About me

My love of travel combined with more than 20 years experience in the travel industry mean that I enjoy nothing more than creating unique holidays & experiences for my clients.

Where I've Travelled

Close to home: Australia (I’ve lived in both Perth & Brisbane – and have been now been to every state & territory), New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji & the Cook Islands

Asia: Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, China, Taiwan & Nepal

Europe: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia & Russia

Middle East: Dubai

Africa: South Africa (I was born here), Namibia, Swaziland & Egypt

North America: USA (45 states), Canada (6 provinces) & Mexico

South America: Chile, Argentina & Brazil

Other: Scenic flight over Antarctica – an Antarctic cruise is definitely on my Bucket List! What’s on yours?


Having spent the last decade specialising in cruising, I’ve been lucky enough to get on a wide range of ships (54 in total – some a couple of times) – either for a ship inspection when ships visit Brisbane or Sydney, or on personal cruises when I travel. I try to add a cruise every time I get away & try get on as many ships, on as many different cruiselines as possible, as this helps me to help you find the ideal cabin on the perfect cruise!

Follow the links to my Facebook photo albums, to see just what you can find onboard this broad range of ships. Let’s get you aboard soon!

Services I Provide

When you’re ready to start planning a holiday somewhere (close to home or to explore a distant corner of the world)… in anticipation of being able to travel again, ask me about how I can help you to create…

  • Your ideal cruise – the itinerary that ticks all the boxes, the best ship for you & a cabin perfectly suited to your needs
  • Your Round the World travel experience – tick off a few bucket list items in one holiday!
  • Your personalised holiday plans – whether you want to “flop & drop” or you’d like to explore a new destination
  • Your perfect specialised tour  – experience a country or region with experts to guide you all the way
  • Your self-drive holiday – hit the open road & see where it take you
  • Your once in a lifetime experience – is there an event or festival you’ve always wanted to experience?
  • Your unique itinerary – flights, hotels, travel insurance & so much more!

We’re all keen to get travelling again soon, and I’d love to be part of your journey.

:) Christie

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Christie Gowan
Based in Paddington, QLD
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My memberships, accreditations and accolades

CLIA Cruise Master | Top 20 cruise travel agents - Australia

CLIA Cruise Consultant of the Year 2014 FINALIST – Australia

Cruising for Excellence: Azamara Club Cruises, Celebrity Cruises & Royal Caribbean International

Holland America Line: Online Academy

NCL University: Freestyle Specialist

Princess Academy Commodore

Silversea Cruises: Online Academy (Platinum)

Tauck Academy

Windstar Academy

WLCL Helloworld Consultant of the Year 2014

Peace of Mind Peace of mind