Cruise ship visits to Mount Maunganui are now being treated the same as major sporting events with the Tauranga City Council announcing a number of road closures along Salisbury Avenue and The Mall.
Between November 2017 and February 2018 there will be a number of particularly large cruise ships visiting Tauranga.
The closures are to reduce congestion and enable passengers to safely disembark, during the visits of a number of particularly large passenger ships visiting over the summer peak.
The corner of Salisbury Ave and The Mall from Victoria Road on Salisbury Ave to Prince Ave on The Mall, will be clear of traffic at set times.
Traffic coming down Salisbury Ave will be diverted into Victoria Road and Prince Ave to The Mall. Residents within the diverted area will not be excluded from entering or exiting their properties, nor will service vehicles or emergency services.
The road closures and diversion will be in place on the following days:
|Date||Ship arrival time||Ship name||Time of road closure*|
|4-Nov-17||8.15am||Noordam||6.30am – 11.00am|
|7-Nov-17||5.45am||Noordam||6.00am – 10.30am|
|9-Nov-17||7.15am||Celebrity Solstice||6.00am – 10.30am|
|13-Nov-17||9.15am||Celebrity Solstice||6.30am – 11.00am|
|23-Nov-17||7.30am||Golden Princess||6.00am – 10.30am|
|25-Nov-17||8.45am||Norwegian Jewel||6.30am – 10.30am|
|8-Dec-17||5.40am||Celebrity Solstice||6.00am – 10.30am|
|11-Dec-17||8.00am||Celebrity Solstice||6.30am – 10.30am|
|22-Dec-17||6.45am||Ovation of the Seas||5.30am – 10.30am|
|30-Dec-17||6.15am||Sea Princess||6.00am – 10.30am|
|6.30am||Radiance of the Seas|
|3-Jan-18||8.30am||Maasdam||6.00am – 11.30am|
|9.15am||Ovation of the Seas|
|16-Jan-18||7.00am||Radiance of the Seas||6.00am – 11.00am|
|29-Jan-18||6.15am||Diamond Princess||6.00am – 10.30am|
|9-Feb-18||8.45am||Ovation of the Seas||6.00am – 10.30am|
|18-Feb-18||7.00am||Columbus||6.30am – 12.00pm|
|19-Feb-18||5.45am||Golden Princess||5.30am – 10.30am|
*guide only, timing may change