Boxing Day cruise deals for Australians in 2021

Secure your next sailing for less, with deals from your favourite lines this December. We're updating this page as quickly as we can find the deals!

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Tick a cruise off your 2021 bucket list for less with these Boxing Day cruise bargains.

Some of them have launched early, including $1 deposit deals from P&O. See the available deals below and check back into this page often - we'll be updating it as soon as we find deals.

Boxing Day flight deals for 2020:

P&O CruisesP&O Cruises

$1 deposits + up to $500 credit on Australia and South Pacific cruises

Plus get up to $500 OBC on select voyages in 2021 and 2022. Destinations include Brisbane, Sydney, New Zealand, Vanuatu, Fiji and more. T&Cs apply.

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Luxury EscapesLuxury Escapes

Up to 61% off domestic holiday packages

Available on select dates until December 2021, including over Christmas and New Year's Eve. Destinations include Adelaide, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Sydney, Cairns, Canberra, Hunter Valley and more. T&Cs apply.

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UniworldUniworld

Up to 10% off 2022 cruises

Available on select travel dates when you pay in full within 3 days of booking. Destinations include France, Amsterdam, Paris, Egypt, Vietnam, Cambodia and more. T&Cs apply.

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UniworldUniworld

Up to 30% off 2021 river cruises

Available on select travel dates to Amsterdam, Italy, Spain, Egypt, Peru, Vienna and more. T&Cs apply.

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UniworldUniworld

Up to 30% off 2021 river cruises

Available on select travel dates to Amsterdam, Italy, Spain, Egypt, Peru, Vienna and more. T&Cs apply.

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UniworldUniworld

Free single supplement on trips

Available on select dates in 2021. Destinations include Amsterdam, Italy, Spain, Egypt, Peru, Vienna and more. T&Cs apply.

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Cheap O AirCheap O Air

Up to 80% off worldwide cruises

Available on select travel dates with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Carnival Cruises, Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and more. T&Cs apply.

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Cheap O AirCheap O Air

Cruise from just USD$159

Book a cruise with CheapOair on select travel dates. Destinations include Bahamas, Caribbean, Mixico and more.

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Priceline.comPriceline.com

Up to $1,500 off Hurtigruten Cruises

Available on select cruises from 2021-2023 to Antarctica, Norway, Iceland and more. T&Cs apply.

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MSC CruisesMSC Cruises

Free drinks and Wi-Fi on select sailings

Available on 4,7 and 10+ nights cruise to Caribbean and The Bahamas. Plus kids sail free on select cruises when sailing as 3rd or 4th guest. T&Cs apply.

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G AdventuresG Adventures

Up to 30% off 7-dai Thailand sailing

Available for travel from January 2021 - June 2022 and includes accommodation, meals, guides and transfers. Plus get an extra 21% off when you choose My Own Room. T&Cs apply.

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G AdventuresG Adventures

Up to 30% off 8 days Croatia sailing

Available for travel from January 2021 - June 2022 and includes accommodation, guides and transfers. Plus get an extra 21% off when you choose My Own Room. T&Cs apply.

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MSC CruisesMSC Cruises

Up to $400 OBC + Kids sail free on worldwide cruises

Available on 3, 4 and 7 nights cruises from 2021-2022. Destinations include Bahamas, Caribbean, Spain, France and more. T&Cs apply..

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G AdventuresG Adventures

Up to 30% off worldwide sailings

Available on select sail dates in 2021 to India, Cuba, Croatia, Maldives, Thailand, Greece and more. T&Cs apply.

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Let's FerryLet's Ferry

Greece: 20% off trips with Blue Star Ferries

Available on economy class on select travel dates. T&Cs apply.

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Let's FerryLet's Ferry

Greece: Blue Star Ferries tickets from EUR€20

Available on select travel dates for economy class. T&Cs apply.

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Let's FerryLet's Ferry

Up to 20% off Adriatic routes with Minoan Lines

Available on select dates until 31 December 2021 on trips from Italy to Greece. Must be booked 21 days in advance. T&Cs apply.

