Cruise ship road closure dates

Cruise ship visits are causing road closures on Salisbury Avenue and The Mall this summer. Photo: Supplied.


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
 9.15am  Norwegian Jewel
 29-Jan-18  6.15am  Diamond Princess  6.00am – 10.30am
 7.15am  Norwegian Jewel
 9-Feb-18  8.45am  Ovation of the Seas  6.00am – 10.30am
 18-Feb-18  7.00am  Columbus  6.30am – 12.00pm
 10.15am  Celebrity Solstice
 19-Feb-18  5.45am  Golden Princess  5.30am – 10.30am
 6.15am  Diamond Princess

*guide only, timing may change


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