Set your alarm clock because cruise week is just hours away! Starting on Monday 7 September and running for seven whole days, you can get incredible savings on cruises.
Whether you’re booking your first cruise or your fiftieth, CLIA Cruise Week 2015 is the chance to get the deal you’ve been dreaming about.
The week is organised by CLIA Australasia (Cruise Lines International Association), the world’s largest cruising association. More than 60 of the biggest cruise lines are members of the CLIA, as well as cruise agencies. Here at Ozcruising, we're excited to be once again taking part and giving holidaymakers the chance to get the best prices for the upcoming cruise season.
Top deals on Australia’s favourite cruise lines
So what you should you look for this CLIA Cruise Week? Will it be a short fun-packed cruise to Queensland coast or a serene break amongst the South Pacific islands? With so many deals on offer from Australia’s favourite cruise lines, the choice is yours.
The 2015-16 cruise season is set to be a record-breaker, with more ships than ever before sailing from Australian shores. Add the bonus of some sizzling hot bargains, and there’s never been a better time to take a cruise holiday.
P&O Australia’s fleet of five ships will meet in Sydney Harbour on 25 November, with the new Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden sure to turn some heads. P&O Australia alone will feature 250 cruises from eight homeports during the upcoming season.
Not to be outdone, Royal Caribbean is also gearing up for its biggest ever season in Australia, with a 50 per cent increase in local capacity. And next month Princess Cruises welcomes its fifth ship, Golden Princess, to its fleet Down Under. Meanwhile, Carnival Cruise Lines Australia has just revamped Carnival Spirit ready for another bumper season of fun and adventure for Aussie holidaymakers.
With so many exciting things to come, CLIA Cruise Week is your chance to be part of the biggest cruise season yet!
Get an unbelievable deal
Start by checking out the sales. A huge number of cruise lines will be offering special deals and exclusive discounts during CLIA Cruise Week, including P&O Australia, Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines Australia, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, Star Cruises and more.
These cruise lines will be offering discounted prices, reduced deposits, onboard credits and other inclusions.
As a CLIA-affiliated agency, Ozcruising will have details of special deals. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for all the latest deals as they happen. And be sure to sign up for our email newsletter so you can get them straight to your inbox!
Compare your favourite cruises
Because the cruise lines are offering their best deals at the same time, from 7-14 September, it’s never been easier to compare and select the right cruise for you.
Choose your favourite cruise line, whether that’s P&O Australia, Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises or Carnival Cruise Lines Australia, and find out what’s on offer during CLIA Cruise Week.
Try somewhere new
CLIA Cruise Week is a fantastic opportunity to consider places that weren’t already on your must-cruise list. Wondering what all the fuss is about in the South Pacific islands or Asian destinations? With the amazing deals on offer, this is your chance to find out for yourself!
The trick is to be flexible when looking at the cruise deals. If you have some dates in mind but don’t mind where you go, why not be adventurous and try something new? Maybe there are spots in Australia and New Zealand you've always wanted to visit, like the stunning southern coastline or top end. You can be sure that P&O Australia, Carnival Cruise Lines Australia, Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises will give you a cruise experience to remember. And with prices so low, you won't be able to resist.
First-time cruisers, now's the time to book!
If you’ve been thinking about booking your first cruise, Cruise Week is the perfect time to bite the bullet. The upcoming cruise season sees more ships sailing from more ports on your doorstep. There are more itineraries ranging from short getaways to longer cruises, and more destinations including new stops in Asia and Australia, as well as the much-loved Pacific Islands and New Zealand sailings.
Cruising already offers excellent holiday value. Add in the Cruise Week deals and specials, and there’s no better time to find out why so many Australians choose to cruise.
Go on, treat yourself
Always wanted to try a luxury suite onboard Princess Cruises or Royal Caribbean? Been dreaming about a longer cruise with P&O Australia or Carnival Cruises? CLIA Cruise Week opens the door to new cruise experiences and makes them more affordable than ever.
Why stop at one cruise?
Regular cruises can take the opportunity to book multiple cruises while the prices are low. Add a short cruise break to your longer cruise holiday and experience somewhere new. Or try out one of the new ships with P&O Cruises or Princess Cruises. You might love it so much that you book your long cruise with them next time!
Great savings for groups and families
CLIA Cruise Week is the ideal time to book a group or family cruise too. P&O Australia, Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises and Carnival Cruise Lines Australia all offer incredible onboard activities for the whole family, including complimentary kids' clubs. With great savings, this week makes it more affordable than ever to get the whole clan on board for the trip of a lifetime.
If you’ve got a big celebration coming up, why not get some friends together for a themed cruise? Enjoy a few days filled with great food, wine, laughter and fun.
Talk to our consultants
Not sure which is the best deal for you? Our friendly Ozcruising consultants are ready to help you. As award-winning cruise experts, they have the know-how to help you book the perfect cruise holiday – right down to which cabin you should book.
Start preparing now by researching your favourite ships and destinations, so you’re ready to move fast this CLIA Cruise Week. Happy cruising!