Princess Cruises’ ship returns to Australian island after bushfire emergency
Princess Cruises’ 2000-guest Sun Princess became the first cruise ship to return to Kangaroo Island, South Australia. More than 40 British guests were onboard.
South Australian Premier Steven Marshall and Kangaroo Island’s community leaders and firefighters were on hand as the ship anchored off Penneshaw and sent out tenders with passengers determined to demonstrate there is still plenty to love about this island wildlife sanctuary.
The guests fanned out on a range of tours by local operators, while many visited market stalls established by the local community on the nearby Penneshaw Oval.
Diego Perra, captain of Sun Princess said: “Our guests are aware this isn’t a normal visit to Kangaroo Island and that their presence helps show respect and solidarity to the local community. We have encouraged our guests to support the tourism operators who have worked so hard to ensure there is a wide selection of experiences from which to choose.”
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