All you need to know about Wave Season

If you’re looking for a super steal of a deal when booking your next cruise, look no further than this fantastic Black Friday-esque sale. Officially running from January through to March – although we’ve seen deals coming out as early as Christmas during recent years – Wave Season is a three-month-long campaign where cruise lines put together exciting and competitive deals. The idea is to showcase their best value offers and entice even the shrewdest consumer.

Although its possible to find last minute or extra value deals throughout the year, the beauty of Wave Season is that you know when such deals will be coming up. This fabulous winter sale guarantees you great value with the added security of a regular pre-booked holiday, with trips to some of the most beautiful corners of the world.


Set sail with Silversea on an intimate expedition to the polar regions, or experience the world class entertainment onboard an exquisite Royal Caribbean ship as you explore the coast of Australia.

As well as hot deals such as two-for-one luxury cruise fares and ‘kids sail free’ offers, cruise lines typically throw in extra perks to tempt you. These typically include the likes of onboard credits, unlimited drinks, prepaid gratuities and free shore excursions. The perfect way to brush off those January blues – booking early on in Wave Season also gives cruisers first pick of the best cabins.

How to find the best Wave Season deal


If you want to be sure you’re getting a good deal, it’s good to start by researching the average fare you would normally pay and the price difference between suites. If you’re interested in onboard credit then work out how much you’ll spend on average on drinks, excursions and spa treatments to see if the offer is worthwhile. The same with free airfare – simply look up the regular price of the airfare between your origin and destination port city to see how much you are actually saving.

The aggressive competition between cruise lines means amazing deals each and every year. Suddenly there’s a whole host of destinations and luxury ships previously out of budget that make their way onto your radar. Some cruise lines give a customers a couple of weeks to take advantage of the season’s offers, while others give a few months, so remember to check the expiration date to avoid disappointment.

A fantastic tip is to compare cruise line promotions with the same cruises sold through a travel agent. Often, agencies will boast additional incentives above what the cruise line offers directly. Here at, we work with all the major cruise lines to ensure you get the very best deal. With so many options to choose from during Wave Season, just pick up the phone and speak to one of our cruise experts who can guide you towards the choice that’s best for your individual needs.

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