The summer cruise ship season is again under way. Huge floating hotels, each carrying thousands of passengers, dock for a short time at a number of ports in both the North and South Island of New Zealand. Each visit provides a boost to the local economy. However cruising around the New Zealand coastline is nothing new.

At the turn of the 20th century it cost 7 pounds, a large amount of money at the time, for 9 days of discovery marketed as the ‘Grand Annual Pleasure Cruise along the Northern Coast’ The cruise took passengers to Great Barrier, the Hen & Chicken Islands, Whangarei, the Bay of Islands, Whangaroa Harbour, Totara North, Mangonui, Doubtless Bay, Kawau Island and Waiwera. read more

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