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March 12, 2020

Aaron Saunders
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A message from Cruise Critic: During this unprecedented time throughout the world and across the cruise industry, it is important to note that article information might be impacted by cruise line hiatuses and port closures due to COVID-19. For the latest information, please visit our regularly updated article on what cruisers need to know about coronavirus.

The New Year glow might be over, but the real excitement extends through March as cruise lines far and wide roll out their wave season promotions. 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:

Princess Cruises' Princess Plus Promotion

What it is: Princess is rolling out the perks for the spring, 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 April 1, 2020, across a wide array of destinations

Valid: Ongoing

Virgin Voyages' 3rd and 4th Guests Sail Free

What it is: Guests booking April or May sailings aboard Virgin Voyages' Scarlet Lady can add a third or fourth guest for free.

Eligible voyages include: All Virgin Voyages sailings in April and May, booked in Massive Suites, Fab Suites, Posh Suites, and Gorgeous Suites

Valid: New bookings for sailings from April 1, 2020 through May 27, 2020

Save Up to $3,400 on Cruises to Tahiti

What it is: Paul Gauguin's "Two Week Sale" is offering cruisers savings on their next Tahitian cruise, plus roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles.

Eligible voyages include: Three itineraries and eight sail dates from August 2020 to January 2021.

Valid: Through March 14

Windstar Cruises’ Pick Your Perk Offer

What it is: Windstar Cruises invites travelers 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 March 14, 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 18, 2020 on the above voyages; final payment is due 120 days prior to sailing.

Uniworld's 100th Anniversary Celebration Event

What it is: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, owned by the century-old The Travel Corporation, 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.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2020 voyages aboard Uniworld River Cruises

Valid: New booking made through March 30, 2020

Virgin Voyages Offers a $100 Bar Tab

What it is: Purchase a $300 bar tab and Virgin Voyages will double its usual $50 bonus giving you $100 extra to use at bars onboard or at The Beach Club at Bimini.

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

Valid: Through March 31, 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, plus receive up to $500 onboard credit.

Eligible voyages include: Up to 125 voyages departing from April 14, 2020 to May 27, 2021, across Azamara's entire fleet of ships.

Valid: New bookings made through March 31, 2020

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

Riviera's Wave Season Savings

What it is: Riviera River Cruises is offering up to $1,500 savings per cabin or suite, as part of its 2020 Wave Season promotion. Passengers can save up to $1,500 on all 15-day cruises, up to $1,000 on most eight-day cruises and up to $500 on select cruises shorter than eight days.

Eligible voyages include: Most European river sailings departing in 2020. Itineraries include "The Blue Danube," "Budapest to the Black Sea" and "Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence."

Valid: Bookings made by March 31, 2020

Avalon Waterways’ Wave Season Deal

What it is: Avalon Waterways is ringing in the New Year by inviting travelers to save up to $2,000 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 April 6, 2020

Holland America Line's "Pack These Values" Sale

What it is: Holland America's "Pack These Values" sale offers free stateroom gratuities, free or reduced fares for kids or 3rd or 4th guests, deposits from $99 per person, and up to $300 onboard credit.

Eligible voyages include: Select Holland America Line cruises departing in 2020

Valid: Valid on all new bookings made by April 30, 2020

Seabourn Signature Savings

What it is: Seabourn is offering complimentary upgrades, up to $600 onboard credit, air credits, up to 600-minutes of complimentary internet, and 50 percent reduced deposits on a variety of voyages.

Eligible voyages include: 2020 cruises across a variety of itineraries including Europe, Alaska and more

Valid: New bookings made by April 30, 2020

Celestyal Cruises Big Cruise Sale

What it is: Celestyal Cruises is offering up to 50 percent off a second guest on its three-, four- and seven-night all-inclusive Mediterranean cruises.

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

Valid: New bookings made by April 30, 2020

UnCruise Adventures’ Small Ship Savings

What it is: UnCruise Adventures is offering plenty of 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:

• AK80020 – Up to $800 savings on select Alaska departures

• AK40020 – Up to $400 savings on select Alaska sailings

• 7RIVERS20 – Up to $700 savings on Columbia & Snake Rivers voyages

• 7HAWAII20 – Up to $700 savings on select Hawaii voyages

• 7BZGT20 – Up to $700 savings on voyages in Belize & Guatemala

• 7CLPN20 – Up to $700 savings on Colombia & Panama Canal

• FIREICE20 – An extra 5 percent savings when combining Alaska and Hawaii itineraries

Valid: New bookings made until May 15, 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

Save Up to $1,000 Per Person on CroisiEurope Spring Depatures

What it is: Book a last-minute cruise with CroisiEurope and save anywhere from $500 to $1,000 per person on sailings from South Africa to Paris.

Eligible voyages include: Johannesburg to Victoria Falls departures through May 2020; Marne Canal from Paris to Epernay on April 16 or April 30, 2020; and thr Blue Danube to Black Sea river cruise on May 10 or May 16, 2020.

Valid: While availability lasts

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