In line with the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 recommendations regarding events and public gatherings and in the interests of public health in New Zealand, the New Zealand Cruise Association has decided to cancel the 2020 New Zealand Cruise Association Conference and postpone this event to next year.

The decision to cancel the 2020 event, a highlight in the association’s calendar, was a difficult one, however, the association is pleased to announce that the 2021 Conference will be held in Christchurch, with the Lyttelton port visit and Welcome function on Thursday 19th August 2021 and the conference day on 20th August 2021, the venues remain the same.

The New Zealand Cruise Association will be in touch in early 2021 with further information.

“While it’s disappointing to see any event cancelled, public health must come first and we fully support the decision of the New Zealand Cruise Association to cancel their 2020 conference,” commented Loren Heaphy, general manager of destination and attraction, ChristchurchNZ. 

"We look forward to hosting this event in Christchurch when it is safe to do so, and remain hugely supportive of the cruise industry as a key part of the reactivation of Christchurch’s visitor economy post Covid-19.”