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White sand beaches, turquoise waters, and swaying palm trees all await during a winter cruise to the Caribbean. Spend your days diving into the warm ocean, indulging in fresh seafood and local specialties, and discovering the natural beauty of this tropical region. Our winter cruises sail to all areas of the Caribbean, including the Eastern islands of St. Maarten, Tortola, and Puerto Rico; the Western Caribbean beaches of Cozumel and Belize; and the popular ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao) in the Southern Caribbean.

Escape on a sunny cruise to the Bahamas, where you’ll enjoy vibrant reefs, delicious seafood, and world-class rum. Lounge on the many beaches around the capital of Nassau, or spend an exhilarating day at the Atlantis Resort, where there are dozens of water slides for the whole family to enjoy. Go on an excursion to Blue Lagoon Island and swim with dolphins and sea lions, or relax on a hammock in Balmoral Island and enjoy the view from this tropical paradise.

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When it comes to planning the ultimate getaway, there are so many reasons why cruise vacations rank among the most popular travel options. First of all, they’re completely stress-free. On a cruise vacation, all the planning is taken care of by the cruise line — from the destinations you sail to and the shore excursions available at each port, to a full range of entertainment and activities happening onboard every day. If you’re not a planner, or if the only things you’re looking to focus on during your getaway is savoring great food, relaxing, and soaking up the sights, cruise vacations are the way to go. A cruise vacation is also a great option if you’re traveling with the whole family, especially when you opt for a Royal Caribbean cruise. All of the ships in this cruise line’s fleet offer family-friendly experiences for guests of all ages. Even little ones will find plenty of ways to play with spaces and activities designed for tots to tweens. One of the top reasons savvy travelers love cruising, though, is because of the incredible value it offers. With Royal Caribbean, your cruise fare includes access to most of the ship’s attractions, select dining venues and all of the entertainment onboard. If you want to make your experience even more all-inclusive, you can opt for beverage and specialty dining packages that cover drinks and dinner at some of the most exclusive restaurants in the fleet. On top of all that, the cruise line presents frequent limited-time offers and seasonal sales, making it easy to score big savings when booking your vacation.

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Whether you’re looking to book a short getaway or a longer adventure to far-flung destinations, Royal Caribbean makes it easy to save big on everything from your cruise fare to special experiences onboard and onshore. The first step to making sure you get the best deals is to join the cruise line’s email list. Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive regular updates on all the latest offers, like deals by destination , kids sail free promotions and flash sales. The savings don’t end when you book your cruise, though. Once you’ve made a reservation, you’ll also receive notifications about special offers for onboard experiences — like discounts on beverage and specialty dining packages, shore excursions, spa services, and more via My Royal Cruise .

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It’s an age-old question — does the early bird really get the worm, or are there perks to taking a “wait-and-see” approach? If you’re booking a cruise vacation, you’ll find there are benefits to both strategies. Planning ahead is a great way to score big savings , as Royal Caribbean often runs early saver deals to guests booking well in advance. It’s also pretty safe to assume prices usually go up as availability goes down the closer you get to your sail date, so booking ahead is a surefire way to lock in a great rate. That said, booking a cruise at the last minute can also yield some unexpected savings — but only if the itinerary you’re interested in hasn’t sold out yet.

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As the winter season approaches, many travelers seek new and exciting ways to escape the cold and enjoy the season's beauty. Winter cruises offer the perfect solution, combining the excitement of a winter cruise vacation with the beauty of winter landscapes. Fortunately, many winter cruise deals for 2024 are available, offering travelers to explore winter wonderlands on the high seas. From Northern Lights cruises to tropical island getaways, our winter cruise deals suit every traveler's preference and budget. Some of the best winter cruises you could board are the Caribbean cruise, Norwegian Fjords cruise, Mediterranean cruise, Antarctica cruise, Australian cruise, and New Zealand cruise.

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1. Caribbean Cruise - Escape the winter chill and soak up the sun on a Caribbean cruise. Popular ports of call include St. Thomas , Nassau, Jamaica, and Grand Cayman.

2. Norwegian Fjords Cruise - Witness the breathtaking beauty of the Northern Lights on a Norwegian Fjords cruise. Some cruises even offer a chance to explore the Arctic Circle and see the wildlife there.

3. Mediterranean Cruise - Explore the ancient ruins and stunning architecture of Europe's Mediterranean region while avoiding the summer crowds.

4. Antarctica Cruise - Experience the ultimate winter wonderland on an Antarctica cruise —Marvel at the pristine landscapes, icebergs, and wildlife, including penguins, seals, and whales.

5. Australian Cruise - Head down under and explore the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Harbor, and the scenic coastlines of Australia on a winter cruise.

6. New Zealand Cruise - Discover the natural beauty of New Zealand's Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park and the vibrant cities of Auckland and Wellington on a winter cruise.

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1. Caribbean - The Caribbean is one of the most popular destinations for winter cruises. With its warm climate, stunning beaches, and vibrant culture, it's no wonder why.

2. Hawaii - Another popular winter cruise destination is Hawaii. This tropical paradise offers visitors the chance to explore volcanoes, hike through lush rainforests, and soak up the sun on some of the world's most beautiful beaches.

3. Norway - Norway is a great choice for those who want to experience the magic of the Northern Lights. Cruises along the Norwegian coast allow passengers to see the stunning natural beauty of this region and witness the Aurora Borealis in all its glory.

4. Australia and New Zealand - These two countries offer a range of activities for winter cruise travelers, from exploring cities like Sydney and Auckland to exploring natural wonders like the Great Barrier Reef and Milford Sound.

5. Antarctica - For the ultimate winter wonderland experience, a cruise to antarctica is hard to beat. This remote region offers stunning landscapes, wildlife, and the opportunity to participate in unique activities like kayaking and camping on the ice.

6. Alaska  - A winter Alaska cruises offers a chance to enjoy this region's winter scenery and wildlife. Passengers may see snow-capped mountains, frozen waterfalls, Aurora Borealis, glaciers, and wildlife like bald eagles, moose, and sea lions.

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1. Layering is key - The temperature on a winter cruise can vary greatly depending on the time of day and the location, so it's important to pack layers that can be added or removed as needed. A good layering system might include a base layer like thermal underwear, a middle layer like a sweater or fleece jacket, and an outer layer like a waterproof or windproof jacket.

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Swapping blizzards for trade winds, winter cruises can be the tonic to your seasonal downswing. Not unlike birds, cruise ships head south for the winter, chasing the sun, sand, and appeal of tropical paradise. Though with an increase in expedition travel, shifting routes are leveraging the winter months as prime time for glacial destinations, from the northern lights to Antarctica. If you’re going to travel to the ends of the earth, 2019 was the year ships stepped up to take you there in luxury and style. This past year alone saw 10 new expedition builds hit the seas, including the ultra luxury flair of Scenic Eclipse , complete with two helicopters and a seven-person submarine, and Hurtigruten's Roald Amundsen , the industry's first hybrid ship powered by LNG and electric battery. Whether the destination is a remote island or an iceberg, these winter cruises are your best bet for the season.

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From Boston to Miami , ports swell throughout the winter months with ships headed south to the Caribbean. This season’s mega-ships joining the fray include Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas , the world’s largest cruise ship; Norwegian’s newest and largest ship, Norwegian Encore , and the design-forward Celebrity Edge . Narrowly avoiding extensive damage from Hurricane Dorian , the cruise-favorite ports of The Bahamas are all back and operating at full capacity. As for determining what Caribbean itinerary is best for you, the cruise line and ship should take top priority. There’s not too much variation in beach quality at destinations along the eastern and western Caribbean routes, and nearly all islands offer comparable thrills such as zip-lining, scuba diving, and liquor tastings.

Private cruise line island stops help distinguish Caribbean itineraries, where well-kept beaches are steps from the ship and the shore-side BBQ lunches are included. New this year, Royal Caribbean’s Perfect Day CocoCay enhances the private island experience. The Bahamas-based outpost features an expansive water park featuring North America’s tallest water slide, a helium balloon that takes adventurers 450 feet high, and floating cabanas available to rent for the day.

For smaller ships, Viking has three of its sister ships traversing the Caribbean this winter , sailing seven to 21 nights from Miami, San Juan, and New York. Silversea continues its annual Caribbean winter itineraries spanning five to 24 days, with highlights that include swimming with the pigs of Exuma Island, a day in the remote Mayreau Island with a population of 200, and the remarkable 365 beaches at Falmouth, Antigua, and Barbuda.

Antarctica

Topping the bucket list as the final frontier for the world’s most avid travelers, Antarctica has never been more accessible, as a surge in expedition cruising has chartered new ways south. Only a select few vessels in the world are outfitted with ice-strengthened hulls strong enough to forge through the waters and iceberg-flanked passageways of the sprawling continent. The range in cruises spans small, expedition-focused ships that can accommodate 50-100 passengers to larger, 200-passenger five-star vessels. Voyages originate predominantly from Argentina’s Buenos Aires and Ushuaia before crossing the choppy seas of the Drake Passage, where whales can often be spotted frolicking in a ship’s wake. Temperatures on the Antarctic Peninsula (where most cruise ships frequent) are warmest December through February, with averages in the 30s. Nearly 24 hours of daylight makes up for the climate, with endless hours of sightseeing and sporadic excursions from the ship by way of guided Zodiac boats and kayaks.

On trend is the new fly-cruise experience, optimizing your time cruising the Antarctic coast by flying over the trying swells of the Drake Passage, normally a two-day trip by sea completed in two hours by plane. Having launched just last month, Antarctica21's Magellan Explorer is the region’s newest ship purpose-built for the operation of Antarctic fly and cruise expeditions. If you prefer your white ice caps with white glove service, Silversea’s newly announced Antarctica Bridge will be the first to bring an ultra-luxury touch to the fly-cruise experience. An all-business class private charter jet will transport passengers from Punta Arenas, Chile to the Silver Explorer , ready to cruise through the remote paradise (slated for its first expedition December 2021).

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Ocean and river cruises continue to expand their routes throughout Southeast Asia, with ports in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore showing significant growth in cruise traffic this past year. Avoiding the heat of the summer, most cruise lines focus their itineraries on the region in the fall and winter months. Singapore is a major hub for ocean liners as well as a popular stopover for smaller ships passing through. The island city-state is a seasonal home to Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas from October through April, sailing mostly four- to five-day trips north to Malaysia and Thailand; Princess Cruises’ Sapphire Princess from December through February sailing a wide variety of Southeast Asia itineraries; and Costa Cruises’ Costa Fortuna , which does primarily week-long tours of Malaysia and Thailand.

River cruises are most predominantly found on the Mekong in Vietnam and Myanmar’s Irrawaddy river . Viking Mekong has a seven-day Mekong river tour that shifts from a northbound to southbound river expedition weekly, with the most temperate weather found in the low 70s from December through March. December and January are best for Myanmar’s river cruises as it’s one of the sunniest and driest times of the year, with temperatures along the river banks averaging from 75 degrees in Mandalay to 80 degrees in Bagan. Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours’ year-round Bagan and Mandalay river cruise on the Scenic Aura adds the comforts of luxury as you explore one of the world’s most remote destinations.

