Cruises: Deals on cruise holidays & mini cruises in 2017/2018

Welcome to your one-stop-shop for all things cruises. Here, you will find not only the latest cruise deals for 2017/2018, but also last minute cruise offers for 2016, plus details on the top cruise companies, the different types of cruises available, and even some of the most popular cruises destinations to whet your travel appetite.

Latest cruise deals for 2017/2018

For the very latest cruise deals, cruise discounts and sale offers from leading cruise companies, you have come to the right place. Read on the see our complete collection of online offers from big names including Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, P&O Cruises, and more.

  • Save on cruises in 2017 in the Princess Cruises sale
  • Book 7 nights cruise from £499 per person
  • Travel before 31st December 2017 (inclusive)

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  • Save 9% on summer 2017 cruises when you book online
  • Online discount offer applies to fly cruises
  • Travel between 1st May & 31st Oct 2017 (inclusive)

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  • Book summer 2016 cruise deals from £459 per person
  • Prices based cruise only with 2 adults sharing
  • Filter cruise deals by destination, ship, month & more
  • Check out top deals on ocean & river cruises from Titan Travel
  • Book early & online for the best prices on cruises
  • Plus the Titan Travel VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Pay just 5% early booking deposit on cruises in 2018
  • Book cruises to Europe, Alaska, Caribbean, Canada & USA
  • Travel between 1st Jan & 31st Dec 2018 (inclusive)

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  • Pay just 5% early booking deposit on 2017 cruises
  • Low deposits available on cruises to Europe in 2017
  • Travel before 31st December 2017 (inclusive)

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  • Save on 2017 cruises with the latest Fred Olsen deals
  • Cruises available in Europe, Americas, Africa & Asia
  • Filter cruise deals by destination, duration, ship & more
  • Explore the latest deals & special offers from P&O Cruises
  • Look out for early booking discounts for 2017/2018
  • Destination specific deals are also available
  • Get all inclusive upgrades on ALL cruises for summer 2017
  • Book online with Thomson to receive the FREE upgrade
  • Travel between 1st May & 31st Oct 2017 (inclusive)

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  • Browse the latest special offers & cruise deals with Flexicruise
  • Discounts & offers available from popular cruise companies
  • Including MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival & more

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Last minute cruises: late deals on cruises in 2016/2017

A last minute cruise can be one of the most exhilarating bookings to make, as you haven't had too much time to ponder and plan, but the excitement is there from the word go. If you are looking for lat deals on cruises, check out the current offers below, which may include anything from sale prices and money off to a percentage discount or little extras such as a free cabin upgrade.

  • Check out last minute deals from Princess Cruises for 2017
  • Cruise deals shown depart in the next 3 months
  • Filter cruises by destination, ship, duration & more
  • Book last minute cruises to the Caribbean & worldwide
  • Search for late deals by destination, ship & offer type
  • Sort cruise holidays by price, departure date & duration
  • Browse last minute availability from Celebrity Cruises
  • Late deals to the Mediterranean or Scandinavia
  • Destinations include Greece, Italy, Croatia & Turkey
  • Check out last minute offers & late deals from Fred Olsen
  • Book cruises deparing from regional ports across the UK
  • Filter cruise deals by destination, duration, ship & more
  • Browse last minute cruise offers from P&O Cruises for 2016
  • Select a destination to see late deals
  • Prices shown are per person based on 2 people sharing
  • Check out last minute cruise offers from Cruise.co.uk
  • Discounted prices on cruises worldwide
  • Including the Canaries, Caribbean, Med, Dubai & New York

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Best cruise lines - leading cruise companies

The difficulty with booking a cruise starts when deciding which company to travel with. There are some exceptional cruise companies sailing all over the world, and you need to find the one that best suits your personality, expectations, and budget. Read on to find out more about some of the leading, award winning, cruise lines that you can travel with in 2017/2018.

Allure of the Seas at port in Nassua, Bahamas © Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Allure of the Seas in Nassau, Bahamas © Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean has been sailing the high seas for nearly 50 years, and has an impressive fleet of 25 ships including the world's largest passenger ships, Harmony of the Seas. As well as excelling in Caribbean routes, Royal Caribbean has a number of shorter cruises venturing everywhere from the Med to the Canary Islands, as well as worldwide journeys that take in every destination imaginable.

