Best Fall Cruise Deals 2017

November 17, 2017
Autumn deals

With peak family travel season coming to an end and the end of the year approaching, fall is a fantastic time to find a cruise bargain. Both deals on last-minute sailings as well as early-booking incentives for next year's cruises, are cropping up, and we've collected all the current cruise promos – including ocean and river sailings -- for your bargain-hunting pleasure. Also keep in mind that October is National Plan a Cruise Month, which brings its own special promotions.

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

Ocean Cruise Autumn Deals
River Cruise Autumn Deals


Ocean Cruise Fall Deals

Free at Sea Choice Perks on Norwegian Cruise Line

What it is: Receive a variety of perks, including onboard credit amounts based on cabin category, when you book your Norwegian cruise. Studio and inside cabins receive one perk, ocean-view through mini-suite passengers receive two perks, and Haven and suite passengers receive all five offers. Perks include free Ultimate Beverage Package, a free specialty dining package, $50 towards shore excursions in each port per cabin, 250 minutes of free Wi-Fi or including free unlimited open bar, a free specialty dining package, $50 towards shore excursions in each port per stateroom, 250 minutes of free Wi-Fi, or on select cruises, third and fourth passengers sail free.

Now through November 30, receive up to $1,000 in onboard credit on all 2017 Caribbean cruises as part of the Spectacular Splash Sale.

Book a select holiday sailing by the end of November and receive an additional $100 in onboard credit. Cruisers booking Cuba cruises during this time period receive $50 in onboard credit as a bonus offer.

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

Valid: Extended through November 30, 2017.


Viking Ocean's Explorers' Sale Saves Hundreds

What it is: Viking Ocean Cruises invites you to sail the West Indies, Spain and select Europe river itinerariesat reduced rates. Couples can save on two-for-one cruise fares plus up to free air when they book by the end of November.

Eligible voyages include: A selection of 2018 dates for West Indies Explorer, West Indies to Spain, and three river (Rhine Getaway; Waterways of the Tsars; and Romantic Danube) itineraries.

Valid: Extended through November 30, 2017.

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


Hundreds in Onboard Credit with Costa Cruises

What it is: Receive 500 euro in onboard credit per cabin when you book a 2018 sailing this fall, regardless of cabin category. Itineraries departing from Buenos Aires, Santos and Fort Lauderdale and transatlantics from Port Everglades to Venice, will receive 500 euro in onboard credit per cabin, regardless of cabin category. Onboard credit can be used toward a wide range of experiences including shore excursions, specialty dining, Wi-Fi packages, spa treatments, beverage packages and more.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2018 sailings.

Valid: Extended through November 30, 2017.


Two-for-One Fares, Bonus Offers & Onboard Credit with MSC Cruises

What it is: MSC Cruises is offering two-for-one cruise fares on upcoming Caribbean sailings. Additionally, passengers booked in inside, outside or balcony cabins, will receive $50 in onboard credit. Outside cabin bookings will also get a free Wi-Fi package and balcony cabin bookings will get all of the above, plus a free beverage package. Passengers booked in Aurea and MSC Yacht Club suites, will receive $150 in onboard credit and a free Wi-Fi package (unlimited drinks are always included in these cabins).

Eligible voyages include: Select seven-night Caribbean sailings aboard MSC Seaside and MSC Divina.

Valid: Available through November 30, 2017.


Silversea Offers Reduced Air + Free Caribbean Shore Excursions

What it is: Book a Silversea Caribbean cruise during November and receive reduced airfare from $199, plus free shore excursions.

Eligible voyages include: A selection of 2017 and 2018 itinaries onboard Silver Muse and Silver Wind.

Valid: Available through November 30, 2017.


Early Booking Bonuses & Double Cabin Upgrades with Azamara Club Cruises

What it is: When you use promo code "EARLY BONUS" to book select 2019 sailings with Azamara Club Cruises, you'll get up to $1000 in onboard credit per suite or up to $500 in onboard credit per cabin. Azamara is also offering complimentary two-category cabin upgrades--from a Club Interior cabin to a Club Veranda cabin. That means, passengers will pay for an inside cabin, but get to sail in a balcony cabin at no extra charge.

Eligible voyages include: Onboard credit offer is for 2019 sailings booked at least 365 days in advance. Cabin upgrade offer is for select cruises departing on or after April 20, 2018.

Valid: Onboard credit offer is valid up to 365 days prior to departure and upgrade offer is valid for bookings made through November 30, 2017.


Cunard Line Offers Bonus Offers

What it is: Book select 2018 sailings, and you can get a complimentary cabin upgrade for the first and second passengers in a cabin and free prepaid gratuities for the first and second passengers in a cabin. Book a Grill Suite cabin on your next Cunard cruise and get any drink valued at $12 or less free of charge for the duration of the cruise.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2018 sailings.

