January 14, 2021

Samoa extends SOE due to new Covid strain overseas

The Samoan government has extended its Covid-19 State of Emergency Orders for another month due to the rapid spread of the new strain spreading through South Africa and the United Kingdom.
January 12, 2021

Over 2000 Samoans Want to Return home – Samoa govt

There are now more than 2000 Samoans wanting to return home and more are expected to register in the coming weeks.
January 12, 2021

Covid-19 Claims Upmarket Resort in Samoa

The upmarket iconic Sinalei Reef Resort and Spa in Samoa has announced it is closing down. Manager Sose Annandale told the Samoa Observer she is heartbroken but determined to stay optimistic about the 24 year-old resort's future.
January 6, 2021

A traditional wave? Maybe not, but cruise deals are starting to flood in.

It's not a tsunami, but wave season deals are starting to flood in, from cruise lines big and small. Given the current circumstances, it's been debated whether there will be a 2021 wave season.
January 6, 2021

‘Resiliency and optimism’ in CLIA’s 2021 outlook

New Cruise Lines International Association research shows two out of three cruisers are willing to cruise within a year and 58% of international vacationers, who have never cruised, likely to do so in the next few years.
January 6, 2021

Crystal Says Newbuild Endeavor on Track for Summer Debut

Crystal Endeavor is on track to debut in the summer, according to Crystal, which said it's pleased with the resumption of work on the vessel at MV Werften.
January 6, 2021

$10bn in New Ships, 39,000 Lower Berths to Join Global Cruise Fleet in 2021

2021 will ring in 27 new oceangoing cruise ships, adding 39,530 lower berths to the global fleet. This makes for a total investment $10.4bn, according to Seatrade’s orderbook, just updated to include Coral Geographer, arriving in March, instead of late 2021.
January 5, 2021

Samoa Tightens Entry Terms Because of New Virus Strain

Samoa is tightening access further by banning the entry of travellers who might be carrying the new Covid-19 strain.
December 22, 2020

Samoa to Upgrade Coastal Eco-systems

The Samoa government has launched two plans to upgrade the coastal marine environment's ecological resilience to withstand the impact of climate change.
December 22, 2020

End of Quarantine for batch of Samoa travellers

The last group of travellers in quarantine in Samoa will be released this week according to the National Emergency Operations Center.
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