Tuesday, 10 May 2022 07:26

American Queen releases 2024

Pent-up demand for river, lake and expedition cruises at destinations across North America has prompted American Queen Voyages to release its 2024 small ship programme now.

New Zealanders are able to save up to US$2000 per couple for earlybird bookings made by 30 June 2022.

Published in River Cruising
Monday, 18 April 2022 03:18

Domestic 'holds own' for trade

Cruise World’s New Zealand Traveller is still seeing good enquiry from agents who have clients wanting to travel domestically in New Zealand, reports general manager Cherryl Browne.

‘With more surety about the borders opening, there is a significant up tick in cruise enquiry, but there are also people still actively looking at New Zealand holiday options,’ says Browne.

Published in New Zealand
Wednesday, 02 February 2022 16:05

We’re seeing demand, says Cruise World

Demand for long haul international travel has returned –especially for 2023 and beyond – says NZ niche cruise and small ship adventure specialist, Cruise World, which also represents American Queen Voyages in New Zealand.

Published in Cruising Updates
Thursday, 09 September 2021 23:15

PurePods for private packages

New Zealand Traveller has released a package designed for people wanting to travel while having the opportunity to be in their own bubble as much as possible.

PurePods accommodate only two people, are private and set in secluded locations. The package includes a RAV4 rental car and the opportunity to explore the scenery and wildlife of Banks Peninsula, Waipara Wine region, North Canterbury and Kaikoura.

‘This is a regional immersion package staying at three PurePods away from the crowds, and  surrounded by nothing but nature, views and night skies,’ says Cherryl Browne, general manager Cruise World and New Zealand Traveller.

Published in New Zealand
Monday, 05 July 2021 23:08

Tauck to resume full operations

After announcing the restart of select tours and cruises in recent weeks, Tauck now plans to resume full operations of all remaining 2021 itineraries during August and September. This includes the return of Tauck’s Danube and Rhine river cruises, its land tours in Italy and elsewhere across Europe, and its explorations of far-flung destinations ranging from Morocco to Machu Picchu.

Tauck expects to operate more than 80% of its pre-pandemic portfolio of tours and cruises this year, with a full return of all itineraries slated for 2022.

Cruise World, which represents Tauck in New Zealand, reports enquiries for Europe river cruising. The company says that while availability on some 2022 dates is already limited, this news allows agents and their clients to do some travel planning.

Published in Cruising Updates
Wednesday, 02 June 2021 02:57

Cruises steam back on US rivers

American Queen Steamboat Company will sail the Ohio River region during its largest season in the Midwest. In 2022, the company will have three paddlewheelers operating a full season with 30 Ohio River sailings.

The voyages will introduce guests to major urban centres like Louisville, Kentucky; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; through to port towns like Madison, Indiana; and Brandenburg, Kentucky.

Ohio River itineraries in 2022 include Louisville to Pittsburgh or vv, Memphis to Louisville or vv, Louisville to Nashville, Clarksvilleor vv. 

Published in Americas
Monday, 27 July 2020 23:28

Simple, saleable solution

Cruise World reports its NZ Traveller series has had a solid start since it launched a few weeks ago.

‘We did a lot of quoting in the first couple of weeks and in the last two weeks bookings have been coming in, which is encouraging, ‘says general manager Cherryl Browne. ‘Some enquiry is for the standard package and others have done customising with pre and post package arrangements.’

Published in New Zealand
Monday, 20 July 2020 23:36

Rails, whales and wine

Cruise World has released its latest New Zealand package – TranzAlpine, Vines & Whales, four nights, five days Christchurch return.

The independent itinerary showcases the TranzAlpine scenic train trip from Christchurch to Greymouth, with self-drive independence from Greymouth to Punakaiki and along to Blenheim. Clients help deliver

Published in New Zealand
Tuesday, 07 July 2020 02:15

Cruise World NZ heads south

Cruise World’s NZ Traveller has released The Catlins & Stewart Island package, designed to support travel agents and provide something for them to easily promote, offer and book.

Published in New Zealand
Monday, 13 January 2020 22:33

Savings on Great Lakes cruise

Kiwis can save up to $800 per couple on a new 10-night cruise through America’s Great Lakes taking in Niagara Falls, Detroit and Chicago.

Published in Americas
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