Timaru welcomes seafarers

AL WILLIAMS
Last updated 05:00 06/02/2014
Seabourn Odyssey cruise ship
JOHN BISSET/Fairfax NZ
IN PORT: The Seabourn Odyssey cruise ship arrives in Timaru on Wednesday morning.

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Luxury ship Seabourn Odyssey docked in Timaru yesterday with about 450 passengers taking in the sights and sounds of South Canterbury.

The 32,000 gross tonnage ship, designed and built in Italy, , arrived about an hour later than expected, but unseasonal weather did not deter passengers from visiting shops and attractions for the day.

Excursions offered included a tour to Geraldine, Peel Forest and Mesopotamia, highlights tours around central Timaru and South Canterbury, a visit to a sheep station, and a viewing of Maori rock art.

The tourism manager for Aoraki Development Business and Tourism, Katerina Tiscenko, said feedback from passengers had been positive apart from some comments about the weather.

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