Consider booking an off-season cruise

Many itineraries are based on seasons—Alaskan cruises are typically offered from May to September, while European cruises are usually from April through November. Off-season sailings always cost less, but even within the off-season, prices for different departure dates can differ considerably. Sailings early and late in the season are typically cheaper. Researching cruises? Browse our recommendations for the best lines and itineraries.