Cruise Deal Finder™: 11 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.

11 places to find cheap cruises online

Search for a cruise deal or browse the sites below:


CruiseAway.BookCruises

1. 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


CruiseSaleFinder.CruisesHP

2. Cruise Sale Finder

Helping Aussie's find there perfect cruise for almost 10 years, Cruise Sale Finder offers thousands of sailings at negotiated prices.

  • Best cruises prices guaranteed - and they'll beat it by at least $1
  • Site focuses on just cruises and are experts in the field
  • Cruises available from more than dozens of lines on rivers and seas around the world

Browse Cruise Sale Finder's cruises


3. 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


4. 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


5. 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

6. 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

7. 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


Intrepid-Travel

8. 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

9. 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


BYOjet.Cruise

10. BYOJet

Book the cruise of your dreams under the guidance of the in-the-know travel agents at BYOJet.

  • Live chat customer service available 24 hour hours a day, seven days a week
  • Compare cruises from different companies
  • Best price guarantee or a $50 travel voucher

Browse BYOJet's cruises


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11. OneTravel

Book cruises, flights, hotels and more at a leading online agent for cheap travel deals.

  • 24 hour customer service.
  • Book cruises all over the world, and hotels, extras,and flights all in the same place
  • Earn rewards every time you book and use OneTravel’s services

Browse OneTravel'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.

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 on your next luxurious escape? Don’t book until you’ve checked out the best deals for your dollars on sale cruises here:

2-for-1 luxury Europe river cruises

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Valid on select river cruises to destinations including Hungary, Austria, Germany and Netherlands. Cruise include all meals, wine and beer and more.

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Up to 63% off select sailings + up to $600 onboard credit Valid for cruise on select dates and sailings with P&O. Enjoy $99 deposits plus up to $600 to spend onboard. Onboard credit amount varies based on length of cruise and cabin type booked. T&Cs apply.

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Free Europe flights with 2019 river cruise bookings

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Valid on select March 2019 - July 2019 Uniworld luxury river cruises. Book an eligible cruise and get free flights to Europe. Cruise destinations include France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Russia, Austria and more.

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Vivid Sydney cruises from just $19

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Valid on select sailings during Vivid from 25 May 2018 - 16 June 2018.$19 cruise includes a 1.5-2 hours sailing and dinner/drink included on select sailings.

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50% off second passenger on Norwegian cruises

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Buy one and get the 2nd guest at 50% off on Oceanview bookings. Valid on select dates and sailings with Norwegian Cruise Lines. T&Cs apply.

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Up to £300 off river cruises + free drinks

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Valid on select cruises until September 2018, during European summer. Destinations include Switzerland, Germany, Austria and France.

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Up to 30% off Norway fjord expeditions

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Valid for travel on select dates from May 2018 - May 2019. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 10% off Arctic 2018 expeditions

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Valid for travel from 13 June - 16 August 2018. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 20% off Cuba sailing

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Valid for travel from 25 May - 1 July 2018. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 30% off Amazon riverboat adventures

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Valid for travel on select dates from 23 June - 22 July 2018. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 15% off Maldives Dhoni cruising

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Valid for cruise from 12 May - 11 June 2018. T&Cs apply.

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3-night Bahamas cruise from USS$729 + up to US$500 onboard credit

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Valid for cruise on select dates and sailings with Disney Cruises. Includes up to US$500 onboard credit and 10% off shore excursions. T&Cs apply.

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7-night Mediterranean cruises from US$532 + 10% off shore excursion

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Valid for cruise on select dates and sailings with Costa Cruises. Includes up to 10% off shore excursions and more. T&Cs apply.

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7-night Europe cruises from US$869 + up to US$1,000 onboard credit

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Valid for cruise on select dates and sailings with Princess Cruises. Includes up to US$1,000 onboard credit and more. T&Cs apply.

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4-night Mexico cruise from US$189 + up to US$500 bar credit

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Valid for cruise on select dates and sailings with Carnival Cruise Line. Includes up to US$500 bar credit and 10% off shore excursions. T&Cs apply.

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Monaco Grand Prix cruise from just £1,999 Valid for cruise on 18 May 2019 and sails for 16-nights, returns on 1 June 2019. Destinations include Portugal, Spain, France and more. Enjoy exclusive perks when you book with Fred. Olsen. T&Cs apply.

