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Cruise passengers spend the day in Falmouth

Crown Princess
Image caption The 290m (951ft) long Crown Princess boasts 17 decks and can carry 3,200 passengers

The Cornish resort of Falmouth has spent the day playing host to a large visitor - a 17-deck cruise ship.

Crown Princess was due to anchor in the bay and use tenders to ferry some of the 3,200 passengers ashore.

However, strong south-easterly winds meant it was safer for the 116,000-tonne vessel to moor in the River Fal at Carrick Roads.

The ship, which is 290m (951ft) long, is under the command of Capt Nick Nash, who comes from Penzance.

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