Over 2000 tourists were happy to set foot on our shore during their 83 days tour around the world in the P&O Arcadia cruise liner yesterday.
The tourists from England and Australia soaked up the sun when they arrived at Port Denarau Marina in Nadi. The cruise liner which catered for the 2000 tourist and 1000 crew members stopped over in Fiji for a day before continuing its trip to Auckland, New Zealand.
P&O Arcadia crew member Meghna Gurung said the liner normally caters for 2000 tourists and for now most of them were Australians.
Jim and Maggie Tate of Farnham Surrey, England said they were happy to be in Fiji and that it was a beautiful place to visit.
Mrs Tate said they were retired and they thought to take a trip together around the world and the last time they went on a trip together, it only took three weeks.
This trip was the longest they have been on.
She said they loved Fiji and hoped to visit in their next trip because the people were friendly and the weather was good when compared to England which was cold most of the time.
Mr Tate said it was their first trip here and they loved it and they have been also enjoying their trip to other countries in the Pacific.
He said they hoped to spend their day well in Fiji before heading back to their next pit stop which is Auckland, New Zealand.
“Every time we visit a place on our trip we take a picture with our niece’s rabbit which we take with us everywhere.
Manager Taxi Denarau Tours Narisia Rasolosolo said business had picked up during the visitors’ arrival yesterday morning and that a lot of them hired vehicles to take them to their destination as soon as they arrived.
Fiji Sun – ANA MADIGIBULI