Cruise Deal Finder™: 12 sites to book cruises online

This is the year to tick a cruise off your bucket list. Here are some of the best places to book cruises online.

Whether your idea of a cruise is something along the lines of champagne at sunset, or you want to test your limits visiting some of the world’s most extreme environments, this guide has got you covered. All of the companies below have been in the biz for years– so they really know how to pull out all the stops to make your experience special. Take out the guesswork and compare the best places online to book a cruise.

12 places to find cheap cruises online

Search for a cruise deal or browse the sites below:


1. Flight Centre

So much more than just flights, Flight Centre recently look CruiseAbout completely under its wing and all the cruise deals from them will now be available directly through Flight Centre.

  • Dedicated deals section where you can browse the best offers available
  • Online chat, phone support and in-store assistance are all available if you need help with your cruise booking
  • Pair your cruise deal with flight, accommodation, tour and other offers Flight Centre has.

2. Gate 1

Offering deals on both ocean and river cruises around the world, and combinations of cruises and land tours, Gate 1 offers even further bargains when you pair it with a packaged flight.

  • Keep an eye on the deals section for bargains
  • 24-hour assistance available
  • Have the option to seamlessly package a cruise with a land tour or add on a flight

Browse Gate 1 Travel's cruises

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3. CruiseAway

With more than 15 years of experience in the Australian cruise market, CruiseAway offers a huge range of sailings and deep discounts of up to 70%.

  • Best cruises prices guaranteed
  • Offers prices below the brochure rates on many sailings
  • Cruises available from more than 70 lines including Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Princess, P&O, MSC, Norwegian and Viking River Cruises

Browse CruiseAway's cruises



4. Princess Cruises

Set sail all around the world aboard large ships loaded with facilities, from spas to swimming pools, with a luxury cruise line.

  • Fleet of 18 ships that cruise all around the world
  • Rooms for every budget, from interior cabins to suites with balconies
  • Includes entertainment, all meals, room service and daily activities

Browse Princess Cruises' cruises


5. Cruise Direct

Find the perfect cruise for you from more than a dozen different cruise lines to choose from at a competitive price.

  • Compare different cruise lines in one place
  • Find last-minute offers and discounts
  • Price match guarantee

Browse Cruise Direct's cruises


6. Fred Olsen

This European cruise line offers a selection of sailings across Europe, the Caribbean, South and Central America and the Mediterranean.

  • Visit destinations many lower-budget cruise lines don't, like above the Arctic Circle, without paying a premium
  • Customer service available on the phone seven days a week
  • Guaranteed you'll enjoy your cruise or they'll arrange for you to depart early

Browse Fred Olsen's cruises


Contiki

7. Contiki

Youthful and dedicated to good times, Contiki is the company to go for if you like to let your hair down.

  • Meet friends and travel with your own age group. The trips are only available for 18–35 year olds
  • Last minute deals available
  • Committed to responsible

Browse Contiki's sailing trips


G-ADventures

8. G Adventures

Embark on a cruise with a twist of adventure and combine the best of both worlds.

  • Trips focus on getting off the beaten track and into a more authentic experience
  • Commitment to sustainable travel
  • Expedition cruises offer the chance of a lifetime to see some the world's most extreme and remote destinations

Browse G Adventures' sailing trips


9.Uniworld

An award-winning cruise provider that offers luxury river cruises across Europe and around the world.

  • All-inclusive cruises are available
  • Tours and sailing holidays worldwide
  • Dedicated deals section where you can browse the best offers available

Browse Uniworld cruises


10.U By Uniworld

The youthful counterpart of Uniworld, helping adventure seekers explore Europe by riverboat.

  • Sleek, contemporary cruise ships come with a social club for like-minded travellers to meet
  • Unlike cruise liners, U By Uniworld's riverboats mean you'll dock right in the heart of the city where all the action is
  • Optional land excursions and activities

Browse U by Uniworld cruises


Intrepid-Travel

11. Intrepid

From luxury cruises to sailing adventures, you'll find your sea legs with Intrepid in next to no time.

  • Tours and sailing holidays worldwide
  • Small groups of around 10
  • Intrepid doesn't limit its customers by age, budget or relationship status

Browse Intrepid Travel's sailing trips


Expedia

12. Expedia

A travel booking giant – the Expedia service covers hotels, flights, package holidays and cruises.

