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 6 July, 2019.
Valid: Now until sailing.

Spring Cruises With Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines


What it is: Late deal cruise fares starting from less than £700 per person.
Eligible voyages include: 1Eight-night "Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux" round-trip Southampton cruise departing 30 March, 2019; 10-night French ocean and river cruise round-trip Southampton itinerary departing 1 April, 2019; 17-night Mediterranean round-trip Southampton sailing departing 2 April, 2019; nine-night "Exploring Portugal's Highlights" round-trip Dover cruise departing 7 April, 2019; 28-night "Discovering the Adriatic & Dalmatian Coast" round-trip Liverpool itinerary departing 13 April, 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 9 March, 2019; 13-night Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar itinerary departing 7 April, 2019; seven-night Spain, Portugal and Guernsey cruise departing 5 April, 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 15 May, 2019; 14-night itinerary combining Alaskan cruise on Cunard's Queen Elizabeth and Rocky Mountaineer rail tour departing 28 May, 2019.
Valid: Now until sailing.

Upgrades From Royal Caribbean

What it is: Interior to oceanview cabin upgrades from £75 per person.
Eligible voyages include: Seven-night France, Spain and Portugal round-trip Southampton itinerary departing 24 May, 2019; 14-night Mediterranean cities round-trip Southampton cruise departing 1 June, 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 2 April, 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 4 May, 2019.
Valid: Now until sailing


March and April Deals From Marella Cruises

What it is: Cruises starting from less than £600 per person.
Eligible voyages include: 14-night "Eastern Sunsets" Asia and Middle East cruise departing 28 March, 2019; seven-night Caribbean cruise departing Barbados 4 April, 2019; seven-night "Treasures of the Mediterranean" sailing departing 16 April, 2019.

Valid: Now until sailing


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: Now until sailing


Princess Cruises Offers Free Spending Money or Flight Savings


What it is: Up to $250 onboard credit per person on selected European sailings or £400 flight discount on Caribbean, North and Central America cruises in 2019 and 2020.
Eligible voyages include: Nine-night Canada and New England itinerary departing 24 September, 2019; six-night Western Caribbean round-trip Fort Lauderdale cruise departing 4 January, 2020; 13-night Mediterranean and Aegean voyage departing 11 April, 2020.
Valid: On bookings made by 30 April, 2019


Mediterranean Savings With Princess Cruises


What it is: Ex-UK cruise from £1,299 per person.
Eligible voyages include: 14-night "Mediterranean Explorer" round-trip Southampton itinerary departing 27 July, 2019.
Valid: Now until sailing


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 17 March, 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 31 March, 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 31 March, 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 23 June, 2019; 17-night "Regions of the World" cruise to Cape Town departing 3 November, 2019; seven-night transatlantic crossing to New York departing 19 November, 2019.
Valid: On bookings made by 31 March, 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 19 May, 2019; seven-night Spain, France and Italy cruise departing 6 July, 2019; 14-night Japan, Korea and China cruise departing 12 October, 2019.
Valid: On bookings made by 4 March, 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 12 May to 30 November, 2019, and 1 May to 30 November, 2020. 
Valid: On bookings made by March 30, 2019.