Cruise Ports Of St. Thomas USVI

St. Thomas is the most populated of the U.S. Virgin Islands and is a major port of call for Caribbean cruise itineraries. There are two widely separated cruise ship docks so you should try and check out where your ship will tie up. It will either be Crown Bay that’s west of Charlotte Amalie orContinue reading “Cruise Ports Of St. Thomas USVI”

Port of Call St. Kitts W.I.

St. Kitts and Nevis St.Kitts and Nevis are a twin island, independent Caribbean nation. Saint Kitts became home to the first Caribbean British and French colonies in the mid-1620s. Along with the Nevis, Saint Kitts was a member of the British West Indies until getting independence in September 1983. The town of Basseterre is theContinue reading “Port of Call St. Kitts W.I.”

Port of Call Grand Cayman

General – George Town, Grand Cayman is a major cruise destination for Western Caribbean cruises. It is a modern town with good duty free shopping along with a number of good tour itineraries. The port requires tendering but the tender pier is right in town. Transportation – There are basically three ways to get aroundContinue reading “Port of Call Grand Cayman”

Dominica & Grenada Cruise Ports

Once an out-of-the-way island, Grenada is gaining in popularity as a cruise port of call. The capital of St. George is considered by many as one of the Caribbean’s most picturesque towns wrapping around a half-moon shaped harbor. Called the spice island it is also a great place to shop for nutmeg and other spices.Continue reading “Dominica & Grenada Cruise Ports”

The Port Of Nassau, Bahamas

A favorite port for three and four day cruises out of Florida as well as returning longer cruises, Nassau has a lot to offer. Where You’re Ship Docks Cruise ships dock at Prince George Wharf, sometimes as many as five are there at once. The wharf is located right in downtown Nassau with a largeContinue reading “The Port Of Nassau, Bahamas”

Port of San Juan Puerto Rico

In the Caribbean there are a couple of cruise departure locations but its main cruise port is San Juan Puerto Rico. This port provides a large natural harbor and perhaps the largest international airport in the region. San Juan is a big metropolitan area with beaches, resort hotels and casinos but the focus for mostContinue reading “Port of San Juan Puerto Rico”

Port of Call Antigua, W.I.

General – The sovereign state of Antigua & Barbuda is located in the middle of the Leeward Islands chain, between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. In 2017, most of Barbuda’s infrastructure was destroyed by Hurricane Irma and the population was evacuated to Antigua. Rebuilding has been a slow and painful process as resourcesContinue reading “Port of Call Antigua, W.I.”

Barbados Port of Call

Barbados is a popular port of call on Southern Caribbean itineraries. General– Barbados is in the Lesser Antilles, the eastern most island in the Caribbean. It is an independent British Commonwealth nation, bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by the Caribbean Sea. Barbados is also a popular departure portContinue reading “Barbados Port of Call”

Seven Day Caribbean Itineraries

Popular Caribbean Cruises  If you are looking for a little bigger taste of the Caribbean than those three or four night cruises, the next step up is the week-long cruise. The major cruise lines typically divide their itineraries between east and west Caribbean. The east usually includes St. Thomas and the Dutch side of SintContinue reading “Seven Day Caribbean Itineraries”

Sint Maarten Port of Call

General – This island is divided into two parts, Sint Maarten is the Dutch side while Saint Martin is the French side. It is a favorite cruise destination because the cruise port can handle several large cruise ships at one time. Where You’re Docked – The cruise ships dock on the Dutch side close toContinue reading “Sint Maarten Port of Call”