The New Year promises to anoint 2023 the year of the cruise deal as lines, keen to tempt you onto the water, make their best ever offers.
Acting fast and booking quickly could save you thousands. Here’s our pick of the deals so far:
NCL is offering some exceptional value at the moment with their new years sale offering up to 50% off some of their cruises. This South Pacific cruise that heads out to the sparkling shores of Fiji, Moorea and Samoa across two weeks of sailing has come down from $5154 to $2763, with a beverage package, specialty dining, wifi and shore excursions credit all thrown in.
Again including a beverage package, specialty dining, Wifi, and shore excursion credit, this cruise has also been almost 50% in price. If you’re looking to explore a different side of Europe you can look forward to ports like Isafjordur in Iceland and Bergen in Norway, as well as more familiar favourites like Amsterdam and Brussels.
If you’re still looking to book yourself a spot to the Kimberley this season, spots are filling fast but they’re not gone yet. This completely all-inclusive fare with Silversea will take out to the remote, rugged region, with private transfers and flights included.
Holland America – Australia & New Zealand – 14 days – from $3849 – departs November 26, 2023 – Noordam
Enjoy solid savings on a two-week immersion of New Zealand, with the cruise line currently offering up to 25% off cruise fares, a 50% reduced deposit, onboard credit and more. You’ll get to sightsee at eight different New Zealand ports before heading back into Melbourne on this action-packed cruise.
Oceania Cruises – Legendary Latin America – 24 days – from $10,380 – departs December 18, 2023 – Marina
For a luxurious journey into South America and the Antarctic, this cruise will treat you to some Peruvian Highlights, Chilean Fjords, Antarctica and Falklands Islands scenery, Argentinian attractions, and more. As a bonus, you can book now for eight free shore excursions, a complimentary beverage package and $800USD of onboard spending credit.
APT – Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights – 13 days – from $6795 – multiple departures – Mekong Serenity
Save up to $3000 per couple by getting yourself an early booking on this river and land hybrid tour. You’ll have seven nights exploring the Mekong, before getting the chance to embark on a series of APT exclusive Signature Experiences such as a sunrise experience at Agnkor Wat, a Buddhist Blessing ceremony in Oudong and exclusive dining at Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam house.
Carnival Cruises – South Pacific from Brisbane – eight days from $861 – multiple departures early 2023 – Carnival Luminosa
Carnival Cruises is running a special sail on select Carnival Luminosa sailings when you book a balcony or suite. You can enjoy half-price deposits and up to $300 onboard spending credit on sailings such as this South Pacific journey that will take you to Lifou, Mystery Island, and Noumea before returning you safely to Brisbane.
Regent Seven Seas – Athens to Istanbul – 12 days from $9216 – departs May 14, 2023 – Seven Seas Voyager
If you’ve been considering a Europe voyage for the upcoming European summer, maybe Regent Seven Seas sale offering up to 40% off sailings, a suite upgrade and reduce deposit can tempt you. This cruise in particular glides you across European gems like Santorini and Athens, as well as more hidden destinations like Bodrum in Turkey and Limassol in Cyprus.
Royal Caribbean – Queensland Cruise – eight days – from $1022 – departs March 3, 2023 – Quantum of the Seas
Royal Caribbean are looking to spoil families at the moment. Not only are there a range of cruises at a cut price, like this exciting journey to Airlie Beach, Cairns and Willis Island, but also a range of further inclusions. You can book now for a balcony upgrade, up to 30% off all guests and kids can sail from $19 a day.
Royal Caribbean – Cape Liberty to San Juan – 10 days – from $1112 – departs November 9, 2023 – Jewel of the Seas
To stick with a Royal Caribbean cruise in the tropics but head way out into different parts of the world, you can try heading to the colorful streets and inviting warm waters of the Caribbean. You’ll start in the city that never sleeps before making your way through places like Bermuda, Curacao, Aruba and Puerto Rico, all with current prices ripe for the picking.
Quark Expeditions – Antarctic Express – eight days – from $15,000 (approx) – multiple departures March 2023 – World Explorer
If you’re looking at bucket list expedition cruises and have been eyeing off the polar regions, Quark Expeditions might just tempt you with their latest offer. Select Antarctica cruises are up to 45% off, such as this Antarctic Express cruise, which is offering savings of nearly $10,000 if you book before April 3 or when spots run out.
Quark Expeditions – Northwest Passage – 17 days – from $22,600 (approx) – multiple departures December 2023 – World Explorer
Quark is also offering up to 35% off select Arctic sailings, such as this 17 day epic from Toronto. You’ll experience all the magic of Greenland and the Canadian Arctic, with all sorts of wildlife and scenery awaiting.
Seabourn – North Cape & Majestic Fjords- 14 days – from $13,157 departs June 11, 2023 – Seabourn Ovation
Seabourn is currently running its ‘Suite Life Event’, meaning that from now until February 28 you can enjoy offers like up to 15% off Seabourn ocean voyages and up to 25% off expedition voyages. This stunning roundtrip from Copenhagen is a perfect example, with all sorts of Nordic scenery awaiting you at a cut price.
Seabourn – Mediterranean Medley – Seven days – from $5524 – departs October 29, 2023 – Seabourn Ovation
This short but sweet Mediterranean cruise can also be captured at a slick price at the moment. You’ll head from Barcelona to Rome with some of the best of France sprinkled in as well, enjoying the Seabourn luxury and the Mediterranean sun.
Disney Cruises – Disney Magic at Sea from Melbourne – six days from $3071 – departs November 16, 2023 – Disney Wonder
Disney Cruises first Australian splashdown is being met with much anticipation.High production shows, upscale dining, kids clubs and more are all wrapped into the price, with perhaps the main attractions being the actual onboard magic rather than the destinations themselves. However, this Melbourne cruise will stop on the gorgeous shores of Eden before making its way to Auckland.
Princess Cruises – Spain, France & Portugal – 14 days – from $3719 – multiple departures 2023 & 2024 – Sky Princess
You can go into a European wonderland feeling special with Princess’s ‘3 for FREE’ offer, which includes a stateroom upgrade, onboard spending money and a specialty dining voucher. You can book now and also get a drinks package, fitness classes, wi-fi and more. This will give you all the comfort you need while ports like Cadiz in Spain, La Rochelle in France and Lisbon in Portugal delight your senses.