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This is no denying that cruising is the biggest growth industry in New Zealand travel and agents are being urged to specialise while the going is good, writes Rebecca Williams.

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ore than 42,000 Kiwis went on a cruise in 2010 - a 36 per cent increase on the year

before - but this kind of growth will not

❤ P&O pacific dawn

conversation and qualify clients correctly. “If you get them on the right ship

over the next two seasons. In fact, a record number of ships are expected in

the first time they will become repeat

Auckland this coming season, with 97 on

passengers.

the schedule, up from last year’s record

The primary objection from people

high of 79. At the height of the summer

International Cruise Council of

who have not cruised before is they will

season, in January and February 2012,

Australasia (ICCA) general manager

be bored, cooped up and claustrophobic.

22 ships are expected each month.

Brett Jardine admitted that, like any

An experienced consultant can argue

product cycle, it was impossible to

that there are cruising, which are more

cruise bookings for the 2012/13 season

sustain such huge growth and business

about what is happening off the ship, port

have cracked the century mark, with 101

would plateau eventually.

intensive and expedition style.”

ship calls booked already.

Growth industry

industry is forecast to generate $177m

last forever.

“In the 2011 season, the cruise

In order to maximize sales now and encourage repeat business for later, he urged agents to become accredited

Ports of Auckland have announced that

Cruising has fared bumpy waters

of direct expenditure in Auckland.  This

as capacity issues, natural disasters

cash injection into the local economy will

and economic woes made for stormy

generate an additional $71m of value

Zealand travel store are now members

conditions. The beacon of hope was a

add and 1044 jobs,” said Ports general

of the programme, with 227 accredited

strong Kiwi dollar.

manager Wayne Mills.

cruise consultants. Approximately one in three New

cruise consultants and 23 master cruise

“People have looked at how they are

It is not just Auckland benefitting

spending in the tough financial conditions

from the boom, Tourism New Zealand

and cruising offers good value… 2011

has come on board with ICCA to promote

of the cruise lines and it gives clients

passenger numbers will not be released

everything the country has to offer.

reassurance and helps agents stand out

until 2012 but anecdotally the are looking

[from the crowd],” said Jardine.

good,” said Jardine.

consultants in the country. “[ICCA] accreditation is issued on behalf

“Cruising offers a taste of a destination and travellers will go back and stay

He said agents who underwent the

He said cruise lines have supplied

longer next time. Tourism New Zealand

training were given the ammunition to

capacity to meet ongoing demand and

understand this and has come on board

sell with confidence, put cruising into the

there would be a significant increase

to build an understanding of New Zealand

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as a destination,” said Jardine.

Where are Kiwis headed?

NZ finalist) said Mediterranean cruises

call. I’m looking forward to completing

continued to sell well in the Kiwi market.

my masters next year and hopefully

“It is a good way to have a taste of a

attending Cruise 360 the following year.

number of European countries without

My favourite way to gain knowledge of

of passengers cruised in local waters last

the hassles that independent travel

cruising is to cruise myself.”

year, with 42 per cent (18,153 passengers)

can sometimes bring such as driving

opting for a South Pacific holiday, nine per

difficulties, limited parking and locating

the most recent being a Holland America

cent (3862) sailing in Australian waters

hotels. Plus you only have to unpack once

Alaskan cruise in September.

and three per cent in New Zealand.

- as we all regularly tell clients.”  

ICCA statistics reveal that 54 per cent

Further afield, Europe was the biggest draw card attracting 20 per cent of

She said clients also find Med cruising

Bint has cruised “only” six times with

“I did a magnificent shore excursion in a float plane over glaciers to Taku Glacier Lodge where we ate BBQ salmon and saw

cost effective and stress free. “It is a bit like an escorted tour as

black bears; just fantastic. My favourite

Alaska appealed to five per cent (2281).

everything is done for you, yet you can

cruise so far has been my Luftner River

Six per cent of passengers (2372) chose

have your independence on shore if

Cruise, which I escorted a group on. We

a river cruise.

you’re not keen on taking advantage of

cruised from Amsterdam to Budapest

the shore excursions offered.”

and had sunshine every day, magnificent

New Zealand passengers (8390) while

While overall numbers grew in 2010, the biggest growth in passenger numbers

A passion for cruising has certainly

food, wonderful shore excursions and

came in the South Pacific (49.4 per cent

helped Bint specialise and annual

always had something to look at whether

increase) and Europe (49.8 per cent).

consultant training days have enabled her

it was all the locks we went through or the

to build relationships with the suppliers,

beautiful countryside dotted with castles.”

In other trends, the statistics show a rise in the popularity of shorter cruises with voyages of seven days or less

which “makes a huge difference”. “If I’m quoting a destination that has a

It will come as no surprise that she already has another adventure in the works.

accounting for 25 per cent of passenger

cruise option, I’ll always suggest it to my

numbers, up from 13 per cent in 2009.

clients. Here at Mondo Travel Orewa we

Meanwhile, cruises of 15 days or more

escort a number of tours each year and

which is on the Allure of the Seas in May

decreased to around 15 per cent in 2010,

always include cruising as an add on.”

next year. I also have my eye on Celebrity

down from 26 per cent in 2009.

She recommended the ICCA training as

“I’ve already planned my next cruise,

Silhouette, which I’ve heard is amazing.”

a way to gain confidence in selling cruise

A word from the wise

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itineraries.

Heather Bint from Mondo Travel Orewa (ICCA Cruise Consultant of the Year –

“It gives you knowledge of the different cruise lines and their ports of

Remote island escapes A ranui Cruises offer soft

adventure with 16 ports of

call from Tahiti including the

Marquesas Islands and Tuamotu atolls

onboard the cargo passenger Aranui 3. The all-inclusive cruise package

equipment to the remote island.

Agents can get a taste of the ship first-

hand when she is scheduled to arrive in New Zealand January 2012. 

“Aranui 3 will be at the Devonport Naval base for dry docking, mainly for

includes
a 13-night/14-day voyage with

general maintenance, hull repainting,

three meals per day, all shore excursions

engine overhaul, carpet replacing for the

accompanied by experienced tour guides,

suites and deluxe cabins,” said Aranui

visits to remote villages, hiking, picnics,

regional representative Laurent Wong.

restaurants, barbecues on the beach,

“Every three years, we choose

overseas tourists are expected in the Marquesas this December, as the mini

sight-seeing tours by four wheel drive and

Devonport Naval Base because it is one

Festival of the Arts (December 15-18) will

on-site archaeological lectures.

of the nearest facility to Tahiti, also

be hosted in the island of Nuku Hiva. 

Aranui 3 can accommodate up to 200 passengers per cruise with its 86 outside cabins ranging from suites with balcony,

our dry dock in Papeete is too small to

“I believe New Zealand is also taking part in the festival and Air Tahiti will

accommodate Aranui 3.” Tahiti Tourisme will organise a

be increasing the domestic flights from

deluxe, standard A cabins and a multiple

small and very limited group of travel

Papeete to the Marquesas. The Aranui

share dormitory with a total of 18

wholesalers and agents for a one-hour on

voyage departing December 9 is now fully

individual berths.

board visit on the last day of dry-docking,

booked out due to the celebration.”

The ship provides the only real contact the Marquesas Islands get, supplying essentials such as food, mail and other

which will coincide with the Auckland departure day. In other news, an increase of local and

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Arabian treasures with MSC MSC are offering a new perspective on

cabins and suites, and will offer 19 eight-

United Arab Emirates from their new

day/seven-night cruises with prices

homeport in Abu Dhabi.

starting at $1069 per person twin share.

afternoon tour. “MSC Cruises moved quickly to build on Abu Dhabi’s emerging popularity by establishing the centre as an

The Italian cruise line has deployed

Ports of call include Al Fujairah in the

MSC Lirica to Abu Dhabi steering cruise

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Khasab and

embarkation hub and we are excited

tourism to a region that prides itself on

Muscat, both in Oman, with an exciting

with the prospects,” said MSC managing

rich history, soft sandy beaches, desert

range of shore excursions. Among the

director Lynne Clarke.

safaris, giant mosques, and modern

options in Dubai are a sunset dhow

additions to the skylines.

cruise with shopping tour and a dune

The 59,000-tonne MSC Lirica has a

drive safari. While in Abu Dhabi, guests

capacity for almost 2200 guests in 784

can come face to face with falcons on an

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Cruise news

Vikings go long

❤ Viking Longship

Viking River Cruises have been

longships offer the largest real suites in

itineraries including the 15-day Grand

overwhelmed by demand for longships

Europe, featuring separate sleeping and

European Tour, eight-day Romantic

since introducing them earlier this year

living rooms in each of its Explorer Suites

Danube, eight-day Danube Waltz, 10-day

and will up the fleet by six in 2012, two

and Veranda Suites, as well as more full-

Tulips & Windmills and eight-day Rhine

more than anticipated.

size rooms and full-size verandas than

Getaway.

other European river cruise vessels.

