Silversea Luxury Cruises A Lenakel, Tanna Island

Lenakel, Tanna Island

As one of four suitable anchorages around Tanna, trade has favoured Lenakel Bay. Tanna is Vanuatu’s sixth-largest island by area although by population it is the third. Since British cotton plantations were established on Tanna’s west coast in the 1860s (and soon abandoned), Lenakel has been one of the island’s important settlements and today it is Tanna’s largest town. Lenakel used to be the province’s capital, but Isangel –less than 2 kilometres away inland- was made the administrative centre. View more

The two towns are growing towards each other and form the nucleus of commerce and politics on the island. Unlike other parts of Vanuatu where Asian shop owners are the rule, trade and commerce on Tanna is in the hand of the locals. Almost 46% of the population is under 15 years of age, yet “Kastom” –local traditional culture and values- is quite strong on the island. The famous John Frum Cult has its roots on Tanna’s east coast and claims Mt Yasur as John Frum’s seat.

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.