First cruise ship for 2016 visits Tonga

The Pacific Princess is the first cruise ship to visit Nuku’alofa for 2016 with more than 900 people, on Thursday.

Berthed at Vuna Wharf, the cruise ship arrived with 603 passengers mostly Americans, and 379 crew members.

Passengers got off to a hot sunny day in the capital and visited stalls at the wharf and the Central Business District, including shops, cafes and market.

The cruise ship, which arrived from American Samoa left Tonga for New Zealand's Bay of Island