Vessel makes inaugural visit, visitors enjoy short stay

Majestic Princess berthed at the Port of Suva on Friday, September 21, 2018. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

THE Majestic Princess royal vessel made its inaugural visit to our shores on Friday with 3600 tourists on board while it berthed at the Kings Wharf in Suva.

Tourists from around the world had the chance to explore the Capital City before they departed for Lautoka and then leave sail for New Zealand from there.

Captain Dino Sagani said tourists on board the ship had enjoyed themselves during their short visit to Fiji.

“This is the first time for the ship to come to Fiji and when we came this morning everything was perfect and the weather was so beautiful,” he added.

Capt Sagani also acknowledged local authorities for their assistance in safeguarding the vessel safely into the Suva Harbour.

“I can say that everything was well organised when we came in and to be honest the port authorities were well-prepared for our arrival, they’ve done a great job.

“They even let other cargo ships to wait in line as we made our way into the harbour,” he added.

The royal class vessel managed by Princess Cruises is a sister ship to Regal Princess, Royal Princess and Sky Princess that was built at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.

Fiji Ports Corporation LTd chief executive officer Vajira Piyasena said they were privileged to host the vessel and tourists on board.

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