Port Vila is the capital and largest city of Vanuatu. It is located on the island of Efate and has a population of 44,040 (2009), an increase of 50% on previous census result (29,360 in 1999). In 2009, Port Vila's population formed 19% of country's population, and 67% of the population of Efate.
Located in Shefa Province, on the south coast of the island of Efate, Port Vila is the commercial and economic centre of Vanuatu. The current mayor is of the Union of Moderate Parties, Ulrich Sumptoh, elected in January 2014, and his deputy is Leimara Malachi, of Vanua'aku Pati.
On 13 March 2015, Port Vila bore extensive damage from Cyclone Pam.
Vanuatu is a tax haven, so offshore financing in Port Vila is a major part of the economy. The country is still dependent on foreign aid, and most of it comes from Australia and New Zealand, though in recent years aid has also come from People's Republic of China.
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Port Vila cruise terminal
Most cruise ships to Efate Island dock (anchor) at Port Vila - port town on the western coast. Some ships may stop at Port Havannah - located on the northwestern coast.
The Port Vila 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 Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu.
If you lose the Port Vila 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 Port Vila 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 Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu. 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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Five people, including family members of senior Vanuatu government minister, have been rescued when Sun Princess has gone to the aid of...September 29, 2016
Pacific Dawn departed Port Vila, Vanuatu following the dramatic bus collision which saw two local Ni-Vanuatu killed and ten P&O cruise passengers...June 21, 2016