About us - Cruise Deals Australia

Crazy Cruises is an affiliate of Online Republic which seeks out the best sale prices for Australian cruise lovers.

Since launching our business in January 2009 we have sent over 300,000 cruise lovers on a holiday of their dreams. This level of booking volume enables us to negotiate the best deals and has seen us develop well structured and efficient systems, with state of the art technology, to ensure uncompromising accuracy in the handling of travel reservations.

Our team of cruise professionals all have cruise experience, and are passionate about cruising. Our combined cruise experience has seen us cruise the South Pacific, New Zealand, Alaska, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe. Online Republic Ltd is a proud member of the Cruise Lines International Association - Australasia (CLIA).

Meet our cruise specialists

Ryan

Ryan General Manager

Favourite ship: Pacific Princess
Best cruise tip:

Your cabin steward is the most important crew member on the cruise. Look after them, and they will help make your cruise a very memorable experience.

I was employed as the District Sales Manager for Carnival Australia, based in NZ, before setting up Cruises Online, now Cruise Sale Finder, (the owners of this website) in 2008. I am passionate about cruising and have enjoyed many voyages to and around destinations such as Alaska, Mexico, South Pacific and New Zealand. I have cruised on Pacific Dawn, Pacific Jewel, Pacific Pearl, Pacific Sun, Pacific Star, Sun Princess, Golden Princess, Pacific Princess, Royal Princess, Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Silhouette, Voyager of the Seas, Carnival Spirit and Carnival Pride.

Kirsty

Kirsty Product & Operations Mgr

Favourite ship: Celebrity Solstice
Best cruise tip:

Check out which ports are famous for what souvenir so you don't purchase everything at the first port of call. Leave plenty of room in your suitcase for your shopping, or pack a carry bag to load with your purchases. The extra bag is also handy for any items you need to "declare" so you don't have to open your main suitcase!

I have worked in travel since 2003 after living abroad in New York, Calgary and London. I took 5 months off in 2009 to travel around Africa, Spain, Turkey and Croatia. Cruising is an awesome way to travel and I love seeing the growth as more and more Australians & Kiwis get to experience the wonder of "unpacking once" and not lifting a finger for the whole holiday!

Alex

Alex Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Queen Mary 2
Best cruise tip:

Make sure to book early if you're wanting to take the family away over the school holidays you don't want to miss out and the ships fill up fast!

I made the move to the cruising industry after completing my studies in Travel & Tourism. I always loved the idea of Cruising as you get to see so many different places and only have to unpack once! I have travelled throughout New Zealand, Australia and the beautiful South Pacific Islands.

Amy

Amy Senior Cruise Consultant

Favourite ship: Explorer of the Seas
Best cruise tip:

If you plan on spending any down time in your room away from the cruising social scene, book a balcony cabin and take in the ocean views!

I love travel and have been working within the tourism industry for the past 5 years! Cruising is a great way to travel if you have never been overseas, have a family and children to occupy or even if you're just looking to relax and only unpack once. There are so many great ships there really is something for everyone!

Cameron

Cameron Senior Cruise Consultant

Favourite ship: Diamond Princess & Voyager of the Seas
Best cruise tip:

Pre-book Drinks Packages and Shore Tours when possible to make the most of your enjoyment onboard.

I've been involved in the travel industry since 2010, after catching the travel bug while I was overseas in Europe I decided this was the industry I was most passionate about and wanted to focus on. After doing a lot of cruises for my customers I decided this was an area I wanted to focus on as I think it's a great way to travel and see a number of different destinations and cultures in one trip and with only having to unpack just ONCE! In my travels I have been to USA, England, Majority of Europe, Doha, Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau, and Fiji.

Amy Mc

Amy Mc New Zealand Manager

Favourite ship: Crown Princess
Best cruise tip:

Get to know the crew onboard your ship especially the Bar Staff. They are the people who know all the best places to visit in the ports of call and they will have lots of handy hints to help you spend your time wisely.

I love to travel and have been lucky enough to see most of the world during 12 years working for Princess Cruises as Food and Beverage Manager. I have a passion for cruising and believe its the best way to go on holiday as you only need to unpack once and you can do as much or as little as you like with your time onboard.

Kristof

Kristof Content Editor

Favourite ship: Queen Elizabeth
Best cruise tip:

Staying on the ship during a shore day can give you the chance to enjoy onboard life in a quieter, more low key way.

