Port Vila is Vanuatu's capital and largest seaport and city. It is located on Efate Island's southern coast and has population around 45,000 - nearly 20% of country's population and 70% of Efate Island's population. The city covers a total area of approx 5 km2 (2 mi2). In close proximity to Efate is Lelepa Island - Royal Caribbean's private island resort property named "Perfect Day at Lelepa".
Port Vila is Vanuatu's commercial and economic center, most important harbour port and center of country's shipping trade. The city is served by the international airport Bauerfield. Here is also headquartered Air Vanuatu (country's main airline). City's economy is based on the industries agriculture, commercial fishing and tourism (especially via flights and cruise ships from Australia and New Zealand). Vanuatu is a tax haven, so offshore financing in Port Vila is a major part of city's economy.
Vanuatu Cultural Centre (hosting Vanuatu National Museum) is at Saralana Park (in front of the parliament). Traditional artifacts from a few islands are on display in the museum. Vanuatu Cultural Centre also hosts the National Audiovisual Archives which is the major fund of documents from late-19th-century until today.
Port Vila cruise terminal
Most cruise ships to Efate Island dock (anchor) at Port Vila - port town on the western coast. Some ships may stop at Port Havannah - located on the northwestern coast.
Port Port Vila 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 Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu. 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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