Today we launched our collection of the best cruise deals we’ve seen for "wave season" this year, with savings of up to 75%. Wave season is a time when cruise lines and providers put out some of their most aggressive offers of the year. They’ve found that cruisers often book their trips early in the year, and so industry-wide sales begin in January, with sailings discounted sometimes all the way into March.
It also helps that cold weather across much of the country motivates people to start planning trips to beachy destinations. Many cruise lines throw in complimentary cabin upgrades, onboard credits, specialty dinners and other perks.
This year we’re also seeing many discounted sailings to Alaska, a trend we forecast in our Wow Deal Destinations for 2013, our annual list of what’s going to be big this year -- in industry projections and buzz and, most importantly, in savings.
Our team of deal experts has researched, test-booked and compiled the best offers. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorites from this year:
Click to see the complete list of the top wave season cruise deals.