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Boxing Day Cruise Deals and Sales

Sail into the sunset for less by booking a Boxing Day cruise deal.

Whether you’re looking to relax on the harbour for an afternoon, or explore the South Pacific for a week, check out your options with this year’s Boxing Day cruise deals.

Tour operators, cruise companies and online travel agencies are offering a range of cruise options this Boxing Day, including off-the-beaten track options like free flights with river cruise bookings.

While Boxing Day has come and gone, if you're looking for the best deals available, check out our January cruise sales page or sign up to our travel deals newsletter for the best travel deals sent straight to your inbox.

Cruise deals that are available now:

Up to 50% off + onboard credit: Cruise Sale Week

Book now and get up to 50% off plus onboard credit at CruiseAway. Valid on selected Cunard, P&O, Carnival and Holland America cruises. T&Cs apply.

Up to 41% off Antarctic expeditions with Peregrine

Valid on select tours including 41% off the 11-day Antarctic Explorer, 27% off the 7-day Antarctic Express and 27% off the 14-day Crossing the Circle.

Up to 41% off Antarctic and Arctic trips with Intrepid

Valid on select tours departing until in Antarctica and the Arctic. Sample expeditions include the 11-day Antarctic Explorer for 41% off, 8-day Arctic Watch Lodge for 22% off and the 11-day Antarctic Express for 22% off.

Save up to 50%: Mates Rate Sale

Valid on select sailings until 30 April 2018. Get the second passenger in your cabin for up to 50% off on select P&O sailings. Conditions apply.

Up to 14% off Antarctic cruises

Valid on select Antarctic expedition cruises from Quark Expeditions, Antarctica XXI, Silversea an Hurtigruten.

FREE upgrade to all inclusive drinks package

Book now and get your free upgrade to all inclusive drinks package or have a twin room to yourself without paying a supplement at Fred Olsen. T&Cs apply.

Free drinks during your cruise

Book select cruises in Africa, Asia, Australasia, South Pacific, Europe, North America or South America and get a free All Inclusive upgrade to include drinks.

Up to 30% off rivercruises

Valid on select cruises departing until 30 April on the Ganges, Mekong and Burgundy.

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Up to 72% off P&O Cruises

Valid on select cruises in Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific Islands. Sample discounts include 72% off a 3-night cruise from Brisbane, 85% off a 2-night cruise from Sydney to Melbourne and 56% off a 10-night South Pacific cruise from Sydney.

50% off second passenger on MSC Cruises

Valid on select MSC Cruise booking made before 10 March. Valid on sailings in the Caribbean, South America, Europe, South Africa and the Middle East.

3 for Free Sale: Upgrades, Drinks & Credit

Cruise on selected voyages and you can enjoy a free stateroom location upgrade, plus free onboard spending money, plus a free Wine and Dine package T&Cs apply. See site for details.

Up to 30% off + onboard credit on Royal Caribbean Cruises

Valid on sailings departing before 22 April and also includes 50% off deposits when you book select cruises in Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, Transpacific and Asia repositioning cruises and more at CruiseAway. T&Cs apply.

Up to $600 onboard credit + free specialty dining

Get up to $600 free onboard spending money per stateroom. Plus book a Balcony, Mini-Suite or Suite and receive free specialty dining. T&Cs apply.

50% off second passenger on Azamara + free internet

Book outside cabins or higher on select Azamara cruises departing 12 June 2017 until 26 April 2018 and the second passenger sails for free, plus get free unlimited internet.

Tips for finding the best Boxing Day cruise deals:

  • Go with the flow: Try not to be too choosy about where you're cruising to and when. If you're flexible with your dates and destination, 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 vides.
  • 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.

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Alex Keshen

Alex takes care of the travel section here at finder.com.au. If there's a new sale on tours or cruises, discounted flights or hotels, or anything else that can be on offer, she'll fill you in.

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