Here it is! The list of all the best cruise deals currently on offer across all the major lines – from the luxe to the large, the boutique and the fabulous-for-families. We’ve uncovered the best bargains and hottest deals for your 2020 cruising pleasure.
The hottest destination right now, if you’re booking a cruise for the current season, will be the Mediterranean and Asia. But fear not, within these hotspots we’ve found an abundance of sweet deals at sea for every budget and style of cruising.
Mediterranean Cruise Deals
Top Contemporary Cruise Lines
Contemporary cruising is best suited for those seeking a ship with all the activities for every family member. These are the cities of the sea which offer maximum fun and variety, often at some of the most affordable prices.
1. Royal Caribbean International
Western Mediterranean Cruise: 7 nights, departing Barcelona 7 June 2020, return Barcelona. Prices start from $1,623 per person, double occupancy. Save 30 per cent.
2. MSC Cruises
Grand Voyages Cruise: 20-nights, departing Dubai 18 April 2020, to Venice. Prices start from $1,727 per person, double occupancy. Including all main meals.
Mediterranean: 14 nights, departing Malta 14 May 2020, return Malta. Prices start from $3,370 per person, double occupancy.
Top Premium Cruise Lines
Premium cruise lines offer slightly smaller ships than the mainstream lines and often provide a slightly more exclusive cruise experience.
1. Holland America Line
Mediterranean Tapestry Cruise: 12 nights, departing Barcelona, 28 April 2020, to Venice. Prices start from $3320 per person, double occupancy.
2. Norwegian Cruise Line
Greek Isles and Italy Cruise: 12 nights, departing Rome 19 April 2020, return Rome. Prices start from $2,237 per person, double occupancy. Bonus: Inside cabin bookings can choose one of the following free options: Beverage package, dining package, $50 shore tour credit, or internet credit. Oceanview bookings can choose two options, Balcony & Suites can get all three.
Mediterranean Cruise: 9 nights, departing Barcelona 26 May 2020, to Rome. Prices start from $4,209 per person, double occupancy. Bonus includes all inclusive offer on board complimentary drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), gratuities; Aza-Mazing evenings, laundry and port shuttle services where available.
4. Princess Cruises
Mediterranean Collection Cruise: 21 nights, departing Rome 18 April 2020, return Rome. Prices start from $3,862 per person, double occupancy. Upgrade to the Best Value Fare and receive the Premier Beverage Package.
5. Viking Ocean Cruises
Venice the Adriatic and Greece Cruise: 7 nights, departing Venice 20 May 2020, to Athens. Prices start from $11,344 per person, double occupancy. All inclusive: 10 dining venues; beverages with meal (upgrade for $30pp per day for unlimited beverages), WiFi, gratuities, spa facilities, one shore excursion per port.
Top Luxury Cruise lines
For those seeking the more bespoke, glamorous style of cruising, these ships are generally small to mid-sized and feature a higher guest to staff ratio, with plenty of perks such as all-inclusive drinks and private butlers.
Venice and the Adriatic: 19 nights, departing Southampton 20 September 2020, return Southampton. Prices start from $4,703 per person, double occupancy. Includes full breakfast, lunch and dinner package.
Rivieras and Rome Cruise: 7 nights, departing Barcelona 22 April 2020, to Rome. Prices start from $4,139 per person, double occupancy. Includes unlimited beverages with mini-bars, gratuities, fine dining, Evening Under the Stars, the Enrichment Program, plus more.
3. Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Colourful Spain and The Canary Islands Cruise: 10 nights, departing Barcelona 17 April 2020, return Barcelona. Prices start from $8,820 per person, double occupancy, save 35 per cent. All inclusive cruising: Unlimited beverages including mini-bars, unlimited shore excursions, gratuities; in-suite dining, plus more.
Top Yacht Cruise Deals
This is a great option for groups of cruisers who want to have a more independent style of holiday. You can either charter the yacht yourself or you can hire a captain and small crew. This is also far more flexible if you want to design your own itinerary and have a more intimate cruise experience. And it doesn’t need to cost a bomb!
1. Katarina Line
Wine Cruise of Croatia: 7 nights, departing Dubrovnik 10 October 2020, return Dubrovnik. Prices start from $2,644 per person, double occupancy. Includes transfers, welcome reception and cocktail party, daily buffet breakfast, three-course lunches or dinners onboard, as specified in the itinerary, A drink with lunch per person daily, olive oil and wine tasting onboard, captain’s dinner with live entertainment in Slano, tour manager, guided tours of Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korčula, Ston, visitors’ taxes and port fees, luggage handling, daily cabin service, WiFi.
Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast: 8 nights, departing Rome 3 May 202, to Venice. Prices start from $5,375 per person, double occupancy. Discount of 53 per cent and includes Oceanview cabin.
Top Asian Cruise Deals 2020
1. Royal Caribbean International
Spice of Southeast Asia Cruise: 5 nights, departing Singapore 4 April 2020, return Singapore. Prices start from $939 per person based on double occupancy. This is a Culturally Enriching cruise. The majority of passengers and many crew members will be from the region where you will be sailing.
2. Princess Cruises
Treasures of Southeast Asia Cruise: 12 nights, departing Singapore 23 October 2020, to Fremantle, Perth. Prices start from $1,559 per person, double occupancy. Includes up to $85 on-board credit per passenger.
Top Asian River Cruise Deals 2020
Journey along the Mekong: 18 days, departing Ho Chi Minh 6 September 2020, to Bangkok. Prices start from $10,895 per person based on double occupancy. Prices include flights and taxes.
2. Avalon Waterways
Mekong discovery cruise: 8 days, departing Cambodia 26 March 2020, to Saigon. Prices start from $4,369 per person, double occupancy. This is reduced from $5,719.
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