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Apia

Apia is the capital city of Samoa and the largest city in the country. It is located on the north coast of Upolu Island and is the only urban area in Samoa. The city is known for its stunning natural beauty, with its lush green mountains, white sand beaches and crystal clear blue waters.

Apia was founded in the early 1800s by European settlers. It quickly became an important trading port and the main center of government in the country. During the 19th century, the city was the center of the Samoan struggle for independence from colonial rule. In 1889, the Samoan Islands were officially recognized as an independent nation.

Apia is home to some of Samoa's most important historical sites. The city is home to the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, which is dedicated to the life and works of the famous author who lived in Apia for four years. The museum houses artifacts from his time in the city, including manuscripts, photographs and personal items.

The city is also home to the Samoa Cultural Village, a living museum that showcases the traditional culture and lifestyle of the Samoan people. The village includes a replica of a traditional Samoan village, with a fale (house) and taro patches, as well as demonstrations of traditional dances and crafts.

Apia is a popular tourist destination due to its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. The city is home to a variety of hotels, restaurants, shops and markets, as well as a vibrant nightlife. Apia is also a great place to explore the nearby islands, with a variety of boat tours and excursions available.

Excursion tips for a day in Apia

As a tourist in Apia, Samoa, there are many exciting activities to enjoy on a day trip. Here is a list of some of the best things to do:

1. Visit the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum to learn about the famous Scottish author who lived in Samoa for the last four years of his life.

2. Take a tour of the Apia Fish Market to see the daily catch and sample some of the local seafood.

3. Explore the archaeological site of Vailima, where Stevenson's home and tomb can be found.

4. Visit the Apia Botanical Garden to admire the tropical plants, flowers, and trees.

5. Enjoy a traditional Samoan feast at one of the local restaurants.

6. Stroll along the waterfront of Apia Harbor and take in the views of the harbor and the nearby islands.

7. Visit the Falealupo Rainforest Reserve to explore the lush vegetation and spot some of the local wildlife.

8. Spend the day at the Palolo Deep Marine Reserve, where you can snorkel and explore the coral reefs.

9. Take a day trip to the nearby island of Savai'i and explore the traditional villages and stunning beaches.

10. Learn about Samoan culture at the Museum of Samoa, where you can explore the artifacts and learn about the traditional Samoan way of life.

Experience Apia with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Apia. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Apia

Apia, Samoa has a tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 24-32 degrees Celsius all year round. The seasons are divided into wet and dry and the wet season runs from November to April and the dry season from May to October. During the wet season, the island receives the most rainfall and the weather is humid and hot. During the dry season, the island experiences less rainfall and cooler temperatures. The humidity is also lower during this time. Overall, the climate in Apia is warm and humid throughout the year, with the wet season bringing more rainfall and the dry season bringing cooler temperatures.

Cruise weather for Apia

Our weather forecast for Apia helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 27.4 °C
min: 26.5 °C
36.7 m/s
41.4 m/s
20.0 %
24.1 m
72.4 %
1,016 hPa
06:50:46
18:16:26
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 27.5 °C
min: 26.8 °C
41.8 m/s
47.2 m/s
20.6 %
24.1 m
74.7 %
1,015 hPa
06:50:35
18:16:41
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 27.7 °C
min: 26.9 °C
41.8 m/s
47.2 m/s
44.7 %
24.1 m
75.4 %
1,013 hPa
06:50:22
18:16:56
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 27.6 °C
min: 26.8 °C
41.8 m/s
43.6 m/s
33.7 %
24.1 m
72.7 %
1,011 hPa
06:50:09
18:17:11
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 27.3 °C
min: 26 °C
41.4 m/s
48.5 m/s
73.2 %
21.3 m
78.7 %
1,010 hPa
06:49:55
18:17:26
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 27.4 °C
min: 25.9 °C
43.2 m/s
51.1 m/s
87.0 %
19.1 m
84.3 %
1,010 hPa
06:49:40
18:17:40
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 26.7 °C
26.0 m/s
24.0 m/s
8.0 %
24.1 m
77.7 %
1,010 hPa
06:49:24
18:17:54
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 26.7 °C
min: 25.3 °C
31.7 m/s
29.2 m/s
78.3 %
24.1 m
74.6 %
1,010 hPa
06:49:07
18:18:08
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 25.8 °C
min: 25 °C
22.7 m/s
20.5 m/s
65.7 %
24.1 m
70.9 %
1,012 hPa
06:48:49
18:18:21
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 25.7 °C
min: 25.5 °C
35.3 m/s
33.1 m/s
52.6 %
24.1 m
74.9 %
1,014 hPa
06:48:31
18:18:34
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 26.2 °C
min: 25.4 °C
38.2 m/s
37.4 m/s
46.1 %
24.1 m
75.9 %
1,014 hPa
06:48:11
18:18:47
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 26.5 °C
min: 25.6 °C
37.8 m/s
38.2 m/s
17.1 %
24.1 m
70.7 %
1,012 hPa
06:47:51
18:18:59
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 27.1 °C
min: 25.9 °C
40.0 m/s
45.0 m/s
41.7 %
23.5 m
78.0 %
1,011 hPa
06:47:29
18:19:11
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 27.1 °C
min: 26.8 °C
40.6 m/s
46.4 m/s
26.2 %
23.7 m
82.2 %
1,012 hPa
06:47:07
18:19:23