  • Compare prices, availability and offers from the major cruise companies to find your ultimate voyage
  • Book extra nights in hotels or flights to and from the departure point, all in one place
  • Price match guarantee

Browse Expedia's cruises


Which of these agents offer book now pay later cruises?

  • Expedia – Some cruise companies will allow you to book with just the deposit, if you book far enough in advance.
  • G Adventures – You can hold an option without payment for 48 hours, but this is not a confirmed booking.
  • U By Uniworld - Pay a 10% deposit and pay the rest off 120 days before sailing.

Which of these agents offer Celebrity Cruises?

  • CruiseAway
  • Flight Centre
  • Expedia
  • OneTravel
  • Cruise Direct

Where can I compare cruises from different companies?

  • CruiseAway – Search through thousands of available sailings from more than 70 cruiselines
  • Flight Centre - Look at offers from more than a dozen cruise lines sailing around the world.
  • Expedia – Expedia is a leading comparison site for travel services where you can compare cruises from many different companies
  • BYOjet – BYOjet is an Australian based travel agent that compares a range of cruises all over the world
  • CheapAir – An international travel agent and comparison resource for flights, hotels, car rental and cruises
  • OneTravel – OneTravel guarantees you will find the best price on cruises from a range of different companies
  • Cruise Direct – Browse through options from more than a dozen lines

Which agents offer book and go and last minute cruises?

  • CruiseAway – Browse through the 'Hot Deals' section for the latest sales, including discounts, onboard credit offers and 2-for-1 sailings
  • Flight Centre - Check the latest cruise offers and speak with an agent about adding on hotel stays or flights to your cruise price for the best offer.
  • Contiki – Check the website or last minute and seasonal deals
  • Expedia – Expedia has one of the largest ranges of travel services available for comparison online. Click ‘last minute’ to find the best deal
  • CheapAir – Part of their commitment to cheap travel is offering last minute deals on cruises worldwide
  • G Adventures – Click on ‘Specials’ to go to the deals page. Click ‘Last Minute Deals’, save, and be ready to go at a moment’s notice
  • OneTravel – OneTravel partners with cheapcruises.com and offers up to 80% off unbooked cabins
  • Intrepid – A dedicated last-minute deals section with up to 25% off tour packages is one of many reasons we love Intrepid
  • Peregrine – Go to the Last Minute Offers section of Peregrine's booking site to see where you go in the very near future
  • Cruise Direct – Check out the last-minute section for new offers and deals on sailings

Which sites have cheap cruises?

One of the best ways to get a good deal on your cruise is to compare your holiday dates against a range of cruise companies using a booking agent (such as CruiseAway, Expedia, OneTravel, BYOjet, or Helloworld) that will search the cruises available for those dates and then list them by price.

Huge discounts can often be found if you book less than a few months before you plan to travel. OneTravel partners with Cheapcruises.com to offer this service – up to 80% off unsold cabins.

G Adventures and Contiki tours both offer last minute or book and go discounts and G adventures also has a special promotions section where they offer limited-time deals.


Ready to cruise away? Checked out the best deals for your dollars on sale here:

Groupon Groupon

Extra 15% off first Groupon purchase

Valid on all dates for restaurants, spas, getaways, things to do and more. T&Cs apply.

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Scoopon Scoopon
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10% off local experiences

Valid on local experiences like dining, high tea, cruises, spa treatments and more. Minimum spend of $49. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Up to $500 OBC + free unlimited internet

Valid for 2019 cruises with Azamara. Destinations include Barcelona,Venice, Maiami, New York and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Pay only $25 deposits

Valid for 2019 cruises with Holland America Line. Destinations include Auckland, Wellington, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Tasmania, Yokohama, Vancouver and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Up to 40% off Princess Cruises sailings

Valid for 2019 Alaska and Europe cruises. T&Cs apply.

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

7-night Southern Barrier Reef cruise from $647

Valid on 1-8 June 2019 with Pacific Explorer, departing from Sydney. Includes up to $300 OBC. T&Cs apply.

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

4-night Whitsunday cruise from $390

Valid on 7-11 May 2019 with Pacific Dawn, departing from Brisbane. Includes up to $300 OBC. T&Cs apply.

