Valparaiso is a major port and second largest city of Chile. It was once the centre of 19th century British commercial and naval activity on the Pacific coast of South America. Its setting is dramatic beside a sweeping curve of a vast bay screened by a circle of hills, with modern lower city and winding upper section linked by ancient funiculars and zig-zag roads. Little of city's colonial past survived the storms, fires, earthquakes and pirates, but some remnants of the old colonial city are found in El Puerto area surrounding La Matriz church. Close by is impressive Vina del Mar, among the most popular and vibrant beach resorts of South America. Mainly Valparaiso is currently the gateway to Santiago situated on a 1,706-foot plateau, featuring the Andes as a backdrop.
Established in 1542, Valparaiso was a tiny port trading with Peru until Chilean independence - then it became a Pacific banking and commercial base for European and US ships rounding the Horn. The port of Valparaiso started to decline with the advent of the Panama Canal and steamships, and later the shift of banking to Santiago and the new San Antonio container port.
Highlights: Santiago, Wooden trams, Vina del Mar
The Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile.
If you lose the Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile. 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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25 October, 2016
23 October, 2016