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Noumea Cruise Ship Terminal adds passenger amenities

Kanak dancers perform at the opening of the new information centre
A new information centre and lounge for arriving passengers opened at Noumea’s Cruise Ship Terminal.

The centre was designed by New Caledonia Tourism and local design and interior architecture specialists La Planche à Dessin and features traditional Kanak carvings.

Free Wi-Fi

The centre offers passengers free Wi-Fi and there is a destination presentation showcasing the tours and attractions available for their stopover.

A spokeswoman for New Caledonia Tourism told Seatrade Cruise News the centre aims to make cruise ship stopovers hassle-free for passengers and entice them to become repeat visitors to the destination.


After being closed to cruise shipping for 2.5 years as a result of the COVID pandemic, New Caledonia has bounced back since it reopened maritime borders for the return of the first cruise ship — P&O Cruises Australia’s Pacific Explorer — on October 4, 2022.

This year more than 100 cruise ship visits are scheduled for Noumea.