The end of the financial year means that you can find fantastic cruise deals.
Cruise lines and travel agents have some amazing deals where you can save up as much as 43 per cent on sailings – and many of these offers also include flights as well as pre and post cruise stays.
Lines like Oceania Cruises are offering 40 per cent off on selected sailings and on some itineraries, guests even receive up to USD$800 of onboard credit.
But one of the best deals we’ve found is a 20-night Sydney to Hawaii cruise which is priced from $2,599 per person – but it gets better. It also includes a one-way flight as well as night stay in Hawaii before flying back to Australia.
Here are the best end of financial year deals we’ve found. But hurry – many of these offers expire on June 30.
Princess Cruises 13-night ‘Christmas Sydney to Auckland’– 39% off
From $1,849pp, one-way flight and one-night post cruise stay included.
This deal is part of Princess Mid Year Clearance Sale and must be booked by June 28. Cruise from Sydney to Auckland on board Majestic Princess and spend Christmas in across the ditch. The sailing departs December 15, 2019 and visits Melbourne, Hobart, Fjordland National Park, Dunedin, Akaroa, Tauranga before arriving in Auckland for a one-night post cruise stay.
Norwegian Cruise Line 19-night ‘Italy and The Greek Isles’ – 20% off
From $3,299, pre cruise hotel stays in Rome and return international flights included.
Cruise the Mediterranean with Norwegian Cruise Line on the Norwegian Spirit. The voyage spans across Italy, Greece, Croatia and Montenegro and departs from Rome on November 4, 2019. When you book a Balcony or Mini-Suite before June 30 with NCL, you will also receive 5 free offers, including a free beverage and specialty dining package, plus US$300 free onboard credit. The line is also running a buy one, get one half price deal for oceanview staterooms and above, book by July 1.
Carnival Cruise Line 20-night ‘Sydney to Hawaii’ – 43% off
From $2,599pp, one-way flight and one-night post cruise stay included.
The sailing on the Carnival Spirit departs March 24, 2020 visits ports in the South Pacific, including New Caledonia, Tonga, French Polynesia before crossing to Honolulu in the United States. You will get a one-night post cruise stay in Honolulu before catching your flight back to Australia.
Oceania Cruises 16-night ‘North Atlantic Quest’ – up to 40% off
From $6,834, with OLife Ultimate inclusive package.
This transatlantic sailing departs Reykjavik on September 11, 2019 to New York. The voyage takes place on the newly refurbished Oceania Riviera and includes stops at ports of call like including Isafjordur, Qaqortoq, Paamiut, Nuuk, Sydney (Nova Scotia), Halifax, Saint John, Bar Harbor and Boston.
The line is running their OLife Ultimate offer which includes free internet, up-to eight shore excursions, a beverage package and up-to USD$800 of shipboard credit. The offer applies to 35 voyages across Europe, South Pacific, Australia, Canada and New England, and is only valid for a limited time.
Oceania Cruises 11-night ‘Canaries & Cathedrals’ – up to 20% off
From $4,928, with OLife Ultimate inclusive package.
The voyage departs Barcelona on September 19, 2019 on the refurbished Oceania Sirena. The itinerary goes to Mediterranean destinations including Alicante, Granada, Arrecife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Tangier, Cartagena and Monte Carlo.
Royal Caribbean ‘14-night Asia Repositioning Cruise’, Singapore to Sydney
From $1,784, one-way flight to Singapore on Qantas included.
The cruise departs Singapore on November 16, 2019 and will be visiting ports such as Darwin, Cairns, Airlie Beach and Brisbane before arriving in Sydney. The interior cabin on the Voyager of the Seas is going from $1,784 and the oceanview staterooms are $2,529, the other categories are already sold out, book by June 30.
This New Zealand sailing departs Melbourne on January 30, 2020. Sail to eight port of calls: Fiordland National Park, Port Chalmers, Akaroa, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga, Auckland on the Golden Princess. Oceanview cabins start from $2,079.
Princess Cruises 7-night ‘Voyage of the Glaciers with Glacier Bay (Northbound)’
This sailing departs May 9, 2020 from Vancouver, visiting Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, College Fjord and concludes in Anchorage, Alaska. Sail on the Grand Princess on this voyage and perhaps take advantage of the line’s balcony bonanza sale to get the best views of Alaska from the comfort of your stateroom all day.
Norwegian Cruise Line 6-night ‘Pacific Coastal from Vancouver’
Sail the North America Pacific Coast on the Norwegian Jewel departing October 7, 2019 from Vancouver. The voyage covers Victoria, Astoria, San Francisco, Monterrey before arriving at Los Angeles.
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