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Cruise Ships and their visitors

Cruise Ships and their visitors

Tairāwhiti has had 10 cruise ships full of excited visitors either dock or successfully tender so far this season, and there's still another seven ships to come!

Around 9,000 passengers have come in on those 10 ships, with some of the more high end cruise ships only carrying 114 passengers when they dock.
Before four cruise ships had to cancel their visits, there was an estimated 18,000 passengers that Tairāwhiti could have ashore if all ships were able to dock successfully.

Cruise is a fantastic taste tester for our region that offers incredible bite-sized experiences while visitors are here.
It allows them to take in the sites and sounds of Tairāwhiti and leaves them wanting to know more.

City Centre Vibrancy and our Tourism teams' mission is to leave a great taste in their mouths, leaving each visitor longing for a return trip.
Plus, every fresh dollar is a great dollar to our economy.

The last cruise ship due in Tairāwhiti is the Le Lapreouse on Saturday March 28.