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Rachel Cathie
Rachel Cathie

"Rachel recently returned to the travel industry after having a 6 year break to focus on being a mum.  Prior to this she worked at Flight Centre in Te Awamutu for two years as a consultant and assistant team leader and loved assisting her clients with their holiday plans, hence deciding to come back.  Her interest in travel has followed Rachel throughout her life initially going hand in hand with her involvement in Gymnastics as a child which took Rachel to a number of different countries including Germany, USA, Japan, Amsterdam, UK and various Western European countries on a Cosmos bus tour.  Since then she's travelled to Australia, Fiji, Hawaii and most recently Vietnam and more notably has spent 4 months working upon a Carnival cruise ship out of New Orleans and down to Mexico, hence her interest in now focusing and specialising in the Cruise industry.  Where to next for Rachel? She would love to travel to Canada & Alaska and experience both the inside passage cruise as well as the amazing land touring options that these regions have to offer."

Cathy Peacock
Cathy Munro
After having travelled extensively in her youth, Cathy decided to put her passion for travel into a career. Now, after over 12 years with Flight Centre, she has decided it is time to specialise in Cruising, and so joined the Howick Cruiseabout team in January 2014. As part of her travels, she spent 3 years working upon a luxury charter yacht in the Mediterranean, and 5 years living in Argentina. She has enjoyed three P&O cruises with her family and can't wait to cruise again. She has visited a multitude of countries, including Australia, Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, China, India, Argentina, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Netherlands, England and many, many more. She also speaks Spanish, so ask her about which phrases you need to have under your belt before your South America cruise!
Charlotte Baigent

Starting with Flight Centre 6 years ago Charlotte decided to take her passion for cruising further, to lead the exciting brand new Cruiseabout Hamilton branch. Her passion for travel began as a child on a family P & O Cruise, years later exploring Irish roots and living in the UK for 3 years and travelling Europe. Working in the industry Charlotte has developed her passion for travel further by creating amazing travel experiences for her clients. She has been fortunate to experience an Avalon Cruise up the Rhine, while also seeing a variety of cuiselines including P&O, Princess, Carnival through to the luxurious small ships of the Ponant L'Austral and the stunning Seabourn Odyssey Ship. Charlotte has travelled to Thailand, Singapore, UK, France, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Germany, Australia, Cook Islands, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and Niue. Bucket list trip is to the Americas including New York and a Caribbean Cruise!

Andrew O'beirne

Starting in early 2009 with Flight Centre, Andrew has developed a true passion for travel over the last 7 1/2 years, and hasn't looked back since. With experience as a team leader, Andrew loves to pass on his experience in travel with those around him to help create a fantastic experience. He has also had success as a Globus top seller and is very well travelled with Cruise experience between here and Australia as well as on the river's of Germany. For his next cruise destination, Andrew hopes to visit South East Asia. Other travel includes Australia, Tahiti, Rarotonga, Los Angeles, England, Paris, Thailand, and Hong Kong.

Cherisha Duthie
Cherisha Duthie

Cherisha is the newest member of the Cruiseabout The Base team who is over the moon to begin her dream job! She has traveled and cruised to a wide variety of destinations including Australia, Fiji, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and China. She is looking forward to providing her previous travel experiences to help make memorable tailor-made dream holidays for all of her clients. Cherisha is ready and waiting to make everyone's travel dreams come true!

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