The ‘Great Cruise Comeback’ was front of mind when Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) hosted an intimate trade function on the Rooftop of Brew on Quay in Auckland this month. (It also coincided with the subsequent green light for the NZ cruise sector from 31 July).
With Norwegian Spirit cruising from7 May and Norwegian Sun resuming two days later, NCL’s 17 ships are now back delivering holidays at sea.
Jacinta Baker, business development manager Western Australia and New Zealand for NCL, says the 10 May function was an opportunity to show appreciation to the Kiwi trade and mark the important development.
‘Spirit is coming to Australia and New Zealand at the end of the year andwe are building positive momentum around that.’
Baker was joined on the New Zealand visit by Damian Borg, director of sales Australia/NZ; and Angela Middleton, senior sales manager Australia/NZ.
At the Auckland function were joined by Darragh Walshe, Hawai’I Tourism Oceania and Russell Williss, Hawaii Airlines – a nod towards to popularity of Pride of America, which is sailing again around Hawaii.
(HA will resume its Auckland to Honolulu flights early July.)