Plan a cruise month guide

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Everybody loves a good deal, right? Going off the offers we’ve found for Clia’s Plan a Cruise Month, it’s not hard to see why. A huge number of cruise lines are participating in this year’s programme, offering everything from discounts to free room upgrades. Check out the deals below and save thousands of pounds on your next sailing.


Experience a Taste of Bordeaux on a 13-night cruise, reduced from £2,133 to £1,066. There are also deals on winter 2016 itineraries around Normandy, the Danube, the Rhine and Vietnam and Cambodia.

Book with APT and save up to 50% per person on two 2017 departures. The 15-day Bordeaux & Rhone trip follows the Garonne River from the Atlantic Coast via the Mediterranean to Lyon. Prices for the new 15-day cruise, departing Bordeaux on 23 March 2017 or 1 June 2017, start from £2,947 per person.

Avalon Waterways
Save of up to £1350 per person on 7-21 night European river cruises. The choice includes the Rhine, Danube, Moselle, Main, Seine, Saone, Rhone rivers, Dutch Waterways as well as Christmas themed cruises.

Book to travel before the end of March 2017 on the Belmond Road and Belmond Orcaella and a guest’s companion will receive a 50% reduction when quoting RTM50 at the time of booking.

Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival passengers will get an extra $25 on board credit for a 3-5 day cruise or $100 credit for a 6-15 day cruise.

Celebrity Cruises
Celebrity Cruises is running buy one get one half price offer for Plan a cruise month. Book an eligible Ocean View stateroom or above on selected 2017 European sailings and also get a free classic drinks package for the first and second guest. The third and fourth guests will receive 25% off the cruise fare plus a non-alcoholic drinks package.

CroisiEurope will be offering a 5% discount on all cruises for 2017.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages
CMV are offering savings of up to 30 percent off the full price of a cruise plus buy one get one half prices on winter 2016-17 and summer 2017 cruises.

Crystal Cruises
Crystal Cruises is extending its ‘Crystal Clear Choices’ booking promotion until October 31, 2016 offering savings of up to £630 per stateroom or up to $2,000 per stateroom in shipboard credit.

Emerald Waterways
The river line is offering £50 off all bookings throughout October with the code CLIA50E.

French America Line
Sailing on board French America Line’s Louisiane, customers can save up to $1,000 per passenger on any 2016 departure.

On selected cruises between February and November 2017, guests booking a cruise with Hapag-Lloyd  can save 50% on the price for the second person when travelling together sharing a double cabin.

Holland America Line
Guest can receive up to $300 on board credit per stateroom when booking at Ocean-view room or above on select sailings around Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Amsterdam and Italy.

Norwegian Cruise Line
Guests can choose a free gift when booking a cruise of five nights or longer departing after January 1, 2017. The choices include a premium drinks package, a speciality dining package, internet package or on board credit increase to $200. Choose one when booking an Inside Stateroom or Studio, two in an Oceanview, Balcony or Mini-Suite and receive all four in a Suite or The Haven.

P&O Cruises
P&O Cruises is offering extra on board spending money on certain Select Price holidays valid on outside cabins and above, plus customers will only be required to pay a 5% deposit. Based on an outside cabin, the Select Price starts from £799 per person to include £250 on board spending money per cabin.

Royal Caribbean
Explore Greece and Croatia on a seven-night cruise from September 23-30, 2017 on Rhapsody of the Seassailing from Venice. Prices start at £1,541 per person (based on two sharing an Oceanview stateroom), including an all-inclusive deluxe drinks package and return flights from Heathrow.

Take an eight-day luxury river cruise from Amsterdam to Strasbourg departing on June 28, 2017 with Scenic and pay £1,920 per person, saving £1,125 per person when booking throughout October.

Book a cruise for 2017 with Seabourn and save on sailings around Europe, Asia, Alaska, Australia, Caribbean, Canada, New England and many more. Enjoy a complimentary Veranda for an Ocean View Suite Upgrade or $1,000 per Suite shipboard credit for Penthouse and Premium Suites.

Shearings’ Cruises
During River Cruise Week (17 – 23 October) save up to £100 per couple on Shearings’ 2017 river cruises and receive half-price cabin upgrades on chartered river cruises by quoting ‘TCR639’.

Swan Hellenic
Customers booking a cruise during Luxury Week of Plan a Cruise Month (24 – 31 October) on any Swan Hellenic cruise have the opportunity to win a complimentary upgrade to the Owner’s Suite (or next available) upon booking.

Thomson Cruises is offering a 16 night Caribbean Horizons cruise on Thomson Dream from £1,100 per person. Departing on November 13, 2016 from Gatwick. Further deals include Mediterranean and Adriatic cruises for under £800 per person and Italy for under £650 per person.

Voyages of Discovery
Guests can win one of three VIP packages on any cruise booked during October in addition to any current offer available. The packages include a chilled bottle of French Champagne, handmade truffles and platter of canapés on embarkation, an invitation to the Captain’s table for dinner on one of the gala nights or a complimentary bottle of house wine with dinner every night of your cruise.

Uniworld is offering savings on cruises visiting the Christmas markets of Europe including Cologne, Vienna and Frankfurt. The eight-day itineraries set sail from December 12-19 and represent savings of up to £965 per person.

Sam Ballard

Sam Ballard is the publisher of CRUISE ADVISER and has been writing about the cruise industry for a number of years. His CV includes the likes of shipping magazine International Cruise & Ferry Review and the digital publication Cruise News. He can be contacted

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