Summer Cruise Deals 2018

June 20, 2018
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It's summertime and the cruising's easy. Lines are offering incentives to get families onboard for break, or couples booking that vacation for next year. We'll be rounding up all of the offers and promotions right here all summer long. Check back for the latest cruise deals.

Norwegian's Free at Sea Offer Continues

What it is: Norwegian's Free at Sea perks include up to all five offers. For a limited time only, anyone who books a balcony or mini-suite qualifies for all five perks. Offers include a drinks package, specialty dining package, $50 per port to spend on shore excursions, 250 minutes of free internet, and free third and fourth passengers to a cabin. Studios and inside cabins qualify for one offer; passengers staying in an ocean-view, balcony and mini-suite cabins (typically) receive two perks; select Haven and suites receive up to all five offers.

Eligible voyages include: More than 200 applicable sailings of three nights or more. Special "all 5" perks offer applies to select sailings in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada and New England and Alaska.

Valid: Through June 21, 2018

Holland America Offers Prepaid Gratuities, Reduced Deposits & Fares

What it is: Holland America's Ready Set Sail promotion offers prepaid gratuities and attractive fares on voyages departing between this fall through next August, plus half off deposits. Passengers booking suites can receive up to $300 onboard credit.

Eligible voyages include: All Holland America cruises departing between September 1, 2018 and August 1, 2019, excluding Grand Voyages and Grand Voyage segments.

Valid: Extended through June 28, 2018

Save $1,000 Per Person on a Uniworld River Cruise

What it is: Book a river cruise with Uniworld by the end of June and save up to $1,000 per person.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2018 sailings to Europe, Asia, Egypt and India.

Valid:Through June 30, 2018

Save $500 on a Suite Aboard Crystal River Cruises

What it is:Now through June, save up to $500 on a suite booking onboard luxury line Crystal River Cruises. (Must request a quote to book.)

Eligible voyages include: European river cruises on the Rhine and Danube

Valid:Through June 30, 2018

Royal Caribbean Fall/Winter Cruises on Sale

What it is: Book your Royal Caribbean cruise by the end of June and get savings on fall and winter sailings from two to twelve or more nights, and to destinations like the Bahamas or Cuba. Prices start from $229 per person.

Eligible voyages include: An assortment of cruises departing September 2018 through February 2019

Valid: Through July 1, 2018

Save Up to 35% with Princess Cruises' Time Away Sale

What it is: Princess is offering up to 35 percent off select sailings this fall and winter to the Caribbean, New Zealand, Mexico and many more destinations

Eligible voyages include: Select itineraries departing fall 2018 through winter 2019

Valid: Through July 5, 2018

Free Air on Silversea Sailings to the Med

What it is: Book ahead for next summer and receive free Business Class airfare on your luxury Silversea cruise to the Mediterranean, plus transfers.

Eligible voyages include: Voyages on various Mediterranean itineraries throughout 2019

Valid:Until July 31, 2018

Celebrity Summer of Savings Sale

What it is: Save up to $800 per booking plus a premium beverage package upgrade when you book a suite on a Celebrity cruise this summer. Celebrity is also offering perks for the first and second guests in a stateroom, and 50 percent off fares for third and fourth guests sharing the same stateroom or suite. The first and second guests sharing Suite Class accommodations receive beverage packages; unlimited Wi-Fi; prepaid gratuities; and $150 onboard credit. First and second guests booking other stateroom categories receive two perks from the above list.

Eligible voyages include: Select sailings four nights or longer to Alaska, Bermuda, the Caribbean and more destinations, departing July 31, 2018 through April 30, 2020 (exclusions, like the Galapagos and repositioning cruises, apply).

Valid: Through July 31, 2018

Hurtigruten Offers Free Flights to Antarctica

What it is: Now's your chance to book that bucket-list cruise to Antarctica. A selection of 13- to 18-day sailings qualify for free roundtrip flights.

Eligible voyages include: Select cruises to Antarctica in winter 2019/2020

Valid: Through July 31, 2018

$500 in OBC Onboard Paul Gauguin

What it is:Now through the end of July, book a Paul Gauguin cruise to paradise and receive up to $500 to spend onboard, plus reduced deposits.

Eligible voyages include:A number of seven- to 14-night sailings through Tahiti, the Cook Islands and Society Islands

Valid: Through July 31, 2018

Cunard's Balcony Event

What it is: Book a Cunard cruise to a wide variety of destinations in a balcony cabin and earn up to $1,400 in onboard credit per cabin. Plus, anyone staying in a Grills Suite gets free drinks and gratuities.

Eligible voyages include: A variety of sailings from transatlantics to the Caribbean, Asia, Africa, Northern Europe or a cruise that goes to Japan and Alaska.

Valid:Extended through July 31, 2018

Free or Reduced Air on Emerald Waterways in Europe

What it is: Save on airfare when you book your Emerald Waterways river cruise through Europe next year. Sail free if staying in a suite, or pay reduced air in another cabin, depending on category

Eligible voyages include: All Emerald Waterways 2019 Europe river cruises

Valid: Through August 15, 2018

Free Flights to Europe With Spring 2019 Scenic River Cruises

What it is: Plan a 2019 river cruise with Scenic and enjoy perks like free flights to Europe, waived single supplements and other discounts.

Eligible voyages include: A variety of 2019 Europe river cruises on the Danube, Seine, Rhine and more.

Valid: Through August 31, 2018

The Drinks Are On MSC

What it is: MSC's "Drinks on Us" promotion adds inclusive alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages packages to Caribbean sailings from Miami aboard MSC Divina or MSC Seaside -- a value of more than $250 per person.

Eligible voyages include: Caribbean itineraries aboard MSC Divina and MSC Seaside, departing now through winter.

Valid: New bookings made by August 31, 2018

Variety Voyages Offers Up To 10% Off Select Voyages

What it is: Variety Cruises is offering reduced rates of 10 percent off on select itineraries and departure dates. Savings depend on itinerary.

Eligible voyages include: New bookings to Seychelles, Costa Rica, Cape Verde, Bali, the Red Sea and more.

Valid: Through September 15, 2018

65% Off Star Clippers Grand Voyages + Reduced Air to Europe

What it is: Book Star Clippers' 12-night Grand Voyage to Europe in October and save 65 percent on cruise fares plus roundtrip airfare from select departure cities to Cannes for $499 per person.

Eligible voyages include: October 13, 2018 sailing of Royal Clipper to Lisbon. Double occupancy prices start from $3,150 per person.

Valid: Depending on availability

Save Up to $1,000 on Winter Cruises on Pearl Seas

What it is: Pearl Seas Cruises is offering up to $1,000 on their cultural voyages to Cuba.

Eligible voyages include: Select winter 2018 and spring 2019 sailings

Valid: Depending on availability

Up to $2,000 Off Holiday Cruises on American Cruise Lines

What it is: Save on seven-night sailings of the all-new paddlewheeler, America, when you book a holiday cruise along the Mississippi River to New Orleans, Memphis and more, including one special sailing of a 10-night Colonial Holiday cruise on the new-for-2018 American Constitution sailing Chesapeake Bay, departing December 23, 2018.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2018 and 2019 holiday sailings

Valid: Depending on availability

Ponant Offers 25% Savings on Small-Ship Cruises for Winter

What it is: Save up to 25 percent on Ponant Cruises' far-flung sailings to Antarctica, Patagonia, Oceania or South Africa.

Eligible voyages include: Cruises departing January through March 2019

Valid: For a limited time only

--By Brittany Chrusciel, Associate Editor