Castries (St Lucia Island)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
Bahamas - Caribbean - Bermuda

Local Time
00:40 21 Jan 2018

Coordinates
14.01128 N, -60.99297 W

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Saint Lucia is a sovereign island country in eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic. Part of Lesser Antilles, it is situated north/northeast of the Saint Vincent island, northwest of Barbados, south of Martinique. Saint Lucia covers a land area of 238 sq.miles (617 km2) and has a population of 174,000. Its capital is Castries.

Castries cruise port

The French were the first European settlers on the island. In 1660 they signed a treaty with the native Carib Indians. From 1663 to 1667 England took control of the island. In ensuing years, it was 14 times at war with France, and rule of the isle changed frequently (it was 7 times each ruled by the British and French). The British took definitive control of Saint Lucia in 1814. Because it switched so often between French and British control, Saint Lucia was also famous as the "Helen of the West Indies".

Castries (St Lucia) cruise port

From 1958 to 1962, Saint Lucia was a member of the Federation of the West Indies. On February 22, 1979 it became an independent state of the Commonwealth of Nations that is associated with the UK. Saint Lucia is a mixed jurisdiction: it has a legal system based in part on both English common law and the civil law. The Civil Code of St.Lucia of 1867 was based on Quebec Civil Code (1866), as supplemented by English common law-style legislation. It's also a member of La Francophonie. 

Castries is the capital and biggest city of Saint Lucia. The quarter with the same name has population around 70,000 and stretches over an area of 31 ml2 (80 km2). Castries is located in flood gut and built on reclaimed land, housing the seat of government and head offices of foreign and local businesses. City's design is in grid pattern. Its harbour receives cargo vessels, cruise ships and ferries.

In 2017, Port Castries reported a 19,4% increase in cruise ship tourists (over 2016).


Highlights: Windward Island, Castries, the Pitons, La Soufriere volcano

Castries cruise terminal

Cruise ships to Saint Lucia Island dock (anchor) at Castries - port town on the northwestern coast.

Castries (St Lucia) cruise ship terminal

Before entering the cruise port, ships must be first cleared by St Lucia's Airport Traffic Control Tower. This is due to the fact that the approaching vessel blocks the aerodrome's runway.

Even larger ships are able to dock at Castries. From the port, the city center is at about 15-min walking distance. Know that taxi rates are controlled by the St Lucia's government, and fairly expensive.

Other (tender) ports in St Lucia are Rodney Bay - Pigeon island (northernmost) and Soufriere (to the south).

Saint Lucia Island map (printable)

In January 2018 was completed the Port Castries expansion project. The new "dolphin berth" is located at Pointe Serafine Cruise Terminal. The new facility has capacity to handle larger cruise vessels - two Quantum-class ships berthing simultaneously (on each side of the pier). The first such RCI Royal Caribbean ship (Anthem of the Seas) had scheduled dock here on January 13, 2018. The ship was on a 12-day Caribbean cruise (itinerary Jan 7-19) roundtrip from NYC New York to San Juan (Puerto Rico)Philipsburg (St Maarten)St Johns (Antigua), Castries, Bridgetown (Barbados) and Basseterre (St Kitts). Quantum-class ships have LOA length 348 m (1142 ft) and max capacity 4800 passengers plus 1300 crew.

The Castries 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 Castries, St Lucia Island.

If you lose the Castries 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 Castries 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 Castries, St Lucia 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
MSC Fantasia(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 18:00)
Tuesday
2 January, 2018
AIDAdiva(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 19:00)
Norwegian Dawn(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Wednesday
3 January, 2018
Viking Sea(arriving at 03 Jan - departing at 03 Jan)
Adventure Of The Seas(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 18:00)
Costa Pacifica(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 19:00)
Thursday
4 January, 2018
Amadea(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Jewel Of The Seas(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Friday
5 January, 2018
Braemar(arriving at 05 Jan - departing at 05 Jan)
Mein Schiff 3(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 19:00)
Carnival Fascination(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Saturday
6 January, 2018
Marella Celebration(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Sunday
7 January, 2018
ms Koningsdam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Monday
8 January, 2018
Marella Discovery(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Norwegian Gem(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Seven Seas Explorer(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 18:00)
Tuesday
9 January, 2018
Azura(arriving at 09 Jan - departing at 09 Jan)
Celebrity Summit(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Oceania Riviera(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Wednesday
10 January, 2018
Viking Sea(arriving at 10 Jan - departing at 10 Jan)
Costa Magica(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 18:00)
Thursday
11 January, 2018
Pullmantur Zenith(arriving at 11 Jan - departing at 11 Jan)
Friday
12 January, 2018
Celebrity Eclipse(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Norwegian Dawn(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Oceania Insignia(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Saturday
13 January, 2018
Britannia(departing at 13 Jan)
Anthem of the Seas(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 18:00)
Sunday
14 January, 2018
Norwegian Breakaway(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Royal Princess(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Monday
15 January, 2018
AIDAdiva(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 19:00)
MSC Fantasia(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 18:00)
Tuesday
16 January, 2018
Silver Wind(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 21:00)
Celebrity Summit(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Disney Wonder(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Thursday
18 January, 2018
Jewel Of The Seas(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Norwegian Gem(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Friday
19 January, 2018
Braemar(arriving at 19 Jan - departing at 19 Jan)
Mein Schiff 3(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 19:00)
Serenade Of The Seas(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Celebrity Silhouette(arriving at 10:00 - departing at 18:00)
Saturday
20 January, 2018
Ventura(arriving at 20 Jan - departing at 20 Jan)
Viking Sea(arriving at 20 Jan - departing at 20 Jan)
Marella Celebration(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Sunday
21 January, 2018
ms Rotterdam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Tuesday
23 January, 2018
Azura(arriving at 23 Jan - departing at 23 Jan)
Royal Princess(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Wednesday
24 January, 2018
Celebrity Reflection(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 17:00)
Costa Magica(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 18:00)
Thursday
25 January, 2018
Pullmantur Zenith(arriving at 25 Jan - departing at 25 Jan)
Friday
26 January, 2018
Celebrity Eclipse(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Grandeur Of The Seas(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 18:00)
Saturday
27 January, 2018
Britannia(departing at 27 Jan)
Oceana(arriving at 27 Jan - departing at 27 Jan)
Marella Discovery(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Sunday
28 January, 2018
Norwegian Gem(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Monday
29 January, 2018
MSC Fantasia(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 18:00)
Tuesday
30 January, 2018
Viking Sea(arriving at 30 Jan - departing at 30 Jan)
AIDAdiva(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 19:00)
Disney Wonder(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Wednesday
31 January, 2018
Celebrity Silhouette(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
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