Guam Island is an USA unincorporated territory in the western Pacific Ocean, Guam's citizens are US citizens by birth. The list of all 4 unincorporated US territories also includes Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
Guam's capital is Hagatna (formerly Agana), while country's most populous city is Dededo (population over 160,000). Guam is Mariana Islands' southernmost island. It has total area 582 km2 (225 ml2), ranking it Micronesia's largest. Micronesia is a western Pacific Ocean region (located to the north of PNG-Papua New Guinea and Australia) that includes around 2100 islands and has total land area approx 2700 km2 (1000 ml2).
Guam's highest elevation point (Mt Lamlam) is 406 m (1332 ft) above sea level.
In 2019, Guam USA joined SPCA (South Pacific Cruise Alliance) as its 9th member - together with American Samoa USA, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Fiji, Pitcairn UK, Tonga, Samoa, Wallis and Futuna. Guam's location (proximity to Asia) make it an ideal cruise travel destination from Asian homeports. Guam also has plans to develop homeporting operations with roundtrips around Micronesia. For season 2020 were scheduled a total of 723 cruise ship calls to SPCA-member ports and destinations.
Guam Island cruise terminal
Most cruise ships to Guam Island dock (anchor) at Apra Harbor - a deep-water port on the western coast. The harbour is natural, formed by Orote Peninsula (south) and Cabras Island (north).
- To the south, Apra Harbor first narrows, then widens to form the port's inner harbour. Its southern end is where the USA's Guam Naval Base is located. Its northern end is where the commercial (cargo and passenger/cruise) port is located.
- Apra Harbor is considered one of the Pacific ocean's best natural ports.
- Cruise Industry
Guam joined the SPCA (South Pacific Cruise Alliance), becoming its 9th member - together with American Samoa USA, Cook Islands, French Polynesia...August 25, 2019
Sailors from Guam-based “Island Knights” of HSC (Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron) 25 provided emergency assistance to a passenger in...March 4, 2019
The captain of the Japanese cruise ship Nippon Maru that hit a pier in Guam in December was found to have an alcohol level exceeding the legal limit...January 9, 2019
The japanese cruise liner Nippon Maru collided with Delta Pier Sunday night, December 30, resulting in damage to the pier and the vessel, Guam Port...December 31, 2018
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