The new ships are part of company’s

Additional departures have also been

fleet development program, comprised of

In addition, most staterooms feature a

added in late 2012 so that guests can

several complete refurbishments plus the

veranda, balcony or both.

experience Europe’s festive Christmas

introduction of ten new longships by 2014.

Other key innovations include allweather indoor/outdoor Aquavit Terrace

Designed by celebrated maritime

markets. Viking’s all-inclusive pricing features

architects Yran & Storbraaten - the team

that brings the outdoor river scenery

accommodation, all onboard meals, daily

behind the Disney Dream and the Yachts

indoors with retractable floor-to-ceiling

guided shore excursions, port charges,

of Seabourn - the new ships integrate

glass doors, al fresco dining areas on

shipboard gratuities and more.

cutting-edge technology with amenities

the upper deck, energy-efficient hybrid

that reflect guest preferences and recent

engines, solar panels and an onboard

travel trends.

organic herb garden.

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The six ships are scheduled to

By shifting the corridor one metre and reorienting the staterooms, Viking

sail Viking’s most popular European

❤ Ocean View Stateroom

New look for Norwegians Norwegian Cruise Line has invested millions to enhance both Norwegian Spirit and Norwegian Jade.  The 2,018-passenger Norwegian Spirit now has Wi-Fi throughout, new carpet and flat screen TVs. The Stardust Theatre and Raffles Court (the ship’s buffet restaurant) have also been overhauled. Norwegian Jade enters dry dock for refurbishment on November 26 until December 8. During this time, the 2,402 passenger ship will receive signature Brazilian steakhouse, Moderno Churrascia, replacing Paniolo’s Tapas and Salsa restaurant on Deck 8. The ship will also receive technical enhancements including new propeller and thrust bearings; seals on the Azipod propulsion systems; as well as a new coat of hull paint.  Norwegian Jade sails year-round from Europe. Both Norwegian Dawn and Norwegian Sun received major enhancements earlier this year.

❤ Norwegian Spirit

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Cruise chart CRUISE LINE(S)

POPULAR SHIPS

PAX

HOME BASE AND CRUISING REGION

ARANUI CRUISES PHONE +61 3 9449 3778 • FAX +61 3 9449 2433 • EMAIL (ENQUIRIES) info@aranuicruises.com.au • EMAIL (BOOKINGS) reservations@aranui.com • WEBSITE www.aranuicruises.com.au Aranui Cruises

Aranui 3

200

Based in Tahiti, main destination to 6 remote Marquesas Islands (Ua Pou, Nuku Hiva, Hiva Oa, Fatu Hiva, Tahuata, Ua Huka) with 2 Tuamotu atolls (Fakarava, Rangiroa). Duration: 14 day cruise, frequency: 16 per year

CRUISE LINE(S)

CLIENT PROFILE

Soft adventure cruise aboard a 2003 custom built “passenger-freighter” with 86 cabins onboard, bars, restaurant, swimming pool. 12-14 fully guided onshore excursions (visit local villages, tikis, beaches, dance shows, 4WD sightseeing tours), 3 meals/ day included

Avalon Vista

166

European Rivers – Rhine, Main & Danube

Avalon Visionary

128

European Rivers – Rhine and Christmastime cruises

Avalon Panorama

166

European Rivers – Rhine, Main & Danube

Avalon Luminary

138

Rhine, Danube, Main

Avalon Felicity

138

Rhine

Avalon Creativity

140

European Rivers - Seine

Avalon Scenery

138

European Rivers – Rhone, Saone

Avalon Affinity

138

European Rivers – Rhine, Danube, Main, Moselle

Avalon Tranquility

170

Europeans Rivers – Rhine, Danube, Main

Oceania Cruises (GSA)

Avalon Waterways’ revolutionary new ‘Suite Ships’ offer two full decks of Panorama Suites featuring wall-to-wall panoramic windows that slides back to create unique open-airbalconies Deluxe river cruising aboard Europe’s youngest fleet. Enjoy superb cuisine, regional wines included with dinner along with beer & soft drinks, impeccable service and a range of included on-shore sightseeing

European Rivers – Rhine, Danube, Main

Avalon Tapestry 164

European rivers - Danube

Avalon Angkor

32

Mekong River, South East Asia

Explore south east Asia in pure luxury on this brand new ship and experience all that the Mekong has to offer

MS Mayfair

148

Nile river, Egypt

Sail through 5-thousand years of history in luxury

MS Kasr Ibrim

130

Lake Nasser, Egypt

Victoria Jenna

378

Yangtze River, China

Victoria Anna

258

Santa Cruz

88

Galapagos Islands, South America

Amabella Amacello Amadante Amadolce

150-162

684

Mediterranean, South America, Trans Atlantic, Europe

Sophisticated couples (40-65) seeking a premium cruise experience. Casual Elegance

Marina

1250

Mediterranean, West & Atlantic Islands, South Pacific, New Zealand, South America, Trans Atlantic, Panama & Central America, Caribbean, British Isles, Scandinavia & Baltic, Arctic North Atlantic, World Cruise & Sectors, Europe

Sophisticated couples (40-65) seeking a premium cruise experience. Casual Elegance

Nautica

684

Mediterranean, Asia, West & Atlantic Islands, Africa (North & Middle East), World Cruises & Sectors, Scandinavia & Baltic, Arctic North Atlantic, British Isles, Europe

Sophisticated couples (40-65) seeking a premium cruise experience. Casual Elegance

Regatta

684

South America, Caribbean, Panama & Central America, South Pacific & New Zealand, Panama & Central America, Trans Atlantic, Mediterranean, Canada & New England

Sophisticated couples (40-65) seeking a premium cruise experience. Casual Elegance

Riviera

1250

Mediterranean Caribbean, West & Atlantic Islands, Europe

Sophisticated couples (40-65) seeking a premium cruise experience. Casual Elegance

350

Scandinavia, Baltic, British Isles, Mediterranean, India & Indian Ocean, Asia, Africa (North & Middle East), Norwegian Fjords, West & Atlantic Islands

Cultured clients (50-70) seeking more destination focussed cruising.

Seven Seas Voyager

694

Mediterranean, Africa (North & Middle East), Trans Atlantic, World Cruises & Sectors, India & Indian Ocean, South Pacific & New Zealand, British Isles, Arctic North Atlantic, Norwegian Fjords, Scandinavia & Baltic, West & Atlantic Islands

Luxury Cruisers after all-inclusive experience. 30-65yrs old, itinerary intensive, casual country club ambience.

Seven Seas Mariner

690

Mediterranean, Europe, Trans Atlantic, Caribbean, South America World Cruise & Sectors

Luxury Cruisers after all-inclusive experience. 30-65yrs old, itinerary intensive, casual country club ambience.

Seven Seas Navigator

494

Bermuda, Caribbean, South America, Caribbean, Panama & Central America, Alaska & Canada West, Canada & New England

Luxury Cruisers after all-inclusive experience. 30-65yrs old, itinerary intensive, casual country club ambience.

Discovery

700

World Cruise & Sectors, Africa (North & Middle East), Asia, India & Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, Scandinavia & Baltic, British Isles, West & Atlantic Islands, Arctic North Atlantic, Norwegian Fjords, British Isles, Europe

Cultured clients (50-70) seeking more destination focussed cruising.

Voyager

550

Europe, Caribbean, South America, Panama, Trans Atlantic

Cultured clients (50-70) seeking more destination focussed cruising.

Discover the unique natural wonders and historic treasures of this region

PHONE 09 302 5780 or 0800 278 687 • FAX 09 302 0970 • EMAIL info@aptouring.co.nz APT Europe River Cruises (OP)

Regent Seven Seas Cruises (GSA)

Deluxe explorations in China’s rich history & culture

APT GROUP Europe, Paris, Amsterdam, Mature travellers 40+ Regensburg, Linz, Melk, Budapest, Prague, Bucharest, Provence, Portugal, Spain

Voyages of Discovery (GSA)

Amalegro Amalyra Amaverde

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CLIENT PROFILE

Insigna

Swan Hellenic Minerva (GSA)

Avalon Imagery 170

HOME BASE AND CRUISING REGION

PAX

CRUISE HOLIDAYS PHONE (09) 523 7788 • FAX (09) 537 7780 EMAIL cruise@cruising.co.nz • WEBSITE www.cruiseholidays.co.nz

AVALON WATERWAYS PHONE 0800 456 287 • FAX 09 379 9239 EMAIL nzreservations@globustours.co.nz • WEBSITE www.avalonwaterways.co.nz Avalon Waterways (W)

POPULAR SHIPS

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Cruise chart CRUISE LINE(S)

POPULAR SHIPS

PAX

HOME BASE AND CRUISING REGION

Aegean Odyssey

350

Europe, Mediterranean, Africa (North & Middle East), Egypt & Nile

Cultured clients (50-70) seeking more destination focussed cruising, with an keen interest in ancient civilisations and history.

