Boxing Day cruise deals 2019

Up to 50% off cruises from your favourite lines.

Tick a cruise off your 2019 bucket list for less with these Boxing Day cruise bargains.

We're seeing sales like $599 sailings + 50% off deposits from Royal Caribbean and up to 30% off Uniworld river cruises to name just a few of the bargains. See all the deals we could find below.

Boxing Day cruise deals for 2018

Destination International Destination International

12-day New Zealand cruises + flights from $1,899

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Flight Centre - Cruises Flight Centre - Cruises

Up to $800 off stateroom + 50% off deposits with Carnival

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

Up to $200 on board credit on last-minute cruises

MSC Cruises MSC Cruises

Up to 20% off MSC shore excursions

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MSC Cruises MSC Cruises

2-for-1 last-minute cruises

Valid for travel until December 2019, including over Christmas. Destinations include Venice, Italy, France, Japan, South Africa and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Up to 42% off P&O cruises + free premium beverage package

Valid for travel on select dates from September 2019 - October 2020. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Noumea, Port Vila and more. T&Cs apply.

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50% off deposit + Up to $500 OBC with Holland America cruises

Valid for travel on select dates in 2020-2021. Includes $25 beverage card for kids, complimentary pinnacle grill dinner and more. Destinations include Auckland, Sydney, Christchurch, Tasmania and more. T&Cs apply.

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Australia: 7-night cruise from $852

Valid for travel on select dates between September 2019 - October 2020 with Pacific Dawn. Includes meals. T&Cs apply.

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Uniworld Uniworld

Vienna: 10% off 8-day cruise

Valid for travel on April - October 2020. Includes 3 meals daily. T&Cs apply.

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Cudo Cudo

Sydney: Christmas lunch or dinner harbour cruise from $69

Valid for travel on select dates in November - December 2019. Upgrade for free-flowing beer, wine, summer cocktail, sparkling wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee, as selected upon purchase. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Perth: 3-day cruise from $355

Valid for travel between 25-27 January 2021. Includes entertainment, daily meals and more. T&Cs apply.

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

Get drinks packages with Australia cruises

Valid for travel on select dates. Includes premium beverage package, soft drinks package and more. Departures include Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and more. T&Cs apply.

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

6-night Melbourne Cup cruises from $914

Valid for travel on select dates in October 2020 departing from Sydney. Includes premium drinks package, soft drinks package and more. T&Cs apply.

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

Moreton Island: 4-night cruise on Pacific Explorer from $565

Valid for travel on 11 November 2019. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Up to $1,000 air credit with Holland America

Valid on select 2019 and 2020 sailings. Destinations include New Zealand, Australia, Northern Europe, South Pacific and more. T&Cs apply.

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5-night Tasmania cruise from $829

Valid for travel on 18 February 2020 aboard the Carnival Splendor. Includes all main meals and entertainment on board. T&Cs apply.

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Destination International Destination International

15-day Norway cruises + return flights from $4,299

Valid for travel on select dates in June 2020 with MSC Poesia. Sample fare is per person twin share. Includes flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth to Humburg or Germany. Destinations include Molde, Tromso, Longyearbyen, Honningsvag, Stavanger and more. T&Cs apply.

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Flight Centre - Cruises Flight Centre - Cruises

Up to $800 off stateroom + 50% off deposits with Carnival

Valid for travel on select dates in 2020. Destinations include New Zealand, Tasmania, South Pacific and more. T&Cs apply.

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

Up to $200 on board credit on last-minute cruises

Valid for travel on select dates. Destinations include Moreton Island, Noumea, Hamilton Island, Vanuatu, Brisbane, Sydney and more. Cruises start from $315 per person for 3-night comedy cruises. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Up to 46% off Celebrity cruises

Valid for travel on select 2020 dates. Destinations include Mediterranean Sea, Southern Europe, Pacific, Hawaii, Canada, USA East Coast and more. T&Cs apply.

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Destination International Destination International

14-day Japan getaway + return flights from $4,499

Valid for travel on select dates between May - October 2020. Destinations include Tokyo, Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Kyoto, Takayama, Mt Fuji and more. Includes return flights from Australia, airport and hotel bus transfers, daily meals and more. T&Cs apply.

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Destination International Destination International

12-day Alaska cruises + return flights from $4,999

Valid for travel on select dates between May - September 2020. Includes return flights from Australia to Anchorage and Vancouver, hotel accommodation, daily meals and more. T&Cs apply.

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Destination International Destination International

13-day Russia river cruises + return flights from $3,999

Valid for travel on select dates between May - October 2020. Includes return flights from Australia to St. Petersburg and Moscow, river cruise on MZ Zosima Shashkov or MS Chicherin, daily meals and more. T&Cs apply.

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Destination International Destination International

12-day New Zealand cruises + flights from $1,899

Valid for travel at 9 March 2020 with the 5-star Celebrity Solstice cruise. Destinations includes Auckland and more. Includes hotel accommodation, flights from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane, daily meals and more. T&Cs apply.

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Destination International Destination International

15-day Italy cruises + return flights from $2,999

Valid for travel at 15 May 2020 with Royal Caribbean cruise. Includes hotel accommodation in Rome, return flights from Australia, daily meals, entertainment and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to $500 OBC + free drinks package

Valid for cruise on select dates in 2020 - 2021 with Cunard Cruises. Destinations include Japan, Alaska, New Zealand and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Free 2-category cabin upgrade with Azamara Cruises

Valid for travel on select dates in 2020. T&Cs apply.

