All the 2024 Wave Season Offers From Your Favorite Cruise Lines

The 2024 Wave Season is upon us, and the cruise lines have some great deals on offer, like discounted fares, room upgrades, OBC, and more.

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With the holidays over, it’s that time of year again. The 2024 Wave Season is upon us, and the cruise lines have some great deals on offer. From discounted cruise fares, to room upgrades, onboard credit, and more, now is the time to start planning (and booking) your travel for the upcoming year.

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All the 2024 Wave Season Offers From Your Favorite Cruise Lines

Celebrity Cruises Announces Semi-Annual Sale

With the new year well under way, Celebrity Cruises is celebrating their biggest offer of the year: the Semi-Annual Sale. Available now through April 7, 2024, travelers can enjoy 75% off their second guest’s cruise fare (non-refundable deposit rates) or 50% off their second guest (refundable deposit rates). And they can save up to an additional $200 per stateroom on select dates. 

Sailing to all seven continents and nearly 300 destinations, Celebrity Cruises is making it easier than ever for travelers to explore the world and visit their bucket-list destinations, including brand new three and four-night Caribbean itineraries. 

Celebrity Takes Delivery of Celebrity Ascent

Eligible itineraries for these huge savings include Celebrity Cruises biggest Caribbean season yet. Nine of Celebrity’s award-winning resorts at sea will sail the region. In addition, select sailings will call on Perfect Day at CocoCay, providing access to an exclusive private island experience.

On top of Caribbean escapes, this year Celebrity Cruises guests can explore Alaska like never before, soak up the history and romance of Europe’s cultural hotspots, or take in the breathtaking views of the Norwegian Fjords  – and all from the comfort of a revolutionary Edge Series ship.

Highlights for 2024:

  • For the first time, travelers will have the opportunity to getaway every weekend on Celebrity Reflection, Celebrity Silhouette, and Celebrity Summit sailing new three and four-night itineraries. From Friday to Monday, travelers will have the opportunity to break free from their routines and recharge in the Caribbean.
  • Celebrity Ascent, Celebrity Cruises’ fourth and newest ship in the brand’s award-winning Edge Series, embarks on her debut Caribbean season.  
  • Celebrity Beyond is spending her first summer season in the Caribbean and from May 2024 will also be offering Celebrity guests the private island experience of Perfect Day at CocoCay on longer itineraries. Travelers can relax on pristine sun-kissed beaches or escape to the adult-only Hideaway Beach, which includes private cabanas and a new signature restaurant.  
  • Celebrity Edge, will be spending her first season in Alaska in 2024, offering guests a fully immersive experience with its unique outward facing design.  
  • Celebrity Ascent will also make her European debut in April 2024. The Edge Series ship will spend the summer in Europe offering sailings to all of the Mediterranean’s hot spots including Santorini, Mykonos, Naples, Portofino and the island of Sicily.
  • As Japan continues to be one of the world’s most popular destinations, Celebrity Cruises is offering brand new itineraries to explore the very best the region has to offer.  

Princess Unveils 2024 Wave Sale 

Princess Cruises unveils offers on tap for the 2024 Wave Season, including savings of up to 40% off cruise fares, complimentary room upgrades, plus third and fourth guests’ sail for free.

The 2024 Wave Sale, available now, offers the following perks on select 2024, 2025, and 2026 sailings:

  • Up to 40% off cruise fares on voyages all over the globe.
  • Complimentary room upgrade offers between like-to-like stateroom types. For example, if booking the lowest priced mini-suite, the offer upgrades the location of the stateroom for free.
  • Third and fourth guests sail free when booked in the same stateroom as first and second guests. So, if a family of four is booking one stateroom, the third and fourth guests’ sail free.
2024 Wave Season

Best Fares of the Year

For those dreaming of making the greatest vacation memories on sun-drenched beaches with crystal clear water in the Caribbean, Mexico, or Hawaii, visiting ancient ruins in the Mediterranean, exploring castles in the British Isles, witnessing the topaz blue beauty of the glaciers in Alaska, or exploring exquisite temples in Japan, the 2024 Wave Sale has global destinations covered with the best fares of the year.

