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Biggest cruise ship to visit Tonga docked at the – Port of Refuge – Puatalefusi in Vava’u

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 25/03/2019

The biggest cruise ship to visit Tonga docked at the – Port of Refuge – Puatalefusi in Vava’u today.

CEO of Tourism, Sione Moala Mafi says, the Celebrity Solicitice arrived with its 2800passengers this morning.

He added this is not only the biggest cruise ship to visit Nuku’alofa, but it also brought most passengers/tourists – as ships that normally visits Tonga bring 400-600 passengers.

A program was held this morning which included performing of traditional items – with the presence of the Governor of Vava’u – Lord Fakatulolo and the Deputy Prime Minister who’s also the Minister of Tourism – Semisi Sika.

Sione Moala Mafi said, this is a fine day in Vava’u – as it’s natural beauty not only attracts the tourist but the fine weather enables tourists to visit historical sites in the island and also witness handicrafts amongts other stalls from the locals.

The Celebrity Solicitice will arrive Nuku’alofa tomorrow.

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