Coronavirus fears not heavily impacting New Zealand cruise passenger numbers

Publish Date
Tue, 11 Feb 2020, 5:16PM
There are reportedly more than 10 confirmed coronavirus cases on the Diamond Princess. Photo / AP

Coronavirus fears not heavily impacting New Zealand cruise passenger numbers

Publish Date
Tue, 11 Feb 2020, 5:16PM

A New Zealand travel agency says despite coronavirus fears, they expect the cruise market to continue to grow.

A cruise ship remains under quarantine at Japan's Yokohama, where two New Zealanders and dozens of others have contracted coronavirus.

House of Travel Commercial Director Brent Thomas told Simon and Phil there’s no doubt they are getting more inquiries on the back of the coronavirus outbreak.

But he says typically bookings for cruises are planned well in advance, which hopefully won’t be affected by the current outbreak.

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