16 Dec 2019

Australian passenger relieved cruise over after Whakaari

From Checkpoint, 6:10 pm on 16 December 2019

Meanwhile, an Australian onboard the cruise ship Ovation of the Seas says the cruise company's told her she'll get a customer survey about the trip and a refund of about $135 for the extra day the ship had to stay in port after the volcanic eruption.

Thirty-eight passengers from the cruise liner were on Whakaari White island when it blew a week ago.

The death toll from the eruption stands at 16.

Vanessa Lugo, who did not take the volcano tour partly because she's asthmatic, says she is relieved the cruise is over and she's finally home.