This summer's cruise season promises to be a bright spot for New Zealand tourism, amid sagging overall international tourist growth.

Record numbers of Kiwis are also taking cruises in other parts of the world, leading global growth rates.

Latest spending figures for this country are due out today, but last year Stats NZ said cruise ship expenditure by visitors and provisioning for ships reached $434 million in the year ended June 2018, up 18.3 per cent ($67.1 million). That followed a 9.9 per cent increase in the June 2017 year.

This coming season is also shaping up to be a

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