This Week's Top Ten should help you get into the festive spirit and may offer a few last minute requests from Santa. As always, Dave Mills, the man who handpicks the deals, takes you through the Top Ten.

Here's a quick festive rundown of this weeks Top Ten cruise deals:

One of the best value Caribbean sailings on the site, for just £1099 this last minute offer onboard P&O Cruises' Ventura, includes return flights from London or Manchester and 14 nights of Eastern Caribbean cruising. One night onboard the ship in Barbados is also included, and can be had at the beginning or end of the cruise. Oceanview staterooms start from £1299 pp.

Next up, is a fresh out the oven deal on Fred Olsen's Braemar. This has been reduced by around £400 pp today — so comes in at just £999 pp for a two week sailing again from Barbados. This sailing takes you up the Brazilian Amazon and visits off-the-beaten-track destinations such as Santarem, Parintins and Manaus.

Another new deal follows, on Independence of the seas — Royal Caribbean's very well received ship, sailing out of Southampton. About to embark on her final season of winter sun sailings to the Canary Islands (next year she's in the Caribbean), meaning there's never been a better time to grab one of these great value relaxing breaks. 11 nights on various February dates start at £699 pp, plus free car parking!

The next bargain deal is an Italy, Spain and France cruise on MSC Splendida, one of MSC's newest ships. This one comes in at a hard to beat £479 pp including flights and transfers — plus there's no single supplement, which is superb!

A Transatlantic sailing on Norwegian Epic follows, from Miami to Barcelona. Add on two extra nights in the sun on either end of this one for £99 pp! NCL Epic offers a selection of great cruise innovations, including an ice bar, circus tent, the Blue Man Group and much more. 12 nights from just £849 pp is amazing value, with so much to see and do onboard.

Again new today, Cunard have brought out a swathe of free balcony upgrade offers on their shorter duration cruises — this deal is the pick of the bunch. Visit Amsterdam, Bruges and Paris from Le Havre and sail in a balcony for just £549 pp for five nights. Ideal for those thinking of testing the waters of cruising or getting a group together for a really nice break away next spring. Departs 18th May 2012.

An elegant 14 night Mediterranean Sailing follows on Grand Princess — again from Southampton. This has been massively reduced to just £969 for an inside stateroom, with balconies from £1469 pp. New today, Princess have introduced and extra special offer for Captain's Circle members — you can save up to an extra £100 pp off this price, plus get $100 to spend onboard! Departs 26th May 2012.

Another exclusive deal is availaible onboard the Celebrity Eclipse, sailing to the Baltic Capitals from Southampton. Includeing free car parking in Southampton and $100 complementary spending money, the 14 nights sailing starts from £1299 pp — which is a great price for a summer sailing. Balconies start from £1699. Departs 23rd June 2012.

For the second time we're featuring one of the only cruises on the site to explore the delights of the Black Sea and Transylvania, onboard Azamara Quest. This inclusive luxury smaller ship cruise enables passengers to fully immerse in this spectacular and varied part of Europe and Asia. With a comprehensive onboard guide to getting the most from each port of call along with tailoring the truly market leading shore excursions to suit every palate. With a free hotel night in Istanbul and a free upgrade to an oceanview cabin, prices start from just £2149, including all flights and transfers.

Featuring for the second time on the Top Ten, comes something for 2013, the Northern Lights from Tilbury on Marco Polo. All Northern Lights cruises for 2012 sold out long ago, so anyone wishing to marvel at this phenomena could do worse than reserving a cabin early on this one. The deposit is just £175 pp, but bookers will need to get in early. Inside cabins on this 14 night sailing, departing on Valentines Day 2013, start at £1069 pp, outsides starting at £1469 pp. What could be a more romantic gift!