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The Cruise Crew

The Cruise Crew is owned and operated by Lorelle and Rob Hardt. Both Lorelle and Rob are former crew members from several of the major cruise lines. They sailed in Europe, Russia, Caribbean and Mexico. They met on the NCL ship, Star Odyssey, which is now the Fred Olsen Line’s The Black Watch.

Lorelle is a DS (Destination Specialist-Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Australia, New Zealand), Certified Niche Cruise Specialist, has several Cruise line Specialist Certifications, Kiwi Specialist and Aussie Specialist. She has also passed the National TAP test (Travel Agent Proficiency Test), is enrolled in the DS Tahiti and Europe program and the CLIA Accredited Cruise Counselor program.

Since being away from Australia, her homeland, Lorelle has lived in the U.K and traveled in numerous countries such as Italy, Austria, Greece, Germany, Turkey, Egypt, Russia and several other Western and Eastern European countries.

Rob has spent time in Japan and traveled around Europe as well as a ship contract that did a world cruise. He is a musician, which was his job on board the ships. He is also a computer programmer and helps with the technical side of the business. Between the two of them, they have traveled to 42 countries and recently traveled to China and New Zealand.

They have worked on small ships, mid size ships and the larger mega ships. Some of their favorite destinations are Western and Eastern Europe, parts of Africa, Asia and of course Australia.


  • We had such a great time, we plan to book all our trips through The Cruise Crew. Great customer service.

    – Doug

  • Lorelle has been extremely helpful with information and tips. It was just the most enjoyable cruise we have ever had.

    – Sharon

  • Such a well organized trip you planned for us to Europe. Our guide for our pre-cruise trip was there to meet us at the airport. He was very informative, spoke excellent English and the itinerary was great.

    – Joel

  • We spoke over the phone several times and found Lorelle to be fun and personable. I could tell she really enjoys what she does, and does it well.

    – S Harris

  • We were so pleased to see your Welcome Home card when we got back from our cruise. Thank you so much for a wonderful trip.

    – Francine