Spring is the season of savings on luxury cruises, with leading companies offering reduced rates, free airfare, and more. Whether you are a veteran cruiser longing for a taste of the white-glove service or a first-timer looking to splurge, now is the time to experience the crème de la crème of the industry without paying the 5-star price tag. Some offers expire as soon as March 31, so act quickly!
Oceanias 2-for-1 Fares and Free Airfare Offer
Oceania is cleaning house with drastically reduced rates on their 2010 and 2011 cruise collection. Save over 50 percent, plus receive free airfare on bookings made by March 31. Oceanias fleet consists of three (soon to be four) ships carrying just 684 guests but 400 crew members insuring passengers will receive personal attention throughout their voyage. There are numerous cruises on sale, but our top pick is this 14-day cruise around the tip of South America from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso starting from $3,999.
For more information, visit www.oceaniacruises.com.
Yachts of Seabourn Offers 2-for-1 Fares
Sail aboard Seabourns intimate yacht-like vessels and enjoy 2-for-1 fares when booking by April 30. This offer includes itineraries in Europe and Asia, plus airfare can be added for just $499. Carrying no more than 450 guests in all-suite accommodations, private on-ship watersports marina and fine-dining menus created by renowned celebrity chef, Charlie Palmer Seabourns fleet will leave you feeling like a celebrity at sea. Check out the 12-day cruise aboard the Seabourn Pride that sets sail to Japan, Korea, and China on August 10 priced from $5,700.
For more information, visit www.seabourn.com.
Silversea's Last-Minute Caribbean Sale
If youve got some time on your hands in April, Silversea is cutting rates up to 60 percent on three of its Caribbean itineraries, and is also tossing in free economy airfare and transfers. The cruises are available aboard the Silver Shadow, and call at seductive islands like Antigua, Barbados, Turks and Caicos, St. Lucia, and more. Rates start at $2,758 and include gratuities and unlimited beverages.
For more information, visit www.silversea.com.