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About us


Cruise Sale Finder is the go-to site for all Australians seeking cruises - be they cheap cruises, luxury cruises, river cruises, last-minute cruise deals or any other kind of shipboard holiday. Like our marsupial mascots Merl and Pearl, we are always on the hunt for a good price and a fantastic itinerary.


Since our business launched in 2008 as Cruise Republic, we have helped 220,000 people find a cruise and embark on their dream holiday. This isn’t only good news for them, it’s great for you too - bulk bookings give us the buying power to negotiate the best deals. It also means we’ve had plenty of time to perfect a simple and efficient booking engine which offers our customers uncompromising accuracy in handling important travel reservations.


Koalas and technology aside, there’s a human element at the heart of Cruise Sale Finder. Our team are professional, friendly and passionate about cruising - our vast combined cruising experience covers Australia, the South Pacific, New Zealand, Alaska, Asia, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. Cruise Republic Ltd is a proud member of the Cruise Lines International Association - Australasia (CLIA). Head on over to our home page to find a cruise that fits the bill.




Meet our cruise specialists


Ryan General Manager

Favourite ship: Pacific Princess
Favourite destination: Mazatlan, Mexico
Best cruise tip: Your cabin steward is the most important crew member on the cruise. Look after them, and they will help make your cruise a very memorable experience.

I was employed as the District Sales Manager for Carnival Australia, based in NZ, before setting up Cruises Online, now Cruise Republic, (the owners of this website) in 2008. I am passionate about cruising and have enjoyed many voyages to and around destinations such as Alaska, Mexico, South Pacific and New Zealand. I have cruised on Pacific Dawn, Pacific Jewel, Pacific Pearl, Pacific Sun, Pacific Star, Sun Princess, Golden Princess, Pacific Princess, Royal Princess, Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Silhouette, Voyager of the Seas, Carnival Spirit and Carnival Pride.


Kirsty Australia Manager

Favourite ship: Celebrity Solstice
Favourite destination: Croatia & Turkey
Best cruise tip: Check out which ports are famous for what souvenir so you don't purchase everything at the first port of call. Leave plenty of room in your suitcase read more...

I have worked in travel since 2003 after living abroad in New York, Calgary and London. I took 5 months off in 2009 to travel around Africa, Spain, Turkey and Croatia. Cruising is an awesome way to travel and I love seeing the growth as more and more Australians & Kiwis get to experience the wonder of "unpacking once" and not lifting a finger for the whole holiday!


Sarah New Zealand Manager

Favourite ship: Queen Mary 2
Favourite destination: Los Angeles and Las Vegas
Best cruise tip: Although cruising is a cashless society it is always a good idea to take some small amounts of local currencies to make purchases when you are ashore.

I love cruising! It is a great way to see the world and make new friends. I have travelled to Western, Southern and Eastern Caribbean, the Mediterranean, South Pacific, New Zealand and Mexico. All of them have been fantastic trips. I enjoy being able to unpack once, being surrounded by friendly staff from all over the world and being able to see several destinations in one trip.


Josina Groups Manager

Favourite ship: Celebrity Cruises
Favourite destination: Croatia/New York
Best cruise tip: Cruises are a great way to meet new people, so make sure you sit at a large table, even if you have 'Anytime Dining' and join in on the fun.

I have been working in the Cruise/ Travel Industry for almost 10 years now. I worked in the UK on and off for 4 years, as well as Australia and New Zealand. I have been able to go on many International ships and sell some amazing Cruise holiday packages to destinations such as Alaska, Caribbean and the Mediterranean. Apart from my cruise experience I have also traveled around Europe, United States, New Zealand, Australia, South Pacific and Asia. I have enjoyed visiting many great cities and ports.


Verity Team Leader

Favourite ship: Celebrity Solstice
Favourite destination: NYC
Best cruise tip: If possible, fly in the day before the cruise departs to extend your holiday and avoid any potential flight delays/traffic that may cause any read more...

