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Dock/Tender? What's the current status for cruise ships?

Arizona
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Dock/Tender? What's the current status for cruise ships?

We are arriving on Sea Princess Oct 13. Our itinerary shows no indication of having to 'tender'. But we are hearing conflicting reports that we will not be docking.

Anyone living there or recently visited know?

Thanks in advance :)

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1. Re: Dock/Tender? What's the current status for cruise ships?

Yes, All transfers ashore are done by tender in Akaroa. It has no deep water port facilities being a relatively small fishing and pleasure boat port. Understand that it is a recent replacement stop after the closure of Lyttleton Port, post earthquakes.

The tenders carry about 100 people per trip. With as many as four cruise ships (6000+ passengers) being in harbour at the same time in the coming season, the wharf facilities can get quite congested.

At present, there are 82 cruise ship visits scheduled for Akaroa in the coming 2012/2013 season. Not sure what the local endangered resident Hector dolphins and other wildlife are going to make of the extra maritime traffic?

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2. Re: Dock/Tender? What's the current status for cruise ships?

Awww... OK. Thanks for letting me know :)

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