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 Fielding
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!

81 Responses to “Cruise discounts for senior citizens”

  1. carol

    would you consider advertising for female singles to share cabins.
    i am sure you would get plenty of !adies to respond
    PUT ME TOP OF THE LIST!!!!!

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  2. Linsey Washbrook

    We are looking for a cruise to the Caribbean December 2019….we are also looking to get married on the cruise are you able to help?….thanks Linsey

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    • Emma Smith

      Hi Linsey, Thank you for your enquiry. I’ve passed your details on to our Cruise Concierge who will be in touch with more details. Thanks, Emma.

      Reply
  3. Ghada

    Im interested in booking the Norwegian Star cruise that departs from Venice, Italy on August 4, 2019. Both my husband and I are over 55 years of age. When I spoke to NCL representative, she said that NCL no longer offers this discount. Is this true? If not true, what kind of discount would they be able to offer?

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    • Emma Smith

      Hi Ghada, thank you for your enquiry. I’ve passed your details on to our Cruise Concierge who will be in touch and happy to help. Thanks, Emma.

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  4. Pat Wright

    We are interested in booking a cruise for Sept or October 2020 with a preferred
    destination in Aisa for 7-10 nights, in particular Singapore, and any other
    surrounding islands.

    The trip is for 2 adults, (over 55) and will need to include the
    cost of a balcony stateroom or mini suite (if you could provide separate quotes
    for each please).

    Can you also include in the cost, gratuities, full
    drinks and food package, so we want to be able to eat and drink on any part
    of the ship. We will consider flying (quote will need to include flights)
    to the departure port or happy to sail from the UK if that is an option.

    Thank you.
    kind regards
    Mrs Pat Wright

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    • Emma Smith

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

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    • Emma Smith

      Hi Elma, there are definitely some cruise lines which are suitable for passengers with wheelchairs. You can find out more information on these cruise lines and what to look out for with our article: Are cruises suitable for disabled people?. If you have any further questions, please let me know, or call our Cruise Concierge team on 0808 1234 118 for expert advice and a chance to make a booking on your preferred cruise line. Thanks, Emma.

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  5. Sharon Burridge

    Hello, I am looking to book a cruise in August from Southampton. I am 55 and am a solo traveller.

    Please can you advise me of some options where I won’t be charged double to have my own cabin.

    Many thanks

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    • Emma Smith

      Hi Sharon, you can read all about solo travelling on our blog here. There is plenty of information on cabins, single supplements and destinations which are great for solo travel. All of our solo traveller deals are found on our website here. If you would like to know more about an itinerary, please call our Cruise Concierge team on 0808 1234 118 for expert advice on solo travel. Thanks, Emma.

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    • Emma Smith

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

      Reply
  6. Sue

    What offers are celebrity currently offering we are just in the throws of booking with them. We are both over 55 years and are booking an inside cabin am am also a teacher on long term ill health

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    • Emma Smith

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

      Reply
  7. pamela dean

    hi why is there so little options for single passengers I want to do a cruise for my 60 by myself but there are very few that have good prices.

    Reply
    • Emma Smith

      Hi Pamela, Thank you for your enquiry. Solo travelling can be tricky to get a good price without single supplements, but they are out there! If you’re looking for a solo cruise you can find all our deals here. Call our Cruise Concierge team on 0808 1234 118 if you have any questions or would like to make a booking. Thanks, Emma.

      Reply

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