New 2018 Guide

New 2018 Guide

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Cruise bargains are aplenty with extended sales and new deals. We find the best cruise deals of the week.

Cruisers have more time to take advantage of Norwegian Cruise Lines’ free gratuities and perks and Silversea’s double bonus of $1,500 reduced deposits per suite and $1,000 to spend onboard.

Meanwhile Carnival Cruise Line offers great deals on short break close to home from $88 per night and Holland America Line has the premiere voyage of their newest ship Ryndam as part of their Save Now Cruise Later sale.

Celebrity Cruises also have a five-day flash sale where you can save up to $750 and receive three perks: premium beverage package, unlimited Wi-Fi and $300 to spend on board.

Carnival Cruise Line

7-day Great Barrier Reef from Brisbane departing August 22, 2021

Depart from Brisbane on the Carnival Spirit for Airlie Beach then continue to Cairns for an overnight. Enjoy a scenic cruising of Willis Island and another day at sea before returning to Brisbane. Prices from $743.

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4-day Moreton Island from Sydney departing June 11, 2021

This short itinerary on the Carnival Splendor departs Sydney for Moreton Island off the coast of Brisbane before returning to Sydney. The sand island is known for its beaches, dive sites around the Tangalooma Wrecks and dolphins. Prices from $354.

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5-day Tasmania from Sydney departing January 22, 2022

Depart from Sydney on the Carnival Splendor for Tasmanian highlights like Port Arthur and Hobart before returning to Sydney. Discover the spooky stories of historic convict settlement Port Arthur and Mt Wellington amongst Hobart’s skyline. Prices from $699.

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Holland America Line Save Now Cruise Later sale

Book by September 30 and receive up to $3,335 (US$2,300) in extras on cruises later this year and 2021/22 voyages. The extras include:

  • Signature Beverage Package
  • Prepaid Gratuities
  • Signature Dining Package
  • Premium Internet Package for Suites
  • 50% Reduced Deposit

7-day Premiere Voyage of Ryndam departing May 15, 2021

Sail on the maiden voyage of the line’s newest ship Ryndam in the Mediterranean. Depart from Trieste to visit Dubrovnik, Kotor to Kerkira, Taormina and Naples before arriving in Civitavecchia. Prices from $2,349.

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10-day Double Denali departing May 9, 2021

Nieuw Amsterdam sails from Vancouver on this itinerary for a seven-day cruise visiting highlights like scenic cruising of the Inside Passage and Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway before arriving in College Fjord. Catch a bus to the Denali National Park for a two-night stay and a tour of Whittier before taking the rail to Anchorage for the final overnight. Prices from $2,859.

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Silversea double bonus offer extended

The luxury line has extended their double bonus offer till August 31, 2020. Enjoy $1,500 reduced deposits per suite and receive $1,000 to spend onboard on virtually all Silversea cruises. The offer can be combined with early booking bonus and free flights.

7-day Vancouver to Seward departing June 3, 2021

The Silver Muse sails this Alaskan itinerary, departing from Vancouver to cruise the Inside Passage and visiting Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Sitka. Finally, cruise the Hubbard Glacier before arriving in Seward. Prices from $7,470 with 10 per cent early booking bonus and free economy class air.

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7-day Athens to Athens departing August 15, 2021

The Athens roundtrip itinerary sails on the Silver Shadow, visiting ports like Patmos, Bodrum, Rhodes Island, Amorgos, Rethymnon Islands and Nafplion before returning to Athens. Prices from $6,750 with 10 per cent early booking bonus and free economy class air.

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Oceania Cruises Ultimate Sale

Enjoy ‘historic price reductions’ on top of their OLife Choice package, which includes free Pre-Paid Gratuities and Internet plus choose one free amenity per stateroom:
– Up to 8 FREE Shore Excursions
– FREE Beverage Package
– Up to US$800 FREE Shipboard Credit
The sailings are worldwide up to June 2022.

7-day ‘Regal Iberia’ departing March 28, 2022

The Lisbon to Barcelona sailing departs on the Riviera to visit Malaga, Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, Monte Carlo and Provence before arriving in Barcelona. Prices from $2,890.

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10-day ‘Legends to Lagoons’ departing March 27, 2022

The Papeete roundtrip begins with an overnight on the Regatta before visiting Moorea, Fakarava, Nuku Hiva and Rangiroa. Spend an overnight in Bora Bora before sailing on to Raiatea and returning to Papeete. Prices from $4,240.

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Celebrity Cruises 5-day Flash Sale

Save up to $750 and receive three perks: premium beverage package, unlimited Wi-Fi and $300 to spend on board when you book a cruise before July 20, 2020.

12-night New Zealand and Sydney departing December 9, 2021

The Sydney roundtrip on the Celebrity Eclipse sails for a scenic cruise of the Sounds first. Then visit highlights like Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga and Bay of Islands before returning to Sydney. Prices from $2,303.

12-night Boston, Maine & Canada departing August 29, 2021

The Boston roundtrip sails on the Celebrity Summit to visit Portland, Sydney in Nova Scotia and Charlottetown. Enjoy an overnight in Quebec City before continuing to Halifax, Nova Scotia and Bar Harbour in Maine before returning to Boston. Prices from $2,491.

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Norwegian Cruise Line’s free perks extended

The line has extended their free perks till July 21, 2020, offering Pre-Paid Gratuities when you book Balconies and above categories on all cruises in 2021 and beyond. You will also get five ‘Free at Sea Offers’, including Beverage and Specialty Dining Packages, Shore Excursion Credits, WiFi Package, and Reduced Rates For Kids.

10-day Asia from Tokyo: Osaka Nagoya, Busan and Beppu departing November 19, 2021

The Tokyo roundtrip itinerary on the Norwegian Sun visits Japanese ports like Beppu, Sasebo, Miyazaki, Kyoto, Nagoya and Shimizu where you can view Mount Fuji. The sailing also visits Busan in South Korea. Prices from $1,361.

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12-day Roundtrip Cape Town: South Africa & Namibia departing January 2, 2022

The Norwegian Jade sails this Cape Town roundtrip itinerary which features South Africa and Namibia ports. From Cape Town, continue to Mossel Bay, Port Elizabeth, Richard’s Bay and Durban before arriving in Luderitz and Walvis Bay in Namibia. Prices from $2,056. Holiday departures on December 21, 2021 is also available from $2,345.

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Viking 2021/22 Journeys Worth Planning

Save up to $1,900 per couple on a vast selection of Viking ocean cruises departing in 2021 and 2022, now on sale as part of the line’s Journeys Worth Planning promotion. The line has also extended their Risk-Free Guarantee for another month and it will be applied to any bookings until July 31, 2020.

15-day ‘Into the Midnight Sun’ departing June 17, 2022

The London to Bergen itinerary features two overnight stays, one at the start and another at the end of the sailing. From London, sail on to explore Scottish destinations like Edinburgh, Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands before continuing to Norway. Visit ports like Honningsvag, Tromso, Lofoten, Geiranger before arriving in Bergen for an overnight. Prices from $9,245.

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23-day ‘North Pacific Passage’ departing May 2, 2022

The Tokyo to Vancouver itinerary visits Japan, Russia, Alaska in the United States before concluding in Canada. Begin with overnights in Tokyo and Sapporo before heading on to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in Russia for another overnight. A three-day sailing takes you Alaska’s Dutch Harbour followed by Kodiak, Seward and Valdez. Enjoy a scenic cruise of the Yakutat Bay before continuing to Icy Strait Point, Sitka and Ketchikan before scenic cruising the Inside Passage to reach Vancouver. Prices from $11,445.

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