Arrival of the biggest cruise ship to visit NZ
Arrival of the biggest cruise ship to visit New Zealand
P&O Cruises has released the full calendar of New Zealand visits this summer for the biggest cruise ship ever to sail here - the 109,000-ton Star Princess.
Part of the US-based Princess Cruises' fleet, the capacious Star Princess will make 6 first-time calls and 23 ensuing visits at New Zealand ports during the season of November 2003 - February 2004.
She will visit Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.
Towering 18 storeys and carrying 2,600 passengers and 1,100 crew, the two-year-old Star Princess is twice the size of the legendary Titanic and is as high as the Auckland Harbour Bridge.
She has all the standard features expected of a ship of her class and special features include a wedding chapel, Star Trek-like bridge, a spectacular glass-walled nightclub, internet café, art gallery, nine-hole putting course, gym and jogging track.
Star Princess has 1,300 cabins including 710 with private balconies and a wrap-around promenade that enables passengers to visit the tip of the bow, Titanic-style.
STAR PRINCESS VISITS:
Tauranga (one visit)
Auckland (four visits)
Wellington (six visits)
Christchurch (six visits)
Dunedin (six visits)
Fjordland National Park, cruising only (six visits)
Bookings and cruise
brochures are available from travel agents or by calling the
P&O Cruises freephone on 0800 441 766 or by visiting the
company's website at