Thinking About a Cruise? Explore the Top Cruise Deals for 2024-25

By Sue Wallace

Viking Aton cruises down the Nile River
Viking Aton cruises down the Nile River
Considering cruising in the next few years? Here are some enticing cruise specials and great deals that are sure to inspire you to start planning your dream holiday.

Book ahead to snaffle great cruise discounts whether you want to take to the high seas, discover the unexpected on an expedition journey or lap up the magnificent scenery around every river bend. 

Viking’s Ocean and River Specials

Viking’s 10-Day Portugal River of Gold journey from Lisbon to Porto is priced from $6,795 per person and includes economy flights on 2025 and 2026 river journeys to Europe if booked before 28 March 2024.

Lisbon is known for its trending galleries and restaurants and Porto for its beautiful cellars, traditional Portuguese delicacies and fado music performances. 

This cruise tour includes a hotel stay in Lisbon and the added bonus of a visit across the border into Spain.

Morning view of Amalfi cityscape on coast line of mediterranean sea, Italy
Morning view of Amalfi cityscape on coast line of mediterranean sea, Italy

Malta, Morocco and the Mediterranean 

Viking’s 16-Day Malta, Morocco and the Mediterranean roundtrip from Barcelona, visits historic cities and scenic treasures. Priced from $11,995 – guests receive up to $3,000 flight credit per couple on 2025 and 2026 ocean voyages if booked before 28 March 2024.

 It includes scenic Marseille and elegant Corsica, the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, France’s great emperor. Also, the UNESCO city of Valletta and visits to the ancient North African cities of Algiers, Tunis and Casablanca. Andalucian treasures in Seville, famed for its rhythmic flamenco, and the mighty Alhambra palace of Granada are highlights. 

The Merlion Statue in Marina Bay, Singapore.
The Merlion Statue in Marina Bay, Singapore.

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Diverse and Longer Options

New autumn and winter 2025-2026 voyages are on offer with destinations including the Caribbean, South America, Africa and Asia.

The cruise line kicks off its Asia season with an 11-day cruise from Tokyo to Incheon on Norwegian Sun on November 3, 2025.

From December 2025 – March 2026, Norwegian Sun will offer 11- and 15-day cruises through Southeast Asia with several embarkation ports – Singapore, Laem Chabang, and Keelung. A four-day cruise from January 21 to January 25, 2025, from Singapore return is reduced from $6000 to $3039 for a suite.

There is also up to 50 per cent off a 7-Day Greek Isles: Santorini, Rhodes & Istanbul cruise with a Free Beverage Package and Free Specialty Dining Package on Norwegian VIVA from Athens on August 17, 2025, priced from $3001 per person.

Cunard Cooks Up a Summer Sale

Cunard is offering a reduced 5 per cent deposit on selected 2025 voyages including the third annual Great Australian Culinary Voyage, which is part of the Grand Summer Sale.

Celebrity chef and restaurateur, Matt Moran will be joined by food stars, Julie Goodwin, Nornie Bero, Darren Purchese and Katie Spain, who will serve up culinary excellence through engaging activities. It will set sail from Sydney on February 6 to the 11 2025. Offer available until 29 March 2024 – fares start from $1,349 per person in a twin share Inside Stateroom.

Oceania Cruises Single Supplement Offer  

Solo travellers can plan a dream vacation, reserving staterooms with Oceania Cruises’ specially reduced single supplement of up to 50 per cent for select categories, in addition to the Simply MORE offer which includes: free gratuities, free shore excursions, free champagne, wine, free Gourmet Specialty Dining and Free unlimited Wi-Fi. Offer expires 2 April 2024. This offer applies to 75 cruises,

Scenic Spirit, Tan Chau, Vietnam
Scenic Spirit exploring Tan Chau, Vietnam

Super Early Bird Offers and Early Bird Offers at Scenic

Scenic is offering a selection of 2025 cruises that can be booked at 2024 prices, including some river cruises of 11 days or more, excluding Portugal, if booked before March 13, 2024. Economy flights are included plus savings of $800 per person.

Specials also include a savings of $500 per person on selected 10-day Europe River cruises and 11 day Portugal river cruises.

The 15- day Romantic Rhine and Roselle Cruise from April 21 – May 5, 2025, offers a super early bird fare of $8095 per person including flights and $800 discount.

Hurtigruten’s Specials

Hurtigruten is offering savings of up to $2,000 on selected North Cape Express voyages on the newly refurbished MS Trollfjord in 2024/2025 on bookings made on or before 31 March 2024.

Passengers can save up to $1300 per person twin share on select Svalbard Express voyages between 4 May 2024 through to 21 September 2024.

Also $2000 per person twin share on North Cape Express voyages between 19 December 2024 and 8 April 2025.

The cruises visit some of Norway’s most picturesque cites, coastal communities and scenic ports with highlights including the stunning Northern Lights and Midnight Sun.

Even better, during the Aurora season, if the Northern Lights don’t appear within sight of your ship on any voyage of 11 days or more, Hurtigruten will give you another 6 or 7-day voyage free of charge.

Thinking or other expedition cruises? Hurtigruten will cover the cost of international flights to Antarctica, Iceland and Greenland expeditions and there is a 20 per cent saving on the Northwest Passage, Galapagos Islands, Svalbard, Alaska, and the British Isles, if you book by 31 March 2024 plus there’s a bonus 200-euro onboard credit.


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