13 Cruise Ships Visit American Samoa 2017

By ,   January 18, 2017 ,   Cruise Industry

13 cruise ships are scheduled to call at American Samoa in 2017, which is one more than previously expected.

American Samoa Visitors Bureau confirmed the additional ship, Sea Princess, will dock at Pago Pago in April the same day as Emerald Princess makes her maiden voyage to the territory.

Emerald Princess

Samoa News reported that the two cruise ships would bring a combined total 8,199 passengers and crew to American Samoa on April 22, a record number of cruise visitors on one day.

The Visitors Bureau said the 13 cruise liners would bring just over 31,000 people to the territory this year.

It said that in 2014, 31,932 people came to American Samoa on 20 cruise ships and American Samoa's governor, Lolo Matalasi Moliga, said port side market vendors generated close to US$194,000 in revenue that year.

Source: radionz.co.nz