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Vasco da Gama became the first cruise ship to call at Wallaroo on Saturday

Vasco da Gama keeps to schedule following blackout

Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ Vasco da Gama has kept to schedule, despite a ‘precautionary’ blackout while approaching Adelaide on Friday morning.

An alarm light on the engine control room’s panel led the vessel’s officers to initiate the controlled blackout as a precaution against damage to on-board systems.

2.5 hours late into Adelaide

Power was fully restored later in the morning and the 1,220-passenger ship, which is making her first extended season in Australia, arrived in Adelaide approximately 2.5 hours late.

She sailed again as planned on Friday on a three-night ‘Weekend Coastal Experience,’ arriving at Wallaroo on Saturday.

First cruise ship to Wallaroo

Vasco da Gama is the first cruise ship to call at Wallaroo, a port town on the western side of Yorke Peninsula, 160 kilometres northwest of Adelaide.

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