Of the 3985 passengers and crew, 213 have been struck with vomiting and diarrhoea bug.
No new passengers were boarding at Tauranga and Celebrity Solstice continues sailing as scheduled, departing at 6:00 p.m.
Passengers on the current cruise will disembark in Auckland on Saturday, November 11.
In a statement, Celebrity Cruises announced people affected by the norovirus were being treated by ship's doctors and responding well.
For reports on Celebrity Solstice ship accidents see at CruiseMinus.com