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Tourist Vessel, Sea Princess Arrives At Last

Expect the capital city to be hive of activity today with the visit from cruise ship MS Sea Princess. MS Sea Princess a sun-class cruise ship operated by the Princess
04 Sep 2019 14:11
Tourist Vessel, Sea Princess Arrives At Last
Sea Princess.

Expect the capital city to be hive of activity today with the visit from cruise ship MS Sea Princess.

MS Sea Princess a sun-class cruise ship operated by the Princess Cruises line is the first cruise visit after a lapse of more than two months.

Local agent Kenua Fiji confirmed that MS Sea Princess’ visit is the 21st cruise vessel under them to call into the four major ports in Fiji to date.

Kenua Fiji manager Leone Naivalu confirmed that the tourist vessel would arrive at Suva’s Kings Wharf at 8am and departs at 6pm today.

“The vessel’s last port prior to Fiji is Brisbane, Australia and today, after leaving the Suva’s Kings wharf it will depart for Pago Pago and American Samoa,” Mr Naivalu said.

“There is a total of 1943 tourists and 826 crew members coming in this trip,” he said.

Majority of the tourists coming in this trip are Australians adding to the massive growth in numbers it had recorded from Australian tourists this year.

“Out of the 1943 tourists on board, 1507 are Australian visitors whilst New Zealand visitors are second at 328.

“In majority of our cruise ship port calls like in the past.

“Australian and New Zealand tourists hold the most number of cruise tourists this year.

“This has always been the case for the past years.”

He said there were 18 nationalities on board with tourists all the way from Brazil, Canada, Ireland Germany and Japan.

“This trip is a melting port having a number of nationalities onboard.

“We hope to accommodate these visitors well making their port of call experience the best.

“Suva will definitely be a hive of activity as tourists will take advantage of the various offers here with our retailers and also the hospitality of the Fijian people.”

About Sea Princess

MS Sea Princess is a Sun-class cruise ship operated by the Princess Cruises line.

She has three sister ships: Sun Princess in the Princess Cruises fleet and Oceania and Pacific Explorer in the P&O Cruises fleet.

Sea Princess was transferred to P&O Cruises in late 2002/early 2003. P&O renamed her Adonia on 21 May 2003 (not to be confused with a different P&O vessel of a different class which was also given the Adonia name later in 2011, and as of 2018 is named MV Azamara Pursuit ).

The Princess Royal and her daughter  Zara Phillips renamed the vessel to Adonia at a launching ceremony with sister ship Oceana, in the first double ship naming ceremony ever in the United Kingdom.

Adonia filled the gap left in the P&O Cruises fleet in the period between Arcadia leaving the fleet to become Ocean Village and the launch of the new Arcadia in 2005, when the vessel was transferred back to Princess Cruises.

She has three sister ships: Sun Princess in the Princess Cruises fleet and Oceania and Pacific Explorer in the P&O Cruises fleet.

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