Wave season is officially in full swing, which means now is the perfect time to book your next voyage. As a result, cruise lines are going all-out by offering all sorts of incredible discounts, perks, upgrades, and amenities to attract future passengers. Plus, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the offers listed below include flexible cancelation policies to help you feel more at ease when you (eventually) set sail. Read on for the best cruise deals for 2021 and 2022 in honor of wave season.
Windstar Cruises’ “Sail Small, Live Large With Big Perks” promotion lets travelers choose from an array of incredible perks depending on the length of the cruise and stateroom category. These include $1,000 in onboard credit per stateroom; a one-night hotel stay pre- or post-cruise on European sailings; a premium beverage package; and complimentary wifi. Future cruisers can also take advantage of discounted deposits. Plus, the line’s updated booking policy allows passengers to cancel up to 48 hours before embarkation. Book by February 28, 2021.
Embark on a bucket-list-worthy voyage with Emerald Cruises, which is currently offering a value-packed “Explore The World With Us” campaign. The offer is valid across an array of Europe and Asia ocean and river sailings throughout 2021 and 2022. Complimentary perks and savings include free roundtrip air, up to $2,500 in savings (per couple) depending on cruise length and stateroom category. Additionally, those who pay in full at least one year before embarkation can save up to 30 percent on cruise fares (depending on the selected itinerary). The cruise line’s flexible booking policy allows guests to “defer travel plans and transfer to an alternate departure date or itinerary” up to 60 days before departure without incurring any fees. Emerald is also offering 50 percent off deposits across all sailings. Book by February 28, 2021.
Holland America Line
Holland America Line’s annual “View & Verandah” promotion is back and better than ever. Those who book a 2021 or 2022 sailing will receive a stateroom upgrade; a signature beverage package; free one-night specialty dining; 10 percent off all shore excursions booked before March 14, 2021; 50 percent off deposits; and free (or reduced) fares for kids. According to the cruise line, the promotion applies to the first and second stateroom guests and is valid on most sailings. As part of the sale, guests can book an oceanview stateroom for the price of an interior one and a balcony stateroom for the cost of an oceanview one. The line’s cancelation policies, which can be viewed here, vary depending on embarkation date and cruise length. Book by February 28, 2021.
“Cruise Back Into Travel” with Uniworld, which is offering up to 30 percent off select 2021 itineraries. Those who opt to book their flights through Uniworld will save an additional $500 per person. (Private car transfer from the airport to the ship re also included with all airfare bookings.) Meanwhile, the cruise line’s cancelation policy allows passengers to change or suspend their cruise up to 60 days before embarkation without penalty. Alternatively, cruisers can opt to receive a non-refundable Future Travel Certificate “equal to the amount of funds received by Uniworld at the time of cancellation,” which can be used towards any 2021 or 2022 sailing. Book by March 31, 2021.
Azamara Waterways is currently offering up to 40 percent off a wide selection of voyages that set sail between May 1, 2021, and May 13, 2022. Free wifi is also included. As always, fares are all-inclusive, meaning gratuities, select beverages, and cultural events are all included aboard each voyage. The Cruise With Confidence Program allows passengers to cancel their reservation up to 48 hours before embarkation. (Those who opt to cancel will receive a Future Cruise Credit of the same amount initially paid. This credit is valid on all sailings through September 30, 2022, and must be used by April 30, 2022.) Book by March 31, 2021.
Regent Seven Seas
Upgrade Your Horizon with this incredible wave season promotion from Regent Seven Seas, including a free two-category suite upgrade across all ships (and 300-plus voyages!), along with 50 percent off all deposits. Those who book a Concierge Suite will enjoy a complimentary one-night, pre-cruise hotel stay. Or, splurge on a Penthouse Suite to enjoy personalized butler service. The Regent Reassurance policy allows cruisers to cancel their sailing up to 15 days before embarkation, in which they would receive a Future Cruise Credit in the amount paid. Book by February 28, 2021.
Princess’ annual Best. Sale. Ever. never disappoints. With a savings of up to $700 per guest (based on a six-night cruise), you won’t want to miss this limited-time promotion. This includes a complimentary Premier Beverage Package (which includes cocktails, wine, beer, bottled water, and more), wifi, gratuities, a stateroom location upgrade, and one specialty dining meal. Those who cancel their reservation 30 days before embarkation will receive a Future Cruise Credit based on the cancelation fee amount — given that the voyage departs on or before October 31, 2021. However, note that the credit is only valid on or before May 1, 2022, or within one year of the original embarkation (whichever is the later date). Book by March 2, 2021.
Discovery Awaits on your next Cunard sailing. Snag up to $2,000 in onboard credit (per stateroom) and 50 percent off deposits. Returning guests can receive a discount of up to $1,200. Additionally, Grill Suite passengers will receive complimentary drinks and gratuities. The offer is valid on over 250 voyages. The cruise line will also allow you to cancel your sailing up to 30 nights before embarkation; however, specific policies and fees vary depending on the departure date). Book by February 25, 2021.
Silversea is currently offering 20 percent off 2021 sailings, affording cruisers the opportunity to select from over 900 destinations across all seven continents. Reduced deposits (15 percent off) are also available. Cruise fares include oceanview suite accommodations, wines and spirits, wifi, butler service, and gratuities. Plus, the Cruise With Confidence program allows you to cancel your sailing up to 30 days before embarkation (valid on all sailings through December 31, 2021) in exchange for a Future Cruise Credit or a cash refund. Book by February 28, 2021.
Seabourn’s Signature Savings event — valid on select 2021 and 2022 sailings — offers stateroom upgrades, up to $1,000 in onboard credit (per suite), and up to 900 minutes of free wifi per guest. The cruise line is also offering 50 percent discounts on deposits. Those who book a Penthouse or Premium Suite will receive up to $2,000 in onboard credit (per suite), along with unlimited wifi. Those who book in full will receive an additional 10 percent off. Cancel your cruise up to 30 days before embarkation to receive a Future Cruise Credit in the amount paid (given the sailing departs on or before December 31, 2021). Book by March 1, 2021.
You Might Also Like:• 8 Comfortable Fall Shoes for Travelers
• 7 Surprising Places to See Stunning Fall Foliage Overseas
• The 10 Best Fall Train Rides in the U.S.
• What Do I Need in My Travel First-Aid Kit?
• Terramor: The Way Camping Should Be
We hand-pick everything we recommend and select items through testing and reviews. Some products are sent to us free of charge with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions and do not accept compensation to review products. All items are in stock and prices are accurate at the time of publication. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.