Sydney is one of the most sought-after cruise destinations in the world. And with hundreds of itineraries departing here every year, there are plenty of bargains to be had.

As the 2024 wave season is already in full swing, if you haven’t already planned your cruise for this year, plan ahead for 2025 and you will also find some great deals, too.

Sydney is not only a top destination, it is one of the few ports in the world where cruisers can disembark and embark right in the heart of the city. And thats a lure for both locals and foreigners alike, as one Scottish couple found out. .

So here are the some of the best deals from the major cruise lines. 

Best cruises from Sydney via Carnival Cruises
Carnival Cruises is just one of the lines departing from Sydney.

2024 best cruises from Sydney

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises is rocking affordable cruise deals with its 60 per cent savings via a 15-night Australia cruise scheduled on October 19. From $4797, this Celebrity Solstice cruise is now offered at a starting rate of $1924, giving cruisers up to 60 per cent savings. This one-way cruise is definitely one way to get the best-value dream holiday at sea. 

Port visits

From the iconic harbour city of Sydney, Celebrity Solstice is also destined to visit other local ports including Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Cairns and Darwin. In addition, the ship will pay a visit to the stunning port of Benoa in Bali, Indonesia before sailing to Singapore where passengers disembark. 

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P&O Cruises Australia

P&O Cruises Australia highlights an up to 50 per cent savings via its 10-night Discover Vanuatu cruise on May 13. This voyage is ofered at a starting price of $1049 and is aboard Pacific Adventure

Port visits

The 10-night sailing with Pacific Adventure includes visits to Mystery Island and Port Vila, Vanuatu. In addition, the ship is also scheduled to visit Lifou and Noumea in New Caledonia before it heads back to Sydney for disembarkation. 

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Carnival Cruises

Carnival Cruises is offering several sailings out of Sydney but Cruise Passenger chooses its 8-day South Pacific cruise on October 13 as the best on offer. With a $898 starting rate onboard Carnival Splendor, this gives cruise enthusiasts a saving of up to 25 per cent. In addition, the date also gives cruisers ample time to prepare for their unforgettable vacation at sea this year.  

Port visits

Departing from Sydney, the 8-day cruise aboard Carnival Splendor also highlights visits to the stunning ports of Noumea and Lifou in New Caledonia before heading back to Sydney. 

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Cunard

Cunards 18-night Sydney to Fremantle is one of the line’s best Spring deals for 2024. With a starting rate of $3649, cruisers are given up to 30 per cent savings if they choose to sail on October 18 via Queen Elizabeth. 

Port visits

The 18-night sailing aboard Queen Elizabeth is set to visit Airlie Beach, Cairns, and Darwin before it pays a visit to Bali, Indonesia. In addition, after Bali, the ship will sail back to Australia passing through Broome and Geraldton before passengers get to tour to Perth and disembark at Fremantle. 

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Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises best cruise deal for 2024 is its 28-night Round Australia sailing via Crown Princess on October 26. This voyage is offered at $2,798 starting rate from $3218 which gives cruisers a good deal of savings for their dream vacation at sea. 

Port visits

From Sydney, Crown Princess is set to visit Hobart, Melbourne, Adelaide, Albany, and Perth. Additionally, the ship also visits Geraldton, Broome, Darwin, Cairns, Willis Island, and Brisbane before heading back to Sydney. 

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Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbeans Ovation of the Seas brings a best-value deal via 9-night South Pacific Cruise scheduled to depart November 4. Starting from from $1656, this voyage is now at $1107. In addition, the line also offers 60 per cent off for a second guest, plus an Instant Savings Flash Sale.

Port visits

From the stunning city of Sydney, Ovation of the Seas visits the ports of Mystery Island and Vila, Vanuatu. Additionally, the 9-night voyage also includes visits to Noumea in New Caledonia before going back to Sydney. 

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Silversea

The all-inclusive Silversea is offering its most enriching offer to date via a 14-night Sydney to Auckland aboard Silver Muse. This November 22-scheduled sailing offers a $6350 starting rate up to $7350. In addition, the line’s door-to-door offering is now at $7600 down from $9600. This best-value deal lets cruisers enjoy up to $4000 in savings per suite. 

Port visits

Sailing from Sydney, Silver Muse visits other Australian ports such of Melbourne and Hobart before sailing to New Zealand. Schedules stops include Bluff, Dunedin, Lyttelton, Wellington and Napier before sailing to Auckland. 

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2025 best cruises from Sydney

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises starts 2025 with a bang as it offers a best-value deal via a 14-night Fiji & Vanuatu sailing January 2. This voyage onboard Celebrity Edge is offered at $1166 starting rate. In addition, the line also offers a Flash Sale 75 per cent off the second guest for a limited time only. 

Port visits

Departing from Sydney, this Edge-boarded 14-night sailing is also visiting Noumea in New Caledonia, Suva and Lautoka in Fiji. Moreover, the ship is also scheduled to visit the stunning Mystery Island and Vila in Vanuatu, Lifou and Loyalty Island in New Caledonia. It then heads back to Sydney. 

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Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line’s 10-day Great Barrier Reef Cruise is one the line‘s best-value sailings for 2025. This voyage aboard Carnival Splendor is offered at a starting rate of only $1065 with $50 onboard credit plus 50 per cent reduced deposits. This sailing is scheduled for May 27.                   

Port visits

From Sydney, this 10-day voyage aboard Carnival Splendor is set to visit the best of Australian ports inclduing Airlie Beach, Cairns, Port Douglas, Willis Island and Moreton Island before it heads back to Sydney. 

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P&O Cruises Australia

P&O Cruises Australia is offering a best-value cruise via a 12-night Fiji Adventure set to depart Sydney on May 5. This voyage aboard Pacific Adventure is starts at $1474. That gives cruise enthusiasts up to 40 per cent savings. 

Port visits

Departing from Sydney, this 12-night cruise on Pacific Adventure includes visits to Noumea, New Caledonia and Mystery Island, Vanuatu. This ship will also visit Lautoka and Dravuni Island in Fiji before it heads back to Sydney for disembarkation. 

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Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises highlights its 2025 with a Valentine’s Day offering via a 13-Day Australia & New Zealand. Aboard the stunning Royal Princess, this cruise price starts from $1099 and goes up to $1348.  

Port visits

This Royal Princess voyage is set to visit Melbourne and Hobart. It then sets sails for New Zealand with scheduled visits to Fiordland National Park, Dunedin, Christchurch, Bay Of Islands and Tauranga. It heads to Auckland where passengers disembark.

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Regent Seven Seas

Regent is offering one of the most affordable luxury cruisers for 2025 with its 14-night Australian Magic sailing. This voyage aboard Seven Seas Mariner departs Sydney on March 27. In addition, the starting rate is $10,237 which offers a total savings of up to 25 per cent, plus $888 shipboard credit. 

Port visits

Departing from Sydney, Seven Seas Mariner also schedules visits to Newcastle, Mooloolaba, Townsville, Cairns, Cooktown and Darwin. It’s then on to Komodo and Bali (Benoa), Indonesia.

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