Cruise ship at port
Cruise

Record-breaking year for cruise ships

The FY20 cruise season was a successful one, despite the uncertainty and challenges towards the end of the season. In total there were 112 visits, which beat the previous record of 110 established in the 2018/19 season.

More than 300,000 passengers and crew stopped in Wellington this year. Local businesses enjoyed supplying tourists with a great experience in the capital city, as well as those who travelled further afield on tours to the surrounding region.

Six cruise ships made their maiden visits to Wellington.

112 cruise visits in FY20

300,000+ passengers and crew stopped in Wellington this year

Six cruise ships made their maiden visits to Wellington

At the time of writing, there was a continued Government ban on cruise ships from foreign ports visiting New Zealand. CentrePort believes there will be no visits in the 2020/21 season.