The Carnival Splendor docked in Guam on Sunday, October 20, 2019, with approximately 3,000 passengers and 1,200 crew members onboard.
The 2008-built ship is on her repositioning voyage as she will be based in Australia starting in December.
The thousands that disembarked from the ship for the day went to explore different shopping centers around the island as well as various scenic sites.
“The Guam Visitors Bureau provided a warm HåfaAdai welcome greeting for the passengers,” said Pilar Laguaña, president and CEO of Guam Visitor’s Bureau. “We had three Miss Guams welcome the visitors with shell leis.”
Passengers had the opportunity to explore the island, including the capital city of Hagatña and its tourism district of Tumon. Prior to their departure, passengers were treated to a 45-minute cultural performance by the Guam Visitors Bureau.
The Micronesian U.S. Territory of Guam recently joined the South Pacific Cruise Alliance (SPCA). Guam receives more than 1.63 million travelers per year, primarily from Korea and Japan. It is currently investing millions in upgrading its ports of entry, including the Port Authority of Guam, which has plans to develop Guam as a viable homeport for cruise brands.