Thinking Cruising? Think Viking

Viking Ocean Cruise itineraries are designed to help guests explore and engage with each destination through its history, traditions, cuisine and customs.

They include more features and services than their competitors such as

  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Alternative restaurant dining at no extra charge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Access to top-rated spa & state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Self-service launderettes
  • Port taxes & fees


Click here for their 27 day Mumbai to Venice sailing in April 2021.



Escorted Tour to Croatia and Slovenia 2020

There is much to savour on this special journey through Croatia and Slovenia with a little taste of Venice.

Visit the karst caves of Postojna, the castles of Predjama and Bled, picturesque open-air markets, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, historic churches, palaces and bridges as well as the spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park before joining our deluxe small ship for a cruise around the Croatian islands. Wine and food tasting along the way will give us a true introduction to the real Croatia and Slovenia.

Departs 13 June

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Viking Free Information Sessions

Join Viking Cruises at the Masonic Hotel Napier, Thursday 30 May for a free one hour information session to discover more about Viking’s award-winning range of ocean and river cruises.

This is the perfect opportunity to find out why Viking is the worlds leading small ship cruise line.

Hear about their culturally enriching itineraries, and all-inclusive value, then speak to their team of experts about planning your next big adventure.

Exclusive offers will be available on the day for those who attend.

10:30am Ocean Cruising

1:00pm European River Cruising

6:30pm Ocean Cruising

Register by emailing or call the office on 06 845 8023

Step off a cruise and into a garden!

With some of the world’s most fabled gardens within easy reach of both river and ocean cruise ports, there is no shortage of itineraries to take you there.

For inspiration, click here: gardencruisebrochure_nov18_final


Air New Zealand Proposed Strike Action

Air NZ advise all passengers to sign up for alerts for updates on the proposed strike action.

“At this stage no flight delays or cancellations are in place for the days of the proposed strikes and normal fare conditions remain.  If strike action does go ahead, we are working on a contingency plan which will see as many flights operate as possible, while maintaining our absolute focus on safety.”

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Scenic SAVE UP TO $2800 per couple

Love to Travel 2019 Canada, Alaska and USA

Book Now – Strictly Limited Offer

Valid on Selected Sailings

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Calling all Foodies

Here is a fully escorted tour from NZ travelling with Karena and Kasey, NZ Masterchef winners.

Embark upon a journey of musical discovery, contrasting cultures, tastes, sights and sounds as you travel from Houston and the heart of the Deep South to Chicago.  From BBQ, Bourbon, Blues and Jazz to Country and Rock n Roll, add a touch of Cajun and this trip is a recipe for success.

Travel Dates 03-19 May 2019

$10,480pp twin share, including flights from Auckland

CS Kasey-Karena Southern States – click to download the flyer

Royal Caribbean Sale Out Today

Click on RCI Sale to download the flyer for sale fares on local cruises this summer

Introducing Albatross Tours

We love Albatross Tours.  They are an Australian based company, designing European tours for the Australian and New Zealand market.

They offer group travel at a sensible pace.  Lets face it, its a long way for us to travel and it costs a fair amount so the last thing us Antipodeans want is to spend one or two nights in a hotel before packing up and getting to the next one.  After 10-14 days we struggle to remember where we’ve been and what we’ve seen.

We always encourage people to spend quality time at a destination over quantity of destinations.  Albatross follow the same philosophy.

They also specialize in the European Christmas markets.  There is still availability on some of their 2018 tours.

Check out their website for more information or go the old fashioned way and pop in for a brochure.

There are still earlybirds on offer for their summer 2019 tours, valid til the end of October.

Cruising on Sale

October is the month of cruise sales.

Download the flyer for lots of deals, various destinations and cruise lines.

Click here for all the deals:  Cruise Sale

Sales until 31 October 2018