Ambrym Island (Vanuatu)

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Ambrym Island cruise port

Australia - New Zealand - Pacific Ocean Islands

-16.21877 S, 168.09052 E

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Ambrym Island is located in Vanuatu's Malampa Province. The island covers a total area of approx 678 km2 (262 ml2), ranking it Vanuatu's 5th largest. Its population (of around 7,000) live mainly off coconut plantations in the 3 corners of the isle.Ambrym Island (Vanuatu) cruise port

  • Island's volcanic activity includes lava lakes in 2 craters close to the summit.
  • Ambrym Island was discovered in 1774 by Captain James Cook (1728-1779) - British explorer, Royal Navy captain, navigator and cartographer.
  • Located close to the center of the long Vanuatu archipelago, Ambrym Island is roughly triangular in shape, with width of approx 50 km (31 ml).
  • The summit at the island's center is dominated by desert-like caldera, covering an area of 100 km2 (39 ml2). With the human settlements' exception, the rest of the island is covered by jungle.
  • The 1900-year-old caldera measures 12 x 8 km (7,5 x 5 ml) and has 2 active volcanic cones - named Marum and Benbow.
  • Several times per century, Ambrym volcano makes destructive eruptions. Benbow's last eruption was in 1913, causing evacuation of the locals to Mele, close to Port Vila (Efate Island).
  • In March 2017, Google Streetview added the Marum crater with its lava lakes.

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16 April, 2019
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Explorer
28 April, 2019
Compagnie du Ponant Cruises cruise lineLe Laperouse07:0017:00

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