Examples include:

  • 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers (Southbound) on Sapphire Princess (May 18, 2024), starting at $399
  • 7-day Norwegian Fjords on Sky Princess (July 13, 2024), starting at $699
  • 7-day Western Caribbean with Mexico on Regal Princess (Oct. 27, 2024), starting at $399
  • 7-day Canada & New England on Enchanted Princess (Sep. 7, 2024), starting at $529
  • 7-day Mexican Riviera on Discovery Princess (Nov. 30, 2024) starting at $399
  • 16-day Hawaiian Islands on Ruby Princess (Jan. 3, 2025) starting at $899

Plus, those booking a 2024 Wave Sale cruise vacation can opt for the ultimate savings by adding inclusive packages like Princess Plus and Princess Premier. These packages add popular amenities like WiFi, beverages, desserts, fitness classes, crew gratuities, and more at an even greater savings of up 65% when the inclusive package amenities are purchased separately. 

Virgin Voyages Dives Into Highly Anticipated 2024 Wave Season

As Virgin’s newest travel company – one that has already smashed industry records and regularly sees Sailor rebooking rates of more than 50% – Virgin Voyages is bringing back its most inclusive offer ever for the cruise industry’s annual wave season.

Between now and Jan. 31, travelers can purchase a voyage for one Sailor and get 70% off the second Sailor, plus up to $600 USD in a Bar Tab, depending on the voyage length. Able to be used for specialty coffees, high-end, top-shelf cocktails, or the brand’s signature Shake for Champagne feature with Moët delivery on demand, the Bar Tab tiers include:

  • $600 for voyages 14+ nights
  • $300 for voyages 7-13 nights
  • $200 for voyages 5-6 nights
  • $100 for voyages 4 nights or less

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Holland America Line’s ‘Time of Your Life’ Wave Offer

Holland America Line is sailing into the annual “wave” cruise-booking season with a “Time of Your Life” offer. The promotion adds an extra layer of excitement to the holidays and New Year by enticing travelers to plan a memorable getaway for the upcoming year.

From Dec. 14, 2023, through Feb. 29, 2024, guests who book select summer 2024 through spring 2025 cruises with the “Have It All” premium cruise package receive a free stateroom upgrade, fare discounts, free fares for kids, and reduced deposits.

As a bonus, cruisers who book by Jan. 31, 2024, also receive up to $500 per stateroom onboard credit, depending on cruise length. This is in addition to the “Have It All” perks of shore excursions, beverages, specialty dining, and Wi-Fi that also are included with the cruise fare.

Wave Season 2024

‘Time of Your Life’ Promotion Benefits

  • Free Stateroom and Balcony Upgrades: Guests can book a verandah stateroom for the price of an ocean-view (or ocean-view for the price of an interior).
  • Free Fares for Kids: Guests ages 18 and under traveling as the third and fourth guests in a stateroom can sail on select 2024 and 2025 cruises for free (taxes, fees and port expenses are additional).
  • Reduced Deposits and Cruise Fare Discounts: Travelers can book their future cruise or Alaska Cruisetour with 50% reduced deposits for the first and second guests in the stateroom. Cruise fare savings up to 40% are available on sailings included in the promotion.
  • Onboard Credit: Guests who book by Jan. 31 receive $100 per person onboard credit for cruises six to nine days, $150 per person for Alaska Cruisetours and cruises 10 to 20 days, $200 per person on cruises 21 days or longer, and $250 per person for Legendary Voyages. The credit can be used for a variety of amenities, including specialty dining, spa services, shore excursions, gift shop purchases and more.
  • $500 Europe Air Credit Offer Combinable with “Time of Your Life”: Through Jan. 31, 2024, North American guests can still take advantage of a $500 air credit for up to two guests.

Best Cruise Values for Couples and Families 

  • “Time of Your Life” fares start at $799 per person, double occupancy, for Alaska seven-day cruises. With Kids Sail Free, a family of four could pay as little as $1,598 for a stateroom on a bucket-list Alaska cruise next season. 
  • In Europe, fares begin at $999 per person, double occupancy, for a Mediterranean sailing. Additionally, the $500 air credit per person applies to two guests per stateroom on Europe cruises booked through Jan. 31, 2024. Air credit guests must fly from North American gateways and use the Holland America Line Flight Ease air ticketing tool.

Atlas Ocean Voyages Announces January Savings Event

Atlas Ocean Voyages announces the launch of its January Savings Event combinable with the already popular Second Guest Sails Free promotion, making extraordinary journeys to Antarctica, the Arctic, South America, the Caribbean, and Europe even more enticing. In addition to exceptional savings, several voyages now feature Up to 4 FREE Shore Excursions on select Cultural Expeditions, allowing guests to delve even deeper into the cultural wonders awaiting them.

