P&O guests book Stewart Island cruise but get Timaru, firm reconsiders Rakiura visit

The Pacific Explorer in Sydney (Photo courtesy P&O Cruises Australia)Some 2000 cruise passengers are feeling short-changed after a last-minute itinerary alteration swapped Stewart Island for Timaru.

Equally, Stewart Island locals claim to have learned about the decision second-hand.

Disgruntled guests who had just paid the final instalment were disappointed with the substitution, saying the mid-Canterbury port town was “really not the same” as the Southland offshore nature reserve.

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