Principe Island is the smaller of two major isles comprising the country of Sao Tome and Principe, located in the Gulf of Guinea, off mainland Africa's western coast (Gabon). The country's other big island is Sao Tome, located approx 140 km (87 ml) to the southwest.
- Principe Island has a total area of 136 km2 (53 ml2) and a population around 5,000. Principe is a heavily eroded volcano that is speculated to be more than 3 million years old. The island is surrounded by several smaller isles, including Ilheu Caroco, Tinhosa Grande, Tinhosa Pequena, Ilheu Bom Bom. Part of Cameroon Line archipelago, the Island rises in the south to 948 m (3110 ft) at its highest elevation point (Pico de Principe), in thickly forested area forming part of Obo National Park.
- The island was uninhabited when it was discovered by the Portuguese. It was named "Principe" (Prince's island) in honor of Afonso, Prince of Portugal (1475-1491). Subsequently, the isle's central and northern lands were made into sugar and cocoa plantations, making it the world's greatest cocoa producer. After the country's independence (1975) all these plantations were reverted to forest.
Santo Antonio cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Principe Island dock (anchor) at Santo Antonio - port town on the eastern coast.
Port Santo Antonio 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 Santo Antonio, Principe Island. 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|
|15 December, 2018|
|Seven Seas Explorer||08:00||17:00||Walvis Bay, Namibia|
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