As the voice of the New Zealand Cruise Industry, NZCA works together with industry partners to provide and deliver effective advocacy, education, promotion and services to our members, the wider tourism sector stakeholder and communities.
As a member of the New Zealand Cruise Association you become part of the industry voice. Your business gains access to insider intel and industry news and you support the New Zealand cruise industry as a whole.
Membership will deliver value to your business through:
- Insights into global trends – how they will impact New Zealand and key New Zealand cruise research and statistics
- Opportunities to maximise growth through increased engagement with stakeholders and understanding of this unique sector
- Regional and national advocacy supporting cruise-friendly legislation and maintaining New Zealand’s “cruise-friendly” reputation
- Support of cruise initiatives that will benefit New Zealand
If your business benefits from the cruise sector, you should join the NZCA.
“NZCA really understands its members; both our businesses and facilitating the development of the partnerships that are essential to the cruise sector. Our membership of NZCA has become an integral and unique part of our business fabric. For us, membership of NZCA is at the heart of business and our desire to continue to be part of the development of the cruise sector in Auckland.”
“New Zealand Cruise Association have been a champion in building a very successful cruise industry in New Zealand in a very short time. They perform a crucial role in the industry by bringing together a number of diverse organisations and presenting a unified voice to the world. We are happy to be part of the association to support the ongoing work it is doing. It brings us a number of benefits including information, advice and expertise.”
“The New Zealand Cruise Association has been the driving force behind the development, subsequent success and growth of the NZ cruise industry. Over the past seven years we have worked closely with the NZCA board giving us a deep respect for the immense amount of work they do on behalf of the sector.”
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, the below chart shows the exclusive benefits of each membership level to help you decide which level is right for your business:
|Pre conference or AGM breakfast or lunch meetings between key members and partner organisations
|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 conference entry
|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
|Preference to be included (product/regions) in famils hosted by NZCA/TNZ that are a member of the Association
|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
NZCA Membership is subject to the approval of the elected NZCA Board. All members shall abide by the Code of Conduct.
New Zealand Cruise Association membership will run for one year, from 01 July to 30 June. Current members will be invoiced after the AGM. 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.
OUR WAKA HOURUA
Our whakatauki (proverb) is He Waka Eke Noa, which means “We are all in this together” (literally, to board a single canoe). Our membership tier names reference specific parts of a waka hourua (double-hulled voyaging canoe). The specific parts all work together to create the movement of the waka.