Who is Best Travel and Cruise?

Ready for a unique experience? BEST quality of service since 1976.

Nestled in the heart of the Hastings Central Business District for over three decades, Best Travel (head office) offers award winning service, catering to both leisure and small to mid-sized enterprises. The team at Best Travel boasts of over 265+ years of combined experience in the travel industry. Seasoned, passionate travellers themselves, the travel designers are able to uniquely craft travel plans to suit each individual client’s needs. Best Travel truly is the local portal to worldwide destinations.

Best Travel and Cruise Hawke's Bay Team

Our services are tailored for you.

leisure travel

Leisure/Private Travel

Your holiday starts here. We can book domestic and international flights, cruises, tours, accommodation, car rental, buses, trains and ferries, local concession tickets, event entry. Take the worry out of arranging your holiday.

specialised travel

Specialised Travel

Planning to attend a rugby tour, basketball tournament, school trips, motor racing, golf tournament, the Tour de France or the Hong Kong Sevens, London Theatres, ? We can plan and book your entire itinerary – flights, accommodation, event tickets.

corporate travel

Corporate Travel

We can cater to all your executive needs – Business Class flights, hotels, transport to and from airports and meetings. We manage all our corporate travel accounts to ensure our arrangements comply with your corporate policy and meet your business objectives.

beach wedding


For your special day in a romantic location of your choice, we can arrange everything to make it a wedding to remember. We can set up a wedding registrar for your guests to pay into a travel account for you.



Tour the Pacific, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean or the world in a luxury liner. Let the world come to you!

travel insurance

Travel Insurance

If you can’t afford travel insurance , can you afford to travel? We would be happy to discuss your requirements in more detail with you.

What our clients say about us?

Lan Weir

Thank you so much Best Travel for our amazing getaway to Vanuatu, such an awesome prize and we had a fantastic time. Thank you to Rob for all your help.

Tracey Elliott

Any travel overseas at the moment should be done by a Travel Agent. You save yourself a lot of worry & anxiety when you can rely on your go to person to handle flight changes. In my case…the wonderful Christine Sheppard from Best Travel has been a god send changing my flights for the 3rd time from the Gold Coast to NZ.

The Eldon Family

Best Travel. And it really is The Best! Our family felt extremely well looked after by Linda who explained, and dealt with, all the many aspects of our UK travel and even booked the coach trip on arrival for us. Linda’s reassurance took away a huge amount of stress in these uncertain times and she went well above and beyond what we expected. Highly recommended. Thank you!