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


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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

Up to 50% off Vivid Sydney cruises

Valid from 24 May - 15 June 2019. Inclusion depends on the selected cruise. T&Cs apply.

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Cudo Cudo

Up to 62% off Vivid Sydney cruises

Valid from 24 May - 15 June 2019. Inclusion depends on the selected cruise. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

Up to 10% off Vivid Sydney Catamaran cruises

Valid from 24 May - 15 June 2019. Inclusion depends on the selected cruise. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Easter sale: Free upgrade + up to $200 OBC with Royal Caribbean

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

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

50% off deposits + up to $1,000 airfare credit with Princess cruises

Valid for travel on select dates in 2019 - 2020 with select Princess Cruises. Destinations include Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Bali, Perth, Sydney and more. Includes bonus $100 onboard credit. T&Cs apply.

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

Free room upgrade

Valid on select Oceanview rooms subject to availability with P&O cruises. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Auckland. T&Cs apply.

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Travel Talk Travel Talk

Croatia: Up to 45% off sailing tours + 2 for 1 deals

Valid for travel on select dates from June - September 2019 across Croatia. Destinations include Split, Dubrovnik and more. T&Cs apply.

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G Adventures G Adventures

Up to 35% off 2019 Mediterranean sailing tours

Valid for travel until 31 October 2019. T&Cs apply.

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My Cruises My Cruises

Get up to $4,000 free in extras with Transpacific cruises

Valid on select 2019 - 2020 dates. T&Cs apply.

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My Cruises My Cruises

Up to $4,000 in free extras cruises + flights worldwide

Valid on select 2019 - 2020 dates. Destinations include Vietnam, Philippines, England, Dubai and more. Inclusive of additional bonus nights, return flights, onboard meals and more. T&Cs apply.

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My Cruises My Cruises

Get $3,000 in free extras with 15-night Asia and Australia cruises + flights

Valid on select 2019 - 2020 dates across Asia and Australia with Carnival cruises. Inclusive of additional three bonus nights, return flights, onboard meals and more. T&Cs apply.

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My Cruises My Cruises

Get $4,000 in free extras with 18-night Vietnam and Philippines cruises + flights

Valid on select 2019 - 2020 dates across Vietnam and Philippines with Royal Caribbean cruises. Inclusive of additional two bonus nights, return flights, onboard meals and more. T&Cs apply.

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Uniworld Uniworld

Up to $3,000 off tours + cruises worldwide

Valid for sailings until December 2019. Destinations include Central Europe, France, Italy, Asia, Portugal, Spain, India, Egypt and Russia. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Royal Caribbean cruises from $310

Valid for travel on select dates in 2019 - 2020 with Royal Caribbean local cruises across Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and more. Sample price is for Voyager of the Seas local cruises. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Free upgrade with Cunard cruises

Valid on select 2019 and 2020 dates. Destinations include Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Yokohama, Singapore, Hong Kong and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Up to 50% off cruises + $500 OBC

Valid on select 2019 and 2020 dates with Azamara. Destinations include Melbourne, Tasmania, Sydney, Hobart, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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Uniworld Uniworld

Free economy airfare with Europe cruises

Valid for travel between 1 March - 15 November 2020 across Europe. Other destinations include France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Russia and more. T&Cs apply.

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Royal Caribbean: Free balcony upgrade

Valid for travel for departures after 20 September 2019 with select Royal Caribbean cruises. Destinations include Singapore, New Zealand and more. T&Cs apply.

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Let's Ferry Let's Ferry

Up to 20% off Greek ferry tickets

Valid until 31 October 2019. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Christmas sale: 38% off Australia and New Zealand cruises

Valid for travel until December 2020 across Australia and New Zealand. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Auckland and more. T&Cs apply.

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G Adventures G Adventures

Up to 15% off Polar region trips

Valid for cruise on select 2020 - 2021 departures. Destinations include Antarctica, Arctic and Norway. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Up to $400 OBC with Princess Cruises

Valid for cruise on select 2019 - 2020 dates. 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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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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12 Apr 2019 Up to 35% off 2019 Mediterranean sailing tours 19G****
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5 Apr 2019 Up to 10% off Vivid Sydney Catamaran cruises ********
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    TimApril 15, 2019

    Hi! I note that the CruiseDirect is a USA site dealing in US dollars. Will they accept bookings from Australia and is there additional costs in dealing with this site as well as costs involved in the currency exchange, above the normal conversion rate to US dollars? Thank you.

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      MaiApril 16, 2019Staff

      Hi Tim,

      Thank you for reaching out.

      Yes, CruiseDirect is a US based company but they accept bookings world wide. They will only charge you for whatever the fee of your fare is plus an international surcharge which you will see before you confirm your booking. If you will pay using your card, then you may need to check with your bank the charges when you pay a booking in USD and check the conversion fee, exchange rate, etc.

      Hope this helps!

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