Royal Caribbean

There are often many sales and online cruise deals from Royal Caribbean, so do check out the latest offers and find out more about what this hugely popular cruise company has to offer.

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Princess Cruises

Founded in 1965, Princess Cruises is one of the world's leading cruise lines, not to mention a multi-award winner when it comes to the range of itineraries and routes available. You can book cruises all over the world, some departing from Southampton, whether you fancy exploring the Alaska or Australia.

Princess Cruises

With 18 modern and comfortable ships, and an impressive selection of shore excursions, you're guaranteed to kept fully busy and entertained on a Princess Cruises trip. Check out the latest cruise deals for 2017/2018 to see if you could book an unforgettable Princess Cruises voyage today.

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P&O Cruises

Having been founded more than 170 years ago, UK travellers are very familiar with P&O, and know that cruise company stands for quality and variety.

P&O Cruises

Whether you're planning planning a brief mini cruise to the likes of Scandinavia or the Med, or an leisurely sail around the Caribbean, P&O is a trusted name with a fine fleet of seven ships, including the much talked about Britannia, which entered service in 2015. Book your P&O cruise today with any applicable online cruise deal for 2017/2018.

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Fred Olsen

Fred Olsen channels something of the traditional, with smaller, more intimate cruise ships offering style and comfort reminiscent of the golden age of ocean liners, perhaps even a boutique hotel or country estate.

Fred Olsen

When you book with Fred Olsen it's all about the experience; making sure your time both on and off the ship is memorable and enjoyable, with cosy cabins, expert-led excursions, fine dining, and so much more.

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Celebrity Summit at Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands © Robert Pittman - Flickr Creative Commons
Celebrity Summit at Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands © Robert Pittman - Flickr Creative Commons

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises works to effortlessly blend travel and style with experiences of substance. If you use a cruise deal to book a Celebrity Cruises getaway in 2017/2018, you can count on an authentic look at the destinations you visit, while allowing you to rest easy with the knowledge that Celebrity Cruises also aims to reduce its environmental impact.

Celebrity Cruises

Its fleet of 10 luxuriously appointed ships collectively calls at ports in over 75 countries worldwide, from the Greek islands to the Galapagos islands, and everywhere in between.

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Other cruise companies

There are many cruise lines offering fantastic and all encompassing cruise experiences from river and mini cruises, to lengthy voyages around the globe. Some of the other top names in the world of cruising that frequently have great online cruise deals, include:

Cruise and Stay on the Thomson Dream cruise ship © TUI
Cruise and Stay on the Thomson Dream cruise ship © TUI

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Types of cruises

There is a perception that often attaches itself to cruises - a sort of one size fits all approach, yet in reality there is an immense selection of cruises to choose from, arguably more than ever before. If you're hoping to use one of the current cruise deals or online discounts for 2017/2018, read on to find out more about just some of the different types of cruises available from both major and more independent cruise companies.

Regal Princess cruis ship underway © Princess Cruises
Regal Princess cruise ship underway © Princess Cruises

Cruises from the UK

Cruises from Southampton, you'll be pleased to hear, are thick on the ground with all of the major cruise companies operating a selection of itineraries departing from the go-to port in the UK. There's a real mixture on offer from short cruises around the Norwegian fjords with P&O, to luxurious cruises to the Canary Islands and Caribbean with three ships from Royal Caribbean's fleet.

  • Check the latest cruise deals departing from the UK
  • Filter cruises by special offers, departure date & duration
  • Book 2016/2017 cruises online with Royal Caribbean & save
  • Save on cruises departing from Southamption with Celebrity
  • Visit Northern Europe, Scandinavia, the Canaries & the Med
  • Travel before 31st December 2017 (inclusive)
  • Learn more about P&O Cruises leaving from Southampton
  • Book cruises to Scandinavia, Baltic & the Mediterranean
  • Balcony cabins available from just £199 per person

To find the right cruise from Southampton or the UK for you, check out the individual cruises companies or use our bespoke search to find the latest cruise deals for 2017/2018 departing from the UK.

