Carnival Australia welcomes today’s final step in funding approval for the transformation of Shed 10 into a multi-use cruise terminal and events facility.
The adoption of Auckland Council’s Long Term Plan means $14.6million will be spent upgrading the heritage-listed Shed to create a facility that cements Auckland’s position as a vital part of the international cruise market.
Carnival Australia CEO, Ann Sherry again praised Auckland’s strong leadership in supporting the growth of this important tourism industry. “This humble, yet cleverly-designed facility on Auckland’s waterfront will ensure the cruise market continues to flourish in Auckland and New Zealand,” she said.
“I can see from the design plans I’ve been privy to that a great deal of thought, scoping and discussion has gone into this project. It is truly world-class, with the room to grow along with the industry – and I’m certain that come April next year, Shed 10 will be transformed into a facility that Carnival Australia is proud to show off to its passengers.
“We’re also excited that the projected completion of Shed 10 coincides with P&O Cruises’ Pacific Pearl coming back to be homeported in Auckland. This really reinforces how much the cruise industry has grown in this country in recent years and I know this new space will provide a fabulous and fitting abode for Pacific Pearl,” said Ann Sherry.