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Passengers on board a British cruise ship have seen at first hand how the Royal Navy is protecting shipping from Somali pirates.
Ocean Village Two is on a farewell voyage under its present colours, sailing from the Mediterranean to a new life as Pacific Jewel in the P&O Australia fleet.
The five days at sea between Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt and Muscat, the capital of Oman, were interrupted by a visit from HMS Cornwall, the flagship co-ordinating the multi-national task force off the coast of Somalia.
Passengers packed the open decks at sunrise to greet the Type 22 frigate, which sent up a Lynx helicopter to circle the cruise ship, as entertainment manager Paul Wright describes in his blog.

By | 2017-06-15T16:00:36+00:00 2 November 2009|Cruise News, Cruise Ships|0 Comments

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John Honeywell is a travel writer specialising in cruise ships and cruise travel. Winner of CLIA UK's Contribution to Cruise award 2017.

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