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Fly cruise

There may be plenty to choose from when it comes to cruises departing from the UK, however aren't necessarily convenient or exactly what you're looking for - ste forward fly cruises. These are deals offered by many of the cruise companies which include your flight(s) to and/or from your port of departure/return.

  • Pay just 5% early booking deposit on cruises in 2018
  • Book cruises to Europe, Alaska, Caribbean, Canada & USA
  • Travel between 1st Jan & 31st Dec 2018 (inclusive)

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Some cruises companies are quite flexible, letting you cruise one way and fly back the other. This is especially popular with Caribbean and US cruises. If a fly cruise sounds like your kind of cruise deal, check the latest offers online for 2017/2018 now.

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All inclusive cruises

Finding the right cruise package takes time, research, and careful reading of the small print. In general, most cruise companies offer a level of half to full board when it comes to drinking and eating on their ships. However, extras can sneak in with exclusions at certain times or certain types of food or drink. Then there are some specific onboard activities that you may have to pay a little extra for.

  • Get all inclusive upgrades on ALL cruises for summer 2017
  • Book online with Thomson to receive the FREE upgrade
  • Travel between 1st May & 31st Oct 2017 (inclusive)

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  • Get FREE all inclusive upgrades on selected winter cruises
  • Upgrades available on other sailings from £10pppn
  • Offer available on selected cruises in winter 2016/2017
  • Travel before 30th April 2017 (inclusive)

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Fred Olsen is a good example of a truly all inclusive cruise company, while Thomson Cruises also give you the option to choose all inclusive. There are many online cruise deals for 2017/2018 out there, so it's a case of finding one that's right for you, and ensuring that it includes all of the extras that matter the most.

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Family cruises

A family cruise is a memorable experience, especially if you book onboard a ship that has entertainment, activities and dining options for all ages. While there are adult only options out there, all of the cruise companies cater to the needs of families with plenty of ships geared towards looking after children and adults together. You can expect to find anything from creche services and kids' clubs to play areas, swimming pools, game rooms, and children's buffets and menus.

Kids enjoying Splashaway Bay onboard Liberty of the Seas © Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Kids enjoying Splashaway Bay onboard Liberty of the Seas © Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Many ships also offer family friendly cabins, with a little extra room or a connecting door. Disney is, of course, the extreme end of family friendly cruising fun, with absolutely everything created with children and families in mind. Check out the latest cruise deals and sale prices to see if you could book your tribe onboard a family cruise in 2018/2018.

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Mini cruises

A mini cruise does exactly what it says on the tin, offering short escapes direct from the UK. Celebrity Cruise has a brief getaway around the British Isles while DFDS Seaways has long delighted customers with its fabulous Newcastle to Amsterdam route. In some cases, mini cruises can be tailored to a theme or even include one night staying in a hotel. There are plenty of deals on mini cruises for 2017/2018, so start planning your mini cruise by checking out our cruise deals.

  • Save on mini cruises in 2016 with Royal Caribbean
  • Cruise prices start from just £309 per person
  • Sail from Southampton to popular European destinations
  • Save on minicruises to France & Spain with Brittany Ferries
  • Prices start from just £95 per person
  • Go whale and dolphin spotting

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Cruise destinations: Caribbean, Mediterranean & more

Cruising comes in all shapes and sizes, from the type of ship to the type of holiday, and the same applies when it comes to deciding where it is you want to go. If your time away is limited, there are plenty of options in Europe and the Mediterranean which still include numerous tops and new experiences. However, if time is not of the essence, then there so many incredible cruise itineraries to choose from that take in destinations all over the globe. Read on to find out more about some of the most popular cruise destinations, and remember to see what the latest cruise deal for 2017/2018 are before you seal the deal and book that cabin.

Oceana cruising in the Mediterranean © Roderick Eime - Flickr Creative Commons
Oceana cruising in the Mediterranean © Roderick Eime - Flickr Creative Commons

Caribbean cruises

Arguably the most traditional of cruise destination, the Caribbean begs to be explored, and there are few better ways of getting round the countless islands, each with their own vibrant character and identity, than by booking yourself aboard a cruise of a lifetime.

