Norfolk Island was privileged to have the P&O Cruise Ship, Pacific Jewel visit on New Year’s Eve for the day. Approximately 1540 passengers disembarked for a wonderful day on the island, even though the sky had a few rain clouds hovering, the sea conditions were perfect for an easy disembarkment. The grey skies did not inhibit the enjoyment of the visitors with many of them participating in half day tours, scenic trips to Mount Pitt and wandering through the World Heritage listed region of Kingston.
The majority of the cruisers were content to find a café to enjoy refreshments and internet. So much so that every café was bursting at the seams! In between tours and cafés the visitors meandered around the Burnt Pine shopping precinct and Sunday Markets, purchasing all sorts of souvenirs from their visit to the island.
A big thank you to everybody who worked on Sunday 31 December 2017 because without your involvement Norfolk wouldn’t have been abuzz with such excitement. A special thank you also to the volunteers who directed visitors, answered questions and assisted to make the day run so smoothly.
Regrettably, the Seaborn Cruise ship due on Tuesday 2 January 2018 was unable to unload passengers due to unfavourable weather conditions.
The next Cruise ships due are Crystal Serenity with 1070 passengers and Caledonian Sky with 100 passengers. Both due on Wednesday 14 February 2018.