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The cruise industry in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific is booming, which means plenty of choices for the cruise-addicted denizens of Down Under. It also brings with it that age-old dilemma: Where should I go on holiday? Along with that other concern: How do I find the best deal? That's where Cruise Sale Finder can step in to help - the clue is in the name! Find out how we can help you track down the best possible cruise in five easy steps.

1 . Find your cruise style

If you have no clue which cruise would suit you, our Cruise Personality Quiz is a good place to start. Answer a few small questions to find out what your holiday vibe might be, and then consult the different categories to get an idea of the cruise line to fit with your style.

Of course, most cruise lines will have something to offer any type of personality - but this is as good a place to begin as any, especially for newbie cruisers!



2 . Get started

Our homepage is a great place to begin your quest to find a cruise.  The week's top cruise deals are easily visible, with itineraries, prices, the names of ships and all the information you might need available at a glance. If your plans are flexible, these deals are a great inspiration.

For those cruise seekers with something more specific in mind, be it a place or a vessel, there are easy lists showing cruises by departure port, cruise line, departure date and ship, with the most popular ones at the top. These are found right at the top of the page, and the drop-down lists make it simple to find your cruise. If you have a more vague idea of a destination you would like to visit, you'll see those at the bottom of the page, with photos to get you dreaming of oceans near and far. Click through to see all the options for that particular category.

cruising in the South Pacific

3 . Narrow your options down

Often finding the perfect cruise has a lot to do with dates and dream destinations! When do you have holidays? When is the best time of year to get away? Do you want to bring the kids or avoid school holidays altogether? Where do you just have to go this year?

Once you have whittled down the list, you can pinpoint the exact itinerary to suit you. Along the top of several of the pages are drop-down lists where you can add another category to your search (month, preferred departure port, favourite ship line, price, etc.), and there are also filters down the left-hand side of the page which allow you to cut it down as you see fit. .

Cruise Sale Finder's helpful filters allow you to save time when finding a cruise. The quest becomes a lot easier when you can narrow it down to a list of itineraries that fit your requirements for date, ship and destination so there's no need to trawl through pages of irrelevant options.



4 . Seek knowledge

Finding all the best options for your cruise holiday is one thing, but knowing how to choose between them is another kettle of fish. Cruise Sale Finder has a range of information to help you with the decision. At the top of the page for cruise from a particular port you will find an overview of that port, the city it serves and the facilities you can expect. The same is available for cruise lines - the page gives a concise and helpful rundown of the company and what they offer.

Perhaps the most useful source of information is in the reviews section of Cruise Sale Finder. Click on the "Reviews" tab at the top of the page and you can search for advice and experiences written by past customers - good, bad, helpful: it's all there.



5 . If all else fails, find a cheap cruise

You'll find a range of Australian cruises on sale if you venture over to the Major Sale page. These include all special promotions by the cruise lines as well as some exclusive to Cruise Sale Finder, and can entail free extras like onboard credit, discounts and package deals. The page can be quite a mixed bag, but it's always a good idea to swing by there first to see if you can find a cruise which suits and pick up a bargain in the process.

If you are a spontaneous kind of cruiser, you'll want to know about the Last Minute Cruises sale. This one never expires, but is continually updated with cruises departing within the next few months. Keep an eye on this page, and if you're flexible with your plans you could get an amazing deal!



Best wishes in your endeavours to find a cruise for your next getaway!

Written By: Sarah Glover, Content Editor of Cruise Sale Finder

I have enjoyed visiting as much of the world as possible over the years. Europe and the Mediterranean are personal favourites, but there is so much to see very close to our little Australasian corner of the globe- one of my top travel experiences was snorkeling with tropical fish and turtles in New Caledonia! Cruising is a fantastic way to see it all, and we hope to make booking a cruise easier for both first-timers and old salts. From ship tips to destination news and views, we will keep you up-to-date. Happy cruising!

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