Fall Cruise Deals 2018

September 19, 2018
Autumn deals

The kids are back to school and summer has neared its end, but cruise deals continue to heat up the internet. From perks to discounts, find out how to save on your next cruise booking this fall.

Up to 40% Off Select Princess Cruises Itineraries

What it is: Receive up to 40 percent off your next cruise, when you book with Princess Cruises' "Sun-Drenched Deals" promotion. Cruises start from $539 for a weeklong Caribbean cruise out of Fort Lauderdale.

Eligible voyages include: Select fall 2018 to summer 2019 itineraries, to destinations including the Caribbean, Asia, South America, Australia and Hawaii

Valid: Through September 24, 2018

Norwegian's Free at Sea Offer Continues

What it is: Norwegian's Free at Sea perks include up to all five offers. 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 receive two perks; select Haven and suites receive up to all five offers. For a limited time, passengers can also receive up to $500 in onboard credit.

Eligible voyages include: More than 200 applicable sailings of three nights or more; exclusions apply. Separate offers for Norwegian Sky and Pride of America.

Valid: Extended through September 25, 2018

Uniworld Wants You to Explore the Exotics

What it is: Save up to 20 percent on Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection sailings to India, Southeast Asia and Egypt.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2018/2019 itineraries of cruises along the Nile, Mekong and Ganges Rivers.

Valid: Through September 30, 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 September 30, 2018

Save Up to $1,000/Person with Crystal Cruises' Early Booking Offer

What it is: Book now for an upcoming year of delightful river cruises through Europe, and save anywhere from $250 to $1,000 per person on a Crystal river itinerary like Vienna to Basel or Amsterdam to Frankfurt.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2018 and 2019 European river cruises

Valid:Through September 30, 2018

Cunard's End of Summer Savings Event

What it is: Book a Cunard cruise to a wide variety of destinations in a balcony cabin and save up to 30 percent off, as well as prepaid gratuities. 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: Through October 1, 2018

Celebrity's World Is Open Sale

What it is: The first two passengers to a stateroom receive two perks, which can include either a classic beverage package, unlimited Wi-Fi, $150 in additional onboard credit or prepaid gratuities. Additional passengers to a cabin (beyond the first and second) receive 50 percent off their cruise fare. Passengers booked in suites receive all four perks, including a premium beverage package upgrade.

Eligible voyages include: Select sailings four nights or longer to Alaska, Bermuda, the Caribbean and more destinations, departing October 1, 2018 through April 30, 2020 (exclusions, like the Galapagos and repositioning cruises, apply).

Valid: Through October 3, 2018

Save on Ponant

What it is: Save up to $4,200 per couple when you book a Ponant itinerary from their Quintessential Collection. Learn about food and wine in Siciliy, or climate change in Antarctica.

Eligible voyages include: A variety of sailings geared toward North American cruisers, with one hotel night included.

Valid: Through October 12, 2018

Sail Scenic's Newest Ship With Onboard Credit & Discounts

What it is: Book a land and cruise journey on Scenic Eclipse and benefit from up to $500 in onboard credit, earlybird fares of up to 10 percent off, early payment discounts of up to $750 per person, and free door-to-door transfers.

Eligible voyages include: Select 2019/2020 land-and-cruise departures

Valid: Through October 31, 2018

Seabourn's Set Sail Promotion

What it is: Book your Seabourn cruise this fall and enjoy an array of upgrades including a 300-minute internet package per person, up to $500 in onboard credit per cabin, up to $750 in air credits per person, a three-category suite upgrade and up to 15 percent savings on select voyages. When you book a penthouse or premium suite, expect an unlimited internet package per suite, up to $1,000 in onboard credit per suite and up to $1,500 per person in air credits.

Eligible voyages include: A variety of exotic cruises throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific islands, as well as Patagonia, Antarctica, South America, the coast of Africa and others.

Valid: Through November 13, 2018

Free Perks with Holland America's Explore4 Promotion

What it is: Holland America is offering four free perks when you book any cabin on select itineraries. Offers include a drinks package, a Pinnacle Grill dinner, free or reduced fares for third and fourth passengers, and reduced deposits. Additionally, suite passengers will receive an extra $100 in onboard credit per person.

Eligible voyages include: More than 600 sailings -- plus select Alaska Land+Sea Journeys -- from winter 2018 to spring 2020.

Valid: Through November 19, 2018

Cunard Offers Prepaid Gratuities & Upgrades

What it is: Cunard Line is offering complimentary cabin upgrades and prepaid gratuities when you book a cruise this fall. Book with just a $150 deposit; Grills Suites guests also receive free drinks.

Eligible voyages include: An array of sailings to Europe, the Caribbean, Canada/New England and transatlantic crossings.

Valid: Through November 19, 2018

Princess Cruises' Three for Free

What it is: Enjoy a free cabin upgrade, prepaid gratuities and onboard credit of up to $200 per person when you book a select Princess Cruise by mid-November.

Eligible voyages include: Cruises and cruisetours throughout summer 2019 and spring 2020

Valid: Through November 19, 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, MSC Seaside or MSC Meraviglia -- a value of more than $250 per person.

Eligible voyages include: Select Caribbean itineraries aboard Divina, Seaside or Meraviglia departing now through winter.

Valid: Extended through November 30, 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: Extended through November 30, 2018

Early Booking Offer on Victory Cruise Lines in Yucatan

What it is: Book ahead by the end of 2018 for a land and cruise adventure in the Yucatan, and save $1,500 per person. prices start at $2,999

Eligible voyages include:Departures from Miami for an intimate tour of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula in an 11-night combination of cruise and land stays.

Valid: Through December 15, 2018

Star Clippers Homeports in St. Maarten, Offers 2-Night Caribbean Hotel Stay

What it is: Celebrate Star Clippers' Star Flyer homeporting from St. Maarten, or take the Royal Clipper from Barbados, and enjoy a complimentary two-night hotel stay before or after your sailing plus breakfast and transfers, valued around $600.

Eligible voyages include: A selection of seven- to 14-night sailings departing this December through winter 2019, beginning or ending in Barbados or St. Maarten.

Valid: Depending on availability

Save Up to $1,000 on Pearl Seas' Cuba Cruises

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

Eligible voyages include: Select 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

Save Hundreds on AmaWaterways' Newest River Ship

What it is: AmaWaterways is offering up to $800 to sail its newest vessel AmaMagna on its inaugural season in 2019. With this offer, passengers can upgrade from a base-category stateroom to a 355-square-foot suite with a supplement of $2,999 per person.

Eligible voyages include: AmaMagna sailings throughout 2019

Valid: For a limited time only

--By Brittany Chrusciel, Associate Editor