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Saint Kitts Island (scroll down for cruise itineraries)

 
Introduction

St. Kitts, together with the neighboring Isle Nevis, is among the loveliest and unspoiled islands in the south Caribbean. It attracts many cruise visitors because of its scenic natural beauty as well as for its native culture and fine beaches. Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493, the original name of the island was St. Christopher, shortened more recently to Saint Kitts. The eco-friendly preservation of the island's natural geography is one of the reasons so many come here to relax and explore. However, the tourist trade is alive and well, with a myriad of souvenir shops, gift stores and some extremely fine dining establishments. Above all, however, Saint Kitts is truly a getaway destination, perfect for couples, honeymooners and those who really enjoy nature.

Where the Ship Docks

Cruise lines make their port of call at Basseterre, the capital and largest community on the island. Just outside of the town a new, quite modern cruise dock has been constructed at Port Zante, and the terminal is complete with information desks, currency exchange booths and ATMs. Taxis can take visitors into the heart of the city in less than 15 minutes. However, some cruise travelers prefer to stroll along the waterfront to the central district of Basseterre. Port Zante itself has a number of newer shops and restaurants that have opened since the completion of this modern dock facility.

What to See and Do

Some of the earliest Colonial style architecture remains around the island, and there are a number of fine old structures worth investigating in Basseterre. Romney Manor was once owned by the grandson of Thomas Jefferson and today visitors can delight in its magnificent grounds and visit the Caribelle Batik shop, one of many such establishments that offer genuine batik clothing. The Nature Reserve contains a stunning display of flora and fauna, including the brown pouchless pelican. One of the most intriguing destinations on the island is the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as Brimstone Hill Fortress. A 17th century British military barracks, this fortified complex was occupied by a huge number of troops during the period when fighting over control of Saint Kitts was at its height. Among the delightful beaches, the Great Salt Pond is one of the most enjoyable. Here visitors can stroll between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea in just a few moments, as the beach is on a narrow peninsula. South Frigate Bay is a favorite for surfers and beachcombers, and waterskiing is popular along this entire stretch of coastline. For those wanting a bit of marine adventure, take a ferry ride to the neighboring Isle Nevis, which is more remote and ringed by coral reefs. The white sand beaches on this smaller island are exemplary.

Eating/Drinking

Mr. X's Shiggedy Shack serves the famous rum cocktail made with cane juice. At the Glimbara Guest House on Cayon Street the locals can be found whetting their appetite at the Glimbara Diner, a well-known establishment specializing in Creole style cuisine. Outside of town and a short taxi ride from the center of Basseterre is the equally popular Rawlins Plantation. Here on the lower slopes of Mt. Liamuiga, diners experience the very finest in shrimp and lobster entrees. The excellent desserts are a mix of French and Caribbean cooking and the views are exceptional.

Getting Around

Taxis are the preferred method of transportation for cruise visitors. The fares are determined by agreement and there are no metered fares. Taxis are plentiful at hotels, restaurants and along the waterfront as well as at the cruise terminal. Rental cars are available. However, you would need to purchase a visitor's permit in order to drive. The rural streets are crowded with pedestrian traffic as well as livestock such as goats and sheep. Driving slowly around the island is highly recommended.

Miscellaneous But Important

The local currency is the East Caribbean Dollar, although many of the gift shops and restaurants accept U.S. Dollar as well. The native language of the island is English, but the locals have created their own distinct accent, which can be a bit tricky to understand at first. Several of the cafes in downtown Basseterre have Internet access, especially those located in and around the central circus and at the TDL Mall on Fort Street.

 
Romney Manor - one of the most popular places in St. Kitts among cruise travelers.

Romney Manor - one of the most popular places in St. Kitts among cruise travelers.


Brimstone Hill Fortress - 17th century British military complex.

Brimstone Hill Fortress - 17th century British military complex.


People are having a great time at Great Salt Pond beach.

People are having a great time at Great Salt Pond beach.


Basseterre has a lot of beautiful shops, cafes and restaurants.

Basseterre has a lot of beautiful shops, cafes and restaurants.


Rawlins Plantation is considered one of the best dining places on this island.

Rawlins Plantation is considered one of the best dining places on this island.