From party cruises in the Baltic to a classy Cunard voyage, I’ve been lucky enough to experience the full spectrum of cruise life. Onboard you’ll probably find me by the pool with a doorstop sized book in one hand and a mojito in the other, or sampling an array of delicious foods.

Haidee

Haidee Sales Support

Favourite ship: Harmony of the Seas
Best cruise tip:

Travel Insurance is highly recommended every time you travel both local and overseas. Odds are that you won’t need the travel insurance you buy, but when you do, it’s a lifesaver. It can cover a tons of different things, including if you get hurt or sick on your trip. It’s also handy if you lose your luggage or miss the ship and have to make alternate arrangements to meet your ship elsewhere or get back home, etc.

I have been working in a Tourism Industry for more than 10 years now. I've worked in a reputable travel agencies both local and overseas. And I Love to Travel to get away from the chaos of life and when I come home I've gained more perspective.

Arlene

Arlene Sales Support

Favourite ship: Ovation of the Seas
Best cruise tip:

Book for a guaranteed cabin, you will always end up with a cabin in a higher category or the same category as you booked but never a lower one. This means that you get more than what you have bargained for... and if you are not particular with a cabin location then it is a good gamble to take.

I love to travel. I am new to the Cruise Industry but always have had the passion for cruising. I hope to be able to do a World Cruise someday.

Ice

Ice Team Leader

Favourite ship: Symphony of the Seas
Best cruise tip:

Don't overpack! It's best to check the cruiseline's FAQ (frequently asked questions) before you cruise so you know what you can and cannot bring, what you need to wear on theme nights (if there's any) and check if your cabin is already supplied with a robe and toiletries so you don't need to pack one. No time to do your research? Talk to ​a ​cruise specialist!

I have been working in the travel industry for more than 2 years and I instantly fell in love with cruising!​ I am a happy and positive person​. I love travelling and see this as an investment that one needs to satisfy the soul. I want to do more than just exist so my priority is to influence people to choose happiness, be adventurous and be an instrument to help and inspire others.

Sarah

Sarah Content Editor

Favourite ship: MS Arcadia
Best cruise tip:

Don't forget to pack a power adaptor if your cruise ship doesn't have AU/NZ power points (most don't).

Cruising is one of my absolute favourite ways to travel. I love all the cruise classics like lounging by the pool with a cocktail and watching the sun sink beneath the waves - but I also make sure to visit the specialty restaurants on every voyage. They may cost a little extra, but it’s a small price to pay for so much deliciousness.

Jason

Jason Senior Cruise Consultant

Favourite ship: Celebrity Solstice
Best cruise tip:

If you are worried about getting sea-sick, take some sea sickness medication at least two prior to getting on board to help your body adjust.

Have been in travel for 10+ years now having worked with Airlines, Hotels and other travel agents, so can offer all round advice. Found my calling with Cruises when I realised the value that it included and the fun times to be had. Packing and unpacking once is just the way I like to travel and is a great feature of cruising. I've been to a total of 27 countries including most of Europe, India and the Middle East

Mike

Mike Sales Support

Favourite ship: Ovation of the Seas
Best cruise tip:

Ask for suggestions from crew members. They are familiar with the ship and know great places to go to when in port.

I have been with the travel industry since 2014. I started out as reservations for Cunard and P&O UK and also worked with P&O Australia. Since then, I started to learn more and found that I like the cruising industry. I am greatly influenced by the cruising industry as I have friends and family who are working onboard cruise ships.

Mac

Mac Team Leader

Favourite ship: Explorer of the Seas
Best cruise tip:

Never ever ignore the daily newsletter which is delivered to your cabin the night before. This letter will provide you will all the information on what to expect on a daily basis, particularly the entertainment and activities. This way, you can maximise your onboard experience.

I have been in the travel industry for 4 years now. I love the idea of travelling as it gives you a chance of seeing the other side of the world.

Felicia

Felicia Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Ovation of the seas
Best cruise tip:

If your travelling for a special occasion, always remember to let the cruise line know, so they can make your experience extra special

I love to Travel, and what better way to travel then on a cruise! I am new to the cruise industry but have worked in the travel industry around 3 years and am loving it. Cruising is such a stress free way to travel and great value for money.

Bonnie

Bonnie Assistant Consultant

Favourite ship: Majestic Princess
Best cruise tip:

If you wish to explore the destination your cruise is departing from, it is a good idea to arrive there a couple days earlier to explore.