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The most popular port in Australia is the coveted Sydney Harbour, home to the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. January and February are the warmest months to head down under, averaging temperate 72-degree days with an average of nine hours of sunshine. Royal Caribbean has invested heavily in the market, steering four ships with more than 80 sailings throughout their 20/21 season. Ovation of the Seas returns for its fifth winter homeport in Sydney with two- to 19-night itineraries that include the South Pacific. Opting for a more intimate and luxurious cruise of the Tasman Sea, Seabourn Encore ferries passengers one way between Sydney and Auckland on a 14- to 16-day New Zealand & Australia itinerary from December through March. (One warning: Come prepared with layers and rain gear, as it’s not uncommon to experience a swell of weather patterns in a matter of hours.)

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As elusive as they can be magical, the Northern Lights are the primary drive for opting to coast along the frigid waters of Norway in the winter months. Drastically dropping below zero as you near the Arctic Circle, temperatures will rarely peak above 20 degrees. Add in an average of five to six hours of daylight (or even less in the Arctic Circle as polar nights bring days without the sun). But the discomfort is tamed by the majesty of a Northern Lights sighting. Among the most dependable guides to the region, Hurtigruten’s Norwegian-owned and operated history with the coast dates to 1893. Predominantly known as a ferry line that shuttles locals, Hurtigruten welcomes expedition travelers on no-frills Northern Lights tours. The 12-day sailings run October through February. With their experience and northernmost-reaching itineraries, they’re so confident you’ll glimpse the Northern Lights during this time that if you don’t, they offer compensation by way of a six- or seven-day cruise free of charge. Of the larger lines, British-based P&O Cruises offers only one to two itineraries each year in search of the phenomenon, while Royal Caribbean offers a single itinerary that reaches the Arctic Circle this year on Jewel of the Seas . Select smaller lines that traverse the Arctic Circle with a little more regularity during the wintery months include Cruise & Maritime Voyages, Saga Cruises and Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.

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Regulations prohibit foreign-flagged ships (a.k.a. nearly all major cruise lines) to sail a U.S.-based itinerary without stopping at one foreign port. Cruise lines have skirted around this issue by creating Hawaiian voyages that originate in Vancouver , make a pit stop in Ensenada, Mexico on the way to Honolulu , or make Hawaii a destination on a transpacific crossing. Hawaii’s winter temperatures average in the high 70s and cruises that sail the island waters January through March are timed for a chance encounter with humpback whales . Norwegian Cruise Line currently operates seven- to 14-day itineraries roving the Hawaiian islands and making its way to the South Pacific in the spring. Go for the seven-night “greatest hits” cruise that hits up ports including Maui, Kona, and Kauai. If you’re looking to sail from the mainland, Princess Cruises’ Star Princess and Grand Princess feature round-trip 15-day itineraries to Hawaii from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Vancouver . 

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Cruises are the most practical and immersive way to experience the natural wonder of this archipelago of volcanic islands, which straddles the equator in the Pacific Ocean. Smaller, intimate ships sail uniform routes approved by Galápagos National Park . December through March marks the high season on the islands, as the temperatures average in the upper 70s and low 80s, and endemic species enter into breeding and nesting season. Choosing a Galápagos cruise comes down to what kind of adventure you want, and what standard of luxury you’re seeking. Sailing its inaugural winter season, Celebrity Flora has arrived in the islands as one of the most high-tech and luxurious ships to navigate the islands in years. The 100 passenger ship is sailing 10- to 16-night itineraries. Silversea’s Silver Galápagos seven-day trek continues its all-inclusive sailings as capacity demands lead to the line’s expansion with Silver Origin , set to debut summer 2020. For a more intimate and eco-conscious expedition , Ecoventura sails luxury yachts with capacity for only 20 passengers on 7-night itineraries. 

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Prioritizing the romanticism of strolling Piazza San Marco in Venice with room to breathe over a beach is a real consideration—especially as European cruise ports continue to manage overcrowding issues in the high season. Cruising Europe in the winter months adds a convenience factor that’s hard to find any other time of the year, as restaurants welcome you in off the street, winding lines for top museums and attractions are almost non-existent, and bargaining at the deserted markets is in your favor. The Christmas market river cruises are among the most popular of the season, alighting at each frankincense-filled pop-up along the Rhine and Danube rivers. It’s important to note for ocean cruises that the seas can be rough, especially the Bay of Biscay. Weather conditions can often lead to last-minute itinerary changes and canceled excursions. Also, some of the port highlights use the slow season to close for break or refurbishment. Plan ahead and come prepared with a few options for each port.

Among the new ships making their way through Europe this winter season, AmaWaterways' 196-passenger AmaMagna is turning heads as the first-of-its-kind, extra-wide river ship. The ship is nearly twice the width of standard riverboats, increasing capacity but also adding more interior space for dining venues, a heated pool, and a water sports platform from the back of the ship. The ship will roam the Danube year-round, including an annual November and December Christmas Markets on the Danube tour .

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Are you looking to escape the winter cold? Or are you looking for somewhere that feels a bit more like winter? With Norwegian, you'll find plenty of exciting itineraries no matter what you desire. Consider cruises to The Caribbean or Hawaii for plenty of warm sunshine. Or, check out the Mediterranean without the summertime crowds.

Taking a cruise in the winter is ideal for families with children on holiday breaks too. If you're considering a 2023 winter cruise with Norwegian, read about some incredible destinations you can explore.

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Western Caribbean Cruises

The Western Caribbean is home to incredible diving, exciting snorkeling, ancient Maya sites, and delicious food. Book a Western Caribbean winter cruise to explore ports such as:

  • Costa Maya, Mexico.
  • Cozumel, Mexico.
  • Harvest Caye, Belize.
  • Roatan, Honduras.

Potential activities include a visit to the world-famous Tulum Maya site on the coast of The Caribbean Sea. In Belize, snorkel along the Belize Barrier Reef - the world's second-largest barrier reef system. Get your adrenaline going with multiple zip lines, off-road adventures, and more.

A Western Caribbean cruise is excellent for couples or family travelers. You'll find plenty of educational opportunities, outdoor adventure, and warm weather.

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Mexican Riviera Cruises

Located along Mexico's Pacific Coast, the Mexican Riviera offers world-class deep-sea fishing, award-winning golf courses, epic diving and snorkeling, and plenty of nightlife. With a Norwegian Mexican Riviera cruise, you could visit ports such as:

  • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
  • Mazatlan, Mexico.
  • Ensenada, Mexico.

Mexican Riviera cruises are great for West Coast travelers who don't want to deal with a long plane ride before starting their cruise. Visit the famous La Bufadora blowhole in Ensenada, take a boat ride out to Cabo's famous arch, listen to live mariachi music in Puerto Vallarta, and catch a glimpse of the famous cliff divers in Mazatlan.

Learn about Mexico's award-winning wines in Baja, visit a tequila factory near Puerto Vallarta, party at some of the world-famous bars in Cabo San Lucas, and stroll Puerto Vallarta's expansive promenade in search of the best seafood. There's plenty of adventure waiting for you in the Mexican Riviera, too, with off-road and snorkel excursions available.

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Australia and New Zealand Cruises

Winter in the Northern Hemisphere is the summer cruise season in Australia and New Zealand. A few of the exciting destinations you can visit include:

  • Melbourne, Australia.
  • Burnie (Tasmania), Australia.
  • Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Akaroa, New Zealand.

Depart from Sydney, visit some incredible cities, and explore stunning natural landscapes as you travel to Auckland. There are lots of potential wildlife spotting opportunities, including koalas, wallabies, dolphins, seals, and penguins.

Cruise along Milford Sound, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the crown jewel of Fiordland National Park. Pass by lush vertical cliffs and plenty of waterfalls. Next is Dusky Sound, which is only accessible by boat or plane. Its remoteness makes it an excellent breeding site for Fiordland crested penguins. When you cruise through Doubtful Sound, watch for crested penguins, fur seals, whales, and bottle-nose dolphins.

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Cruise the Hawaiian Islands

Another great option for a 2023 winter cruise is Hawaii. Norwegian offers the only cruise sailing four Hawaiian islands in seven days - all year. This itinerary has been voted the best Hawaii itinerary for 15 years by Porthole Cruise Magazine. Our Hawaii cruises start and end in Honolulu, so you don't spend days at sea before arriving in Hawaii. Ports of call include:

  • Kahului, Maui.
  • Hilo, Hawaii.
  • Kona, Hawaii.
  • Nawiliwili, Kauai.
  • Honolulu, Oahu.

Visit historical landmarks such as Pearl Harbor and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Explore active volcanoes like Kilauea, take a surfing lesson in Kona, experience a traditional Hawaiian luau, explore the lush rainforests of Haena, and more.

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Mediterranean Cruises

Skip the summer crowds and head to Europe during the winter. You won't necessarily want to swim in the sea, but you'll have plenty of other exciting things to do to keep you busy. Depending on your destinations and what time of winter you go, there might even be a Christmas market or two going on. Potential ports of call on a 2023 winter cruise to the Mediterranean include:

  • Venice (Trieste), Italy.
  • Koper, Slovenia.
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • Valletta, Malta.
  • Naples, Italy.
  • Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy.
  • Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy.
  • Cannes, France.
  • Barcelona, Spain.
  • Palma, Majorca.
  • Granada (Malaga), Spain.
  • Seville (Cadiz), Spain.

Consider a cruise that departs from Trieste, near Venice, that takes you to some of the most iconic destinations in Europe. Stroll along centuries-old buildings in walled cities like Dubrovnik and Baroque-style palaces and piazzas in Valletta. Visit the famous Roman Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Museums , Michelangelo's David in Florence, or the Leaning Tower in Pisa . Walk along the famous palm-lined promenade in Cannes and see if you can spot anyone famous. Marvel at Gaudi's masterpieces in Barcelona.

Granada has a fascinating blend of European and Arab cultures. Don't miss famous landmarks like The Alhambra , considered one of the best examples of Moorish art in Spain, or Seville's cathedral, one of the world's largest. Your cruise might end in Portugal where you are free to explore the beautiful architecture and award-winning wines.

If it's an adventure you're after, book one of the many hiking, walking, and off-road excursions. There's no shortage of incredible eats on a Mediterranean cruise either. Try the Margherita pizza in Naples, gelato in Rome, tapas in Barcelona and Seville, and more.

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Is winter really the coldest season of the year? Escape clichés and stereotypes! Winter can be anything you desire with MSC Cruises. From a blissfully sunny holiday to the lasting emotions of art cities and natural wonders. Set off on an exciting winter break and savor a season of adventure, thrills, and discovery! For your winter cruises in 2023 and 2024 choose from over 150 destinations across 70 countries onboard 22 stunning ships.

MSC Cruises winter itineraries can suite all your time needs. Your winter holiday will only last a handful of days? Or maybe you are planning something more than a short winter escape? Choose the perfect solution for you, from mini-cruises of 3 or 4-night, to classical 7-night itineraries up to 10 or 11-night routes.

Would you like to enjoy MSC cruises’ comfort even longer? Choose from lengthy 23, 24 or 27-night winter cruises or even extended adventures that include the phenomenal 120-night World Cruise . Dreaming of the ultimate Christmas or New Year's cruise ? Stop fantasizing, your winter holiday is just a click away!

