Pacific Direct Line (PDL), acting on behalf of the route concession holder UMA Shipping, has added a call at Nuku’alofa to its New Zealand to Cook Island loop. The service offers one departure every 20 days and it is maintained by the 224 teu vessel TIARE MOANA. The loop trades on two alternating rotations out of Auckland. The port rotation is as follows:
Auckland, Nuku’alofa, Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Tongareva*, Manihiki Island *,Rakahanga*, Puka Puka Island*, Nassau*, Auckland, Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Pago-Pago, Auckland.
(ports marked with an asterisk are only served on selected voyages)