I joined Cruise Sale Finder at the beginning of 2017. Traveling is a big part of my life having visited 15 countries. My first cruise was on Dawn Princess and from the moment I stepped onboard I caught the cruising bug. Since then I have also sailed on Majestic Princess, Celebrity Solstice and Explorer of the Seas. Cruising is a great way to see many cities around the world – it is perfect for those who enjoy a relaxing holiday and for those who like to be on the go.

Zaina

Zaina Content editor

Favourite ship: Pacific Jewel
Best cruise tip:

Consider booking a balcony cabin - having your own private outdoor space adds another level of luxury any cruise experience.

I love how cruising lets you live a life of luxury, if only for a few days or weeks. Having everything laid on for me and being able to leave my worries on shore instantly puts me in holiday mode. It doesn’t hurt that there are some great shopping opportunities onboard as well…

Ben

Ben Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Regent Navigator
Best cruise tip:

Cruise ship spas often offer discounts for first-day and port-day treatments. Stop by the spa, or check your daily newsletters to find out about deals.

I have been working as a travel agent for the last 5 years, and am just getting into the cruise industry. Cruising has been a lifelong dream of mine and I'm excited to be making that dream a reality for my clients!

Tegan

Tegan Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Oasis of the seas
Best cruise tip:

Most cruise cabin walls are metal. Pack some magnets, and you can attach your daily program to the wall for easy access

I recently joined the cruise team after working in sales in the Car Rental industry. I absolutely love traveling and think cruising has it all, from transport, accommodation, activities and entertainment and let's not forget about food (lots of food), it's the whole package

Andrea

Andrea Junior Cruise Consultant

Favourite ship: Oasis of the Seas
Best cruise tip:

Stay offline and enjoy the cruise experience!! If its necessary there are Hot spots with free wifi on ports. Also remember to switch your phone to flight mode to avoid roaming costs!

If you love traveling , cruising is such a great option to explore the world ; great value for money, hassle-free, you get spoiled , many on board activities, lot of dining choices , night entertainment and the list goes on!

Abi

Abi Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Oasis of the Seas
Best cruise tip:

If you don't enjoy your dessert ask for a different one, you can have as many as you like!

I'm new to the travel industry with a background in hospitality but I've definitely found my passion in cruises! I love to travel and have explored Europe, Asia and Australasia. Cruising has opened up a whole new world of travelling for me. A stress-free, luxurious yet completely affordable on. I don't think I will be backpacking again anytime soon!

Katz

Katz Sales Support

Favourite ship: Allure of the Seas
Best cruise tip:

Mind your spending by checking your balances using the stateroom’s smart T.V. or sail card kiosk.

I have been in the travel industry as a Cruise Specialist for 5 years. Taking a cruise takes the money hassle out of a vacation. You don't need to rent a car or drive. If you want to go on an excursion, you book your adventure, and the tour guide does the driving for you.

Aurora

Aurora Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Pacific Dawn
Best cruise tip:

When cruising you should unplug. Cruising offers a totally different experience so take it all in. Keep yourself free from distractions and stay present to not miss out on surprises happening simultaneously while on your voyage. In any case though, if one really has the FOMO (fear of missing out), internet is available on board most ships so you should check out the variety of internet packages available.

Traveling has always been my passion. It humbles me, keeps me grounded and shifts my perspective in life. I took a leap of faith when I entered the travel industry. It did not take long for me to realize that I have found my niche. My degree in Communications matched the passion I have for travel. I have the gift of gab and talking about a cruise holiday has always been a favorite topic of mine.

Jane

Jane Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Queen Mary 2
Best cruise tip:

Get to know your ship before you sail! That way, you can maximize your holiday by knowing in advance what facilities you'd like to take advantage of onboard. Also, get familiarized with your deck plan to save lots of your precious holiday time by knowing the best routes to get to your desired facilities or dining areas of choice.

Being part of the travel industry for almost 5 years, I can think of no other job that I could enjoy more. Helping all types of clients to book cruises makes me look forward to planning my next holiday. And for someone who loves to travel but hates the organising aspect of it, cruising is the perfect solution. How else can one can one go to several great destinations without having to spend too much time in booking flights and hotels separately? Only by cruising!

Anny

Anny Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Ovation of the Seas
Best cruise tip:

To avoid the hassle of waiting in lines onboard, if possible, prebook all the activities and entertainment that you can in your Cruise Personaliser before you go!

