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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
September 18, 2020 $319 $419 $999 N/A Carnival Fascination September 18, 2020
September 25, 2020 $319 $419 $999 N/A Carnival Fascination September 25, 2020
October 2, 2020 $319 $439 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination October 2, 2020
October 9, 2020 $319 $419 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination October 9, 2020
October 16, 2020 $339 $439 $1,134 N/A Carnival Fascination October 16, 2020
October 23, 2020 $449 $549 $1,149 N/A Carnival Fascination October 23, 2020
November 27, 2020 $709 $869 $1,419 N/A Carnival Fascination November 27, 2020
December 4, 2020 $359 $459 $1,014 N/A Carnival Fascination December 4, 2020
December 11, 2020 $459 $559 $1,254 N/A Carnival Fascination December 11, 2020
December 18, 2020 $659 $749 $1,414 N/A Carnival Fascination December 18, 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
September 20, 2020 $439 $529 $969 $1,047 Carnival Fascination September 20, 2020
September 27, 2020 $439 $529 $969 $1,080 Carnival Fascination September 27, 2020
October 4, 2020 $459 $559 $999 $1,198 Carnival Fascination October 4, 2020
October 11, 2020 $459 $559 N/A $1,278 Carnival Fascination October 11, 2020
October 18, 2020 $459 $559 N/A $1,170 Carnival Fascination October 18, 2020
October 25, 2020 $479 $569 $969 $1,160 Carnival Fascination October 25, 2020
November 22, 2020 $669 $739 $1,204 $1,449 Carnival Fascination November 22, 2020
November 29, 2020 $589 $639 $1,139 $1,162 Carnival Fascination November 29, 2020
December 6, 2020 $519 $584 $1,116 $1,398 Carnival Fascination December 6, 2020
December 13, 2020 $619 $679 $1,099 $1,268 Carnival Fascination December 13, 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; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 27, 2020 $654 $1,019 $1,306 $1,761 Freedom of the Seas September 27, 2020
October 11, 2020 $508 $788 $1,030 $1,525 Freedom of the Seas October 11, 2020
October 25, 2020 $441 $771 $1,007 $1,554 Freedom of the Seas October 25, 2020
November 8, 2020 $391 $714 $1,017 $1,754 Freedom of the Seas November 8, 2020
November 22, 2020 $492 $698 $989 $1,672 Freedom of the Seas November 22, 2020
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Harmony of the Seas
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts Island; Cruising; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 4, 2020 $1,170 $1,207 $1,275 $2,707 Harmony of the Seas October 4, 2020
8 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Carnival Breeze
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
October 10, 2020 $839 $939 $1,079 $2,032 Carnival Breeze October 10, 2020
November 7, 2020 $789 $1,023 N/A $2,312 Carnival Breeze November 7, 2020
January 2, 2021 $709 $819 $999 $1,804 Carnival Breeze January 2, 2021
January 30, 2021 $689 $849 $1,069 $1,719 Carnival Breeze January 30, 2021
February 27, 2021 $729 $889 $1,099 $2,234 Carnival Breeze February 27, 2021
March 27, 2021 $929 $1,094 $1,349 N/A Carnival Breeze March 27, 2021
April 24, 2021 $809 $959 N/A N/A Carnival Breeze April 24, 2021
11 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Baltimore, MD
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas
Departure: Baltimore, MD
Arrival: Baltimore, MD
Duration: 11 Nights
Ports: Baltimore, Maryland; Cruising; Labadee Private Resort, Haiti; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Kitts Island; Cruising; Baltimore, Maryland
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 29, 2020 $749 $850 $1,702 $2,829 Grandeur of the Seas October 29, 2020
10 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From New York, NY
Ship: Sky Princess
Departure: New York, NY
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 10 Nights
Ports: New York, NY; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Kitts Island; Aruba Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 5, 2020 $1,099 $1,469 $1,362 $1,699 Sky Princess November 5, 2020
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Harmony of the Seas
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Cruising; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Saint Kitts Island; Cruising; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 8, 2020 $653 $815 $784 $6,861 Harmony of the Seas November 8, 2020
December 6, 2020 $795 $928 $1,064 $5,045 Harmony of the Seas December 6, 2020
January 3, 2021 $834 $882 $931 $2,516 Harmony of the Seas January 3, 2021
January 31, 2021 $834 $902 $950 $2,221 Harmony of the Seas January 31, 2021
February 28, 2021 $834 $930 $988 $2,158 Harmony of the Seas February 28, 2021
March 28, 2021 $1,094 $1,148 $1,186 $5,656 Harmony of the Seas March 28, 2021
April 25, 2021 $1,061 $1,174 $1,318 $2,382 Harmony of the Seas April 25, 2021
11 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Baltimore, MD
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas
Departure: Baltimore, MD
Arrival: Baltimore, MD
Duration: 11 Nights
Ports: Baltimore, Maryland; Cruising; Labadee Private Resort, Haiti; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Kitts Island; Cruising; Baltimore, Maryland
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 9, 2020 $720 $802 $1,616 $2,764 Grandeur of the Seas November 9, 2020
21 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Nieuw Statendam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 21 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Fort-De-France, Martinique; Saint Kitts Island; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Aruba Island; Amber Cove (Puerta Plata), Dominica; Grand Turk Island; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 11, 2020 $2,379 $2,809 $3,609 $4,659 Nieuw Statendam November 11, 2020
January 6, 2021 $2,899 $3,649 $3,899 $5,999 Nieuw Statendam January 6, 2021
February 17, 2021 $2,999 $3,799 $4,099 $6,299 Nieuw Statendam February 17, 2021

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