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Our editors have scoured the web for the very best spring cruise deals and compiled a list of our favorites. From an Alaska cruise for under $500 to a Caribbean cruise with free drinks, to a 10-night Panama Canal sailing for $524, here are our top picks.

A Windstar Mediterranean Cruise for History Buffs

This Mediterranean itinerary from Windstar Cruises for $2,599 explores off-the-beaten-path destinations like Bastia and Calvi (two quaint yet absolutely charming cities on the French island of Corsica), iconic — and under-the-radar — spots, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites like La Sagrada Familia and Serra de Tramuntana. Other ports of call include Sardinia (which is best known for its crystal-clear waters and pristine beaches) and the Instagram-worthy island of Mallorca: all from $2,599 per person. The culture vultures on our staff love this history-packed itinerary. Book here.

A Regent European Cruise With Business Class Air and $600 Credit 

This Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ 12-night “Royals, Castles and Crowns,” voyage aboard the 750-passenger Seven Seas Splendor, sails roundtrip from Southampton, calls on France (be sure to go wine tasting in Bordeaux) and Spain. Bonus: The luxury cruise line is offering a $600 onboard credit — plus up to 48 free shore excursions — to all passengers who book this deal, which includes business class airfare, balcony suite accommodations, all meals and beverages, and gratuities. Binge-watched The Crown? This 12K cruise (with so many perks) is basically made for you. Book here.

A 7-Night Alaska Sailing Under $500

Norwegian Joy at sea / Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line

We love this 7-night Norwegian Alaska sailing thanks to its affordability (under $500 per person!) and amazing perks thanks to the cruise line's "Free at Sea" promotion (including your choice of a free open bar, complementary specialty dining, wifi, and shore excursions). Plus, passengers will sail aboard the recently refurbished Norwegian Joy, which features fun entertainment offerings like go-karts, a virtual reality gaming pavilion, and Cirque du Soleil-like performances. Sure — it's not the beach — but there really is no place like Alaska. From the incredible wildlife (like belugas and baby reindeer!) to the majestic glaciers and awe-inspiring national parks, this state is special to us. Book here

A 6-Night Italian River and Canal Cruise for $2,130

This amazing deal from CroisiEurope starts at $2,130 and stops in Veneto (where you can boat through the canals of Venice), Lombardy, and Emilia-Parma (foodies take note: this is home of parmesan cheese). We love that this cruise includes all meals and drinks and excursions (plus tons more). Italy might just be one of our favorite destinations in the world — and for good reason: the food is incredible, the people are lovely, and there’s just so much history here; this cruise ticks all the boxes. Book here

A 10-Night Panama Canal Sailing on Norwegian for $524

Panama Canal / Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line

On Norwegian Cruise Line’s 10-night Panama Canal sailing, visit Colombia, along with Panama, Costa Rica (where you can walk in a cloud forest, dip into the hot springs, or lounge on the beach), Mexico, and Honduras -- all starting at just $524. Plus, this sailing is included in NCL’s “Free at Sea” promotion, where guests can choose up to five free offers (think open bar, specialty dining, excursion credit, or free wifi). We love the cruise line’s private island in Belize; it's the perfect place to catch up on some much-needed R&R after an action-packed few days spent exploring. Book here.

A 9-Night Island Hop With Oceania in French Polynesia

This French Polynesian 9-night voyage on Oceania departs from Tahiti and visits Moorea, Bora Bora, and several other under-the-radar islands. As an added bonus, passengers who book this deal will score roundtrip airfare, a free beverage package, six free shore excursions (like snorkeling and exploring black sand beaches), and $600 in onboard credit. This cruise would make for the ideal honeymoon (or fit for any special occasion, really). Pass the sunscreen and beach reads. Book here.

A $1,350 French River Cruise, Oh La La 

Rhone River, France / CreativeNature_nl/iStock

This spring, Teeming River Cruises is offering a 6-night river cruise for $1,350 along the Rhone that makes stops in charming towns like Arles and Avignon. The best part: The cruise includes all meals, wifi, and a free walking tour. This itinerary starts at $1,350 per person, and you can add roundtrip airfare for just $399. If your idea of a dreamy French vacation is sipping wine throughout quaint villages and exploring the lavender fields in Provence, this trip is ideal. Book here

A Caribbean Cruise With Free Drinks and Gratuities for $869

Princess Cruises has delivered a 7-night cruise for $869, and we’re already dreaming of sipping umbrella drinks in St. Maarten, St. Thomas Virgin Islands, and Princess Cruises’ exclusive, private Bahamian island. We love that this package includes unlimited beer, spirits, and wine by the glass — plus free gratuities and wifi so that we can easily Instagram our toes in the sand. Book here

This Luxury European River Cruise for Under $900 (With Free Airfare!)

Avalon Waterways / Courtesy of the cruise line

Avalon Waterways is offering a luxury European cruise that starts at just $835. Why we love it: You can choose from free airfare from nearly 30 U.S. cities — or, save up to $1,250 (per person!) on cruise-only fares. Avalon is best known for their “Suite Ships” with floor-to-ceiling windows and breezy open-air balconies, is offering dozens of sailings along Europe’s most popular rivers — from the Danube to the Rhine.  Book here

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