The Voyager of the Seas has arrived.
The ship is the largest Australasian-based cruise ship and the biggest ever to dock in Tauranga.
The Voyager of the Seas features: an ice skating rink, a three-deck main dining room, three pools and six whirlpools, an adventure beach water park, a nine-hole miniature golf course and a full-sized sports court, a two-deck nightclub, a 1350-seat theatre, an in-line skating track and an outdoor rock climbing wall.
It weighs 137,270 tonnes, is 311m long - just 17m short of the height of the Sky Tower, and can carry more than 3800 guests in 1556 state rooms.
People are invited to come and watch the spectacle and get out to see it off at 8.45pm tonight.
Check back for a photo gallery on bayofplentytimes.co.nz soon.