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Border re-opening great for Rotorua – Chadwick
13 May 2022   /

Border re-opening great for Rotorua – Chadwick

Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick says New Zealand’s full border reopening on 31 July is great news for the city’s tourism and hospitality operators.


Cruise probably tourism’s “most trashed brand” in Covid is coming back better – Nash
12 May 2022   /

Cruise probably tourism’s “most trashed brand” in Covid is coming back better – Nash

How cruise managed the pandemic will be studied for years, says the tourism minister.


Relief for cruise with a maritime border re-opening date – finally
11 May 2022   /

Relief for cruise with a maritime border re-opening date – finally

After two years of hardship, hundreds of Kiwi ship suppliers and tourism operators can start rebuilding their businesses, says NZCA.


Border to fully re-open 31 July, pre-departure tests to go
11 May 2022   /

Border to fully re-open 31 July, pre-departure tests to go

Pre-departure testing is also expected to be scrapped before the end of July.


Akaroa expects just 19 cruise ships for 2022-23 season
9 May 2022  

Akaroa expects just 19 cruise ships for 2022-23 season

The number of cruise ships scheduled to stop at the Akaroa port near Christchurch for the 2022/23 season is down to just 19 ships, a 79% drop compared to the 90 ships that visited during 2019/20.


NZ Cruise: $150m, 250 port calls lost due to ongoing maritime border uncertainty
21 Apr 2022   /

NZ Cruise: $150m, 250 port calls lost due to ongoing maritime border uncertainty

The government is yet to announce a date for cruise visits to start again despite the air border to Australia re-opening last week.


NZ Cruise urges “fast clarity” from govt after P&O cancels Auckland
24 Feb 2022   /

NZ Cruise urges “fast clarity” from govt after P&O cancels Auckland

The New Zealand Cruise Association is calling on the government to say when the industry can restart after P&O Cruises Australia cancelled its 2022 Auckland season.


Domestic cruise plots course through Covid’s choppy waters
26 Jan 2022  

Domestic cruise plots course through Covid’s choppy waters

Cruising in NZ waters has been well supported over summer but there are clouds on the horizon, say operators.


NZCA’s Debbie Summers: Cruise now one of the safest holidays
25 Jan 2022   /

NZCA’s Debbie Summers: Cruise now one of the safest holidays

The association’s chair on the efforts to get cruise going again in NZ and why Q4 2022 remains the target, despite Omicron.


Cruise demand for NZ “strong”, bookings steady for 2022-23
20 Jan 2022   /

Cruise demand for NZ “strong”, bookings steady for 2022-23

Demand for cruises continues to be strong globally, including for passengers planning to cruise in New Zealand waters, according to the New Zealand Cruise Association.


NZ Cruise sets 2022 conference venue, date
16 Dec 2021   /

NZ Cruise sets 2022 conference venue, date

The New Zealand Cruise Association will hold next year’s Cruise Conference at Auckland’s Aotea Centre.


NZ Cruise welcomes Ruby Princess finding
9 Dec 2021   /

NZ Cruise welcomes Ruby Princess finding

The New Zealand Cruise Association says a New Zealand Customs’ investigation has confirmed that the Ruby Princess and its local port agents made appropriate health declarations when the ship visited New Zealand in March 2020.


Explore launches Hauraki Gulf multi-day expeditions
17 Nov 2021   /

Explore launches Hauraki Gulf multi-day expeditions

The new experience aims to capitalise on the domestic-only market this summer but also become a ‘must-do’ attraction longer term.


NZ, Australia still at anchor as 3 million enjoy cruise – CLIA
8 Nov 2021   /

NZ, Australia still at anchor as 3 million enjoy cruise – CLIA

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) says the number of passengers who have sailed worldwide since ocean cruise operations resumed last year has now passed three million.


NZCA: Cruise industry not back until Q4 2022
21 Oct 2021  

NZCA: Cruise industry not back until Q4 2022

The New Zealand Cruise Association says the industry may not restart again for another year.


CentrePort profits, revenue drop on lack of cruise
18 Oct 2021   /

CentrePort profits, revenue drop on lack of cruise

CentrePort posted an underlying net profit after tax of $7.2m for the year to June 2021, down 51% compared to the $14.7m recorded in FY20.