There are so many choices for your next winter getaway! From a mighty tropical cruise around the Caribbean and South America to memorable Red Sea adventures or exploring Emirates , Qatar and Oman . Searching for even more audacious destinations? Discover South America or Far East ! Do you feel like indulging in a great classic? With winter breeze, discover the Mediterranean and Northern Europe in an atmosphere you won't forget!

Sail in comfort on MSC Cruises’ fleet of ships, including the newest MSC Euribia , MSC World Europa , and MSC Seascape ! Affordable packages such as Fly & Cruise and Stay & Cruise are also available. Book your winter cruise now and make lasting memories!

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Looking for ideas for your winter sun holidays ? Go tropical to recharge for the new year with a cruise around the Caribbean . Be bowled over by the skyline and dunes of Dubai and Qatar , or dive into Egypt's Red Sea treasures. Chase the sun on a winter getaway around South Africa , sailing from Cape Town to Namibia or Durban and Mozambique . Feel immersed in South American vibrancy in Brazil , Argentina , and Uruguay . Soak in the rich heritage of the Mediterranean , sightseeing around Italy , Spain , Morocco , Greece, and Israel . Embrace winter season with a tour of Europe's 'Northern Pearls' without the high-season crowds. Choose the best winter cruise deals and expect the best for your winter holidays in 2023 and 2024.

Caribbean winter cruises

A world of sea adventures awaits you in the Caribbean . Dive into crystal-clear waters snorkeling in fabulous coral reefs. Experience the vibrancy of island life and enjoy the privacy of our exclusive private island, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve . With six ships sailing to the Caribbean , pick from a variety of itineraries ranging from 3 to 11-night exciting routes . Discover western Caribbean destinations like the Bahamas , Jamaica , Honduras and Mexico . Eastern Caribbean cruises offers thrilling adventures in stunning islands like Puerto Rico , Guadeloupe , Saint Lucia and Barbados . For your winter Caribbean cruise, choose an adventure like no other!

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Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia winter cruises

Searching for winter sun destinations? Roam the Red Sea on an epic winter cruise! From November 2023 to March 2024, MSC Orchestra will sail the Red Sea on an astonishing 7-night itinerary around the region’s most iconic destinations. The ship will homeport in Safaga , calling Jeddah in Saudi Arabia , Aqaba in Jordan , Sharm El-Sheikh and Sokhna Port in Egypt . Collect a treasure trove of Egyptian memories, visiting the rich culture of Luxor , Cairo and Giza or dive into the beautiful waters of Sharm El-Sheikh. Discover the ancient desert city of Petra in Jordan and Al Balad in Saudi Arabia. Winter is the best time of year to discover Red Sea wonders!

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Winter cruises in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Oman

What happens when the desert meets the sea? Find it out on a fantastic winter cruise in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Oman . Witness towering skyscrapers, lively souks, and captivating sunsets over sand dunes during your winter cruise in the Arabian Peninsula . Relish the Middle Eastern flavors onboard MSC Opera and MSC Virtuosa . Be seduced by the region’s beauty, tradition, and innovation as you explore pristine beaches, historic sites, and spectacular modern cityscapes. With various cruise durations available, ranging from 7-night trips to extended Grand Voyages lasting up to 27 nights , discover the incomparable allure of this destinations.

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Mediterranean

There is more to the Mediterranean than summer holidays. So, climb aboard this winter for a fresh new take on the region. From Spain, Morocco, Italy and France to Israel, Malta and Greece , explore heritage cities and iconic landmarks. Discover the Mediterranean on board MSC World Europa, MSC Fantasia, MSC Sinfonia and MSC Poesia . There are hundreds of wonders waiting to stir your emotions!

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Northern Europe

Make your travel dreams come true on a 7-night cruise to some of Northern Europe’s top cities . Sail on MSC Cruises' newest ship, MSC Euribia , and travel in style as you tick off bucket-list destinations. Whether it’s the elegance of Hamburg , the vibrancy of London , the culture and cuisine of Paris , the cosmopolitan vibe of Amsterdam or the brilliance of Brussels , you will return home full of indelible memories!

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Caribbean and Bermuda

Set sail on  MSC Meraviglia  departing from  New York  and choose between a wide variety of itineraries ranging  from 5 to 11 nights . Visit the Big Apple before departing for  three matchless winter cruises itineraries:   Bermuda, Bermuda  and  Caribbean, or Caribbean and Mexico ! In the Caribbean, experience Bahamas’ white sand beaches and exclusive  Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve .

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South America

Get ready to dance to the beat of tango and samba! Explore Brazil 's infamous beaches, Argentina ’s pulsating cities and the stunning coastal splendors of Uruguay . With six ships sailing the seas of South America , this winter MSC Cruises will take you on an everlasting adventure. Choose between 3 to 8-night cruises up to 24-night Grand Voyages on board MSC Preziosa , MSC Grandiosa , MSC Lirica , MSC Musica , MSC Seaview and MSC Armonia .

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South Africa

Is South Africa on your travel wishlist? Set sail this winter on board MSC Splendida ! Choose from a series of magnificent itineraries ranging from 3 to 12-night. Discover the secrets of Durban and Cape Town or be enchanted by the wonderful white sands of Pomene and the Inhaca Archipelago in Mozambique . Looking for a special adventure for your New Year's cruise? Venture out into the Indian Ocean and set sail towards Mauritius and the island of Réunion !

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From Japan's paradise islands to the ever-changing Taiwanese metropolis of Taipei , sail to enchanting Far East with MSC Bellissima cruise. Experience soulful energy and soothing serenity sailing to Naha, Kobe, or Kagoshima, or opt for longer cruises from Yokohama and explore Tokyo 's sacred temples like Kiyomizu-Dera and Kinkaku-Ji. Stroll the streets of Taipei and be amazed by its ultra-modern atmosphere. Be inspired by the contrast of landscapes of profound beauty with ancient wonders and the buzz of city living.

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Are you dreaming of a warm winter vacation this year? As the weather cools down, heat things up with a holiday cruise to a sun-drenched destination. Find Christmas cheer at sea, welcome the New Year in with friends on deck or spend February on a cruise to tropical islands.

Ready for some inspiration? Here are our top picks for the ultimate winter cruise vacation.

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The Caribbean Sea offers the warm, tropical paradise you’re looking for when winter chills set in at home. Here’s just a taste of your options to help you choose winter cruise deals in the Caribbean .

1. Grand Cayman

If all you can think about is swimming in aqua seas, snorkeling with colorful marine life and lazing on the sand, a cruise to Grand Cayman delivers. Here, you’ll even have the opportunity to get up-close and personal with stingrays, dolphins and turtles. Can’t wait to hit the shops? Charming George Town is just minutes from the cruise dock, for retail therapy.

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When you embark on an excursion to explore Cayman by land and sea , you’ll enter the underwater world via a luxurious, semi-submarine. Discover mysterious shipwrecks and spot pretty angelfish on coral reefs. You’ll also see the grand Governor’s House, the famous Seven Mile Beach and green sea turtles at the Cayman Turtle Center.

With long sunny days and balmy nights, Belize ranks up there with the best cruises in December and throughout winter. This is a destination made for thrill-seekers, with jungles for mountain biking and zip lining, rivers for tubing and kaleidoscopic coral gardens for snorkeling.

aerial view of the xunantunich mayan ruins found new belize

A cruise to Belize wouldn’t be complete without a trip to ancient Mayan sites. Visit the Xunantunich Mayan Ruins , located just two miles from the Guatemala border. A 40-meter high temple, El Castillo joins plazas and palaces on a backdrop of panoramic views. Back in port, Belize City offers a culture fix with colonial charm and the bustling Tourism Village for souvenir shopping.

The Bahamas

A warm winter family vacation to The Bahamas offers something for all ages. The region is a top spot for the best cruises in February, with islands basking in warm temperatures under clear blue skies.

The Bahamian capital radiates Caribbean vibes, with the rhythmic beats of calypso music and fresh seafood to delight your taste buds. This picture-perfect paradise blends colonial history, private island luxury, underwater magic and dynamic adventure, all surrounded by some of the clearest waters you’re ever likely to see.

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An excursion to Atlantis Resort is a must, especially if you’re cruising with children. The Aquaventure water park offers hours of fun on high-speed water slides, a river ride with rolling rapids, 20 swimming areas, and a Mayan-themed pool with mini-slides and water cannons for the little ones. Then, there’s the Atlantis marine habitat, home to more than 50,000 fish species. This is the place to swim with dolphins and play with sea lions.

4. Princess Cays

With a marina called Love Boat, you’ll have an inkling of what’s in store at the classic cruise destination of Princess Cays . The private resort is located on the island of Eleuthera, encircled by white sand beaches and calm, turquoise swimming lagoons. It really is heaven on earth if you want to feel the sand between your toes, the breeze in your hair and the silky water on your skin, all day long.

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If you can tear yourself away from your private bungalow by the beach, there’s plenty to do, such as snorkeling, kayaking, sailing and biking. A Dune Buggy Heritage Adventure Tour gets you off-road to discover remote beaches at Bannerman Town Park and historical sites including The Anglican Church of the Assumption and the Packing House Ruins.

If you’re looking for the best cruises in January, Mexico is a destination that helps you bring the New Year in with excitement, fun, adventure and, of course, tequila!

Cozumel is surrounded by the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System which is teeming with exotic sea life to discover, like loggerhead sea turtles and foureye butterflyfish. The Chankanaab National Park is close to the cruise dock, with historical walking trails and a postcard-pretty, white sand beach. As for buying souvenirs, shopping is a delight along the seafront at San Miguel.

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To make the most of this island paradise, a Deluxe Snorkel, Sail and Beach Party takes you sailing in style on a sleek catamaran. Explore Paradise Reef to see spotted morays and splendid toadfish – a species unique to Cozumel. Play a game of volleyball on Fury Beach, try kayaking or simply sway in a hammock to the sounds of island music.

6. Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas is located between the calm waters of the Sea of Cortez and the waves of the Pacific. Therefore, you’ll find plenty of picturesque spots for swimming, fishing and sipping margaritas in the sun. Culture lovers will enjoy colonial San José del Cabo, with its mission church, art galleries and historic town square.

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To delve into local highlights, a Camel and Mexican Outback Adventure takes you to an oceanside ranch to taste tequila, learn how to make tortillas and go for a camel ride on the beach. You’ll travel aboard a 4×4 Mercedes Unimog along cactus-lined streams and lush nature trails.

The best cruise destinations in winter all have one thing in common – sundrenched beaches. Then, there’s everything from jungle zip lining in Belize to swimming with dolphins in Nassau and dune buggy adventures in Princess Cays. You’ll forget the cold even exists, on a cruise to one of these paradise locales.

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Winter cruise Vacations offer an exciting opportunity to enjoy a revitalizing break during one of the most hectic and busiest times of the year. While everyone at home is caught up in the frantic nature of seasonal celebrations, you can kick back, relax and discover the most beautiful and culturally enriched destinations in the Mediterranean – minus the crowds.

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We know the best recipes are the ones passed down between generations. And we love to share that with our guests. So onboard a Celestyal cruise, you can expect freshly prepared by our local chefs – morning, noon and night!

