Silversea Luxury Cruises À LUGANVILLE (Espiritu Santo)

Luganville is the capital of Vanuatu’s Sanma Province and Vanuatu’a second largest city. Found on the southeastern side of (Espiritu) Santo, with 3,959 square kilometers Vanuatu’s largest island, the actual city occupies the area used by the American forces during World War II. View more

When the Americans built three airports, a seaplane base, a port, floating docks, three hospitals and the necessary infrastructure to support 40,000 permanently stationed troops, Luganville became not only the primary logistical supply base in the South Pacific, but hundreds of thousands of troops also came to Luganville and Santo for rest and recuperation. Before WWII, Luganville had just been a small settlement slightly further south of the actual Luganville, near the Marists’ station and church of St Michel. Next to the Segond Channel, it had been the seat of Santo’s French Administration during the years of the British-French Condominium, while the British administration was stationed near Santo’s northern tip at Hog Harbour next to Champagne Beach. Today some 30% of Santo’s population lives in Luganville. The city relies on the export of cacao, copra, and beef -and tourism is catching on. Highlights for divers are sites just east of Luganville: the wreck of the SS President Coolidge and Million Dollar Point –both sites relating to WWII. The Main Street leads from the harbor through the city center past the Post Office, shops, restaurants and hotels to Unity Park, the South Pacific WWII Museum and the Luganville Local Market.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.