Cruising Updates

Turkey & Greece by Gulet

World Journeys has on a special 14 day cruise along the Turkish coastline and on to the Greek Islands.

Featuring 6 double cabins each with ensuite, this gulet has proven to be extremely popular with Kiwi guests. Starting and ending in Bodrum, the package includes all meals (except 4 nights at local Tavernas), all Greek and Turkish visa and harbour charges and crew gratuities. With two departures 07 June and 14 Sept 2014, cabins are selling fast. Prices start from $3,995 per person twin share.

Contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

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Journey to the World’s Most Remote Continent

The cruise on board the MS Expedition will cross the Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands and spot some of the region’s polar wildlife. Priced from $8,999*per person, this cruise includes 11 nights cabin accommodation, 1 night accommodation in Ushuaia, all meals on board the ship, transfers as specified in the itinerary, Zodiac excursions, lectures and educational programs, waterproof boots*, expedition Parka, and an Antarctica destination guide book.

For more information and itineraries contact Adventure World on 0800 899 111 or visit

Encounter leopard seals lazing on ice floes, penguin rookeries and towering glaciers


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Winter sun sale with Captain Cook Cruises

Save 25% on most three, four and seven night cruises on the River Murray between June and August 2014. All cruises available with this special will depart every week from Mannum with free coach transfers from Adelaide.Starting at AU$674pp, these offers are available for sale to August 29 or until sold out.

For full itineraries and prices, please contact the Sealink Trade Team on 1300 655 990, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit

Winter on the Murrary River just got a whole lot warmer with Captain Cook Cruises' winter sun sale

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Uniworld's February savings

Uniworld has released its February savings on selected itineraries only.

The specials are available on:

  • 13-day Legendary Rhine & Moselle between Amsterdam and Basel. Travel through five remarkable countries along the legendary Rhine and vineyard-rich Moselle rivers.The 31 October, 2014 departure is now priced from $3,913 per person twin share, a saving of up to $3,462 pp.
  • 14-day European Serenade between Amsterdam and Vienna. Three great rivers – the Danube, the Main and the Rhine – carry you through the heart of Europe. The 5 July, 2014 departure is now priced from $4,999 per person twin share, a saving of up to $4,349 pp.
  • 15-day European Jewels between Amsterdam and Budapest. Travel through time along three great rivers uncovering the true jewels of European history, culture and art. The 8 November, 2014 departure is now priced from $5,893 per person twin share, a saving of up to $4,197 pp.

Port charges are additional. Deposit payable within 7 days of booking and must be paid in full by 28 March, 2014. Prices are per person and based on two people travelling together on a twin share specified cabin category on the specified departure dates.

For more on Uniworld, visit, contact sales manager Greg Marett or freephone 0800 872 325.

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Silversea introduces enhanced personal log in area on its website

Silversea Cruises revealed today, 'My Silversea', a new function available on the Silversea website allows both guests and travel agent partners to update their profile and preferences, arrange activities and meals prior to a reserved voyage, and access a host of additional features.

This service is also available to past, and future customers of Silversea with the members of the Venetian Society, Silversea's past guest loyalty club, being able to keep track of their past voyage history and allowing those who are interested in a Silversea cruise in the future, to receive brochures and other information.

For more information, contact your travel professional or Silversea Cruises on +61 2 9255 0600 or 1300 306 872 (Australia), or 0800 701 427 (New Zealand), or visit

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Uniworld’s Grand European six star special

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises is offering 'Fly for free in Business class to Europe' for Grand European River Voyages, valid for new bookings until February 28 or until sold out.

This six star cruise on board the River Dutchess is priced at $21,250 per person twin share which includes 25 nights in the category five stateroom, two nights in Istanbul, and one night in Bucharest as well as meals, unlimited beverages, and 38 different day excursions and activities to chose from.

Flying with Emirates, the cruise will start in Amsterdam on September 25, traveling through nine countries and finish in Istanbul. For more information please contact sales manager Greg Marett or freephone reservations 0800 872 325.

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Lets Cruise celebrates double success

The Lets Cruise team recently celebrated a second wave of good news, having secured finalist positions in the 'Cruise Agency of the Year – New Zealand’ and ‘Cruise Consultant of the Year – New Zealand’ categories at the CLIA Australasian Cruise Awards next month. In November 2013, Lets Cruise won the Top Multi-Person Brokerage at The Travel Brokers annual conference and awards.

The Travel Brokers and Lets Cruise teams celebrated the 'double success' at The Commons restaurant in Takapuna, Auckland.

Back Row L to R: Bob Thomas and Mark Smith (Lets Cruise), Christine Willats and Anne White (The Travel Brokers) with Tania Chatsinchai (Lets Cruise)
Front Row: Wendy D'Arcy and Clare Bake (The Travel Brokers). Absent Helen Mahoney, Lets Cruise.

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New ship on Russian Waterways

MS Volga Dream II is a new vessel to be launched early in 2015 servicing the Russian waterways. The 160 passenger and 69 crewed vessel will feature 81 cabins including four two room suites; eight two room executive suites; 37 veranda staterooms double/twin with balconies; 30 deluxe staterooms double/twin without balconies and two single staterooms. It will also feature the latest technology and comforts including individual air-con and high speed wireless internet access, a restaurant suitable for one single seating with large picture windows, outside dining area, spacious lounge, outside bar, sun deck and promenade decks with teak wood flooring, fitness centre and library.

The MS Volga Dream II will be the first ship built by Croatian shipyard Brodosplit for the Russian waterways in 25 years and the first new Russian passenger cruise vessel built from scratch since 1990.

The first cruise between Moscow and St Petersburg is scheduled for mid June 2015 and prices and sailings dates will available from Innovative Travel in January 2014. Contact Innovative on 0508 100 111 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Comfortable areas onboard the new ship MS Volga Dream II

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