Ports of Auckland witness record cruise tourism growth

Published on : Friday, March 3, 2017

Ports of AucklandThe cruise of the Ports of Auckland have reported that they have had one of the busiest months that comes following its recognition as the ‘Cruise Terminal Operator of the Year’ at the Global Post Forum Awards that had been held in Dubai this year.


The Ports of Auckland team had handled as many as 31 cruise ship visits for February, welcoming 89,516 passengers and even crew members to Auckland.


And, this actually implies more people in one month than in the entire season of the cruising industry 10 years ago and it certainly indicates the positive scenario of the growth of the cruise tourism sector. Tony Gibson who is the CEO of the Ports of Auckland said that their cruise team has done a fantastic job of ensuring that people visiting Auckland end up having a beautiful impression of the city.


There were several ships in the port for 12 days.


February had included a record week for Auckland since L’Austral, Norwegian Star, Seabourn Encore and The World had all called simultaneously. Three of these cruise ships had ushered in about 3,550 passengers to the city.


Moreover, experts also estimate that this year’s record breaking cruising season would be adding nearly $490 million to the economy of the New Zealand economy.


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