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Pacific Jewel arrives in Nuku’alofa with more than 1000 passengers

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa ,31/07/2018

A cruise ship – Pacific Jewel arrived in Nuku’alofa this morning with 1861 passengers onboard along with 710 crew. This cruise has been in Tonga in previous years and it’s expected to visit Tonga again later this year..

Latu Lui from the Pacific Forum Line says, their visit is important because it contributes to the betterment of the nation in term of its economy.

Lui says handicraft makers, taxi drivers and business people are earning a lot of money when cruise ships visit the kingdom.

The cruise ship has departed Tonga this evening heading to Auckland, New Zealand.

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