Year-Round Expeditions with Unmatched Experiences

With less than 200 guests on board, Atlas Ocean Voyages offers an intimate yachting experience. The Second Guest Sails Free promotion is available on all 2024 and 2025 expeditions, allowing travelers to explore the world’s most captivating destinations with a companion while enjoying 50% savings from our everyday published fare.

January Savings Event – Limited Time Offer

In addition to the Second Guest Sails Free offer, Atlas is introducing a January Savings Event promotion. This limited-time special, combinable with Second Guest Sails Free, is applicable to select 2024 expeditions. Bookings made between January 3 and February 3, 2024, will benefit from exclusive savings of up to $2,000 per stateroom, enhancing the value of an Atlas Ocean Voyages expedition.

FREE Shore Excursions

Exclusively available on our carefully curated Cultural Expeditions by Atlas™, these complimentary shore excursions enhance the exploration of vibrant art, intriguing architecture, local music, folklore, and more. Guests can expect an immersive journey that goes beyond the typical tourist experience, connecting more deeply with the heart and soul of each captivating destination.

Whether seeking polar adventures or cultural explorations, Atlas Ocean Voyages provides year-round opportunities for unforgettable experiences. From the pristine landscapes of Antarctica to the cultural richness of Europe, guests can choose from a diverse array of expeditions, each offering a unique blend of luxury and adventure.

Oceania Cruises Commences the New Year with Exclusive Savings on Small Ship Luxury Experiences

Oceania Cruises is ringing in the new year by offering savings of up to 50% off per stateroom on a vast array of destination-immersive voyages. This unrivaled offer is available on 112 sailings in 2024 and 2025 for bookings made now through February 29, 2024.

The New Year Sale features itineraries in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Alaska, Canada and New England, and South America. These itineraries range from seven to 32 days in length.

Making the best value in luxury cruising even better, the new year savings include Oceania Cruises’ already generous simply MORE value promise, with virtually everything guests desire included in their voyage fare. This includes free roundtrip airfare and airport transfers; a shore excursion credit of up to $1,400 per stateroom (credit varies by voyage length); complimentary vintage Champagnes, premium wines, and international beers during lunch and dinner in onboard restaurants; unlimited WiFi; and free gourmet specialty dining.

Featured Sailings Include:

  • Emirates & Adriatic Gems aboard Riviera, Dubai to Trieste departing May 14, 2024 (15 days). Sail exotic lands right out of Lawrence of Arabia to history-rich Ionian and Adriatic seaports, including Corfu, Kotor, and Split. The New Year Sale savings of 50%: Prices from $2,629 per person for  a veranda stateroom.
  • Mediterranean Stars aboard Insignia, Dubai to Barcelona departing May 13, 2024 (24 days). Witness an awe-inspiring mélange of mankind’s earliest achievements at must-see cities along the Aegean and Adriatic Seas. This odyssey also follows the siren’s call to a host of Mediterranean destinations including Sicily, Sorrento/Capri, and Monte Carlo. The New Year Sale savings of 50%: Prices from $4,829 per person for a veranda stateroom.
  • Turkish Ovation aboard Vista, Athens (Piraeus) to Istanbul departing July 23, 2024 (10 days). Place Turkey center stage as you uncover Ephesus’ nearly intact Roman ruins to Bodrum’s imposing Knights Hospitaller fortress. Then, relish in the distinctive, shimmering islands of Santorini, Crete, and Cyprus. The New Year Sale savings of 35%: Prices from $2,819 per person for a veranda stateroom.
  • West Africa Rhythms aboard Riviera, Barcelona to Cape Town departing November 14, 2024 (27 days). Let the vibrant communities of West African nations and the wilderness of Africa take center stage on this journey. Also, revel in coveted calls on the Canary Islands and overnight stays in Walvis Bay and Cape Town. The New Year Sale savings of 40%: Prices from $6,599 per person for a veranda stateroom.

Viking Launches New “Discover More” Sale

Viking launches its new the Discover More sale for this 2024 Wave Season, providing North American travelers with a variety of new booking incentives across the company’s collection of river, ocean, and expedition voyages. From now through January 31, 2024, Viking is offering special fares, up to free airfare and a $25 deposit on all itineraries—as well as additional savings for both new and returning guests.

“For more than 26 years, we have invited curious travelers to explore the world in comfort. We focus on the destination, and we design travel experiences for the thinking person. This approach has always allowed our guests to discover more history, science and culture when they travel with us,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking. “As this new year begins, we look forward to welcoming returning guests back on board, as well as introducing new travelers to the Viking way of exploration.”

