Ocean Cruises

Hong Kong or Honolulu, Buenos Aires or Boston, Amsterdam or Antarctica. No matter the city, no matter the destination, an ocean cruise will take you there.

Pack your bags and never look back, embark on an enchanting ocean cruise today to encounter a rousing new form of exploration. Whether you want a short jaunt to the South Pacific or a grand voyage across the continents, a destination intensive immersion or a socially stimulating on-board experience, there is always a cruise line and itinerary that can more than accommodate you. Take the plunge and start planning your ocean cruise vacation today.

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Ocean Cruises & Packages

16 Night Cruise + 2 Nights Hotel

Windstar - European Enchantment

Enjoy air credit, hotel stay, European cruise & transfers with Windstar Cruises. Book now before you miss out on this great package*

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Exclusive US$350 Ship Credit*

Oceania Pre-Cruise Hotel Offer

Enjoy one-night pre-cruise hotel stay with Oceania + free beverages + free dining + free shore excursions + free Wi-Fi + more*

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2nd Sailor Savings*

Virgin Voyages - Up to 80% off 2nd Sailor

Save up to 80% off the 2nd sailor in your cabin on select Virgin Voyages Med sailings + enjoy a free upgrade from Sea View to Sea Terrace*

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Enjoy up to US$1,000 Onboard Credit*

Azamara - Onboard Credit Offer

Cruise with Azamara on select 2024 and 2025 sailings and enjoy up to US$1,000 Onboard Credit per Stateroom for a limited time*

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Savings, Drinks, Ship Credit & More*

Holland America - Anniversary Sale

Cruise with Holland America and enjoy savings up to 30% + Up to US$300 Ship Credit + reduced deposits + drinks + dining and more*

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Enjoy up to US$350 Onboard Credit*

Oceania - Onboard Credit Offer

Enjoy up to US$350 onboard credit per stateroom plus simply more with Oceania cruises! Free gratuities, champagne, wine & more*

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14 Night Cruise + 4 Nights Hotel

Seabourn - Moroccan Gems & Canary Islands

Enjoy return airfare, hotel stays and cruise through Morocco & more with Seabourn with this fly/cruise package*

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Up to US$2,000 Ship Credit*

Seabourn - A Sale Beyond Event

Sail in luxury with Seabourn and enjoy a two-category suite veranda suite upgrade + Up to US$2,000 Shipboard Credit per suite*

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7 Night Cruise + 3 Nights Hotel

Windstar - Tahitian Wonders Package

Enjoy air credit, hotel stay & cruise to Papeete with Windstar Cruises + enjoy exclusive complimentary laundry service on your cruise*

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14 Night Cruise + 2 Nights Hotel

Seabourn - Grecian & Adriatic Luxury Affair

Enjoy return airfare, hotel stay and cruise through the beautiful Greek Isles with Seabourn with this fly/cruise package + exclusive US$200pp shipboard credit*

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Great Savings on select sailings*

Cunard - Bon Voyage Sale

Sail with Cunard and enjoy great savings on select 2024, 2025 and 2026 voyages + exclusive $100pp bonus discount*

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14 Night Cruise + 3 Nights Hotel

Seabourn - Celtic Whirlwind & Silver Coast Fiesta

Enjoy return airfare, hotel stays and cruise through the beautiful United Kingdom with Seabourn with this fly/cruise package + exclusive US$200pp shipboard credit*

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Suite Upgrades, Exclusive Cashback & More*

Regent - Upgrade & Explore More

Live in Luxury with Regent. Enjoy Suite upgrades, Savings + Onboard Credit on select Regent Seven Seas cruises*

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17 Night Cruise + 3 Nights Tour + 2 Nights Hotel

Windstar - Greek Isles & Gondolas Package

Enjoy air credit, hotel stays, tour & cruise to the Greek Isles with Windstar Cruises + exclusive complimentary shore excursions to the value of US$150pp*

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Up to 75% off 2nd Guest*

Celebrity - Up to 75% off the 2nd Guest

Save up to 75% off the second guest when you book a Celebrity cruise for a limited time + exclusive up to $400 discount for suite bookings over 7 nights or more*

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From 25% Single Supplement*

Explora Journeys - Solo Offer

Explora Journeys are offering from 25% single supplement on select cruises + enjoy exclusive €150 shipboard credit*

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No Single Supplement*

Ponant - Solo Offer

Ponant has made solo cruising more affordable with no single supplement available on select cabin categories and departures*.

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Single supplements from 25%*

Silversea - Solo Offer

Enjoy luxury cruising as a solo traveller onboard Silversea's exceptional ships with single fares starting from 25% + Exclusive US$300 shipboard credit*

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Sail Australia, New Zealand & the South Pacific Small Ship Style

Windstar - South Pacific Cruises

Sail around Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific to learn what small ship cruising is all about while onboard a luxurious Windstar cruise!