Holland America Line (GSA)

PHONE +61 2 8913 0797 • FAX +61 2 9956 7707 EMAIL sales@creativecruising.com.au • WEBSITE www.starclippers.com

Cristal, Louis Louis Cruise Lines Majesty (GSA Australia Aquamarine and NZ) Coral

170-227

12001500

Orient Queen Thomson Cruises (GSA Australia and NZ)

Dream, Island Escape, Destiny, Spirit, Celebration

Mid-size ships 12001500

HOME BASE AND CRUISING REGION

PAX

CLIENT PROFILE

• EMAIL reservations@francistravelmarketing.co.nz • WEBSITE www.francistravelmarketing.co.nz

CREATIVE CRUISING

Star Clippers Star Clipper (GSA Australia Star Flyer and NZ) Royal Clipper

POPULAR SHIPS

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CRUISE HOLIDAYS continued... Voyages to Antiquity (GSA)

CRUISE LINE(S)

CLIENT PROFILE

Caribbean, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama Canal, Eastern Mediterranean (Greek Islands, Turkey, Croatia) and Western Mediteranean (Italy, Sicily, Monaco & French Riviera, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Morocco), Baltic, Northern Europe and Atlantic Ocean crossings

Luxury 4-star sailing experience aboard the largest true sailing ships in the world, where the sailing traditions of the past are married with the comforts of the present. These ships provide a once in a life opportunity to explore small and exotic ports enjoying the unique style of cruising

3 to 16 days itineraries to Canary Islands, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Gibraltar, Greece and Greek Islands, Israel, Italy, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia

Classic 3.5 – 4-star cruise style offering casual and friendly atmosphere, warm Greek hospitality and attentive service with a focus on experiencing the Mediterranean

7-15 night itineraries Eastern & Western Mediterranean, The Caribbean, The Red Sea & Canary Islands.

3+ plus star traditional British cruising to the Mediterranean. Affordable pricing, appealing to all kinds of travelers including young, mature couples, as well as families and first time cruises

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Ponant (W)

Nieuw Amsterdam

2106

Eurodam

2104

Amsterdam

1380

Rotterdam

1404

Ryndam

1260

Maasdam

1258

Veendam

1350

Statendam

1260

Volendam

1432

Zaandam

1432

Westerdam

1916

Alaska Australia & New Zealand Asia and South pacific Bermuda Caribbean Canada & New England Mediterranean & Black Sea Northern Europe & Baltic Sea Hawaii Mexico Panama Canal South America & Antarctica Grand Voyages

All ages from families through to Groups of any denomination

Oosterdam

1916

Zuiderdam

1916

Noordam

1918

Prinsendam

835

Le Ponant

64

Mediterranean & Iberian Peninsula, Red Sea & Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean, Thailand, Malaysia

Small ship cruisers

Le Levant

90

Mediterranean & Iberian Peninsula, South America & Caribbean

Small ship cruisers

Le Diamant

226

Northern Europe & Greenland, Mediterranean & Iberian Peninsula, Antarctica, South America & Caribbean, Asia

Expedition, adventure

Le Boreal

264

L’Aural

264

Northern Europe & Mega launch Greenland, Mediterranean & Iberian Peninsula, South America and Antarctica

EMAIL hurtigruten@discovertheworld.co.nz • WEBSITE www.hurtigruten.co.uk

Lueftner (W)

9 River Ships

150

River cruisers

Hurtigruten (GSA)

Danube, Maine & Rhine Rivers

Pandaw (W)

6 River Ships

48-66

Borneo, India, Myanmar, Mekong

Expedition, adventure

Hurtigruten (W)

14 Ships

Up to 1000

Europe & Scandinavia

All ages

Carnival Cruise Lines (GSA)

25 Ships

1452 Up to 3646

Mediterranean, Alaska, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Baja Mexico, Bermuda,Hawaii

Families all age groups

Windstar Cruises (GSA)

Wind Surf

312 148

Europe, Caribbean, Panama Canal

Small ship cruisers

Wind Star Wind Spirit

148

MS Fram

315

Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland, Spitsbergen

Mid 50’s, well travelled, looking for different experience

MS Midnatsol, MS Trollfjord

8001000

Norwegian Coastal Voyages; Bergen – Kirkeness – Bergen – newer Ships

Well travelled, looking for a different experience

MS Nordnorge, MS Polarlys, MS Nordkapp, MS Nordlys, MS Richard With, MS Kong Harald

600 – 700

Norwegian Coastal Voyages; Bergen – Kirkeness – Bergen Mid Generation ships

Well travelled, looking for a different experience

MS Vesteralen, MS Lofoten

400 – 500

Norwegian Coastal Voyages; Bergen – Kirkeness – Bergen More traditional ships

Well travelled, looking for a different experience

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Aranui 3

200

Tahiti & Marquesas Islands

*Refer to Aranui Cruises

Azamara (W)

Azamara Journey

866

Suitable for mature couples seeking a getaway

Azamara Quest 777

Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Mexico, Panama Canal, Transatlantic

Barefoot Cruises (W)

Reef Odyssey

39

Whitsundays

Boutique cruise company

Blue Lagoon Cruises (W)

Various

52-72

Yasawa Islands

*Refer to Blue Lagoon Cruises

Captain Cook Cruises (W)

Murray Princess

129

Small ship cruising

Coral Princess.

50

Yasawa Islands, Murray River, Sydney, Great Barrier Reef

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150

Rhine, Main, Moselle, Danube, Rhone, Benelux

Four-star plus, deluxe river ships; 35+ professionals (also open ages)

6-12

France, Germany, Italy, Five-star boutique hotel Netherlands, Belgium, barges; think ‘Rick Stein’ Ireland, Scotland, England (open age) Charters available

European Waterways (W)

Various

Douroazul (W)

Various

130

Portugal & Spain

Le Boat (W)

Self Drive Canal Boats

2-12

Europe, England, Scotland, Couples, Friends, Families Ireland with children

Self Drive Canal Boats

2-12

Locaboat (W)

Europe & Ireland

Four-star deluxe river ships; 35+ professionals (also open ages)

Reef Endeavour 156 Carnival Cruises (W)

Various

20523006

Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Europe, Canada New England, Caribbean

Younger singles, couples, children

Celebrity (W)

Various

96-2886

Caribbean, Mediterranean, Trans Atlantic, Alaska, Panama Canal, Hawai’i, Canada, Australia, NZ, Europe and Galapagos Islands

For well-travelled couples and singles of 40 and above. Some ships suited more for children than others. Large ships with a European-style service

Couples, Friends, Families with children

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48 50

Oceanic Discoverer

72

Cruise North Expeditions (W)

Lyubov Orlova

122

Cunard (W)

Queen Elizabeth

2092

Queen Mary 2

2592

Queen Victoria

2000

Disney Cruise Lines (W)

Various

Holland America (W)

Various

Hurtigruten (W)

Exclusive itineraries introduce the very best of small ship adventure / expedition cruising in total comfort and unmatched style

Canada, Arctic

Ideal for anyone with an inquiring mind who is reasonably fit and in good health

Transatlantic, East USA, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, British Isles, Caribbean, Canary Islands, Canada and New England and World Cruises

For couples and singles who enjoy a cosmopolitan setting, a floating city at sea with an extensive array of facilities

17504000

Bahamas, Caribbean and Mexico

Great for families with children or grandchildren

7932106

Alaska, Asia, Pacific, Australia, NZ, Canada, New England, Caribbean, Europe, Hawai’i, Mexico, Panama Canal, South America, Pacific Norwest and World Cruising

The fleet is designed for spaciousness onboard and all ships do suit passengers of all ages. The longer voyage type cruises are more popular with senior passengers

6001000

Bergen to Kirkenes return

Ms Fram

400-500

Antarctica, Disko Bay Greenland

Le boat (W)

Europe

Open age

Mediterranean / Greek Islands

Couples and singles wanting to visit the Greek Isles in moderate comfortable surroundings at a modest price

berths Various

12001500

6883150

Caribbean, Canada & New England, Alaska, Mexico, Panama Canal, Europe, Northern Europe, Baltic, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Africa, Pacific Islands, Hawai’i, Tahiti and South America

