Pitcairn: popular cruise ship destination
ANGWIN, CALIF., USA -- Pitcairn, the tiny South Pacific Ocean
isle made famous by the Mutiny on the Bounty, is becoming
an increasingly popular destination for cruise ship visits.
In a report to the Pitcairn Islands Study Center, located in the
San Francisco Bay Area, the islanders report that for the first
time in the islands history two cruise ships arrived at the
island on the same day on February 18.
The ships the Saga Rose and the Princess Danae
arrived just hours apart, each with just under 500 passengers
Both ships ferried their passengers ashore in the ships
own tenders, reported Pitcairner Mike Warren. It was
a hustle bustle day for everyone but we managed to cope as best
The Saga Rose only planned to stay for half a day and the
Princess Danae the remainder, so there were minimal problems in
coordinating the ship-to-shore visiting.
There are just under 50 men, women and children on Pitcairn, so
the entertaining of hundreds of visitors was a real challenge.
With seven additional cruise ships currently scheduled to visit
the island in the months ahead , the Pitcairners are looking to
increased business in which they sell or barter individually made
curios, fruits, vegetables, dehydrated foods and such tourist staples
as tee shirts and baseball caps to island visitors.
Pitcairn Islands Study Center, 1 Angwin
Ave., Angwin, CA, USA. Herbert Ford, 707-965-6625, 707-965-2047, Fax: 707-965-6504,
Email: email@example.com, Website: http://library.puc.edu/pitcairn