Final bon voyage picnic for cruise ships

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Percy Vincent and Janet Jones have been watching cruise ships come in and out of New Zealand for the last 20 years. A few years ago they went on their own cruise adventure but decided they prefer to watch from the safety of the land.
Percy Vincent and Janet Jones have been watching cruise ships come in and out of New Zealand for the last 20 years. A few years ago they went on their own cruise adventure but decided they prefer to watch from the safety of the land.

Hundreds of people were in Pilot Bay tonight to farewell The Queen Victoria after its maiden visit to the city.

The ship set sail for Auckland at 5.45pm tonight, watched on by the crowds enjoying the final Pilot Bay Picnic, organised by Mount Mainstreet.

The cruise liner Sun Princess was also in port today and set sail at 5.30pm.

People were lining the beach with their takeaway dinners to enjoy the view as the ships sailed out of the harbour.

Classic hits hosted a free sausage sizzle for the event which was popular among the spectators.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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