Located in the South Atlantic Ocean (about midway between Africa and South America), Ascension is a volcanic island (34 ml2 / 88 km2) which was once a regular port for ships from Europe heading to South Africa. More recently, the island became known for its involvement in the Falkland War.
Ascension Island is one of the the British Overseas Territories - the dependency of "Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha". Saint Helena is the UK's second-oldest dependency (overseas territory) after Bermuda. The island is located nearly 700 ml (1126 km) northwest of St Helena Island, and was first discovered by the Portuguese in 1501. It remained uninhabited until 1815 when the emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) was exiled to Saint Helena and the British established a guarding garrison here.
Ascension Island features long white sand beaches, sea turtles and a variety of seabirds - frigate birds, boobies, boatswain, noddies, petrels. There is also a Museum and an afield for plane tours to see the islands 44 distinct volcanic craters.
Highlights: Isolated volcanic island, beaches, Georgetown
Ascension Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Ascension Island dock (anchor) at Georgetown - port town (and the only settlement) on the western coast.
The Ascension Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Ascension Island, Georgetown.
If you lose the Ascension Island location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Ascension Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Ascension Island, Georgetown. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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30 October, 2016