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Saint Lucia Island (scroll down for cruise itineraries)

 
Introduction

Located in the southeastern part of the Caribbean Sea, Saint Lucia is a small island country that is part of the Lesser Antilles. A favorite stop for cruise ships, the island offers visitors innumerable opportunities for adventure and exploration, from tropical rainforests and breathtaking waterfalls to ancient ruins and extraordinary botanical gardens. For those wanting to make a stop at a smaller, less populated region during a Caribbean cruise, Saint Lucia is the perfect choice.

Where the Ship Docks

Cruise ships arrive in the main harbor of Castries, the largest community and capital city of Saint Lucia. The vessels dock at Place Carenage or nearby Pointe Seraphine, both of which are part of the main waterfront area of the city. The docks are within easy walking distance to the central business district and there are both taxis and public transportation available at either location. Duty-free shops for souvenirs can be found near both of the anchorage points and there are a number of visitor-friendly trinket stores in and around the waterfront area and on the main streets of town.

What to See and Do

Castries itself is certainly worth a detailed walking tour, but the main attraction in Saint Lucia is the natural beauty of the island itself. Getting out of town and seeing the magnificent rain forests is a popular excursion for most cruise tourists. Much of the island is protected as a natural preserve, with the Saint Lucia National Rain Forest covering a good deal of the total land area. Hiking trails are abundant and visitors will find no shortage of vantage points for taking memorable photos. Somewhat more mountainous than many other Caribbean islands, Saint Lucia's most famous natural landmark is the Twin Pitons, a double peak located in the southern part of the island, while the nearby Soufriere Drive-In Volcano attracts thousands annually to its active sulfur pools. The Diamond Botanical Gardens and Waterfall is one of the loveliest collections of floral species in the West Indies and also contains mineral baths near the waterfall. Pigeon Island, located at the northwest end of Saint Lucia, is a great place for families to spend an afternoon. Here visitors find a complete interpretive center that details the island's history, excellent walking trails that offer views of the sea and mainland, and plenty of ruins to explore, most of them part of the forts originally erected as separate factions fought for control of the island in its colonial days. Horseback riding, snorkeling and even helicopter tours are also popular activities for those arriving on cruise ships to Saint Lucia.

Eating/Drinking

Fresh seafood dominates the menu at most of the fine restaurants on Saint Lucia, especially in the capital city of Castries. A good choice for lunch would be The Charthouse, which overlooks Rodney Bay not far from the docks and offering up an excellent combination of steaks, seafood and salads. The Green Parrot, located on Morne Fortune directly above Castries Harbor is a great place for both lunch and dinner and has a widely diverse menu that includes Creole favorites, West Indian originals and many international delights. At the Ladera Resort in Soufriere one can enjoy the very best in Caribbean cuisine at the Dasheene Restaurant, where a delightful mix of authentic recipes awaits. This is considered by many the best seafood restaurant on the island and also has the best views of the town and waterfront. Visitors will also find a good selection of snacks at the many open air cafes near the cruise ship docks, where soups, salads and fresh fruits are always available.

Getting Around

The cruise docks are adjacent to the center of Castries, but visitors will need to take a taxi, public bus or rental car to access the island's natural treasures. Taxi service is plentiful and there are a good number of public bus routes. Taxi prices can be negotiated with the vehicle operator. The bus lines do not run on a set schedule but wait at major stops until full. Also visitors cannot rent a car in Saint Lucia unless they either have an international permit or purchase a temporary one while on the island.

Miscellaneous But Important

English is the official language of the island. The monetary unit is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, although U.S. Dollars are often accepted. The island has a good number of ATMs for currency exchange. If an international telephone call needs to be placed, most visitors will use the Internet cafe at the Caribbean Travel Agency on Micoud Street in Castries.

 
The map of Saint Lucia island.

The map of Saint Lucia island.


Here is a view of Twin Pitons, perhaps the most famous location on St. Lucia island.

Here is a view of Twin Pitons, perhaps the most famous location on St. Lucia island.


Castries, the capital of St. Lucia, from a hill-top.

Castries, the capital of St. Lucia, from a hill-top.


A scene of a waterfall in one of the lush rain forests of St. Lucia.

A scene of a waterfall in one of the lush rain forests of St. Lucia.


The Diamond Botanical Garden is a beautiful place to spend couple of hours.

The Diamond Botanical Garden is a beautiful place to spend couple of hours.

