Now is the time to book: Cruise advice, deals, destinations

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WTOP's Rachel Nania

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WASHINGTON — Ladies and gentlemen, grab your suit, your sunscreen maybe some Dramamine — and get ready to sail. As those in the cruise industry say, “It’s wave season.”

Matthew Phillips, director of travel for AARP, said from January to March, most cruise lines promote and feature their best offers of the year with discounted rates, onboard upgrades and airfare credits.

If you’ve never been on a cruise, Phillips makes a convincing argument for testing the waters. And for veteran voyagers, he shares emerging trends and destinations that will kick your wanderlust into high gear.

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