Napier is a port city in New Zealand, located in Hawke's Bay (on North Island's eastern coast, approx 18 km / 11 ml south of Hastings). The city has population around 62,000. Napier is located approx 320 km (200 ml) northeast of Wellington. The city is close to both the island's main airport and the seaport serving Hawke's Bay.
The Napier-Hastings urban area is called "The Twin Cities" and "The Bay Cities". Their total population is around 130,000, ranking them NZ's 5th-largest urban area. By population, Napier-Hastings is followed by Tauranga and Dunedin.
Port Napier serves the world's largest wool centre. This is northeastern NZ's primary export seaport. This region is the country's major producer of stone fruit, apples and pears. This is also an important grape and wine production area. Large amounts of frozen meat, wood pulp, sheep wool and timber also pass through Port Napier. Smaller amounts are shipped via roads and railways to NZ's largest metro areas - Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington.
Napier is a renowned tourist city, featuring Art Deco architecture. It also has one of NZ's most photographed tourist attractions - the statue named "Pania of the Reef". Manu thousands of tourists flock every February for the Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Other notable themed events are "Food and Wine Classic" and "Mission Estate Concert" (wine-themed).
Port Napier NZ
During season 2015-2016, the port was visited by cruise ships 45 times. Cruise ship operators usually book their port schedules 2-3 years in advance.
During season 2016-2017, the cruise port handled a total of 55 ships, with economic impact on the Hawke's Bay region around USD 20 million. The annual number of visiting cruise tourists is between 80,000-100,000. They spend on average of 4 to 10 hours ashore.
For season 2018-2019, the cruise port had scheduled / booked a total of 72 ship calls with estimated around 125,000 passengers plus 50,000 crew. Among season's highlights was the maiden call of Majestic Princess (October 21, 2018). The vessel was port's 2nd largest passenger ship ever - after RCI's Ovation of the Seas. The Princess cruise liner (capacity 4300 passengers) had scheduled 5 vists in Napier. The Royal Caribbean ship (capacity 4800 passengers) had booked 6 port visits.
Port Napier cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Napier, New Zealand. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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The Napier cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Napier, New Zealand.
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