Best suited to couples of all ages, families with children and teenagers and singles who like to mingle in a big ship choice, small ship feel

Royal Caribbean International (W)

Various

20005402

Caribbean, Mediterranean, Bermuda, Canada, New England, West and Atlantic Island, British Isles, Atlantic Trans, Scandi-Russia, Panama and Central America, Northern Europe, Bahamas, Mexico, Alaska, South America

From children to Grandparent, RCI cruising is for everybody no matter what your age

Sea Trek Sailing Adventures (W)

Katharina

36

Indonesia

All ages

Silversea (W & OR)

Various

132-540

Worldwide

*Refer to Silversea

Star Clipper (W)

Star Flyer

170-227

Far East, Eastern Mediterranean, Indian Ocean Crossings and the Caribbean

For couples and singles who don’t want a ‘normal cruise ship’ but enjoy sailing

1530

Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan

No kids club. Virgo and Aquarius cater for families and have kids clubs

Star Clipper

Star Cruises (W)

SuperStar Aquarius

SuperStar Libra 1510 Great for a first cruise for fisherman

Louis Cruises Lines (W)

Various

SuperStar Virgo 1974

Hauraki Gulf, NZ

2-8

Various

4861741

Mediterranean, Canaray Islands, Red Sea

Open age

Tui Tai Adventures (W)

Tui Tai

24

Fiji

A steel mono hulled motor yacht – an off the beaten track sailing adventure

Variety Cruises (W)

Various

8-58

Greece, The Adriatic, The Red Sea, West Africa

Discerning travellers seeking a small ship experience

Viking River Cruises (W)

Various

124-306

China, Egypt, Europe, Russia

*Refer to Viking River Cruises

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Various

150

Europe River Cruising

MSC Cruises (W)

Various

15663274

Mediterranean, Northern *Refer to MSC Cruises Europe, South America, Ocean Voyages, Caribbean and Southern Africa

Tu-Ya

120

Norwegian Cruise Lines (W)

Various

14624000

South America, Western Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexican Riviera, Hawai’i, Mediterranean, Baltic’s and Alaska

NCL ships are best suited to first-time young (and young at heart) couples, single passengers, children and teenagers

Presidential Nile Cruise

110

Orion Expedition Cruises (W)

Orion

Australia, Kimberley, East and South Coast, Great Barrier Reef, Tasmania, Arnhem Land, Papua New Guinea, Asia, NZ Sub-Antarctic Islands, Antarctica ex NZ.

45+

Oberoi Philae Cruise

120

Dahabiya

16

Pakhomov, Kirov, Surkov

212

South Pacific, Australia and NZ

For young and young-atheart couples, singles and families with children, Australian Style

P&O Cruises South Pacific (W)

P&O World Voyages (W)

Pacific Dawn

2000

Pacific Jewel

2014

Pacific Pearl

1856

Pacific Sun

1900

Various

11883052

Worldwide

50+

Thomson Cruises (W)

Luftner River Cruises (W)

106

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Princess Cruises (W)

Royal Clipper

Well travelled, early 50's plus

Island Escape Island Passage 20 Cruises (W) Over 1000 boats

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FREEPHONE 0508 100 111• FREEFAX 0508 700 700 • EMAIL info@innovativetravel.co.nz Nile Cruises Egypt

Viking Lavrinenkov

Best suited for adults of all ages (although most cruises attract pax over 50 years) and families with children

Various

56-66

Asia

Open Age

Paul Gauguin (W)

M/S Paul Gauguin

332

Tahiti, French Polynesia & the South Pacific

Couples and singles 50 +

120

Egypt

Open age

Waterways of the Tsars

Open age

Sonesta Cruises

Viking River Cruises

Pandaw (W)

Ti-Yi

Footsteps of the Cossacks

Viking Neptune

150

Eastern European Odyssey

Viking Schumann

124

Berlin - Prague - The Elbe

Viking Spirit, Europe, Pride

150

Romantic Danube

Viking Spirit, Europe, Pride

The Grand European

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Viking Sun

198

Treasures of the Rhine

Viking Neptune

150

European Adventure

Viking Spirit, Sky, Pride

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CroisiEurope

Camargue

120

Boheme

Rhone, Saone - France

Symphonie Rhine

Heart of Germany & Xmas Markets

Mistral

Rhone, Saone - France

Viking Spirit, Pride

Dutch Journey

Renoir

Seine - France

Viking Neptune, Sky, Europe, Pride

Holland/Belgium - Tulips & Windmills

Monet

Danube

Michelangelo

Po & Venice

Victor Hugo

Tizsa - Hungary

Mona Lisa

Rhine

154

Van Gogh

Paris & the Heart of Normandy

Viking Burgundy

Burgundy & Provence

Viking Seine, Burgundy

France’s Finest

Rhone Princess France Modiglian

Danube

Russia

Seine Princess

Seine - France Rhine

Europe

Leonard De Vinci

Viking Peterhof

196

Viking Legend

189

Viking Freya

190

Botticelli

Viking Idun

190

Viking Njord

190

Vasco Da Gama

Viking Odin

190

Viking Century Sky

306

Infante D. Henrique

Viking Century Sun

306

Beethoven

Viking Emerald

256

China

M/S Chernishevsky, Dostoevsky, Litvinov

270

Russia, Baltics, Central Asia, Scandinavia, Ukraine

M/S Russ

255

Russia, Baltics, Central Asia, Scandinavia, Ukraine

Russian Waterway Cruises

M/S Shevchenko

255

Kiev to Istanbul

Russian Waterway Ferries

MS Regina Baltica & MS Victoria

255

The Baltics

Open age

Star Clipper

Royal Clipper

228

Open age

Star Clipper

170

Western Mediterranean, Caribbean

Star Flyer

170

Dalmatian Cruises

various

16-34

Adriatic Coast, Croatia

Open age

Adriatic Cruises

MV Arion

320

Adriatic

Open age

MSC

MSC Lirica

1500

Italy, France, Spain

Open age

MSC Opera

1700

Italy, Greece, Croatia, Turkey

Hydrafoil

200300

Vienna, Budapest Eastern Europe

St -Odile

120

Catamaran

150

Duoro - Portugal

Fernao De Magalhaes

Danube

Europe

Open age

MS Belle De Cadix

170

Guadiana, Guadalquivir - Spain

Vivaldi

150

Danube

Belle Adriatique

200

Croatia and Red Sea Greece & Turkey

Variety Cruise

50

Zeus Casual Cruises

50

Greek Islands and Red Sea

The Baltics

Monarch Lines Global Adventures

Cycle & Sail

16-34

Greek Islands and Red Sea

Open age

Greek Islands and Red Sea

Open age

Greece/Turkey/Croatia/ Vietnam

Open age

Eastern Mediterranean (Greek Islands), Far East

Greek Island Cruises Rhine

Open age

Princesse Sissi

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Black Sea

Open age

Scandinavia

CroisiEurope

Open age

Danube

Douce France

Viking Seine

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Danube Explorer

Viking Europe

Russian Waterway Cruises

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Adventure Canada (OR)

Clipper Adventurer

118

Arctic, Eastern Canada

Open Age Exploration and Adventure

Captain Cook Cruises (W)

Murray Princess

50 – 120

Murray River / Sydney Harbour, Fiji, Great Barrier

Open Age / Family

Fleet of 23+ ships

20523646

Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada & New Open Age / Family England, Europe, Transatlantic, Tahiti & Fiji Islands

Celebrity Cruises (W)

Fleet of 11 ships

92-2886

Europe, Caribbean, Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, Panama Canal, South America, North America, Transatlantic

Open Age 5-Star

Classic International Cruises (GSA)

Fleet of 4 ships 334-650

Australia, Asia, Europe, Ocean Voyages

45+ Boutique Traditional

Australia - Great Barrier Reef, Kimberley, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia

Expedition

MSC Cruises (GSA)

MSC Divina

MSC Fantasia

4345

3274

MSC Splendida 3274

MSC Magnifica

3013

Cruising ex Venice to Mediterranean from 19 May 2012

Cruising ex Genoa to Mediterranean

Cruising ex Genoa to Mediterranean

Cruising the Mediterranean and Northern Europe

The newest ship in the fleet MSC Divina will offer class and style as well as the exclusivity of MSC Yacht Club and the wellness of the Aurea Suites. Joining the fleet in May 2012 Stylish elegant charm makes her a queen of the sea, christened in December 2008 and offering the stylish contemporary design. The 71 MSC Yacht Club suites are exactly like the excecutive club in a 5 star hotel and the new Aurea Suites offer a great package for those lookign for health and wellbeing.

