Booking your very first cruise can be an extremely overwhelming experience. With all the options available to us, it is hard to decide which decision is the right one for you. All the choices, from relaxing cruises with luxurious destinations to a glamorous holiday by sea that takes you to the best destinations, can sometimes come with a hefty price tag.

Carefully considering what type of experience you want to have for yourself Is extremely important, while also factoring in the departure port, the length of your trip and your budget.

Here are just a few things to consider if you’re a first-timer.


If you’re seeking indulgence and luxury, then Celebrity Cruises might be the pick for you. The interior designing is elegantly refurbished, so you feel like you’re getting bang for your buck. The line also dabbles in cuisine dining choices including French, Italian, Asiana and so many more as well as having beautifully decorated restaurants and top-of-the-line service.


While P&O does come with a few extra fees, like paying for poolside burgers and ice cream, the cruise line has perfectly catered to the customers of Australia – adding smart refurbishments, celebrity chef restaurants, new menus and a neverending list of itineraries.

Cruise deals are constantly offered by P&O, so if you’re looking for an inexpensive getaway, they might be the cruise for you.

Carnival Cruise lines is an alternative option and comes at an extremely affordable price. The downside is it’s also a family favourite spot. Although there are adult-only spaces, this may not be your prime option if you’re looking for a trip far away from children.


Princess Cruises is not like any other line available in Australia and New Zealand. While a little pricier than a value cruise, Princess Cruises offer hot deals and bonuses as well as upgrades to balcony cabins and extra spending money to spend onboard.

Relaxation and peace is promised if you choose to travel with Princess as they offer an adult-only pool area, as well as sanctuaries to enjoy the calmness of the ocean.

Celebrity Cruises are also a premium cruise line which is a cut above other ships. Not only does it offer luxury, it promises an oasis to put your feet up and forget your worries.

Will you travel with any of these cruise lines? 

This article was originally published on Over60.