Clive Palmer defends luxury cruise

UPDATE 3:12PM | Clive Palmer has defended his decision to jump on a luxury cruise ship in the Mediterranean, just a month after turning up to the Federal Court with a sick bag and a pillow.

Clive posted his response on Twitter on Monday afternoon.


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EARLIER 8:49AM | Clive Palmer’s frolicking about the place just a month after turning up to the Federal Court with a sick bag and a pillow, claiming to have painful pancreatitis.

The Daily Telegraph reports the Gold Coast mining magnate is enjoying a pricey Mediterranean cruise with his family.

He’d been facing the Federal Court to answer questions about the collapse of Queensland Nickel and was pressed to reveal the whereabouts of former QNI Director Clive Mensink.

Clive was spotted boarding a luxury­ cruise ship in Spain with his wife Anna and daughter Emily on Friday according to the Daily Telegraph.

He was tracked to the Port of Barcelona, where Mensink’s son joined other family members on the vessel.

The Daily Telegraph said tickets are understood to cost about $10,000 each.