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Farewell to the last cruise ship of the season

The Noordam during one of its visits to Tauranga. Photo: Rosalie Liddle Crawford.

The last cruise ship of the season will disembark from the Port of Tauranga this evening.

The Noordam will leave the harbour around 5.30pm, signalling the end of the season.

The Noordam will be making her way to the Northern Hemisphere for summer.

During the 2018-2018 cruise ship season, Tauranga hosted 114 visits. The same number of calls are forecast for the 2019-2020 season.

Port of Tauranga is consistently voted by passengers as one of the best cruise ship destinations in New Zealand, according to the post on the Port of Tauranga website.

“The cruise berth is next to picturesque Pilot Bay with easy access to the rest of Tauranga city and the tourism attractions of the wider Bay of Plenty.

“The port recently hosted the luxurious Cunard Line flagship, the Queen Mary 2. At 345 metres long, it is one of the larger vessels to visit Tauranga Harbour.”

The season will start up again in October.

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Good Riddance

Posted on 16-04-2019 15:41 | By Incendiary

Thank you cruise boat customers, and your tourism dollars. It will be nice to have our lovely town back, no more bus coaches clogging up pilot bay. Fringe season is so much more relaxing