Cruises to Apia

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Scheduled ship calls in Apia, Samoa
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Oct. 5th 2024 Saturday, 5th of Oct. 2024 Queen Elizabeth 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 20th 2024 Sunday, 20th of Oct. 2024 MS Zaandam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 7th 2024 Thursday, 7th of Nov. 2024 MS Westerdam 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 15th 2024 Friday, 15th of Nov. 2024 Grand Princess 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 10th 2024 Tuesday, 10th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Sun 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Dec. 29th 2024 Sunday, 29th of Dec. 2024 Vasco da Gama 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 30th 2025 Thursday, 30th of Jan. 2025 Azamara Onward 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Feb. 8th 2025 Saturday, 8th of Feb. 2025 P&O Arcadia 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 14th 2025 Friday, 14th of Feb. 2025 Celebrity Edge 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Feb. 17th 2025 Monday, 17th of Feb. 2025 Queen Anne 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Feb. 20th 2025 Thursday, 20th of Feb. 2025 Seven Seas Voyager 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Mar. 13th 2025 Thursday, 13th of Mar. 2025 Seven Seas Mariner 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Mar. 14th 2025 Friday, 14th of Mar. 2025 MS Nautica 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 14th 2025 Friday, 14th of Mar. 2025 Seven Seas Mariner 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Mar. 18th 2025 Tuesday, 18th of Mar. 2025 Seven Seas Voyager 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 15th 2025 Tuesday, 15th of Apr. 2025 Seabourn Pursuit 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 18th 2025 Friday, 18th of Apr. 2025 Celebrity Solstice 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 23rd 2025 Wednesday, 23rd of Apr. 2025 Sapphire Princess 08:00 am 05:00 pm
May 13th 2025 Tuesday, 13th of May 2025 Norwegian Sun 07:00 am 05:00 pm
May 15th 2025 Thursday, 15th of May 2025 Silver Cloud Expedition 07:30 am 10:00 pm
Aug. 2nd 2025 Saturday, 2nd of Aug. 2025 Norwegian Sun 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 9th 2025 Tuesday, 9th of Sep. 2025 Norwegian Sun 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 3rd 2025 Friday, 3rd of Oct. 2025 Seabourn Pursuit 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 20th 2025 Monday, 20th of Oct. 2025 MS Zaandam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 30th 2025 Thursday, 30th of Oct. 2025 Sapphire Princess 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 22nd 2025 Monday, 22nd of Dec. 2025 MS Regatta 12:00 pm 07:00 pm
Jan. 10th 2026 Saturday, 10th of Jan. 2026 Costa Deliziosa 10:00 am 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jan. 16th 2026 Friday, 16th of Jan. 2026 MS Riviera 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Jan. 21st 2026 Wednesday, 21st of Jan. 2026 MS Zaandam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Feb. 4th 2026 Wednesday, 4th of Feb. 2026 Coral Princess 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Feb. 15th 2026 Sunday, 15th of Feb. 2026 MS Amera 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Feb. 16th 2026 Monday, 16th of Feb. 2026 Seven Seas Navigator 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Feb. 19th 2026 Thursday, 19th of Feb. 2026 MSC Magnifica 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 23rd 2026 Monday, 23rd of Feb. 2026 Seven Seas Mariner 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 12th 2026 Thursday, 12th of Mar. 2026 Celebrity Edge 09:30 am 07:00 pm
Mar. 24th 2026 Tuesday, 24th of Mar. 2026 Seven Seas Navigator 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 30th 2026 Monday, 30th of Mar. 2026 MS Vista 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 17th 2026 Friday, 17th of Apr. 2026 Celebrity Solstice 06:59 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 24th 2026 Friday, 24th of Apr. 2026 Island Princess 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 7th 2027 Sunday, 7th of Mar. 2027 Seven Seas Splendor 07:00 am 05:00 pm

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Maritime AIS Data Apia

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