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First time cruise guide

Thinking about booking your first cruise?

Picking the right cruise can seem like a daunting task, but don’t worry, we’ve got your back. From selecting the right cabin to our onboard tips and tricks, we’ll help you out with all the need-to-knows before boarding, so you can sail away carefree.


When to book

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Special occasions

There's no better way to celebrate a special occasion than a cruise. But, make sure you get in early otherwise you might miss out on your cabin preference. 

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Last minute cruises

Do you have some holidays saved up and no idea how to spend them? There's some great last-minute cruise deals available if you're feeling spontaneous. 

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One-way cruises

For those looking for a spot of adventure, one-way cruises are ideal. Simply hop onboard and hop off at your final destination. 

Choosing a cruise

Choosing a cabin


Complete your trip

Find the perfect cruise for you

View our picks

Still not convinced cruises are right for you? Check out our selection of short cruises so you can test the waters before diving into an international cruise holiday. 

Important information

* Qantas Frequent Flyer members who take out a Qantas Insurance Annual Multi Trip travel insurance policy will earn 1 Qantas Point per A$1 spent on the premium paid and 1,000 sign on Qantas Points. You will be eligible for these points upon departure, and points may take up to 6 weeks from the date of your departure to be credited to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account.