I have been working in the travel industry for almost 4 years now. Cruising is the best way to have a holiday as you don't have to worry about food, accommodation, and entertainment as these are all included in the fare. On top of that, you get to visit different destinations and meet new people in one holiday.

Elmo

Elmo Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Symphony of the Seas
Best cruise tip:

Travel while you're young and able. Don't worry about the money, just make it work. Experience is far more valuable than money will ever be.

I have been working in the travel industry for quite sometime now. I am proud to say that I help made dreams become reality. Let your dreams set sail.

Melanie

Melanie Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Pacific Dawn
Best cruise tip:

Pack a change of clothes in your carry-on bag so you don't have to wait for your luggage to be delivered to your cabin before you can slip into sandals, shorts and swimsuits.

I have been in the travel industry for 3 years. Being a Travel Agent is a Dream Job. Travel is a very personal thing,it is all about creating beautiful memories with their family and friends.

Marco

Marco Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Queen Mary 2
Best cruise tip:

If there is an option for dining time you should try and opt for the 2nd seating because many of the excursions won’t get you back in time for the early seating.

I'm a graduate of Tourism Management and have been working within the industry for 3 years, working for P&O Australia, P&O World cruising and Cunard as a Cruise Specialist. I've learned a lot about the travel industry but cruising is definitely the best way to travel as the ship is a destination itself.

Ralyn

Ralyn Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Explorer of the Seas
Best cruise tip:

Make sure you pack your gym clothes so you can visit the Gymnasium while onboard and work off the extra calories from the all you can eat buffet on the ship.

I've been in the travel industry for quite sometime now and I must say that I'm enjoying this job. I love traveling and exploring different cultures. Cruising is the best way to explore new places while still having time to relax onboard during the Sea Days.

Gayel

Gayel Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Celebrity Solstice
Best cruise tip:

Check the cruise itinerary to know which side of the ship is the best to be on. It is also best to organize your currency before you go for the various ports of call.

I started working as a Cruise Specialist almost 4 years ago, after getting my degree in International Travel and Tourism Management. I've always loved traveling, I love the excitement of it all — feeling like an explorer — discovering a new land, a new language, new money and all the little challenges that go along with it. I think that helping people manifest their dream holidays into reality is the best job for me.

Tina

Tina Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Pacific Jewel
Best cruise tip:

Don't miss out on the fun, mate! Remember, your holiday should be memorable so pump it up, make sure you have your OOTD (Outfit of the Day) ready for the Gala Night.

I've been a Hotelier for the longest time and being hospitable is part of my personality. I love the incomparable beauty of nature that you can enjoy while sailing and I believe cruising is the best way to holiday.

Ahyie

Ahyie Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Radiance of the Seas
Best cruise tip:

Before your trip, familiarize yourself with your cruise itinerary. You can ask us about what theme nights to expect onboard so you can bring along some awesome outfits with you.

I was previously employed as a Cruise Specialist with P&O and was part of Special Services Team. I've been working in the travel industry for 2 years now and I'm enjoying it! I'm always excited to learn new things especially about the different cruise lines. I love to travel mostly going to beach destinations.

Bryan

Bryan Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Azamara Pursuit
Best cruise tip:

To maximize the scenery from your balcony, check the itinerary so you can decide where your cabin should be, either on the port side or the starboard side.

I have been in the Travel Industry since 2014. I have handled clients from various countries traveling around the world by land, air and the seas. I only traveled locally but have enjoyed every bit of my travels. I enjoy the warmer weather and a little bit of the sun. Walking along a white sandy beach and watching the sea on the horizon just gives me that very relaxing feeling. I just can't wait to get to my next holiday!

Dane

Dane Cruise Specialist

Favourite ship: Queen Elizabeth
Best cruise tip:

Book a cabin which is closest to the ship's facilities where you would like to spend most of your time.

I have been in the travel industry for over 2 years now. I can say that traveling is my passion which I fully devote my energy and time to. I have visited a few Asian countries now and I was lucky to gain perspective and meet many locals.

Eden

Eden Sales Support

Favourite ship: Symphony Of The Seas
Best cruise tip:

Protect your cruise with travel insurance. It may seem like an additional expense but it is essential in regards to medical expenses, missing the ship and valuable personal items. Get covered and travel with peace of mind!

I have been in the travel industry for almost 3 years. I love traveling and to witness the breathtaking view of nature and oceans. Cruising is the best way to escape the city noise. It gives you the best adventure and magical experience.

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