Cruise 2023 - After 18 long days at sea, we finally reached Apia, Samoa! All aboard were excited and eager to explore this beautiful island and a great time was had by all. 

Cadets at the helm

With the assistance of Captain Bannister, LWO Kathy Shankle, and the harbor pilot - cadets at the helm did a fantastic job of steering the ship to our moorage. 

Arrival in Apia

Captain Bannister and Noriko Horiuchi

Upon our arrival, we were warmly greeted by Chargé d'Affaires Noriko Horiuchi of the U.S. Embassy in Samoa, seen in the photo above with Captain Samar Bannister. 

NUS - Marine Campus tour

We had the honor of welcoming multiple groups of students from the National University of Samoa, School of Maritime for tours aboard the TSGB over the course of our visit. 

Check back often and follow the voyage with our blog series that gives the latest news from Summer Cruise! The TSGB will travel to Los Angeles, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Apia, Samoa, Hilo, Hawaii, and Astoria, Oregon prior to returning to Vallejo on July 7.

Stay tuned for updates to the Follow the Voyage blog.

Established in 1929, California State University Maritime Academy is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Located in Vallejo, California, the campus serves nearly 1,000 students and offers undergraduate degrees preparing students for careers in engineering, transportation, international relations, business, and global logistics. The new oceanography degree program launched in the fall of 2020. Cal Maritime also offers a master’s degree in Transportation and Engineering Management, as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.