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Wave deals from Princess, Holland America, Celestyal, Scenic, Emerald

Holland America Line's Koningsdam in Geirangerfjord, left, and Celestyal Olympia in Santorini
Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Celestyal Cruises, Scenic and Emerald are among the many lines rolling out wave season deals.

Princess Cruises’ 'Best Sale Ever' is back with up to 35% off fares and up to $150 onboard credit.

The sale, which includes a refundable $100 deposit and discounts on all cruises and cruise-tours, runs through March 1.

'Best Sale Ever' is available to residents of the US and Canada for new bookings.

HAL's 'Time of Your Life' upgrades, discounts

Holland America's 'Time of Your Life' offer provides a free stateroom upgrade, fare discounts and no charge for kids when travelers book select summer 2023 to spring 2024 cruises by the end of February.

As a bonus, those who book by Jan. 31 also receive up to $400 per stateroom onboard credit, depending on the cruise length. The per-person credit is $100 for cruises six to nine days, $150 for Alaska cruise-tours and cruises 10 to 20 days, and $200 for sailings 21 days or longer.

Travelers can book a verandah stateroom for the price of an ocean-view room, or ocean-view for the price of an interior room. Kids 18 and younger traveling as the third and fourth guests in a stateroom can sail on select 2023 and 2024 cruises for free (taxes, fees and port expenses are additional).

Deposits for cruises and Alaska cruise-tours are reduced 50% for the first and second guest in the stateroom.

And fare savings up to 30% are available on sailings included in the promotion.

The 'Time of Your Life' offer is not valid for grand voyages or cruises of five days or less. Upgrades are based on stateroom availability.

Celestyal Cruises' 'Go Further, Get Closer' discounts

Celestyal's 'Go Further, Get Closer' wave season campaign shaves up to 60% off the line's most popular 2023 and 2024 itineraries when booked by Feb. 28.

Fares start as low as $339 for the three-night 'Iconic Aegean' itinerary, which is normally priced at $840, reflecting 60% savings. The seven-night 'Idyllic Aegean' itinerary, normally priced at $1,650, has been reduced by more than 40%, to $889.

'Iconic Aegean' sails from Athens to Mykonos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos, Heraklion (Crete) and Santorini, while 'Idyllic Aegean' also begins in Athens and visits Thessaloniki, Kusadasi, Heraklion, Santorini, Mykonos and Milos.

Offers also are available for the four-night 'Iconic Aegean' sailing, with prices starting at $459, and the fare can be upgraded to the more inclusive 'enhanced' pricing for $190 compared with the regular price of $1,080.

The limited departures of the seven-night 'Eclectic Aegean' itinerary are also eligible for savings, with fares starting at $1,029, reduced from $1,650. This itinerary, from Athens, calls at Istanbul, Thessaloniki, Volos Kavala and Santorini.

And travelers can save on the seven-night 'Three Continents' cruise, which visits Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Turkey and Greece, starting at $679, reduced from $1,650. The Oct. 14 and Oct. 21 special 'Steps of Paul' sailings, to Thessaloniki, Kavala, Patmos, Istanbul, Dikili and Kusadasi are priced starting at $1,289, down from $1,650.

The Dec. 16 Christmas sailing, 11 nights from Athens to Thessaloniki, Agios Nikolaos (Crete), Izmir, Antalya, Egypt, Israel and Cyprus, is priced at $1,329, reduced from $2,390. This fare can be upgraded to 'enhanced' for $360. A 19-night Christmas and New Year's cruise also is reduced in the 'Go Further, Get Closer' wave promotion.

Scenic's 'Discover the Wonder Beyond' promotion

Cruises on Scenic’s river Space-Ships are available at savings of up to $1,500 per couple for more than 20 itineraries and dozens of departures in Europe, inclusive of France and Portugal. And the line's ocean discovery yachts have $5,000 per couple savings for more than 125 Scenic Eclipse departures that span the world.

Bookings must be made by March 31.

Travelers paying in full at least 12 months before departure, or within 72 hours of booking when within 12 months of sailing, get their choice of additional savings. For rivers, the choices are free or two-for-one airfare, depending on itinerary length, or a free or two-for-one multi-day land extension or up to an additional $1,000 per person savings on sailings of eight days or longer.

On the oceans, choices are free economy or business class air or two-for-one air, depending on itineraries and suite selection, or additional savings of up to $3,000 per person.

Emerald Cruises' 'Explore the Extraordinary' savings

Emerald Cruises' ‘Explore the Extraordinary’ campaign, for bookings by March 31, offers savings on a variety of 2023 and 2024 river and yacht cruises, along with a new menu of bonus offers available when customers pay in full.

Travelers booking 2023 Europe and 2023/24 Southeast Asia river cruises during the wave campaign will save up to $1,000 per couple, while those booking select 2023 and 2024 yacht cruises onboard the line’s newest vessel, Emerald Azzurra, and soon-to-launch Emerald Sakara, will save up to $1,500 per couple.

Additionally, travelers who pay in full 12 months prior to sailing, or within 72 hours of booking for cruises departing within 12 months, will also get their choice of free or reduced international airfare, or a free premium drinks package or up to $2,000 per couple bonus savings.

Examples of river cruises eligible for the wave offer are the classic eight-day 'Danube Explorer' from Passau to Budapest, the eight-day 'Sensations of Lyon and Provence' through the south of France and the 13-day 'Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia and the Mekong' between Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City.

Emerald Azzurra and Emerald Sakara offer new Caribbean and Central America itineraries like the eight-day 'Eastern Caribbean with St. Barths,' calling on small ports in Martinique, St. Lucia and Guadeloupe, the eight-day 'West Indies Island Hopping,' sailing round-trip from San Juan, and the 11-day 'Southern Caribbean Delights and Panama Canal' from Bridgetown, Barbados to Panama City.