 

Cruises to Saint Kitts Island


7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Barbados
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Departure: Barbados
Arrival: Barbados
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Bridgetown, Barbados; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Kitts Island; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 23, 2019 $719 $859 $1,644 N/A Carnival Fascination August 23, 2019
October 4, 2019 N/A $629 $1,459 N/A Carnival Fascination October 4, 2019
October 11, 2019 $509 $629 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination October 11, 2019
October 18, 2019 $579 $689 $1,179 N/A Carnival Fascination October 18, 2019
November 8, 2019 $534 $629 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination November 8, 2019
November 29, 2019 $619 $669 $1,589 N/A Carnival Fascination November 29, 2019
December 6, 2019 $619 $669 $1,549 N/A Carnival Fascination December 6, 2019
December 13, 2019 $639 $699 $1,369 N/A Carnival Fascination December 13, 2019
January 3, 2020 $589 $649 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 3, 2020
January 10, 2020 $479 $699 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 10, 2020
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Kitts Island; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 25, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $1,704 Carnival Fascination August 25, 2019
September 1, 2019 $639 $659 $1,019 $1,442 Carnival Fascination September 1, 2019
September 8, 2019 $639 $679 $949 $1,127 Carnival Fascination September 8, 2019
September 15, 2019 N/A $674 N/A $987 Carnival Fascination September 15, 2019
September 22, 2019 $614 $659 $1,009 $1,159 Carnival Fascination September 22, 2019
September 29, 2019 $634 $659 $969 $1,146 Carnival Fascination September 29, 2019
October 6, 2019 $649 $709 $1,129 $1,116 Carnival Fascination October 6, 2019
October 13, 2019 $649 N/A $1,019 $1,040 Carnival Fascination October 13, 2019
October 20, 2019 $649 N/A N/A $1,433 Carnival Fascination October 20, 2019
November 10, 2019 N/A N/A $1,126 $1,169 Carnival Fascination November 10, 2019
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Allure of the Seas
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Cruising; Saint Kitts Island; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Cruising; Nassau, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 25, 2019 $1,105 $1,055 $1,094 $3,757 Allure of the Seas August 25, 2019
September 15, 2019 $998 $1,065 $1,106 N/A Allure of the Seas September 15, 2019
October 6, 2019 $879 $965 $1,025 $4,096 Allure of the Seas October 6, 2019
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Barbados
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Departure: Barbados
Arrival: Barbados
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Bridgetown, Barbados; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Kitts Island; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 30, 2019 $709 $789 $1,529 N/A Carnival Fascination August 30, 2019
September 6, 2019 $569 $739 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination September 6, 2019
September 13, 2019 N/A N/A $1,479 N/A Carnival Fascination September 13, 2019
September 20, 2019 $509 $589 $1,309 N/A Carnival Fascination September 20, 2019
September 27, 2019 $494 $594 $1,329 N/A Carnival Fascination September 27, 2019
October 25, 2019 $719 $804 $1,354 N/A Carnival Fascination October 25, 2019
November 1, 2019 $719 $804 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination November 1, 2019
November 15, 2019 $529 $639 $1,279 N/A Carnival Fascination November 15, 2019
November 22, 2019 $759 $844 $1,294 N/A Carnival Fascination November 22, 2019
December 20, 2019 $959 $1,039 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination December 20, 2019
8 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Carnival Magic
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Kitts Island; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Grand Turk Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 31, 2019 $799 $1,030 N/A N/A Carnival Magic August 31, 2019
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Freedom of the Seas
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Kitts Island; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 1, 2019 $691 $827 $1,229 $1,768 Freedom of the Seas September 1, 2019
September 29, 2019 $692 $825 $1,112 $2,132 Freedom of the Seas September 29, 2019
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Symphony of the Seas
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Cruising; Saint Kitts Island; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Cruising; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 7, 2019 $1,692 N/A $1,862 $5,272 Symphony of the Seas September 7, 2019
October 5, 2019 $1,519 $2,052 $2,266 $3,260 Symphony of the Seas October 5, 2019
November 16, 2019 $1,453 $3,790 $1,943 $3,438 Symphony of the Seas November 16, 2019
December 14, 2019 $1,093 $1,271 $1,337 $2,287 Symphony of the Seas December 14, 2019
January 11, 2020 $1,178 $1,475 $1,663 $5,671 Symphony of the Seas January 11, 2020
February 8, 2020 $1,286 $1,716 $2,244 $2,830 Symphony of the Seas February 8, 2020
March 7, 2020 $1,252 $1,672 $1,829 $7,724 Symphony of the Seas March 7, 2020
April 4, 2020 $1,860 $1,927 $2,098 $3,802 Symphony of the Seas April 4, 2020
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Freedom of the Seas
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Saint Kitts Island; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 15, 2019 $679 $762 $1,198 N/A Freedom of the Seas September 15, 2019
October 13, 2019 $900 $1,107 $1,519 N/A Freedom of the Seas October 13, 2019
20 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Crown Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 20 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Dominica, Dominica; St George's, Grenada; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; Curacao, Antilles; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Kitts Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 8, 2019 $1,694 $1,824 $3,041 $4,083 Crown Princess October 8, 2019
December 7, 2019 $1,728 $1,918 $2,778 $3,998 Crown Princess December 7, 2019
10 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Crown Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 10 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Kitts Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 18, 2019 $698 $838 $1,153 $2,079 Crown Princess October 18, 2019
December 17, 2019 $929 $1,031 $1,299 $2,099 Crown Princess December 17, 2019
March 6, 2020 $1,079 $1,192 $2,149 $2,699 Crown Princess March 6, 2020

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