Viking now explores all seven continents, with river, ocean ,and expedition voyages. The cruise line calls in more than 500 ports in more than 85 countries.

Highlights of Viking’s most popular itineraries:

  • Viking Homelands (15 days; Stockholm – Bergen). Sail historic waters and discover more of Scandinavia with overnights in Stockholm, Oslo, and scenic Bergen. See charming Ålborg and Gdańsk, and visit the grand cities of Berlin and Copenhagen. Witness breathtaking scenery from your ship as she glides through majestic Norwegian fjords in the legendary homelands of the Vikings.
  • Empires of the Mediterranean (10 days; Venice – Athens). Sail the Adriatic and Aegean, taking in all the riches of this fabled region. On an exploration bookended by iconic Venice and Athens, discover the ancient ruins of Olympia and the Acropolis. Explore the medieval warrens of Zadar and Dubrovnik, and admire the whitewashed villages of Santorini. Delight in the beauty of Corfu and be captivated by Koper, the gateway to picturesque Slovenia.
  • Rhine Getaway (8 days; Amsterdam – Basel). Explore one of Europe’s best-loved rivers. Discover the turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns, and stunning scenery of the Middle Rhine—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Taste the region’s renowned white wines. Savor the various culinary traditions of Alsace. With calls in Amsterdam, Cologne, and Basel, this journey reveals a landscape of beauty and culture.
  • Danube Waltz (8 days; Budapest – Passau). Soak at a Budapest thermal bath. Learn to waltz at a Viennese dance school. Savor Austro-Hungarian cuisine in Vienna and Budapest. Admire the Wachau Valley’s beauty. Explore lesser-known Central European cities like Bratislava and Passau. Witness daily monastic life on an exclusive visit to Göttweig Abbey. This eight-day itinerary reveals the best of these places while cruising through spectacular scenery.
  • Great Lakes Collection (15 days; Ontario – Duluth). Join Viking for a unique voyage across the waterways of all five Great Lakes. Experience urban centers and admire the power of thundering Niagara Falls. Explore the granite islands and sheltered inlets of Georgian Bay and traverse the famous Soo Locks. Study the aquatic ecosystems of the lakes as you journey into the dense boreal forests of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.
  • Antarctic Explorer (13 days; Buenos Aries – Ushuaia). This ultimate adventure takes you to the Antarctic peninsula, where you will witness towering glaciers, snow-covered landscapes, immense icebergs, and once-in-a-lifetime wildlife viewing. In the footsteps of famed explorers, you will be one of the few to discover the world’s last frontier. Each day brings new surprises and the opportunity to maximize wildlife sightings and adapt to ever-changing weather.
  • Heart of the Delta(12 days; New Orleans – Memphis). Immerse yourself in history and heritage on this journey bookended by New Orleans and Memphis. Attend a Privileged Access Mississippi Delta blues experience in Greenville and be inspired by the stories of famed musicians and iconic civil rights heroes. Savor Cajun and Creole cuisine, as well as Memphis’s famous barbecue. And stir your soul with the rhythms of Dixieland jazz, Delta blues and gospel.

Windstar Cruises Brings Back Popular “Pick Your Perk” Savings Offer

Windstar Cruises has announced its popular holiday season sale – Pick Your Perk. For a limited time, guests who book voyages with Windstar Cruises can enjoy exceptional savings and customized experiences while traveling to iconic destinations around the globe like the Mediterranean (including first-ever sailings aboard Star Legend this winter season); the Caribbean; Greek Isles; Tahiti (with new experiences aboard the 312 guest, all-suite Star Breeze); and even the cruise line’s new destinations such as South America and the Canary Islands.

2024 Wave Season

The popular savings period provides an opportunity for guests to plan their dream sea-based vacations and take advantage of discounts and special offers on all Windstar sailings through spring of 2026.

Now through Feb. 29, 2024, travelers are encouraged to “Pick Your Perk”: one free hotel night (which can be used pre- or post-cruise) OR up to $1,000 Onboard Credit. This can be used for Windstar’s award-winning shore excursions and adventures, spa services, or even special celebratory cocktails. Premium suite guests can select an upgrade to the All-Inclusive Fare which includes all alcohol, Wi-Fi, and all gratuities.

