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Explorer Dream arrives in Auckland for the company’s maiden season in New Zealand

Dream Cruises makes maiden visit to New Zealand

Dream Cruises continues to homeport and sail beyond Asia as part of its aspiration to be ‘Asia’s Global Cruise Line,’ with Explorer Dream arriving at Auckland’s Queens Wharf on Monday for an inaugural season.

Nick Hill, chief executive of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, and Leigh Robins, cruise operations manager for Port of Auckland, attended a ceremony to mark the company’s maiden visit.

Auckland round-trips

Explorer Dream will operate several round-trips from Auckland, calling at popular ports, including Wellington, Dunedin, Milford Sound, Akaroa, Picton and Napier, until January 26.

On February 2 she departs Auckland for the return voyage to Sydney.

Global aspirations

‘As Dream Cruises commences its journey beyond Asia with Explorer Dream, we are excited to continue with our global aspirations and have Auckland one of our homeports for the current seasonal deployment in the Australasia region,’ Michael Goh, president of Dream Cruises and head of international sales, told guests on Monday.

Return visit

‘Explorer Dream will provide an additional unique vacation experience for New Zealanders as well as inbound international tourists with the growing fly-cruise opportunities, which will pave the way for the return of Explorer Dream to New Zealand in the fourth quarter of 2020,’ Goh said.

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