I decided to make the move into the travel industry after catching the travel bug following two trips to Europe and one to the USA and was working as a retail travel agent for the past 2 years before moving into cruising! I have mainly done land holidays in past, however I believe cruises are the perfect mix of doing as much or as little as you like while you sail!


Alexandrea Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Queen Mary 2
Favourite destination: Greece
Best cruise tip: Make sure to book early if you’re wanting to take the family away over the school holidays – you don’t want to miss out and the ships fill up fast!

I made the move to the cruising industry after completing my studies in Travel & Tourism. I always loved the idea of Cruising as you get to see so many different places and only have to unpack once! I have travelled throughout New Zealand, Australia and the beautiful South Pacific Islands.


Amy Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Explorer of the Seas
Favourite destination: Cambodia
Best cruise tip: If you plan on spending any down time in your room away from the cruising social scene, book a balcony cabin and take in the ocean views!

I love travel and have been working within the tourism industry for the past 5 years! Cruising is a great way to travel if you have never been overseas, have a family and children to occupy or even if you're just looking to relax and only unpack once. There are so many great ships there really is something for everyone!

Amy Mc

Amy Mc Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Crown Princess
Favourite destination: Venice
Best cruise tip: Get to know the crew onboard your ship especially the Bar Staff. They are the people who know all the best places to visit in the ports of call and read more...

I love to travel and have been lucky enough to see most of the world during 12 years working for Princess Cruises as Food and Beverage Manager. I have a passion for cruising and believe its the best way to go on holiday as you only need to unpack once and you can do as much or as little as you like with your time onboard.


Ashleigh Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Celebrity Solstice
Favourite destination: Tokyo
Best cruise tip: Order everything! With so much food to choose from, it can be a great opportunity to try things that you ordinarily wouldn't choose from a menu. As so read more...

I'm new to the cruise industry, but travel is definitely something close to my heart! Last year I spent time in the UK, as well as Tokyo, Paris and Shanghai, but I still have a long list of places I'd like to visit. Cruising is the perfect way to make your journey between destinations as memorable and enjoyable as the time you spend in new cities, and I'm looking forward to helping you create the perfect trip.


Cameron Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Diamond Princess & Voyager of the Seas
Favourite destination: Germany / Croatia
Best cruise tip: Pre-book Drinks Packages and Shore Tours when possible to make the most of your enjoyment onboard.

I've been involved in the travel industry for 3 years now, after catching the travel bug while I was overseas in Europe I decided this was the industry I was most passionate about and wanted to focus on. After doing a lot of cruises for my customers I decided this was an area I wanted to focus on as I think it's a great way to travel and see a number of different destinations and cultures in one trip and with only having to unpack just ONCE! In my travels I have been to USA, England, Majority of Europe, Doha, Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau, and Fiji.


Casey Cruise Consultant (Groups Division)

Favourite destination: Los Angeles
Best cruise tip: Make sure you check out shore tours provided by the cruise lines. These tours are a great way to make the most of the time you have at each port read more...

New to the travel industry this year.. excited to be working in cruise! I love to travel and have enjoyed travelling far from home to America where I traveled to California and Minnesota as well a little closer to home on my trip to Australia where I visited Gold Coast and Sydney. It was on this trip to Australia when I realized travel would be an awesome industry for me to get into. I cant wait to help others plan to see the world in what I think is the most convenient way..Cruising! Its a great way to get the most out of your holiday without the stress of having to go on multiple flights and check in to multiple hotels. One check in, one room, multiple destinations!


Claire Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Dawn Princess
Favourite destination: South Africa and Canada
Best cruise tip: Take time to explore on board as there are so many exciting things to see and do while at sea.

I got into the travel industry straight after university, working for Qantas Airways Ltd. Then I decided to see the world myself and travelled to Tahiti, Canada and South Africa. I am very passionate about travel and I think cruising is a great way to see a number of different destinations.


