The Pacific Explorer cruise ship sails into the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland on Friday. Photo: New Zealand Herald/AP
The Pacific Explorer cruise ship sails into the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland on Friday. Photo: New Zealand Herald/AP
New Zealand

New Zealand welcomes back first cruise ship since Covid-19 pandemic began

  • The Pacific Explorer docked in Auckland with about 2,000 guests and crew as part of a 12-day return trip to Fiji that left from Sydney
  • Tourism Minister Stuart Nash said it is a ‘step closer to resuming business as usual’ after the country lifted all remaining Covid curbs two weeks ago

The Pacific Explorer cruise ship sails into the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland on Friday. Photo: New Zealand Herald/AP
The Pacific Explorer cruise ship sails into the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland on Friday. Photo: New Zealand Herald/AP
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