The month of July has triggered a host of cruise line offers designed to encourage those who have been dragging their feet to book a late autumn/winter 2015 cruise and to encourage early bookers to plan ahead for 2016 and 2017.
Here is a round-up of the best cruise line offers available this month.
Azamara Club Cruises – Book selected 2016 and 2017 voyages by 31 August 2015 and you could receive a free double upgrade from a Club Interior to a Club Balcony Stateroom.
Carnival Cruise Lines – Book a three-night sailing or longer departing by 31 October 2015 before 31 July and receive up to $100 in free on-board credit. The amount received will depend on the length of the cruise itinerary.
Celebrity Cruises – Book selected 2015, 2016 and 2017 voyages by 1 September 2015 in an Ocean View cabin (or above) and you could receive a free all-inclusive drinks package. On qualifying sailings Ocean View cabins come with a Standard drinks package, Balcony and Concierge class cabins come with a Classic Drinks package and $300 of free on-board credit, and Aquaclass and Suite grade cabins come with a Premium drinks package, $300 free on-board credit and a free unlimited Internet package.
Crystal Cruises – Book selected 2015 cruise voyages by 31 August and enjoy new, lower fares from £1,080 per person cruise-only. Book a European fly-cruise package and enjoy free regional flights to join your cruise ship. Kids sail free on selected 2015, 2016 and 2017 Europe cruises.
Cunard Line – Book selected 2015 voyages before 13 July and save up to £650 per person in their Summer Sale. Book before 31 August and enjoy free flights on selected 2016 Exotic cruises. Kids sail free on selected July and August voyages.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines – Book selected 2015, 2016 and 2017 voyages by 31 August and enjoy free door-to-door home to port transfers. For solo travellers Fred. Olsen offer no single supplement on selected cruises and selected cabin grades.
Holland America Line – Book selected 2015, 2016 and 2017 voyages by 31 October and receive a free Signature drinks package, a free Pinnacle Grill dinner, reduced cruise fares for third and fourth guests, and a 50% reduction on the deposit required to secure your holiday in the Explore4 promotion. Book a Suite and receive all four offers, plus $300 on-board credit per stateroom and a free Canaletto dinner.
Hurtigruten – Book a 2016 Norwegian voyage by 31 July and receive up to £160 per person in free on-board credit. Book a selected 2015 Classic Voyage and Flight package before 31 August to receive up to £100 per person to spend on board.
MSC Cruises – Book selected 2015 or 2016 Mediterranean or Canary Island voyages and receive a free all-inclusive drinks package. Book selected Caribbean or Emirates voyages and receive up to £500 in on-board credit.
Norwegian Cruise Line – Book selected 2015, 2016 and 2017 voyages of five-nights or more and choose from four dining, beverage, shore excursion and Internet offers. Book a Suite or The Haven cabin and receive all four offers in the Freestyle Choice Spectacular promotion.
Oceania Cruises – Book selected 2015 or 2016 voyages by 1 October and receive free airfare and free gratuities. Certain itineraries come with free beverage packages or free Internet access.
Princess Cruises – Book selected 2015 or 2016 Japan and Southeast Asia voyages by 10 July and receive up to $400 free on-board credit. Book selected 2016 Mediterranean and Northern Europe voyages before 31 August, and choose from free flights and overseas transfers on Fly-Cruises, and free coach transfers, car parking or up to $600 in free on-board credit for sailings departing from the UK.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises – Book a selected 2015 or 2016 Caribbean sailing before 31 July 2015 and enjoy an upgrade to World Traveller Plus or Premium Economy flights for just £1.
Royal Caribbean – Book a selected 2015 cruise and receive up to $400 in on-board credit. Book a selected 2016 cruise and receive free flights, coach transfers or car parking. Book a selected 2015 or 2016 Caribbean, Dubai or worldwide holiday and the second guest in the stateroom will sail for half price in the Buy One Get One Half Price offer. All offers are valid until 3 August.
Silversea – Book a selected 2015 cruise by 31 August and choose from either a two-category suite upgrade, 50% savings on a second suite, or an on-board credit of $1,000 per suite.
Voyages to Antiquity – Book a selected 2015 Mediterranean voyage in the Summer Sale from £1,595 per person including return flights and shore excursions. Solo travellers pay a single supplement of just 10%.
Terms and conditions apply to each of these offers. Full details can be found on the websites for each cruise line during the offer period. On-board credit is usually available per cabin. Drinks packages, free flights and free coach transfers are usually limited to the first two passengers sharing a cabin. Free parking is usually restricted to one space per booking. Guarantee cabins are usually excluded from these offers. Offers may not be combinable and may be withdrawn without notice.
(Photo credit to Norwegian Cruise Line; Rick Diaz Photography)