Picton is preparing for a buoyant cruise season with around 120,000 passengers and 42,000 crew expected from October.
Biosecurity New Zealand is reminding cruise lines to brush up on the country’s biofouling rules ahead of their summer voyages.
There’s also support for a cruise ship ban but less so for removing the aerodrome.
Carnival Corporation’s Princess Cruises is providing funding for Dunedin-based Natures Wonders to support penguin colonies around Otago.
New Zealand Cruise Association is seeking feedback from the tourism sector to help inform the development of its national cruise strategy.
Port of Tauranga expects 108 cruise ship visits during its 2024 financial year, up 23% from the 88 recorded in FY23.
Cruise ships contributed $2.1m in marine fees to Environment Southland’s income over the 2022/23 period.
The global cruise industry is bouncing back fast from the pandemic with a record 32 million passengers expected in 2023, says CLIA.
The industry is seeing a strong recovery with passenger numbers this season expected to exceed the 2018-19 record.
Napier Port has reported revenue from cruise ships to $5.3m for the nine months to 30 June 2023.
The community raised its concerns over the impact of cruise, with some solutions particularly welcomed.
The New Zealand Cruise Association and ChristchurchNZ will meet tonight with the Lyttelton community to discuss the impact of the cruise season and what they want to see from the sector.
Maritime New Zealand is calling on people to have their say on proposed changes to maritime and oil pollution levies.
A new national cruise strategy is being developed, which will aim to unify and grow the industry in New Zealand.
The association’s new CEO on the strengthening cruise recovery and the challenges and opportunities ahead.
Tourism Minister Peeni Henare and Ponant chief executive Chris Hall are amongst the speakers at the New Zealand Cruise Association Conference in Christchurch next month.
After nearly seven years leading NZCA, the former CEO hands out brickbats and bouquets after departing on Friday.
Stats NZ is ending its cruise ship traveller and expenditure data just as the industry gets its first season under its belt following the pandemic.
P&O Cruises says it will be spending $5m on Kiwi food and beverage to supply its Pacific Explorer during its Auckland season.
P&O Cruises and New Zealand brewers Boundary Road Brewery have developed a new lager called Sweet As Brew.
Disney Magic at Sea will return after its inaugural season this year to sail between October 2024 – February 2025.
A claim from Environment Canterbury that cruise is impacting public transport in Christchurch has left the cruise industry bemused.
Napier Port has reported cruise revenue of $5.1m for the six months to 31 March 2023.
Next season will see newcomers Disney and Virgin make their maiden sailings to the country.
Industry leaders lay out their wish lists for today’s announcement.
The 2022-23 cruise season is wrapping up with the arrival of Celebrity Eclipse in Auckland today.
Napier has finished its cruise season with 62 vessel calls for the 2022-23 period and only 14 cancellations due to Cyclone Gabrielle.
Rising passenger volumes at New Zealand’s air and maritime ports have prompted Biosecurity New Zealand to ramp up collaboration with airport companies, airlines, and other border agencies to speed up arrival processes while ensuring the country’s safety.
Explore Group is boosting its product range in Australia with a new ship providing expedition-style weekends for groups, events and incentive trips around the Whitsunday Islands.
The CEO will retire in June after nearly seven years leading the cruise association.
YOU Travel Bethlehem, Zest4Travel, helloworld Strandon, Bon Voyage Cruises & Travel, Live Breathe Travel and House of Travel have all received accolades at the 20th Cruise Industry Awards in Sydney.
To mark International Women’s Day, the Ticker is publishing a series of articles from women leaders in tourism.
Cunard’s Queen Anne cruise ship will make its first sailing in New Zealand with a trip from Auckland via the Bay of Islands to Sydney in 2025.
Ships will not draw any water or power from the region or drop waste during their visits.
Port calls at Napier remain off the itinerary while Hawke’s Bay and East Coast count the cost of Cyclone Gabrielle.
Virgin Voyages has launched its First Mates offering for travel partners in New Zealand.
Cruise Lines International Association will bring its cruise showcase to Auckland in May with this year’s theme being “Cruising into the Future”.
Biosecurity New Zealand says it is working with Auckland Airport to address mishandled and unaccompanied baggage issues affecting travellers this summer and is also collaborating with cruise to ensure ships arrive with clean hulls.
Cruise vessel bookings at Napier Port are recovering well, according to first-quarter 2023 trade volumes published last week.
There has been a strong start to the summer tourist season but capacity constraints are dragging the industry, according to ANZ.
Nominations are open for the 20th Cruise Industry Awards, held by Cruise Lines International Association Australasia.
The single domestic cruise ship visit to Napier in the year to September 2022 was worth $12,000, according to Napier Port’s 2022 annual report.
Cruise lines are preparing for an industry-wide switch to shoreside electricity as part of a commitment by Cruise Lines International Association ocean-going members to pursue net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
NZCA’s Kevin O’Sullivan says the measures taken by the industry make cruises safer from Covid than many other land-based settings.
The Bus and Coach Association wants to see more communication between the inbound tour sector and transport operators as the cruise season puts pressure on capacity.
The cruise industry has learnt much from the pandemic but more can be done to protect those at sea and on land, say researchers.
A lack of transport in Dunedin for cruise passengers is tipping “money down the drain”, according to one prominent operator in the city.
More than 180,000 passenger arrivals are expected to flow through Auckland over the next year as cruise makes a triumphant return.
The New Zealand Cruise Association will hold next year’s Cruise Conference at the Christchurch Town Hall.
Taitokerau Northland businesses are preparing to welcome the first cruise ship back to the Bay of Islands on Monday.