More than two dozen popular international cruise lines and riverboat companies, including Cunard and Disney, are offering deep discounts on cruises booked during Cruise Week, through Oct. 13.
While individual cruise lines run sales and promotions all year for such things as free balcony upgrades or onboard credits for a specific itinerary, Cruise Week is an industry-wide promotion, sponsored by Cruise Lines International Association, or CLIA, the trade organization for the vacation cruise industry.
Here are some of the deals being offered directly by the cruise lines. You might do even better booking through a travel agent, who just might have an insider special deal not available online.
Carnival Cruise Lines: double two category upgrades, 50% reduced deposits plus $50 onboard credit per stateroom.
Cunard: On any Transatlantic crossing aboard Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, receive up to a $175 per stateroom onboard credit
Disney Cruise Line: $100 onboard credit on select seven-night Western Caribbean Cruises.
Norwegian Cruise Line: 10% off its cruise fare in the form of onboard credits for specialty dining, shore excursions or spa treatments, plus $100 onboard credit per person for specialty sailings and $300 in onboard credits on select itineraries. The deal is valid on any cruise, to Europe, the Caribbean, Alaska or Hawaii.
Royal Caribbean: Half off airfare for two people booking together.
Hurtigruten: 10% offs on Norway Coastal Voyages on new bookings for the remainder of 2014 and for 2015.
River cruises are on sale, too; Avalon is offering a savings of $1,300 per couple for river cruises in Europe.
Find more travel deals on the ecoXplorer Travel Deals page.