Thursday 14 February 2013

Travel the World launches Island Escape Cruises

Travel the World today announced a new addition to its luxury and cruising portfolio, an exciting small ship cruising product, "Island Escape Cruises".

Island Escape Cruises offers intimate cruises around New Zealand and Vanuatu onboard the MV Island Passage. This luxury motor yacht is the ideal escape from a busy lifestyle and accommodates a total of 24 passengers in 12 spacious, individually designed cabins, featuring rich timber panelling and handmade New Zealand Kauri furniture.

The Island Passage also carries a purpose-built landing craft, three large tenders, sea kayaks, a five-seat helicopter, fishing and snorkel equipment to ensure that guests are equipped for adventure, exploring ashore or simply opportunities to relax and enjoy the scenery.

Onboard, guests can enjoy the best of New Zealand's cuisine; fresh local seafood delicacies, the best organic lamb, Santo beef, award-winning cheeses and fruit and vegetables selected from local markets, all presented by talented local chefs. The wine cellar offers award-winning Australian and New Zealand wines, with new releases specially selected from boutique vineyards.

For golf enthusiasts, Heli-Golf cruises are available, giving guests the chance to play on some of the most spectacular golf courses in New Zealand, including Kauri Cliffs, Bay of Islands and Titirangi golf courses.

Itineraries include 5 or 6 night cruises around the Bay of Islands, a 6 night cruise taking in the Islands of Auckland, 6 or 13 night cruises around Vanuatu or a 6 night cruise around Marlborough Sounds.

Bay of Island cruises start from $1,995 per person twin share and include accommodation onboard, shore excursions as per itinerary, use of tenders, kayaks, snorkels, fishing gear and all meals onboard.

For further information or bookings, please contact Travel the World on 1300 766 566 or visit

For media enquiries, please contact Nicole Craig at BLACK Communications on 02 8399 3005 or 0405 105 676, or email


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