NOW is the best time to book your next cruise.  

With international borders opening up, you don’t have to stay in Australia and wait for our government to get their act together if you want to cruise soon.

The good news is that the cruise industry has been working closely with the Australian government to resume cruise operation in Australia and we should have a start date soon!  

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…

There has been unprecedented demand for 23/24 Australian cruise season.  Bookings of over 2 years in advance might seem odd, but it’s definitely very common now.

Suites are the first category to sell out so it’s important to plan ahead.  I always take pre-registrations for upcoming cruise season releases so you’ll get the exact cabin you want, as soon as your cruise is open to agents for sale (usually before the general public).  Some people like to wait until the last minute to ‘snag a deal’, but I wouldn’t recommend doing that on a cruise that you have your heart set on.  There is a good chance you will miss the boat… literally.

how will cruising resume?

CLIA have formulated a new health framework to define cruising’s future.  Following close collaboration and consultation with expert health advisors and other industry-initiated expert groups around the world, CLIA has established a COVID-19 Member Policy that builds upon the Core Elements announced last October that commit to 100% testing of passengers and crew prior to embarkation – a travel industry first.


What about 22/23 cruises?

There are bucket list cruises that people have been planning for years that they couldn’t get on in 2020/21 or even 21/22.  They are now rebooking for 22/23 and 23/24. 

Repositioning cruises are performing extraordinarily well so far (Honolulu-Sydney being the stand out) as well as luxury brand cruises and ‘Round the World’.  Add the re-bookers on top of those who were already planning these for 22/23/24, and we have a much higher demand.  

World cruise bookings are up on previous years and Regent Seven Seas latest world cruise booked out in 3 hours!  Contact us for info, to pre-register and book for that bucket list cruise you’ve always wanted. 

Princess 22/23 Season


Over the last year I’ve kept booking for what are the next departures from Australia, currently January 22 is the earliest it will happen.  I’m not waiting, so I’m off to the USA and cruising the Mexican Riviera aboard Norwegian Bliss in November!  Inn 2022 I’m doing 30 days in the Mediterranean on 3 different ships and 3 different cruise lines.  I do have some lost cruising to make up for, after all!  

With great pricing, cruises all over the world resuming and some lost experiences to make up for, why wouldn’t you book now?

If you have a Future Cruise Credit, even if you booked direct, Deluxe Travel & Cruise can apply it to your next booking.  

It’s time to plan the future.  Cruising is back overseas, and will be here soon, bigger and better than it’s ever been. You don’t want to be the one waving from the dock.

let’s chat about YOUR NEXT CRUISE, OR 3!

Call us on 1300 797 862 or shoot us an email.  

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