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Luganville (aka Santo) is the 2nd largest port city in Vanuatu (after Port Vila, Efate Island), with population around 13,000. The city is located on Espiritu Santo Island's southeastern coast.
Port Luganville is one of Vanuatu's busiest seaports used for transshipments for cacao and copra (dried coconut). Segond Channel provides the town with an exclusive, well sheltered harbour.
During WW2 (1939-1945), about 40,000 US military were stationed in the city, operating 3 bomber airfields, docking wharf and drydock. Town's main street houses most of the commercial businesses, shops, tourist boutiques, all-in-one stores (supermarkets), municipal building, market. The street is unusually wide as an US base commander insisted its width to allow 4 army tanks to be driven along the road side by side. Smaller roads and side streets serve the residential zones.
Luganville cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Espiritu Santo Island either dock at Luganville or anchor in Champagne Bay (near Hog Harbour, island's northeast coast).
Port Luganville 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 Luganville, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|23 November, 2019|