Shed 10 welcomes Auckland's first cruise liner

Last updated 08:54 11/10/2013
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SEA PRINCESS: A view of the first cruise liner arriving at Shed 10 from the Auckland City webcam.

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The first cruise liner to use Auckland's refurbished Shed 10 on Queens Wharf as a passenger terminal docked this morning, marking the start of the city's summer cruise season.

The Sea Princess and her 2800 passengers and crew arrived in the city at dawn this morning.

Shed 10 will now be the main cruise terminal facility for Auckland, with 89 cruise ships expected this season.

Shed 10 is double the size of the previous facility on Princes Wharf and is expected to ensure a smoother disembarkation process for passengers.

The 100 year old former cargo shed has had extensive refurbishment, including the construction of largest solar panel system in New Zealand on its roof.

Shed 10 was most recently used as the Auckland base for Team New Zealand supporters.

The summer cruise season is estimated to inject $115.5 million into the Auckland economy, according to Cruise New Zealand.

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