Tagged: Cruise New Zealand

New Zealand Cruise Association: Record cruise season forecast for 2019/2020

The first week of October marks the beginning of a record breaking summer cruise season, according to the New Zealand Cruise Association. While cruise ships sail from New Zealand ports every month of the year, the first week of October – when the Maasdam and Majestic Princess arrive in Fiordland – marks the beginning of a season which will see more port visits and passengers than ever before. New Zealand ports and regions expect to welcome 1071 port calls and 370,000 cruise passengers during 2019/2020. (etbtravelnews.global)

Napier, NZ: Cruise ship season kicks off in style

Napier was a hive of activity yesterday, with the first of an expected record 125,000 cruise ship visitors hitting town. A total of 72 cruise ship visits are booked to arrive at Napier Port this summer season, which started with yesterday’s arrival of the 330 metre-long Majestic Princess. (nzherald.co.nz)

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New Zealand: First cruise ship at Northport will arrive for Hundertwasser and hotel opening

The first cruise ship to berth at Marsden Point will be the first of many that could see up to 60 ships a year call into Whangārei, a Northland tourism leader says. The Northern Advocate can reveal that the 30,277 tonne Oceania Cruises ship Regatta, with up to 684 passengers and 400 crew on board, will be the first cruise ship to tie up at Northport, at Marsden Point. (nzherald.co.nz)

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Changes to new Christchurch (NZ) cruise berth will increase $56m price tag

Redesign of Lyttelton’s new cruise berth has increased the estimated cost of $56m, and port residents will have to contend with about 18 months of noise from pile driving. Lyttelton Port Company chief executive Peter Davie said changing the design to minimise impact on protected Hector’s dolphins in the harbour and to ensure safe handling of giant cruise ships had added to the cost – “it will be millions.” (stuff.co.nz)

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Auckland Council approves Waitemata cruise moorings

Auckland Councillors have given the thumbs up to new cruise ship moorings extending more than 80m out into the Waitemata harbour. The decision ends a year-long delay begun when the freshly-elected mayor Phil Goff halted a similiar plan over concerns about its cost and intrusion into the harbour beyond Queens Wharf. (radionz.co.nz9

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More cruise ships carrying ‘high value’ tourists wanted at Port Taranaki, New Zealand

One of New Zealand’s least-visited cruise ship destinations is aiming to take a bigger bite out of the multi-million dollar market, but does not expect to see results for quite some time. More than 250,000 cruise ship passengers visited New Zealand last summer, industry leaders Cruise NZ reported, but only 1700 of those stopped in New Plymouth. (stuff.co.nz)

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Gisborne, NZ: Bibby’s warning about cruise ships

Gisborne is in serious danger of losing its lucrative cruise ship business, local man Clive Bibby believes. Gisborne faces intense competition for cruise ships from ports like Napier, where 70 are expected to call this year, he said. (gisborneherald.co.nz)

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