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Cruise ships

ME005 Number of cruise voyages in New Zealand waters

New Zealand has experienced a rapid increase in cruise voyages, driven by both the growing popularity of cruising worldwide and the growing popularity of New Zealand as a tourist destination.

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ME013 Number of unique cruise passengers (thousands)

The number of passengers undertaking a cruise in New Zealand, has grown by around 13% per annum, which is much faster than the rate of growth in the industry globally.1

1 https://newzealandcruiseassociation.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Cruise-Tourisms-Contribution-to-the-New-Zealand-Economy-2018-FINAL.pdf, p. 1.

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ME006 Cruise passenger port-days by region

Although Auckland, Southland, and Otago have recently received the most cruise passengers, cruise passengers are reasonably well distributed across a number of ports.

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