Best Summer Cruise Deals 2017

July 26, 2017
Summer Deal

The pools are opening and the grills are getting primed; it's summer again, which means a whole new season of cruise deals to browse in the cool A/C. We've collected all the current cruise promos, from ocean to river, for your bargain-hunting pleasure. Now is a good time to score early-booking savings for next year or that last-minute deal for an end-of-year vacation.

Check back often -- we'll be updating these deals on a continual basis in the coming sunny months.

Ocean Cruise Summer Deals

Save 50% on Second Fare + 25% Off Third/Fourth Fares on Royal Caribbean

What it is: Pay full price for a Royal Caribbean cruise and save 50 percent on the second passenger's cruise fare and 25 percent off a third or fourth passenger to a stateroom. Plus, earn up to $50 in onboard credit per cabin for interior and outside bookings, and up to $100 for balcony or suite bookings (for sailings of six nights or more).

Eligible voyages include: This offer is valid on hundreds of itineraries sailing after August 1.

Valid: Through July 31, 2017


Bonus Offers & Onboard Credit on Norwegian Cruise Line

What it is: Receive a variety of perks and onboard credit amounts based on cabin category when you book your Norwegian cruise. Studio and inside cabins receive one perk and up to $50 in onboard credit, ocean-view through mini-suite passengers receive two perks and up to $140 in onboard credit, and Haven and suite passengers receive all five offers and up to $500 in onboard credit. Perks include the Ultimate Beverage Package; three to four specialty restaurant meals; $50 shore excursion credit per cabin toward every port of call; 250 minutes of Wi-Fi per cabin; and on select cruises, third and fourth passengers sail for free.

Eligible voyages include: A selection of sailings three nights or longer. Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Sky and Pride of America sailings are not eligible for this offer.

Valid: Extended through July 31, 2017


Discounted Flight Upgrades from Oceania Cruises

What it is: For as little as $149 extra, book a premium economy seat. The flight upgrade promotion is offered to passengers in all stateroom categories. Carriers might include British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Air France, Scandinavian Airlines, Air Canada or Icelandair.

Eligible voyages include: More than 100 Europe sailings throughout 2018

Valid: Until September 30, 2017


Hundreds in Onboard Credit with Regent Seven Seas Cruises

What it is: Book your Regent cruise soon and qualify for up to $800 in onboard credit per cabin. Promo code is Treat Yourself.

Eligible voyages include: Eligible 2017 and 2018 sailings.

Valid: Extended through July 31, 2017


Cruise the Southern Mediterranean with 2-for-1 Cruise & Air Bonus

What it is: Viking Ocean Cruises invites you to sail Spain, Italy, Algeria and Tunisia at reduced pricing on cruise and airfare. Rates start from $1,899 per person for a seven-night cruise, plus $500 off airfare per person. If you''re booking a penthouse verandah suite, receive an additional $300 in onboard credit per person.

Eligible voyages include: A selection of 2017 and 2018 dates for the Southern Mediterranean Discovery itinerary.

Valid: Through July 31, 2017

Please note: This two-for-one offer is not available to non-U.S residents.


Crystal Cruises Gives You a Choice

What it is: When you book a Crystal cruise -- ocean or river -- choose from three perks: up to $1,000 per person in cruise fare savings, an air credit of $1,100 per person with add-ons available, or up to $1,250 in onboard credit per person.

Eligible voyages include: Sailings from Asia and Africa to the Northwest Passage.

Valid: Through September 30, 2017


Save 10% on Early Bookings with Silversea Cruises

What it is: Book your select Silversea cruise by the end of August and save 10 percent on the total price.

Eligible voyages include: Voyages departing January 2018 through May 2019, excluding full world cruises.

