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Date Published: February 16, 2009
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Cruise Ships Continue to Call in Melbourne
Cruise lines are continuing to call in Melbourne as usual, despite the tragic bushfires which have devastated parts of Victoria.

Yesterday Regent Seven Seas Cruises' Seven Seas Voyager called in the Australian port as planned and shore excursions went ahead as normal.

Although most of the port's tourist areas have not been affected, parts of the Yarra Valley wine region and Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary have been hit, forcing Holland America to cancel Wildlife and Wineries tours when Rotterdam visited on Friday.

P&O Cruises' Arcadia is due in Melbourne on Wednesday and the British cruise line has said there are no plans to cancel any excursions. Princess Cruises also has a ship in port, but at this point, there have been no changes.

The fires in Victoria have killed at least 189 people and have left more than 7,000 people homeless.

--by Kelly Ranson, U.K. Editor

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