Best River Cruise Deals for Spring 2017

May 30, 2017
Tulips and windmills along the river

Deep discounts to France, last-minute spring sailings and advance savings for 2018 were some of the river cruise trends we predicted in our look at how to find best cruise bargains this year. True to form, the river deals are rolling in. Check out our roundup of the best river cruise bargains for spring and summer 2017, with perks like free air and hotel stays, waived single supplements and savings in the thousands.

Two-for-One Fares on Viking River Cruises + Free Air

What it is: Viking River Cruises has two-for-one cruise fares on offer, plus free international air on select river itineraries. Other itineraries have discounted air as low as $395 per person. Plus, choose one of the following additional offers: free beverage package, up to $400 in onboard credit per cabin or prepaid gratuities. Free international airfare is available on Viking's Grand European Tour itinerary (Amsterdam to Budapest). Discounted round-trip air is available on its Rhine Getaway (Amsterdam to Basel) and Romantic Danube (Budapest to Nuremberg) sailings.

Eligible voyages include: Select Europe river itineraries

Valid: Extended through May 31, 2017

Save 40% on Select 2017 France River Cruises with Avalon

What it is: Avalon is discounting a selection of French river itineraries by 40 percent.

Eligible voyages include: Five different Burgundy and Provence itineraries spanning 11 or 14 days, across a variety of dates. Cruise from Cote d'Azur to London; Paris to Barcelona; Paris to Nice; Cote d'Azur to Paris; or Paris to Cote d'Azur.

Valid: Extended through June 6, 2017

Free Flights to Europe in 2018 with Scenic River Cruises

What it is: Scenic is offering a preview of its 2018 Europe season with 2017 pricing and free economy air for select sailings.

Eligible voyages include: A variety of Europe river sailings next year, including spring favorites like "Dutch Sights & Belgian Delights" round trip from Amsterdam or "Breathtaking Bordeaux" through France from Paris to the city of Bordeaux.

Valid: Until May 31, 2017

AmaWaterways Offers 20% Off Wine Theme Cruise

What it is: AmaWaterways has partnered with Dry Creek Valley wineries to offer passengers a seven-night wine-themed cruise through the legendary Rhone Valley in the Provence region of France. The original price was $3,099 per person and is now selling for $2,349 per person (a $650 per-person savings).

Eligible voyages include: The November 8, 2018 sailing of AmaCello.

Valid: Discount offer is valid until May 31, 2017

Early-Booking Savings on Crystal River Cruises

What it is: Save $1,000 per suite when you book your 2018 Crystal river cruise before the end of June. Crystal sailings are inclusive of gratuities, butler service, beverages, bicycles and most shore excursions.

Eligible voyages include: All 2018 Crystal River voyages

Valid: Through June 30, 2017

Save 10% on 2018 Uniworld Itineraries

What it is: Early birds are getting rewarded this year. Take 10 percent off the price of your Uniworld cruise when you book your 2018 sailing by the end of June. Plan a "Tulip & Windmills" sailing for this year or book in advance for next year. Uniworld is also waiving a selection of single supplements for Europe sailings along the Rhine; Danube and Prague; Northern Italy; Burgundy and Provence; holiday markets cruises; Russia and more.

Eligible voyages include: Early-booking savings extends to holiday cruises and voyages in Southeast Asia, Egypt, Russia and India, as well as Europe.

Valid: Through June 30, 2017

Save Up to $2,400 on Select 2018 AQSC Sailings

What it is: Save up to $2,400 per cabin on advance bookings onboard American Queen Steamboat Company.

Eligible voyages include: A wide range of dates, through 2018, onboard American Queen, American Empress or the line's newest vessel, American Duchess.

Valid: Through July 31, 2017

No Single Supplement on All Tauck Europe River Cruises

What it is: Solo cruisers need not pay an additional supplement to cruise in a Category 1 cabin on any Europe river cruise with Tauck. Singles can also enjoy savings of $1,000 in Category 4 or 5 cabins on select river cruises.

Eligible voyages include: All qualifying voyages.

Valid: Ongoing

Last-minute Douro River Deal with CroisiEurope

What it is: Spend just $218 per person, per day for an eight-day river cruise along the popular Douro River of Portugal onboard CroisiEurope's La Belle de Cadix.

Eligible voyages include: The July 2 cruise.

Valid: Until it sails or sells out.

No or Low-Cost Single Supplement on Vantage

What it is: Vantage offers the unique opportunity of cruising in a river cabin specifically built for solo travelers. If you snag one of these rooms, there is no single supplement. Other cabins and sailings offer a reduced supplement for independent cruisers.

Eligible voyages include: Single cabins sell fast. For an "Essential Holland" springtime sailing, book now for 2018 -- solo cabin pricing starts at $3,799 for 10 days.

Valid: Ongoing

Included Hotel Stay for All ACL Spring 2017 Mississippi Itineraries

What it is: Explore the American South with a springtime Mississippi River cruise onboard the paddlewheelers of American Cruise Lines. The U.S.-affiliated company is offering passengers included hotel stays before their cruise, and transportation to the ship. Plus, save up to $1,000 per cabin on select sailings.

Eligible voyages include: Weeklong Lower Mississippi cruises from New Orleans to Memphis, with dates now through 2017.

Valid: Ongoing