Cruise lines are adding flights and massive savings to 2023 sailings to lure passengers to book for next season.
With massive flight price increases and limited capacity across airline carriers, cruisers are struggling to get to hot destinations like Europe for the 2022 season.
But with the cruise lines releasing their season launches in the coming months, now is time to book ahead.
Luxury lines like Ponant have solo supplement offers on selected cruises including an eight-night Auckland to Cairns Sea Journey cruise, starting from just $2,800.
Premium brand Princess have voyages starting from as low as $500 for some of the Asian sailings which include calls to destinations in Japan and South Korea.
We’ve found the best 2023 deals for you to get pre-planning.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
For select 2023 voyages, Regent Seven Seas Cruises offers the ‘Upgrade & Explore More’ deal. The offer includes a FREE 2-Category Suite Upgrade, plus $1,000 Shipboard Credit per suite and savings up to 30% on eligible itineraries.
Some of the 2023 voyages where the offer applies to include:
Coast to Coast Mediterranean (12 Nights Athens to Lisbon) A$9,825
Easter in Portugal (12 Nights Miami to Lisbon) A$9,175
Ballad of the Black Sea (12 Nights Venice to Istanbul) A$ 14,480
The luxury cruise company offers no single supplement on selected 2023 voyages.
For the following itineraries, the supplement for single usage of a double cabin is waived, according to availability and stateroom categories:
Splendours of the Canaries and authentic Madeira (9 Nights Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands Roundtrip) A$5,228
Cruising from Morocco to Spain’s Andalusian Coast with Smithsonian Journeys (7 Nights Casablanca to Lisbon) A$6,039
At the heart of the Greek Islands (7 Nights Athens Roundtrip) A$4,957
For solo travellers, Silversea offers single supplements at only 25% above the Silver Privilege Fares, on selected 2023 voyages.
Every voyage includes a champagne welcome reception, to make it easier to meet and mingle with solo travellers, and on select voyages, gentlemen hosts are also available as dance partners or dinner companions. All-inclusive fares include a spacious, ocean-view suite, personalised butler service, complimentary wines and spirits, fine dining, sophisticated enrichment and entertainment programs, and all onboard gratuities.
Here are a few of eligible voyages:
12 Days Lisbon to Civitavecchia (Rome) aboard Silver Dawn A$9,607
24 Days Athens to Venice aboard Silver Spirit $20,074
11 Days Athens Roundtrip aboard Silver Moon $10,037
Oceania’s 2023 Europe and North America collection features OLife Choice with FREE Internet, plus one free amenity: FREE Up to 8 Shore Excursions, FREE Beverage Package, or FREE up to $800 Shipboard credit.
Some of the 2023 itineraries include:
Classic European Silhouettes (22 Days Barcelona to Bilbao) A$7,024
Fabled Seas & Antiquities (14 Days Rome to Istanbul) A$4,730
Ancient Adriatic (12 Days Trieste to Athens) A$7,454
On selected 2023 voyages, Celebrity Cruises offers premium drink packages, Wi-Fi, and tips, and for a limited time, earlybirds can save up to $400 on everyone’s cruise fares when they book, and get $200 to spend on board almost any way you want. Plus, qualified passengers can get savings up to $300 on air travel when they book using Flights by Celebrity.
Cruise savings and onboard credit
3-5 Night Sailings
$50 Onboard Credit
6-9 Night Sailings
$100 Onboard Credit
10+ Night Sailings
$200 Onboard Credit
Sample eligible itineraries are the following:
12 Nights New Zealand Cruise onboard Celebrity Eclipse A$3,220
11 Nights South Pacific Cruise onboard Celebrity Eclipse A$2,562
14 Nights Bali & Australia onboard A$3,870
Azamara recently announced their Early Booking Bonus promo, where guests can save 20% per person + $300 Onboard Credit, Unlimited WiFi for one device, and a Premium Beverage Package for two when booking a Veranda or higher on select 2023 sailings:
Bali & Western Australia Voyage (9 Nights Singapore to Perth) A$2,407
Australia Intensive Voyage (14 Nights Perth to Melbourne) A$6,537
Australia/New Zealand Voyage (17 Nights Melbourne to Auckland) A$6,422
For as low as $569, you can now explore Japan and other Asian cities with Princess Cruises Asian cruise tour sale.
Other Asian voyages with reduced fares are the following:
Korea & Japan Gateway (5 Days Roundtrip from Kobe, Japan) A$815
Kyushu & Korea (6 Days Roundtrip from Tokyo, Japan) A$1,306
Southern Islands (7 Days Roundtrip from Kobe, Japan) A$1,524
Holland America Line
Book and save with HAL’s Have It All cruise fare. Part of the package includes shore excursions, signature beverage package, specialty dining, WiFi and more.
Valued at $99 per day, the premium cruise package includes four high-value amenities and a savings of 50%.
The longer you cruise, the more you can explore. Cruise six to nine days and get US$100 Shore Excursion Credit; 10 to 20 days and get US$200 Shore Excursion Credit; 21+ days and get US$300 Shore Excursion Credit! Up to $100 value per tour or $100 off any tour. Available for 1st/2nd guest in stateroom.
These are some of the 2023 cruises that have the Have It All promo:
Denali: Tour D8c (9 Days Vancouver to Fairbanks) ??
Glacier Discovery Southbound (7 Days Whittier to Vancouver)
Great Alaskan Explorer (14 Days Vancouver to Vancouver)
Get as much as 30% off on all guests and Kids sail free on selected 2023 Royal Caribbean Cruises:
Melbourne & Adelaide Cruise (8 Nights Sydney Roundtrip) A$856
Sydney Explorer Cruise (5 Nights Brisbane Roundtrip) A$873
Tasmania & Adelaide Cruise (8 Nights Sydney Roundtrip) A$1,002
Norwegian Cruise Line
Book today and enjoy 35% Off all cruises, all over the world. You can also enjoy a Free Open Bar, Free Specialty Dining & Much More. This limited-time offer is available for the 2023 Greek Isles Collection
Mediterranean: Greece, Egypt, Jordan & Israel to Athens (18 Days Dubai to Athens) A$6,501
Greek Isles: Santorini, Mykonos & Istanbul (7 Days Athens Roundtrip) A$976
Europe: Italy, France, Greece & Spain to Lisbon (11 Days Athens to Lisbon) A$1,769
Carnival Cruise Australia
Carnival Cruise Australia now offers the SAIL AWAY SALE that will save passengers 50% on deposits with free upgrades within the room category and up to $100 Onboard Spending Money per stateroom.
Sample eligible voyages include:
South Pacific onboard Carnival Splendor (8 Days Sydney Roundtrip) A$754 per person
Great Barrier Reef onboard Carnival Splendor (9 Days Sydney Roundtrip) A$1,009 per person
South Pacific onboard Carnival Splendor (10 Days Sydney Roundtrip) A$1,029 per person
New Zealand onboard Carnival Splendor or Carnival Journeys (10 Days Sydney Roundtrip) A$1,059 per person
P&O Cruises Australia
For 2023 voyages, P&O Cruises Australia offers special fare prices with Premium Drinks Package included for selected Pacific Island Cruises such as:
Pacific Island Hopper onboard Pacific Encounter (9 Nights Brisbane Roundtrip) A$599 per person
Discover Vanuatu onboard Pacific Explorer (9 Days Sydney Roundtrip) A$1,199 per person
Loyalty Islands onboard Pacific Adventure (9 Days Sydney Roundtrip) A$1,299 per person
Christmas Cruises onboard Pacific Adventure (10 Nights Sydney Roundtrip A$1,659 per person