The wave season is a cruise industry term for the high sales volume period from January to March. The cruise lines roll out the best of their promotions and discount offers in the first quarter of the year. Travellers can get good wave season offers in 2014, if they are flexible on departure dates or cruise lines.
Many travellers book their cruise holiday for the year during the wave season and the cruise lines take full advantages of it. The offers and promotions range from reduced cruise fares that are half of the original rates to reduced or free fares for third and fourth cabin members.
Some cruises offer reduced fare or free stay in a hotel on selected departures. This type of discount is available for most destinations and on all itineraries.
Other offers would be on the lines of two for one fares with free airfare on select itineraries. Reduced cruise fares or free airfare offers are also aimed at specific groups such as couples or singles. These can be only utilised on certain voyages.
Some cruise lines are known to offer stateroom upgrades on selected cruises along with a 50% reduction in fares.