Cruise ship returns to Fiji

P&O's Pacific Explorer arrived at Lautoka Port in Fiji today, making it the first cruise ship to dock there since the Covid-19 pandemic brought the cruise industry to a standstill in 2020.

Ministry of Tourism Permanent Secretary Shaheen Ali said the return of the cruise line to Fiji signified a crucial development in the country's post-Covid recovery, FBC News reported.

The Pacific Explorer was in New Zealand last week and is scheduled to make a further stop at Fiji's Dravuni Island before returning to Sydney, Australia.