Cruise Traveller welcomes four more small-ship operators to client stable

Cruise Traveller welcomes four more small-ship operators to client stable

Four more small-ship cruise companies have partnered with Cruise Traveller, which now represents 53 boutique, luxury and expedition cruising operators around the world.

The new companies to join Cruise Traveller’s collection of small-ship journeys are Albatros Expeditions, Oceanwide Expeditions, Captain Cook Cruises Fiji, and Murray River Paddlesteamers.

Albatros Expeditions specialises in active adventures during cruise expeditions to the Arctic, Antarctica, Iceland and the North Atlantic.

Oceanwide Expeditions is an experienced operator of boutique nature and wildlife voyages in remote regions such as Greenland, Iceland, Antarctica, South Georgia, the Falklands and the wildest areas of Scotland.

Captain Cook Cruises Fiji offers multi-day, small-ship discovery cruises through Fiji’s beautiful islands, visiting tropical gems larger ships can’t reach.

And Murray River Paddlesteamers operates the historic, renovated, 18-guest overnight vessel PS Emmylou – a rare wood-fired paddle steamer which offers three to six-night journeys on the Murray from Echuca.

Image source: Cruise Traveller

Cruise Traveller managing director Craig Bowen said the company has managed to not only retain, but strengthen its entire team and support services throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

“We look forward to supporting our four latest partners to come on board with us,” he said.

Despite the current challenges, Bowen said small-ship cruising would be the first cruise sector to fully restart operations after COVID-19.

“Many of our small-ship partners have launched new and creative itineraries around the Australian coastline which are already selling strongly,” he said.

“And when borders reopen here and abroad, travellers will increasingly seek the space, freedom, ease, friendliness, eco-sustainability and personal service that smaller ships offer, as well as the advantage of accessing smaller, more remote ports and sailing closer to wild scenery and wildlife.

“Advance bookings lodged with Cruise Traveller for 2021 product to the end of July 2020 were up 29 per cent up on the same period last year for 2020 sailings, highlighting the robust and tenacious demand for small-ship adventures.

“Once international travel is reopened, high-end, small-ship experiences will be at the forefront of regrowth in the market.”


Featured image source: Cruise Traveller

Latest News

  • Attractions

Pop Up North Queensland arts festival pioneering Performances and Projects

A performance marking First Nations’ history and connection to the water and land along Townsville’s famous Strand Promenade will take place on Thursday, August 1. This powerful event marks the opening of North Queensland’s place-based contemporary arts festival, PUNQ (Pop Up North Queensland) and begins a program where local, national and international artists activate and […]

  • Aviation
  • News

UPDATE: Crash compensation unlikely, says head of digital disruption payment system

Southern Cross Travel Insurance says it will be covering claimable losses caused by the Crowdstrike global network outage event, despite its own operations not being affected. “We will be covering claimable losses caused by this event, provided all other conditions and criteria for cover are met (and subject to any limits, sub-limits and/or any exclusions […]

  • Food & Beverage

Exciting culinary experiences across Asia

Here is a look at some exciting experiences across Asia to enhance traveller vacations in iconic cities across the continent. The Mai Restaurant at Meliá Chiang Mai Located on the 21st floor of the iconic hotel, the Mai Restaurant has launched a Thai-inspired afternoon tea for two that pays tribute to the Baan Tawai Wood […]

  • Regional
  • Tour Operators

On Foot Holidays launches Ligurian Hills hiking tour promotion

Australians can explore Italy’s Ligurian Hills on foot on a self-guided, inn-to-inn hike with Onn Foot Holidays new promotional rates. Liguria is a coastal region in north-western Italy near the French border, known for its mountains, rolling hills and seaside ports. On Foot Holidays’ seven-night holiday begins with two days of walking through vineyards and […]

  • Products

Mandarin Oriental takes a dive into swimwear with $360 board shorts

If you were inspired by The Inspired Unemployed’s Liam Moore limited-edition pair of Budgy Smugglers but want a bit more coverage, then here’s your chance. The Orlebar Brown brand has introduced an original design of the Bulldog swim short for Mandarin Oriental hotels – yours for a snip at US$242.25 (AU$360). They have been “designed […]

  • Health & Wellness
  • Luxury

Trisara showcases sustainable dining via wellspring program

Phuket-based resort Trisara is transporting guests from resort to farm to table then back again courtesy of a new limited-time program, Wellspring. The package is a collaboration with Tri Vananda, a US$182 million (AU $270 million) wellness community in northern Phuket, conceived by Montara Hospitality Group, the owners of Trisara. In addition to entitling guests […]

  • Aviation

Emirates SkyCargo expands fleet with five Boeing 777 freighters

Emirates SkyCargo announced an investment of US$1 billion (AU$1.484b) to expand its fleet with an order of five new Boeing 777 freighters. The investment follows a strong performance in the first quarter of the 2024/25 financial year. Emirates SkyCargo expects the new freighters to increase its capacity by 30 per cent. The increase enables the […]