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10% off Croatia sailing tours

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Valid on select 2018 Croatia sailing trips with Busabout.

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Greece: €20 passenger tickets with Blue Star Ferries

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Valid on select dates of sailings. Destinations include Mykonos, Paros, Santorini, Karpathos, Leros, Samos, Lesvos, Kea and more. T&C's apply.

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Up to US$1,000 onboard credit with Princess Cruises

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Up to US$1000 onboard credit with Princess Cruises. Valid on select dates and sailings with Princess Cruises. Includes up to US$1,000 to spend onboard. Onboard credit amount varies based on length of cruise and cabin type booked. See site for details. T&Cs apply.

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Mediterranean cruises from US$219 with Costa Valid for travel on select sailings and dates. Sample cruises include 3-day Western Mediterranean cruise for US$219 per person. Includes 10% off shore excursions and use of Costa exclusive amenities. T&Cs apply.

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Up to US$800 off 7-night Caribbean cruises with Celebrity

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Valid for cruise on select dates and sailings. Includes free drinks and complimentary tips. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 19% off select sailings + up to $800 onboard credit Valid for cruise on select dates with Oceania Cruises. Includes meals and onboard entertainment. Destinations include Alaska, Vancouver, Papeete, Seattle and more. Onboard credit amount varies based on length of cruise and cabin type booked. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 46% off + up to $400 onboard credit with Carnival Valid for travel on select dates and sailings. Onboard credit amount varies based on length of cruise and cabin type booked. T&Cs apply.

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Up to $3,000 off select Princess Cruises

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Valid for cruise on select dates from March 2018 - April 2019. Destinations include New Zealand, Caribbean, Australia and more. T&Cs apply.

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Free drinks + tips covered

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Valid for use on select dates from 2019-20 on the new Fly-cruises and Brabant River cruises. T&C's apply.

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No single supplement + tips covered

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Valid for use on select 2019-20 sailings. Enjoy aTwin Room all to yourself with no single supplement. T&C's apply.

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Free door-to-door travel

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Valid for use on select 2019-20 sailings. Minimum of 9-nights or more from UK departures to redeem offer. T&C's apply.

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Three cruises for the price of two

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Valid on all cruises on select dates from October 2018 - March 2020. T&C's apply.

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Up to $3,000 off select sailings + up to $1,000 off airfares Valid for travel on select dates and sailings. Offer is valid on stateroom bookings only. Destinations include Hawaii, Mexico, Alaska, New Zealand, Australia and more. T&C's apply.

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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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Up to $2,000 air credit + $500 onboard credit with select cruises Valid on select Holland America cruises. Select sailings also include pre-paid gratuities and suites receive $100 internet credit and dining packages.

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Up to 72% off P&O Cruises Valid on select cruises in Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific Islands including Fiji, New Caledonia. 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.

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Up to 40% off select Intrepid tours and sailing trips Valid on select Intrepid tours worldwide including destinations like France, Italy, Japan, Cuba, India and Cambodia. Sample tours on sale include 40% off Sail Italy - Amali to Procida, 40% off Cote d'Azur Sailing Adventure - Marseille to Nice and 30% off Croatia and Greece Sailing Adventures.

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Up to 30% off CroisiEurope river cruises Book a river cruise with CroisiEurope from just $820 per person for up to 30% off the regular price with CruiseAway.

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

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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.

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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.

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Up to 14% off Antarctic cruises Valid on select Antarctic expedition cruises from Quark Expeditions, Antarctica XXI, Silversea an Hurtigruten.

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Alaska cruises from $1,179 with Princess Cruises Interior staterooms on Alaskan cruises from $1,179. Price based on twin share.

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10% off shore excursions on select Alaska cruises Get 10% off shore excursions and other bonus extras when booking your Alaska cruise with Cruise Direct.

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Up to 67% off Alaska cruises with CruiseAway Sample cruises include Alaskan Voyage from/to Vancouver with Holland America Line from $1,748pp, Impressions of Alaska on Grand Princess from $1,809pp and Glaciers and Passages Seattle on Ruby Princess from $1,279. All prices based on twin share.

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