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School holiday cruises and deals for 2018

Make life easier for yourself this summer by snapping up a great cruise deal.

It’s easy to get a little hot under the collar in Australia, and not just because of the climate. The school holidays can be stressful. Plus, there’s the added expense of keeping your kids busy, and if you’re a parent, you have to work out how you’re going to entertain your kids for a couple of weeks.

This is where a cruise comes in. Sanctuaries at sea, cruises are where all the entertainment is laid out for you. Australia is surrounded by more than 60 ports of call. Places like Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Darwin, Cairns and Perth are all launch ports for the cruise itineraries of world-famous cruise lines.

School holiday cruise deals

Search for your preferred destination, booking site or cruise line to see what deals are available.

Fred. Olsen Fred. Olsen

No single supplement

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

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Let's Ferry Let's Ferry

Greece: €20 passenger tickets with Blue Star Ferries

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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Let's Ferry Let's Ferry

20% off Super economy tickets

Valid on routes to Mykonos, Greece. T&Cs apply.

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Groupon Groupon

11-day European Christmas market cruise from $2,298

Valid for cruise on 10 December 2019. Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and more. T&Cs apply.

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TourRadar TourRadar

10% off Croatia sailing tours

Valid on select 2018 Croatia sailing trips with Busabout.

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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

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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Tips for cruising during school holidays

  • Be flexible. Many cruise lines offer last-minute deals on cruises, so if you’re flexible about where you want to go, booking one of these can save you money. Comparison sites like finder can also help you find the best prices.
  • Book a cruise with entertainment. If you’re cruising with your kids, look out for ships with the best kids clubs and children’s entertainment. Cruise lines offer everything from water parks to aerial assault courses now. If you don’t have little ones, keep an eye out for adults-only itineraries or ships with adults-only areas like pools or spas.
  • Look for discounts for third and fourth passengers. If you don’t mind a full room, many cruise lines discount the third and fourth passenger in a cabin by up to 50%. So if you’re travelling with young kids who don’t mind a top bunk in a room, you can save loads.


Alex Keshen

Alex takes care of the travel section here at finder.com.au. If there's a new sale on tours or cruises, discounted flights or hotels, or anything else that can be on offer, she'll fill you in.

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