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

3-night Sydney return cruise from $435

Valid on 8-11 March 2019 with Pacific Explorer. Includes up to $300 OBC. T&Cs apply.

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Nexus Holidays Nexus Holidays

$2,000 off 29-day Europe and Mediterranean cruise

Valid for travel from 21 April - 20 October 2019. Destinations include Czech Republic, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and more. T&Cs apply.

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Nexus Holidays Nexus Holidays

$700 off 15-day China tour with Yangtze River cruise

Valid for travel from March - November 2019. Includes flights, hotel accommodation, standard cabin on Yangtze River cruise, daily meals and more. T&Cs apply.

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Groupon Groupon

Up to 32% off 3-night Sydney cruise

Valid for cruise on 10 November 2019. T&Cs apply.

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Groupon Groupon

Up to 21% off 18-night Hawaii to South Pacific cruise

Valid for cruise on 20 September 2019, departing from Honolulu. T&Cs apply.

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Uniworld Uniworld

Up to 30% off cruises

Valid for 2019 departures. Destinations include Europe, Russia, Asia, Egypt, Portugal and Spain. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Up to 50% off Celebrity Cruises sailings

Valid for travel from March 2019 - April 2020. T&Cs apply.

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

10-night South Pacific cruise from $899

Valid from February - May 2019, departs from Sydney. Includes up to $300 OBC and more. T&Cs apply.

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

4-day Kangaroo Island cruise from $429

Valid from February - November 2019, departs from Melbourne. Includes up to $300 OBC and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Up to 32% off cruises + up to $1,200 OBC with Royal Caribbean

Valid on select sailings departing between January and March - April 2019. Destinations include Australia and South Pacific. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Extra $50 OBC with P&O

Valid for travel on short break cruises departing between February - November 2019. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Up to 46% off Cunard cruises

Valid on select cruises from 2019 - 2020. Includes complimentary gratuities and onboard credit. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Up to 50% off cruises + pay only $99 deposits

Valid on select cruises from 2019 - 2020 with Holland America Line. Destinations include Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne, Tasmania, Perth, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Free OBC, wine and dine with Princess Cruises

Valid on select cruises from 2019 - 2020. Destinations include New Zealand, Asia, South Pacific, Europe, Alaska, Canada and more. T&Cs apply.

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Let's Ferry Let's Ferry

20% off early bookings

Valid for one way or round trip travel on the Adriatic line until 31 December 2019. T&Cs apply.

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Let's Ferry Let's Ferry

Blue Star Ferries from just 20€

Valid on select dates for travel until 31 October 2019. Destinations include Cyclades routes, Dodecanese routes and Northern Aegean Routes. T&C's apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

50% off second guest on Royal Caribbean Cruises

Valid on select sailings departing between January - March 2019. Includes up to $1,000 onboard credit. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

50% off second guest + free internet

Valid on select 2019 cruises with Azamara. Destinations include Western Europe, Mediterranean Sea, Central America, Caribbean, Transatlantic and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

$1 deposits + up to $300 onboard credit

Available on select P&O Cruises departing on select dates from 15 February 2019. Destinations include Melbourne, Hamilton Island, Airlie Beach, Suva and more. T&Cs apply.

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

$1 deposits + up to $300 onboard credit

Valid for cruises departing on select dates from 15 February 2019. Destinations include Melbourne, Hamilton Island, Airlie Beach, Suva 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 from October - December 2018. 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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Fred. Olsen Fred. Olsen

Fjords cruises from £679 + up to £100 tour credit

Valid for travel on select 2018-19 sailings. Choose from a complimentary all-inclusive drinks upgrade or up to £100 pp shore tour credit. T&C's apply.

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Fred. Olsen Fred. Olsen

No single supplement

Book select cruises as a solo traveller and pay no single supplement.

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Popular Cruises coupon codes

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15 Feb 2019 Extra 15% off first Groupon purchase BRA****
13 Feb 2019 10% off local experiences FND****
15 Feb 2019 Up to $500 OBC + free unlimited internet ********
15 Feb 2019 Pay only $25 deposits ********
15 Feb 2019 Up to 40% off Princess Cruises sailings ********
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