Warm Samoan welcome for a frequent visitor

760 Hits

TALOFA LAVA: The M/S Amsterdam Cruise Ship is welcomed at the Apia Wharf.

TALOFA LAVA: The M/S Amsterdam Cruise Ship is welcomed at the Apia Wharf. (Photo: V M Mavaega.)

Tourists who visited Samoa on M/S Amsterdam Cruise Ship, operated by Holland America, are on their way home with plenty of wonderful memories from Samoa.

They will remember the rapturous welcome they received when they arrived at the Matautu Wharf and the warm smiles they were greeted with by the people of Samoa wherever they went.

On Thursday morning, close to 2000 visitors stepped on Samoa’s shores when the cruise ship arrived from American Samoa. 

Although a frequent visitor to Samoa, the team at Betham Brothers Enterprises with the Samoa Ports Authority and Samoa Tourism Authority ensured the tourists would not leave disappointed.

And they weren’t.

Some 1244 passengers and a crew of 605 were treated to a cultural display of the finest standard by the Fa’atoia E.F.K.S Youth Group.

Once out of the Apia wharf, most of them took the buses to check out Samoa. Some preferred to stay in the town area, where they interacted with locals and bought plenty of souvenirs to remember their time in Samoa by.

The passengers were mainly from America, Australia and Canada. There were 16 other nationalities onboard.

When the sun set on a beautiful Apia day, the ship will be set for Fiji before it makes its way home, until the next time.

 

© Samoa Observer 2016

Developed by Samoa Observer in Apia