 

Cruises to Saint Lucia Island


14 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Pointe A Pitre, Gdlp.
Ship: Costa Favolosa
Departure: Pointe A Pitre, Gdlp.
Arrival: Pointe A Pitre, Gdlp.
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Pointe A Pitre, Guadeloupe; Kralendijk; Aruba Island; Curacao; St George Grenada; Fort De France, Martinique; Pointe A Pitre, Guadeloupe; Tobago Scarborough; Kingstown, Saint Vincent & Gre; Bridgetown (Barbados); Saint Lucia Island; Fort De France, Martinique; Pointe A Pitre, Guadeloupe
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 22, 2021 $1,529 $1,729 $2,229 $3,309 Costa Favolosa January 22, 2021
March 5, 2021 $1,429 $1,629 $2,129 N/A Costa Favolosa March 5, 2021
14 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Zaandam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Amber Cove (Puerta Plata), Dominica; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Fort-De-France, Martinique; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Aruba Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 23, 2021 $1,899 $1,999 $3,799 $6,799 Zaandam January 23, 2021
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Celebrity Summit
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; At Sea; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Kitts Island; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 23, 2021 $1,604 $1,794 $2,004 $4,009 Celebrity Summit January 23, 2021
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Enchantment of the Seas
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Tortola, B.V.I.; Saint Kitts Island; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Fort De France, Martinique; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 23, 2021 $687 $746 $1,158 $1,937 Enchantment of the Seas January 23, 2021
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Norwegian Epic
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Aruba Island; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Kralendijk; Saint Lucia Island; Basseterre; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 24, 2021 $649 N/A $899 $1,349 Norwegian Epic January 24, 2021
January 31, 2021 $779 N/A $1,149 $1,279 Norwegian Epic January 31, 2021
February 21, 2021 $599 N/A $949 $1,199 Norwegian Epic February 21, 2021
March 7, 2021 $799 N/A $1,299 $1,499 Norwegian Epic March 7, 2021
March 14, 2021 $849 N/A $1,329 $1,529 Norwegian Epic March 14, 2021
March 21, 2021 $599 N/A $899 $1,199 Norwegian Epic March 21, 2021
March 28, 2021 $599 N/A $849 $1,199 Norwegian Epic March 28, 2021
April 4, 2021 $629 N/A $1,129 $1,299 Norwegian Epic April 4, 2021
11 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Bayonne, NJ
Ship: Anthem of the Seas
Departure: Bayonne, NJ
Arrival: Bayonne, NJ
Duration: 11 Nights
Ports: Cape Liberty, Bayonne, New Jersey; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Saint Kitts Island; Cruising; Cape Liberty, Bayonne, New Jersey
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 26, 2021 $1,030 $1,065 $1,463 $3,403 Anthem of the Seas January 26, 2021
January 20, 2022 $1,075 $1,337 $1,666 $2,906 Anthem of the Seas January 20, 2022
January 31, 2022 $1,152 $1,401 $1,709 $3,084 Anthem of the Seas January 31, 2022
14 Nights Caribbean Cruise From New York, NY
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Departure: New York, NY
Arrival: New York, NY
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: New York, NY; Puerto Plata; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Basseterre; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; St. John's, Antigua; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; New York, NY
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 28, 2021 $1,499 $1,899 $3,049 $3,469 Norwegian Gem January 28, 2021
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Pointe A Pitre, Gdlp.
Ship: Costa Favolosa
Departure: Pointe A Pitre, Gdlp.
Arrival: Pointe A Pitre, Gdlp.
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Pointe A Pitre, Guadeloupe; Tobago Scarborough; Kingstown, Saint Vincent & Gre; Bridgetown (Barbados); Saint Lucia Island; Fort De France, Martinique; Pointe A Pitre, Guadeloupe
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 29, 2021 $749 $849 $1,099 $1,299 Costa Favolosa January 29, 2021
February 19, 2021 $749 $849 $1,099 $1,299 Costa Favolosa February 19, 2021
March 12, 2021 $749 $849 N/A N/A Costa Favolosa March 12, 2021
14 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Pointe A Pitre, Gdlp.
Ship: Costa Favolosa
Departure: Pointe A Pitre, Gdlp.
Arrival: Pointe A Pitre, Gdlp.
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Pointe A Pitre, Guadeloupe; Tobago Scarborough; Kingstown, Saint Vincent & Gre; Bridgetown (Barbados); Saint Lucia Island; Fort De France, Martinique; Pointe A Pitre, Guadeloupe; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; St. Maarten; St. John's, Antigua; Dominica; Fort De France, Martinique; Pointe A Pitre, Guadeloupe
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 29, 2021 $1,429 $1,629 $2,129 $2,849 Costa Favolosa January 29, 2021
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Celebrity Summit
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts Island; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; At Sea; Oranjestad; At Sea; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 30, 2021 $1,549 $1,759 $1,996 $3,920 Celebrity Summit January 30, 2021

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