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Five years after Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu, Harold has smashed into the Pacific island nation

Vanuatu, future RCL Perfect Day site, battered by Cyclone Harold

A slow-moving Category Five cyclone called Harold caused widespread destruction in the island nation of Vanuatu, a popular destination for South Pacific cruises.

200 km/hr winds

The monster cyclone battered several islands with winds of more than 200 kilometres an hour and is continuing its path to neighbouring Fiji.

The extent of the damage in Vanuatu remains unclear as the storm has brought down phone networks.

Reports of Luganville devastation

It has been reported that Luganville, the capital of Espiritu Santo, has been devastated.

Olivia Finau of the Vanuatu Red Cross Society said it is preparing for bad news when communication lines are restored.

Plan for Perfect Day at Lelepa

The P&O Pacific Partnership, funded by voluntary contributions from P&O Cruises Australia’s passengers, has been building health and education facilities in Vanuatu and Royal Caribbean is planning to build a private resort on the island of Lelepa. A Perfect Day at Lelepa follows the company’s Perfect Day at CocoCay.

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