Island Escape Cruises - Luxury Vanuatu and New Zealand Exotic Cruise Holidays
in Port Vila, Espiritu Santo, Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, Bay of Islands.
Our Mission - To be the BEST Small Cruise Ship in the Australasia-Pacific Region
Fresh from a $500,000 refit our luxury small ship “Island Passage” returned to service at the end of November ready to commence our stunning World Heritage Site Fiordland and Milford Sound cruises. Onboard, suites and staterooms have been refurbished with new carpet, textiles, furniture and luxury bed linens. The vessel’s traditional wood-panelled elegance is now 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 emerges with a fresher, lighter, crisper and more contemporary look. Upgraded bathrooms now 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. Several new hospitality positions have been filled with superb staff from a super-yacht background, along with a new marine biologist. We welcome the opportunity to see you onboard with our fresh new team. MEET THE TEAM
Many guests have commented on how the helicopter deck would make a superb lounge. We have designer’s plans completed for this fabulous area. It is to be called “The Lanai”. Complete with super comfortable loungers plus teak tables to allow alfresco dining, six original steamer chairs and a king size day bed that guests will be able to reserve in advance and experience the romance of one night “sleeping under the stars”. We know this will be yet another popular area onboard the ship and will add even more pleasure for our guests. It will be completed for our 2014 Bay Of Islands season.
Milford Sound/Fiordland National Park Cruises
Island Escape Cruises allows guests the ultimate access, in safety and comfort, to the wonders of this majestic World Heritage site. This is an invitation to get to know Milford Sound and the Fiordland National Park alongside ecology guides who travel with guests into the territory to discover the region’s beauty with endless and unexplored spots yet to be discovered in this geological mosaic.. SEE MORE
Vanuatu Luxury Cruise Holidays
Experience the ultimate in Pacific Island luxury holidays aboard our small cruise ship, Island Passage. Cruise the islands of Vanuatu and enjoy the soft white sand beaches, the spectacular coral reefs, the warmth of the local people and savour the fine food prepared by our chefs while enjoying fine wine from our extensive cellar.. SEE MORE
Bay of Islands Cruises – Luxury, Natural Beauty and Adventure
New Zealand’s spectacular Bay of Islands is a haven for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Our luxurious small ship Island Passage and our crew will ensure you get the most out of this luxury experience. Stunning sea and coastal views, secluded bays, an abundance of sea-life and fascinating historic places all add to an unforgettable cruise. Snorkel, kayak or swim in these beautifully clear waters and if you like you can fish in some of the best fishing spots in the country. As a complimentary treat we will also take you on a helicopter scenic flight over the Bay of Islands – breath-taking! SEE MORE
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New Zealand Luxury Heli-Golf Holidays
How would you like to arrive at New Zealand’s most spectacular golf courses by helicopter and then after a round of golf return by helicopter to your luxury small ship to try a spot of sport fishing. Or maybe you’d just like to relax aboard the small cruise ship with a sundowner before our chefs present the evening meal. This is the ultimate in golf holidays with all inclusive 7 or 10 day packages covering the best golf courses New Zealand has to offer.. SEE MORE
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EARLY BIRD SAVINGS - BOOK EARLY AND SAVE 2013/14/15
$NZ 1,000 per couple on Vanuatu Cruises (5 nights or more) in 2014 - bookings confirmed by 20 December 2013
$NZ 500 per couple on 3 Night Vanuatu Cruises - bookings confirmed by 20 December 2013
$NZ 1,000 per couple on Fiordland Cruises in 2014 - bookings confirmed by 20 June 2014
$NZ 1,000 per couple on Bay of Islands Cruises in 2015 - bookings confirmed by 20 September 2014
EARLY BIRD's require 25% deposit when booking.
Balance is due 90 days prior to cruise departure.
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