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About St. Kitts

If you have ever dreamt of the classic Caribbean island, chances are it looked a lot like St. Kitts. You will recognise that mixture of deserted beaches, sleepy villages, lush rainforest greenery and sugarcane fields and maybe even the mini-mountain range with a dormant volcano in its midst.

 

Yet the first thing you will see when the ship docks is pretty much brand new: St. Kitts cruise terminal and marina complex - a collection of shops, bars, restaurants and gardens. Once through that, though, you can explore the back streets and impressively restored Georgian buildings of the capital, Basseterre.

 

Independent since 1983, St. Kitts covers just 65 square miles but has its own World Heritage site: Brimstone Hill fortress.  Another option for St. Kitts cruise visitors is the 45-minute ferry to sister island Nevis.

 

Shore excursions in St. Kitts

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

St Kitts Railway

Activity lowRefreshments included

Duration: 3 hours

Join the St Kitts’ narrow gauge railway train for a unique journey along the northeastern coastline of this beautiful island.

Built between 1912 and 1926 to deliver sugar cane from the fields to Basseterre, the railway provides a fascinating way to see some of the island from the comfort of custom built sightseeing railcars.

After a brief drive to Needsmust Station, you’ll board the train. Heading north along the coastline, you’ll roll across tall bridges and gently wind your way through villages and farms and see the light green fields of cane.

The unique railcars feature an upper level with a spacious open-air observation deck and air-conditioned seating on the lower level. Each car has a service bar and restrooms. During the journey, you’ll be treated to musical entertainment, a colourful narrative history of the island and complimentary drinks.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by minibus and train. Passengers must be able to negotiate steps on and off the train and bus. There are approximately 8 steps leading to the upper level of the train. Seats on the upper level cannot be guaranteed. This tour may operate either by train from Needsmust to the substation returning by bus, or vice versa. Total time on the train will be approximately 2 hours.

The Best of St Kitts

Activity medium

Duration: 3 hours

Capture the highlights and scenery of this charming island and see the art of batik.

Enjoy a scenic drive through Basseterre along the only main road. En route you’ll see Mount Liamuiga and pass by Bloody Point, where over 2,000 Carib Indians were massacred in 1626. You’ll also pass by the Roman Catholic Cathedral and St George’s Anglican Church, with its massive bell tower and steeple.

The highlight of your tour will no doubt be the UNESCO World Heritage site of Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park. This magnificent fortress sits impressively atop 38 acres of limestone and sulphur composites, with spectacular views over the St Kitts mountain range, sugar cane fields, Caribbean Sea and neighbouring islands. Designed by the British and built by slaves, the Fortress is testimony to European colonial expansion, the African slave trade and the emergence of new societies in the Caribbean.

See the ruins of the old Wingfield Sugar Estate and the lush rainforest gardens of Romney Manor. Enjoy the many tropical plants and flowers as you stroll in the peaceful gardens. At this lovely location, local artists produce fabric and apparel. You’ll see a batik demonstration and have a chance to purchase a few souvenirs of your visit.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by minibus and on foot. This tour involves approximately 1 hour of walking. There are approximately 50 steps and some uneven ground to negotiate at the Fortress. An orientation room with video and audio recording is at ground level at Brimstone Hill.

 

A selection of cruises to St. Kitts

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