October is a special month for cruisers and prospective cruisers: the official Plan a Cruise Month organised by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) across the globe. Starting on the 1st of October, the Australasian cruise month will be an extravaganza of deals, promotions and more during which cruising will be highlighted to newbies and seasoned passengers alike. Replacing the Cruise Week of previous years, this is bigger and better than ever before.
If you're already on board, this month can help you to talk up cruising to your reluctant friends and relatives, or find a stellar bargain amongst the many on offer during the four weeks. Those who are just deciding whether to dip their toes into the cruising pool can also get a great deal to make their debut less scary, and find out more about the various types and styles of cruise through the resources offered.
Cruise line deals and themes
The many CLIA member lines, which include the majority of those sailing regularly from Australia
, will release special offers during the month of October to entice prospective passengers to plan a cruise. They will be available from CLIA-certified cruise agents such as Cruise Sale Finder
, and will be built around four weekly themes to showcase different styles and types of cruise.
The first theme is luxury and expedition cruising, focusing on those small ships with big personalities and and unbelievable creature comforts which can take passengers to some amazing and more intimate ports. Find out more about some of our favourite luxury cruises here!
Next is river cruising, an exciting and destination-focused style of cruise available on the liquid highways of Australia, Europe and other continents. Read a river cruise review to find out more!
The third theme is a classic, and one that many are familiar with: cruising from Australia and New Zealand. What could be a more convenient holiday?
Finally, cruise month will focus on international cruising - a great opportunity for those who have sailed locally to try something new and different. Be inspired with these iconic destinations around the globe.
This is the month to book your next cruise, so keep an eye on our Australia cruise deals
and start dreaming of where you might head to. Happy cruise month!