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Best Boxing Day cruise deals for Australians in 2024

Secure your next sailing for less, with deals from your favourite lines this December.

Ready to set sail? See the Boxing Day cruise deals

Tick a cruise off your 2024 bucket list for less with these top Boxing Day cruise bargains!

Deals worth raving about this year include:

  • $1 deposits with P&O Cruises
  • Up to 30% off launch fares + free stateroom location upgrade, free onboard credit and free speciality dining for 2 on Princess Cruises
  • Up to $800 off staterooms, up to $800 in onboard credit and up to $75% off 2nd guests on Celebrity Cruises

All the Boxing Day cruise deals for 2024

Experience OzExperience Oz

Hot deals on selected experiences

ViatorViator

As low as $29 on Australia tours, sightseeing and cruises

CruiseDirectCruiseDirect

Up to 84% off Carnival Cruises from Brisbane

Pure MilfordPure Milford

Only glass roof vessel at Piopiotahi / Milford Sound

Pure MilfordPure Milford

2-hour cruises on Gem of the Sound

Pure MilfordPure Milford

Guaranteed window seat on Fly Cruise Fly tours

Pure MilfordPure Milford

Free tea and coffee on all cruises

TourRadarTourRadar

Up to 55% off select family trips and adventures

CruiseDirectCruiseDirect

Up to 45% off Australia and New Zealand cruises

Experience OzExperience Oz

Sydney whale watching cruises from $69

MSC CruisesMSC Cruises

Up to 40% off cruises

CruiseDirectCruiseDirect

Royal Caribbean Cruises: Up to 60% off your 2nd guest plus kids sail FREE

CruiseDirectCruiseDirect

Up to 50% off Norwegian cruise line + FREE open bar, dining, and Wi-Fi

CruiseDirectCruiseDirect

Royal Caribbean Cruises: Up to 30% off plus kids sail FREE

AdrenalineAdrenaline

Australia sightseeing cruises from $109

AnyBoatAnyBoat

20-pax private harbour cruises from $315/hour

RedBalloonRedBalloon

Kid-friendly activities in Sydney starting at $45

CruiseDirectCruiseDirect

Up to 71% off international holiday cruises

UniworldUniworld

Up to $50 off your first cruise

CruiseDirectCruiseDirect

3+ nights last-minute cruises from US$89

Let's FerryLet's Ferry

Greece: Blue Star Ferries tickets from EUR€20

TourRadarTourRadar

Up to 50% off river cruises


Frequently asked questions about Boxing Day cruise sales

How do I get the best Boxing Day cruise deals?

  • Be flexible. Booking dates far in advance can help you save heaps. If you're quite flexible with travel dates, book to travel outside of school holidays and long weekends which are generally priced higher.
  • Don't cruise solo. While travelling solo and meeting new people on a cruise can add an exciting element to your trip, the cheapest cruises are twin or quadruple share.
  • Consider the deal. Cruise lines can offer deals that can be as trivial as free ice cream. Instead, look out for offers with more value such as discounts on the cruise itself, free flights and onboard credit.
  • Stay inside. Interior cabins are much cheaper than exterior ones as they don't have the luxury of windows in the room. Remember, it's not too far to go up to a deck for those panoramic ocean views.
  • Travel last minute. Cruise lines want to fill empty rooms. Those that are still unsold close to departure date often become heavily discounted, and Boxing Day is the perfect time to take advantage of the remaining summer sailings.
  • Book with a cruise line that suits your needs and travel style. Some cruises have water slides and kids clubs for young families. Others feature nightly cabaret shows and themed dinners for a more mature audience. Consult our best cruises for your needs page to ensure you're booking a cruise that's right for you.
  • Don't be loyal to a line. Not every cruise line offers the same deal on Boxing Day. Shopping around means you could score a cheaper sailing with a similar itinerary.
  • Look at the deposit and cancellation policy before you book. It's easy to get excited about an epic deal and book on the fly without considering future commitments. But before you book, see how flexible the cancellation policy is on the off chance that your plans change.

Which cruise lines are offering Boxing Day of End of Year cruise deals in 2024?

  • Carnival Cruises
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Norwegian Cruise Line

How do this year's Boxing day sales compare to previous years?

In the past we've seen cruise lines offering everything from discounted cruises and deposit fees to bonus onboard credit (OBC).

Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and Carnival Cruises have all stepped up to the mark in the past.

In previous years, Celebrity has offered up to $800 in savings, up to US$400 in OBC and up to 50% off fares for additional guests while Carnival Cruises has dropped twin share domestic cruises to $399pp.

Why should I book a cruise?

Booking a cruise for the first time is just as exciting as booking your tenth one. Cruises are a convenient way to travel because you only have to unpack once, you get to visit multiple destinations and ports without having to organise how to get from A to B, and almost everything is paid for before you step foot on the vessel. The great thing about having so many destination and cruise ship options is that you can find a cruise that suits your travel style and your desired travel route.

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