $1,000 in onboard spending credit; up to $300 in airfare credit; or unlimited Wi-Fi internet access. Passengers booking Premium Suites have the option to add Windstar’s “All-In” package that includes complimentary wi-fi, most beverages, unlimited onboard laundry service, and gratuities. Passengers also receive complimentary wine (up to two bottles per cabin), reduced deposits, and reduced rates for solo travelers.

Eligible voyages include: Windstar’s entire sailing calendar, including voyages to Alaska, the Caribbean, and the line’s new itineraries in Australia and New Zealand.

Valid: New bookings made until February 28, 2020


Seabourn Signature Savings in Alaska

What it is: Seabourn is offering all passengers who book its 2020 Alaskan cruises aboard Seabourn Sojourn complimentary expedition-style zodiac tours conducted by the ship’s onboard expedition team members. Part of Seabourn’s Signature Savings event, other perks include complimentary suite upgrades; $1,000 in shipboard credit per suite; inclusive business class airfare (on 2020 European voyages); and up to 600 minutes of internet time per person.

Eligible voyages include: Inclusive Zodiac sailings: all 2020 Alaska voyages. Other perks: Alaska and Europe 2020 cruises.

Valid: New bookings made by February 28, 2020

Princess Cruises' Best. Sale. Ever. Promotion

What it is: Princess is rolling out the perks for the New Year, offering free beverage packages, Wi-Fi internet access and gratuities on select itineraries in 2020.

Eligible voyages include: Select Princess Cruises itineraries departing on or after March 26, 2020, across a wide array of destinations.

Valid: New bookings made by February 29, 2020


Alaska Dream Cruises' Wave Sale

What it is: Alaska Dream Cruises enters 2020 with a host of deals to the Last Frontier, including their wave special, providing up to $1,250 off the Inside Passage Sojourn itinerary, plus other upgrades and deals including $50 in ADC retail credit.

Eligible voyages include: Voyages to Alaska aboard Chichagof Dream in 2020.

Valid: Through February 29, 2020


Star Clippers "Choose Your Wave" Sale

What it is: Star Clippers offers passengers the ability to pick their perks on all Southeast Asia, Caribbean and Mediterranean sailings in 2020, with incentives ranging from $200 onboard credit per person; a one-category cabin upgrade; or a complimentary massage, bottle of Champagne in-cabin, and with prepaid gratuities.  Southeast Asia voyages are eligible to choose two of the three perks, while Mediterranean and Caribbean voyages can select one perk.

Eligible voyages include: All 2020-2021 voyages for Caribbean and Southeast Asia are eligible; only 2021 Mediterranean sailings are valid.

Valid: New bookings made by February 29, 2020


Uniworld & U River Cruises’ New Year’s Savings

What it is: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is offering savings of up to 30 percent on select 2020 river cruise voyages, including special themed voyages like the line’s popular European Christmas Markets journeys. This offer also applies to the four itineraries offered by U River Cruises, Uniworld’s hip and affordable counterpart.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2020 voyages aboard Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection and U River Cruises.

Valid: New booking made through February 29, 2020


Azamara's Wave Season Savings

What it is: Azamara is offering discounts of up to 40 percent off on over 125 sailings this spring through next fall.

Eligible voyages include: Up to 125 voyages departing from April 14, 2020 to November 21, 2021, across Azamara's entire fleet of ships.

Valid: New bookings made through February 29, 2020


Star Clippers’ Choose Your Wave Special

What it is: Star Clippers is offering prospective passengers the chance to choose their perk on a variety of sailings to all destinations the line sails to. Passengers sailing to Southeast Asia can choose two of Star Clipper’s special perks, while those sailing to the Caribbean and Mediterranean can pick one perk. Perks on offer include $200 onboard credit per person; a one-category cabin upgrade; or a complimentary massage and bottle of Champagne in your stateroom.

Eligible voyages include: All 2020 and 2021 sailings in the Caribbean and Southeast Asia, and 2021 voyages in the Mediterranean (excludes Royal Clipper’s May 9, July 10, and September 4, 2021 voyages and Star Flyer’s September 8, 2021 sailing).

Valid: New bookings made by February 29, 2020


Celestyal Cruises Wave Season Savings

What it is: Celestyal Cruises is offering reduced fares, reduced deposits, free onboard credit, and second guest and children sail free offers on its 2020 and early 2021 voyages in the Aegean and Adriatic. Savings and offers vary depending on destination and sailing.

Eligible voyages include: Voyages departing in 2020 and 2021 to the Aegean and Adriatic.

Valid: New bookings made by February 29, 2020


Crystal Cruises Offers Reduced Deposits for Wave Season

What it is: Crystal Cruises is offering reduced deposits of just $100 for a dozen sailings aboard Crystal Serenity and one voyage aboard Crystal Symphony. Departing from April through August of 2020, these select cruises range from seven to 13 days. Crystal’s standard deposit policy is 25 percent of the total cruise fare.

