Pago Pago is the territorial capital city of American Samoa. In 2010, it had a population of 3,660 inhabitants. The city is served via Pago Pago International Airport. Entertainment, tourism, food, and tuna canning are among the main industries. Pago Pago is situated on the island of Tutuila.
Because the name 'Pago Pago' is actually associated with the harbor (the only notable port of call in American Samoa), 'Pago Pago' is generally applied not just to the village, but to the whole harbor area plus the villages in it.
From 1878 to 1951, the Pago Pago area was the site of coaling and repair station for the United States' Navy, known as U.S. Naval Station Tutuila. In January 1942 the harbor of Pago Pago was shelled by Japanese submarine. This was the only battle action on the islands during WWII. On September 29, 2009, an earthquake in the South Pacific, close to Samoa and American Samoa, sent a tsunami in Pago Pago and its surrounding areas which caused severe damage to some of the villages and buildings, as well as an unknown number of deaths.
Until 1980, tourists could experience the view of Mt.Avala by taking the aerial tramway over Pago Pago harbor, but on April 17 a U.S. Navy plane that was flying overhead as part of Flag Day celebrations, struck the cable and crashed into a wing of Rainmaker Hotel. Not long after the tramway was closed. The tram remained unusable, although plans had been put forth to reopen it. However, in the end of 2010 the cable was harmed by Tropical Cyclone Wilma and fell into the harbor. It has not been repaired after the accident.
Another noted Pago Pago view is that from top of the pass above the village of Aua on the road to Afono.
Sadie Thompson Inn, located on Pago Pago outskirts, is a hotel and restaurant listed on the U.S.National Register of Historic Places.
Port Pago Pago cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Pago Pago, Tutuila Island, American Samoa. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|12 April, 2018|
|Emerald Princess||10:00||19:00||Bora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia|
|22 April, 2018|
|ms Noordam||10:00||18:00||Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii|
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