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It’s only a matter of time before cruise holidays are back in demand. And now is the time to snap up a bargain, whatever your cruise style and keep it up your sleeve for your holiday next year.

Whether you’re seeking a solo adventure, an active escape, a family gathering, a romantic getaway or even a river cruise, this is the list of all the best deals on offer at the moment. Regardless of your budget – from ultra luxe to cheap and cheerful, these bargains will get you dreaming of a much needed break in 2021.

1.The Family cruise

There are few cruise lines that are better designed for families than Disney Cruise Lines.

The deal: 4 Nights cruising the Bahamas onboard Disney Magic departing from Miami.

The cost: $1513 total (or $378 per night per adult) – kids sail free.

The Disney Magic is a family-friendly Disney Cruise Line ship that takes guests of all ages. 
For the kids: At Chill Spa, teens are invited to indulge in soothing beauty treatments created just for them. Kids can romp, rest and do everything in between at this internationally themed childcare centre. Climb your way to the ship’s highest point then plunge 3 stories on this must-ride body slide aboard the Disney Magic.

2. Solo traveller

Many cruise lines are embracing solo travellers and offering rates without the single supplement. This deal is one of the best for a 2021 cruise.

The deal: 9 nights sailing to New Caledonia and the South Pacific, departing from Sydney 27th January 2021 onboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Splendor

The cost: $787  (or $87 per night) No single supplement and port charges, taxes, and fees of $396 are included

Sail to the Isle Of Pines, Lifou, Mare, and Noumea.

3. Active adventure

South America is a hot spot for adventure and exploration. This 20 day cruise even includes a visit to Macchu Picchu.

The deal: 20 Nights cruising South America onboard the Coral Princess

The cost: $8,513  (or $426 per per person per night)

The ship offers 24-hour complimentary room service.

Coral Princess is one of just two cruise ships in the Princess fleet specially built to sail through the Panama Canal. Ninety percent of her staterooms offer ocean views, with 700 balconies available.

Destination highlights in Perus include Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco. There’s also Santiago, and San Antonio, Chile. Puerto Montt, Amalia Glacier, Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, Cape Horn, Falkland Islands (Stanley), Puerto Madryn, Montevideo and Buenos Aires.

4. Romantic retreat

There’s something romantic about the Bahamas. And at this price, you’ll be in love.

The deal: 3 Nights sailing the Bahamas onboard Norwegian Sky departing 1 Jan 2021

The cost: $594 (or $198 per person per night)

Highlights include: The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, shopping in Plaza Vieja, traditional Cuban fare in a family-owned in-home restaurants, and the historic cobblestone streets.

All of the Norwegian Sky cruises feature a whole day visit to Great Stirrup Cay. Guests can swim with dolphins, snorkel with exotic fish, and enjoy the white sand beaches.

5. Themed cruise

Grab your visors and sweatbands and hit the seas for this fun way to head to the Australian Open.

The deal: 3 nights Australian Open Tennis Cruise onboard P&O’s Pacific Adventure

The cost: $636 (or $212 per person per night) including up to $100 onboard credit

Receive free general admission to the Australia Open. Includes transfers to and from the port. And book on the Value Fare and receive a Premium Beverage Package for two.

Your cruise includes: Private ensuite, Flat screen TV for in-cabin entertainment, Full breakfast, Buffet or a la carte lunch menu, Buffet or 4 course a la carte dinners, Musical stage shows and entertainment, Special guest entertainers, Latest release movies (in cabin and on big screen), Choice of Bars and Lounges, Fully supervised children’s programs for ages 3 to 17 years.

6. Expedition

The Galapagos Islands are extremely popular for expedition cruising. Expedition cruises can demand a higher rate in general, for all the added features and experiences they include, but this price is well worth exploring.

The deal: 7 Nights cruising The Galapagos onboard Celebrity Cruises’ Xploration departing 2nd January 2021

The cost: $8,482 (or $1,212 per person per night)

Explore the islands that inspired Darwin’s theory of evolution, and cruise in modern luxury with the Celebrity Expedition.

This is a small ship, with an emphasis on’ intimate adventure’ travel in the Galapagos Islands. The Celebrity Xploration is a stylish catamaran that features eight luxurious staterooms, each with a window or veranda that offers private views.

7. On a budget

Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you have to stay close to home. This is a very affordable way to explore a distant land.

The deal: 7 nights sailing the Indian Ocean to Capetown, onboard MSC Cruises Musica

The cost: $569 (or $81 per night per person)

Take advantage of the Spa package including a spa welcome cocktail, one massage of your choice from the spa menu, tanning shower, private wellness consultation and unlimited use of the Thermal Area throughout your cruise with ‘Aurea’ Experience.
Destinations include: Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban, and Portuguese Island, Mozambique.
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