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December 2019

Get in on Our Pre-Wave Sale in December! 

The first three months of every year - named “Wave Season” - are traditionally the busiest time for booking cruises, as everyone begins to plan for the upcoming year’s adventures and there are many exceptional deals offered by cruise lines. At Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, we are one step ahead of Wave Season by offering you a chance to secure your 2020 vacation before the rush, with our Pre-Wave Sale this December! We’ve partnered with seven of our best cruise lines to bring you a fantastic offer worth hundreds of dollars in value. You’ll beat the rush of Wave Season by securing your preferred stateroom now, while there are still plenty to choose from.

Book a select sailing onboard one of our participating cruise lines below from December 1 – 31, 2019 and enjoy one or more of the following Expedia® Extras:*

Expedia® Extra*

  • Up to $50 Onboard Cash Credit
  • Free Drinks
  • Free Specialty Dining
  • Free Gratuities
  • Reduced Rates

And here’s what you can expect when you travel with these award-winning cruise lines!

Carnival Cruise Line

With 26 ships including one launching in December, Carnival can take you wherever you wish to go – from the sunny Caribbean to majestic Alaska, historical Europe, and everywhere in between. Experience onboard fun with top-rated stage shows, live bands, deck parties, pools and waterslides, while enjoying comfy staterooms, attentive service, casual and elegant dining. Families can also enjoy connecting staterooms, waterparks, and extensive children’s programs. Come one, come all!

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises is revolutionizing affordable luxury through its ships of stunning design, culinary excellence, luxurious accommodations, and outstanding service. You’ll marvel at the groundbreaking architecture and innovative spaces never-before-seen at sea.  Dining is a journey of its own, with a variety of complimentary and specialty dining featuring global cuisine. For the ultimate modern luxury, stay in Suite Class, where you’ll be utterly spoiled by your personal butler, and enjoy exclusive access to a private sun deck, lounge, and restaurant.

Holland America Line

Holland America Line has been taking travelers around the world for nearly 145 years on its mid-sized ships. Experience traditional cruising with wraparound teak decks and steamer chairs, fine dining, and the gracious crew. But there is also plenty of contemporary touches – lively entertainment such as Billboard Onboard dueling pianos and B.B. King’s Blues Club, digital workshops powered by Windows, and hands-on lessons with America’s Test Kitchen. With over 500 itineraries in 100 countries, every cruise onboard Holland America is an enriching experience.

MSC Cruises

A cruise onboard MSC suits all budgets, from standard staterooms to the Yacht Club - an all-inclusive private enclave with lavish suites, butler service, and private dining. Families with children from toddlers to teens will find a comprehensive array of programming with virtual reality games, 4D cinema, F1 simulator, aqua parks, and activities with LEGO and Chicco. Come experience MSC’s European hospitality!

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line lets you design your vacation your way, with Freestyle Cruising. On a budget? Choose from an array of standard staterooms. Want to splurge, stay in a suite in the exclusive Haven complex. Hungry? Choose from endless dining options from traditional restaurants to French, Italian, Asian, Tex-Mex, American diners, and more. Best of all, choose when to eat, as there are no set dining times or pre-assigned seating, and no dressy evenings. Take in a Broadway production show, check out the comedy club, party in the disco, or simply chillax in the spa with a massage. Now isn’t that the perfect vacation? 

Princess Cruises

With 18 globe-trotting ships sailing to over 380 destinations on all seven continents, Princess Cruises brings you the world. Explore pristine beaches, visit historical sites, and glimpse incredible wildlife as you check off your bucket list. Indulge in international cuisine celebrating regional flavors, highlighted by memorable meals created by celebrity chef Curtis Stone and chocolatier Norman Love. Immersive lectures, destination-themed activities, and in-depth shore excursions create a deeper connection to the places you’ll visit. Princess Cruises promises you’ll come back new after your vacation!

Royal Caribbean

Let Royal Caribbean wow you and your family with the biggest, most innovative and action-packed ships. From the tallest slide at sea to international dining and full Broadway production shows, sun-soaked pool parties to perfect private beach days, a cruise onboard Royal Caribbean is far from the everyday vacation. Come seek your perfect getaway and choose from over 300 destinations stretching from Alaska to Europe, and the South Pacific.

Don’t miss out on these spectacular deals from December 1 – 31! Contact your Vacation Consultant today and take advantage of Pre-Wave season deals before the year ends!

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*Note: Expedia Extras are per stateroom in USD unless specified, based on double occupancy and may vary by cruise line, destination, departure date, and stateroom category. Itineraries, programs, offers, and policies are subject to change without notice. Valid for new bookings created and deposited from December 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019 and are subject to availability. Contact your Expedia CruiseShipCenters Vacation Consultant for full terms and conditions. Additional restrictions apply.

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Terms & Conditions

*Expedia Extras offers are per stateroom (unless otherwise stated) on select sailings, based on double occupancy, apply to new bookings only, are not combinable with any other offer, are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn without notice. Certain restrictions may apply. For full terms and conditions, click the specific Expedia Extra offer or contact your Expedia CruiseShipCenters Vacation Consultant.

Prices are per person (based on 2 passengers in the same stateroom), cruise only in USD dollars. Airfare, transfers, taxes, fees and port expenses are additional (unless otherwise stated). Prices vary by ship, stateroom type and sailing date. Prices and offers are subject to availability and change without notice, and are capacity controlled. Fuel supplement may apply. Expedia CruiseShipCenters is not responsible for errors that may occur due to the transfer of information from selected third parties, technical error, or human error.

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Kurt von Schleicher
Cruise & Vacation Consultant