MORE tourists are coming to Suva as a result of visiting cruise vessels.
On Thursday about 2000 tourists came to the city on board the German cruise liner MS Europa.
The cruise liner brought tourists from Germany and Austria and other parts of Europe.
German tourist and musician Martin Kessler who was in town for the second time said Fiji was a lovely and lively place with a wonderful atmosphere.
Mr Kessler, who was on a three-day trip said he was overwhelmed by the friendliness and the hospitality of the Fijian people.
"The three days is not enough if you want to enjoy Fiji. The bula spirit is just amazing," he said.
Mr Kessler said Fiji was the best of all the Pacific countries.
"The faces of Fijian people are so welcoming. When you meet them you feel special," he said.
Mr Kessler said he would return to Fiji some day and spend more time here.