Helen Hutcheon

Helen Hutcheon

Australasia correspondent


Helen Hutcheon did her cadetship on a shipping magazine and worked in P&O’s Sydney office for seven years as a public relations journalist.

For 19 years she was deputy editor of Travel Week, which was Australia’s leading trade newspaper that covered major local and international industry events.

In 2008 the late legendary Rama Rebbapragada presented her with an award from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd ‘in  recognition of her outstanding contribution to the cruising industry.’  

In 2010 she won the Neil Frazer Award for ‘outstanding contribution to the cruise industry,’ elevating her to CLIA Australasia’s hall of fame.

She has been the Australasia correspondent for Seatrade Cruise Review since 1997 and for Seatrade Insider (now Seatrade Cruise News) since its launch in 2000.

 

David Rousham, vp UK and international development, confirmed that Australia has overtaken Germany as the third largest source market for Cunard after the UK and US.

Seabourn president Rick Meadows told delegates at the World’s Leading Cruise Lines' 2018 Partnership Summit, the company’s goal is to be the undisputed leader in the ultra-luxury cruise market.

The three Carnival Australia ships — P&O Cruises Australia’s Pacific Jewel and Pacific Explorer and Princess Cruises’ Sea Princess — which were chartered to provide additional accommodation for the APEC 2018 Summit in Port Moresby from November 15-17, each sounded their booming ‘whistles’ seven times to achieve the equivalent of a 21-gun salute to Papua New Guinea.

Princess Cruises will have its biggest 2020/21 season in Australia with the deployment of its second Royal-class ship, the 3,560-passenger Regal Princess.

Australasia is a 'strong and important market that we continue to invest in,’ Jan Swartz, group president of Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia and New Zealand, told travel agents at the World’s Leading Cruise Lines' 2018 Partnership Summit on board Majestic Princess.

Three Carnival Australia ships — P&O Cruises Australia’s Pacific Jewel and Pacific Explorer and Princess Cruises’ Sea Princess — will provide additional accommodation for the APEC 2018 Summit which will be held in Port Moresby from November 15-17.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ Vasco da Gama will chalk up a number of ‘firsts’ during her maiden 2019/20 season in Australia.

The bow-to-stern renovation of Norwegian Jewel has been completed on the eve of the 93,502gt ship’s return to Australasia.

Cruise Lines International Association Australasia and Smartraveller, the official advisory portal for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), have developed a new e-learning module that travel agent members can access via CLIA’s Learning Academy.

Carnival Cruise Line announced today that Carnival Spirit will spend a season in North America before proceeding to Brisbane where she will cruise year-round.

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