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Another ship cancels

Burnie's cruise ship season has taken another blow as savage weather prevented the Pacific Eden from visiting this morning.

The ship had come from South Australia's Kangaroo Island but bypassed Burnie to head straight onto Melbourne.

Kirk Pinner from the local Tourism Association was already counting the cost of the Regatta opting out of docking on February 6th because of unfavourable weather.

"It seems to be a regular occurrence now for a few years and now being hit with two cancellations within a week, both citing weather, it's very disappointing, not only for Burnie but the actual region as well, which does benefit from the cruise ships visits coming into Burnie."