Princess Cruises cancels summer for NZ
24 Sep 2021  

Princess Cruises cancels summer for NZ

Princess Cruises is cancelling the summer seasons for three vessels initially scheduled to sail routes in Australia and New Zealand due to uncertainty around the return of cruising in the region.


Cruise must be included in border reopening talks – NZCA’s Summers
27 Aug 2021  

Cruise must be included in border reopening talks – NZCA’s Summers

The newly-elected chair of New Zealand Cruise Association says the future of the industry remains strong.


Difficult risk control blocking trans-Tasman cruise – Nash
12 Aug 2021   /

Difficult risk control blocking trans-Tasman cruise – Nash

The resumption of cruises from Australia in summer appears remote even if border restrictions are eased in early 2022.


P&O Cruises announce inaugural NZ music festival ‘at sea’
15 Jul 2021  

P&O Cruises announce inaugural NZ music festival ‘at sea’

Line-up of country stars as well as country-themed dance and activities on offer for three day cruise.


NZCA strategy targets trans-Tasman bubble cruises in 2022
12 Jul 2021   /

NZCA strategy targets trans-Tasman bubble cruises in 2022

The New Zealand Cruise Association wants rapid testing in place and safe bubble cruising for larger ships with reduced guest numbers in 2022.


Maritime NZ seeks feedback on marine rules
8 Jul 2021   /

Maritime NZ seeks feedback on marine rules

Maritime New Zealand is calling for feedback on draft Marine Protection Rules as part of plans for New Zealand to join an international convention to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution from ships.


CLIA to recognise Australasian cruise agent with award
7 Jul 2021   /

CLIA to recognise Australasian cruise agent with award

Australian and New Zealand cruise agents are to be honoured with a presentation from Cruise Lines International Association recognising the difficult circumstances they have been operating in.


Environment Southland signs cruise agreement with CLIA
30 Apr 2021  

Environment Southland signs cruise agreement with CLIA

Environment Southland has signed an updated Cruise Ship Deed of Agreement with Cruise Lines International Association to boost revenue from visiting cruise ships in the future.


What about cruise? NZCA, CLIA call for Australasian action
7 Apr 2021   /

What about cruise? NZCA, CLIA call for Australasian action

Cruise industry touts strong new health protocols, watches with envy as businesses ready for air corridor with Australia.


CLIA relaunches cruise education series for agents
23 Mar 2021   /

CLIA relaunches cruise education series for agents

Cruise Lines International Association will bring back its CLIA LIVE education series for 2021.


Cruise excursion firm pivots, plans for growth
3 Mar 2021   /

Cruise excursion firm pivots, plans for growth

With the industry yet to revive, one BOP excursion company aims to expand as far as the South Island with a new product.


Cruise absence sees ship visits fall at Port of Tauranga
2 Mar 2021  

Cruise absence sees ship visits fall at Port of Tauranga

Port of Tauranga saw ship visits decline by 15.3% to 661 for the six months to December 2020.


NZ Cruise conference cancelled again – aims for mid-2022
11 Feb 2021   /

NZ Cruise conference cancelled again – aims for mid-2022

NZCA chair Debbie Summers said the decision was made because of the ongoing impacts of Covid-19 on the industry.


National Party blasts cruise ship border bungle
9 Feb 2021   /

National Party blasts cruise ship border bungle

The Government has “kneecapped” the tourism sector by causing the Le Lapérouse cruise ship to cancel its season, says the National Party.


Le Lapérouse debacle will have lasting impacts – agent
4 Feb 2021  

Le Lapérouse debacle will have lasting impacts – agent

Cruise lines are reconsidering future deployments to “unreliable” NZ, says Wild Earth Travel’s Aaron Russ.


NZ Cruise “devastated” at Ponant cancellation
4 Feb 2021   /

NZ Cruise “devastated” at Ponant cancellation

The cruise industry says it has been abandoned by the Government.


NZ Cruise “shocked, bewildered” at Le Lapérouse treatment
1 Feb 2021   /

NZ Cruise “shocked, bewildered” at Le Lapérouse treatment

The denial of visas to 61 crew tarnishes NZ’s cruise friendly reputation, says NZCA.


