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French Polynesia holiday destination calls for cruise ship ban - will it affect holidays?

French Polynesia holiday destination calls for cruise ship ban – will it affect holidays?

Mayor Gaston Tong Sang claims the cruise ships coming to Bora Bora have a negative impact of the island.

He claims they big ships’ engines have stressed the environment, disturbed marine life and polluted the air.

A former three-time President of Bora Bora, Tong Sang believes the cruise ships – which carry thousands of passengers – are too big for the lagoon.

He told New Zealand’s Radio 1 he had written to both the president and the tourism minister asking them to relay this at the Seatrade Cruise Global fair in Miami, USA.

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