It’s a nice dilemma to have: is a price drop of over $11,000 what you want, or should you choose a stack of inclusions now on offer for free?
Crystal Cruises and Silversea Cruises both have a selection of itineraries with discounted fares. Guests can save up to $11,020 per suite on Crystal Cruises when they book by October 31, 2019.
Silversea Cruises also has a selection of special savings for sailings around the world, with up to $3000 savings per suite on selected voyages. The line also has last minute savings on 55 cruises.
But Regent Seven Seas Cruises sweetens the deal further with additional free two to three-night pre or post-cruise land programs in all suite categories.
Oceania Cruises is also offering their OLife Ultimate inclusive package on 57 cruises, which includes free Internet, up to 8 shore excursions, the house beverage package and up to US$800 shipboard credit.
Seabourn is currently running a Set Sail event. Book by November 20, 2019 to receive Veranda for Ocean View suite upgrades, up to Three Category Veranda suite upgrades, up to $500USD shipboard credit per suite, up to $1,200 air credit per person, 300 Minute internet package and more.
Ponant is offering up to 30% off prices plus an $800 bonus for first time cruisers with the line.
Here’s our rundown of the best in Australia/New Zealand, Asia and the Med:
Australia/New Zealand/South Pacific
Crystal Cruises: 14-night ‘South Pacific Tropical Kingdoms’ Papeete to Auckland departing February 14, 2020 on Crystal Serenity. Fares from $7,451.
Oceania Cruises: 13-night ‘Outrageous Outback’ Sydney to Auckland departing January 6, 2020 on the Regatta. Fares from $5,399. OLife Ultimate available on deluxe ocean view to penthouse suites. Deluxe ocean view starts at $6,299.
Regent Seven Seas: 14-night Sydney to Auckland departing February 28, 2020 on the Seven Seas Navigator. Fares from $6,174.
Silversea: 11-night Melbourne to Auckland departing December 8, 2019 on the Silver Muse. Fares from $8,700. Book by September 30 for special savings.
Ponant: 9-night ‘Treasures of Polynesia’ Papeete roundtrip departing October 25, 2019 on Le Boreal. Fares from $7,150.
Seabourn Cruises: 16-night ‘Orchid Isles & The Coral Coast’ Bali to Sydney on Seabourn Encore departing December 4, 2019. Fares from $6,998.
Crystal Cruises: 15-night ‘Sparkling Cities of Northern Asia’ Hong Kong roundtrip departing March 16, 2020. Fares from $5,436.
Oceania Cruises: 18-day ‘Eastern Revelations’ Tokyo to Singapore departing April 18, 2020 on the Nautica. Fares from $4,340, OLife Ultimate available on all inside, ocean view and veranda cabins.
Regent Seven Seas: 18-night Singapore to Sydney departing December 20, 2019 on the Seven Seas Voyager. Fares from $8,799.
Silversea: 13-night Singapore to Hong Kong departing December 7, 2019 on the Silver Spirit. Fares from $7,105.
Ponant: 8-night ‘Treasures of India’ Colombo to Mumbai departing December 2020 on Le Laperouse. Fares from $4,660.
Seabourn Cruises: 7-day ‘Orchid Isles Escape’ Singapore to Benoa, Bali departing November 27, 2019. Fares from $4,498.
Europe and the Mediterranean
Crystal Cruises: 8-night ‘Mediterranean Passage’ Rome to Barcelona departing October 28, 2019 on the Crystal Serenity. Fares from $4,408.
Oceania Cruises: 10-day ‘Vibrant Mediterranean’ Barcelona to Monte Carlo departing June 18, 2020 on the Sirena. Fares from $2,999. OLife Ultimate available on deluxe ocean view to penthouse suites. Deluxe ocean view starts at $3,699.
Regent Seven Seas: 7-night Venice to Rome departing July 28, 2020 on the Seven Seas Voyager. Fares from $3,375.
Silversea: 8-night Rome to Dublin departing May 6, 2020 on the Silver Whisper. Fares from $5,742.
Ponant: 7-night ‘Aegean Odyssey’ Istanbul to Athens departing November 1, 2019 on Le Bogainville. Fares from $5,230.
Seabourn Cruises: 6-night ‘Riviera Gems & Rome’ Monte Carlo to Valletta departing October 30, 2019 on Seabourn Ovation. Fares from $4,499.
Vote in this year’s special Readers’ Choice Awards
No doubt 2020 will go down in cruise history as the year of the pandemic – a once in a generation event. And this year’s Cruise Passenger Readers’ Choice Awards will reflect it.