Wild Earth Travel, PONANT’s leading New Zealand sales representative is excited to announce the opportunity for clients and agents to experience a 4-day ocean voyage on board Le Laperouse in March 2020 conveniently right from Auckland.
Ports of Auckland (POAL) has today (21 December) released the results of its study into the feasibility of using shore power for cruise ships berthed in Auckland. ‘Shore power’ is the industry term to describe ‘plugging-in’ cruise ships to the national grid.
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
The New Zealand cruise sector is continuing to boom, with the contribution it makes to the nation’s economy projected to increase 43% in the next two years, from $447 million in 2016/17, to $640m in the 2018/19 season. (etbtravelnews.global)
Cruise New Zealand announced it will be holding its 2017 conference at the Auckland Museum in Auckland on August 29.The conference will bring together leaders from large and emerging ports to discuss how they are improving their facilities, according the group. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
For the first time four cruise ships are in Auckland harbour at the same time. That means 3,500 tourists are in Auckland today shopping, eating and drinking and many will be heading to different ports in New Zealand in the coming days.(tvnz.co.nz)
The Ports of Auckland have commissioned a feasibility study to look at alternative methods for powering cruise ships when in port via shorepower off the country’s power grid, according to a statement sent to media. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
The council’s tourism agency Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) said the mooring structure may not be ready until the summer of 2018/19, after mayor Phil Goff challenged the need for it to include a multi-million dollar walkway. (radionz.co.nz)
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)
Monster cruise ships will be able to berth in Auckland if plans by authorities get the go-ahead. A resource consent for a mooring structure at the end of Queen’s Wharf is due to be lodged later this month. (m.nzherald.co.nz)
Two weeks after announcing the deployment of the brand new Ovation of the Seas to Australia for five itineraries to New Zealand, Royal Caribbean has been faced with its first major obstacle — Ports of Auckland has changed its plans to build a wharf big enough. (cruisecritic.com)