Monday, August 21, 2017
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Cruise

Akaroa voted top cruise destination in Australasia

Akaroa has lept above Sydney and Auckland to be named the top cruise destination in Australasia by the annual Cruise Critic's Cruisers Choice Awards.

NZ agents surf wave of demand to attend Cruise360

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia is experiencing unprecedented demand from New Zealand travel agents to attend the Cruise360 conference being held in Sydney next month.

NZ Cruise Conference: Riding the growth wave

Regions keen to capture a bigger share of the fast-growing cruise market will have an opportunity to highlight what they are doing to improve port facilities at this year’s Cruise New Zealand Conference in Auckland, 29 August.

Govt to extend cruise ship vetting

A trial accreditation programme for international cruise ships has boosted biosecurity and will be extended for future sailing seasons.

Record Kiwis take up cruising

A record 90,184 New Zealanders sailed the world's oceans on a cruise holiday in 2016 with a 36 per cent leap in passenger numbers helping to make the country one of the world’s top performing markets.

Cancer Society, Forest & Bird receive Real Journeys Cruise-for-a-Cause

The Real Journeys Cruise-for-a-Cause this year will assist Forest & Bird with predator control and help train the greater number of volunteers needed by the Cancer Society.

P&O to launch winter cruises from NZ

P&O Cruises will base its Pacific Jewel ship in Auckland next winter and provide an extra five itineraries in a record programme for New Zealand. The cruise operator has announced its 2018 New Zealand schedule...

New cruise berth will boost economy, relieve Akaroa pressure

The new $56m cruise berth planned for Lyttelton will bring a welcome boost to the Christchurch economy and help relieve pressure on the small town of Akaroa.

Cruise to inject more than $500m next season

Another record cruise season is expected in 2017/18 with the benefit to the New Zealand economy estimated to be worth more than $500m.

Support for inner dolphin cruise berths

The decision on the best option for berthing large cruise ships went before the Planning Committee today, with councillors providing, in principle, support to an inner dolphin.

First ever Melbourne Cup cruise from NZ

P&O races towards a record 2018 with first ever Melbourne Cup cruise from New Zealand.

Q&A with JUCY’s Kat Van Dijk

Kat Van Dijk entered tourism relatively recently when she joined JUCY just over four years ago. She is GM Southern Lakes at what was originally a car rental company but has expanded into campervans, cruise and hotels.

Auckland cruise arrivals near 90k in record February

The Ports of Auckland handled 31 cruise ship visits for the month of February, welcoming 89,516 visiting passengers and crew.

Southern Discoveries invests $2m into “seamless” Milford tours

Southern Discoveries will enter Queenstown’s competitive coach sector after committing close to $2m to launch a fleet of coaches.

P&O’s Pacific Pearl arrives with Auckland Nines fans

More than 1700 Nines supporters have sailed into Auckland this morning on P&O’s Pacific Pearl, marking the start of a four-month season of cruises from New Zealand which will contribute close to $20 million to the nation’s economy.
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