2016 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.
13 places to find cheap cruises online
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?
- Flight Centre
- 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
- Webjet – Webjet scours the internet for offers from different cruise companies and allows you to book the best one for you
- CheapAir – An international travel agent and comparison resource for flights, hotels, car rental and cruises
- Helloworld – HelloWorld compares cruises to Australia, New Zealand, Alaska, Asia, the Mediterranean and the South Pacific
- 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, Webjet, 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:
Cruise from $98 per person: 3-day P&O sale
Valid on select P&O Cruises booked before 26 January. Sample fares include a 2-night cruise from Sydney-Melbourne for $98, 2-night cruise from Melbourne-Adelaide for $149 and a 3-night cruise from Sydney for $248.
Up to 80% off top cruise lines
Enjoy up to 80% off top cruise lines with Norweigian Cruise Line, Costa, Royal Caribbean cruises and more at Cruise Direct. Conditions apply
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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.
Fred. Olsen's Cruise Sale + freebies and more
Enjoy big savings, freebies and more when you book a cruise during Fred. Olsen's Cruise Sale.
$1 deposits with P&O + free drinks package
Valid on cruises departing between 1 March 2017 and 31 January 2018. Cruises longer than seven nights will get a free premium beverage package. Cruises less than seven nights will get a free soft drinks package.
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.