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Cruise ship berthed at wharf in Apia, Samoa
Apia, Upolu

Cruise Ship Passengers

As soon as you catch sight of Samoa for the first time from your cruise ship, you'll know that this tropical Pacific Island is special.

With its forested volcanic peaks and untouched natural beauty, and deeply traditional way of life of its people, this is a country worth exploring.

Your cruise ship will dock at Apia Harbour, a 5-minute taxi ride or 20-minute walk from Apia's city centre.

Apia is Samoa’s capital city, located on Samoa’s second-largest island Upolu.  

Plan ahead for your Samoan experience by asking about organised shore tours onboard your cruise ship, or visit the Samoa Tourism Authority Information Fale on Beach Road in Apia, adjacent to the harbour.

Shore Excursion

Make the most of your time in Samoa by planning and booking your shore excursions of choice.

From your base in Apia, on Upolu Island, you will find beautiful beaches, coral reefs and lush tropical forests with impressive waterfalls within an hours’ drive or less. Or, spend a day in Apia itself exploring its colourful markets full of traditional arts and crafts and delicious foods, and visit churches and museums.

There are a number of tour providers in Samoa, who will ensure their local knowledge makes your time here extra special. 

If you wish to explore independently, you may choose to use Samoa’s plentiful and low-priced taxis (it is customary to agree on a fare before you depart), or hire a car, bike or scooter.

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