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School holiday cruise deals for 2022

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

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It can be hard to organise a 2-week itinerary for the school holidays to keep your little ones busy and active.

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.


Up to $1,500 off 2022 cruises

Expires 31 Jul 2022
Available on select Europe cruises including Vienna, Paris, Milan, Zurich, Budapest and more. T&Cs apply.

Up to $100 OBC + 50% off deposits on cruises

Verified 5 days ago Expires 4 Jul 2022
Available on select travel dates from 2022 – 2024. Destinations include Hobart, Moreton Island, Sydney, Noumea, Cairns, Port Douglas and more. T&Cs apply.

Up to 71% off holiday cruises

Available on select cruises in 2022–2024 with Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruises, MSC cruises and more. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Singapore, Caribbean, Bahamas and more.

Up to $400 OBC worldwide cruises

Expires 31 Aug 2022
Available on select cruises from 2022–2023 on destinations including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Alaska, Europe and more. T&Cs apply.

3+ nights last-minute cruises from US$89

Available on select travel dates with Royal Caribbean, MSC Cruises, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and more. Sample rate is for a 3-night Bahamas cruise with Carnival Cruises. Destinations include Australia, Japan, Vietnam, Italy, Alaska and more. T&Cs apply.

Australia sightseeing cruises from $35

Available on select travel dates until 2022, including Easter and School Holidays. Activities include whale watching, dolphin watching, lunch cruises, sunset cruises in Sydney, Cairns, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth, Melbourne and more.

Up to 45% off Australia and New Zealand cruises

Available on select dates in 2022–2023 with Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line and more. Sample rate is for a 3-night cruise with Carnival Cruises.

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.
  • 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. 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.

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