The Christmas and New Year celebrations may be over but the good news is the January sales are here -- and in cruise talk that means the wave season. The season, which typically runs from now until March, provides cruise lovers with the chance to grab a seagoing or river cruise bargain, or bag added extras such as drinks packages, onboard credit, buy-one-get-one-free fares and more. Here are some of the best deals on offer for UK cruisers -- and keep checking back as we'll be updating the list as more come in.


Ocean deals

Low Deposit Offer From Princess Cruises

What it is: Reduced deposit of £50 per person.
Eligible voyages include: Seven-night Norwegian fjords cruise from Southampton to Bergen departing July 6, 2019.
Valid: Now until sailing.

No Single Supplement With Fred. Olsen

What it is: Solo travellers pay no supplement for single occupancy of twin cabin in selected categories.
Eligible voyages include: 14-night "Landscapes of the Canary Islands" itinerary departing March 9, 2019.
Valid: Now until sailing.

Late Availability Deals From P&O Cruises

What it is: Round-trip sailings from Southampton starting from less than £700 per person.
Eligible voyages include: 13-night Caribbean cruise departing March 9, 2019; 13-night Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar itinerary departing April 7, 2019; seven-night Spain, Portugal and Guernsey cruise departing April 5, 2019.
Valid: Now until sailing.

Latest Deals From Marella

What it is: Special offers on cruises starting from less than £600 per person.
Eligible voyages include: Seven-night "Colourful Coasts" cruise from Las Palmas to Tenerife departing February 2, 2019; seven-night "Caribbean Dreams" Barbados to The Grenadines itinerary departing February 21, 2019.
Valid: Now until sailing.

Rail and Sail Journeys With Planet Cruise

What it is: Deals on combined cruise and rail holidays.
Eligible voyages include: 12-night cruise and stay holiday with Mediterranean sailing on Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Edge, one night in Venice and return journey on Venice Simplon-Orient-Express departing May 15, 2019; 14-night itinerary combining Alaskan cruise on Cunard's Queen Elizabeth and Rocky Mountaineer rail tour departing May 28, 2019.
Valid: Now until sailing.

Drinks Packages, Reduced Flights and Onboard Spend With Celebrity Cruises

What it is: Special offers throughout February on selected sailings.
Eligible voyages include: Italy, France, Monaco and Spain cruise on new Celebrity Edge ship departing July 27, 2019
Valid: On bookings made by February 20, 2019

Upgrades From Royal Caribbean

What it is: Interior to oceanview cabin upgrades from £93 per person.
Eligible voyages include: Seven-night Barcelona to Southampton cruise departing May 7, 2019; France, Spain and Portugal itinerary departing May 18, 2019.
Valid: Now until sailing

Spring Deals From Fred. Olsen Cruises

What it is: Cruises from £1,599.
Eligible voyages include: 17-night Mediterranean round-trip Southampton voyage departing April 2, 2019.
Valid: Now until sailing

Baltic Sailing Deal With Princess Cruises

What it is: Baltic cruise starting from £1,148.
Eligible voyages include: 14-night "Baltic Heritage" round-trip Southampton itinerary departing May 4, 2019.
Valid: Now until sailing.
Valid: Now until sailing

More Savings and Offers From Celebrity Cruises

What it is: Additional sailings added to half fare for second passenger and free drinks offer, plus cabin upgrades and flight savings on selected cruises.
Eligible voyages include: Seven-night Norwegian fjords round-trip Southampton cruise departing 27 April, 2019; 10-night Italy, Spain and Monaco sailing departing 5, June 2019;10-night French Riviera and Dalmatian Coast sailing departing 18 July, 2019.
Valid: On bookings made by 4 March, 2019


Marella Cruises Adds More Last Minute Deals

What it is: Week-long sailings starting from less than £700.
Eligible voyages include: Seven-night "Paradise Islands" Barbados to The Grenadines cruise departing March 3, 2019.
Valid: Now until sailing


Late Deals From Royal Caribbean

What it is: Spring cruises starting from less than £850.
Eligible voyages include: Nine-night cruise and stay holiday to Singapore with Penang and Phuket cruise departing 14 March, 2019; seven-night France, Spain and Portugal round-trip Southampton cruise departing, 24, May 2019.
Valid: On bookings made by 4 March, 2019


