Tauranga New Zealand
With 19 decks 1780 cabins this amazing cruise ship slipped quietly into the harbour just before sunrise last Monday
The arrival seemed to trigger the start of one of our near perfect days and people came out just to be part of the action.
With 3560 guests and 1346 crew on board who would not be impressed or in my case amazed.
Locals enjoying the best day in ages
Mt Maunganui or Mauao is a familiar site and landscape feature to locals but my guess is that to cruise ship visitors it is a distinctly unique place and they will remember their visit here because of it.
1,083 feet long and 224ft high