Join NZCA or renew your membership

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.

$8000 + GST / annum

The preferred choice for industry leaders and significant players including ports, ground handlers, shipping agents, airlines and airports, cruise lines and regional maritime authorities.

$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.

$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.

$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.

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:

Hoe Urungi
Raa Ngongohau
Raa Matua
Raa Tanake
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
Media assistance
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.)

Associate Raa Tanake Membership can only be maintained for a period of three consecutive years before the Member must graduate to Bronze Raa Matua Membership.

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.