Top Cruise Holiday Booking Considerations

How to research, find, book and enjoy your dream cruise holiday!

Cheap Cruise Holidays




The following offers a guide to help you research and book your dream cruise holiday. During January of each year, the vast majority of travel and holiday booking agents will offer their greatest discounts on cruise holidays in advance of the June-July peak tourism season. The moment the christmas turkey is all but devoured, and the new years eve party guests have gone home, Cruise operators get ready for their busiest booking season. There will be literally hundreds of bargain cruise holiday deals to choose from. Typically, the most popular cruise destinations are the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.

There are a few things that you will need to bear in mind before you select your Dream Cruise Holiday:

Discount Cruises Ireland


1. First of all you need to decide how much money you want to spend on the trip.


Most of our cruises include all meals as part of their price as standard. Some of our cheap cruises even include local alcoholic drinks, others still include all alcoholic drinks at no additional cost! Some holiday cruises include excursions at the destination ports, where others don't. Understanding what is included, and what is not included will help you decide on your budget. This is both for how much you will be willing to spend on the cruise holiday itself, and also how much spending money you will want to bring on your cruise vacation.
Most cruises holidays do not include your flight and transfer to the cruise ship from the airport - however look for a fully bonded and insured travel agent and ensure that your cruise is packaged up with suitable flights, transfers and any hotel accommodation.

2. You need to decide how much freedom you want in your cruise schedule.


This will depend on the type of cruise ship that you decide to travel on. Sometimes the schedule is very structured with set times for meals, port visits and other events. At the same time, there are ships which only have fixed meal times and a much looser, more ad-hoc attitude toward scheduling. If you are not necessarily looking for a specifically cheap cruise journey, you may well be able to choose options where you have a lot more freedom to adhere to your own schedule - forging your own cruise adventure holiday!

3. You should tailor your cruise holiday based on your own interests.


The good news is that there are many special cruise packages which focus on a specific interest such as water parks, golf, swimming, gambling, diving and even museums. You may want to check on those before making a final decision about your preferred cruise holiday. Cruise holidays tend to be very social experiences. A cruise vacation can also be a great opportunity to meet other people with the same interests as yourself.

Cruising can be a great option for you whether you are planning to travel with your family, friends or simply by yourself. There is are bargain cruise journeys to suit all tastes.

4. Enjoy Your Cruise!

CruiseParadise.ie is Ireland's Leading specialist in cruise holidays. Based in Kilkenny we offer our customers in Ireland and the world the biggest selection of cruises at unbeatable lowest prices. Cruise Paradise is a fully Licensed and Bonded Travel Agent and is Ireland's No. 1 Low Price Seller of Cruises from Ireland for many of the Worlds Leading Cruise Companies including Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises.

When you start searching through Cruise Paradise for your dream cruise holiday deal, the first thing that you will realise is that there is truly a massive selection and variety of discount cruises available which you can choose from - so much so that it can be a little bit daunting. Fear not though, as Cruise Paradise is here to help you choose the very best discount cruises. Cruise Paradise is Ireland's leading discount cruise travel website. When you are looking for an exciting and memorable, but cheap, cruise vacation where you can see more than one place in the one trip, no doubt one of our discount cruises from Ireland will come to mind.

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Our Most Popular Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean Cruises
The Norwegian Do Cruises Differently - For The Most Unique Cruise Vacation: Norwegian Cruise Lines
The Cruises with the best Evening Entertainment - Often Featuring The Latest West End Shows: Celebrity Cruises
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The Best Italian Cruise Holidays: MSC Cruises


Guadeloupe, St. Lucia, Barbados, Trinidad
MSC Cruises: MSC Fantasia
28th Jan 2018, 7 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Point-a-Pitre - St John's, Antigua - Kingstown - La Romana - St. Kitts - Fort de France - Point-a-Pitre
 
fr.€1663pp
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Southern Caribbean
Royal Caribbean International: Anthem of the Seas
28th Jan 2018, 12 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Cape Liberty, New Jersey - San Juan - Philipsburg, St Maarten - St John's, Antigua - Castries - Bridgetown - Basseterre - Cape Liberty, New Jersey
 
