Cruise Auckland to Auckland this January with Seabourn

“I remember standing in the bush above this unbelievably wild river and thinking this is as good as it gets. Exquisite birdsong, jagged peaks of the Alps beckoning like the spires of mystical cathedrals, the smell of moisture in the beech forest like an elixir. Nature in its raw, unpredictable state”. Geoffrey Robert, NZ Author.

Experience cruising at its finest and discover New Zealand.

Seabourn Encore has one departure out of Auckland on January 6th 2020.

14 Days cruising around New Zealand with intuitive personalized service.  You won’t be disappointed.

The Seabourn Difference:

All ocean-front suites

Complimentary premium spirits and fine wines

Tipping is neither required nor expected

World class dining

There is only one departure and this itinerary will NOT be available next season.  Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to discover New Zealand in absolute luxury, on a small ship, with experts in NZ flora and fauna and incredible cuisine.  For savings of AUD$3500 per person click here: Seabourn Encore

Ventures by Seabourn – Click here to find out about these amazing optional excursions

Committed to environmental stewardship and sustainability

Seabourn invite luminaries of particular interest and accomplishment to join guests on board.   They participate in the daily social scene onboard, sharing meals, adventures ashore, and casual chats throughout the voyage.  You will be surprised at what you learn!

 

Calling active travellers!

More and more, our clients are wanting to get away from the big cities, escaping the crowds and having more authentic experiences.

Our partners Exodus offer independent and guided walking and cycling holidays all over the world.

Imagine cycling the coast of Portugal, over a leisurely 8 days, from Porto to Lisbon with its sun-kissed beaches, colourful and vibrant fishing villages.

Alternatively for the walkers, you might like to base yourself in the foothills of the Dolomites for a week walking through picturesque rolling hills in the heart of the ‘Prosecco Road’ – Italy’s oldest wine route.

Join us to find out more about walking and cycling holidays.  We are hosting a morning tea with James from Exodus who will give you all the details on this type of touring such as:

Can you request an e-bike?

What’s included?

What support do you get?

How active do you need to be?

What are the best itineraries?

Find out all this and more.  Our info session will be in late January, when everyone has returned from summer holidays and is thinking of how to escape winter.

If you are interested in joining us, please email Jody to register your interest and she will keep you updated.

WALKING AND CYCLING Worldwide with James from Exodus

January Morning Tea at Searle Travel – Register with jody@searletravel.co.nz

 

 

 

 

Thinking Cruising? Think Viking

Viking Ocean Cruise itineraries are designed to help guests explore and engage with each destination through its history, traditions, cuisine and customs.

They include more features and services than their competitors such as

  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Alternative restaurant dining at no extra charge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Access to top-rated spa & state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Self-service launderettes
  • Port taxes & fees

 

Click here for their 27 day Mumbai to Venice sailing in April 2021.

 

 

Escorted Tour to Croatia and Slovenia 2020

There is much to savour on this special journey through Croatia and Slovenia with a little taste of Venice.

Visit the karst caves of Postojna, the castles of Predjama and Bled, picturesque open-air markets, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, historic churches, palaces and bridges as well as the spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park before joining our deluxe small ship for a cruise around the Croatian islands. Wine and food tasting along the way will give us a true introduction to the real Croatia and Slovenia.

Departs 13 June

Download the flyer:

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Viking Free Information Sessions

Join Viking Cruises at the Masonic Hotel Napier, Thursday 30 May for a free one hour information session to discover more about Viking’s award-winning range of ocean and river cruises.

This is the perfect opportunity to find out why Viking is the worlds leading small ship cruise line.

Hear about their culturally enriching itineraries, and all-inclusive value, then speak to their team of experts about planning your next big adventure.

Exclusive offers will be available on the day for those who attend.

10:30am Ocean Cruising

1:00pm European River Cruising

6:30pm Ocean Cruising

Register by emailing jody@searletravel.co.nz or call the office on 06 845 8023

Step off a cruise and into a garden!

With some of the world’s most fabled gardens within easy reach of both river and ocean cruise ports, there is no shortage of itineraries to take you there.

For inspiration, click here: gardencruisebrochure_nov18_final

 

Air New Zealand Proposed Strike Action

Air NZ advise all passengers to sign up for alerts for updates on the proposed strike action.

“At this stage no flight delays or cancellations are in place for the days of the proposed strikes and normal fare conditions remain.  If strike action does go ahead, we are working on a contingency plan which will see as many flights operate as possible, while maintaining our absolute focus on safety.”

Go to: https://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/travel-alerts

 

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Calling all Foodies

Here is a fully escorted tour from NZ travelling with Karena and Kasey, NZ Masterchef winners.

Embark upon a journey of musical discovery, contrasting cultures, tastes, sights and sounds as you travel from Houston and the heart of the Deep South to Chicago.  From BBQ, Bourbon, Blues and Jazz to Country and Rock n Roll, add a touch of Cajun and this trip is a recipe for success.

Travel Dates 03-19 May 2019

$10,480pp twin share, including flights from Auckland

CS Kasey-Karena Southern States – click to download the flyer

Royal Caribbean Sale Out Today

Click on RCI Sale to download the flyer for sale fares on local cruises this summer