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Sit down to an authentic evening meal and enjoy specially selected drinks to go with it. Our dedicated hospitality team know how to make every meal a delicious experience so let them take your taste buds away.

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VIBRANT ENTERTAINMENT

Immersing our guests in the local way of life is at the heart of the Celestyal experience. Take Greek dancing lessons from a pro and take the Mediterranean culture home with you. Enjoy a drink with your group as you watch the stars glitter off the Aegean with our front-seat, panoramic horizon bar views. And don’t miss the colour and magic of Cirque Fantastic!

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$80 SHOREX EXCURSION DISCOUNT

We can’t wait to welcome you to our beautiful blue world, so when you step foot on the sands of Greece and the Eastern Med, our endless excursion options are designed to take you to the heart of our homeland. As standard, all of our guests enjoy a $80 excursion discount to put towards any of our immersive experiences.

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With all charges, port expenses and gratuities included in our fares, you can relax knowing we’ve got you covered. We’ll bring your next adventure to you, with no additional fees.

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How can i find a cheap cruise.

Cheap cruise deals are fairly easy to find in most cases, and you can begin by considering what kind of features and itinerary you want. The more simplistic the experience is, the cheaper it is in general. On Expedia.com, you can filter for specific features and sort your results by price. By mixing and matching certain features, unforgettable experiences may be available with discount cruises. For example, booking a cruise with stunning restaurants and live performances while opting for an inside cabin without an ocean view window or balcony could be ideal for a traveler who doesn't plan on spending much time in their cabin anyways

What is the cheapest month to take a cruise?

The cheapest month to take a cruise varies based on your destination and the cruise line company that runs the ship. A Caribbean cruise , for example, is generally cheapest in the late summer and early fall since it's the local hurricane season.

Can I cancel my cruise booking?

Yes, you can cancel, but there may be fees for canceling depending on how far in advance you cancel and what kind of booking you have. You can check the specific cruise lines’ cancellation policies in your itinerary on Expedia.com.

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River cruises are quite relaxing, with much more varied scenery than you'd experience on an ocean cruise. These ships often also feature several stops along the river, so passengers can enjoy a greater variety of destinations to explore. Viking river cruises are especially adept at providing this unforgettable experience.

What cruises are best for families?

The best family cruises in 2024 / 2025 tend to be Disney cruises with plenty of offerings for kids and adults alike, though MSC cruises are known for their iconic Children Cruise Free promotion. Disney cruises, specifically, are essentially a Disney theme park on a boat with live shows, rides, and attractions with your kids' favorite characters.

How much does a cruise ship cost?

Cruise prices can vary quite a bit, with cheap cruises and especially luxurious all-inclusive cruises available. Budget lines can offer cruise tickets as low as $50 per night in some cases, while the more high-end experiences can reach up to $1,000 per night and more.

What are some of the best cruise lines?

Several different cruise lines have a lot to offer, such as Viking cruises , which are known for traversing oceans and rivers with a style that blends outdoor and indoor splendor. Celebrity cruise line is more upscale with luxurious features like WiFi, included beverages, champagne, and suites with panoramic views. Other top cruise lines include Royal Caribbean International , Carnival Cruise , Disney Cruise , and Norwegian Cruise .

How far in advance do you need to book a cruise?

It's generally best to book a cruise about 6 to 12 months before your cruise departure. That's the safest way to balance availability and affordability. Technically, you can book earlier or later than that, with some last-minute cruise deals occasionally available up to a weekbefore cruise departure.

Are cruise trips affordable?

They can be, and it's especially simple to search for more affordable cruises with Expedia.com. Not only can you filter by cruise length, cruise line, and cabin experience, but you may also sort your results by price to put the more affordable options first on your search results page.

What is it like to go on a cruise?

A cruise is generally designed to offer the most relaxing experience possible. Despite the size of the ship, it's possible to feel the wave. Many passengers report that the movements help them sleep. Additionally, many fun cruises offer live stage performances, several restaurants, and shopping opportunities. When the ship is in international waters, you may even be able to enjoy a bit of tax-free shopping.

Are cruises a good way to travel?

Cruise travel is great if you're looking for some varied fun. Compared to a plane or a train, cruises have their own attractions and can be considered an integral part of cruise vacations. Plus, a cruise can hit several different destinations as well, with plenty of time to enjoy the cruise and scenic locales. It's certainly worth it for a unique experience no other method of travel can match.

Which cruise line is the cheapest?

The actual cheapest cruise available depends on a variety of different factors. Still, Carnival Cruise tends to be very affordable overall, most of the time with great options like the Carnival Sunrise and Carnival Horizon . Royal Caribbean is also another fantastic cruise line offering great deals if you are watching your budget.

How can I get the best cruise deals in 2024 / 2025?

If you're looking for some of the best cruise deals, booking through Expedia.com makes it easy since you can sort your cruise search results by price and have access to special deals. One Key members can earn  OneKeyCash  on all eligible bookings and get instant discounts with Member Prices. Sign up today!

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To book a cruise, you'll need to know where you'll be setting off from and where you'll be going, in addition to how many people will be with you and the features of the specific cruise you book. Keep in mind that you'll want to factor in spending money in your budget for the cruise's restaurants and shops in most cases.

Where should I go on a cruise in 2024 / 2025?

Plenty of incredible cruise destinations are accessible such as cruises to the Bahamas and cruises to Mexico . You may also be interested in cruises to Alaska or cruises to Europe for something outside of the Caribbean.

What countries are best to visit by cruise ship?

A lot of countries are accessible via a cruise, but the best include a cruise to Australia . However, a cruise to Australia is quite a long trip at sea and really allows you to take in everything the cruise ship has to offer.

Can I get last-minute cruise deals?

Yes, last-minute cruise deals are often available, and you can find them on Expedia.com by inputting your travel dates in your search and sorting your results by price. The deals will automatically be applied to the price estimates so that the cheapest estimates will show up first on your search results page.

Are cruises all-inclusive?

Cruises aren't always all-inclusive, but they can be. If you're interested in all-inclusive cruises, you can activate a search filter for it to ensure your search results only show cruises that meet your all-inclusive standard.

Is food free on a cruise?

Food is sometimes free on a cruise, but there are often specialty restaurants that aren't included with the general booking that you'll have to pay for separately. Check the details of each cruise before you book in the "What's included" section after clicking the cruise on your search results page.

What cruise lines are adults only?

Several lines offer adults-only cruise experiences, including Viking cruises , Carnival cruises , and Princess cruises . With an adults-only cruise, you can relax in a tranquil and laid-back setting without kids running around and enjoy all the cocktails you want.

What cruise lines are considered to be the most luxurious?

Viking cruises are considered exceptionally luxurious, with smaller ships and larger cabins that make them feel more exclusive, but Celebrity cruises offer luxury cruise lines too. Booking a luxury cruise means you can expect high-end amenities including gourmet restaurants, sizable suites, top-tier performances, massive pools, and much more.

What are the best cruises for couples?

Viking Cruises have much to offer for a more romantic experience. Holland America Line cruises can be quite refined and romantic as well, with an adult-oriented experience that's sophisticated rather than rowdy. Romantic cruises offer exceptional service as well as cozy suites for you and your partner to enjoy that's complemented by delicious food often themed around the cruise destination.

Why should I go on a cruise for my honeymoon?

Going on a cruise is a great way for you and your new spouse to be pampered with luxury while also being able to explore a new destination. Whether you're taking a cruise to Hawaii or a cruise to Bermuda , a particularly romantic experience is almost guaranteed thanks to the sheer number of things to do.

Are there any Christmas cruises?

Yes, quite a few cruise lines operate around Christmas, and you can find them easily by entering travel dates around Christmas into your 2024 cruise search. Some of the most popular Christmas cruises are available with Carnival and Disney.

Do I need a passport to go on a cruise?

Whether or not you need a passport depends on where you're going and the kind of cruise it is. Any US territory like Bermuda and Puerto Rico won't require a passport, of course, but you also don't need one if you're on a closed-loop cruise. This is a cruise that begins and ends at a US cruise terminal, even if there are stops in other countries on the way.

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Wave season cruise deals 2024: Book early and save big on your next sailing

Ashley Kosciolek

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Happy New Year! With the dawn of another trip around the sun, it's time to start thinking about your travels for 2024. Cruise lines are rolling out a host of enticing wave season deals for passengers looking to get a jump on their vacation planning.

What's wave season , you ask? It's the time, typically in the first quarter of each new year, when cold winter weather in many parts of the U.S. has potential cruisers dreaming of warmer climates. Cruise lines have taken note, luring travelers with discounted fares and inclusions like free Wi-Fi, drinks and more.

If you missed out on Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, here's a roundup of the lines' latest offers.

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AmaWaterways

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Enjoy deep discounts on river cruises in summer 2024 with this wave season offer from AmaWaterways. Take $2,000 off per cabin for voyages of seven to 11 nights or $4,000 per cabin for sailings of 14 nights or longer. The deal also includes complimentary cabin upgrades and up to $100 per cabin in onboard credit, depending on the length of the cruise. This promotion is valid on select sailings in July and August and can be combined with the line's fixed-price economy airfare offer. Also, available for select Europe river sailings in 2024 and 2025, you can score a free pre- or post-cruise land add-on of up to four days for free . Be sure to book both of these offers by March 31.

American Cruise Lines

American Cruise Lines , which specializes in river cruises and coastal sailings along U.S. waterways, is extending a special wave season promotion to potential cruisers. Until further notice, book select 2024 Historic Mississippi River itineraries, round trip from New Orleans. You'll save up to $1,500 on fares and be entitled to free domestic airfare.

American Queen Voyages

Through Feb. 29, American Queen Voyages is giving passengers up to $3,500 in savings, per cabin, on more than 200 select cruises departing through 2025. Plus, you'll also receive $100 in onboard credit and $100 to put toward shore excursions with the line's Sail Away and Save wave season event . Be sure to use or reference offer code WAVE24 when booking.

Atlas Ocean Voyages

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Through Feb. 3, Atlas Ocean Voyages has launched a January Savings Event . It combines the line's existing "second passenger sails free" promotion with $2,000 in savings on fares and up to four free shore excursions on select voyages throughout 2024. Check out this relatively new small-ship cruise line to explore remote locations like Antarctica, the Arctic and more on luxurious and intimate vessels with fewer than 200 passengers.

Avalon Waterways

For more river cruise savings in the new year, check out Avalon Waterways' Suite Dreams Sales Event , which grants travelers up to $500 per cabin ($250 per person) in savings on select 2024 European voyages. Or, snag free airfare on select sailings. These promotions are available to book through March 2 for voyages departing through Dec. 31.

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This wave season, Azamara is giving cruisers up to $2,000 off sailings , per cabin, when they book voyages departing between April 1 and Dec. 31. With a penchant for extended port stays and AzAmazing evenings that connect passengers with authentic local performances, Azamara is a great way to experience destinations in small-ship style. Book by March 21.

Carnival Cruise Line

As part of its current promotion, which runs through Jan. 27, Carnival is offering up to 35% off cruise fares and reduced deposits of 50% per person. This offer also includes up to $100 per cabin in onboard credit and a complimentary cabin upgrade on select voyages setting sail through April 2026.

