9 Jan 2017

12 cruise ships due in American Samoa this year

5:43 am on 9 January 2017
Costa Atlantica during stop-over in Papeete

Costa Atlantica in Tahiti last year Photo: supplied French Polynesian presidency

American Samoa is scheduled for have 12 cruise ship visits this year, carrying around 28,000 passengers.

There will be three maiden calls by Oceania Cruises' Sirena, Princess Cruises' Emerald Princess and Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Jewel.

Sea Princess will be the first to arrive on January 19.

She will be followed in the weeks to come by Pacific Venus, Pacific Princess, Insignia, Seven Seas Navigator, Sirena, Noordam, Emerald Princess, and Sirena again in May.

In October, the Emerald Princess is due again followed by Norwegian Jewel and Regatta.

Last year there were 15 cruise ship visits, including Costa Atlantica, which was making a 46-day round cruise to the South Pacific from Tianjin.

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