Benefit from becoming an accredited member and wear the badge with pride. Choose the membership package which best suits you – there are four levels of membership available.
$500 + GST / annum
A starter membership for small operators, available only for the first three years of membership. Suitable for service and tour operators, retailers, restaurants and indirect affiliates.
$1500 + GST / annum
A great choice for ground handlers, RTOs, ports, providores and shipping agents dealing with small numbers of vessels per year and boutique accommodation and cruise tourism service.
$4000 + GST / annum
A popular choice for medium sized businesses in the cruise industry including ground handlers, ports, shipping agents and medium-large accommodation and service providers.
$8000 + GST / annum
The preferred choice for industry leaders and significant players including ports, ground handlers, shipping agents, ports, airlines and airports, cruise lines and regional maritime authorities.
We advocate and act on behalf of all our members every day. In addition to our core activities, here is a chart showing the exclusive benefits of each membership level to help you decide which level is right for your business:
|Access to practical advice and support|
|Free and relevant insight and information to help your business succeed|
|Unrestricted use of member level logo|
|Problem solving – resolving issues members may have with cruise|
|Regular email updates|
|Preferential business consideration for members by ground handlers|
|Advocacy for improved infrastructure in all cruise ports|
|Advocacy for regions across NZ as viable ports & destinations for cruise passengers to visit|
|Regular contact on behalf of members with international cruise lines to promote New Zealand as a destination|
|Cruise operations certification system|
|Statistical information including value of the Cruise sector to your region|
|Access to NZCA wide networks – connecting you with the people and organisations who’ll help you achieve your business goals|
|Access to workshops in partnership with cruise lines|
|Regional liaison before, during, and after the cruise season|
|Voting rights for NZ Cruise Association Board|
|Eligibility to stand for the board as long as relevant criteria are met|
|Princess Partnership Plan – advocate for top tier members to be included in this program|
|Preference to be included (product/regions) in famils hosted by NZCA/TNZ that are a member of the Association|
|Members forum access where you can share ideas, learnings, challenges, etc.|
|Invitation to contribute to NZCA Board Strategy|
|Representation / Participation in Seatrade Global in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, preceded by trouble-shooting business meetings with US cruise lines|
|Option to collaborate on promotional work in New Zealand|
|Inclusion of company profiles and logos in industry updates /newsletters|
|Discounted and complimentary conference entry|
|Regional breakfasts/lunch meetings with representative from Board and or Cruise Line representatives|
|Pre conference or AGM breakfast or lunch meetings between key members and partner organisations|
NZCA Membership is subject to the approval of the elected NZCA Board.
New Zealand Cruise Association membership will run for one year, from 01 July to 30 June. Current members will be invoiced at the beginning of the financial year. If applicants join during the year a pro-rata membership fee will apply.)
A Member may elect to upgrade to a higher level of membership at any time.
If a Member wishes to downgrade their status within the annual period they must apply in writing to the elected Board for approval, which may or may not be granted at the Board’s sole discretion.