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Celebrity cruisers will rake in savings of 75% on cruise fares for a second passenger during the line's Semi-Annual Sale . Simply pay for one full fare (currently up to $200 off the regular price), and you'll receive the discount on a second one. This offer is valid on voyages departing through April 30, 2026. The promotion applies only to nonrefundable fares. (Passengers booking refundable fares will save 50% on the second person in the same cabin.) The offer is valid through Jan. 22 and does not apply to Alaska cruisetours or Galapagos sailings.

Celestyal Cruises

Two-ship Greek cruise operator Celestyal is also in the wave season game this year, offering 50% off select cruise fares and 70% off fares for kids sharing a cabin with two paying adults. Cruising by yourself? The line is also extending savings on single supplements, which are only 30% for a limited time. Take advantage of these promotions by Feb. 29.

Through Jan. 31, book a sailing with Crystal and receive a free upgrade up to three categories — from an Aquamarine Veranda Suite to a Sapphire Veranda Suite or from a Double Guest Room with Veranda to an Aquamarine Veranda Suite — for all departures in 2024 as part of the line's "Suite Dreams" promotion . Also, when you reserve a cabin for a sailing that's 10 days or longer, you'll snag complimentary dry-cleaning for up to five pieces of clothing, a bag of laundry for every 10 days and pressing for up to five pieces of clothing every three days.

Disney Cruise Line

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Although this isn't exactly a sale, Disney Cruise Line — which rarely offers promotions of any kind — is taking half off the amount of money you'll have to pay upfront when you book a sailing with the line. This offer is valid on select cruises, for which final payment is not immediately due, departing between June 17, 2024, and May 31, 2025. Book by Feb. 16, and your deposit will be reduced by 50% .

If discounted fares are what you're seeking, check out the line's reduced-price voyages , which include 30% off voyages departing from Sydney; 25% off sailings leaving out of Fort Lauderdale and Southampton in the United Kingdom; and 20% off departures from Port Canaveral near Orlando.

Explora Journeys

Through Jan. 31, save up to 40% on select cabin categories on select voyages departing through April 2026 with the new luxury cruise line Explora Journeys. With the brand's "Total Luxury Offer," you'll also enjoy onboard credit of up to 400 euros (about $438) per cabin, plus a reduced deposit of just 10%.

Grand Circle Cruise Line

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If you'd rather scrap the perks in favor of straight-up savings, Grand Circle is offering $750 off all 2024 voyages when you book a cabin by Feb. 2. Call the line at 800-221-2610, and mention code "SAVE2024" to make reservations. This river cruise operator is a great choice for solo cruisers since its ships offer smaller cabin sizes and prices designed for one person.

Holland America

With its "Time of Your Life" wave season offer, Holland America is extending discounts of up to 40% on cruise fares. The line is also tossing in free cabin upgrades (inside to ocean-view or ocean-view to balcony), reduced deposits and free kids fares (when children are the third and fourth passengers in a cabin with two paying adults). This offer is available through Feb. 29, but travelers who book by Jan. 31 will also receive up to $400 per room in onboard credit, depending on cabin category.

HX (Hurtigruten Expeditions)

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To kick off its new rebrand as HX, Hurtigruten Expeditions is offering up to $2,000 in flight credits (depending on itinerary) for passengers who book by Jan. 31 for an expedition cruise departing between March 29, 2024, and March 30, 2025. You'll also enjoy an additional 10% savings if you're a member of the line's Ambassador loyalty program. Choose from bucket-list destinations such as the Galapagos, Alaska and Antarctica.

Margaritaville at Sea

Whether you're a Jimmy Buffett fan or you just want a short, inexpensive getaway, Margaritaville at Sea provides a cheap and cheerful cruise experience from the Port of Palm Beach to Freeport in the Bahamas on Paradise or from Tampa to Key West, Florida, and Cozumel and Progreso in Mexico on Islander. During the line's wave season promotion, which runs through Feb. 12, you can snag up to three free cruise fares when you buy one. Just purchase one full fare for a sailing departing on or before Dec. 30, and the second, third and fourth passengers sail free when staying in the same cabin. This is also a great deal for solo cruisers, as the offer means there's no single supplement.

MSC Cruises

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Looking for a big-ship cruise that offers tons of activities and dining options at affordable prices? MSC Cruises is providing passengers with up to 40% off cruise fares (depending on cabin type), free basic Wi-Fi and a basic drink package; it's also offering a "kids sail free" deal that will allow children younger than 18 to cruise for free as the third and fourth people in a cabin shared with two adults paying the full fare. This offer is available through Jan. 23.

Norwegian Cruise Line

This year, Norwegian has made its usual Free at Sea inclusions even more enticing. It has thrown in "second guest sails free" promotion through Jan. 24. Cruisers who book one full fare will score a second fare for free. They will also enjoy free basic Wi-Fi and alcohol packages, included alternative dining, shore excursions, third and fourth cruisers from just $99 when sharing a cabin with two full-fare paying passengers. They can even receive free airfare for a second person on select voyages with the purchase of one full-price airfare.

Oceania Cruises

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To kick off the New Year, you can save up to 50% on select sailings from luxury brand Oceania Cruises . The offer, which runs through April 1, applies to certain voyages departing in 2024 and 2025. When you reserve your cabin under this promotion, you'll also receive up to $1,400 in shore excursion credit, depending on the cruise booked.

Overseas Adventure Travel (O.A.T.)

From now until Feb. 2, Overseas Adventure Travel and its sister brands are touting three promotions for 2024 voyages. The first offer will save you up to $5,698 per person on sailings departing February through April (using code "ARKH 101"). With the second, net yourself as much as $2,000 off each person's fare for May through August sailing dates (using code "ARKI 101"). Or take $750 in savings on any departure (code "NEWYEAR 24"). O.A.T. also routinely waives single supplements or deeply discounts them, making travel more affordable for solo cruisers.

Paul Gauguin Cruises

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One-ship French Polynesia-based line Paul Gauguin Cruises is running its Take Your Sweetie to Tahiti offer, which doubles as both a Valentine's Day deal and a wave season promotion. When you book by Feb. 16, you'll enjoy up to $500 in onboard credit, per cabin, on select voyages ranging from seven to 14 nights.

Princess Cruises

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Want to save up to 40% on your next Princess cruise? Check out the line's wave season offer, which runs through Feb. 29. It includes the discount, as well as a free cabin upgrade (same category of cabin but in a better location) and free third and fourth passengers when sharing a room with two paying guests. This deal applies to select sailings into 2026.

Riverside Luxury Cruises

New luxury river cruise line Riverside — which took over operation of the river vessels formerly operated by the old Crystal Cruises — is offering an onboard credit bonus for wave season. When you book by Feb. 29 for sailings of five nights or longer departing between March 23 and Aug. 31, you'll earn €150 (about $163) per person (up to €300 or $327 per cabin) in onboard credit. Just be sure to use booking code WINTER24 when making your reservations.

Royal Caribbean International

Passengers booking Royal Caribbean voyages can save up to $700 on cruise fares plus an additional 60%. Kids 12 and younger sail free as the third and fourth guests in a cabin with two paying adults. This offer is valid through Jan. 31.

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Luxury line Seabourn 's aptly named " Sail of the Year " promo is slashing voyage prices for cruises by up to 25% and reducing deposits to just 15%. Travelers who reserve a sailing with the line will save up to 15% on ocean sailings and up to 25% on expedition cruises. This offer is valid through Feb. 29, but if you book by Jan. 31, you'll also be eligible for up to $1,000 per cabin in onboard credit, depending on cabin type.

This year, small sailing ship line Sea Cloud is running its biggest wave season deal ever. With the Sail the Wave promotion , you'll receive savings and perks on bookings made through Feb. 29, depending on which ship you choose. For the line's newest vessel, Sea Cloud Spirit, you'll save 25% off fares and receive $500 in onboard credit to use during your voyage. If you select one of the brand's older two ships, Sea Cloud or Sea Cloud II, you can expect a one-category cabin upgrade. This promotion is valid on select sailings through December 2025.

Silversea Cruises

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Book select sailings with Silversea , and you'll save up to $2,000 per person on door-to-door fares (which include round-trip transportation from your home) to places like the Mediterranean, the Galapagos and Alaska. You'll also pay a reduced deposit of just 15%. Passengers who book regular fares that do not include door-to-door will save up to $1,000 per person. This offer is valid through Feb. 29.

Star Clippers

If a small-ship cruise experience on a masted vessel with real sails is something that intrigues you, don't miss this offer from Star Clippers. Book by March 31 to earn up to $240 in airfare credit and $100 in onboard credit per person to spend during select voyages on Star Clipper and Star Flyer departing through October 2025.

Uniworld River Cruises

Through Jan. 31, ultra-luxury river cruise line Uniworld is also in on the wave season game with a revival of its popular " Cruise + Air " offer, which allows passengers to save up to $3,000 when they book their cruise and airfare together through the cruise line. Destinations include places like the Peruvian Amazon, India's Golden Triangle and Germany's Rhine Gorge, known for its stunning castles.

Virgin Voyages

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Always on the cutting edge of the cruise industry, Virgin Voyages is granting cruisers a BOGO 70% off deal. (For those who don't know, BOGO stands for "buy one get one.") Book one fare at full price by Jan. 31, and your companion will sail for a 70% discount. Plus, the line will throw in up to $600 in drink credit, based on the length of the cruise you select. Need a reason to give Virgin a try? All food is free, and the three ships in its fleet have some of the best entertainment at sea .

Viking Cruises

For savings on both river and ocean cruises, check out Viking Cruises ' wave season offer. When you book select sailings of either type by Jan. 31, you'll save up to $800 on fares, with deposits of as little as $25 per person. Plus, you'll also receive complimentary round-trip airfare.

Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises , known for its high-end sailings in French Polynesia, has brought back its " Pick Your Perk " promo. The offer, which runs through Feb. 29, allows travelers to select either one free hotel night (pre- or post-cruise) or up to $1,000 in onboard credit, depending on cruise length. Passengers booked in Premium suites also have a third option, which allows them to upgrade for free to an all-inclusive package that entitles them to complimentary Wi-Fi, alcohol and gratuities.

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Winter is a great time to escape from reality with a cruise. Whether you’re looking for a few days away exploring Europe’s finest cities on a cruise departing from the UK, or to fly to the Caribbean to relax on sandy beaches and sip pina coladas, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for here.

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Popular Winter Cruise Destinations

  • Caribbean – Winter is the best time of year to visit these sun-soaked islands
  • Canaries – Sail from the UK or fly-cruise to enjoy the warm climes of the Canary Islands
  • Mediterranean – Explore historic cities and enjoy delicious local cuisine
  • Europe – Perfect for short cruises and cruises from the UK
  • Asia & Indian Ocean – Enjoy year-round sunshine on a tropical paradise escape

When’s the best time to book a winter cruise?

Book your winter cruise as early as possible and you can make the most of great prices as well as added value early booking offers such as free on-board spend. You’ll also get to choose from the full range of stateroom types and dining times. However, if you’ve left it late to book, don’t despair. Provided that you’re willing to be flexible on your sailing date and choice of ship, you might be able to bag a bargain last-minute deal as cruise lines reduce their prices in order to fill the last remaining cabins.

