A cruise holiday is a wonderfully easy way to travel on a budget, with all-inclusive packages and few extra costs making it simple to choose the most affordable cruise for you. We take a look at some of the best deals available in the coming months


Make your festive season a special one with a short-break cruise to Antwerp for the Christmas Markets

Best for under £500


Christmas Markets Cruise

Cruise line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Ship: Marco Polo
Departure: 16 December 2012 for 3 nights
Ports of call: round trip from Tilbury to Antwerp and Amterdam
Price: £299pp for an ocean-view stateroom

Greek Isles and Turkey

Cruise line: Royal Caribbean
Ship: Splendour of the Seas
Departure: 10 December 2012 for 7 nights
Ports of call: Venice; Bari, Italy; Corfu, Santorini; Ephesus (Kusadasi); Katakolon, Greece; Venice
Price: £499pp for an ocean-view stateroom, including flights


Best for under £1,000


Cruise to Corfu, Greece and experience a culture as lush as the vegetation while enjoying architecture, the countryside, and amazing views

Barcelona and the Canary Islands

Cruise line: Norwegian Cruise Line
Ship: Norwegian Spirit
Departure: 12 December 2012 for 9 nights
Ports of call: Barcelona, Spain; Funchal, Madeira; Santa Cruz (Tenerife), Spain; Arrecife (Lanzarote), Spain; Málaga (Granada), Spain; Barcelona
Price: £731pp for an ocean-view stateroom, including flights

Hawaiian Islands

Cruise line: Princess Cruises
Ship: Golden Princess
Departure: 24 November 2012 for 13 nights
Ports of call: Los Angeles, California; Hilo, Hawaii; Honolulu, Hawaii; Kauai (Nawiliwili), Hawaii; Maui (Lahaina), Hawaii; Ensenada, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
Price: £848.26pp for an ocean-view stateroom, not including flights


Cruise throughout the South Pacific to the Hawaiian Islands

Best for under £1,500


Japan, China, Vietnam, Singapore

Cruise line: Costa Cruises
Ship: Costa Victoria
Departure: 1 November 2012 for 16 nights
Ports of call: Shanghai, China; Naha, Japan; Keelung, Taiwan;Hong Kong, China; Sanya, China; Halong Bay, Vietnam; Da-Nang, Vietnam; Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam; Singapore
Price: £1,390pp for an internal cabin, not including flights

Eastern Caribbean

Cruise line: P&O Cruises
Ship: Ventura
Departure: 16 November 2012 for 15 nights
Ports of call: Barbados; St Kitts; Tortola; Dominica; St Lucia; Barbados; Antigua;
St. Maarten; St. Vincent; Grenada; Barbados
Price: £1,499 for an ocean-view stateroom, including flights

Whether you’re looking for a cultural holiday or relaxing break, find your perfect cruise with our Cruise Finder.