Pacific Sun passengers still at sea

LATE HOME: The Pacific Sun leaving Newcastle Harbour for an earlier cruise.
LATE HOME: The Pacific Sun leaving Newcastle Harbour for an earlier cruise.

P&O cruise liner Pacific Sun has been delayed 24 hours despite leaving New Zealand ahead of schedule to return to Newcastle on time.

Pacific Sun is now expected to dock in Newcastle Harbour at 7am on Thursday.

The ship left New Zealand ahead of schedule, missing two destinations, after a ‘‘technical fault in one engine’’ was found.

Passengers on board the ship have been compensated $50 per destination through credits to their on-board accounts.

A spokesman for P&O said passengers would also be compensated for any extra costs incurred for changed transport arrangements from Newcastle Harbour.

For more coverage see tomorrow’s Newcastle Herald.

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