Deal of the week: The suite life

Sail the beautiful Rhine over five days aboard a luxurious vessel known as a suite ship. You'll discover cafes and canals, cycleways in Holland and Germany's vineyards, galleries, cathedrals, museums and windmills. Book by May 30 and pay a special launch price of $2759pp, twin-share, and couples will also receive up to $650 air credits. This cruise departs from Amsterdam on selected dates between May and September next year.
Contact: your travel agent or Avalon Waterways, 0800 000 883 or

Tahitian Escape

Four nights in Tahiti and the return Air Tahiti Nui fares to get you there from Auckland are priced from $1479pp, twin share. You'll stay at Manava Suite Resort Tahiti. This package includes your return airport transfers, car parking, use of the fitness centre, a variety of Manea Spa specials, and Wi-Fi. A resort fee of approximately $21 is charged each night for each room and a city tax of approximately $2.85pp each day, is also payable to your resort. Travel from August 19 to October 24 or from
October 28 to November 29. Book by June 4.
Contact: helloworld Travel, 0800 303 132 or

Total relaxation

Combining three nights in Hong Kong with seven nights in Phuket, Thailand, makes for a balanced holiday of city excitement and total pool-side or sea-side relaxation. This 10-night break is priced from $1099pp, double-share, and includes daily breakfasts in Phuket, free Wi-Fi, and a one-hour massage each. Flights from New Zealand are additional. Travel between June 1 and September 10, though other dates and prices are available.

Contact: Our Asia, 0800 802 742


Eat your heart out, I'm off to LA

Japadog is a food-trailer on the waterfront in downtown Vancouver, which serves a huge range of Japanese-style hot dogs, the most famous being the "terimayo"—a signature hot dog with teriyaki sauce and mayonnaise. Be sure to visit Japadog and dine in the street when visiting Vancouver. A four-night holiday with return airfares from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch later this year is priced from $2119pp, twin-share. Travel between November 2 and December 8. Book by May 27. The four star accommodation comes with daily breakfasts.

Contact: Flight Centre, 0800 427 555 or

Festive cruising

Cruise through Christmas this year by going to sea — and you might even witness an annular solar eclipse on Boxing Day, when the moon will cover the sun, leaving its
outer edges visible, like a ring of fire. Return flights to Singapore, two nights there and 11 nights' cruising are priced from $4699double-share for an ocean-view cabin. Pay another $99pp for an upgrade to a cabin with a balcony. The cruise departs on December 17 from Singapore, taking in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

Contact: Our Cruise, 0800 400 498 or

Cruise Booking Deal

Explorer Dream: Book a holiday with Cruise Sale Finder to enter the draw. Photo / Supplied
Explorer Dream: Book a holiday with Cruise Sale Finder to enter the draw. Photo / Supplied

Book a spot on a cruise with Cruise Sale Finder before May 31 and you'll be in the draw to win a seven-night voyage aboard the beautiful Explorer Dream. The deal is available to cruisers who make a full booking or pay a deposit on a cruise.

The winner receives a berth with a balcony cabin for two and can choose from a seven-night itinerary aboard the Explorer Dream sailing out of Auckland or Sydney, between October 27 and February 23, 2020 (with some dates excluded).

The Explorer Dream, which carries 1870 passengers, joined the Dream Cruises fleet in March, with itineraries for sailings in Australasia and Asia.

The deal is available for bookings and deposits made up until May 31,when the winner will be drawn. The winner will be notified via email before being announced on Facebook and Instagram channels.


This is not an NZME promotion, so for full terms and conditions or to make an enquiry and enter, go to

Insider tip: Use the code NZHD when you book or enquire and you'll get two entries into the draw