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.


The md of Cruise & Maritime Voyages Australia, Dean Brazier, told Seatrade Cruise News his new head office in Wayville, an inner-southern suburb of Adelaide, is up and running.

Wiltrans International will vacate its central business district location on Friday and move to the nearby Sydney suburb of Edgecliff.

Sture Myrmell has been appointed president of Carnival Australia, responsible for all seven of the company’s cruise brands -- P&O Cruises Australia, Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Cunard, Holland America Line, Seabourn and P&O Cruises World Cruising.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ 20,606gt Astor stopped in Sydney on Thursday on her way to Fremantle via Adelaide and Kangaroo Island to undertake her fifth 2017/18 seaon in Australia.

A maiden visit to remote Pitcairn Island is the highlight of Aranui Cruises’ 2019 programme of 20 voyages in the South Pacific.

Jiali Wong has been appointed to the newly-created position of regional manager for Cruise Lines International Association in Asia.

The New South Wales Parliamentary Secretary for Planning, the Central Coast and the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, has unveiled GHDWoodhead’s design for the Newcastle Cruise Terminal.

The Port of Townsville’s meet-and-greet team will be wearing their new uniforms on Wednesday for the arrival of Seabourn Encore which will herald the start of the Far  North Queensland city’s biggest cruise season.

CLIA Australasia md Joel Katz has signed a Memoranda of Understanding with the Australian Cruise Association and the New Zealand Cruise Association in line with CLIA’s motto of One Industry, One Voice.

New Zealand Cruise Association ceo Kevin O'Sullivan said Auckland is well positioned to become a major cruise hub for the South Pacific  following Auckland Council's decision to proceed with work to accommodate large cruise ships.

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