There is a new cruise ship called the Queen Elizabeth II which made its maiden voyage from Auckland to Wellington on February 22. It is one of the large new ships which are now being manufactured. Because of the depth of the water this ship is almost too large to enter the harbor.
It was an overcast day but we decided to follow it out of the harbor when it left at 4:00 that afternoon. We drove out to Seatoun and watched it leave the harbor and go out into the open seas. We are now averaging about 2 to 3 cruise ships a week. We always feel bad when they come to Wellington and it is either raining or very windy.