Napier (New Zealand)

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Napier cruise port

Australia - New Zealand - Pacific Ocean Islands

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2022-07-04 08:01

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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. 

Port Napier (New Zealand) cruise port

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.

Napier NZ 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

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.

Port Napier NZ

The seaport supports local businesses with estimated around 27,000 local jobs (Hawke Bay). In early-November 2018, Port Napier announced plans for building a new wharf (second) on the containership terminal, plus dredging. The new "Building 6 Wharf" will increase port's cargo capacity as both vessel numbers and tonnage.

During season 2015-2016, the cruise port handled 45 ship visits. Cruise companies usually book their port schedules 2-3 years in advance.

During season 2016-2017, the cruise port handled 55 ships, with economic impact on Hawke Bay region around USD 20 million. The annual number of visiting cruise tourists is between 80,000-100,000. They spend on average 4 to 10 hours ashore.

For season 2018-2019, the cruise port had 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 Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas. Majestic Princess (capacity 4300 passengers) had scheduled 5 vists in Napier. Ovation of the Seas (capacity 4800 passengers) was booked for 6 visits.

Napier cruise terminal


Port Napier cruise terminal

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.

24 October, 2022
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineOvation Of The Seas08:0018:00
29 October, 2022
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Eclipse07:0016:00

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