2 Jun 2009

Concerns over swine flu stop cruise ship visit to New Caledonia

9:41 pm on 2 June 2009

Concerns about H1N1 flu have prompted New Caledonia's health authorities to call off a planned visit by the Sydney-based Dawn Princess cruise ship to the island of Lifou in the Loyalty group.

This comes after last month's visit by the Pacific Dawn which triggered fears that tourists had brought swine flu to Lifou.

The Pacific Dawn docked in Sydney last week with some of its passengers testing positive for the virus.