Mindelo (Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde)

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Local Time
10:32 18 Mar 2018

16.89095 N, -24.98803 W

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Sao Vicente Island (which translates as "Saint Vincent") is one of the Barlavento group's Cape Verde Islands. It is located between Santo Antao Island and Santa Luzia Island.

Mindelo (Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde) cruise port

  • Sao Vicente Island has a total population of around 80,000, land area of 227 km2 (88 ml2), length of 24 km (15 ml), width of 16 km (10 ml) and highest elevation point (Monte Verde) 725 m (2379 ft).
  • The island was discovered by the Portuguese in 1462 - on the St Vincent's Day (January 22) after who it is named. Due to the lack of fresh water, it was initially used only for grazing cattle by proprietors from the Santo Antao Island. Mindelo's natural harbour attracted pirates, which led to building a port fortification in 1734. Until 1795 the island was practically uninhabited. In the mid-19th century was established its first settlement - Nossa Senhora da Luz, in 1819, the village was renamed Leopoldinha. In 1838 was once again renamed to Mindelo,
  • in 1838 in Porto Grande was established a coal deposit to supply Transatlantic ships on their crossing routes.
  • Sao Vicente was the first Cape Verde island to abolish slavery.
  • In 1874 were established telegraph lines (via Madeira Island) connecting the island with Recife Brazil.
  • In the early 20th century, diesel ships started to replace steamships. The island's importance as a coal deposit port fell, and its economy declined.
  • As Sao Vicente lacks rain and natural resources, its current-day economy is mainly based on commerce and services.
  • There is an islet (small isle) - called Ilheu dos Passaros - located north of Mindelo Bay, at approx 2 km (1 ml) from the mainland.

Highlights: Cobbled streets, cafes and lively restaurants

Mindelo cruise terminal

Cruise ships to Sao Vicente Island Cabo Verde dock (anchor) at Mindelo - port town on the west-northern coast.

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Port Mindelo 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 Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

Day Ship Arrival Departure Next Port of Call
2 March, 2018
Fred Olsen Cruises cruise lineBalmoral Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
6 March, 2018
Regent Seven Seas Cruises cruise lineSeven Seas Mariner07:0017:00 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
22 March, 2018
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Prinsendam08:0017:00 Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde
28 March, 2018
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 407:0020:00 Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde
28 March, 2018
Seabourn Cruises cruise lineSeabourn Quest17:0018:00 Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde

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