2018/19 Cruise Season Gets Underway

Napier was a hive of activity yesterday, with the first of an expected record 125,000 cruise ship visitors hitting town. A total of 72 cruise ship visits are booked to arrive at Napier Port this summer season, which started with yesterday’s arrival of the 330 metre-long Majestic Princess. Napier Port chief executive Todd Dawson said the 72 cruise ships scheduled to call this season, an increase from 57 last season. “We’ll be welcoming up to 125,000 cruise passengers to Napier between October and April, which is an increase of around 25 per cent on the passenger count last season. Our cruise industry is growing in leaps and bounds, and we’re hitting new records every year.” Photo: The huge cruise liner Majestic Princess at Napier Port yesterday. Photo / Duncan Brown For morCapturee on this and other great Hawke’s Bay stories go to hawkesbaytoday.co.nz Posted: 23 October 2018