The last cruise ship for this season will leave Tauranga Harbour tonight.

The Insignia arrived at the port this morning at 9:30 and will leave tonight at 8.45pm.

The large vessel boasts four open-seating restaurants, a world-class fitness center and spa, eight lounges and bars, a casino and 342 lavish suites and luxurious staterooms, nearly 70 per cent of which feature private verandas.

She can hold up to 684 guests to pamper, which are looked after by 400 European staff.


The next cruise ship due into the Port of Tauranga is Sun Princess on October 12.