6 Apr 2012

Cruise ship docks in Tonga despite Easter holiday

10:38 am on 6 April 2012

A German cruise ship has been given permission to dock in Nuku'alofa today despite it being Good Friday.

The Tongan Government has given special approval for the vessel, with more than 100 passengers on board, to dock.

Most businesses will be closed today but Radio Tonga reports that local tourist company, Teta Tours, will help the tourists look around.

The cruise ship, MS Hanseatic, has been in Ha'apai and before that in Vava'u and Samoa.