Valid: Through August 31, 2017


Free Drinks + Instant Savings on Celebrity Cruises This Summer

What it is: Save up to $200 per person on cruise fare by booking a cruise on Celebrity this summer, plus choose your own perk when you book an ocean-view or balcony category stateroom: a classic beverage package, prepaid gratuities, unlimited Wi-Fi or $150 in onboard credit. Receive all four offers, with an upgrade to the premium drink package, when you book a suite. Third and fourth guests to a cabin receive a 40-minute internet package and a nonalcoholic beverage package.

Eligible voyages include: Nearly every sailing from August 1, 2017 through April 30, 2019. (Offer excludes Galapagos, repositionings and ocean crossings.)

Valid: Extended through July 31, 2017


Princess Offers Free Drink Packages

What it is: Book a Princess cruise this summer and receive a free all-inclusive beverage package when you book a balcony cabin or above. A soda package is included for any additional passengers to a cabin.

Eligible voyages include: All cruises and cruisetours summer 2019 through spring 2019

Valid: Through August 31, 2017


Save 30% on Princess Cruises

What it is: Book a Princess cruise for a limited time and receive up to 30 percent off your cabin fare. Plus, third and fourth passengers to a room also qualify for reduced fares.

Eligible voyages include: Fall 2017 sailings through spring 2018

Valid: Through September 12, 2017


Cunard Line Offers Free Drinks to Balcony Bookings

What it is: Book a balcony cabin or higher on your next Cunard cruise and receive a free drinks package, plus a reduced deposit of $200 per person.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2018 Northern Europe, Mediterranean and transatlantic sailings.

Valid: Until August 31, 2017


Paul Gauguin Cruises Onboard Credit Offer

What it is: Earn up to $500 per cabin in onboard credit on your next Paul Gauguin sailing to Tahiti. Credit amount varies by itinerary length and cabin category, but starts at $150 per cabin.

Eligible voyages include: The December 13, 2017 sailing and cruises January 6, 2018 through March 31, 2018 (excluding March 17, 2018).

Valid: Until July 31, 2017


Book New 2018 Alaskan Dream Itineraries at 2017 Prices

What it is: Lock in 2017 rates for new 2018 itineraries on Alaskan Dream Cruises, plus the solo supplement is waived on select departures.

Eligible voyages include: 2018 sailings in Alaska, including new itineraries like the 10-night "Alaska's Frontier & Wilderness Quest," traversing the Inside Passage.

Valid: Through July 31, 2017


Free Air or Overnight in Panama City on Lindblad Expeditions Canal Transits

What it is: When you book a Costa Rica and Panama itinerary through Lindblad by the end of July,  choose either free roundtrip air between Miami and Panama City or Costa Rica or a free overnight with sightseeing included in Panama City (with private dinner, tour and visit to Frank Gehry-designed Bio Museum).

Eligible voyages include: Select 2017 and 2018 sailings, subject to availability.

Valid: Through July 31, 2017


Free Drinks, Wi-Fi & OBC on MSC Cruises All Season Long

What it is: MSC's two-for-one deal means cruise fares from $399 per person for a weeklong Caribbean cruise, a minimum of $50 in onboard credit per cabin (more for suites), a free Wi-Fi package beginning with ocean-view cabins, and free drinks at mealtimes when you book a balcony cabin or above.

Eligible voyages include: An assortment of Caribbean cruises on MSC Divina or MSC Seaside, which debuts in December.

Valid: Through August 31, 2017


Save on Long Itineraries with Azamara Club Cruises

What it is: The longer you sail, the more you save with Azamara. The line is "comping" nights based on length of sailing -- two nights for "free" when you book a nine-night sailing or less; three comped nights for a 10- to 14-night cruise; and four nights on cruises of 15 days or more.

Eligible voyages include: Select sailings departing January 4, 2018 through December 14, 2018.

Valid: Through August 31, 2017


All-Inclusive Tahiti Vacations from $3,499 on Windstar Cruises

What it is: Book a Tahiti cruise on Windstar and for the price, starting from just $3,499 per person, you get a weeklong cruise, roundtrip air from LAX, an overnight hotel stay in Papeete before and after your cruise and all transfers.

