Queen Elizabeth brings more than 2,000 visitors

By Fetalai Tuilulu’u ,

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Mr. and Mrs. Turner enjoying their tour of Samoa.

Mr. and Mrs. Turner enjoying their tour of Samoa. (Photo: Misiona Simo)

The MS Queen Elizabeth visited Samoa yesterday.

The cruise ship docked at the Matautu wharf yesterday morning, bringing in over 2,000 passengers and crewmembers.

Among them was Australian couple, Mr. and Mrs. Turner who said they absolutely love Samoa.

“Well, this is our first time here,” said Mr. Turner. “And to tell you the truth we love Samoa the moment we saw it.

 “It is one of our best island countries we’ve seen.”

The pair said they have been saving for years to make the cruise.

The MS Queen Elizabeth docks at Matautu wharf
The MS Queen Elizabeth docks at Matautu wharf

And one of the things they wanted to do in Apia was to visit the Catholic Cathedral at Mulivai.

“My wife and I are thankful to have had the opportunity to witness and discover one of the biggest church buildings in Apia which is the Catholic building at Mulivai,” they said.

 “I mean everything…the views, surroundings, environment, the traditional house or “fale”  is just beautiful.”

As for their journey, Mr. Turner said it has been a great holiday.

“The trip offers a place of peaceful retreat, reflection and total relaxation. 

“The crews are genuine in their service and kindness. Just great!”

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