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When Billy or another CruiseHabit contributor or fan sees a sailing or promotion and says "WOW!" we share it here. These might be sales, unique itineraries, new ships, or anything else that gives us the itch to book.

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Samplers: Short Royal Caribbean Cruises on Amplified Ships

I love trying out different ships on different cruise lines.  Variety is the spice of life, and every ship has something special to offer.  As cruise lines ease back into operation, one nice thing we’ve been able to do is take some short sailings on ships that may usually only offer longer cruises.  This was the case with our recent MSC Meraviglia sailing, as well as the test cruise we took on Mariner of the Seas.  It’s a great opportunity...

New Ship, Private Island, Verandah, $179?! MSC Meraviglia

MSC Meraviglia

Want to get away this August?  We stumbled upon a deal that just can't be beat, starting at $179 per person in a verandah!  MSC Meraviglia came out toward the end of 2016 and is visually stunning, and now she's one of the first ships cruising the US with MSC.  We were already considering sailing her soon to try out a different class of ship on MSC (having previously sailed on MSC Seaside), so for us, this deal was just too good to turn down and not share...

Holland America "VIEW&VERANDAH" - Drinks, Upgrades, Excursions & More

Holland America View and Verandah Event

Holland America is the line to sail if you enjoy live music, and their VIEW&VERANDAH promotion represents some real savings opportunities.  From blues to rock-and-roll to classical, they've put such a big focus on musical talent the last few years that on our cruises we found it transformed their brand experience.  Holland America offers dining and service that is a big step up from many lines, and while they have a quieter onboard feel by day, we've found the evenings to have loads of entertainment options.  For us, in addition to the live music offerings, we found the Lido Market to have some of the highest quality offerings of any buffet-style restaurant at sea.

"Book select 2021 & 2022 cruises by February 28 and receive these great extras—valued at up to $2,900"

Celebrity Apex Group Cruise 2022

Celebrity Apex Group Cruise January 8 2022Want to enjoy the peak of the Celebrity Cruises experience with perks you won't find anywhere else, have first-hand access to passionate cruising experts, at incredible rates?

Join us for the first ever group cruise on the brand new Celebrity Apex

Celebrity Millennium Adding Pacific Northwest and Alaska Sailings in April

Celebrity Millennium Adds AK and PNW SailingsRecently, Celebrity announced in an abundance of caution related to coronavirus, they'd be canceling all remaining Celebrity Millennium sailings in Asia for this season.  This means they've added several five night Pacific Northwest and eleven night Alaska sailings, offering amazing opportunities to sail on a newly Revolutionized ship at great rates.  How great?  In some cases, we're talking about suites for under $152 pp/pn...

Princess Cruises 'Best. Sale. Ever.' - Drinks, WiFi, and Gratuities on All Destinations and Staterooms

Princess Cruises Best Sale Ever

It's been popular lately for lines to bundle things like drinks and WiFi, and they often make for great deals.  The difference with this promotion from Princess is not restricting these sales to certain room types, they're not just for a small number of sailings, and, the benefits are so good that it may make sense even for people not super excited about drinks and WiFi - we did the math...

March 2020 - Sail the Western Caribbean on the New Sky Princess $569pp

Sky Princess

Usually when new ships come out it means paying a premium to sail on them.  While casually browsing though, we found that the March 8 Wester Caribbean Sky Princess sailing has insides starting at just $569 per person.  That's $81 per person per night for a new ship on a premium line.  CruiseHabit contributor Ric just got off Sky Princess and was wowed by the quality of ingredients in the food, the number of great spaces in The Piazza, as well as the friendly service.  If you don't have the vacation time to make this happen, you'll be glad to know that Sky Princess has MedallionNet, part of the new Ocean Medallion technology initiative, so the internet is fast, reliable, and surprisingly inexpensive (starting at just $9/day).