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

Emma Smith
Emma has more than seven years' experience as a writer and has been in the travel industry for nearly five years. She loves learning about new places and cruise ships coming to market, as well as discovering fun and exciting activities to do while you sail. She has cruised with Princess Cruises, Cunard, Celebrity Cruises, Virgin Voyages, Avalon Waterways and Royal Caribbean and is looking to get something in her diary for 2024! Her favourite things to see on a ship include excellent entertainment, a delicious cocktail menu and extraordinary dining venues.

174 Responses to “Cruise discounts for senior citizens”

    • christina Michalski

      like to know price drinks package for senoirs msc cruises

    • Paulind

      We are going on a crises with P&O 9th June. I am 80 my husband is 76. We do not have any on board spend. We are not heavy drinkers but we like a glass of wine and an occasional cocktail. Is there any sort of drinks package we can buy

  1. Melanie Watson

    Can you please advise me of a nice cruise for a single traveller which hopefully offers discounts to 72yr olds.

  2. Diana Bird

    What happens if I test positive at cruise terminal before embarkation re: refund of cruise.?

  3. John Everett

    single, seeking last minute and or cheap cruise. I an fit and 74 years of age

  4. Sylvia Miles

    Are there any discounts applicable to me on cruises with Saga, etc. if I were to book for next year somewhere warm? Will be my first time travelling on my own, aged 86 with no health problems and quite outgoing, but have difficulty getting to ports because of transport.

    Have cruised before with Costa, but not on my own.

    • Pauline #woodward

      Are there discounted cruises with saga or do you recommend travel insurance on other cruises


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