fr.€1502pp
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Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Dominica
MSC Cruises: MSC Fantasia
30th Jan 2018, 14 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Bridgetown - Port of Spain - St Georges, Grenada - Roseau - Fort de France - Point-a-Pitre - Philipsburg, St Maarten - Roadtown - Kingstown - St. Kitts - St John's, Antigua - Fort de France - Point-a-Pitre - Castries - Bridgetown
 
fr.€1023pp
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United States, Jamaica to Virgin Islands
MSC Cruises: MSC Divina
4th Feb 2018, 21 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Miami - Ocho Rios - Oranjestad, Aruba - Cartagena, Colombia - Cristobal, Panama - Belize - Freeport - Miami - Charlotte Amalie - St. Kitts - Fort de France - Bridgetown - Point-a-Pitre - Bahama Islands - Miami
 
fr.€CALLpp
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United States, Jamaica to Virgin Islands
MSC Cruises: MSC Divina
4th Feb 2018, 11 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Miami - Ocho Rios - Oranjestad, Aruba - Cartagena, Colombia - Cristobal, Panama - Belize - Freeport - Miami
 
fr.€CALLpp
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Guadeloupe, St. Maarten, Virgin Islands
MSC Cruises: MSC Fantasia
4th Feb 2018, 7 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Point-a-Pitre - St John's, Antigua - Kingstown - La Romana - St. Kitts - Fort de France - Point-a-Pitre
 
fr.€895pp
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US, Antigua&Barbuda, St Kitts, Martinique, Bahamas
MSC Cruises: MSC Divina
15th Feb 2018, 10 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Miami - Charlotte Amalie - St. Kitts - Fort de France - Bridgetown - Point-a-Pitre - Miami
 
fr.€1343pp
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United States, Jamaica to Virgin Islands
MSC Cruises: MSC Divina
25th Feb 2018, 11 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Miami - Ocho Rios - Cartagena, Colombia - Cristobal, Panama - Puerto Limon - Costa Maya - Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve - Miami
 
fr.€895pp
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Ultimate Caribbean
Celebrity Cruises: Celebrity Reflection
23rd Mar 2018, 10 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Fort Lauderdale - St John's, Antigua - Bridgetown - Castries - Philipsburg, St Maarten - Fort Lauderdale
 
fr.€857pp
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USA, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, Bahamas
MSC Cruises: MSC Seaside
24th Mar 2018, 7 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Miami - Ocho Rios - George Town, Cayman Islands - Cozumel - Nassau - Miami
 
fr.€959pp
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Western Caribbean
Celebrity Cruises: Celebrity Equinox
24th Mar 2018, 7 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Miami - Key West - Costa Maya - Cozumel - George Town, Cayman Islands - Miami
 
fr.€908pp
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Eastern Caribbean
Celebrity Cruises: Celebrity Silhouette
25th Mar 2018, 7 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Fort Lauderdale - San Juan - Charlotte Amalie - Philipsburg, St Maarten - Fort Lauderdale
 
fr.€844pp
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United States, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten
MSC Cruises: MSC Seaside
31st Mar 2018, 7 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Miami - Nassau - San Juan - Philipsburg, St Maarten - Miami
 
fr.€831pp
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Eastern Caribbbean
Celebrity Cruises: Celebrity Equinox
31st Mar 2018, 7 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Miami - San Juan - Philipsburg, St Maarten - Basseterre - Miami
 
fr.€818pp
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Western Caribbean
Celebrity Cruises: Celebrity Silhouette
1st Apr 2018, 7 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Fort Lauderdale - Key West - Costa Maya - Cozumel - George Town, Cayman Islands - Fort Lauderdale
 
fr.€985pp
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Ultimate Caribbean
Celebrity Cruises: Celebrity Reflection
2nd Apr 2018, 11 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Fort Lauderdale - George Town, Cayman Islands - Cartagena, Colombia - Oranjestad, Aruba - Willemstad, Curacao - Kralendijk,Bonaire - Fort Lauderdale
 
fr.€1087pp
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United States, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico
MSC Cruises: MSC Seaside
7th Apr 2018, 7 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Miami - Ocho Rios - George Town, Cayman Islands - Cozumel - Costa Maya - Miami
 
