Holiday prices are increasing. Everything from hotel prices to your Uber to the airport seemingly skyrocketing. This makes it the perfect time to think ahead and plan your next cruise a bit more strategically.
We’ve picked out some hot deals for 2024 that can get you a spectacular getaway and shave some dollar signs off your cruise fares and overall holiday costs. From sailing amongst the towering fjords of Norway to waking up amongst the culture of Kyoto, here are the best cruise deals for 2024.
Norwegian Cruise Line – Northern Europe: France, Iceland & Greenland – 11 nights – from $3719 – multiple departures 2024 – Norwegian Star
Sailing out of Reykjavik, this sailing is packed with extra value as part of NCL’s Free At Sea promotion. You can get a free beverage package, wifi, shore excursion credit, and specialty dining included in your cruise fare.
You’ll be spotting Humpback whales, Minke Whales and Orcas as you sail through spectacular sights in Iceland, Greenland, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.
Norwegian Cruise Line – Mediterranean: Italy, France & Greece – 13 nights – from $3822 – departs Nov 4, 2024 – Norwegian Sky
Also part of the Free At Sea deal, this cut-price cruise is down almost 50% from $7192.
You’ll have a classically charming Mediterranean itinerary across Italy, France and Greece, with the added bonus of stops in Egypt and Israel adding a different flavour of culture for the final leg of your cruise.
Celebrity Cruises – Best of Japan – 12 nights – from $1602 – departs June 8, 2024 – Celebrity Millennium
There are massive savings available on this sailing, with prices slashed down from $5346pp to $1602pp for an inside room.
Across your cruise you’ll stop at six Japanese ports, showing you different sides of the country, as well as a stop in Busan in South Korea. You’ll also have an overnight stay in Kyoto for extra immersion into one of Japan’s most enticing locations.
Royal Caribbean – Thailand & Vietnam – nine nights – from $2090 – multiple departures 2024 – Spectrum of the Seas
For a quick and cheap, yet immersive and perfectly curated Asia cruise, this is the way to do it. In just over a week you’ll see Singapore, Nha TRang, Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok. Then you’ll also have a couple of sea days to savour the endless activities you can find on Spectrum.
With flights to South East Asia much more doable than Europe at the moment and the cruise fare very reasonable, this deal can get you that great family holiday on a budget.
Carnival Cruises – Europe from London – 11 nights – from $2291 – departs June 16, 2024 – Carnival Legend
If you’re looking for London to be the first stop on your holiday, this cruise turns London into a launchpad for your European adventures. You’ll head out to Dublin, Belfast, Reykjavik, Grundarfjordur, Akuereyi, Seysdisfjordur and Invergordon on an extremely scenic 12-days of cruising.
You’ll especially see a good chunk of Iceland, with four ports among the extreme landscapes and surprisingly rich history of the land of ice and fire.
If cruising through the scenery of Scandinavia is calling out to you but a quick cruise won’t quite cut it for you, this huge 24-night sailing is currently at a good-looking price thanks to Cunard’s Early Saver fares.
You’ll start your sailing in New York, meaning the flights won’t be bank breaking, before you embark on an epic adventure that packs in a range of major European cities and some of Scandinavia’s best natural shows.
Silversea – Civitavecchia to Lisbon – 11 nights – from $13,700 – departs April 20, 2024 – Silver Dawn
If you’re feeling more luxury inclined, you can save on this sailing as part of Silver Seas port-to-port offer. Meaning if you’re planning on being in Europe anyway, you can get on this luxury cruise for about $2000 cheaper, with international flights being taken out of your cost.
There’s no better place for luxury than the Med, with the glorious views begging for service and facilities that are just as rich.
Booking this cruise fare comes with plenty of exciting extras, with six shore excursions, a beverage package and USD$600 included in your fare.
This cruise is perfect if you’re planning on heading to Bali or South East Asia and want a more exciting way to get there, you’ll cruise out of Sydney to Bali, with a highlight stop at Komodo in Indonesia.
Hurtigruten – Northern Lights Expedition – 13 nights – from $5535 – multiple departures 2024 – MS Maud
If you’re an expedition cruiser or looking to test your hand on more adventurous cruising, this Hurtigruten cruise out to the sky’s greatest show is a great way to do it.
Booking nice and early can earn you big savings and you’ll also get to book with the Northern Lights Promise, meaning if you don’t see the famous auroras on your cruise, you’ll get another for free.
If Arctic glaciers and rare wildlife aren’t enough of a draw, as a bonus, this cruise leaves from Amsterdam meaning you don’t have to go out of your way to get started on your cruise.
Ponant – Secret Islands and Mythical Cities of South-East Asia – 13 nights – departs Feb 13, 2024 – Le Jacques-Cartier
For an Asian exploration with an expedition twist, blend five-star luxury with destination immersion on Le Jacques-Cartier.
Thanh-Van Tran-Nhut, author of the investigations of Mandarin Tan will be the special guest on this special sailing. You can look forward to several UNESCO sights, ports across five countries and rare, curated experiences such as learning ancestral crafts in Kuantan, Malaysia.