Hundreds of waving hands ready to wave off passengers and giant ships cruising in to come to a stop at the port are just a couple of things that come to mind when thinking of the cruise ship season. That's right, it is already that time of year again, with the first vessel scheduled to arrive this weekend. Reporter Shauni James talks to people in the region about the season.

With Tauranga's cruise ship season just around the corner, locals are being encouraged to help give passengers visiting the region a warm welcome.

The arrival of the first vessel is

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