6 sites to book layby cruises online

Pay for your next holiday with interest-free payment options that will lead you straight into smooth sailings.

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Find yourself booking your next cruise sooner than you think with these sites offering layby cruises with interest-free options and payment plans.

Each company has its perks for booking interest-free cruises such as flexibility with payments, low deposits or no deposits and cruises available for financing that are as low as $999.

Keep in mind that as with any other loan or credit product, you could be paying interest and/or additional fees if you can't make timely payments.


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3. P&O Cruises

Discover a new destination with P&O Cruises with flexible payment plans on trips around Australia and the South Pacific Islands.

  • Take advantage of P&O's 3-day booking hold.
  • Weekly, fortnightly, and monthly payment plans available to suit your budget.
  • Payments can also be made through EZ Pay via a monthly payment plan.
  • Minimum deposits vary with each cruise option, and will depend on route and duration.

Go to the P&O Cruises website

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1. Flight Centre

Book your next cruise with one of Australia's most-trusted travel booking sites, Flight Centre, and make interest-free payments with flexible payment plans.

  • Weekly, fortnightly and monthly payments options are available.
  • Interest-free financing available on cruises as low as $999.
  • Book last minute or in advance.

Go to the Flight Centre website

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2. MyCruises

MyCruises has been providing exceptional service and value for money since 2015. Offering a wide range of river, ocean, expedition or boutique cruises, you're sure to find a trip to suit you.

  • Low deposits of $200pp on over 20 cruises to anywhere from Alaska to the Greek Islands.
  • Book any cruise with a 0% interest free policy. Minimal payments and a $99 annual fee apply. Outstanding balances after the interest-free period will incur fees.
  • $100 price beat guarantee on its fares.

Go to the MyCruises website

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4. CruiseAway

Have unlimited cruise options available to you through CruiseAway without having to worry about paying entirely upfront.

  • Pay an initial deposit as low as $100, with sales sometimes discounting that further. Final payment for the cruise is due at least 65 days before you sail, but that could be longer depending on the cruise line.
  • Cruise doesn't need to be paid in full until 65 days prior to departure.
  • Payment plans available.

Go to the CruiseAway website

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5. Contiki

A sailing holiday with Contiki is at your fingertips with the option to get your next trip as soon as a sale drops, even if you don't have the cash upfront.

  • No deposit necessary.
  • With ZipPay for your holiday under $1,000 in $40/month interest-free instalments plus a $6 monthly account fee. If you can't pay, a late fee will be charged.
  • With ZipMoney, pay your $1,000 or more holiday off from $40/month interest-free for the first six months plus up to a $99 establishment fee. Any remaining balance after six months will be charged interest.

Go to the Contiki website

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6. G Adventures

With flexible payment options and Lifetime deposits, G Adventures makes sure that you can always have an adventure lined up.

  • Only a $250 deposit is required when you initially book.
  • Take your time making payments up until 60 days prior to departure.
  • Lifetime deposits mean that you never lose your initial deposit even if you change your trip dates.

Go to the G Adventures website

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Which lines offer layby cruises from Sydney?

  • P&O Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Carnival Cruises
  • Princess Cruises

Which lines offer layby cruises from Brisbane?

  • P&O Cruises
  • Princess Cruises

Which lines offer layby cruises from Melbourne?

  • P&O Cruises
  • Princess Cruises

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