Drinks Packages and Low Deposits with Royal Caribbean


What it is: All-inclusive Deluxe Drinks Package for first and second passenger, Refreshments Package for third and fourth cruisers on the same booking and £75 deposit per person.
Eligible voyages include: Selected 2019 and 2020 sailings from the U.K., Europe, Caribbean and Asia.
Valid: On bookings made by March 4, 2019


Value for Money on Select Price Sailings With P&O Cruises


What it is: Low deposits of five percent, onboard spend of up to £330 per cabin and, on selected cruises of up to seven nights, additional passengers sail from £1.
Eligible voyages include: 12-night Atlantic Islands cruise departing March 26, 2019; seven-night Rotterdam, Bruges and Guernsey sailing departing March 29, 2019; 14-night Baltic itinerary departing May 13, 2019; 14-night Mediterranean cruise departing May 18, 2019; seven-night round-trip Malta itinerary departing September 5, 2019; 15-night Caribbean transatlantic crossing departing October 18, 2019; seven-night round-trip Dubai sailing departing November 10, 2019; two-night Bruges cruise on departing November 29, 2019.
Valid: On bookings made by February 28, 2019


Late Deals From Marella Cruises

What it is: Last minute cruises starting at less than £600.
Eligible voyages include: 14-night "Caribbean Dreams & a Taste of Paradise" Barbados to Grenada itinerary departing February 21, 2019.
Valid: Now until sailing


Savings on Antarctic Voyage With BBC Crew

What it is: A 20 percent discount on all cabin categories on Hebridean Sky sailing.
Eligible voyages include: 13-night "Antarctic Peninsula Whale Safari" itinerary, with a BBC crew filming footage for the "Big Blue Live" series, departing March 2, 2019.
Valid: Now until sailing


Low Deposit With Princess Cruises

What it is: Deposit of £50 per passenger to secure a cruise.
Eligible voyages include: Every Princess sailing aside from those where balance is due within 90 days or fewer.  
Valid: On bookings made by February 28, 2019


MSC Offers All-inclusive Drinks Package

What it is: All passengers booking a Fantastica Experience fare in any cabin category get an all-inclusive drinks package.
Eligible voyages include: On selected summer 2019 and winter 2019/20 cruises.
Valid: On bookings made by March 17, 2019


Buy One Get One Free & Other Perks With Cruise & Maritime Voyages

What it is: Discounts of up to 50 percent on spring and summer 2019 cruises, save up to 25 percent discount plus buy one get one half price on winter and spring 2019/20 itineraries and buy one get one free offer on all summer 2020 sailings.
Eligible voyages include: All cruises during the summer 2019 and 2020 seasons.
Valid: On bookings made by March 31, 2019


Low Deposits and Free Wi-Fi With Celestyal Cruises

What it is: Deposit of £50 per cabin and free Internet access.
Eligible voyages include: Selected two- to six-night sailings.
Valid: On bookings made by March 31, 2019


Cunard Offers Deals on Cruises and Transatlantic Crossing

What it is: Wave season fare offers on ex-Southampton sailings.
Eligible voyages include: Seven-night Netherlands, Belgium and France sailing departing June 23, 2019; 17-night "Regions of the World" cruise to Cape Town departing November 3, 2019; seven-night transatlantic crossing to New York departing November 19, 2019.
Valid: On bookings made by March 31, 2019


Half Price Fares for Second Passenger and Free Drinks Packages With Celebrity

What it is: Second passenger pays half price fare and both receive a complimentary Classic Drinks Package worth £50 per day.
Eligible voyages include: Seven-night Scandinavia and Baltic sailing departing May 19, 2019; seven-night Spain, France and Italy cruise departing July 6, 2019; 14-night Japan, Korea and China cruise departing October 12, 2019.
Valid: On bookings made by March 4, 2019


Free Drinks, Tips and other Perks With Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

What it is: Complimentary all-inclusive drinks package and included tips.
Eligible voyages include: 18-night Cape Verde and Canary Islands adults-only cruise departing March 14, 2019; 17-night Mediterranean sailing departing April 2, 2019; five-night "Dutch Discovery" itinerary departing April 4, 2019; nine-night Portugal cruise departing April 7, 2019.
Valid: On bookings made by February 28, 2019


River deals

Free Flights to AmaWaterways Groundbreaking New Ship

What it is: Complimentary business class flights on suite bookings and economy flights for other cabins on double-width Danube ship AmaMagna.
Eligible voyages include: All AmaMagna sailings departing May 12 to November 30, 2019, and May1 to November 30, 2020. 
Valid: On bookings made by March 30, 2019.