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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.

Amazing Grace and Romney Manor

Activity medium

Duration: 3 hours

Discover the connection between St Kitts and the famous hymn, ‘Amazing Grace', combined with a visit to the lovely Romney Manor.

Located just a 45 minute drive from Port Zante is the Amazing Grace Experience, just a small visitor’s centre that is devoted to an English slave trader, John Newton. The centre is voted as one of the island’s best attractions to visit by The Telegraph.

The centre depicts the poignant and little-known story of how John Newton became a changed man during a visit to St Kitts, and subsequently joined the clergy. This move led to his campaigning for the abolition of slavery and during this time several hymns were composed, one of which was ‘Amazing Grace’. During your visit, you’ll enjoy a short video and have the opportunity to browse the fascinating exhibitions and the gift shop.

Afterwards, you’ll head to Romney Manor, which is also home to the Caribelle Batik. Here, you can admire the gardens and you’ll also see a batik demonstration. Watch as the local artists produce colourful fabric apparel and perhaps make a purchase as a souvenir of your visit.

Enjoy the island scenery as you take the return drive to Port Zante.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by minibus and on foot. This tour involves around 1 hour of walking over varying terrain, including steps. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. The time spent at each venue is around 45 minutes. US Dollars are accepted for purchases.

Cockleshell Beach Break

Activity lowRefreshments includedFamily

Duration: 3½ hours

A chance to spend time on the beach and indulge in some Caribbean sunshine.

This simple transfer offers you the chance to kick off your shoes, stroll along the sandy shores and soak up the atmosphere of a typical Kittitian beach.

Your destination is Cockleshell Beach, where a beach chair awaits. Relax onto the beach and simply enjoy the sun, sea and sand.

During your visit you’ll be served a refreshing fruit punch at the Spice Mill restaurant.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by minibus. This tour is inclusive of transfers, beach chair and a complimentary drink. Passengers are reminded to wear swimwear, take a towel and sunscreen. Beach umbrellas are not included but may be available for hire, payable locally. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to swimming. There may be independent suppliers on the beach that offer watersports. These are provided by parties unconnected to P&O Cruises. The beach is public and therefore may become busy.

Cockleshell Beach Break

Carambola Beach Break

Activity medium

Duration: 4 hours

Relax at Carambola Beach Club, ideally located on South Friars Beach

Travel along in the virgin landscape of the S.E. Peninsula to one of the most pristine beaches on the island “South Friars Beach”. With the mountains of the Southeast Peninsula as a picturesque backdrop, Carambola Beach Club is a high-end beach club ideally located on a beautiful stretch of beach gently lapped by the calm, turquoise Caribbean Sea.

Feel the warm sand beneath your toes, bask in the gentle breeze and enjoy the fresh sea air from the comfort of your lounge chair. On arrival enjoy your welcome fruit punch as you choose your lounge chair.

On the beachfront, there are umbrellas for rent, as well as aqua sports facilities and Wi-Fi access.

Essential information

This excursion operates by minibus and on foot. Please wear swimwear, take a towel and sunscreen. Beach umbrellas are not included but may be available for hire, payable locally. There may be independent suppliers on the beach that offer watersports. These are provided by parties unconnected to P&O Cruises.

Carambola Beach Break

Caribbean Cuisine

Activity mediumMeal included

Duration: 3½ hours

A unique culinary experience that provides you with the opportunity to learn the true art of Caribbean cooking.

Savour the delicious flavours of West Indian cooking and discover the ingredients that make up some of these wonderful dishes and the history behind them. Whether you are a seasoned cook or simply a lover of tasty cuisine, this tour will appeal to you.

A brief drive takes you to Fairview Great House for a cooking demonstration. Regional dishes are prepared before your eyes, by a historian cook who will enlighten you with tales of the history of this unique cuisine and share with you some old and new recipes. During the demonstration you will learn how the dishes have developed by using Old and New World foods with African, European and Indian cooking methods.

The mouth watering aromas are sure to give you an appetite, so tuck into the dishes and sample the delights of the Caribbean for yourself! As you enjoy the delicious cuisine, a homemade refreshment will be served as the perfect accompaniment.

Afterwards enjoy some free time to explore the Great House and discover how life was during colonial times, or take a stroll through the beautiful botanical gardens.

As a souvenir of your tour, you will receive a copy of the recipes for the dishes that were prepared.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by mini-bus. There are approximately 10 steps at the entrance to the room where the cooking demonstration is held.

Fairview House and Afternoon Tea

Activity mediumRefreshments included

Duration: 3 hours

Spend a couple of hours at a charming traditional West Indian Great House and enjoy an afternoon tea surrounded by a tropical garden.

Your tour begins with a narrated drive around historic Basseterre, one the oldest towns in the Eastern Caribbean. You’ll see Victorian and Georgian style architecture, important monuments such as the Berkeley Memorial Clock Tower, Independence Square (once a former slave market) with its prominent fountain and impressive centuries-old Catholic Co-Cathedral across the street.

Fairview Great House and Botanical Garden is a 300 year old estate which is believed to have been initially built in 1701 by the French. This Great House has had many owners and inhabitants over the years, each leaving their mark and contributing to the unique history of the property. A recent restoration of the property has enhanced its old world charm and romance.

After touring the Great House, you’ll walking across the stone bridge where you’ll enter the tropical botanical Garden. Various signs around the garden will provide a description of the plants and trees as well as unique characteristics about them.

Afterwards, relax and take in the stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and Nevis (St. Kitts’ sister island) while enjoying a delicious Fairview afternoon tea.

Don’t forget to peek inside the gift shop and pick up some keepsakes that will remind you of this unique experience for years to come.

Essential information

This tour will operate by coach minibus and on foot.

 

A selection of cruises to St. Kitts

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