Paul Gauguin Cruises is offering 50 percent off 2014 and 2015 sailings in Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America aboard the Tere Moana. For example, a seven-night cruise traveling round-trip from Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica, on Dec. 13 now starts at $2,695 a person double, plus $295 port charges; brochure rate starts at $5,391. Deal is based on availability.
INFO 800-848-6172, pgcruises.com/offers
With Friendly Planet, save up to $400 on the 16-day Best of China & Yangtze River Cruise. With the discount, the trip starts at $3,199 a person double and includes round-trip air from Los Angeles to Shanghai, with return from Beijing; all intra-China flights, plus transfers and ground transportation; deluxe and superior first-class hotels; a four-night Yangtze River cruise in an outside balcony cabin with free upgrade and shore excursions; 34 meals; a shadowboxing class in Beijing; cruise gratuities; and taxes. Book by Oct. 28. For lowest rates, depart Nov. 3 or March 23.
INFO 877-721-4436, friendlyplanet.com
Save 50 percent on select departures with American Queen Steamboat. For example, the Dec. 12 Old-Fashioned Holidays cruise aboard the American Queen now starts at $1,275 a person double, plus $109 port charges. The seven-night cruise sails round-trip on the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Vicksburg, Mississippi. Rate includes a one-night pre-cruise hotel stay and daily shore excursions. Book by Oct. 31.
INFO 888-749-5280, americanqueensteamboatcompany.com
Save nearly $300 on CroisiEurope's new eight-day cruise from Athens to Istanbul. A twin cabin on the lower deck aboard La Belle de l'Adriatique starts at $1,504 a person double, including taxes -- a $286 savings. A reverse itinerary starts at $1,271 a person double. Book by Oct. 31; depart November through March. The ship stops in five ports and includes excursions to Athens and the Acropolis or Cape Sounion and Istanbul.
INFO 800-768-7232, croisieuroperivercruises.com