Which Cruises Visit Samoa?
Dreaming of a South Pacific voyage that absolutely has to have Samoa on the itinerary? We don’t blame you. The bustling South Seas hub of Apia on the majestic Polynesian island of Upolu, awash in waterfalls, verdant jungles and white sand beaches is breathtaking to behold. There’s an array of experiences on the island to make the most of in a day, making an ideal port of call on your cruising vacation. But which cruise liners actually visit Samoa? Find out in this list of the best cruises to Samoa.
While you’re here, don’t forget to learn more about Samoa’s cruise ports in The Complete Guide to the Ports of Call in Samoa, as well as plan the best time to visit with The Best Time to Go on a Cruise to Samoa.
Boasting the port of Apia on Upolu on the agendas of their South Pacific cruises, Seabourn is a worthy cruise choice for exploring Samoa. The cruise line giant has a dizzying array of tours ranging from 29-day South Pacific voyages to 145-day round-the-world trips. Despite their giant selection of trips, Seabourn’s ships are relatively intimate for a more luxurious small-ship cruise experience.
2. Holland America Line
If you’re looking for grand Pacific voyages – we’re talking 23-94 days – then Holland America Line offers several long-term cruises that visit Samoa mid-way through the trip. Most cruises depart from San Diego (US), Seattle (US) or Vancouver (Canada) and end vice versa. Ships from Holland America are design-driven, each ensuing an individual style whether it’s classic art or garden-inspired patterns, while onboard activities include regional cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, a spa, fitness classes and more.
3. Oceania Cruises
As the name suggests, Oceania Cruises entices travellers to explore the Oceania continent in style on their luxurious ships. With a high staff-to-passenger ratio, some ships with two staff members for every three passengers, your needs and wants will be attentively seen to. You have a wide range of South Pacific and round-the-world cruises that visit the port of Apia, so you can be forgiven for feeling a little overwhelmed in making your choice.
4. Norwegian Cruise Line
Kick back with 15-day escapes to the South Pacific with Norwegian Cruise Line. Visit several Oceania hotspots, including Samoa, on a cruise between Papeete (Tahiti) and Sydney (Australia). Typically sailing the tropics is the cruise liner’s modernised Norwegian Spirit, with many tempting sailing deals throughout the year.
5. Celebrity Cruises
Celebrity Cruises offers a yearly cruise to Samoa on a 12-night and 17-night journey starting in Auckland (New Zealand) or Sydney (Australia). With the option of either a one-way cruise or a cruise ending where it began, there’s something to suit all preferences, whether it’s convenience or a sense of adventure. There are also two different ships to choose from, including the Celebrity Edge with its innovative design.
6. Princess Cruises
Explore Hawai’i, Samoa and the South Pacific with Princess Cruises. With most sailings starting and ending in Los Angeles (US), your getaway couldn’t be easier. Their 28-32-night expeditions take you across the International Date Line on the Sapphire Princess, boatings 700 balconies, inclusive dining and 24-hour entertainment.
7. P&O Cruises
While we wait for P&O Cruises Australia to resume itineraries to Samoa, P&O Cruises UK is already on it with Samoa starring on their round-the-world 99-day cruises starting and ending in Southampton (UK). The paradisical islands of the South Pacific just got a lot closer.
8. Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Another round-the-world option with Samoa on the agenda, Regent Seven Sea Cruises starts and ends in Miami (US). The luxury cruise liner offers an all-inclusive experience with open bars, shore excursions, dining and even valet laundry included. If you have 132 days to spare, this is the one for you.
With just four ships in their fleet, Cunard provides absolute attention to detail from their signature afternoon tea to the destinations visited on their itineraries, including breathtaking Samoa on their round-the-world journeys. Voyages start from either Hamburg (Germany) or Southampton (UK) and end in either Auckland (New Zealand), Sydney (Australia) or where they began.
10. Silversea Cruises
Start your expedition somewhere different, like Lautoka (Fiji), Darwin (Australia) or San Fransisco (US) with Silversea Cruises. Departures from each of these destinations have beautiful Samoa on the itinerary, whether it’s on a 17-day journey or a 133-day mission.
More About Cruises to Samoa
That’s it for our list of the best cruises that visit Samoa. For more information about your cruise to Samoa check out the following guides:
- The Best Time to Go on a Cruise to Samoa
- The Complete Guide to the Ports of Call in Samoa
- 5 Best Shore Excursions in Samoa