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Cruise liner tours Pacific

Dawn Gibson
Monday, February 17, 2014

THE MV Marina cruise liner pulled into Suva's Kings Wharf yesterday morning carrying tourists from around the world.

The cruise liner has been touring the Pacific Islands for the past couple of weeks and will continue on to other regional countries.

While some of the tourists expressed great joy and excitement gained from touring through some of Fiji's markets and seeing handicraft items, others were not so pleased.

One tourist was upset that the weather had turned out to be wet: "I was really hoping Fiji would be sunny today, like it usually is, so the rain is a bit of a dampener but everyone is very friendly here," remarked 45-year-old Anna Court.

But Bob Watt, who is travelling with his wife from the US said the hospitality was, contrary to Mrs Court's experience, "disappointing".

Mr Watt said he and his wife had taken a taxi earlier in the day and the driver took $10 from them.

"That was really bad and I don't think that's right, I'm quite upset about what I've seen so far."

Market vendors however, saw tourists purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables and enjoyed selling some of their handmade crafts to the visitors.








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