Free cookie consent management tool by TermsFeed Free Privacy Policy Generator List of cruise ships in Ascension - up-to-date port information and excursion tips for cruise ship fans.

Ascension
on St. Helena, Lesser Antilles

Home Ports Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Ascension
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

Ascension

Ascension is an island located in the South Atlantic Ocean and is part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. It is situated around 1,000 miles from the coast of Africa and 1,400 miles from the coast of South America. The island is volcanic in origin and measures just 34 square miles in area.

Ascension was discovered by the Portuguese in 1501, but it was not permanently settled until the early 1800s. In 1815, the island was used as a strategic base for the British Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. During this time, it served as a way station for ships traveling between Europe and the West Indies. In 1821, the island became a permanent part of the British Empire and was used as a coaling station and naval base.

In 1922, the island was leased to the United States and used as a base for the operation of transatlantic flights. During World War II, the island was used as a base for the Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Force. In the 1950s, the island was used as a base for the United States Space Program and was the launch site for the first American satellite.

Today, Ascension is a popular tourist destination. It is home to a variety of wildlife including sea turtles, seabirds, and dolphins. The island also features a variety of archaeological sites, including the ruins of the British settlement at Georgetown. The island is also home to a number of historic buildings, including the Church of the Ascension and the Governor's House.

Excursion tips for a day in Ascension

Ascension on St. Helena, Lesser Antilles is a beautiful and unique destination for tourists. Here are some activities to enjoy on a day trip to Ascension:

1. Visit Green Mountain National Park, a protected area known for its stunning views and diverse wildlife.
2. Explore the island’s capital, Georgetown, and its many historical sites.
3. Take a boat tour around the island and spot dolphins, whales, and other marine life.
4. Visit the Ascension Island Museum and learn about the island’s history and culture.
5. Go snorkeling or scuba diving to explore the vibrant coral reefs and marine life.
6. Enjoy a picnic on one of the island’s many beaches.
7. Take a hike along the island’s trails and explore the diverse flora and fauna.
8. Visit the Ascension Island Heritage Centre and learn about the island’s rich history.
9. Visit the local markets and sample the local cuisine.
10. Relax on one of the many beautiful beaches and soak up the sun.

Experience Ascension with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Ascension. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Ascension

Ascension on St. Helena, Lesser Antilles has a tropical climate with hot and humid summers and warm and dry winters. The average temperature throughout the year is around 27°C (81°F). During the summer months (December to April), temperatures can reach up to 30°C (86°F) and humidity levels can be high. During the winter months (May to November), temperatures are cooler and the humidity is lower. Rainfall is relatively low throughout the year, with the wettest months being January and February.

Cruise weather for Ascension

Our weather forecast for Ascension helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 24.7 °C
min: 23.9 °C
32.4 m/s
31.3 m/s
86.6 %
24.1 m
72.5 %
1,018 hPa
07:12:27
18:55:02
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 24.7 °C
min: 23.5 °C
29.2 m/s
29.2 m/s
71.2 %
24.1 m
70.0 %
1,018 hPa
07:12:25
18:55:13
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 24.2 °C
min: 23.7 °C
29.9 m/s
28.1 m/s
64.6 %
24.1 m
73.6 %
1,018 hPa
07:12:22
18:55:23
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 24.3 °C
min: 23.7 °C
28.8 m/s
28.8 m/s
53.6 %
24.1 m
71.6 %
1,018 hPa
07:12:18
18:55:34
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 24.6 °C
min: 23.6 °C
28.4 m/s
28.4 m/s
67.8 %
24.1 m
68.1 %
1,018 hPa
07:12:14
18:55:44
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 24.4 °C
min: 23.6 °C
29.5 m/s
28.2 m/s
72.5 %
24.1 m
70.7 %
1,019 hPa
07:12:09
18:55:53
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 24.0 °C
min: 23.5 °C
29.2 m/s
29.9 m/s
67.5 %
24.1 m
68.4 %
1,019 hPa
07:12:03
18:56:02
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 24.0 °C
min: 23 °C
27.1 m/s
28.4 m/s
82.1 %
24.1 m
68.0 %
1,020 hPa
07:11:56
18:56:11
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 23.9 °C
min: 23.3 °C
30.0 m/s
30.5 m/s
85.3 %
24.1 m
68.4 %
1,020 hPa
07:11:49
18:56:20
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 24.6 °C
min: 24 °C
33.5 m/s
34.9 m/s
96.5 %
24.1 m
70.4 %
1,020 hPa
07:11:40
18:56:27
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 24.6 °C
min: 23.8 °C
33.8 m/s
36.4 m/s
87.2 %
24.1 m
70.6 %
1,019 hPa
07:11:31
18:56:35
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 24.4 °C
min: 23.9 °C
32.4 m/s
36.4 m/s
99.9 %
24.1 m
75.5 %
1,019 hPa
07:11:21
18:56:42
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 24.5 °C
min: 23.7 °C
33.1 m/s
35.3 m/s
87.4 %
24.1 m
70.9 %
1,019 hPa
07:11:11
18:56:49
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 24.1 °C
min: 23.4 °C
28.4 m/s
28.1 m/s
98.3 %
24.1 m
66.7 %
1,019 hPa
07:10:59
18:56:55
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 24.1 °C
min: 23.1 °C
34.8 m/s
35.8 m/s
67.8 %
23.1 m
71.5 %
1,018 hPa
07:10:47
18:57:01

Cruises to Ascension

Would you like to travel to Ascension on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Ascension.

Scheduled ship calls in Ascension, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details

Alle zeigen

Galery: Ascension

Photos by cruise fans for cruise fans!
Share your best pictures with the community and discover authentic images from travellers who have already been there.

- There are no photos available for Ascension yet.

Join in, show your holiday photos from Ascension

Share your holiday photos with the community and inspire others to their next adventure!

There are a few basic rules to follow

.
  1. Your picture should have been taken by yourself (the author) and fit into the current category.
  2. The picture should not show persons who do not agree to be published. An exception is made for people who only appear as an accessory in the picture. You can find an example of this exception [heere].
  3. Your image should not show any protected buildings, artwork, or other protected objects, unless the architecture is freely visible from a public street or square and the photo was taken from such a publicly accessible location. The same applies to artworks in public spaces that are permanently installed (panorama freedom).
  4. Naturally, you should ensure that your images are not discriminatory, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate.

Image Upload

Take/select photo   or drag & drop here

Non-public information¹:

By uploading images to the website portguide.org, the user declares that he is the author of the works and that they are free of third-party rights. The author hereby grants DEVEY DIGITAL Inh. Oliver Devey the non-exclusive right to use the images on its websites. However, the user remains the sole owner of the images and has the right to revoke the granted usage right at any time. There is no entitlement to the publication of the images. The operator reserves the right not to publish the images if they violate applicable law or its guidelines. The operator assumes no liability for any claims by third parties regarding the use of the images.

¹If users provide images by uploading them on their own initiative, the name and address of the author will be stored in addition to the actual image file in reduced resolution (1280x720px) for the duration of the usage agreement. This personal data will not be published and will not be used for advertising purposes or shared with third parties under any circumstances. The information is required to be able to legitimize the author of a work, for example, in the event of subsequent modification requests.

Gender note: For the sake of readability, the male form has been chosen in the text, although the information refers to members of both genders.


Maritime AIS Data Ascension

Other ports within 300km of Ascension

footer cruise ship