Eligible voyages include: Crystal Serenity: April 21, 2020 (12 Nights, Rome to Monte Carlo); May 3, 2020 (7 nights, Monte Carlo to Venice); May 10, 2020 (12 nights, Venice to Barcelona); May 31, 2020 (7 nights, Rome to Venice); June 14, 2020 (12 nights, Athens to Barcelona); July 3, 2020 (7 nights, Rome to Monte Carlo); July 10, 2020 (9 nights, Monte Carlo to Venice); July 31, 2020 (9 nights, Rome to Barcelona); August 9, 2020 (7 nights, Barcelona to Monte Carlo); August 16, 2020 (7 nights, Monte Carlo to Rome); August 23, 2020 (7 nights, Rome to Barcelona); August 30, 2020 (13 Nights, Rome to Quebec City) • Crystal Symphony: August 19, 2020 (13 nights, Amsterdam to Barcelona)

Valid: New bookings made up to March 4, 2020 on the above voyages; final payment is due 120 days prior to sailing


Avalon Waterways’ Wave Season Deal

What it is: Avalon Waterways is ringing in the New Year by inviting travelers to save up to $2,500 per couple on 2020 river cruises, and to enjoy free economy-class airfare on select 2020 European sailings from a wide variety of gateways in the United States and Canada.

Eligible voyages include: Select Avalon Waterways river cruises departing in 2020

Valid: Bookings made through March 9, 2020; A $550 nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of booking


Victory Cruise Lines' Sail on Into Victory Promotion

What it is: Victory Cruise Lines is offering the ability for passengers to save up to $3,000 on select 2020 voyages.  

Eligible voyages include: A wide array of sailings departing between March 19 and December 27, 2020, including voyages to the Great Lakes, Canada & New England, Costa Rica and Panama, the Yucatan, and Victory's new cruises between Jacksonville, Florida and Grand Bahama Island.

Valid: New bookings made through March 31, 2020


MSC's All-In Wave Season Deal

What it is: MSC is offering passengers up to $689 in added-value perks on select sailings, with reduced deposits; an Easy Drink Package including alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages; Wi-Fi internet access; and up to $100 in shipboard credit depending on cabin category booked.

Eligible voyages include: Select voyages in the Caribbean and beyond.

Valid: New bookings made through March 31, 2020


Save With American Queen Steamboat Company

What it is: American Queen Steamboat Company is offering travelers that chance to save up to $5,800 per stateroom on select 2020 voyages across its entire lineup of river cruises through the heartland of the United States.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2020 voyages booked and paid in full using the promo code 2020 STEAM AHEAD.

Valid: New, fully paid bookings made by March 31, 2020 


AmaWaterways’ Wave Savings

What it is: AmaWaterways is offering up to $2,000 off on many of its 2020 river cruise itineraries in Europe and on the Mekong, along with $100 in onboard credit. Passengers booking European river cruise itineraries will be treated to a complimentary stateroom upgrade, while those booking Mekong itineraries will receive pre-paid gratuities. Savings offers are combinable with AmaWaterways’ Past Passenger Privilege Rewards and Future Cruise Benefit Program.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2020 AmaWaterways river cruises on the Europe and the Mekong.

Valid: New booking made through March 31, 2020


Scenic’s Wave Special On The Oceans and Rivers

What it is: Scenic is offering up perks and incentives to set sail on one of its luxury river cruises or join the brand-new Scenic Eclipse on one of the company’s oceangoing voyages. Passengers looking to sail Scenic Eclipse can save up to $3,000 per person or enjoy complimentary business class airfare on the ship’s November 20 and December 8, 2020 voyages to Antarctica. Other select departures in 2020 and 2021 include either business class airfare for $995 or free economy air, or up to $2,500 in savings in lieu of the flights.

On the rivers, Scenic is offering free air or $1,000 per person in savings on 8 to 10-day itineraries; free premium economy air or $1,800 per person in savings on sailings over 11 days; or $1,995 business class air on select departures. Scenic is also offering 50 percent off solo rates on select voyages, and free premium economy-class airfare and airport transfers on any 15-day “Jewels of Europe” itinerary departing between July and October 2020.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2020 and 2021 departures of Scenic Eclipse or Scenic’s European river cruise fleet.

Valid: New bookings made by March 31, 2020


Bahamas Paradise "Get Nauti" Flash Sale

What it is: Bahamas Paradise has rolled out its "Get Nauti" sale, offering fares starting from $99 per person on its voyages between Palm Beach, Florida and Nassau or Grand Bahama Island. Perks include 50 percent off the second guest; 10 complimentary drinks; $10 in casino play; and 15 percent off spa or shore excursions.  Kids 12 and under sail for free.

Eligible voyages include: All sailings aboard Grand Celebration and Grand Classica departing through May 31, 2020

Valid: New bookings made by May 31, 2020