fr.€831pp
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Southern Caribbean
Celebrity Cruises: Celebrity Equinox
7th Apr 2018, 8 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Miami - Oranjestad, Aruba - Willemstad, Curacao - Kralendijk,Bonaire - Miami
 
fr.€1035pp
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Eastern Caribbean
Celebrity Cruises: Celebrity Silhouette
8th Apr 2018, 7 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Fort Lauderdale - San Juan - Charlotte Amalie - Philipsburg, St Maarten - Fort Lauderdale
 
fr.€998pp
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United States, St. Maarten, Puerto
MSC Cruises: MSC Seaside
14th Apr 2018, 7 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Miami - Philipsburg, St Maarten - San Juan - Nassau - Miami
 
fr.€767pp
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Southern Caribbean
Celebrity Cruises: Celebrity Summit
14th Apr 2018, 7 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: San Juan - Bridgetown - Castries - St John's, Antigua - Basseterre - Charlotte Amalie - San Juan
 
fr.€767pp
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Eastern Caribbean
Celebrity Cruises: Celebrity Equinox
15th Apr 2018, 8 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Miami - San Juan - Philipsburg, St Maarten - Charlotte Amalie - Punta Cana, Domnican Republic - Nassau - Miami
 
fr.€934pp
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Canary Islands, Spain & Morocco from Málaga
Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Spirit
1st Feb 2018, 10 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Granada - Alicante - Barcelona - Casablanca - Las Palmas,Gran Canaria - Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Funchal - Granada
 
fr.€1241pp
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Canary Islands, Spain & Morocco from Málaga
Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Spirit
11th Feb 2018, 10 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Granada - Alicante - Barcelona - Casablanca - Las Palmas,Gran Canaria - Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Funchal - Granada
 
fr.€1510pp
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Canary Islands & Morocco from Barcelona
Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Spirit
13th Feb 2018, 10 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Barcelona - Casablanca - Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Las Palmas,Gran Canaria - Funchal - Malaga - Alicante - Barcelona
 
fr.€CALLpp
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Canary Islands & Morocco from Barcelona
Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Spirit
23rd Feb 2018, 10 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Barcelona - Casablanca - Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Las Palmas,Gran Canaria - Funchal - Malaga - Alicante - Barcelona
 
fr.€CALLpp
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Canary Islands & Morocco from Barcelona
Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Spirit
5th Mar 2018, 10 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Barcelona - Casablanca - Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Las Palmas,Gran Canaria - Funchal - Malaga - Alicante - Barcelona
 
fr.€CALLpp
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Canary Islands & Morocco from Barcelona
Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Spirit
15th Mar 2018, 10 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Barcelona - Casablanca - Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Las Palmas,Gran Canaria - Funchal - Malaga - Alicante - Barcelona
 
fr.€CALLpp
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Canary Islands & Morocco from Barcelona
Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Spirit
25th Mar 2018, 10 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Barcelona - Casablanca - Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Las Palmas,Gran Canaria - Funchal - Malaga - Alicante - Barcelona
 
fr.€CALLpp
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Barcelona to Barcelona
Royal Caribbean International: Symphony of the Seas
31st Mar 2018, 5 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Barcelona - Capri - Rome (Civitavecchia) - Barcelona
 
fr.€1309pp
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Mediterranean from Barcelona
Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Spirit
4th Apr 2018, 11 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Barcelona - Majorca, Spain - Valencia - Cartagena, Spain - Granada - Gibraltar - Cagliari - Malta (La Valletta) - Messina - Naples - Rome (Civitavecchia)
 
fr.€1164pp
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Western Mediterranean
Royal Caribbean International: Symphony of the Seas
7th Apr 2018, 7 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Barcelona - Palma De Mallorca - Marseille - La Spezia - Rome (Civitavecchia) - Capri - Barcelona
 
fr.€2616pp
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Western Mediterranean
Royal Caribbean International: Symphony of the Seas
14th Apr 2018, 7 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Barcelona - Palma De Mallorca - Marseille - La Spezia - Rome (Civitavecchia) - Capri - Barcelona
 
fr.€1215pp
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Mediterranean & Adriatic from Rome (Civitavecchia
Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Spirit
15th Apr 2018, 11 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Rome (Civitavecchia) - Dubrovnik - Venice - Koper - Split - Corfu - Katakolon - Malta (La Valletta) - Rome (Civitavecchia)
 