4th in the “Musica Class, christened in March 2010 and offering the beautiful warmth of Italian contemporary style

3013

Cruising Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Caribbean and Ocean Voyages

3rd in the “Musica Class”, state of the art elegance and design

MSC Orchestra

3013

Cruising Mediterranean, South America and Ocean Voyages

2nd in the “Musica Class” with elegance and Italian charm

Cruising Mediterranean, South America and Ocean Voyages

1st in the “Musica Class”, a popular ship offering excellent charm and style

3013

MSC Opera

2055

Cruising Mediterranean, Northern Europe, South America and Ocean Voyages

4th in the “Lirica Class” offers pioneer designs and distinct Italian flavour

MSC Lirica

2069

Cruising Northern Europe, Abu Dhabi and Emirates and Ocean Voyages

3rd in the “Lirica Class with contemporary designs

MSC Sinfonia

2087

Cruising Mediterranean, South Africa and Ocean Voyages

2nd in the “Lirica Class with relaxing charm

MSC Armonia

2087

Cruising Mediterranean, South America and Ocean Voyages

1st in the “Lirica Class offering a cosmopolitan atmosphere

MSC Melody

1492

Cruising Mediterranean, South Africa and Ocean Voyages

Intimate charm and personal style

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Sister ship to MSC Fantasia, launched July 2009 with mini bowling alleys, modern contemporary designs, eco friendly cruising and the exclusive MSC Yacht Club and the wellness of the Aurea Suites with included treatments taken in the spa onboard

MSC Poesia

MSC Musica

Carnival (W)

12 Vessels

Safari Spirit American Safari Cruises Safari Quest (W)

Aranui Freighter Cruises (W) Aqua Expeditions (W)

124-212

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Safari Explorer

40

Aranui 3

200

M/V Aqua

24

M/V Aria

32

Azamara Club Journey & Quest Cruises (W)

694

Europe, Russia, Mekong Rivers

Open Age

Alaska, Mexico, Hawaii, Columbia & Snake Rivers, Alaska

Luxury Adventure Cruising

Tahitian Islands

Open Age – Freighter Cruising

Amazon (Peru)

Luxury / Expedition

Asia, Europe, Black Sea, South America, West Indies, Trans Oceanic

Luxury

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Cruceros Australis (W)

Via Australis, 136-210 Stella Australis

South America - Patagonia Expedition

Costa Cruises (OR)

Fleet of 15 ships

13043780

Mediterranean, Norwegian Fjords, Baltic, Caribbean, Transatlantic, Sth America, China & Sth East Asia

Open Age, Children’s club

Cunard (W)

Queen Mary 2

2620 2014

Queen Elizabeth

2092

Transatlantic, Mediterranean, Caribbean & World Cruise

Open Age

Queen Victoria

Holland America (W)

Fleet of 15 ships

7942272

Worldwide

Open Age

Hurtigruten

Fleet of 14 ships

100-656

Norway, Antarctica

Open Age

InnerSea Discoveries (W)

Wilderness Adventurer

60

Alaska

Adventure Cruising

Wilderness Discoverer

76

Louis Cruises

Fleet of 9

968 1800

Greek Islands/ Mediterranean

Open Age

Marco Polo (OR)

Marco Polo

820

Amazon & West Indies, Baltic Cities & Russia, British Isles, Caribbean, Europe

Open Age

Ocean Countess

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46-72

14

MSC (W)

Fleet of 12 ships

14923959

Europe, Caribbean, South America, North America, South Africa, Ocean Voyages

Open Age, Family

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) (W)

Fleet of 10 ships

14622402

Alaska, Caribbean, Northern Europe, Mediterranean, Panama Canal, Mexican Rivera, Bahamas, Canada / New England, Hawaii

Open Age

Nicko Tours (GSA)

Fleet of 30 vessels

56-280

Europe & Russian Waterways

Value Based / German Speaking

Orion Expedition Cruises (W)

Orion & Orion II 106

Australia, Antarctica, East Timor, Papua New Guinea, Asia

Luxury Adventure

Princess Cruises (W)

Fleet of 18 Ships

670 – 3100

French Polynesia, Alaska, South Pacific, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Panama, Mexican Rivera, South America, Asia & Europe, World Cruises

Open Age

P&O South Pacific (W)

Fleet of 4

1800 2020

Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific

Open Age, Family

P&O International (W)

Fleet of 7

710 +

World Cruises / Europe

Selected ships may be adult only

Royal Caribbean International (W)

Fleet of 22 Ships

20005402

Europe, Middle East, Caribbean, Bahamas, Asia, Alaska, North America, South America, South Pacific

Open Age

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Europe; Elbe River.

Staterooms = 56 (8 Deluxe, 48 Standard)

Caribbean, Mediterranean, All Ages Luxury Northern Europe

Viking Europe (Built 2001)

150

France; Saône, Rhône Rivers

Staterooms = 75 (63 deluxe, 12 standard)

East & Western Casual Luxury Cruising Mediterranean, Caribbean, South America

Viking Neptune 150 (Built 2001)

France; Saône, Rhône Rivers

Staterooms = 75 (63 deluxe, 12 standard)

Viking Primadonna (Built 1998)

148

Eastern Europe; Danube River

Staterooms = 78 (40 Veranda, 30 Standard, 8 Singles)

Viking Surkov (Refurbished 2008)

210

Russia; Neva, Svir and Volga Rivers.

Staterooms = 106 (2 Suites, 96 Deluxe, 6 Standard, 2 Singles)

Sailing Ship Experience

Viking Kirov (Refurbished 2009)

210

Russia; Neva, Svir and Volga Rivers.

Staterooms = 106 (2 Suites, 96 Deluxe, 6 Standard, 2 Singles)

Asia

Open Age

Viking Pakhomov (Refurbished 2011)

210

Russia; Neva, Svir and Volga Rivers.

Staterooms = 106 (2 Suites, 96 Deluxe, 6 Standard, 2 Singles)

Viking Peterhof 192 (Refurbished 2012)

Russia; Neva, Svir and Volga Rivers.

Staterooms = 98 (4 Suites, 2 Junior Suites, 60 Veranda, 32 Deluxe)

Viking Emerald 264 (Built 2011)

China; Yangtze River

Staterooms = 128 (2 Explorer Suites, 14 Suites, 4 Jr. Suites, 108 Veranda)

208-450

Med, Northern Europe, Asia, Sth America, India & Africa, Caribbean, Trans Atlantic, World Cruises

Sea Cloud Cruises (W)

Sea Cloud, River Cloud

64

Sea Dream Yacht Club (W)

Sea Dream I & Sea Dream II

110

Silversea Cruises (W)

Fleet of 6 ships 132-540

Star Clippers (W)

Royal Clipper, Star Clipper, Star Flyer

170-227

Tahiti, Asia, Mediterranean, Greek Isles, Caribbean

Star Cruises (W)

Virgo

1804

Libra

732

Open Age Luxury Cruising

Caribbean, Mexico, South Open Age America, North America, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Asia, South Pacific, Alaska, Antarctica, Arctic, Central America

Tauck River Cruising (W)

Fleet of 3 ships 118

European Waterways

45+ Luxury River Cruising

The World (GSA)

The World

300

Worldwide

Luxury Cruising Apartment Style

Travel Dynamics International (W)

Callisto

34

Europe, South America, Africa

Small ship cruising

Corinthian II

114

Yorktown

138

Wind Spirit, Star & Surf

148-312

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Katarina Line (W)

Luxury Yacht Cruising

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148-312

Europe; Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers

Staterooms = 95 (2 Explorer Suites, 7 Veranda Suites, 39 Veranda, 22 French Balcony, 25 Standard)

Viking Aegir (Built 2012)

190

Europe; Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers

Staterooms = 95 (2 Explorer Suites, 7 Veranda Suites, 39 Veranda, 22 French Balcony, 25 Standard)

Viking Njord (Built 2012)

190

Europe; Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers

Staterooms = 95 (2 Explorer Suites, 7 Veranda Suites, 39 Veranda, 22 French Balcony, 25 Standard)

190

Europe; Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers

190

Europe; Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers

Staterooms = 95 (2 Explorer Suites, 7 Veranda Suites, 39 Veranda, 22 French Balcony, 25 Standard)

Viking Odin (Built 2012)

190

Europe; Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers

Staterooms = 95 (2 Explorer Suites, 7 Veranda Suites, 39 Veranda, 22 French Balcony, 25 Standard)

189

Europe; Danube River

A fleet of classic motorsailing ships.

