A CRUISE boat carrying 2000 visitors from Australia will make a stop-over in Honiara next week.
Sun Prince will be berthing at the main Point Cruz wharf for a day on Friday 24th April.
Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) senior marketing officer Ellison Kere said, the tourists will spend around 8 hours during the day in Honiara.
They will be visiting parts of the city to see some of the attraction sites and war relics.
There will be guided tours organised.
“This is the largest cruise boat that carries a big number of tourists to Solomon Islands this year,” Mr Kere said.
He said, SIVB and other tour agents are preparing for the visit.
“All artists and carvers in Honiara are advised to prepare themselves for the visit.”
The public had been urged to prepare for the visit and to support the tourists during their stop over.
“Respect our visitors and give them a smile.”
Sun Princess is a Sun class cruise ship built in 1995 and operated by Princess Cruises line.
At the time of her construction, she was one of the largest cruise ships in the world.
She is the lead ship of her class that includes sister ships Dawn Princess, Sea Princess and the P&O ship, Oceana.
By DENVER NEWTER