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Where will the sea take you be inspired by the best winter cruise deals.

Winter can be anything you desire with MSC Cruises. From a blissfully sunny holiday to the lasting emotions of art cities and natural wonders. Set off on an exciting winter break and savor a season of adventure, thrills, and discovery! For your winter cruises in 2024 and 2025 choose from over 150 destinations across 70 countries onboard 22 stunning ships.

MSC Cruises winter itineraries can suite all your time needs. Your winter holiday will only last a handful of days? Or maybe you are planning something more than a short winter escape? Choose the perfect solution for you, from mini-cruises of 3 or 4-night, to classical 7-night itineraries up to 10 or 11-night routes.

Would you like to enjoy MSC cruises’ comfort even longer? Choose from lengthy 23, 24 or 27-night winter cruises or even extended adventures that include the phenomenal 120-night World Cruise . Dreaming of the ultimate Christmas or New Year's cruise ? Stop fantasizing, your winter holiday is just a click away! 

There are so many choices for your next winter getaway! From a mighty tropical cruise around the Caribbean and South America to exploring Emirates . Searching for even more audacious destinations? Discover South America or Far East ! Do you feel like indulging in a great classic? With winter breeze, discover the Mediterranean and Northern Europe in an atmosphere you won't forget!

Sail in comfort on MSC Cruises’ fleet of ships, including the newest MSC Euribia , MSC World Europa , and MSC Seascape ! Affordable packages such as Fly & Cruise and Stay & Cruise are also available. Book your winter cruise now and make lasting memories!

Best winter cruise destinations

Looking for ideas for your winter sun holidays ? Go tropical to recharge for the new year with a cruise around the Caribbean . Be bowled over by the skyline and coastlines of Dubai and  Abu Dhabi.  Chase the sun on a winter getaway around South Africa , sailing from Cape Town to Namibia or Durban and Mozambique . Feel immersed in South American vibrancy in Brazil , Argentina , and Uruguay . Soak in the rich heritage of the Mediterranean , sightseeing around Italy , Spain , Morocco and Greece . Embrace winter season with a tour of Europe's 'Northern Pearls' without the high-season crowds. Choose the best winter cruise deals and expect the best for your winter holidays in 2024 and 2025.

Caribbean winter cruises

A world of sea adventures awaits you in the Caribbean . Dive into crystal-clear waters snorkeling in fabulous coral reefs. Experience the vibrancy of island life and enjoy the privacy of our exclusive private island, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve . With six ships sailing to the Caribbean , pick from a variety of itineraries ranging from 3 to 11-night exciting routes . Discover western Caribbean destinations like the Bahamas , Jamaica , Honduras and Mexico . Eastern Caribbean cruises offers thrilling adventures in stunning islands like Puerto Rico , Guadeloupe , Saint Lucia and Barbados . For your winter Caribbean cruise, choose an adventure like no other!

Winter cruises in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

What happens when the shimmering skyscrapers meet the sea? Find it out on a fantastic winter cruise in  Dubai and Abu Dhabi . Witness towering skyscrapers, lively souks, and captivating sunsets during your winter cruise. Relish the Middle Eastern flavors onboard  MSC Opera  and  MSC Virtuosa . Be seduced by the region’s beauty, tradition, and innovation as you explore pristine beaches, historic sites, and spectacular modern cityscapes. With various cruise durations available, ranging from 7-night trips to extended  Grand Voyages  lasting up to 27 nights, discover the incomparable allure of this destinations.

Mediterranean

There is more to the Mediterranean than summer holidays. So, climb aboard this winter for a fresh new take on the region. From Spain, Morocco, Italy and France to Malta and Greece , explore heritage cities and iconic landmarks. Discover the Mediterranean on board MSC World Europa, MSC Fantasia, MSC Orchestra and MSC Poesia . There are hundreds of wonders waiting to stir your emotions!

Northern Europe

Make your travel dreams come true on a 7-night cruise to some of Northern Europe’s top cities . Sail on MSC Cruises' newest ship, MSC Euribia , and travel in style as you tick off bucket-list destinations. Whether it’s the elegance of Hamburg , the vibrancy of London , the culture and cuisine of Paris , the cosmopolitan vibe of Amsterdam or the brilliance of Brussels , you will return home full of indelible memories!

Caribbean and Bermuda

Set sail on  MSC Meraviglia  departing from  New York  and choose between a wide variety of itineraries ranging  from 5 to 11 nights . Visit the Big Apple before departing for  three matchless winter cruises itineraries:   Bermuda, Bermuda  and  Caribbean, or Caribbean and Mexico ! In the Caribbean, experience Bahamas’ white sand beaches and exclusive  Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve .

South America

Get ready to dance to the beat of tango and samba! Explore Brazil 's infamous beaches, Argentina ’s pulsating cities and the stunning coastal splendors of Uruguay . With six ships sailing the seas of South America , this winter MSC Cruises will take you on an everlasting adventure. Choose between 3 to 8-night cruises up to 24-night Grand Voyages on board MSC Preziosa , MSC Grandiosa , MSC Lirica , MSC Musica , MSC Seaview and MSC Armonia .

South Africa

Is South Africa on your travel wishlist? Set sail this winter on board MSC Splendida ! Choose from a series of magnificent itineraries ranging from 3 to 12-night. Discover the secrets of Durban and Cape Town or be enchanted by the wonderful white sands of Pomene and the Inhaca Archipelago in Mozambique . Looking for a special adventure for your New Year's cruise? Venture out into the Indian Ocean and set sail towards Mauritius and the island of Réunion !

From Japan's paradise islands to the ever-changing Taiwanese metropolis of Taipei , sail to enchanting Far East with MSC Bellissima cruise. Experience soulful energy and soothing serenity sailing to Naha, Kobe, or Kagoshima, or opt for longer cruises from Yokohama and explore Tokyo 's sacred temples like Kiyomizu-Dera and Kinkaku-Ji. Stroll the streets of Taipei and be amazed by its ultra-modern atmosphere. Be inspired by the contrast of landscapes of profound beauty with ancient wonders and the buzz of city living.

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32 Winter Travel Deals for Last-Minute Trips

Posted: January 19, 2024 | Last updated: January 19, 2024

While it may not be Black Friday, Travel Tuesday, or Cyber Monday, there are still tons of travel deals to take advantage of this winter. From cruises to hotels, you can find plenty of discounts on all of your favorite travel brands to help you pull together that last-minute winter escape or plan a far-flung summer vacation . Whether you’re looking to flee the icy winter cold or trying to schedule a ski trip , these deals will help you save big.

Take an island vacation to Bermuda's gorgeous sandy shores with major deals from the Bermuda Tourism Authority. If you're looking to sail the high seas, you can secure great travel incentives through Celebrity Cruises to Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands , or book an Alaska trip with Hurtigruten Expeditions. Take a quick weekend vacay and save 25 percent off or more on hotels through Expedia and Hotels.com . And if you prefer to schedule a tour where you don't have to do any of the planning yourself, Trafalgar has got your back with savings of 15-20 percent off. Why not get a head start on your 2024 resolution to see more of the world?

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College students save big on Lufthansa flights and baggage fees

Verify your student status with Lufthansa and immediately reap the rewards, unlocking a host of discounted economy flights between the United States and Europe, India, Africa, or the Middle East. Students also earn one free piece of checked baggage and the option to get a refund without fees. The program only applies to students in college who are over the age of 16.

Book now at Lufthansa

Cut costs big time with Frontier Airlines’ shockingly cheap one-way flight sales

Winter sales are in full swing at Frontier Airlines , where travelers can currently snag one-way flights as cheap as $19 between select locations on select dates. This option works best if you’re flexible with dates and destinations—you won’t have a lot of wiggle room with these deals. If you’re feeling restless, on a budget, or are eager to get out of town, consider Frontier for an affordable start to your getaway.

Book now at Frontier Airlines

Save up to 30 percent on vacation packages with Spirit Airlines

The budget airline is making it a cinch to save big not just on airfare, but hotels and more with its vacation packages , which are currently up to 30 percent off when travelers book a combination of flights, hotels, or rental cars together. Several of the top deals offer trips to Las Vegas and Cancun from cities like Chicago , Houston , and Atlanta , starting at surprisingly low prices that include flights and a hotel.

Book now at Spirit Airlines

Save up to 40 percent on hotel stays with Etihad Airways’ Stopover Package

Stopover packages are a great way to add another destination to your journey without spending too much extra cash. Travelers who want to experience  Abu Dhabi can take advantage of  Etihad Airways’ discounted Stopover Packages , which currently include 40 percent off two- or four-night hotel stays in top properties, or a free stay in select three- or four-star hotels. The offer also comes with discounts on restaurants and other experiences, as well as amenities like 24-hour check-in and buffet breakfast. Travelers must make bookings at least three days in advance before arriving in Abu Dhabi.

Book now at Etihad Airways

Ride out Amtrak’s range of ongoing sales

Amtrak is always offering some good longer-lasting deals. Riders can enjoy up to 20 percent in savings on train rides booked at least seven days in advance, trimming costs on a variety of routes that range from coast to coast with no change fees. Plus, on most journeys, seniors save 10 percent on ticket costs—that means travelers 65 and over for qualifying domestic trips and ages 60 and up on cross-border expeditions. And, Amtrak has sweetened the savings on its children’s discount , so little ones between two and 12 years old may travel for 50 percent off with an accompanying adult.

Book now at Amtrak

Service members save $100 on 2024 train tours through Colorado and Utah

On all of Rocky Mountaineer’s Rockies to the Red Rocks train tour bookings, military service members can save $100 with proof of service. Since it’s an ongoing deal, the discount can be combined with any additional limited-time offers that pop up in the coming year, so keep an eye out for new promotions if you’re not ready to commit to a date just yet.

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Meet new friends on a Contiki tour for up to 25 percent off

If you’ve got a passion for travel but no one to vacation with, Contiki Tours may just be your knight in shining armor. For 18 to 35-year-olds, you can expect savings of up to 25 percent off on trips like the European Explorer , a massive endeavor that will take you to 16 different countries over the course of 35 days, or 15 percent off the Sea, Safari, and South Africa tour where you’ll explore wildlife and nature. There’s also an opportunity to save 20 percent off hopping through the islands of Thailand or taking a good, old-fashioned USA road trip . Book now on trips through the end of January 2024.

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Plan a large group outing and earn the seventh spot free

Looking to take your next family reunion to a new level? Get the ol’ college friends back together? Go on a quadruple date? Whatever the occasion, EF Go Ahead Tours’ Group Coordinator Program caters to large groups, allowing you to handcraft your next experience and save some money along the way. For every six people who sign up, you’ll get a seventh tour spot for free. You can view this as buy six tickets, get one free; or buy 12, get two free; or buy 18, get three free—you get the point. There’s no cap to the number of free spots you can earn. Why not go all out?

Book now at EF Go Ahead Tours

Save on Brendan Vacations guided tours to Scotland and Ireland

For trips to Scotland and Ireland, guests can save up to 20 percent off guided tours throughout 2024 when they book before February 15. You can expect these savings on fan-favorite itineraries like Best of Scotland and Iconic Ireland and Ashford Castle . If you’re looking to go your own way and want a more private, customizable itinerary, travelers can still expect savings of $200 per person on Self Drive and Locally Hosted Rail experiences and $250 per person on Private Chauffeur and Lux Self Drive experiences.