Explora Journeys Launches First Wave Promotion in the US

Explora Journeys has launched its first ‘wave season’ promotion in the US, ‘The Total Luxury Offer’. Guests can benefit from up to 40 percent savings on their journey when they book either an Ocean Terrace Suite or Ocean Grand Terrace Suite.   

The special offer is applicable for sailings on both EXPLORA I and EXPLORA II up to April 2026, on reservations made by January 31, 2024. Guests can also pay a 10 percent reduced deposit, and gain EUR 200 per person in Journey Experience Credit. 

The Total Luxury Offer applies to a range of journeys including:  

Crystal Cruises Suite Dreams Upgrade Offer

For this year’s Wave Season, Crystal has announced an exclusive offer for those looking to embark on voyages in 2024. Guests booking a 2024 cruise before Jan. 31 will receive a complimentary suite upgrade, as well as dry-cleaning and garment care also included free of charge.

The promotion includes:

  • Up to a three-category upgrade from an Aquamarine Veranda Suite to Sapphire Veranda Suite or from a Double Guest Room with Veranda to an Aquamarine Veranda Suite on select departures in 2024. Terms and conditions apply.  
  • Complimentary garment care and dry-cleaning services.
  • Only eligible for new reservations made after Dec. 14, 2023. Any changes to existing reservations would require guests to pay the prevailing rate. 

BOOK NOW: Discounted Rates on Many Cruises in 2024!

Save Up to $2,000 with Azamara’s Wave Season Offer

Azamara, the small-ship cruise line renowned for Destination Immersion and Extended Destination Days, is making a splash this wave season. The cruise line is giving travelers up to $2,000 off per stateroom on select sailings between April 1 and December 31, 2024, when booked between Dec. 6, 2023, and March 21, 2024.

With this special wave offer, Azamara invites guests to bid farewell to the hustle and bustle and savor more extraordinary moments in each destination. Extended Destination Days give travelers more time in port to explore and expand their horizons.

Azamara Enhances Land Program With Excursions By National Geographic

Travelers can save on Azamara sailings such as:

  • 7-Night Greece Intensive Voyage onboard Azamara Journey – starting at $1,323*. Starting July 6, 2024, travelers will set sail from Athens to explore the country’s rich history and charming islands. This sailing features Extended Destination Days in every port, allowing a total of 70+ hours to destinations such as Santorini, Crete, Rhodes, Patmos, and Mykonos.
  • 8-Night Wine and Culture Voyage onboard Azamara Quest – starting at $2,160*. Setting sail Sept. 3, 2024, this voyage offers special gastronomic experiences including guided tours to some of the best cider houses and restaurants in Gijon, Spain, tastings of Porto’s famous port wine, and festive meals of traditional tapas in the Old Town of La Coruña, Spain.
  • 9-Night Cities of The Western Med Voyage onboard Azamara Quest – starting at $1,728*. Beginning Oct. 31, 2024, this Mediterranean journey includes an overnight stay in Florence and Extended Destination Days in Monte Carlo, Mallorca, and Marseille, giving guests ample time to explore the iconic landmarks, breathtaking landscapes, and cultural treasures of each destination.

MSC Cruises Wave Season Deals

MSC Cruises will kick-off one of the largest cruise savings seasons of the year with its New Year’s Sale. From December 27 through January 15, MSC Cruises will offer cruises starting at just $279. Guests who book during Wave Season will also receive:

  • An Easy-Plus drink package
  • Wi-Fi for up to two devices per stateroom
  • Up to $400 onboard credit
  • Kids sail free

The deal applies to sailings in the Caribbean and North America, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, and Southern Caribbean through Winter 2025. With so many sailings, guests can save on spontaneous trips or begin planning future vacations to a variety of destinations.

Sample MSC Cruises Deals

  • A family of four booking an interior cabin for a quick 3-night getaway aboard MSC Seashore sailing from Port Canaveral this spring would save just over $600 compared to booking the cruise at full price and adding the extra amenities on their own.
  • That same family planning a dream vacation a year from now in the same type of cabin, with 7-nights aboard MSC Seascape sailing from Miami, would save more than $1,600 compared to paying full price.


Will you take advantage of any of these 2024 Wave Season deals? Do you have any cruises planned for 2024 yet? Drop us an anchor below to share your upcoming cruise plans.

Heidi is a physical therapist by profession, cruise enthusiast at heart, and Princess all the time! She is a self-confessed thrill seeker, obsessive planner, and over-packer. She is always looking for the latest and greatest adventures onboard and ashore, enjoys researching top things to do in ports of call, and loves dressing up for formal nights.
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