Valid: Available through November 30, 2017


Up to $800 in Savings + Free Perks with Celebrity Cruises

What it is: Book almost any Celebrity Cruises sailing and save up to $600 per cabin (or $800 for suite class bookings). Oceanview bookings or higher will get to choose one of the following perks, while suite bookings will receive all four: free Classic Beverage Package, free prepaid gratuities, free unlimited Wi-Fi or $300 in onboard credit. Third and fourth passengers will receive half-off cruise fares.

Eligible voyages include: Most sailings departing between December 2017 and April 2019.

Valid: Through December 3, 2017


Save Hundreds on Spring Alaska Departures with UnCruise

What it is: Cruisers can save $400 per cabin or $200 per person (single occupancy), combinable with UnCruise's Loyalty, Referral, and Family Discoveries savings programs, when they book an Alaska expedition cruise during the spring. Use offer code "AWAKE18PR" when booking.

Eligible voyages include: April and May 2018 departures to Alaska

Valid: Until December 15, 2017


Free Airfare & Other Bonus Offers with Lindblad Expeditions

What it is: When you book select itineraries with Lindblad Expeditions, you'll get free one-way or roundtrip airfare, depending on the itinerary and/or be elibigle to receive a number of other bonus offers, including free prepaid gratuities and complimentary drinks. Cruises in a variety of destinations, including Alaska, South America, Antarctica, Europe, California, Canada and both transatlantic and Panama Canal crossings are eligible.

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

Valid: Extended through December 31, 2017


Save 10% on Bookings with Silversea Cruises

What it is: Book your select Silversea cruise and pay in full by December 31, and save 10 percent on the total price.

Eligible voyages include: Select voyages departing after May 2018, excluding full world cruises.

Valid: Available through December 31, 2017.


Discounted Flight Upgrades from Oceania Cruises

What it is: For as little as $199 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. Additionally, Oceania is offering a variety of bonus offers including free Wi-Fi and passenger's choice of either free shore excursions, free house beverage package or onboard credit.

Eligible voyages include: Various 2018 sailings.

Valid: Extended through January 1, 2018


Hurtigruten Offers Early-Booking Savings

What it is: Book your 2018/2019 Antarctica, South America or Canada/New England sailing with expedition cruise line Hurtigruten, and save up to $500 per person on select itineraries.

Eligible voyages include: Select sailings from March 25, 2018 through April 3, 2019.

Valid: Ongoing offer


Windstar Slashes Prices, Offers OBC + Wi-Fi in Caribbean

What it is: Windstar wants you to know that the Caribbean is open for business, and they are enticing cruisers with reduced pricing, $200 in onboard credit and free Wi-Fi. Cruises start from $143 per person, per night.

Eligible voyages include: A variety of Caribbean itineraries like seven-night or 14-nights sailings round trip from Barbados or San Juan.

Valid: Ongoing offer


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


Star Clippers Waives Single Supplement on Select 2018 Sailings

What it is: Solo travelers can cruise without paying an additional charge on select Star Clippers voyages in spring 2018.

Eligible voyages include: Mediterranean and transatlantic sailings ranging from five to 14 nights in March through June of 2018.

Valid: Ongoing promotion


River Cruise Fall Deals

Save Thousands on a Scenic All-Inclusive Cruise to Europe

What it is: Receive savings of $1,000 per person on Scenic's all-inclusive fares, or free flights for passengers booked in balcony suites on select itineraries.

Eligible voyages include: Savings is applied to 8-day "Rhine Highlights" or "Gems of the Danube" itineraries and free economy-class airfare on all balcony suites applies to 11-day "Normandy & Gems of the Seine" or 15-day "Jewels of Europe" itineraries.

Valid: Through November 17, 2017


Save $2,500 on Select 2018 Europe River Cruises with Avalon

What it is: Save $1,250 per person, with airfare as low as $299, when you book a 2018 river cruise aboard Avalon Waterways.

Eligible voyages include: A variety of itineraries -- from Amsterdam to Budapest or Prague to Bucharest -- throughout next spring, summer and fall.

Valid: Through November 28, 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 Rhine Getaway (air from $295), free air with 2018 Waterways of the Tsars (Moscow to St. Petersburg) itineraries, and 2018 Danube Waltz (air from $395).

Valid: Extended through November 30, 2017

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


Emerald Waterways Offers Free Air + Drinks

What it is: Book a cruise with Emerald Waterways during the month of November and receive free or reduced air, plus a drink package. Cruises of 14 nights or longer will receive the Extended Drink Package and free air, while select seven-night cruises will receive airfare from $495, plus the Premium Drink Package.

Eligible voyages include: The "Highlights of the Netherlands & the Beauty of Belgium" itinerary, departing April 2018, and the "Splendours of Europe" itinerary, departing October 2018.

Valid: Through November 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.


Free Pre-Cruise Hotel + Transfers with American Cruise Lines

What it is: Book a Mississippi River or Columbia and Snake Rivers cruise with American Cruise Lines and get a free pre-cruise hotel stay in the port of embarkation with complimentary transfers to the ship.

Eligible voyages include: Various 2017 and 2018 dates.

Valid: Ongoing promotion


--By Shayne Thompson, Cruise Critic contributor; Updated by Brittany Chrusciel, Associate Editor