NOW is the best time to book your next cruise.
The long answer? We don’t know 100% when cruising will resume. It all depends on the Australian government allowing cruise ships back into Australia and then opening up international borders. One thing we know for sure is the overwhelming majority of our cruisers would get on a ship tomorrow if they could!
The good news is that the cruise industry has been working closely with the Australian government to resume cruise operation in Australia. Most likely we’ll be seeing domestic cruises resuming first, then international cruises from Australia within a South Pacific ‘bubble’.
Each day that passes, we’re getting closer to an announcement and when that happens, bookings will go through the roof. We all know that demand drives price so you can guess what will happen when demand is up…
It’s likely that ships will have reduced capacity for the 21/22 season which will also put pressure on demand and pricing once we have confirmation of resumption. At the moment most pricing is based on ships sailing at capacity so it makes sense to lock in the current fares.
Most cruise lines have reduced deposits at the moment as well as ‘Cruise with Confidence’ policies protecting your deposits and final payments. Cruise line policies with Australian departures in 21/22 can be viewed here.