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

Cruising New Zealand, the perfect Staycation! Comments Off on Cruising New Zealand, the perfect Staycation!

As global restrictions continue, our Hoot Cruises team are receiving many enquiries about cruises from Auckland, in particular opportunities for domestic cruising in New Zealand waters for Summer 2020/21. Cruising in New Zealand waters is nothing new and has been growing rapidly year on year. Every summer we see a... Read Article

All Inclusive Cruising for the Solo Traveller Comments Off on All Inclusive Cruising for the Solo Traveller

Cruising has always been popular with Individual travellers as cruise ships provide that friendly onboard atmosphere, a choice of organised events and world class entertainment on tap. There are often like minded solo travellers on board which gives the opportunity to meet new friends, or try new things that otherwise... Read Article

Future Cruise Credits – What they are and how to use them! Comments Off on Future Cruise Credits – What they are and how to use them!

Given the current shut down of Global Cruise operations due to Covid-19, all the major cruise lines are offering two types of refund to guests, who may have had their pre booked cruise holiday cancelled Full Refunds Unlike Airlines, who tend to only offer a credit voucher, the majority of... Read Article

How to get the cheapest Cruise deals! Comments Off on How to get the cheapest Cruise deals!

We love to find Cruise bargains ourselves, as this means we can cruise more often! If you are thinking of a cruise holiday and wonder how to get the cheapest cruise deals for yourself, then here are some words of advice from our HOOT Cruises Kiwi team. Guarantee Cabins:If you... Read Article

Top Ten Tips for First Time Cruisers Comments Off on Top Ten Tips for First Time Cruisers

Our HOOT Cruises team are a bunch of self-confessed cruise addicted Kiwis. With a total focus on Cruise holidays, we love nothing better than helping people find the right cruise holiday to suit their needs. We know that once you fall in love with cruising, you will just keep coming... Read Article

Dreaming of the Ocean as we sit at home! Comments Off on Dreaming of the Ocean as we sit at home!

As New Zealand continues our lockdown it makes us remember the amazing cruise holidays we have had and the beautiful memories we have shared with friends and family Some words from a few of our team on their recent favourite destinations and ships and what they are planning when things... Read Article

Bucket List or Wanderlust! Comments Off on Bucket List or Wanderlust!

An introduction to cruising… My love affair with cruising started many years ago, inspired by my Grandmother who was cruising oceans before it was even a thing! Her tales of far off places that could only be reached by sea and the eclectic range of souvenirs she collected on her... Read Article

CLIA Update re (COVID-19) Outbreak Comments Off on CLIA Update re (COVID-19) Outbreak

Monday 16 Mar 2020 Throughout a busy weekend, CLIA and cruise lines have been working swiftly in response to evolving circumstances around the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The announcements made by the cruise industry and by governments over the past few days highlight the unprecedented challenges we face and the level of action... Read Article