Top Last Minute Cruise Breaks for Couples


Yearning for an impromptu getaway with your other half before the arrival of spring? Forget a weekend road trip to the coast or a samey package holiday and opt for a luxury cruise break instead.

At Cruise1st Australia, we feature lots of late cruise deals that make it possible to enjoy a seafaring getaway without the need to book well in advance. Whether you have a handful of leftover holidays you aren’t sure what to do with, or a gap has emerged in your schedule and you fancy a spontaneous break – a last minute cruise holiday could be just what you’ve been looking for.

Need help choosing a suitable late deal? We’re here to help, with our pick of the best last minute cruise breaks for couples.


P&O Cruises – Food and Wine

Salt Grill

Combining sun, sea and the very best food and drink a cruise could throw at you, P&O’s 3-night Food and Wine cruise is ideal for couples in need of an impromptu short weekend break. Departing 4th September 2015 for a 3-night sojourn, this pint-sized cruise will fit flawlessly into your hectic schedule, and offers the perfect way to escape the rat race – if only for a short while.

Thanks to its Food and Wine theme, this cruise is ideal for foodies and those with a penchant for a glass of vino. P&O arrange for a menu of delicious fodder and fine wines to be served to served to all passengers – meaning you can indulge in some truly outstanding food and drink during the voyage.

To find out about P&O’s Food and Wine cruise, click here.


P&O Cruises – Pacific Island Hopper

P&O Island

Tell your colleagues you’re travelling on P&O’s Pacific Island Hopper cruise during your week off, and their eyes will likely go green with envy. Lasting seven glorious nights, this unforgettable sailing will transport you to some of the Pacific’s most sought-after destinations – including Noumea and Lifou Island – before returning you safely to Brisbane; fresh and ready for the antics of Monday morning.

Departing 26th September for a 7-night cruise, the Pacific Island Hopper lets you experience the beauty of the South Pacific in a bite-size, affordable package. The cruise will make three port calls during the week, giving you the perfect balance between land and sea.

To find out more about P&O’s Pacific Island Hopper cruise, click here.


Princess Cruises – New Caledonia & Vanuatu

 Princess at Sea

Do you have a couple of weeks free from the 16th September? Then why not splurge on an 11-night Pacific Island cruise with Princess Cruises. This round-trip Brisbane sailing promises an unforgettable cruise experience, travelling to no-less than six ports throughout the exotic Pacific during the voyage – including Mystery Island, Vila, Champagne Bay and Luganville.

Interested? We thought as much. Should you make a booking, be sure to pack your swimwear and flip flops to make the most of the Pacific’s famously sunny climate. You’ll need your appetite too, as Princess Cruises serves up a cornucopia of gastronomic treats that are sure to tickle all taste buds.

To find out more about Princess Cruises New Caledonia & Vanuatu cruise, click here.


Bags packed and ready to set sail on a spontaneous cruise holiday? Then visit our dedicated late deals page, where you’ll find a complete range of last minute cruise breaks. Should you require assistance making a booking, get in touch with the Cruise1st Australia team on 1300 857 345 and we’ll be happy to help you.

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Images sourced via P&O Cruises and Flickr Creative Commons and Princess Cruises. Credits: P&O Cruises, Brian Quan and Princess Cruises.


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