Kiwi Demand for River Cruises Up

River cruises are the fastest growing cruise experience for Kiwis according to new industry figures*. Last year 3500 New Zealanders chose to see countries this way, up 32% on the previous year. House of Travel‘s Cruise Division General Manager Linda Halliday says his company has noticed an increase in travelers wanting to embark on a […]

Missing Cruise Passengers

NSW Police: Search and rescue operation underway for missing cruise ship passengers An air and marine search and rescue operation is underway off the coast of Forster for two people missing from a cruise ship. About 11.30am (Thursday 9 May 2013), staff from a cruise ship contacted police after they discovered two passengers – a […]

Wine Lovers’ River Cloud II cruise

Vines and Wines of the Old and New World meet Luxury along the Rhine and Moselle on River Cloud II this October. Lovers of wine, food and culture are invited on an exclusive voyage of discovery into the finer things of life on the elegant River Cloud II with the arrival of “Golden October”. Wine […]

Trip to ‘The End of the World’

Journey to ‘the end of the world’ this year and visit the magnificent North Cape – Hurtigruten’s best-selling shore excursion. More than 54,000 guests took the trip to the famous rock plateau in 2012 making it the top-selling excursion once again. Hurtigruten’s guests flocked to the northernmost point of Europe on both the ‘North Cape’ […]

Adopt a Polar Bear

Australia’s very own Polar Experts, Aurora Expeditions, have released their 2014 European Arctic program of popular ship-based adventures, promising to ‘adopt a polar bear’ on behalf of each passenger booked on their voyages to Spitsbergen and Greenland next year. The new ‘adopt a polar bear’ initiative will support the WWF wildlife adoption program, assisting to […]

Auckland wins cruise award

Auckland has been named Best Turnaround Destination by the world’s leading cruise line executives, capping off a record cruise season. The award from Britain’s Cruise Insight magazine is based on a survey of industry leaders and ranks Auckland as the ultimate destination to start or end a cruise. The accolade was announced at the annual […]