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Free Europe flights with Viking River Cruises

Valid for 2020-2021 sailings. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 18% off cruises + free flights

Valid for travel from November 2019 - February 2020, including over Christmas with Viking Ocean Cruises. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand and Asia. T&Cs apply.

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Uniworld Uniworld

10% off 10-day Danube & Prague cruises

Valid for travel on select dates. Discount applies for pre-bookings for up to 3 days prior the cruise departure date. T&Cs apply.

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Flight Centre - Cruises Flight Centre - Cruises

P&O cruises in Australia from $499

Valid for travel on select dates in 2020. Sample fare is for a 3-night Sapphire Coast cruise. Destinations include Moreton Island, Isle of Pines, Noumea, Mare, Vanuatu, Fiji Islands and more. T&Cs apply.

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

3-day Sydney cruises from $343

Valid for travel on select dates between 5-8 June 2020 departing from Sydney. Includes entertainment, daily meals and more. T&Cs apply.

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Cudo Cudo

Sydney: Harbour cruise from $29

Valid for travel on select dates. Includes a three-course lunch. T&Cs apply.

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Uniworld Uniworld

Up to 10% off Paris cruises

Valid for travel on select dates between March - October 2020. Destinations include Bordeaux and more. T&Cs apply.

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G Adventures G Adventures

Up to 30% off Mekong riverboat adventures

Valid for travel from 3 October 2019 - 13 January 2020. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Up to $700 off per cabin with MSC Cruises

Valid for travel on select 2020 and 2021 sailings on 7+ nights. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

20-night USA cruises + flights from $3,799

Valid for travel on select dates in 2020. Destinations include Honolulu, Hawaii and more. Includes flights from Sydney, accommodation, daily meals and more. T&Cs apply.

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MSC Cruises MSC Cruises

Up to 50% off Europe cruises with free drinks and Wi-Fi

Valid for travel on select dates in 2019 - 2020, including over Christmas. Destinations include Barcelona, Civitavecchia, Croatia, Amsterdam, St. Petersburg and more. T&Cs apply.

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MSC Cruises MSC Cruises

Winter sale: 8-day Europe cruises from $399

Valid for travel on select dates in November 2019. Destinations include France, Spain, Italy and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

10-night P&O cruises from $1,329

Valid for travel on select dates in 2021 departing from Sydney. Destinations include Isle of Pines, Mystery Island, Port Vila and more. Includes meals and more. T&Cs apply.

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MSC Cruises MSC Cruises

Up to 20% off MSC shore excursions

Discount applies for pre-bookings for up to 4 days prior the cruise departure date. Includes multilingual guides, expert culinary experiences and more. T&Cs apply.

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Cudo Cudo

4-day Sydney cruises from $274

Valid for departure on 22 November 2019 with P&O cruises. Available on the Pacific Explorer departing from Sydney. T&Cs apply.

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TourAmigo TourAmigo

Up to 40% off Vietnam tours and river cruises

Save on tours and river cruises to Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Mekong River, Ho Chi Minh and more with brands like G Adventures, On The Go, Trafalgar and Contiki.

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Flight Centre - Cruises Flight Centre - Cruises

11-night Hong Kong cruise from $1,449

Valid for cruise until 2021 with Princess Cruises from Perth. Includes all main meals, entertainment on board, on-board credit and more. T&Cs apply.

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Popular Cruises coupon codes

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16 Sep 2019 2-for-1 last-minute cruises ********
28 Aug 2019 Up to 42% off P&O cruises + free premium beverage package ********
21 Aug 2019 50% off deposit + Up to $500 OBC with Holland America cruises ********
19 Sep 2019 Australia: 7-night cruise from $852 ********
19 Sep 2019 Vienna: 10% off 8-day cruise ********

Top tips for finding the best Boxing Day cruise deals online

Go with the flow: Be flexible with your dates and destination and you'll be much more likely to find a better deal.

Stay inside: Booking an interior cabin will get you the best deal on a cruise. While you won't have windows in your room, you'll save heaps. And, beside, it's not too far to go up to a deck for those panoramic ocean views.

To drive or to fly? Think about where the cruise departs from before booking and about whether the savings is worth the hassle of booking a flight and transfers to and from the port.

Location, location, location. Consider whether cruises are in-season wherever it is you’d like to go. If it’s peak season, the likelihood of finding a deal may be lower. If you’re happy to change things up and sail somewhere new, you might be able to get a better deal.

Travel last minute. It’s of no benefit to a cruise line to sail with empty rooms. Rooms that are still unsold close to departure date will often be heavily discounted, and Boxing Day is the perfect time to take advantage of the remaining summer sailings from the east coast.

Don’t be loyal to a line. Not every cruise line will offer the same deal, which could mean your preferred brand is more expensive than another that’s offering a very similar sailing. There’s a chance you can save a lot by simply switching to another cruise line.


Who had Boxing Day sales last year that I should look out for?

Last year we welcomed a handful of Boxing Day cruise deals from cruise lines as well as online travel agencies. For an idea of what this year's offerings could look like, here's what was hot on sale in 2017:

CompanyBoxing Day Deal
Cruise Sale FinderUp to 45% off Royal Caribbean sailings
Cruise Sale Finder$1 deposits + up to $400 OBC on P&O cruises
Princess CruisesFree upgrades, up to $285 OBC and fine dining extras

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