Apia

Samoa Islands

Cruises to Apia

The Samoa Islands capital city is located on the north coast of Upolu. Stunning coral reefs surround this rainforest-covered, mountainous island. Boasting extraordinary natural beauty in a remote tropical paradise, the island is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. And in Apia, you can get to know the locals - famous for their friendliness - while browsing shops or exploring a market brimming with tropical fruits and crafts showcasing local Polynesian culture.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Your ship will stop at this port.
  • Time Zone
    Western Samoa Time (WST) UTC +13 hours
  • Language
    English and Somoan
  • Currency & Shopping
    Samoan Tala or Dollar (UST)
    • Best Way to Get Around
      It's a 20-minute walk to town or catch a Taxis or bus. Better yet, plan a shore excursion. There are ferries to take between islands.
    • Fun Fact #1
      The Apia Produce & Crafts Market is located on the way into town. Produce and flowers are in the front; local crafts sold in the back.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Palusami is a local dish made of onions, coconut cream, and a meat (often chicken or prawn). It's wrapped in a taro leaf and baked. It's eaten with Taro.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Vailima, Apia was the last home of Robert Louis Stephenson. There is a museum in his fully restored home (and gardens) just over 3 miles from town.
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