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Let's FerryLet's Ferry

Up to 20% off Superfast Ferries

Available on select dates until 31 December 2021 from Italy to Greece. Must be booked 21 days in advance. T&Cs apply.

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UniworldUniworld

Up to $750 off River Heritage Club members

Available on select 2021 dates. Destinations include India, France, Portugal, Spain, Egypt and more. T&Cs apply.

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UniworldUniworld

Up to $1,500 off Europe river cruises

Available on cruises in 2022. Destinations include Vienna, Prague, Paris, Amsterdam and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseDirectCruiseDirect

Up to $550 savings + up to 40% off Australia cruises

Available on select cruises departing from 2021-2022 with Royal Caribbean Cruises. Destinations include Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Vanuatu, New Zealand and more. T&Cs apply.

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Priceline.comPriceline.com

Free gratuities, drinks and Wi-Fi on board with Celebrity Cruises

Available on select travel dates. Destinations include Mexico, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Canada and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseDirectCruiseDirect

Up to USD$1,500 OBC with Princess Cruises

Plus get free drinks, upgrades, tips and Wi-Fi on board. Available on select voyages in 2021-2021 to Melbourne, Sydney, Vancouver, Los Angeles and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseDirectCruiseDirect

Up to USD$2,600 OBC on Celebrity Cruises

Available on select sail dates in 2021 and 2022. Destinations include Bahamas, USA, Vancouver, Alaska, Mexico, Galapagos and more.

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CruiseDirectCruiseDirect

Up to 60% off second guest with Royal Caribbean Cruises

Plus get up to US$1,000 OBC on sailings in 2021-2022. Destinations include Bahamas, USA, Mexico, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Japan and more. T&Cs apply.

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Priceline.comPriceline.com

Up to USD$1,000 OBC on worldwide cruises

Available on select travel dates with Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and more. Destinations include Bahamas, USA, Canada, Spain, Italy and more. T&Cs apply.

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G AdventuresG Adventures

Up to 24% off 7-day Maldives cruise

Available for travel from January 2021 - March 2022. Package includes accommodation, meals and more. T&Cs apply.

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Destination InternationalDestination International

8-night New Caledonia cruises from $690

Available for travel at 26 August 2021. Sample price departs from Sydney aboard Carnival Splendor. Destinations include Mare, Isle of Pines and Noumea. Includes drinks and more. T&Cs apply.

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P&O CruisesP&O Cruises

Short break cruises from $312

Available on select dates in 2020 and 2021. Destinations include Auckland, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and more. Sample rate is for a 3-night Comedy Cruise.

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CruiseDirectCruiseDirect

Up to 30% off + Kids sail free with Norwegian Cruise Lines

Plus get up to USD$1,000 OBC, free Wi-Fi at sea, specialty dining and drinks on select voyages in 2021 - 2022. Destinations include Miami, Bahamas, San Francisco, Canada and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseDirectCruiseDirect

Australia and New Zealand cruises from US$365

Available on select dates in 2021 with Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line and more. Sample rate is for a 3-night cruise with Royal Caribbean.

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CruiseDirectCruiseDirect

Europe cruises from USD$549 with Costa Cruises

Plus get free drinks and 10% off shore excursions on select voyages in 2021. Destinations include Barcelona, Croatia, Italy, Amsterdam and more. T&Cs apply.

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TourRadarTourRadar

Up to 50% off worldwide cruises

Available on select travel dates to Croatia, Greece, Egypt, London, Turkey, Italy, France and more.

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TourRadarTourRadar

Up to 50% off river cruises

Available on select travel dates. Destinations include Egypt, London, Morocco, Jordan, Vietnam, Germany, Austria, Brussels and more.