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One bonus hotel night*

Tauck - Exclusive Hotel Bonus

For a limited time and exclusive to Discerning Traveller, book a Tauck itinerary and enjoy one bonus hotel night*.

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€200 per person ship credit*

Ponant - Australia, NZ & Antarctica

Luxury & adventure awaits with Ponant! Cruise Australia & New Zealand & enjoy €400 ship credit*. Plus itineraries from NZ to Antarctica available!

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Free Land Programs*

Regent - Free Land Programs

Make a booking in any suite category on select cruises to enjoy an enriching and FREE 2- or 3-night pre- or post-cruise land program*

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Why your next holiday should be an Ocean Cruise

A rapidly growing market and an increasingly popular choice for avid holidaymakers across Australia, ocean cruises are fast becoming the best way to discover the world and reach exotic locales. From the beautifully designed ships and must-see itineraries to the plethora of onboard activities on every craft, there are a whole host of fantastic reasons why everyone should board at least one ocean cruise in their lifetime. Exploring the globe and learning about distant cultures can form some of the best memories in a person’s life, and an ocean cruise ship can greatly assist in enhancing that experience to phenomenal levels.

Nevertheless, you might be a little hesitant about taking the plunge to set sail on an ocean cruise. So to help clear the air, Discerning Traveller has created a list of wonderful reasons why your next dream holiday needs to be an ocean cruise! Take a look at our reasons below and find out how a cruise can make your next adventure beyond extraordinary.

Minimal plan required for an astounding trip!

Easily one of the most stress-inducing parts of organising a holiday is the logistics required for each of the various destinations in your adventure. Managing transportation, arranging quality accommodations, figuring out the best dining venues in each locale, organising a holiday can become extremely confusing and taxing.

With an ocean cruise however, the guesswork is taken out and the hardest choice a person may face is whether they want a beautiful balcony or luxurious suite! Transportation is sorted, accommodation moves with you throughout the journey, and there is often an assortment of delectable dining venues to keep you satisfied the entire trip. Enjoy a stress-free holiday free from the logistics with an ocean cruise.

Almost everything is included

Just like the previous reason, coordinating all of the components of a vacation can be additionally difficult when trying to adhere to a strict budget. Moreover, once on your trip with your friends and family, trying to stay below the budget is always harder than you think. Unforeseen expenses, impulse purchases at the local markets, buying tickets to popular events, all this and more can add up and leave you short-changed!

In comparison, your passenger fare on an ocean cruise is fairly all-inclusive. Not only does this include leisurely transportation to the destination of choice and comfortable accommodations, but travellers get access to even more! All onboard meals at a selection of dining venues, access to a variety of entertainment options and even admission into deeply relaxing facilities and outdoor pools. Certain cruise lines are also implementing complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi ship-wide, allowing guests to stay connected from afar. Through this all-encompassing list of complimentary amenities and facilities, cruises will keep you entertained, catered to, and more than satisfied for your entire journey.

Explore multiple destinations in a short amount of time

While yes, you can theoretically hop from locale to locale in a short amount of time without the benefit of a cruise ship guiding you the whole way, but why would you? Having to not only unpack and repack from your hotel room but also race back to the airport is rather unwieldy. Moreover, you rarely ever get to fully explore the destinations you actually visit as you spend most of your time just waiting.

While on a cruise ship however, you only need to unpack once since your accommodation travels with you! Flights as well are only required if you are going on an international voyage. In addition, ocean cruises, namely small ship cruises, regularly spend a decent period of time docked at port, allowing guests to explore the destination at their own pace. Finally, while non-cruising travellers are waiting at the airport or sitting uncomfortably on a plane, patrons on an ocean cruise have an abundance of space and a whole host of options to keep you busy as you glide on the seas.

Go for a little, go for a lot: the choice is yours!

Whether individuals want to go on an unforgettable voyage across the globe, or desire a simple sampler cruise just off the coast of Sydney, travellers are spoilt for choice when organising an ocean cruise. Every bucket-list destination you aspire to visit will typically have a multitude of ocean cruise lines from Cunard to Ponant that specialise in exploring that region. Moreover, there are often variations to itineraries that focus on a specific area of interest from mouth-watering food tours to stimulating wildlife jaunts. With an overabundance of options available at the tips of your fingertips, planning your next holiday with an ocean cruise is almost essential!

Sail the seas with an Ocean Cruise today!

Interested in planning your next exciting trip with an ocean cruise? Make sure to enquire here to contact Discerning Traveller today. We have a dedicated team of professionally-trained cruise consultants that endeavour to ensure that planning your voyage is simple, stress-free, and personalised to all your needs and requests. Get in touch with us now and organise your next dream adventure with ease!

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