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Longest Season Yet for New Zealand’s Largest Cruise Ship

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LONGEST SEASON YET FOR NEW ZEALAND’S LARGEST CRUISE SHIP
Royal Caribbean’s supercruiser, Ovation of the Seas, is expected to inject over $33m to NZ economy in passenger spend alone during her third New Zealand season



7 November, 2018Ovation of the Seas, New Zealand’s biggest cruise ship, makes her first New Zealand call for the season to Wellington on 7 November.

Royal Caribbean has upped the ante again this summer with the megaship set to make 51 port visits in New Zealand, up from last season’s 29 visits.

Dunedin and Wellington are set to benefit the most from the extended third season with ten and eight visits from the ship respectively, while Auckland and Tauranga will receive seven visits this season.

In the 2018/19 season, 168,000 tonne, 347 metre Ovation of the Seas is estimated to inject over NZD$33 million to the New Zealand economy in passenger spend alone.

According to an industry report released earlier this year by the New Zealand Cruise Association, more than 270,500 passengers travelled to New Zealand during the last season, and that figure is set to continue to grow to 344,000 by the end of the 2018/19 season.

By itself, the Ovation of the Seas has capacity for 6000 guests and crew and has attracted new adventurous cruisers with features like a rock climbing wall, trapeze circus school, dodgem cars, FlowRider surf simulator, and a restaurant by Jamie Oliver.

Joining Ovation of the Seas in the region is Royal Caribbean’s family-favourite Explorer of the Seas and the beloved Radiance of the Seas.

For more information about or to book a cruise, visit royalcaribbean.co.nz, call 0800 102 123 or contact your travel agent.

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