Danni Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Celebrity Solstice
Favourite destination: Italy and Croatia
Best cruise tip: As there are so many cruise lines to choose from be sure to have a chat with your cruise specialist to find the most suitable ship to match the read more...

New to the travel industry I have always had a driving passion to travel and explore the many destinations our world has to offer. In the past 5 years I have had the pleasure of traveling through out Europe and Asia and realised working in travel is the only place to be. I love talking to people and helping them make their dream holiday come true. What better way to see the sights and relax than on a cruise full of wonderful facilities and fabulous staff that will take care of your every need.


Hayley Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Radiance of the Seas
Favourite destination: Alaska
Best cruise tip: Check what currency and power points are used on the ships. They can vary from cruise line to cruise line.

I have been working in the travel industry for 2 years now after spending many years in Hospitality I decided it was time for a change and I have not looked back since. I worked in corporate travel before deciding to pursue something a bit more relaxed. I have travelled to many exciting destinations including Alaska, Vancouver, Singapore and Seattle. On every trip I do I manage to fit a cruise in, they are such a great way to see some different places that may not necessarily be on your list. I am happy to be combining my career and my passion.

Jess C

Jess C Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Celebrity Solstice
Favourite destination: South Pacific
Best cruise tip: If you want an early dining time or my time dining make sure to book well in advance.

I always loved travel and after going on my first cruise with Carnival and traveling through Europe I decided to study travel and was lucky enough to come and work for Cruise Sale Finder. After getting the experience to go on a cruise I definitely recommend going on one especially if you want a stress free holiday where you can relax whilst on the journey to your destination and is a brilliant way to get to see the world on a budget.


Michael Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Oasis of the seas
Favourite destination: Austria
Best cruise tip: While the shows do vary from ship to ship, they are almost always really good and very entertaining. You may even have the opportunity to see a big read more...

I kicked started my career in travel at the age of sixteen back in Ireland. Working in the industry these last 9 years has allowed me to experience different cultures. I have travelled North America, The Caribbean, Europe, Asia and The middle east and my passion has lead me to Australia to continue working in the industry. I believe travel is the only thing you buy, that makes you richer. Cruises are the way forward, travelling in comfort and waking up in a new destination everyday, it doesn't get any better than that!


Shay Cruise Consultant

Favourite ship: Azamara Quest
Favourite destination: South Africa, India, Thailand
Best cruise tip: If you can pre-reserve any activities/dining, do so! Spaces are limited! If you cannot before sailing, once onboard, make sure you get in early to read more...

I actually stumbled into the travel industry by pure chance and now absolutely loving it! Im originally from South Africa, so to me Africa is definitely one of best places to travel, especially if you are into wildlife! I love the idea that cruising allows me to experience so many different destinations without all the stress!


Jesika Junior Cruise Consultant

Favourite ship: Azamara Quest
Favourite destination: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Best cruise tip: You are not limited to one of each appetizer, entree and dessert in the main dining room. You can order two entrees or three desserts if you choose. read more...

I have been in the travel industry for the last 6 years, recently taking off two months to travel around the UK and Europe! I think this is a great industry to be involved in, everyday is different as every destination. I think cruising is a great way to see the world - one check in, one hotel room and many different sights to see with something special out there for everyone


Jordan Affiliate Partnership Manager

Favourite ship: Celebrity Solstice
Favourite destination: Fiji
Best cruise tip: Book on decks 6-8 as close as you can to the centre of the ship and pay the little bit extra for a balcony..worth it every time :)

I have been in the travel industry now for over 6 years after stints living abroad in England, Spain, Mexico and Argentina. I took 10 months over 2009/2010 to fulfil a life-long dream and travelled throughout South America. Cruising is a great way to travel with family, a group of friends or your partner for a relaxing getaway and the best thing I like about it is I only have to unpack once and I still get to see all these amazing places!!