Best Summer Cruise Deals 2017

August 30, 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


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 August 31, 2017


Hundreds in Onboard Credit with Regent Seven Seas Cruises

What it is: Book your Regent cruise soon and qualify for up to $500 in onboard credit per cabin. Promo code is Treat Yourself.

Eligible voyages include: Eligible 2017 and 2018 sailings.

Valid: Extended through August 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 August 31, 2017

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


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


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


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

What it is: MSC's two-for-one deal means cruise fares from $449 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: Extended through October 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


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


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 September 5, 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


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


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


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 September,  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: Extended through September 30, 2017


Hurtigruten Offer Early-Booking Savings to Norway

What it is: Book your 2018/2019 coastal cruise to Norway with local cruise line Hurtigruten, and save up to $300 per person on select itineraries.

Eligible voyages include: Sailings from April 2018 through March 2019

Valid: Through September 30, 2017


All-Inclusive Tahiti Vacations from $3,999 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


Holland America Brings Back Explore4 Offer

What it is: Book a Holland America cruise included in the Explore4 offer and receive a beverage package, one Pinnacle Grill dinner per person, free or reduced fares for third and fourth passengers to a cabin and reduced deposits.

Eligible voyages include: About 600 select 2018 and 2019 sailings from Alaska to Europe and Panama Canal.

Valid: Through November 17, 2017


River Cruise Summer Deals

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 August 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 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


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 September 12, 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 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


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