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Popular Cruises coupon codes

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18 Jan 2021 $1 deposits + up to $500 credit on Australia and South Pacific cruises ********
6 Jan 2021 Up to 61% off domestic holiday packages ********
20 Jan 2021 Up to 10% off 2022 cruises ********
20 Jan 2021 Up to 30% off 2021 river cruises ********
20 Jan 2021 Up to 30% off 2021 river cruises ********

Frequently asked questions about Boxing Day cruise sales

How do I get the best Boxing Day cruise deals?

  • Be flexible. Booking dates far in advance can help you save heaps. If you're quite flexible with travel dates, book to travel outside of school holidays and long weekends which are generally priced higher.
  • Don't cruise solo. While travelling solo and meeting new people on a cruise can add an exciting element to your trip, the cheapest cruises are twin or quadruple share.
  • Consider the deal. Cruise lines can offer deals that can be as trivial as free ice cream. Instead, look out for offers with more value such as discounts on the cruise itself, free flights and onboard credit.
  • Stay inside. Interior cabins are much cheaper than exterior ones as they don't have the luxury of windows in the room. Remember, it's not too far to go up to a deck for those panoramic ocean views.
  • Travel last minute. Cruise lines want to fill empty rooms. Those that are still unsold close to departure date often become heavily discounted, and Boxing Day is the perfect time to take advantage of the remaining summer sailings.
  • Book with a cruise line that suits your needs and travel style. Some cruises have water slides and kids' clubs for young families. Others feature nightly cabaret shows and themed dinners for a more mature audience. Consult our best cruises for your needs page to ensure you're booking a cruise that's right for you.
  • Don't be loyal to a line. Not every cruise line offers the same deal on Boxing Day. Shopping around means you could score a cheaper sailing with a similar itinerary.
  • Look at the deposit and cancellation policy before you book. It's easy to get excited about an epic deal and book on the fly without considering future committments. But before you book, see how flexible the cancellation policy is on the off chance that your plans change.

Which cruise lines offer Boxing Day cruise deals?

  • P&O Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • MSC Cruises
  • Carnival Cruises
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Cunard Cruises
  • Silversea Cruises
  • Princess Cruises
  • Uniworld
  • Viking Cruises
  • Azamara Cruises

How do this year's Boxing day sales compare to previous years?

Over Boxing Day we've seen cruise lines offering everything from discounted cruises and deposit fees to bonus onboard credit (OBC).

Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and Carnival Cruises have all stepped up to the mark in the past.

In previous years, Celebrity has offered up to $800 in savings, up to US$400 in OBC and up to 50% off fares for additional guests while Carnival Cruises has dropped twin share domestic cruises to $399pp.

What should I consider when booking a Boxing Day cruise deal in 2020?

Although many tourism operators are up and running again, with COVID-19 still a worldwide pandemic, large-ship cruises aren't sailing like they used to. But that doesn't mean that you can't score a discount and travel when you're ready to do so.

  • Look for flexible booking options: Check out the terms and conditions for the cruise line before you book. Lines like P&O are offering credit if you change your ming about your sailing, as long as it's scheduled to depart before 30 November 2021. If you're booking a small ship sailing with tour companies like Contiki or G Adventures, you can usually use the deposit you paid toward a future trip - even if it's not another cruise.
  • Stay local: While there's no clear answer as to when borders will actually open or when cruises will be operating again, choosing a domestic cruise in Australia may reward you with a holiday sooner than a cruise to an international destination. As of time of publish, Australia's cruise ship ban is set to lift in March 2021.
  • Choose a small-ship sailing: Although it's not the traditional cruise ship experience, if you're itching to get out onto the water as soon as possible, there are some small sailing trips that are operating. Murray River sailings, which run up to a week long, are still operating along with diving and sailing trips in north Queensland, including Cairns and the Whitsundays.

Why should I book a cruise?

Booking a cruise for the first time is just as exciting as booking your tenth one. Cruises are a convenient way to travel because you only have to unpack once, you get to visit multiple destinations and ports without having to organise how to get from A to B, and almost everything is paid for before you step foot on the vessel. The great thing about having so many destination and cruise ship options is that you can find a cruise that suits your travel style and your desired travel route.

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