Over the years, P&O Captain Lorenzo Paoletti has navigated his way into Port Vila many times, with the able assistance of the local pilot guiding P&O Cruises’ ships to the berth.
During one such arrival, the pilot, Luke Beandi, received a phone call from his wife telling him that their daughter had given birth to a healthy baby boy.
Overcome with joy, Pilot Beandi shared the news with Captain Paoletti, asking him if his new grandson could be named Lorenzo in the Captain’s honour.
A year on, little Lorenzo and his family wanted to meet Captain Paoletti and thank him for allowing their baby boy to be named after him, so a small ceremony was held recently onboard Pacific Dawn where the two Lorenzos exchanged gifts as is tradition in Vanuatu.
Pacific Dawn’s Captain Lorenzo Paoletti exchanges gifts with little Lorenzo and members of his family.