Saturday 5 October 2013

Island Escape Cruises Enhanced Product Relaunch in December

Following an extensive refit and makeover, Island Escape Cruises is poised to introduce its luxury small ship “Island Passage” on its inaugural series of Fiordland Cruises in early December.

Internally and externally, the vessel will have never looked better after its most extensive makeover since entering service. Externally the vessel’s hull is being completely sandblasted before gleaming coats of rich flag blue are applied.

Onboard, suites and staterooms will be refurbished with new carpet, textiles, furniture and luxury bed linens. The vessel’s traditional wood-panelled elegance will be complemented by a contemporary palette of understated tonings with tasteful splashes of colour in furnishings, bed throws and cushions.

With guidance from a leading Auckland Creative Designer, the vessel will emerge with a fresher, lighter, crisper and more contemporary look. Upgraded bathrooms will feature French soaps and toiletries by L’Occitane en Provence.

In other changes, a Cruise Director will join the established shipboard team for the first time. As on board liaison officer between the ship and its 24 guests, this role has been introduced to ensure guests’ expectations are impeccably met and even exceeded.

As the only small ship operating to luxury standards in Fiordland, “Island Passage” offers a unique insight into one of the world’s most remote and spectacular destinations.

Limited space is still available on selected sailings. With seasonal cruises in both the renowned Bay of Islands and enchanting islands of Vanuatu, the vessel is successfully attracting more and more repeat passengers.


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