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The clock is ticking – many lines are closing their early bird discounts for 2020 itineraries this month, so you only have 24 days to save up to $6,000 per couple.

Take your pick from sailings with Crystal Cruises with fares from $2,999 for a seven-night roundtrip or an eight-day ‘Romantic Rhine’ sailing with fares from $1,831 with Avalon Waterways.

Avalon Waterways is also waiving the single supplement across their 2020 Europe river cruises, offering savings of up to $11,711.

APT is offering a wide range of flight offers, including free business class flights to Asia. As they say, the early bird catches the worm!

See what the lines have on offer below:

Crystal Cruises

Save up to $4,000 per suite on four select 2019 itineraries. Book by August 31 to enjoy the savings. The itineraries include 10-night Amsterdam to Basel sailing on the Crystal Debussy departing August 26 and November 2, with fares from $4,199. There is also a seven-night Vienna roundtrip departing October 27 with fares from $2,999 on Crystal Ravel. There is also another seven-night itinerary from Budapest to Pussau departing November 10 on the Crystal Mahler with fares from $3,360.

Viking River Cruises

The line is running a Wanderlust sale on a selection of six 2020 itineraries. Save up to $6,000 per couple and also fly free to Europe and Russia. Sail the French rivers on the 12-day ‘Cities of Light’ and 15-day ‘France’s Finest’ itineraries. The ‘Cities of Light’ itinerary departs Paris or Prague and fares start from $4,795. ‘France’s Finest’ departs Paris for Avignon and fares start from $6,695. Other itineraries on offer include 15-day ‘Grand European Tour’ and eight-day ‘Rhine Getaway’ on the Danube and Rhine, the 10-day ‘Portugal’s River of Gold’ on the Douro River and ‘Waterways of the Tsars’ in Russia. Book by August 31.

Avalon Waterways

Save up to $4,600 per couple on 2019 Europe itineraries and save up to $6,800 per couple when you book 2020 Europe itineraries. Book by August 16 to enjoy the savings on the four select 2019 itineraries: ‘The legendary Danube’, ‘Magnificent Europe’, ‘Romantic Rhine’ and ‘Burgundy & Provence’. Fares start from $1,831 for the 8-day ‘Romantic Rhine’. For 2020 Europe itineraries there are 12 itineraries on offer and they range from five-day ‘A Taste of the Rhine’ to a 17-day ‘Magnificent Rivers of Europe’. It also includes three ‘Active & Discovery’ cruises on the Rhine, Rhone and Danube, with fares from $2,722. The line is also waiving the single supplement across their 2020 Europe river cruises. Book by August 16, 2019 and save up to $11,711.

Evergreen Tours

Book by August 31 to save up to $4,600 per couple on 2020 Europe itineraries. Book and deposit on a 2020 Evergreen Splendours of Europe River Cruise to receive flights to Europe. The featured itineraries include 15-day Amsterdam to Budapest with fares from $5,145, eight-day Sensations of Lyon and Provence with fares from $3,045.

Scenic Tours

The line is running early bird offers for 2020 Europe itineraries, Canada, Alaska & USA itineraries, and 2020/21 South East Asia itineraries. Book Europe itineraries of 11 days or longer by August 31 and receive free flights. You can also pay in full by October 31 to secure an additional discount of $600 per couple on cruises of 11 days or longer or $300 per couple on cruises of 10 days or less. There are seven itineraries included in this offer, with fares from $6,995 for an 11-day ‘South of France’ Lyon roundtrip cruise.

For 2020 Canada, Alaska & USA itineraries, book by September 30 to receive one included flight per couple when departing Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Surcharges apply for Adelaide, Perth and other ports. Save $1,500 per couple when booking selected Canada & Alaska itineraries of 13 to 19 days. The 12-day Tales of the Deep South and the 13-day Historic Trails of the East tours also have a saving of $1,000 per couple.

For 2020/21 South East Asia itineraries, book any Mekong journey of 13 days or longer or Myanmar of 14 days or longer by October 31 to enjoy included economy flights. You can also secure an early booking discount of $400 per couple off brochure prices when you book by October 31. The 11-Day Luxury Mekong and Temple Discovery Cruise and the 11-Day Luxury Irrawaddy cruise also have savings of up to $1,500 per couple.


The line is running a series flight offers for select Europe, Africa, Asia, South America & Antarctica, Egypt, Jordan & Israel as well as Canada, Alaska & USA. Highlights include fly free business class when booking a Vietnam and Cambodia tour of 13 days or more before September 30, 2019. APT also has itinerary deals on Australia and New Zealand sailings. Save $2,400 per couple on Kimberley trips departing before September 30, 2019. You can also enjoy savings of up to $1,000 per couple when you book any New Zealand holiday with 2019/20 departures by August 2019.