This is a new venture for ITMB. Cruising is a rapidly-growing segment of the travel industry. In conjunction with several cruise ship lines, ITM have prepared a map of the South Pacific Ocean, which extends southwards from Hawaii to the southern tip of New Zealand and eastwards from central Australia/Papua New Guinea to the Pitcairn Islands.
The map of the South Pacific region fills one side of the map. Most of the area covered in the map is water, with island countries such as Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Tahiti, and the Cook Islands being visible, but without details. The cruise routes are shown with red dashed lines. The ocean area includes hill shading for the deep trenches of the Pacific Ocean. By doing so, the blue of the water areas is softened by the grey of deep trenches.
The reverse side of the map covers the two entities known collectively as Samoa: Samoa (or Western Samoa) and American Samoa. The two main islands and two small islands are presented at 1:160,000 scale. An inset map of the capital, Apia is included.
1st edition 2019