Cruise ships

Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

The New Zealand Government has yet to announce when cruise ships might visit New Zealand again. Therefore, it may still be sometime before we see further cruise ships in the Bay of Islands.

Far North Holdings Limited (FNHL) acts as the Port Authority for the purposes of cruise ships visits to the Bay of Islands. FNHL holds ISPS certification for its cruise ships tender facility at Waitangi.

The tender pontoon is capable of taking three standard 100 pax tenders, at all tides, and the facility is capable of handling the large cruise ships with up to 5,000 passengers.

The pontoon was designed specifically for use by cruise ship tenders, is 27m long, and has a float height of .9 meters.

Cruise ship passengers are an important tourist component to the Bay of Islands and look forward to the return of the ships in the near future.

For enquiries and cruise ship matters, call FNHL office on 09 402 5659.