20-40

Croatia and the Adriatic

Safari Explorer, American Safari Cruises Safari Quest, (W) Safari Spirit

12-36

Alaska; Columbia & Snake “Luxury in Pursuit of Rivers; Hawaii; Mexico’s Adventure”. Sea of Cortez

Galapagos Islands (W)

La Pinta, Isabela II, Santa Cruz

40 – 92

Galapagos Islands

OrientExpress (W)

Afloat-inFrance

6 - 12

The canals and waterways 5-star luxury barging. of France

Road to Mandalay

86

Burma – The Irrawaddy River

5-star luxury river cruising.

M/V Via Australis;

128

Patagonia, Chile

5-star expedition style cruising.

Cruceros Australis (W)

Clients seeking a relaxing casual holiday in the sun.

4 - 5-star small ship cruising for clients interested in nature and wildlife experiences.

Stella Australis Amazon cruising (W)

Staterooms = 95 (2 Explorer Suites, 7 Veranda Suites, 39 Veranda, 22 French Balcony, 25 Standard)

Viking Freya (Built 2012)

Viking Prestige (Built 2011)

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Fleet of 6

Viking Idun (Built 2012)

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Viking Schumann (Refurbished 2011)

Seabourn (GSA)

Viking River Cruises (W)

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Nile cruising (W)

Staterooms = 97 (2 Suites,67 French Balcony, 22 Standard, 6 Single)

Skorpios Cruises (W)

Iberostar Grand 144 Amazon

Manaus, Brazilian Amazon 5-star cruising for discerning travellers.

MV Aqua

24

Iquitos, Peruvian Amazon

MV Aria

32

Iquitos, Peruvian Amazon

MS Hamees

145

MS Sunray

124

MS Misr (Steamship)

48

The Nile, Egypt

5-star Nile cruises

Expedition style cruising of the Chilean Fjords.

MS Darakum

88

Skorpios II

130

Ex Puerto Montt, Chile

Skorpios III

100

Ex Puerto Natales, Chile

Viking Legend (Built 2009)

189

Europe; Danube River

Staterooms = 97 (2 Suites,67 French Balcony, 22 Standard, 6 Single)

Viking Sun (Built 2006)

198

Europe; Rhine River

Staterooms = 99 (37 French Balcony, 30 Deluxe, 32 Standard)

Antarctica XXI (W)

Ocean Nova

62

Ex Punta Arenas, Chile

Fly/Cruise option for those with little time.

Viking Helvetia (Built 2006)

198

Europe; Rhine River

Staterooms = 99 (37 French Balcony, 30 Deluxe, 32 Standard)

Antarctic Dream (W)

MV Antarctic Dream

80

Ex Ushuaia, Argentina

Expedition style cruising.

Viking Fontane (Refurbished 2010)

110

Europe; Moselle, Rhine, Main & Elbe Rivers

Staterooms = 56 (8 Deluxe, 48 Standard)

Travel Dynamics

Corinthian II

114

Worldwide

5 star luxury cruising for clients interested in culture and history

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coming to town

C

arnival Spirit, Carnival Cruise Lines first ship to be

❤ Carnival Spirit

slide and splash park. For passengers after a little relaxation, the new serenity area

based outside the United States, will be transformed

offers the ultimate in chill out time, minus the kids. This large

into a new cruise product for New Zealanders with

open-air deck has a pool, spa, comfortable lounges and a bar so

year-round cruises from October 2012. On board product has been tailored to suit the Kiwi market

you can enjoy a cocktail or two and watch the world go by. In

with everything from the entertainment programme to power

addition, two-thirds of Carnival Spirit’s staterooms have their

outlets overhauled.

own balconies so passengers can experience your own private

The entertainment programme will include live music, art

space with expansive ocean views. Guests can enjoy a dedicated menu with some well-loved

auctions, exclusive retail sales, family ping pong tournaments, dance classes, wine tasting and destination seminars to ensure

iconic dishes made from the freshest local produce. Even

guests get the most of their time ashore.

the coffee is being refined to get the perfect blend of latte,

Kids will be entertained throughout the day at one of three

cappuccino and flat white.

dedicated kids clubs and well into the evening with babysitting services from 10pm to 3am. The ship will also feature a thrill

➜ www.carnival.co.nz

❤ Pacific Sun 

❤ Reef Endeavour, Fiji

P&O’s virtual cruise No client could object to a cruise after seeing it first

New Captain’s quarters Captain Cook Cruises (CCC)

options in Fiji, all guaranteeing

have opened an office at Nadi

passengers will get a taste of true

Australians to tell them why they wouldn’t cruise

International Airport to provide

Fijian culture visiting remote villages

as part of a competition earlier this year, have

additional guest services and add

and schools and experiencing the

launched online cruise videos in the hoping of

further value to existing products

beauty of the Fiji Islands.

enticing new clients.

and services.

hand. P&O, the cruise line who controversially invited

Featuring footage of shore excursions and port

Three, four and seven night

The office will act as a meet and

cruises around the Yasawa Islands

exploration, P&O hopes the series will inspire more

greet for passengers booked on the

operate weekly and special seven-

people to take a cruise.

Reef Endeavour and Sailing Safari

night heritage and cultural cruises

cruises from 9am to 5pm daily.

operate throughout the year, all

Told through the eyes of passengers and crew the videos are shot with handheld cameras offering honest insights into real cruising experiences.

“The office at Nadi airport is a wonderful addition to CCC Fiji

The destination videos offer a snapshot of some of the 60 ports P&O Cruises visits.

on-board the small ship MV Reef. Endeavour.

operations. It will not only act

CCC also operate weekly two and

as a meet and greet for direct

three night sailing safari’s on-board

Meanwhile, a series of onboard videos will offer

passengers but service all product

tall ship SV Spirit of the Pacific and

viewers a taste of the wide-array of activities and

inquiries, booking reconfirmations

daily dinner cruises and day trips to

entertainment on P&O Cruises’ ships including

and customers will be able to make

Tivua Island.

Luke Mangan’s Salt Grill restaurant.

bookings on arrival,” said CCC Fiji   

managing director Jackie Charlton.

➜ www.captaincook.com.fj

CCC offer a range of holiday

www.pocruises.com.au

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for romance Blue Lagoon Cruises (BLC) have created new romantic add-on packages that offer something special for couples celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary. Packages can be booked in conjunction with any cruise itinerary with prices starting from F$400. All packages include transfer from Denarau to Lautoka, free upgrade and a bottle of Moet Champagne in cabin on arrival. Upgrade options are a couples massage and candlelit dinner. BLC also offer a variety of wedding packages to suit every couple’s budget with a personal wedding coordinator ensuring all details are taken care of. For couples wanting to share their special day with friends and family, if booking six cabins or more, BLC offers the club wedding package free. For bookings of 10 cabins or more, groups receive one free cabin. Private charter options are also available for larger wedding groups.

➜ www.bluelagooncruises.com

Seabourn

The World’s Best Small Ship Cruise Line Exceptional savings for an extraordinary travel experience

Save upto 50%

or more on Worldwide cruising

The

Seabourn Difference • Intimate ships with just 104 or 225 suites

SE A B O U R N

• Unique itineraries to must-see cities and hidden gems where larger ships cannot go

NS DESTI NATIO EXCLU SIVE VE FARES ALL-IN CLUSI

• Spacious, all-suite accommodations with sweeping ocean views • Fine wines poured at lunch and dinner, and open bars throughout the ship • All dining venues are complimentary – guests dine where, when and with whomever they wish • Intuitive, gracious service provided by a staff passionate about pleasing our guests AN CARIBBE ASIA ■ IC UTHEAST SATLANT IA ■ SO ■ TRAN IA & IND LECTION TURKEY ■ ARAB DAY COL SLES & MERICA ■ HOLI GREEK I ■ SOUTH A NGLAND ANEAN & NEW E EDITERR CANADA ICA ■ M L AMER CENTRA

• Gourmet dining experiences that rival the finest restaurants • Complimentary welcome champagne and in-suite bar stocked per the guests’ preferences • Tipping is neither required nor expected

For brochures and details on Seabourns 2012–2013 Cruise Collection and Seabourn Specials brochures contact Cruise World on e-mail info@cruiseworld.co.nz or call 0800 500732. www.traveltrade.co.nz

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Europe

So many options

❤ CroisiEurope, Croatia Cruise

The Innovative Travel Co. caters to growing demand for

3.5 to 4 star standard has broad appeal and offers great value

boutique small ship experiences with a wide range of soft

for money.” CroisiEurope operate 26 vessels with more than 1200

adventure options.

departures covering the main European rivers in Spain,

Innovative national sales and marketing manager Carol Wisker said super yachts in the Aegean and Star Clippers tall

Portugal, France and Italy as well as coastal cruises along

ship sailing in the Mediterranean, Asia and the Caribbean were

the Adriatic coastline of Croatia and the Red Sea. New to the

among the popular choices.

programme is a Greece and Turkey coastal cruise. “Cruises are extremely well priced, for example five days

“Right now we have some fantastic savings on Star Clippers Northern and Southern Cyclades eight days Athens/Athens now

Paris-Paris is priced from $1265pp twin and eight days Vienna

priced from A$2341 per person share twin (pp twin) saving

& the Imperial Danube ex Vienna is priced from $2424pp twin.” Sail & Cycle lifestyle holidays with Innovative’s GSA Global

25 per cent. There is also eight days Greece & Turkey and

Adventures provides another range of boutique options.

eight days Amalfi Coast & Sicily sailings with similar savings,”

“This is a winner for those who enjoy an active (but not too

said Wisker. “The really exciting news is that Star Clippers is

active) style of holiday.

expanding its sailing programme into the Scandinavian region

In conjunction with Russia & Eastern Europe Travel Bureau,

from May to Sept in 2012.”

