15 January, 2009
2009 Cruise Ship Visits to Samoa begin
Cruise ship visits to Samoa begin this Saturday 17th January 09 with the arrival of the Spirit of Oceanus vessel, bringing with it forty one (41) passengers from around the Northern Hemisphere.
This cruise visit is the first of other cruise ship visits to Samoa which are a significant feature on the tourism industry’s calendar for this year.
The Spirit of Oceanus will first dock at the Port of Salelologa in Savaii at 7.00 in the morning and scheduled to depart at 1.00 in the afternoon where it will continue its journey to the Port of Apia, where it will stay overnight before heading out Sunday morning.
Samoa Tourism Authority in collaboration with Pacific Forum Line, Polynesian Xplorer and the Samoa Ports Authority is making available entertainment as well as an information booth on the dock for the cruise tourists.
The next cruise ship is expected to arrive at the end of the month