NZ cruise stuck in “no man’s land”, missing $601m  – NZCA’s Summers
8 Dec 2020   /

NZ cruise stuck in “no man’s land”, missing $601m – NZCA’s Summers

The New Zealand cruise industry is at a standstill and the country is $601m out of pocket because of it, says NZ Cruise Association chair and ID Tours executive director Debbie Summers.


$67m Lyttelton cruise berth opens for business
27 Nov 2020   /

$67m Lyttelton cruise berth opens for business

It is New Zealand’s first purpose-built cruise ship facility.


Global cruise industry to lose US$20bn due to Covid
26 Nov 2020  

Global cruise industry to lose US$20bn due to Covid

The global cruise industry is expected to lose US$19.6bn in revenue amid the coronavirus outbreak, a 71% plunge year-over-year, according to StockApps.com.


Wellingtonians ponder summer without cruise and fewer tourists
23 Nov 2020   /

Wellingtonians ponder summer without cruise and fewer tourists

Wellington Chamber of Commerce president, Jo Healey, is asking what the city council will do to assist economic growth.


Russian crew Covid free – Heritage Expeditions
19 Nov 2020  

Russian crew Covid free – Heritage Expeditions

All 22 Russian crew aboard Heritage Expeditions’ flagship Spirit of Enderby/Professor Khromov have returned negative Covid tests.


Port of Lyttelton welcomes Heritage Expeditions flagship
17 Nov 2020  

Port of Lyttelton welcomes Heritage Expeditions flagship

Heritage Expeditions’ flagship Spirit of Enderby has christened Port of Lyttelton’s new $67m cruise ship berth, 10 days ahead of its official opening.


NZ can learn from US cruise restart – Celebrity Cruises’ Jones
16 Nov 2020  

NZ can learn from US cruise restart – Celebrity Cruises’ Jones

New Zealand had a long window to learn how overseas markets were resuming cruising.


Wellington named top cruise ship destination in A/NZ
13 Nov 2020   /

Wellington named top cruise ship destination in A/NZ

Wellington knocked Auckland off the top spot that it held last year.


New $67m berth – on time, under budget, but no cruise ships in sight
12 Nov 2020   /

New $67m berth – on time, under budget, but no cruise ships in sight

Lyttelton Port’s $67m purpose-built cruise ship berth will officially be opened in about two weeks but port executives are looking at alternative uses until cruising resumes.


Australia, NZ cruise industry loses US$1.5bn – CLIA
10 Nov 2020   /

Australia, NZ cruise industry loses US$1.5bn – CLIA

NZ’s cruise sector has lost around US$600m, says CLIA chair Adam Goldstein.


Cruise donations fund kiwi hatching
2 Nov 2020   /

Cruise donations fund kiwi hatching

Donations made by cruise ship passengers visiting the Bay of Plenty during the 2019/2020 season have funded the hatching and raising of a kiwi chick.


TNZ to present at CLIA destinations showcase
28 Oct 2020  

TNZ to present at CLIA destinations showcase

Cruise Lines International Association Australasia will hold its first Cruise Port & Destination Virtual Showcase between 1-10 December.


CLIA offers agents $1500 bonuses
19 Oct 2020   /

CLIA offers agents $1500 bonuses

Cruise Lines International Association is offering its Australasian travel agent members bonus commissions and rewards.


Celebrity Cruises launches trade support portal
16 Oct 2020  

Celebrity Cruises launches trade support portal

Celebrity Cruises has launched its Celebrity Commitment, a formal recognition of its commitment to the travel agent community in Australia and New Zealand.


Heritage Expeditions’ domestic cruises to generate $5m
15 Oct 2020  

Heritage Expeditions’ domestic cruises to generate $5m

The Christchurch-based operator will be the first to bring a ship back to NZ.


Domestic cruises get go ahead – NZCA
12 Oct 2020   /

Domestic cruises get go ahead – NZCA

Christchurch-based travel agency Heritage Expeditions has secured permission to begin domestic cruises in New Zealand, says the New Zealand Crusie Association.


Cruise ship spend steady despite Covid curtailing visits
9 Oct 2020   /

Cruise ship spend steady despite Covid curtailing visits

A booming pre-Covid cruise market saw cruise ship expenditure drop by just 3.2% in the year ending June 2020, despite the season being cut short by the global coronavirus pandemic.