If you’re over 55 and considering a cruise, you’ll likely be interested to know of the deals and discounts that are available for senior citizens.

Best cruise line senior discounts

Each cruise line has a different policy when it comes to discounting for older travellers. The cruise lines which are currently offering discounts for senior citizens are:

The amount of discount varies and isn’t usually published. So if you find a cruise that you like, call our cruise concierge team on 0808 1234 118 and we’ll check what discounts the cruise line will offer you.

 

How old do you need to be to get a senior citizen rate on your cruise?

In the cruise industry, a senior citizen is generally defined as some who is at least 55 years old. So whilst you may not qualify for O.A.P. or pensioner discounts on hotels or tickets for tourist attractions until you’re 60 or 65 years old, you’ll be able to access senior cruise deals much sooner.

One great thing about senior discounts on cruises is that if one of you is under 55, you’ll both get the discount! In fact, anyone sharing a stateroom with someone over 55 may be eligible for the discount, this could even apply to children sharing with grandparents on a multi-generation family trip, depending on the cruise line.

How do I claim a senior citizen discount on my cruise?

When you call us to book, just mention to your cruise concierge that one or more of your party is over 55 and we will look up what deals are available and apply them to your booking for you.

There may be certain criteria that you have to meet to be eligible for a discount such as booking a certain number of months in advance. Senior discounts are also usually not combinable with other offers. So if you’re already getting a reduced price, free drinks or other free extras, you may be better off with this deal than with a senior discount. But we’ll be able to check this for you when you call us.

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Are discounts available for certain occupations?

Some cruise lines also offer discounts for police officers, firefighters, NHS staff, teachers and the military. So if you have a job which sometimes enables you to access discounts for other things, it’s worth asking if you’re eligible for a discount your cruise. Just give our concierge team a call on 0808 1234 118

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Jenni has been working in the travel industry for over 10 years. She fell in love with cruising on her first-ever cruise, a Caribbean cruise on Allure of the Seas, during her honeymoon in 2013. Nowadays, Jenni enjoys cruising with her husband and two young children and loves to write about family cruising. Her favourite ships are family-friendly megaships which are packed with exciting facilities. She loves sea days and had been known to skip port visits to spend more time on the ship!

139 Responses to “Cruise discounts for senior citizens”

  1. Wilma britton

    Last minute cruises for adults only from Scotland singles and with balcony rooms at no extra supplement. Just single room from Scotland or northern England with balcony

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    • Emma Smith

      Hi Wilma, you can find all of our cruises from Scotland here. if you would like more details, please call our Cruise Concierge team on 0808 1234 118 for further information. Thanks, Emma.

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  2. Mrs M white

    Please could you post to me your cruise catalogue for 2020. My friend and I are both oap’s and would be interested in going to St Petersberg.
    My address is
    44 High Street
    Haddenham
    Aylesbury
    Bucks
    HP17 8 ET

    Thanks

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    • Emma Smith

      Hello, you can view all of our 2020 sailings here. Alternatively, you can sign up to our email marketing by visiting our website and completing the pop-up form. Thanks, Emma.

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      Hello, you can opt into our email marketing by visiting our website and completing the email sign-up form. Thanks, Emma.

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  3. Paul willetts

    Would like to go to West Caribbean next year a married couple and one single. Details of discounts please.

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    • Emma Smith

      Hi Paul, I’ve passed your details on to our Cruise Concierge team who will be in touch with further details. Thanks, Emma.

      Reply
    • Emma Smith

      Hi Karen, you can find all of our solo traveller deals on this page: Solo travel cruise deals. If you would like to know more or would like to make a booking, please call our Cruise Concierge team on 0808 1234 118. Thanks, Emma.

      Reply
  4. Ann frodsham

    We would like to experience a first time canaries cruise May 2020 it will be our 50years wedding anniversary we would like a outside cabin with balcony I will be 73years young and my hubby 76 hope you can help
    Ann

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    • Emma Smith

      Hi Ann, thank you for your enquiry. I’ve passed your details on to our Cruise Concierge team, who will be in touch with further details. Thanks, Emma.

      Reply
  5. Veronica Dobbs

    Hello, my 60 th birthday is coming in 4years. I would love to go on a cruise but not sure whether I could go on an ocean cruise or a river cruise in the Mediterranean as I mightn’t have a great pair of sea legs. Cruising with Jane Mc Donald has whetted my appetite for cruising. I know they can be expensive so that’s why I’m going to save. I would love to stop in the different places, eg Spain , Portugal, Greece etc. Would there be day tours organised with the cruise. I don’t know where to start.

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    • Emma Smith

      Hello Veronica, there are plenty of choices when looking at a cruise holiday! Our article on new to cruise could help you figure out where to start, you can find that here: Expert advice for first-time cruisers. Alternatively, feel free to call our Cruise Concierge team on 0808 1234 118, who will be happy to help guide you through the options and choose the perfect first cruise for you. Hope this helps! Thanks, Emma.

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  6. John Johnson

    Looking for a Med cruise for our 50th wedding anniversary 4th july 2020. Preferably a cabin with a balcony. All inclusive including drinks, tips etc. Sailing from Southampton would be preferable but not essential.
    Thanks

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    • Emma Smith

      Hello John, I have passed your query to our Cruise Concierge team, who will be in touch with further details. Thanks, Emma.

      Reply
  7. Derek Lovett

    I’m 86 years old wound love to go on a cruse hoiday 7or 10 day what do you serguest I should do to applie for one of the cruse holidays

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    • Emma Smith

      Hello Derek, I have passed your enquiry on to our Cruise Concierge team, who will be in touch with further details. Thanks, Emma.

      Reply

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