There’s only five months (or 24 Fridays) until the Silly Season (can you believe it?!) and there’s still A LOT of Aussies out there who want but haven’t yet planned their Christmas holidays.

‘Tis true 🎅.

New research conducted by Cruiseco found that nearly 30 percent of Australians are yet to book their Christmas vacation and are planning to do so some time between now and December.

That’s a massive opportunity for Travel Agents to sell eleventh-hour getaways, especially those last remaining cruise cabins, which some 50 percent of Aussies see as an “easy and stress-free way to travel”.


Despite only being a few months out from Christmas, Cruiseco says there’s still dozens of 2018 peak season cruises available for Aussies to book and the best part is, they’re completely affordable.

Curated and packaged inside Cruiseco’s first Christmas Collection brochure are some 23 last minute deals such as a 14-night Auckland to Sydney cruise on Princess Cruises’ Majestic Princess including Economy Class airfares, two-night pre-cruise accommodation, a highlights tour and private airport transfers priced from $3,295 per person.

There’s also a 10-night Mexican Riviera escape on Ruby Princess including return airfares to L.A., pre-cruise accommodation and tour, plus private transfers available from $5,670 per person.

OR, there’s an 11-night South Pacific cruise on Explorer of the Seas departing from Sydney on 18 December available from $1,895 per person.

Cruiseco’s Chief Executive, Amanda McClelland said Christmas is the one time of the year that families can get together and Agents can help make it easier for them by providing them with a memorable and affordable escape.

“We have cruises available all around the world from here in Sydney to New Zealand to South America, and there’s something for everyone.”

Amanda McClelland, Cruiseco Chief Executive

CLICK HERE to download Cruiseco’s first Christmas Collection brochure.


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Have you received a lot of last minute Christmas holiday bookings?