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Slash costs on Insight Vacations' trips by 15-20 percent

Take 15-20 percent off from now until February 15 on select itineraries on Insight Vacations’ premium trips around the world. Snag deals on trips like Highlights of Eastern Europe , which will take you through six countries over the course of 14 days, and Italian Intermezzo where you can live out that dream Italian summer and truly learn the meaning of “la dolce vita.” You can also expect savings around the world from Chile to Alaska .

Book now at Insight Vacations

Take 15-20 percent off select tours worldwide at Trafalgar

No place is too far when it comes to Trafalgar, and you can embark on a one-of-a-kind adventure in countries across the world from Singapore to Columbia. From now through February 15, travelers will see 15-20 percent off select itineraries, including 20 percent off Best of Morocco where you’ll explore Casablanca, Marrakesh, and more, and $1,100 off the new 2024 Western Discovery itinerary that ventures through famous landmarks and national parks like the Grand Canyon and Yosemite in California, Nevada, and Arizona.

Book now at Trafalgar Tours

Grab 35 percent off on stays in Bermuda

It’s time for Bermuda Tourism Authority’s annual Pink Sale, which means it’s time to book that much-awaited tropical island getaway. From now through January 31, guests can get up to 35 percent off on select accommodations and additional free night stays. 14 properties are participating, including Hamilton Princess & Beach Club and St. Regis Bermuda Resort . Just a 90-minute flight from New York City and two-to-three hours from most major cities on the East Coast, there’s almost nothing standing between you and a beach bum holiday.

Book now at Bermuda Tourism Industry

Get up to 20 percent off at Ace Hotels when you pay early

Ace Hotel’s Greetings From the Future deal rewards guests who book—and pay—at least two weeks in advance by trimming up to 20 percent off the reservation price. The discount, cleverly branded as “paying it forward for future you,” applies at multiple Ace locations and can be secured by booking through the deal webpage.

Book now at Ace Hotel

Save 10 percent at Omni Hotels on two-night stays

Omni’s Escape and Save offer is crystal clear: At the chain’s participating hotels and resorts, guests can now save 10 percent on bookings lasting two nights or longer. Book directly through the offer page and the deal is done, no effort required.

Book now at Omni

Book a suite with Loews Hotels and get extra on-site perks

Loews Hotels is sweetening its suite experience by giving travelers up to $125 daily for food and drink—the credit amount varies by location—plus free Premium Plus Wi-Fi. Currently, the hotels offering the largest dining credits are Loews Miami Beach and Loews Regency New York , but other properties still put up a good fight. Check out the offer page to find out what you can expect at your dream Loews destination.

Book now at Loews

Bundle flights with an Atlantis Bahamas resort stay and save up to $300

Now through January 7, 2025 (yes, really!), guests can save up to $300 when booking flights and rooms at the same time through Atlantis Paradise Islands’ website. All five of Atlantis’ Bahamas resorts are honoring the special, and the only condition is that guests stay a minimum of two nights at the resort and pay the flight and hotel costs in full at the time of booking.

Book now at Atlantis

Enjoy the sun and sand for 25 percent off at Curacao Marriott Beach Resort

Head to the sandy beaches of Curacao for your next great vacation and take up to 25 percent off a four-night stay to sweeten the deal. Set right on the ocean, this resort will transport you to your own personal paradise—luxe rooms, delicious food, and gorgeous views at the tip of your fingers. Plus, if you opt to stay in paradise for longer (we don’t blame you) you can expect discounts of 30 percent off stays of seven days.

Curacao Marriott Beach Resort

Get a sweet, suite deal at Mondrian Los Angeles

Level up your LA vacay with discounted suites at Mondrian Los Angeles—they’re currently 20 percent off and also come with a $25 daily in-room dining credit and guaranteed late check out of 1 p.m. (early check-in is based upon availability; the deal also is subject to availability, and blackout dates may apply). The suites offer travelers a spiffy home base right in the heart of West Hollywood, and the property’s dreamy rooftop pool is a perfect way to wind down after a day of sightseeing and celeb spotting.

Book now at Mondrian Los Angeles

Head to the beach with Sandals Resorts for savings of up to $1500 on air credit

Escape the winter blues with Sandals’ “Winter Blues” sale where guests can save up to $1500 on air credit when booking at select resorts like the Sandals Saint Vincent and the Grenadines which is expected to open at the end of March 2024. You can also head to Curacao or Jamaica . Plus, you’ll receive a $150 Resort Credit on stays that are seven nights or longer when you book between now and March 3 for travel through the end of January 2025. Simply use the promo code WBRC2024 at check out.

Book now at Sandals Resorts

Members take 25 percent off or more during Expedia's January sale

Expedia’s January sale is in full swing and those who join One Key, the free membership program for Expedia and Hotels.com, can expect savings of 25 percent off or more on select hotels when booking between now and the end of January for travel through the end of August. You’ll find savings on some of our favorite properties like The Pearl Hotel in Florida and The Wall Street Hotel in New York City .

Book now at Expedia

Save 15 percent or more on spontaneous bookings with Booking.com

Booking.com loves a getaway deal , which comes in handy if you’re still not sure where you’re staying for that last-second trip you’re trying to pull together. The site promises at least—not “up to”—15 percent off qualifying hotels of all price ranges, which are sorted by destination on the site to help guide you to a decision.

Book now at Booking.com

Secure up to $500 on air credit and $150 on resort credit with Beaches Resorts

Leave winter behind and make some amazing memories when you head to your dream island vacation courtesy of Beaches Resorts. Travelers will find deals of up to $500 air credit and $150 resort credit when they book a stay of seven nights or longer from now until January 28. Guests can enjoy a multi-generational family reunion on the beach when booking one of the Firesky Reserve Villas or Eventide Penthouse Suites at Beaches Negril , or lounge around the Turks and Caicos while soaking up the sun.

Book now at Beaches Resorts

Take 25 percent off or more at Hotels.com with a One Key membership

As the sister site to Expedia, guests who book their next stay at Hotels.com will find equally wonderful sales. From now until the end of January, those who get a free One Key membership will see savings of up to 25 percent on hotels from Los Angeles to Shanghai . One Key members can save on both Hotels.com and Expedia without having to sign up for any additional memberships. Guests can enjoy these savings on some of our favorite properties like Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection , a 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards winner, as long as they book before January 31 on trips through August 31, 2024.

Book now at Hotels.com

Find major savings—and bring extra guests for free—with Princess' new cruise sale

Princess Cruises' 2024 Wave Sale is bringing discounts on discounts to sailors with select itineraries in 2024, 2025, and 2026. If you book between now and February 29, 2024, you can get a triple-threat deal of up to 40 percent off cruise fares, free room upgrades, and a third and fourth guest totally free. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Book now at Princess

Fly to Europe for free with a 2024 river cruise

Avalon Waterways is enticing Americans to book a European river cruise by offering free round-trip economy airfare from several US cities, and giving passengers $250 off their cruise rate with select itineraries. To get maximum savings, make sure you read the fine print and choose a qualifying 2024 itinerary—and be sure to book by January 3, 2024, even if you’re not traveling till later in the year, since that’s when the offer expires.

Book now at Avalon Waterways

Get 20 percent off an all-inclusive Galapagos cruise plus round-trip airfare

Through May 31, 2024, travelers can enjoy an all-inclusive trip to the historic Galapagos Islands in Ecuador with major savings if they play their cards right: that means 20 percent off cruise fares with Celebrity Cruises, and free round-trip airfare if you book an offer package by calling the cruise line directly. By all-inclusive, Celebrity means it’ll cover flights, guided Galapagos National Park excursions, meals by a Michelin-star chef, unlimited drinks, and Wi-Fi costs aboard the ship. ( See more of our favorite Galapagos cruises here .)

Book now at Celebrity Cruises

Kids cruise free in parties of three or four with Holland America Line

Family vacations with Holland America are extra affordable in 2023 and 2024 with the cruise line’s limited-time Kids Cruise Free booking deal. The special offer provides free travel to destinations like Alaska, Europe, and the Caribbean for up to two kids, if they’re booked as the third and/or fourth guests in the party. As far as Holland America is concerned, anyone 18 and under qualifies as a kid, so you can bring your teens along for the journey just as well.

Book now at Holland America Line

Sail the seas with savings of up to $4,000 on Hurtigruten Expeditions cruises

It’s wave season and you can expect deals on all of your favorite cruises to destinations around the world. For those that book their next Hurtigruten Expeditions trip between now and January 31, savings of up to $4,000 are in your future. To secure the most savings, cruisers can join their 1893 Ambassador Loyalty Program for an additional 10 percent off when they book by January 31. You can expect to see these huge discounts on expeditions to Antarctica , Alaska , Greenland , the Galapagos Islands , and more.

Book now at Hurtigruten Expeditions

Take your family on a Disney cruise with a 30-percent-off special

Family-friendly Disney Cruise Line is offering between 20 and 30 percent savings on select cruises setting sail between now and March from Sydney, Australia; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Port Canaveral, Florida. The Caribbean cruises on offer include a Pixar-themed day, incorporating characters from films Toy Story , Up , Inside Out and Monsters, Inc. into the activities.

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See Greece in a new light with big savings on trips from Celestyal Cruises

For wave season this year Celestyal Cruises is taking you on the trip of a lifetime to Greece. Featuring savings of up to 70 percent off kids’ fares and 50 percent off Celestyal Plus+ Experiences, your wallet will certainly thank you. A seven-night Greece and Greek Island cruise will cost you just $1,519 per person, while you’ll find other Greek cruise fares for as low as $279 per person. Book before February 29 to secure all the great deals.

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Even more travel deals

Save hundreds on extended stays with cabana camper vans.

Cabana operates a fleet of luxury, high-tech camper vans available for rent. Right now, travelers can knock $600 off the cost of a rental lasting 10 or more nights using the promo code 10NIGHTSTAY. Planning a slightly shorter trip? On bookings five nights or longer, you can still get $200 off with the promo code 5NIGHTSTAY.

Book now at Cabana

Get up to 35 percent off an Avis car rental when you pay ahead

Avis’ Winter Sale means drivers can get rewarded for paying up front when they book a car rental. Applying at participating locations between now and June 2024, travelers will get 35 percent off the time and mileage charges on their Avis bill. To redeem, just complete your booking on the offer page and watch the total price get slashed.

Book now at Avis

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WINTER CRUISES

Where will the sea take you be inspired by the best winter cruise deals.

Winter cruises | MSC Cruises

Is winter really the coldest season of the year? Escape clichés and stereotypes! Winter can be anything you desire with MSC Cruises. From a blissfully sunny holiday to the lasting emotions of art cities and natural wonders. Set off on an exciting winter break and savor a season of adventure, thrills, and discovery! For your winter cruises in 2024 and 2025 choose from over 150 destinations across 70 countries onboard 22 stunning ships.

MSC Cruises winter itineraries can suite all your time needs. Your winter holiday will only last a handful of days? Or maybe you are planning something more than a short winter escape? Choose the perfect solution for you, from mini-cruises of 3 or 4-night, to classical 7-night itineraries up to 10 or 11-night routes.

