"As usual our customers and staff had a wonderful afternoon on board Olympic Spirit. Your staff make the cruise a real fun day out.-Tranquillity Pools
"Thanks for everything.
Listed below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive from clients planning functions on an Amada Cruise. If you have any additional questions about private boat charters on Auckland Harbour with Amada Cruises, please contact us. Our functions co-ordinator will be more than happy to assist you.
Our standard booking process is as follows:
Quotation: A quotation will be supplied by Amada Cruises with the details for your cruise. We do also encourage you to make an appointment time to come and view the vessel.
Tentative Booking: Once the quote is received and you are happy with the details, please contact Amada Cruises to place a tentative booking on the specific date, time and boat you are after. This will be held for 7 working days. In order to confirm the booking we do require a deposit to be paid. A copy of the terms and conditions to be signed and a copy sent back to Amada.
Confirmation: Once the above is received your charter confirmation will be sent to you.
4.5 months prior to the wedding: We will need to confirm the wharf you would like to use.
4 months prior: The wharf will be booked and confirmed.
1 month prior: Menu and beverage choices to be confirmed.
16 days prior: Final guest numbers to be confirmed and final tax invoice sent out.
14 days prior: Final payment received.< return to top
Yes we do. Click on the links below to see example itineraries of some of our more popular cruise options:
We do allow tea light candles and floating candles. However, we cannot allow any other types of candles on board the boats due to safety issues.< return to top
Yes – there are no additional costs for you to arrange your own DJ or band. Please be advised that they must have proof of their own public liability insurance to be able to play on board. If, however, you do require assistance in sourcing a DJ, band or other entertainment, our function co-ordinator will be happy to help you find an option to suit your tastes and requirements, but please note that additional costs do apply.< return to top
Yes, you are more than welcome to provide your own CD’s to play whilst on board or iPod. In order to ensure that the music you wish to hear is played when you want to hear it during your cruise, we strongly advise you to provide us with written instructions detailing your requests. Please note that our CD player does play the CDs in random order. Our iPod player has a docking station.< return to top
Our Executive chef is more than happy to tailor a menu to suit your requirements. Please note that the price per head may vary depending on the changes that occur to the menu.< return to top
Unfortunately, due to our liquor license we cannot allow BYO beverages on board, though we can special order beverages for your cruise should you wish to serve a particular brand of drink. It is also our company policy that we do not allow BYO food. However, our chef will gladly tailor menus to suit your specific requirements.< return to top
Yes, Amada Cruises offers the following rates for children:
< return to top
Yes we provide the following complimentary decorations for your cruise:
Yes, we are happy to anchor the boat during meal service. There are a number of scenic locations around the harbour where we can anchor. The captain will choose a spot that is most suitable to the weather conditions on the day.< return to top
Amada Cruises includes wharf booking fees. Any additional wharves will incur an additional fee. The cost of additional wharves is available from your function co-ordinator. Please note that some wharves have additional fees these will be advised at the time your wharf is discussed.< return to top
In the event that a guest is running late, a water taxi can be arranged to deliver the guest to your function. The guest must cover this cost. We like to recommend that you inform your guests of Auckland Water Taxi's phone number: 0800 111 161 (It's a great idea to print it on invitations.) Then, if needed, guests can call Auckland Water Taxis, who will radio our vessel to find our location.< return to top
We require final confirmation of guest numbers as well as meal choices NO LATER THAN 14 working days prior to your cruise. The number advised will be the amount you will be invoiced for. Please note that no refunds are available if fewer guests attend on the day.< return to top
Final confirmation of guest numbers is due NO LATER THAN 10 working days prior to your cruise. The number advised will be the amount you will be invoiced for. Final payment must be paid in full NO LESS THAN 7 working days prior to your function date.< return to top
If this occurs, we will still require the full payment for the number of guests confirmed. In regards to beverages, if you are on a package we are happy to refund you for the number of people who didn’t show up.< return to top
We are happy for your cruise to go overtime - providing there isn’t another cruise scheduled later that evening. Should a cruise go overtime, an additional cost will be incurred.< return to top
If you need access for a wheelchair, please discuss this with your function co-ordinator in advance of your booking.< return to top
Please feel free to contact us with any further questions you may have.