Quito (Ecuador)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

South America - Galapagos

-0.14632 S, -78.48905 W

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The city of Quito (Peru's capital) is located on the lower slopes of Pichincha volcano in a fertile valley of the Andes at an elevation of 9,350 ft (2,850 m) above sea level. Quito (formally named San Francisco de Quito) is the oldest capital in South America. It retains a colonial centre, currently a World Heritage Site, where narrow cobbled streets dip into ravines. The city is laid out according to a rectangular plan with expansive central Plaza de la Independencia dominated by 16th-century cathedral, flower gardens and quiet parks. Architecture is chiefly in Spanish Baroque style. Notable buildings include Palacio de Gobierno, Palacio Arzobispal and the churches of La Compañía, Santo Domingo, San Francisco and San Agustin. The Basilica of Guapulo is perched on the edge of a ravine, and has many fine carvings and paintings. Museums in the city are well worth a visit particularly Museo Nacional del Banco Central del Ecuador.

The native city of Quito was conquered by the Incas in 1487 and by the Spanish in 1534. It was liberated by South American troops in 1822, in their revolt against Spanish rule. The city was Ecuador's chief economic centre until early 20th century, when it was displaced by Guayaquil. Quito was damaged by several earthquakes in the 19th century.

Most Galapagos islands cruises start with flights from Quito to Baltra Island, being the departure port. Galapagis cruise deals are usually inclusive of both flights (Quito to Baltra, and the reverse Baltra to Quito), as well as of the shore excursions offered in all ports of call along the ship's itinerary.

Highlights: Colonial buildings, Cathedral, Churches

Quito tours, shore excursions, hotels

City Tours and Shore Excursions

Quito guided city sightseeing (Legislative Palace), tour to the San Francisco Monastery, visiting La Compania Church, Oswaldo Guayasamin's Museum (Ecuadorian painter and sculptor).

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Port Quito 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 Quito, Ecuador. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

  1. October, 2016
Day Ships in port
3 October, 2016
Monserrat(departing at 03 Oct)
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 03 Oct)
4 October, 2016
Estrella del Mar(arriving at 04 Oct)
7 October, 2016
Estrella del Mar(departing at 07 Oct)
Monserrat(arriving at 07 Oct)
10 October, 2016
Monserrat(arriving at 10 Oct)
11 October, 2016
Estrella del Mar(arriving at 11 Oct)
15 October, 2016
Celebrity Xpedition(departing at 15 Oct)
16 October, 2016
Celebrity Xpedition(departing at 16 Oct)
17 October, 2016
Monserrat(departing at 17 Oct)
18 October, 2016
Estrella del Mar(arriving at 18 Oct)
21 October, 2016
Estrella del Mar(departing at 21 Oct)
Monserrat(arriving at 21 Oct)
22 October, 2016
Celebrity Xpedition(departing at 22 Oct)
Estrella del Mar(arriving at 22 Oct)
24 October, 2016
Monserrat(departing at 24 Oct)
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 24 Oct)
25 October, 2016
Estrella del Mar(arriving at 25 Oct)
29 October, 2016
Celebrity Xpedition(departing at 29 Oct)
30 October, 2016
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 30 Oct - departing at 30 Oct)
MV Isabela II(arriving at 30 Oct)
31 October, 2016
Monserrat(departing at 31 Oct)
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 31 Oct)
2 October, 2016
MV Isabela II(arriving at 02 Oct)
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 02 Oct - departing at 02 Oct)
8 October, 2016
Estrella del Mar(arriving at 08 Oct)
14 October, 2016
Monserrat(arriving at 14 Oct)
19 October, 2016
MV Isabela II(arriving at 19 Oct - departing at 21 Oct)
26 October, 2016
MV Isabela II(arriving at 26 Oct - departing at 26 Oct)
28 October, 2016
Monserrat(arriving at 28 Oct)