fr.€1292pp
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Western Mediterranean
Royal Caribbean International: Symphony of the Seas
21st Apr 2018, 7 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Barcelona - Palma De Mallorca - Marseille - La Spezia - Rome (Civitavecchia) - Capri - Barcelona
 
fr.€1325pp
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Eastern Mediterranean & Greek Isles from Rome
Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Spirit
26th Apr 2018, 10 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Rome (Civitavecchia) - Mykonos - Athens (Piraeus) - Rhodes - Santorini Island - Chania, Crete - Malta (La Valletta) - Messina - Naples - Rome (Civitavecchia)
 
fr.€2214pp
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Western Mediterranean
Royal Caribbean International: Symphony of the Seas
28th Apr 2018, 8 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Barcelona - Palma De Mallorca - Marseille - La Spezia - Rome (Civitavecchia) - Capri - Barcelona
 
fr.€1275pp
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Western Mediterranean
Royal Caribbean International: Symphony of the Seas
6th May 2018, 7 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Barcelona - Palma De Mallorca - Marseille - La Spezia - Rome (Civitavecchia) - Capri - Barcelona
 
fr.€1506pp
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Mediterranean & Adriatic from Rome (Civitavecchia
Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Spirit
6th May 2018, 11 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Rome (Civitavecchia) - Dubrovnik - Venice - Koper - Split - Corfu - Katakolon - Malta (La Valletta) - Rome (Civitavecchia)
 
fr.€1458pp
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Western Mediterranean
Royal Caribbean International: Symphony of the Seas
13th May 2018, 7 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Barcelona - Palma De Mallorca - Marseille - La Spezia - Rome (Civitavecchia) - Capri - Barcelona
 
fr.€1638pp
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Eastern Mediterranean & Greek Isles from Rome
Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Spirit
17th May 2018, 10 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Rome (Civitavecchia) - Mykonos - Athens (Piraeus) - Rhodes - Santorini Island - Chania, Crete - Malta (La Valletta) - Messina - Naples - Rome (Civitavecchia)
 
fr.€1894pp
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Western Mediterranean
Royal Caribbean International: Symphony of the Seas
20th May 2018, 7 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Barcelona - Palma De Mallorca - Marseille - La Spezia - Rome (Civitavecchia) - Capri - Barcelona
 
fr.€1862pp
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Mediterranean & Adriatic
Princess Cruises: Crown Princess
26th May 2018, 7 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Athens (Piraeus) - Santorini Island - Kotor - Trapan (Sicily) - Naples - Barcelona
 
fr.€CALLpp
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Greek Isles Cruise
Royal Caribbean International: Rhapsody of the Seas
3rd Nov 2018, 7 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Venice - Kotor - Corfu - Athens (Piraeus) - Mykonos - Argostoli - Venice
 
fr.€639pp
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Greek Isles Cruise
Royal Caribbean International: Rhapsody of the Seas
17th Nov 2018, 7 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Venice - Kotor - Corfu - Athens (Piraeus) - Mykonos - Argostoli - Venice
 
fr.€575pp
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United Arab Emirates, Oman
MSC Cruises: MSC Splendida
22nd Dec 2018, 7 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Dubai - Abu Dhabi - Sir Bani Yas Island (UAE) - Khor al Fakkan, UAE - Dubai
 
fr.€1087pp
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United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar
MSC Cruises: MSC Splendida
29th Dec 2018, 7 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Dubai - Abu Dhabi - Sir Bani Yas Island (UAE) - Bahrain - Doha - Dubai
 
fr.€1279pp
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United Arab Emirates, Oman
MSC Cruises: MSC Splendida
5th Jan 2019, 7 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Dubai - Abu Dhabi - Sir Bani Yas Island (UAE) - Khor al Fakkan, UAE - Dubai
 
fr.€806pp
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United Arab Emirates, Oman
MSC Cruises: MSC Splendida
12th Jan 2019, 7 nts, departing: Cruise Only
Visiting: Dubai - Abu Dhabi - Sir Bani Yas Island (UAE) - Khor al Fakkan, UAE - Dubai
 
fr.€639pp
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