Basseterre (St Kitts Island)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

Rating:

Region
Bahamas - Caribbean - Bermuda

Local Time
01:47 23 Jan 2018

Coordinates
17.29054 N, -62.72348 W

  Port Map

Basseterre's cruise port is Port Zante. The city is capital of Saint Kitts and Nevis (located in the West Indies, Caribbean Sea). Port Zante is located in a bay on the St Kitts Island's southwestern coast.

Basseterre (St Kitts Island) cruise port

Basseterre City (population around 13,000) is one of the oldest in the Eastern Caribbean. It was established by France in 1627, under Pierre Belain d'Esnambuc (1585-1637).

Port Basseterre is one of Leeward Islands' major commercial seaports.

  • For season 2015-2016, Port Zante reported a total of 373 cruise ship calls bringing 913,716 passengers.
  • Season 2016-2017 was a record breaker with a total of 1,125927 million cruise passengers and 569 ship calls.
  • On January 12, 2017, the Sant Kitts Island was visited by 6 cruise ships with total capacity of over 16,000 passengers. These vessels were the Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas and Freedom of the Seas, Princess Cruises Regal Princess, AIDA Cruises AIDAluna, Thomson's / Marella Cruises Marella Discovery, and also the top-luxury mega yact SeaDream (docked at Nevis Island).

Highlights: Basseterre, Brimstone Hill Fort

Basseterre cruise terminal

Cruise ships to St Kitts Island dock (anchor) at Basseterre.

  • Deep Water Harbour (Port Basseterre) is capable of both berthing and hosting of cruise ships or handling of cargo. It is located to the Bay's extreme East.
  • Basseterre Bay is also home to bustling ferry operations between Charlestown and Basseterre. Numerous scheduled ferry trips are offered daily. Transportation is served by 6 ferries. Ferry service between Oranjestad (Aruba Island), Statia (Sint Eustatius Island) and Basseterre, as well as to Philipsburg (Saint Maarten) also exists, but with irregular trips.

Port Zante (on the photo below) is located in the centre of the Bay. This pier is only used for docking cruise ships. Port Zante can accommodate the world's largest cruise vessels and also features an yacht marina.

St Kitts Port Zante cruise terminal

Second (new) cruise ship pier

In September 2016 was announced that by the end of 2016 starts the construction of a new (2nd) cruise pier at Port Zante.

St Kitts Port Zante cruise port map

  • Two independent proposals were presented to the St Kitts and Nevis Government. For the project was contacted the Canadian Commercial Corporation. Before the new pier's construction, during peak season additional cruise ships had to dock at the container terminal in Bird Rock, and all cargo vessels coming into port had to wait before docking - until the cruise liners leave the terminal.
  • In November 2017, SCASPA (port authority) and Canadian Commercial Corporation signed the contract for the second cruise ship pier construction. Works were scheduled to start in early 2018, with planned completion within 18 months (opening for the 2019 cruising season).
  • The new docking pier is located west of the old pier and south of the Port Zante marina. For the building project were hired local subcontractors.
  • The new pier allows simultaneous berthing of two Oasis-class vessels, which are currently the world's biggest (LOA length 360 m, GT tonnage 227,000 tons, max capacity 6780 passengers and 2390 crew).
  • The initial pier design was for only one Oasis-class ship (project cost USD 32 million), but was later lengthened and widened (new project cost USD 48 million). The upgraded design also included larger Amina Craft Market with a dedicated parking area (for taxis and tour buses), as well as a tug boat (for docking assistance).

Basseterre tours, shore excursions, hotels

City Tours and Shore Excursions

Carambola Beach

The Basseterre cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Basseterre, St Kitts Island.

If you lose the Basseterre location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.

