John Key Announces New Cruises for Auckland

Posted on Monday, October 26, 2009 | 0 comments
Cruises AucklandA new cruise liner is due to Auckland over the 2010 summer season and it's estimated that it will bring in an additional $3 million.

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New Zealand PM John Key announced in October that P&O Cruises would launch its 1800-passenger super liner, Pacific Pearl, in Auckland in December 2010 and use it as a base for a six-cruise summer season:

“This is a big vote of cruise ship market. It also shows that the Government’s commitment to build a cruise ship terminal at Queens Wharf is a worthy investment in the tourism industry,” said Mr Key.

“The cruise industry is of huge value to both national and regional tourism markets, with each visit contributing around $500,000 through port fees, stores and passenger spending.

“Having the Pacific Pearl based out of Auckland can only enhance an industry that is already worth $174 million annually.” (Source: NBR)
If you're looking for a great price on Cruises Auckland, check out the deals -- including up to 51% off cabins on 'Bounty Discovery' aboard the Pacific Sun departing Auckland 24/03/2010.

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Pacific Dawn Cruises Brisbane

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Cruises Brisbane
Pacific Dawn is about to become the first super cruise ship to make Brisbane its home port when it berths in the Queensland city from December 19th, which will mark the start of the inaugural year-round programme of cruises out of Brisbane. For Cruises Brisbane head to

The story, appearing on calls Pacific Dawn "one of the great ships in P&O's fleet" and makes mention of her "11 decks, two swimming pools, five evening dining areas, three kids' clubs, nine bars and lounges (including a casino lounge), a double story show lounge and a fabulous fitness centre."

There are some fantasic savings on right now for Pacific Dawn cruises, including up to 52% off cabins for the seven night 'Week Fantastique' cruise departing 16/01/2010 (twin Cabin from $1942 pp single cabin from $3837 pp). Or check out the deals on 'Week Tropique' - seven nights departing 23/01/2010 (twin cabin from $1377 pp, single cabin From $2279 pp). For deals on Cruises Brisbane go straight to

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