Unique Cruises was established by Walter Nand a travel industry professional with more than 20 years experience across several continents.

Having worked with airlines, hotels, tour operators, wholesalers and large cruise companies, Walter discovered his passion for smaller, more unique cruise experiences and would like to bring these experiences to you.

Each cruise or cruise company selected by Unique Cruises has something unique to offer that sets the experience or destination apart from the mainstream.

Walter Nand

Founder / Director

  • Luxury Canal Barge Expert
  • Luxury River Cruise Expert
  • Cruise Lines International Australasia (CLIA) Cruise Champion
  • Cruise Lines International Australasia (CLIA) Master Cruise Consultant
  • Commodore – Princess Cruise Academy
  • Commodore – P&O Cruise Academy
  • Admiral – Royal Caribbean Cruises
  • Cruise Expert – MSC Cruises
  • Cruise Expert – Holland America Line


Clarke Peninton


Hey there! I’m Clarke, Operations for Unique Cruises. With a decade of experience across different service and data driven roles in hospitality and tourism, my role in the team aims to create and support a seamless pre-departure experience so that you can focus on the amazing ships and destinations we have on offer. Having cruised, toured, trained, hiked and even camped my way through various continents, I’m extremely passionate about the experiences we can create for you at Unique Cruises.

Jacinta Tangkhpanya

Design and Social Media

Hello! I am Jacinta and I am the Designer and Social Media Coordinator for Unique Cruises. I have been working in the travel industry for several years as a Marketing Coordinator and am excited to be part of the Unique Cruises team. I am passionate about travelling and relish in experiencing new cultures, cuisines and customs. During my spare time, I love yoga, cooking and socialising over a cup of coffee and brunch!