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Bookings open 1st of July 2018

 

New ZealanD-South SEAS-JAPAN SMALL SHIP Cruises

 

Island Escape Cruises is a small ship cruise experience that resembles the days I have spent on my own yacht in Japan where I lived and owned international shipping companies. That feeling one has from strolling barefoot on teak decks, tasting hand selected fine wines at sunset and enjoying gourmet dining with a handful of like minded friends who share the excitement of new destination experiences each and every day.

To celebrates our 12th anniversary we have our new replacement ship PACIFIC PASSAGE being delivered in early 2019. Measuring 48 metres in length, she has been meticulously designed for just 20 passengers with 10 crew to cruise New Zealand and the South Seas Islands in fabulous motor yacht comfort. She is purpose built for coastal cruising and island hopping to explore where the large ships simply cannot access. However, with state of the art onboard systems, large provision capacity and fuel tankage, she is able to remain self sufficient in remote areas for several months at a time. 

In line with my ongoing ambitions, PACIFIC PASSAGE represents a superb eco-friendly ship designed to over-deliver experiences whilst providing the highest standards of safety, comfort and enjoyment for guests while they are exploring this pristine part of the planet. Kayaks, snorkel and fish equipment, paddle boards and reef gear is supplied for guest use. The helicopter can be requested for optional trips beyond the range of the two aluminium landing craft.

We plan to commence year-round cruises in Japan during 2019. The ship OSHIMA PASSAGE will accommodate just 20 guests with 10 crew and sail under the Japanese flag with a new level of impeccable service from a local crew. She will be exploring the gorgeous World Heritage Okinawa Islands and beautiful Inland Sea with seven and ten night itineraries.

We appreciate your patience and look forward to welcome you to these new small ship cruising experiences.

Peter Bissett

PETER Bissett - CEO/OWNER

New Zealand

We invite you to explore this wonderland with us – we know it better than most – this is our home. With 15,000 kilometres of fabulous coastline and more than 25 marine reserves, ocean scented scenery is a large part of the New Zealand way of life. We have chosen for you the very best cruising regions of the north and south islands. 

You will discover the captivating local culture, drop into museums and galleries so be prepared to fall in love with this amazingly beautiful country. 

Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

7 Night Cruise - Auckland to Auckland... Read more

Northern Fiordland

Northern Fiordland

8 Night Cruise - Queenstown to Queenstown... Read more

Southern Fiordland

Southern Fiordland

8 Night Cruise - Queenstown to Queenstown... Read more

South Pacific

The peoples of Asia and Oceania have travelled the South Pacific since prehistoric times. The Eastern South Pacific was first sighted by Europeans in the early 16th century.

The ocean’s current name was coined by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan during his circumnavigation of the world in 1521, as he enjoyed favourable winds. He called it Mar Pacífico, which in Portuguese means ‘peaceful sea’.

Tahiti Temptation

Tahiti Temptation

7 Night Cruise - Papeete To Papeete... Read more

Tahitian Affair

Tahitian Affair

10 Night Cruise - Papeete To Papeete ... Read more

South Seas Explorer

South Seas Explorer

12 Night Cruise - Cook Islands to Fiji... Read more

Polynesia Escape

Polynesia Escape

7 Night Cruise - Papeete to Rarotonga... Read more

Japan

The Japanese archipelago lies in an almost boundless Pacific Ocean. Surrounded by the sea, with countless islands and headlands of different shapes in higgledy-piggledy topography, the coastline measures almost 30,000 kilometers in length.

The cities and villages are rich with thousands of years of culture while the exquisite natural beauty of the country is simply beyond belief.

 

 

Okinawa Dreams

Okinawa Dreams

6 Night Cruise - Naha – Naha... Read more

Okinawa Spirit

Okinawa Spirit

10 Night Cruise - Naha – Ishigaki... Read more

Okinawa Spirit

Okinawa Spirit

10 Night Cruise - Ishigaki – Naha... Read more

Inland Sea Dreams

Inland Sea Dreams

7 Night Cruise - Osaka to Osaka... Read more

Inland Sea Spirit

Inland Sea Spirit

10 Night Cruise - Osaka – Nagasaki... Read more

Inland Sea Spirit

Inland Sea Spirit

10 Night Cruise - Nagasaki - Osaka... Read more

 
 
 
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