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

Save up to 15%*

Hurtigruten - Black Friday Sale

For a limited time, book on select Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express cruises and save up to 15%*

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One bonus hotel night*

Tauck - Exclusive Hotel Bonus

For a limited time and exclusive to Discerning Traveller, book a 2022 Tauck itinerary and enjoy one bonus hotel night*.

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Drinks + US$1,000 ship credit*

Azamara - Season of Sailing Offer

For a limited time enjoy an included Premium Beverage Package and up to US$1,000 ship credit per stateroom on select sailings*

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Dining, drinks & more*

Holland America - Have It All Sale

Drinks, Shore Excursions, Dining and Wi-Fi are all included on your next Holland America cruise, plus enjoy bonus credit for a limited time*

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Up to $585 bonus credit*

Princess - Oceans of Offers

Bookings on select Princess cruises will enjoy bonus shipboard credit or upgrade your fare and add a drinks package and Wi-Fi*

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Fantastic luxury inclusions

Regent Seven Seas - Local Luxury Cruising

Enjoy fantastic inclusions on a range of close to home cruise itineraries including Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

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Exclusive Ship Credit*

Silversea - Exclusive Onboard Credit Offer

Make a booking on select worldwide Silversea cruises to take advantage of up to US$600 bonus shipboard credit per suite*

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Available to book NOW!

Princess Alaska 2023

Princess' 2023 Alaska cruising season is available NOW! Secure your dream cruise now with limited time $25pp deposits*.

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Cruise, tour & more*

Hurtigruten - Follow the Lights

Witness a bucket-list experience on an iconic itinerary: the Northern Lights. Includes cruise, tour & more*.

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15 nights incl. cruise, hotels & train*

Holland America - Alaska Sail, Rail and Stay package

Experience the highlights of Alaska with this fantastic inclusive package - features cruise, rail journey, hotels and more*

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€200 per stateroom ship credit*

Ponant - Australia, NZ & Antarctica

Luxury & adventure awaits with Ponant! Cruise Australia & New Zealand & enjoy €200 ship credit*. Plus itineraries from NZ to Antarctica available!

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Selling fast!

Princess - World Cruise 2023

Secure your place on Princess' 2023 World Cruise departing Australia PLUS receive bonus onboard credit and discounts*

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Newly released departures

Ponant - Kimberley Cruising

Explore the untouched wilderness of Australia's Kimberley region onboard a Ponant expedition cruise. Includes bonus shipboard credit*.

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Buy One Get One up to Half Off*

Celebrity - Always Included

Enjoy great extras on your next Celebrity cruise - drinks, Wi-Fi, service charges, up to half off the 2nd guest*!

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Fly, stay and cruise package*

Windstar - Dreaming of Tahiti Package

Enjoy included flights*, transfers, accommodation & 7 night cruise through the stunning French Polynesian islands aboard Windstar's Wind Spirit.

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Single supplements from 110%*

Silversea - Single Occupancy Offer

Enjoy luxury cruising as a solo traveller onboard Silversea's exceptional ships with single fares starting from 110%*. Available on select departures only.

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No Single Supplement*

Ponant - No Single Supplement Offer

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

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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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Single Supplements from 110%*

Regent - Single Supplement Special

Regent Seven Seas makes cruising in luxury as a solo traveller so much easier! Enjoy reduced single supplements from as little as 110%* on select departures.

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Shore Excursions, Drinks or Credit*

Oceania - OLife Choice Offer

Enjoy FREE internet plus select from one of FREE shore excursion, FREE Drinks or FREE shipboard credit on select Oceania cruises*.

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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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