Cruises from Apia
Apia (pop. 37,000), city and capital of Samoa, is located on the northern shore of Upolu Island in the South Pacific Ocean. Samoa (Western Samoa to 1997) consists of two main islands and four smaller islands. (American Samoa lies 72 km to the ESE.) Apia is on the second largest island.
The only city in Samoa, Apia is the country's chief port and economic centre. It is situated on a natural harbour at the mouth of the Vaisigano River, with Mount Vaea, the burial place of the writer Robert Louis Stevenson, directly to its south. He spent the last four years of his life here, and his home Vailima is now a museum in his honour, and a visit is highly recommended.