Considering Cruising? Get Ready! It's 'Wave Season'

Jeanette Pavini

If taking a cruise is on your 2019 to-do list, now may be the best time to book it. January through March is Wave Season, which is basically the Black Friday for the cruise industry. You will find significant savings and deals such as 2-for-1 cruise fares, free or reduced airfare, lower deposits and more.

"To get a head start on filling up their sailings, many cruise lines offer incredible deals and values at the start of the year to entice customers to secure their booking sooner rather than later," says Debra Pangestu of Expedia Cruise Ship Centers. "While many cruise lines will offer last-minute flash sales throughout the year to ensure their ships don't sail with empty staterooms, it's unlikely that these flash sales will match the value a customer would get at Wave Season."

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