Cruise ship on second visit
The cruise ship Seven Seas Navigator has returned to Samoa.
The vessel, which is operated by the Norwegian Cruise Line and is based in the Bahamas, berthed at the Matautu wharf yesterday at 8.00am with some of its 404 passengers disembarking to sightsee.
The general manager for Samoa Crew and Shipping, Tanumafono Suafoa Meredith, told Samoa Observer that they were the local agents for the cruise ship.
According to the ship’s cruise staff member, Maeta Rocha, their journey started from Hawaii to South America, the Caribbean Islands and recently French Polynesia before arriving in Samoa.
Maeta, who is from Portugal and has worked on the ship for over five years, is on her first visit to Samoa.
“I have travelled to a lot of places and I enjoy seeing new culture and meeting new people. I looked forward to visiting Sheraton Hotel while we are here, try some local food and get a couple of souvenirs too,” she said.
Faith Candinl, a ballet dancer for the cruise production show, also enjoyed visiting new places especially islands with sandy beaches.
“I just like experiencing new culture and especially the beach because I am landlocked where I am from. Its been really great so far, seeing the world and doing what I love,” Faith added.
The cruise ship left Apia at 4p.m for Australia.