As we start to see a glimmer of hope on the horizon, with the distribution of a vaccine in various parts of the world, it almost feels like things are starting to turn a corner.
We have seen the re-start of limited cruising in Europe from MSC & Costa, Taiwan from Dream Cruises, Singapore from Dream Cruises and Royal Caribbean, plus a projected re-start in Japan for the spring by MSC and Costa. It was encouraging to read an article this week that Norwegian Cruise Lines had uplifted 800 crew from India, as a stage one in re-crewing their ships for the journey to a return to cruising.
What we have learned from the cruise re-starts in various countries and almost twelve months globally living with Covid-19, has all helped to shape the new, but different onboard environment & protocols.
Cruise lines pre embarkation testing and regular monitoring of guests onboard, plus our 12 months of learning from living with the virus have helped create new protocols and process. Amongst many other things, these include rapid response and containment onboard. These new protocols and a better understanding globally of the virus, has taken away that irrational fear that in the early days of the outbreak, saw ships uncompassionately turned away from ports back in March.
As we head in to what is traditionally known as the Wave Season Four major cruise lines have released their Early Bird Cruise Deals, to tempt us back to our happy place at Sea. Here is a round up of the current sale offers from Norwegian Cruise Lines, Holland America, Azamara and Princess Cruises. If like us, you are tempted to start planning ahead, then jump in now and hold an option.
Norwegian Cruiselines will deploy Norwegian Spirit to our waters for Summer 2021/22 and also for Summer 2022/23, sailing from Auckland and Sydney. Norwegian Spirit is the perfect laid back resort ship that will suit Kiwis who like to chill out. She has fantastic entertainment venues and a huge choice of dining options. The Norwegian Cruise Lines Big Holiday Sale Promo allows you to upsize your cruise with Free Beverage Package, Free Specialty Dining Package, Wifi Package and a Shore Excursion credit of US$50 per port per room.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW NORWEGIAN SPIRIT NZ CRUISES FROM $2325PP
Holland America are a premium five star cruise line and are not usually known for being this generous with their Free extras! Our team have all cruise with Holland America and love these classic style ships with their personal service and generous sized cabins. Oosterdam will return our shores for Summer 2021/22 with a good choice of New Zealand & Australia itineraries on offer. Holland America are known for their longer immersive voyages, so if you are looking for a slightly longer getaway, these could be perfect for you.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW HOLLAND AMERICA OOSTERDAM CRUISES FROM $3600PP
We love the small scale and intimate luxury of Azamara ships, with under 700 guests on board it never feels crowded or rushed. The Always included Select Beverages, Gratuities, Shuttles at most ports and the one off Azamazing Evening event keep us coming back to this boutique luxury cruise line.
With up to 40% off and Free Wifi on Oceanview rooms and above this is one sale that is worth checking out.
Azamara Journey offers some fantastic New Zealand, Australia & Asia itineraries for Summer 2021/22 including a legendary full circumnavigation of New Zealand.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW AZAMARA JOURNEY CRUISES FROM $3485PP
Princess Cruises are offering a fantastic 2021/22 summer season, featuring five of their ships., with first time visits down under from Royal Princess and Coral Princess. There is a great choice of Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific itineraries available and all ships will be fitted with the Princess Medallion product. This is a fantastic way to offer contactless purchases and also seamless contact tracing onboard.
HOOT TIP! Check out the Princess PLUS fare which already includes Drinks Package and Wifi. The Princess Plus fares are combinable with this sale giving you a total of 5 generous perks on your holiday.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR FAVOURITE LOCAL PRINCESS CRUISES
The above are just a selection of the amazing itineraries and cruise deals on offer. Looking for something specific? Load your dates in to our Cruise Sale Finder and see what is on offer. We have live availability from over 30 different cruise lines allowing you to compare and share the offers. You can even make a No Payment hold option to lock in your cabin and fare while you finalise your plans.
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