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

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Core dashboard information


Number of passenger port days in each port (= number of passengers on vessel x number of days vessel was in port) for season ending 30 June. Passengers on cruises calling at multiple ports are counted at each port. Data is rounded to nearest 100 passengers; ports with less than 3 vessel days are shown as zero to preserve confidentiality.

Nature of data

Primary source

Annual reports on cruise tourism's contribution to the New Zealand economy prepared by Market Economics for the New Zealand Cruise Association.

Custodian of data

Ministry of Transport

URL 2011/12: https://www.tourismnewzealand.com/media/1897/cruise_new_zealand_2012_economic_impact_report.pdf, p. ii
2012/13: https://www.tourismnewzealand.com/media/1896/cnz_2013_full_report_final.pdf, Table 6.1
2013/14: https://www.poal.co.nz/about-us/Documents/CNZ%202014%20Summary%20Report.pdf, p. 7
2014/15: unpublished report: 'Economic Impact of the 2014–2015 Cruise Sector in New Zealand and Forecasts to 2017', Full Report, Table 4, provided by the New Zealand Cruise Association
2015/16: unpublished report: 'Economic Impact of the 2015–2016 Cruise Sector in New Zealand and Forecasts to 2018', Full Report, Table 6, provided by the New Zealand Cruise Association
2016/17: https://www.tourismnewzealand.com/media/3152/cruise-tourism-contribution-to-the-new-zealand-economy-2017.pdf, Appendix A
2017/18: https://newzealandcruiseassociation.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Cruise-Tourisms-Contribution-to-the-New-Zealand-Economy-2018-FINAL.pdf, Appendix A
Frequency Annual
Disaggregation National
Quality of the data


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