Innovative offers a large programme of Viking River Cruises

Also gaining real traction in the Kiwi market is Innovative’s GSA cruise company programme CrosiEurope River & Coastal

for Europe, Russia and China with a mix of first and deluxe

Cruises, which offers more culturally focused cruises and a

standard vessels. Prices quoted in NZD unless otherwise indicated.

French experiences. “A key point of difference with these cruises is the selection of three, four and five-day itinerary fillers. In addition, the relaxed

➜ www.innovative-travel.com

 

Nile Cruises Mediterranean Caribbean Viking River Cruises CroisiEurope Star Clippers

Oceania opulence ❤ Artist impression Oceania Cruises’ new ship Riviera will launch in April 2012, offering elegant private residences and suites for discerning clientele. “Riviera and her sister ship Marina have been designed specifically for the upper-premium market,” said Oceania president Bruce J. Himelstein. “The attention to detail is evident from the moment guests embark. Nothing has been overlooked.” Penthouse Suites will measure 420 square feet with living/ dining room separate from the sleeping area, walk-in closet and bathrooms with a double vanity. Oceania Suites are 1030 square feet of luxurious living area. The layout is comprised of a large living and dining area, media

2012 EARLY BOOKING OFFERS

room and separate bedroom. As a highlight, the large veranda features a hot tub and flat-panel TV.

Toll Free 0508 100 111 / www.innovative-travel.com

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Gardener's delights

❤ Brussels, Belgium

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has a

said Cleaver. “With our signature Red

the sights and sounds of Germany’s

2012 cruise that will showcase world

Carnation Hotel Collection interiors and

UNESCO-designated upper middle

horticultural exposition Floriade, which

service, as well as an average capacity

Rhine Valley and its Dutch and Belgian

is taking place from April 5 to October 7

of 130 guests on our luxurious river

tributaries, uncovering the best of old and

in Venlo, the Netherlands.

cruise ships, holidaymakers are able to

new world Europe in such destinations

enjoy their 2012 adventure in boutique

as Brussels, Maastricht, Dusseldorf and

Uniworld style and elegance.”

Cologne.

Referred to as the Theatre of Nature, this global spectacle, held only once every 10 years, has the world’s most exquisite

Uniworld’s boutique river cruises

Uniworld’s itinerary showcasing

and exceptional flowers, plants and trees

Floriade is The Gems of Germany,

include all meals with complimentary

on display. There are five themed worlds,

Belgium & the Netherlands with Floriade

fine wines, guided shore excursions, the

each with its own décor and cultural

on the ship River Ambassador. The eight-

Epicurean Adventure Program, lectures

programmes.

day cruise from Brussels to Cologne is

and transfers.

Uniworld general manager Scott

priced from $3679 per person twin share

The Epicurean Adventure Program

Cleaver said the ship anchors in Venlo,

cruise only. There are 14 departures

includes chocolate demonstration and

which was a real strength.

throughout the year. Floriade 2012 also

tasting at the artisanal Planet Chocolate

features on Uniworld’s 17-day Grand

factory, family brewery visit with beer

expected to go to Floriade, being right

Treasures of Europe cruise from Brussels

tasting and a special wine and food

in Venlo allows Uniworld clients to

to Prague.

pairing dinner.

“With up to 35,000 people a day

enjoy a full day at the site rather than spend their precious time on a coach,”

Clients cruising on the Floriade itinerary with Uniworld will also discover

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For bookings, call 0800 456 287 or book online at www.globusfamily.co.nz/ onlinebookings *Conditions apply. Offers valid to 31/12/11 or until sold. Applicable to new bookings only and subject to cabin availability. Not combinable with any other discount or offers except Early Payment, Second Tour discount or Journey’s Club discount (must be a member at time of booking). Not valid for Groups. Valid for Singles – single supplement applies. All offers exclude Avalon/Royal Suites (Jnr Suites). Deposit of $500 per person/per cruise required within 14 days. Further restrictions may apply. Save 500 per couple – Valid on ANY 2012 Europe river cruise of 12 days or more. SAVE 300 per couple – Valid on ANY 2012 Europe river cruise of 8 – 11 days. SAVE 600 per couple applies only to 2012 departures on Romantic Rhine cruise (WZA or WAZ) aboard the Avalon Visionary booked in conjunction with Emirates airfare through Avalon Waterways. Passengers are subject to Emirates airline restrictions and terms and conditions.

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Adventure

❤ MS Misr

❤ Escorted cruising

Adventure on the high seas excursions to the ancient temples and sites included,” she said.

World Journeys offers a range of adventurous cruise options across the globe including luxury, hosted options and expedition

The trip is priced from $4995 per person share twin. 

style.

Escorted cruising is another popular option that fills a gap in the New Zealand market.

On the Nile, steamship MS Misr delivers a colonial

World Journeys director Angela Pirie said Kiwis love getting

atmosphere and luxury facilities.

amongst the destinations they are visiting.

Built by the Royal Navy in 1918 and converted into a luxury

“World Journeys creates itineraries, which include

steamer for King Farouk in the 1930’s, Misr’s decor reflects the fashion of the period. The ship has 16 cabins and eight suites

accommodation pre/post cruise, often with sightseeing, or

spread over three decks.

even combining two cruises with a stay on land somewhere in between.”

All cabins overlook the Nile through panoramic windows and

Pirie said the aim was to create a seamless travel experience

private balconies.  World Journeys director Kate Gohar said the ships offered elegant dining, a relaxing lounge and bar and

that takes all the hassle out of travelling to some of the world’s

swimming pool with sun deck.

most fascinating places. Flights, transfers, accommodation, cruising and special touches such as exclusive onboard cocktail

“I highly recommend the MS Misr as a perfect way to take in the Nile scenery as you float by. Itineraries include all the top

parties, a cooking class or a special farewell dinner are all

ports of call along the Nile, such as Luxor, Edfu and Aswan, with

included. “Travelling with a small group of like-minded Kiwi travellers

Hosted Cruise Tours

also appeals to many who enjoy the company of others, or those who would otherwise face travelling alone. To this end we offer a selection of cruise journeys on which solo travellers can enjoy a guaranteed share twin price if they book at least six months prior to departure. If we can match them up with a same-gender

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traveller we do, but even if not, they still only pay the share twin price,” said Pirie.  The 2012 range of cruise journeys includes diverse destinations such as the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Canada and Alaska, as well as river cruising options in France and Portugal or the Black Sea and Russia, and even a traditional sailing ship cruise in Croatia, combined with touring Italy.  The itineraries are fully escorted from New Zealand once a

In 2012: The Med’, Canada & Alaska, Croatia, Northern Europe, Russia and the Black Sea, plus River Cruising. Many already guaranteed to go!

• Airfares included • A World Journeys Host* • Exclusive onboard cocktail parties • Diverse destinations and touring options • Guaranteed Share Twin on selected departures * subject to a minimum of 15 participants * subject to a minimum of 15 participants

Tel: (09) 360 7311 or 0800 11 73 11 www.worldjourneys.co.nz Email: info@worldjourneys.co.nz

minimum of 15 participants has been reached.  For clients keen on Mexico, the newest addition to the American Safari Cruises fleet is the 86-guest Safari Endeavour, which commences new Baja’s Bounty adventure cruises from November 2012 through April 2013. Weeklong expedition cruises sail roundtrip from La Paz, Mexico to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve.  In true expedition style, the itinerary is flexible to ensure maximum opportunities to view the array of wildlife found on land and sea. Rates start from US$2995 per person share twin including all from-the-yacht activities and equipment; transfers; meals; drinks; a massage and all port charges, taxes and fees.

