Cruising to Napier in New Zealand means that you will berth at the Port of Napier, which is a kilometre north of the city’s centre. The port of Napier is a working port and does not have pedestrian access. That means you will need to catch the port shuttle to get into the city. Once you are in the city, it is very easy to get around Napier using the local bus services. The Port of Napier receives dozens of cruise ships each year.
Many of the large cruise companies, such as Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, and P&O, feature cruises to Napier, and you will also find some smaller specialist companies that offer tailor-made cruises. Some cruises cover Australia and New Zealand, with passengers flying to Sydney to join the cruise, which will take them around the North and South Islands. New Zealand is an excellent destination for cruises, as many of its attractions are close to the coast. There is also the option of choosing stopovers in cities in Asia or the USA if you have a few days to spare before or after the cruise.