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Real Journeys chases slice of burgeoning multi-day cruise market

Leading New Zealand tourism operator Real Journeys is ramping up its multi-day cruise offerings on the back of the burgeoning cruise sector and domestic interest. The company is significantly increasing the number of its Fiordland and Stewart Island Discovery Cruise sailings and adding three and four day short-cruise variations.

TSS Earnslaw makes nostalgic journey to head of lake to mark centenary

The heritage steamer the TSS Earnslaw continued its 100th birthday celebrations during Labour Weekend, making a nostalgic journey tracing its original freight and passenger route to the Lake Wakatipu high country lakeside stations and Glenorchy on Sunday (October 21), attracting almost 300 people, many with strong links with the Head of the Lake and the TSS Earnslaw.

TSS Earnslaw re-enacts maiden passenger voyage on Lake Wakatipu to mark centenary

Queenstown turned the clock back 100 years today (October 18) when a large crowd, dominated by school children waving flags, lined Queenstown’s Steamer Wharf to welcome the heritage steamship the TSS Earnslaw, as she marked her official centenary by sailing on Lake Wakatipu from Kingston to Queenstown re-enacting her maiden passenger voyage held on October 18 1912.

TSS Earnslaw Centenary celebrations officially launched

The TSS Earnslaw centenary celebrations were officially launched on Sunday (October 14), during a night of nostalgia, when more than a hundred past and present staff members gathered on board the heritage steamer to mark her century of service.

TSS Earnslaw Centenary Celebrations kick off Sunday 14 October 2012

Past and present skippers, stokers, engineers, pianists and caterers will meet on board the TSS Earnslaw on Sunday October 14 to kick off the heritage steamer’s week long centenary celebrations which focus on a re-enactment of the maiden voyage from Kingston to Queenstown on October 18.

Modelling the TSS Earnslaw

An Australian man’s passion for the TSS Earnslaw has gained him widespread recognition after his hand carved model of the heritage steamer won supreme awards at a Queensland show.

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