Norfolk Island Cruise Ships
Release date: 18 September 2018
The external Australian territory of Norfolk Island lies in the South Pacific Ocean. The island’s rich history and natural beauty attract tourists from all over the world who arrive either by air or by sea. The island has no natural port or harbour, so visitors arriving by sea must be ferried ashore when weather permits. This issue features two notable luxury cruise ships that visit Norfolk Island.
The stamps and minisheet, illustrated by Jamie and Leanne Tufrey, present each ship as it approaches the shores of Norfolk Island, complete with pine-topped hills in the foreground.
$1 Seven Seas Mariner
The recently refurbished 700-berth Seven Seas Mariner, operated by Regent Seven Seas Cruises, was the first all-suite, all-balcony ship in the world when she was launched in 2001. She has a gross tonnage of 48,075.
$2 Pacific Explorer
The newest and largest ship in the P&O fleet, the Pacific Explorer, has a gross tonnage of 77,441 and has capacity for 1,998 passengers.