Carnival Australia Chairman Ann Sherry got a three-fer when she went to Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) Thursday for the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) meetings.
The government has chartered three Carnival Australia ships to serve as housing for attendees.
As we reported earlier, the ships are P&O Cruises' Pacific Explorer and Pacific Jewel and Princess Cruises' Sea Princess.
Ms Sherry said supporting APEC with the three chartered Carnival Australia ships was "a natural extension" of the company's relationship with PNG communities. In 2016-18, its ships were scheduled to make 250 port calls bringing 400,000 cruise visitors to PNG destinations.
She was greeted by members of the Mk Kuri Kala group who gave her a demonstration of their music and treated her to a face painting.
"This is exactly the sort of rich cultural experience our guests enjoy when they visit PNG on cruise visits to otherwise hard to reach locations," said Ms Sherry. "It was a real privilege to meet this cultural group from Western Islands Province."
This story appeared in the November 14 edition of Cruise News Daily.
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