Tagged: Cruise New Zealand

NZ: First cruise ship arrives in Tauranga

Sun Princess docked in at the Tauranga Port this morning. There are 83 cruise ship visits scheduled this summer. While there will be more visits than last season, overall passenger numbers look set to be down with 153,000 expected this season compared to 164,300 last. (m.nzherald.co.nz)

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New Zealand to welcome a record number of cruise ships this summer

New Zealand is gearing up for a bumper cruise season, with a record number of cruise ships headed for our shores. Cruise Lines International Association Australasia commercial director Brett Jardine said 33 ships will be cruising local waters between October 1 and April 30, with nine making their inaugural calls. (stuff.co.nz)

NZ. Investigation reveals more safety requirements needed for cruise ships entering Tory Channel in Marlborough Sounds

Cruise ships have been banned from taking the same route as ferries in the Marlborough Sounds following an incident being investigated by maritime authorities. Earlier this year, the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Azamara Quest struck Wheki Rock after entering Tory Channel with a Port Marlborough pilot on board. (stuff.co.nz)