Norwegian Spirit to cruise direct from Auckland with Free Drinks, Free Wifi, Free Specialty Dining & Free Shore Excursion credits! Comments Off on Norwegian Spirit to cruise direct from Auckland with Free Drinks, Free Wifi, Free Specialty Dining & Free Shore Excursion credits!

In a fantastic vote of confidence for the New Zealand cruise market, Norwegian Cruise lines have committed their newly revamped Norwegian Spirit to cruise direct from Auckland for summer 2021/22 and 2022/23. What we love about Norwegian Spirit.Norwegian Spirit went through the Norwegian Revitalization programme in February this year. The... Read Article

The Fall & Rise of Alaska – Don’t blame Canada! Comments Off on The Fall & Rise of Alaska – Don’t blame Canada!

In these turbulent times every country has to do what it can to protect its citizens and minimise the fall out from Covid-19. In New Zealand we went early and we went hard and have done a fantastic job with our team of five million. Canada took a similar strong... Read Article

Top Ten changes to the Cruise experience Comments Off on Top Ten changes to the Cruise experience

As Kiwis get used to living life in New Zealand under Level 2 and the relative freedom it brings. All around us things have changed as we enter the new normal. Topics such as Social Distancing, Sustainability and Enviromental issues are now top of mind. Our cruise line partners around... Read Article

Coastal Voyages in New Zealand Comments Off on Coastal Voyages in New Zealand

Don’t think you have to head to Alaska, or the Norwegian Fjords for one of the world’s most spectacular coastal voyages. You can actually do that right here, in your own New Zealand backyard! Every Summer we are treated to a flotilla of International ships that cruise around New Zealand... Read Article

Hang Loose! – Cruising the Hawaiian Islands Comments Off on Hang Loose! – Cruising the Hawaiian Islands

When life returns to normal, we know that we will be returning to Hawaii! Hawaii is one of our top favourite go to’s for a relaxing holiday.  Hawaiians are super chilled. The first thing you must learn is the Shaka (hang loose sign Hawaiian style) so you look like a... Read Article

Which Cruise lines sail direct from Auckland? Comments Off on Which Cruise lines sail direct from Auckland?

What’s not to love about cruising direct from the city of sails! We reckon Auckland is one of the most scenic cruise harbours for a romantic sailaway! Where do cruise ships depart from in Auckland?Auckland’s two cruise berths are located right in downtown Auckland and offer a quick and hassle... Read Article

When will we Cruise Again! Comments Off on When will we Cruise Again!

The question on everyone’s lips is “When will we be able to cruise again?” We hear it in our Hoot Cruises contact centre every day! It reassures us that our loyal cruise customers are ready to cruise again, once cruising returns. We know it could look very different to how... Read Article

NCL’s Europe Earlybird Sale Comments Off on NCL’s Europe Earlybird Sale

Prepare to set sail for Europe’s magnificent destinations in 2020 with NCL’s Earlybird Sale. Enjoy 20% off the fares plus choose up to 5 FREE offers, to the total value of $2,800* from: – Beverage Package – Specialty Dining Package – Shore Excursions credit – WiFi Package – Friends &... Read Article

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Mid-Winter Sale Comments Off on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Mid-Winter Sale

NCL is offering fantastic savings on Interior & Oceanview staterooms + Guests who book a balcony or mini-suite stateroom before 31 July 2019 will receive up to 5 free offers and can enjoy up to US $200 onboard credit per cabin. The 5 free offers that guests can enjoy are: FREE BEVERAGE PACKAGE... Read Article

Discover Hawaii – Pride of America Comments Off on Discover Hawaii – Pride of America

Cruising Hawaii

What do most people think when they hear “Hawaii”? The spirit of Aloha? Hawaiian garlands? Lovely sandy beaches? If there is any perception that this is “just” another sunlit resort destination, it is an utterly wrong one. Formed by under-sea volcanoes millions of years ago, the islands of Hawaii are brimming... Read Article