Would you like to enjoy MSC cruises’ comfort even longer? Choose from lengthy 23, 24 or 27-night winter cruises or even extended adventures that include the phenomenal 120-night World Cruise . Dreaming of the ultimate Christmas or New Year's cruise ? Stop fantasizing, your winter holiday is just a click away!

There are so many choices for your next winter getaway! From a mighty tropical cruise around the Caribbean and South America to memorable adventures or exploring Emirates . Searching for even more audacious destinations? Discover South America or Far East ! Do you feel like indulging in a great classic? With winter breeze, discover the Mediterranean and Northern Europe in an atmosphere you won't forget!

Sail in comfort on MSC Cruises’ fleet of ships, including the newest MSC Euribia , MSC World Europa , and MSC Seascape ! Affordable packages such as Fly & Cruise and Stay & Cruise are also available. Book your winter cruise now and make lasting memories!

BEST WINTER CRUISE DESTINATIONS

Northern europe winter cruises.

Elegant destinations, unspoiled nature, and bright landscapes. This and much more is what guests on a Northern European cruise will experience, with also departures from the UK . A marvellous spectacle awaits you in the Norwegian fjords . Or maybe you can experience the fascinating Atlantic route  reaching the Mediterranean Sea. Are you fascinated by cities full in history and culture? Choose the itinerary to the Baltic capitals . Your winter cruise in Northern Europe will be a unique experience!

Destinations, Norwegian Fjords | MSC Cruises

Caribbean winter cruises

A world of sea adventures awaits you in the Caribbean . Dive into crystal-clear waters snorkeling in fabulous coral reefs. Experience the vibrancy of island life and enjoy the privacy of our exclusive private island, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve . With six ships sailing to the Caribbean , pick from a variety of itineraries ranging from 3 to 11-night exciting routes . Discover western Caribbean destinations like the Bahamas , Jamaica , Honduras and Mexico . Eastern Caribbean cruises offers thrilling adventures in stunning islands like Puerto Rico , Guadeloupe , Saint Lucia and Barbados . For your winter Caribbean cruise, choose an adventure like no other!

Caribbean & Antilles | MSC Cruises

Winter cruises in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

What happens when the shimmering skyscrapers meet the sea? Find it out on a fantastic winter cruise in  Dubai and Abu Dhabi . Witness towering skyscrapers, lively souks, and captivating sunsets during your winter cruise.

Relish the Middle Eastern flavors onboard  MSC Opera  and  MSC Virtuosa . Be seduced by the region’s beauty, tradition, and innovation as you explore pristine beaches, historic sites, and spectacular modern cityscapes. With various cruise durations available, ranging from 7-night trips to extended  Grand Voyages lasting up to 27 nights , discover the incomparable allure of this destinations.

Dubai | MSC Cruises

Mediterranean

There is more to the Mediterranean than summer holidays. So, climb aboard this winter for a fresh new take on the region. From Spain, Morocco, Italy and France to Malta and Greece , explore heritage cities and iconic landmarks. Discover the Mediterranean on board MSC World Europa, MSC Fantasia, MSC Sinfonia and MSC Poesia . There are hundreds of wonders waiting to stir your emotions!

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South America

Get ready to dance to the beat of tango and samba! Explore Brazil 's infamous beaches, Argentina ’s pulsating cities and the stunning coastal splendors of Uruguay . With six ships sailing the seas of South America , this winter MSC Cruises will take you on an everlasting adventure. Choose between 3 to 8-night cruises up to 24-night Grand Voyages on board MSC Preziosa , MSC Grandiosa , MSC Lirica , MSC Musica , MSC Seaview and MSC Armonia .

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South Africa

Is South Africa on your travel wishlist? Set sail this winter on board MSC Splendida ! Choose from a series of magnificent itineraries ranging from 3 to 12-night. Discover the secrets of Durban and Cape Town or be enchanted by the wonderful white sands of Pomene and the Inhaca Archipelago in Mozambique . Looking for a special adventure for your New Year's cruise? Venture out into the Indian Ocean and set sail towards Mauritius and the island of Réunion !

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From Japan's paradise islands to the ever-changing Taiwanese metropolis of Taipei , sail to enchanting Far East with MSC Bellissima cruise. Experience soulful energy and soothing serenity sailing to Naha, Kobe, or Kagoshima, or opt for longer cruises from Yokohama and explore Tokyo 's sacred temples like Kiyomizu-Dera and Kinkaku-Ji. Stroll the streets of Taipei and be amazed by its ultra-modern atmosphere. Be inspired by the contrast of landscapes of profound beauty with ancient wonders and the buzz of city living.

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“Save and Sail Cruise Only” and “Save and Sail with Drinks” rates are per person based on double occupancy. The rates are subject to change and may vary without notice. This offer is valid on new bookings only from 16/10/2023 to 30/04/2024, valid until departure valid on selected sailings from Winter 23/24.

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During the Save and Sail Campaign, for sailings included, the promotion will be visible on the reservation system at the time of the booking under the “Save and Sail cruise only” and “Save and Sail with Drinks, price descriptions. Only bookings taken under the “Save and Sail with Drinks” will receive the Premium Extra Drinks Package . The Premium Extra Drinks Package allows the guests to enjoy whilst on board, unlimited consumption of all drinks priced up to €13. Other conditions & terms may apply. Flights and any other add-ons will be available at the current selling rates, payable by all guests under the same booking. Single Supplement can vary, up 100%. Flights and any add-ons (gratuities, travel insurance, shore excursions and any other item of a personal nature) will be at the current selling rates, payable by all passengers under the same booking and subject to availability, unless clearly stated in the offer.

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Save up to 50 percent off cruise packages during wave season (January through March).

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From serene yacht-like vessels to behemoth mega-ships, today’s cruise lines have plenty to offer for every type of traveler. Fortunately, ‘wave season’ is officially in full swing, so there’s no better time to book a trip of a line suited just for you (and your budget).

If you’re unfamiliar, wave season, which takes place annually from January through March, is the period when cruise lines release some of their best deals of the year, allowing passengers the rare opportunity to snag free perks and, in some cases, thousands of dollars in savings. It’s kind of like an extended Black Friday event for cruises specifically, but you’ll also find other deals on travel in general.

Travelers can expect steep discounts on a wide array of bucket-list-worthy cruises through 2024, which means it’s not too late to plan a last-minute sailing. Meanwhile, those who like to plan ahead are also in luck: as part of wave season offers, several cruise lines also have deals on 2025 and 2026 packages.

Whether you’re dreaming of an epic Antarctic adventure, an idyllic warm-weather Caribbean escape, or simply looking for a fun way to spend your upcoming tax refund, the best wave season deals of 2024 are sure to impress even the most frugal of travelers. We’ve scoured the web to narrow down the best of this year’s wave season offerings that will have you hearing ‘Bon Voyage’ before you know it.

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Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Best known for its fleet of floating boutique hotels, this boutique river cruise line features a slew of spectacular sailings through Europe, India, Egypt, Peru, and more. Fortunately, Uniworld has brought back its Cruise + Air offer just in time for wave season. The result? Up to $3,000 in savings for travelers who purchase cruise and air bundles on select 2024 itineraries—that is, as long as they book by January 31, 2024.

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CruiseDirect

Whether you’re looking for a kid-friendly family cruise or a couples-only sail, CruiseDirect has you covered with plenty of deals, discounts, and upgrades on various cruise lines and destinations. Some bonus deals include kids sailing for free, $400 dining and drink credit, and free WiFi and drink credit onboard. Best of all? CruiseDirect offers a price match guarantee.

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Viking Cruises

Viking is one of very few adults-only, all-inclusive cruise lines. As part of the Discover More sale, which runs through January 31, 2024, cruisers can snag special fares plus $25 deposits on all river, ocean, and expedition sailings across all seven continents and 85 countries. Viking is also offering free airfare on select departures of Grand European Tour, Capitals of Eastern Europe, and European Sojourn, plus select Panama Canal, Hawaii, Mississippi River, Great Lakes, and Antarctica itineraries.

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Oceania Cruises

Set sail in style with Oceania Cruises , a small-ship luxury line famous for its onboard culinary programming and elegant ambiance. The line’s New Year Sale , which offers up to 50 percent off per stateroom, is bookable through February 9, 2024 and available on dozens of sailings through 2025. It’s also worth noting that this promotion can be combined with the line’s value-packed simply MORE offer, which is available on 600 itineraries and features two-for-one cruise fares, plus complimentary additions like airfare, shore excursions, unlimited WiFi, gourmet specialty dining, and Champagne and wine.

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Holland America

Holland America offers an elegant, refined cruising experience at prices that won’t break the bank. The acclaimed cruise line’s Time of Your Life promotion, which is available through February 29, 2024, features up to 40 percent off fares, complimentary stateroom upgrades, and free and reduced fares for kids—that is, all in addition to 50 percent off deposits and up to $400 in onboard credit. Pro tip: Combine this offer with the Have it All package to receive added perks like shore excursions, specialty dining, WIFi, and the line’s Signature Beverage Package (which includes a selection of wines, beers, spirits, and cocktails, plus non-alcoholic beverages like sodas, specialty coffees, and more), all for a flat fee of $55 per person, per day.

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Seabourn is one of the most famous small-ship luxury cruise lines out there thanks to its impressive fleet of all-suite ships, each carrying between 458 and 600 guests. Don’t miss the line’s annual Sail of the Year event, in which passengers are privy to savings of up to 25 percent on select ocean and expedition voyages. Other perks include a reduced 15 percent deposit. While the offer is technically available through February 29, 2024, those who book by January 31, 2024 can enjoy up to $1,000 in shipboard credit to be used on spa treatments, shore excursions, and more.

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Virgin Voyages

Billionaire Richard Branson’s party-centric, high-energy, and adults-only cruise line has completely transformed the traditional cruising experience with its unique onboard amenities, including tattoo parlors, risque entertainment, and absolutely no buffets (instead, expect an array of over 20 complimentary eateries, which would otherwise be considered specialty dining on other liens). Don’t miss the line’s limited-edition wave season offer , which includes 70 percent off the second cruiser in your party on all sailing through 2025, plus up to $600 in premium drinks per cabin (depending on the length of sailing). This promotion ends January 31, 2024, so act fast to score.

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Those seeking a luxe, all-inclusive cruising experience complete with an ultra-swanky onboard ambiance should consider sailing with Silversea . The $4,000 Reasons to Sail with Silversea promotion runs through February 29, 2024, and is valid on voyages through April 2026. Passengers can enjoy steep savings ($4,000 off Door-to-Door All-Inclusive fares, with a 15 percent reduced deposit, or $2,000 off Port-to-Port All-Inclusive fares). While both include butler service, shore excursions, food and drink, and in-country airfare and hotel, the former includes private transfers and international flights.

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This Miami-based cruise line has just four ships in its fleet, though don’t let that deter you from booking. In fact, Azamara is renowned for its destination-intensive voyages, which often include late nights or even overnights in ports, allowing passengers to truly immerse themselves in each locale. Bookable through March 21, 2024, the line’s wave season offer includes savings of up to $2,000 per stateroom on select 2024 cruises.

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