American Samoa cruises

Polynesians first inhabited the Samoan Islands, now known as Samoa and American Samoa, in around 800 BC. The first European to discover the islands was Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen, who arrived in the 18th century, and a French explorer gave the islands their original name, Navigator Islands, in 1768. Today, American Samoa is an unincorporated territory of the United States, not to be confused with its neighbour Samoa.

American Samoa is made up of five volcanic islands and two coral atolls, one of which is uninhabited. Tutuila is the largest of the islands, and also the most populous.


When arriving on a cruise to American Samoa, do not be surprised if you are welcomed by Samoans in a traditional ‘Ava ceremony that includes drinking a relaxing beverage made from the ‘Ava (sometimes called kava) root.


Ports we visit in Samoa