Fiji Time: 1:13 AM on Friday 24 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Features

Top-class cruise liner makes maiden voyage to Fiji

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

American cruise liner Norwegian Jewel of the Norwegian Cruise Line made her maiden voyage to Fiji recently, arriving at the Lautoka Port on November 2 and Suva on November 3.

The 294-metre-long beauty, whose godmother is Melanie Trump, spouse of US President Donald Trump, brought with her 2308 tourists and 1075 crew members.

As part of the tradition for any cruise liner visiting our shores for the first time, an exchange of commemorative plaques was done on board between the cruise liner and the local port owner.

It was a momentous day for Fiji Ports Corporation Ltd as chief financial officer Roshan Abeyesundere officiated at the event with Captain Kenneth Harstrom.

It was witnessed by relevant stakeholders that included representatives from Fiji Revenue and Customs Service, Biosecurity Authority of Fiji, Fiji Ports Terminal Ltd, Fiji Police Force and cruise liner agent Swire Shipping before they were taken on a tour of the vessel.

Capt Harstrom thanked Fiji Ports for allowing them to visit the country and Mr Abeyesundere also thanked them for choosing Fiji as one of its destinations.

Operation supervisor for Swire Shipping, Taina Cokilawa, said they (Norwegian Jewel) were happy about their maiden voyage and were looking forward to returning to our shores in the near future.

Meanwhile, the Norwegian Jewel is the lead vessel for NCL's Jewel class cruise ships. The other ships are Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Star and Norwegian Sun.

The Norwegian Jewel entered service in 2005 after being constructed at Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg, Germany and was christened on November 3, 2005 at an official ceremony at the Port of Miami.

In an episode of The Apprentice, Mr Trump required the contestants to create a 30-second commercial of the ship.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62030.6013
JPY 54.872451.8724
GBP 0.36510.3571
EUR 0.41280.4008
NZD 0.71500.6820
AUD 0.64370.6187
USD 0.48980.4728

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 23rd, November, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Mystery writings
  2. Bati hopes to rise again
  3. Bati's best
  4. $35k celebration query
  5. ATM fraud probe
  6. Regulations on crab sizes for food, money
  7. Students celebrate end of school year
  8. Flood-hit families brace for more rain
  9. Rosy's fond memories
  10. Police leadership gaps

Top Stories this Week

  1. Celebration planned to welcome COP23 delegates Tuesday (21 Nov)
  2. COP23: France invite for Timoci Friday (17 Nov)
  3. The Crying Rock Sunday (19 Nov)
  4. Bid to win Tuesday (21 Nov)
  5. Walker brothers' radar focuses on Fiji Bati kingpin Friday (17 Nov)
  6. Mystery writings Thursday (23 Nov)
  7. 'God first' Sunday (19 Nov)
  8. Fiji Bati requests for continued prayers Monday (20 Nov)
  9. Bati rest day Tuesday (21 Nov)
  10. 'Testament of our defence' Sunday (19 Nov)