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Chris

Chris Hammonds

CEO

Chris set up cruise company in 2001, as he has a keen interest in the cruise market
Cruise Company won the Cruise Agency of the Year is 2006, and has numerous awards since then.
Chris is a CLIA Accredited Master Cruise Consultant
Runner up best Retail Travel Consultant 2012, NZ Travel Industry Awards Top Consultant 2012, Chris is constantly a top seller, and award winning Cruise specialist.
If it's a cruise holiday you want, you are in the best hands in the country. Having cruised extensively over 110 nights, Chris has first-hand knowledge of many destinations. Be it the Pacific, Europe, UK, Australia, Asia, North America, Canada, and South America, Chris has been there. He is also experienced in travelling with children and family cruises.
Chris is one of NZ’s top sellers and has a wide knowledge of the cruise industry, His specialty would be in the 4 to 5 star cruise market.


E-mail: chris@cruisecompany.co.nz


Darren

Darren Driver

General Manager

Darren first engaged with cruising at 22 years old. He spent 2 years working onboard various cruise ships. From there the love of ocean travel set in. Darren regularly travels on a cruise with his family.

Because of his love of all things cruise, he is as excited to plan your cruise holiday as he is his own. Cruise Company is an independent seller of cruise, so Darren can match you to the right itinerary on the right ship for you. We have access to all the major cruise companies and some of the smaller one’s you may not have even heard of. Therefore, you can be sure that we will offer you the best value and service. Darren will take the time to talk you through the options and make sure you are aware of what your next adventure has in store.


Cruise Companies Darren has sailed on

Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, P&O (UK & Australia), TUI Cruises


Where Darren has Cruised

South Pacific, Caribbean, Mediterranean (Eastern & Western), Canary & Balearic Islands, Baltic, Norwegian Fjords


Next on his Cruise bucket list

Alaska


E-mail: darren@cruisecompany.co.nz


Robert

Robert Schroder

Travel Broker

Robert is an award Winning Cruise Consultant, and is acknowledged as a China Specialist by the China National Tourist Board. He has traveled through Europe, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Bali, Australia, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Fiji, Western Samoa, Hawaii, USA, Canada. Robert has cruised with Carnival, Princess Cruises, P & O UK, P & O Australia, Celebrity Cruise, Windstar, Cunard Lines and APT River cruises. He is qualified at NZQA Level 4

E-mail: robert@cruisecompany.co.nz