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.


Media representatives were invited on board Norwegian Jewel at Sydney’s Overseas Passenger Terminal today for a special performance of the Australian hit musical ‘Velvet.’

As announced in the December issue of Seatrade Cruise Review, the two Australian winners in the inaugural Seatrade Cruise News 20 under 40 work for Carnival Australia.

Darren Chigwidden will take up his appointment as national sales manager Australia and New Zealand for Cruise & Maritime Voyages Australia on January 29.

Jon Murrie, a journalist with more than 25 years’ experience in the travel industry, has taken up the newly created position of communications director with CLIA Australasia.

Silversea Cruises ceo Roberto Martinoli said Australia will soon replace the United Kingdom as the company’s No. 2 global source market.

Champagne flowed at the plaque exchange ceremony when Silversea’s Silver Muse arrived in Darwin on Boxing Day morning on her maiden visit to Australia and New Zealand.

Norwegian Jewel will be returning to Australia for a fourth extended season in 2020/21, as flagged earlier by Seatrade Cruise News.

Early bird savings of up to 20% have been announced for selected 2020/21 polar sailings of the joint Intrepid/Chimu charter of Ocean Endeavour.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Seven Seas Mariner sailed from Sydney Saturday night on the company’s first circumnavigation of Australia after a concert on board for passengers and patrons of Opera Australia.

More than 200 staff who have been working on the construction of Coral Expeditions’ new flagship, Coral Adventurer, at the Vard Vung Tau shipyard in Vietnam, celebrated her float out.
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