As cruise bookings have been rising this year, it is tougher to find bargains then it was a year ago. Travelers must act faster to secure the best rates on seasonal promotions and book early because the deals that are still out there probably won't be around for long. Currently Expedia is offering a Winter Getaways Cruise Sale, offering up to 75% off certain sailings, but this promotion will be ending on February 28th.
MSC Cruises Summer Sail Abration is offering great rates on a variety of European cruise vacations, but this will also be ending this month. Some of the best deals out there are for restricted dates or have limited availability. River cruise operator Avalon Waterways is offering discounts on some of it's European river cruises, and also waiving the single supplement fee on certain cruises booked through March 1.