Eligible voyages include: See all the Society Islands on a variety of Tahiti itineraries ranging from seven to 11 days.

Valid: Ongoing promotion


Included Hotel Nights on Star Clippers' Short Greece Cruise

What it is: If you're looking for a short getaway in the Med, book a Star Clippers sailing From Athens to Mykonos and Hydra, and the line will include a two-night hotel stay in Athens with breakfast and transfers.

Eligible voyages include: This sailing departs August 30, 2017

Valid: Until it sells out or departs


River Cruise Summer Deals

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 September. Crystal sailings are inclusive of gratuities, butler service, beverages, bicycles and most shore excursions.

Eligible voyages include: All 2018 Crystal River voyages

Valid: Through September 30, 2017


Uniworld Offers 10% Early-Booking Savings

What it is: Book a 2018 Uniworld cruise by the end of September for 10 percent savings on exotic river sailings to India, Russia, Egypt, Asia or Europe.

Eligible voyages include: A variety of 2018 sailings throughout Europe, India, Russia, Southeast Asia and along the Nile.

Valid: Through September 30, 2017


Viking River Offers 2-for-1 Cruise Fare + Free Air

What it is: Depending on itinerary, enjoy reduced cruise fare plus airfare that's either reduced or included when you book your 2018 Viking river cruise.

Eligible voyages include: 2018 Danube Waltz (up to free air), free air with 2018 Grand European Tour itineraries, and reduced air on Rhine Getaways for next year.

Valid: Extended through July 31, 2017

Please note: This two-for-one offer is not available to non-U.S residents.


Free Flights to Europe in 2018 on Scenic

What it is: Book a summer 2018 Scenic river cruise to Europe by the end of August and receive free round-trip economy air if you're booked in a balcony on an eight- to 10-night cruise, or booked in a suite on an 11-night cruise.

Eligible voyages include: Europe sailings in June, July and August of 2018

Valid: Through August 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 July 25, 2017


Upgrades and Premium Drinks on Offer with Emerald Waterways

What it is: Book your Emerald sailing by the end of July and qualify for a free cabin upgrade and a premium beverage package, plus up to $1,500 in savings per person on cruises up to 14 nights, and up to $3,000 in savings per person on cruises more than 15 nights.

Eligible voyages include: See Basel, Budapest or Frankfurt on a selection of Europe river sailings throughout 2017

Valid: Through July 31, 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


AmaWaterways Offers $1,500 Off Christmas Market Cruises

What it is: It's Christmas in July for AmaWaterways. Christmas markets river cruises are still available for this winter. Book by the end of July and save $1,500 per person.

Eligible voyages include: Four Christmas markets itineraries this November through December 2017

Valid: Through July 31, 2017


Save 15% on Early Bookings with CroisiEurope

What it is: Save 15 percent, per person, on cruise fare when you book your sailing with CroisiEurope.  

Eligible voyages include: Select 2018 sailings from Russia and Portugal to France, Italy and Germany.

Valid: Until August 31, 2017


Kids Sail Free on CroisiEurope + Second Cabin

What it is: CroisiEurope's new Family Club sailings allow children under 16 to cruise for free or at a discount and includes a second cabin so that families can have their space onboard. Children can expect to participate in supervised water games, activities and the cruise's closing show.

Eligible voyages include: Family Club sailings are currently available across a number of dates on Croisi's most popular itineraries: Andalusia Traditions; Venice and Its Lagoon; Porto, the Douro Valley & Salamanca; and 30 percent off kids fares for the Croatia & Montenegro cruise.

Valid: This is an ongoing promotion.


Save on American Cruise Lines' Fares + Free Hotel Stays This Summer

What it is: Book an American Cruise Lines cruise on the Lower Mississippi this summer and save up to $1,000 per cabin on cruise fare plus earn a free hotel stay in Memphis or New Orleans with transfer to the ship.

Eligible voyages include: A range of dates for this itinerary, through November.

Valid: Ongoing promotion

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