Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Resources are stretched on Stewart Island today with the arrival of a 61-tonne cruise ship. The Volendam dropped anchor early this morning with close to 15-hundred tourists aboard. About 850 of those passengers are expected to disembark.
MS VolendamManager of the South Sea Hotel Holger Lachmann says locals have been preparing for the onslaught and doing their best to prepare meals for all those who come ashore.He says most of the businesses about town seem to be coping and have been excited about the influx of visitors.