New Zealand is now the latest cruise market

Published on : Thursday, August 31, 2017

New Zealand cruiseNew Zealand is now shaping itself as the one of the major cruise destination and now it is aiming to take a big bite out of the multi-million dollar market.



According to the cruise data, more than 250,000 cruise ship passengers visited New Zealand last summer, but 1700 of those stopped in New Plymouth. The main port of New Plymouth, New Zealand is Parat Taranaki.



New Plymouth’s Port Taranaki¬† chief executive Guy Roper has laid the ground work to attract more international tourists and the national as well with good and affordable luxury and comfortable cruise services.



The largest cruise ship was to visit here last season, the Artania, was confirmed almost three years before it arrived.



Port Taranaki is one of the busiest ports for the tourism in New Zealand. It is located in New Plymouth.



The port handles a wide range of coastal and international cargoes, mostly relating to the farming, engineering and petrochemical industries.



New Plymouth is a city located on the foothills of Mount Taranaki and this city is popular for the hosting of many festivals like the annual TSB Bank Festival of Lights, Taranaki Powerco Garden Spectacular, WOMAD and the biennial Taranaki Arts Festival, international rugby, surfing, cricket and tennis matches, annual ITU World Cup Triathlon and the music festivals of Sir Elton John, Jack Johnson, REM, John Farnham and Fleetwood Mac.




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