  • Check the latest Caribbean cruise deals
  • Filter cruises by special offers, departure date & duration
  • Book 2016/2017 cruises online with Royal Caribbean & save
  • Find the latest fly-cruise deals to the Caribbean
  • Depart from UK airports including London & Manchester
  • Visit ports in Barbados, St Lucia & more in 2017/2018

Whether you're calling at the likes of Cuba, St Kitts, Antigua, the Bahamas or the turquoise Florida Keys, you're sure to revel in the exceptional diversity of each destination in the Caribbean. The good news is that a Caribbean cruise doesn't have to break the bank, thanks to many cruises deals and savings that can be made when you book online.

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Mediterranean cruises

Mediterranean cruises are hugely popular all year round, with various companies offering a variety of itineraries from island hopping in Greece, to visiting famous port cities such as Barcelona, Monte Carlo, and Venice, not to mention excursions to historic attractions such as Pompeii and Ephesus.

  • Pay just 5% early booking deposit on cruises in 2018
  • Book cruises to Europe, Alaska, Caribbean, Canada & USA
  • Travel between 1st Jan & 31st Dec 2018 (inclusive)

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  • Check the latest Mediterranean cruise deals
  • Filter cruises by special offers, departure date & duration
  • Book 2016/2017 cruises online with Royal Caribbean & save
  • Find the latest fly-cruise deals to the Mediterranean
  • Depart from UK airports including London & Manchester
  • Visit ports in Italy, Croatia, Greece, Turkey & Malta in 2017/2018

From short to long cruises, there's so much to choose from when it comes to finding a Mediterranean cruise, as well as many online discounts and cruise deals for 2017/2018 to make booking your Mediterranean cruise far more affordable than you might expect.

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Alaska cruises

Booking a cruise to Alaska is one of those life goals for any wildlife or landscape lover. Expect to see dramatic scenery like nothing before, as well as local residents including brown bears, seals, whales and more. You'll sail through famous passage ways and stop off in stunning national parks.

Many Alaska cruises set off from exciting cities such as San Francisco, Vancouver, Los Angeles and Seattle, adding another dimension to an already fantastic itinerary. Find and book your Alaska cruise online today and you could save big with any applicable cruise discount code or deal for 2017/2018.

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Northern Europe & Baltic cruises

Get to grips with some of finest most intriguing destinations on the doorstep of the UK with a Baltic cruise in 2017/2018. You'll stop off in cultural capitals such as Berlin, Copenhagen, Helsinki, and St Petersburg, and get the chance to explore enchanting cities of Scandinavia, Russia, and northern Europe.

  • Pay just 5% early booking deposit on cruises in 2018
  • Book cruises to Europe, Alaska, Caribbean, Canada & USA
  • Travel between 1st Jan & 31st Dec 2018 (inclusive)

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  • Check the latest Nothern Europe cruise deals
  • Filter cruises by special offers, departure date & duration
  • Book 2016/2017 cruises online with Royal Caribbean & save

Whether you fancy sampling the beer in somewhere like Belgium or joining a simple walking tour of Stockholm, there are so many shore excursions that take you into each destination. For something truly special, consider a cruise at Christmas to shop at some of the world's finest markets. Just remember to book online and you could cut the cost when you use any valid cruise deals or discounts for 2017/2018.

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Worldwide voyages

The ultimate cruise experience has to be a worldwide voyage, traversing the globe over more than 100 days onboard your floating home-from-home. So many cruise companies offer outstanding itineraries and deals, sailing from Southampton to Sydney and back again. There are various routes on offer, including South America, New Zealand, the Middle East, Asia and more - the hard part is choosing which world cruise ticks the box for you.

Possibly a once in a lifetime trip, a world cruise can still be affordable, given the length of time and number of places you will visit. Do see what cruise deals for 2017/2018 are running currently as you may be able to save or get some perks such as a cabin upgrade or onboard spending money, depending on which cruise company you book with.

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