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Tauranga hosts Ovation of the Seas

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 25/12/2016
Ovation of the Seas © Matt Blyth/Getty Images Ovation of the Seas

The largest cruise ship to ever visit New ZealandN will berth in Tauranga on Boxing Day.

Ovation of the Seas, the fourth biggest cruise ship in the world, is due to arrive at Port of Tauranga at 6.15am and depart at 6pm.

"It should be quite a spectacle coming around the mount, for Mount Maunganui and Tauranga locals," chief executive Mark Cairns told shareholders at the annual meeting.

He said Port of Tauranga was in for another bumper cruise ship season this year.

It's the maiden visit of the Ovation of the Seas and she will call two more times during the summer.

The Royal Caribbean vessel is 347m long, 50m high and will bring nearly 4,900 tourists to the Bay of Plenty.

A ceremony will be held on board to mark the arrival.

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