There are a number of cruise lines offering onboard credits, and complimentary shore-excursions and/or prepaid gratuities as a bonus offers. There also air fare-included cruise deals being offered for Europe cruises and cruisetours by various cruise lines.
How about an offer of $399 ($479 including port charges) on a seven-night Mediterranean cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's new ship, the Gem. The ship sails round-trip from Barcelona, Spain, stopping in Valletta, Malta; Naples, Civitavecchia and Livorno in Italy, and Villefranche, France. The special offer is available only on cruises that depart Oct. 25, Nov. 2 and Nov. 9.
Azamara Cruises, is offering shipboard credits of up to $800 per stateroom on select European sailings.
The Yachts of Seabourn has two-for-one offers on business-class air plus a 40-percent savings on many Europe sailings. On a 13-night trans-Atlantic from Ft Lauderdale to Lisbon, Portugal, fares aboard the Seabourn Pride start at $2,998, half off! plus shipboard credit and a complimentary shore excursion.
Celebrity Cruises has a 14-night trans-Atlantic sailing November 29th., sailing from Barcelona visiting Malaga, Spain; Madeira, Portugal; Lanzarote, Tenerife and La Palma in the Canary Islands and St. Maarten, ending in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Oceanview staterooms start at $999!
Here are some offers for your consideration.
Fares below are per person, double occupancy and include port charges. Space and price availability are subject to change.
Suite fares start at $4,925, including round-trip airfare, for Regent Seven Seas' seven-night cruise aboard the Navigator from Athens to Monte Carlo, sails on June 7, 2008.
An inside cabin on Cunard Line's June 8th 24-night sailing, Mediterranean cruise on the Queen Mary 2, including round-trip from New York City, begin at $4,759. Plus $150 onboard stateroom credit.
Crystal Cruise's seven-night, Athens to Venice aboard Crystal Serenity on June 6 offers ocean-view staterooms for $3,225.
Inside cabin prices start at $1,599 for Princess Cruises' 12-night, Barcelona-to-Venice cruise on Emerald Princess on May 24. These low fares also include two windfalls: Free upgrades where available and onboard stateroom credit.
Royal Caribbean's 12-night cruise, round-trip from Barcelona on Brilliance of the Seas, sails October 20, 2008, offers inside staterooms for as low as $1,449, including a $200 discount booklet and an onboard stateroom credit.