Port Basseterre cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Basseterre, St Kitts Island. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

Day Ships in port
Monday
1 January, 2018
Adventure Of The Seas(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Silver Wind(arriving at 14:00 - departing at 23:00)
Tuesday
2 January, 2018
Britannia(arriving at 02 Jan - departing at 02 Jan)
Jewel Of The Seas(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Costa Pacifica(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 21:00)
Wednesday
3 January, 2018
Azura(arriving at 03 Jan - departing at 03 Jan)
Royal Clipper(arriving at 03 Jan - departing at 03 Jan)
Carnival Vista(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Thursday
4 January, 2018
Celebrity Silhouette(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 17:00)
Marella Discovery(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Norwegian Dawn(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Star Pride(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 22:00)
Friday
5 January, 2018
Celebrity Summit(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
MSC Fantasia(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 19:00)
AIDAmar(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 20:00)
Saturday
6 January, 2018
Carnival Fascination(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Sunday
7 January, 2018
Crystal Esprit(arriving at 07 Jan - departing at 07 Jan)
Seven Seas Explorer(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Oceania Riviera(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 21:00)
Monday
8 January, 2018
Pullmantur Zenith(arriving at 08 Jan - departing at 08 Jan)
Seabourn Sojourn(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 17:00)
Tuesday
9 January, 2018
Norwegian Gem(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Wind Surf(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Freedom Of The Seas(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 18:00)
Wednesday
10 January, 2018
AIDAluna(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 20:00)
Costa Pacifica(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 21:00)
Thursday
11 January, 2018
Serenade Of The Seas(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 17:00)
Celebrity Summit(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Seabourn Odyssey(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Friday
12 January, 2018
Marella Celebration(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
MSC Fantasia(arriving at 12:00 - departing at 19:00)
Saturday
13 January, 2018
Viking Sea(arriving at 13 Jan - departing at 13 Jan)
Norwegian Dawn(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Royal Princess(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Sunday
14 January, 2018
Braemar(arriving at 14 Jan - departing at 14 Jan)
Oceana(arriving at 14 Jan - departing at 14 Jan)
Celebrity Summit(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 18:00)
Monday
15 January, 2018
Anthem of the Seas(arriving at 10:00 - departing at 18:00)
Tuesday
16 January, 2018
Britannia(arriving at 16 Jan - departing at 16 Jan)
Jewel Of The Seas(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Wednesday
17 January, 2018
Royal Clipper(arriving at 17 Jan - departing at 17 Jan)
Carnival Sunshine(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 15:00)
Costa Pacifica(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 21:00)
Thursday
18 January, 2018
Ventura(arriving at 18 Jan - departing at 18 Jan)
Caribbean Princess(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Marella Discovery(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Friday
19 January, 2018
Norwegian Gem(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
MSC Fantasia(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 19:00)
AIDAmar(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 20:00)
Sunday
21 January, 2018
Azura(arriving at 21 Jan - departing at 21 Jan)
Monday
22 January, 2018
Pullmantur Zenith(arriving at 22 Jan - departing at 22 Jan)
Celebrity Summit(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Disney Wonder(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Tuesday
23 January, 2018
Viking Sea(arriving at 23 Jan - departing at 23 Jan)
Wind Surf(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Celebrity Silhouette(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 18:00)
Freedom Of The Seas(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 18:00)
Wednesday
24 January, 2018
Carnival Conquest(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 17:00)
Celebrity Equinox(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
AIDAluna(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 20:00)
Costa Pacifica(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 21:00)
Friday
26 January, 2018
Marella Celebration(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
MSC Fantasia(arriving at 12:00 - departing at 19:00)
Saturday
27 January, 2018
Norwegian Gem(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Grandeur Of The Seas(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 18:00)
Sunday
28 January, 2018
Braemar(arriving at 28 Jan - departing at 28 Jan)
Monday
29 January, 2018
MSC Divina(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 18:00)
Tuesday
30 January, 2018
Britannia(arriving at 30 Jan - departing at 30 Jan)
Wednesday
31 January, 2018
Royal Clipper(arriving at 31 Jan - departing at 31 Jan)
Jewel Of The Seas(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Carnival Vista(arriving at 10:00 - departing at 20:00)
Costa Pacifica(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 21:00)
2018 January