Australia is set to see its biggest cruise season yet. And the good news about more ships is that it means more deals to tempt you on board.
They include offers on the new ships as well as ships that are still sparkling from their recent refurbishment.
Royal Caribbean is currently offering up to 30 per cent off every guest plus free balcony upgrade on select itineraries this summer. They include sampler cruises and itineraries to Queensland, the South Pacific and New Zealand, all departing from Sydney.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages is currently offering up to 20 per cent savings plus buy one get one half-price on select sailings on their new Vasco da Gama departing Adelaide, Fremantle and Singapore.
P&O Cruises is also holding a three-day sale ending August 9 midnight. It includes a wide range of itineraries across the Australian summer season, from short getaways, themed cruises and longer sailings. They even have an ‘Indonesian Explorer’ cruise going at $64 a night.
Jump in quick to catch these deals.
Three-night ‘Sampler Cruise’ from $699
This sampler cruise is on the Ovation of the Seas which will take you on a Sydney roundtrip without stopping. The sailing departs November 10, 2019.
10-night South Pacific Cruise from $1,331
This 10-night itinerary is aboard the newly refurbished Voyager of the Seas and will visit ports like Lifou, Loyalty Island, Mystery Island and Vila in Vanuatu, Maré and Isle of Pines in New Caledonia. The sailing will depart March 18, 2020 from Sydney.
14-nights New Zealand Cruise from $1,938
The two-week Brisbane roundtrip on board Sea Princess on February 2, 2020. It visits the Fiordland National Park, Akaroa, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga, Auckland before returning.
10-night Queensland Cruise from $1,662
This itinerary departs from Sydney on the Majestic Princess in November 27, 2019. It sails to Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Yorkey’s Knob, Port Douglas and Willis Island before concluding in Sydney.
14-night ‘Indonesian Explorer’ from $898.86
The itinerary departs Sydney on the Pacific Explorer in January 28, 2019. The sailing visits Gladstone and Cairns before heading on to Dili in East Timor, and other Indonesian ports like Benoa, Bali and Lombok before concluding in Singapore.
Four-night ‘Moreton Island’ from $498.55
This Sydney roundtrip departs on November 11 for a dedicated visit to Moreton Island on the Pacific Explorer. Speed recharge on this short island adventure.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Eight-night ‘Tasmanian Explorer’ from $1371
This Adelaide roundtrip sailing departs on December 9, 2019 and visits Melbourne, Burnie, Hobart and cruises river Derwent before returning. The itinerary sails on the Vasco da Gama, CMV’s newest ship.
10-night ‘Broome & Treasures of the Northwest’ from $1,664
This sailing on the Vasco da Gama is a Fremantle roundtrip that visits Geraldton, Broome and Kuri Bay before returning. The itinerary departs February 2, 2020 and concludes on February 12.
15-day ‘Reefs to Romance’ from $4,491
The sailing departs Sydney on December 6, 2019 on the MS Regatta which arrives in Sydney fresh from her refurbishment. The itinerary explores the east coast, including Brisbane, Whitsunday Island and Cairns, Alotau and Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, stopping at Darwin before visiting Komodo and Bali in Indonesia. This sailing is currently up to 50% off the brochure fare and also includes the OLife Ultimate inclusive with free internet, eight free shore excursions, free house beverage package and US$800 shipboard credit per stateroom.
12-night ‘New Zealand Holiday Cruise’ from $2,985
Celebrity Cruises is taking 20 per cent off this sailing so you can celebrate Christmas and ring in the New Year at sea. The itinerary sails on the Celebrity Solstice and departs Sydney on December 23, 2019. You’ll spend Christmas at sea and arrive at Picton the next day, followed by Napier, Wellington, Akaroa, Dunedin and the Sounds. Count down to the New Year at sea and stop at Newcastle before returning to Sydney.
Norwegian Cruise Line
14-day ‘Australia and New Zealand’ from $1,750
This sailing from Sydney departs February 14, 2020 on the Norwegian Jewel. The itinerary visits Burnie, Melbourne, Dunedin, Akaroa and Wellington before returning to Sydney.
Regent Seven Seas
14-day ‘Sydney to Bali’ from $11,550
Take this luxury two-week voyage on the recently refurbished Seven Seas Navigator and explore the Gold Coast and the Great Barrier Reef. The sailing is currently offering up to 47 per cent off the brochure fare. The itinerary departs Sydney on January 23, 2020 and sails to Brisbane, Mooloolaba, Airlie Beach, Cairns, Alotau, Port Moresby, Darwin, Komodo before concluding in Bali.
Vote in this year’s special Readers’ Choice Awards
No doubt 2020 will go down in cruise history as the year of the pandemic – a once in a generation event. And this year’s Cruise Passenger Readers’ Choice Awards will reflect it.