➜ www.traveltrade.co.nz

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“Get closer to Norway’s beautiful coastline with Hurtigruten”

❤ Almirante Brown Antarctic base ❤ Stonington Island, Antarctic

Our ships call at over 30 ports, many not accessible to other ships, taking your clients closer to the heart of Norway on what some call “The World’s most beautiful Voyage” Early Booking Prices for a Voyage South start from *GBP672.00 pp share twin. Book via your preferred Wholesaler or email Hurtigruten@discovertheworld.co.nz

Hurtigruten: All about the destination

* valid for bookings made by 31 Dec 2011

For clients who have done it all before Hurtigruten offers something out of the ordinary. The product provides an opportunity to cruise up the Norwegian coastline from Bergen to Kirkenes, visiting 33 ports,

Luxury Sailing Cruises

some only accessible via sea.

~ Ocean Crossings

Local rep Discover the World’s Chris Jones said a Hurtigruten

~ Greece & Turkey

Voyage was the best way to experience the authentic Norway.

~ Italy & Croatia

“We sail along the coastline, deeper into the heart of this

~ Baltic & Russia

spectacular landscape than anyone else,” said Jones.

~ Panama Canal

However, he urged agents to qualify clients before sending them on the niche product, which is aimed at well-travelled

~ Caribbean

people who have done Europe and the Mediterranean and are

~ Costa Rica

looking for something different. “They are working ships carrying cargo and local people. Passengers will get a private cabin and nice meals but there is no entertainment. The entertainment is the scenery. It is about the destination, not the cruise.” He said it was still a relatively new product in the New

7 nights from $2379 pp

Zealand market but agents were becoming more aware of it and if sold to the right person it was very popular. Operating year-round, Hurtigruten offers a choice of experiences. From July to September itineraries include the Arctic, Greenland and Spitsbergen (home of the polar bears) on a three-year old vessel. The Antarctic season takes place from November to February. There is an online training programme available to agents keen to bone up on the full product offering.

Prices are in NZD, per person, cruise only, twin share, category 6 inside cabin, inclusive of all discounts & taxes, subject to availability & change at time of booking. Sale ends 31 Jan 2012. Conditions apply. Please refer to www.starclippers.com for full booking & passage conditions.

➜ www.learnhurtigruten.com www.traveltrade.co.nz

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Luxury

❤ Silver Shadow

❤ Spa, Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper

Grand ol’ time at sea During the 115-day voyage aboard Silver Whisper, guests will

Silversea is offering a new series of twenty Grand Voyages in 2012 designed exclusively for travellers who relish a more

visit 45 ports in 27 countries stretching from the Caribbean and

leisurely pace.

South America to Africa, the Far East, Arabia and Europe. Along the way, they will enjoy 13 overnight visits. Best-available fares

“Our Grand Voyages are perfectly suited to the traveller

start at US$59,585 per person.

who has the time and passion to indulge in travel on a grand

In other news, Silversea has released details of its 2012

scale,” said Silversea senior vice president Steve Odell. “You can explore the most desirable ports of the Mediterranean

Alaska voyages aboard the 382-guest Silver Shadow – a luxury

for 27 days or visit Rio in time for Carnaval on a 64-day

vessel small enough to explore lesser-known ports. From May to September 2012, 14 Alaskan adventures of

circumnavigation of South America and unpack only once.”

seven to 16 days are on offer, with departures from Seward

Highlighting the Grand Voyages are generous savings and a US$1500 per suite Passport To Luxury on board spending

and Vancouver. All-inclusive cruise-only fares start from

credit. Some of the voyages also include an air credit.

US$3678 per person, double occupancy for a seven-day voyage from Vancouver to Seward on June 7, 2012. Pre and post land

Highlights of the programme include Safaris and Mediterranean Sun Coasts (Cape Town to Istanbul), Grand Asia

adventures are also available.

and Australia (Hong Kong to Sydney), Springtime Grand Europe (Monte Carlo to Copenhagen) and South America and Rio

➜ www.silversea.com

Carnaval departing Fort Lauderdale. The grandest voyage of all is Silversea’s World Cruise 2012.

Barging

through Europe Eurolynx has a range of barge and river cruising product in the UK and Europe including European Waterways, which offers luxury barge product for discerning clients. Barges cover the waterways of France, Italy, England, Scotland, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. Most boats only have capacity for up to 12 passengers and are available for private charter. The onboard chef sources local produce throughout the trip

“It really is small group touring at its best,” said Eurolynx manager David Franklin-Ross. “For active clients, there are

for the day’s consumption and the hull is packed with 150

bikes available to explore little villages on the canal and they

bottles of fine wine at any one time.

have a mini van, which follows the barge for excursions to small towns, chateaus, vineyards and cellar visits.”

➜ www.eurolynx.co.nz

Cruising Europe’s Most Beautiful Waterways Brochures Available: Ask about 2012 Early Bird Specials!

NZ Wholesale Representative Eurolynx Travel Ltd Phone: 09 361 3661 info@eurolynx.co.nz

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Explore China with Viking River Cruises

PR EMIUM CRUISING

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Cruise the Yangtze River on the NEW Viking Emerald, an elegant, state-ofthe-art river cruise vessel. Built for the 2011 sailing season, it is one of the most extraordinary river cruising vessels in the world.

Accommodating 256 guests in 128 comfortable outside staterooms all featuring a full size veranda. Other features include sun deck, observation lounge & onboard boutique including tailor.

• Fully Escorted Cruisetours • Guided Shore Excursions • On Board Enrichment • Extensive Local Experience • The World’s Most Award- Winning River Cruise Line

• All Intra-China Flights • Deluxe hotels • All Meals featuring regional cuisine • All Port Charges • Shipboard Gratuities • Daily guided tours

EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT – SAVE $3,000* PER COUPLE Imperial Jewels of China

Roof of the World

12 Days Shanghai to Beijing

16 Days Beijing to Shanghai plus Tibet

From $3,399* pp twin share

From $5,499* pp twin share

China’s Cultural Delights

Post Extensions

17 Days Shanghai to Beijing

4 Night Hong Kong & Guilin Package

From $4,799* pp twin share

$1,699* pp twin share

Call 0800

447 913 or enquire online www.vikingrivercruises.com.au THE WORLD’S LEADING RIVER CRUISE LINE...BY FAR®

*Conditions: Prices are listed in Australian dollars, per person, double occupancy. Single supplements apply. Offer valid only for new bookings on 2012 sailings; made between 1 Aug and 16 Dec 11. Must refer to booking code A02 at the time of booking. Prices listed above include the Early Booking Discount. Price is based on: Imperial Jewels of China select departures Jul 12, Cat E; Roof of the World 10, 21 Jul 12, Cat E; China’s Cultural Delights 3 Aug 12, Cat E. Viking River Cruises reserves the right to correct or revise pricing or dates throughout the season. Conditions apply, visit www.vikingrivercruises.com.au for details.


Discover Paradise... ...The Aranui Way

Excursions & Activities include: • Visiting local Marquesan villages and handicraft centres • Archaeological and cultural sites, tikis, churches, all with on site lecturers • Enjoying traditional dance shows, 4WD, hiking and sightseeing tours • Restaurants, picnics & BBQs on white sandy beaches • Visiting Paul Gauguin & Jacques Brel Museum (entrance fee not included) • Local multi-lingual tour guides (English, French and German) • Fantastic 14-day cruise, which includes 3 meals/day • A doctor is also available during all excursions + onboard travel

Optional activities not included: • Horseback riding • Trawling and Deep sea fishing • Scuba diving

Cruise in the comfort of the unique Tahitian passengerfreighter, Aranui 3

W

hen you step onboard the Aranui 3 you know you have embarked on a very different cruise holiday. This unique 2003 built passenger-freighter caters for 200 passengers and comes complete with a lounge, bars, conference room, swimming pool, fishing platform, boutique and accommodation which ranges from spacious Suites with a balcony to Deluxe and Standard ‘A’ cabins, each with ocean views. Experience a 14 day adventure discovering the most remote islands of the Marquesas archipelagos located 1,500 kms North-East of Tahiti. You will take part in delivering essential goods as well as cars and building materials to 16 local villages. In addition to this vital role, Aranui Cruises offers a soft adventure holiday with a real cultural discovery element, allowing passengers to absorb some of the world’s most remarkable scenery on ancient volcanic islands fringed with black sandy beaches.

For pricing and packages please contact your local travel agent.

Email: Laurent@aranuicruises.com.au Bookings: reservations@aranui.com | Phone: (+61) 3 9449 3778 www.aranuicruises.com.au


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