St Johns cruise port is located in the West Indies in the Caribbean. It is the capital of Antigua and Barbuda on the main Leeward Island. St Johns covers a total area of approx 10 km2 (4 ml2) and has a population of around 81,800 inhabitants (2011 census). It is also the commercial centre of the nation and chief port of Antigua island.
- St Johns is one of the most developed municipalities in Lesser Antilles. The port city is famous for its shopping malls and boutiques selling haute-couture clothing and designer jewellery. There are also independent establishments, selling fashions.
- St Johns attracts tourists from the cruise ships that dock in the harbour at Redcliffe Quay and Heritage Quay several times per week, as well as from the resorts on the island.
- The investment banking industry features strong presence in the city. Some of the major world financial institutions have their offices in St Johns.
- Antigua Rum Distillery, which is the only rum distillery on the island is situated at the Citadel. Annual production yields over 180,000 gallons bottled.
- There are a number of museums, including Museum of Antigua & Barbuda and Museum of Marine Art, small facility containing volcanic stones, fossilised bedrock, petrified wood, artefacts from English shipwrecks and a collection of over 10,000 shells.
- The skyline of the city is dominated by the baroque towers of St Johns Cathedral.
- The Botanical Garden is close to the intersection of Independence Avenue and Factory Road.
- St Johns Antigua Light is the port's lighthouse situated in the harbour.
- Fort James is at the entrance to St Johns harbour. Other forts located nearby include Fort Charles, Fort George, Fort Berkeley, Fort Barrington and Fort Shirley.
- The Government House is Governor's residence, 19th century parsonage building. It's included on 2018 World Monuments Fund's list of monuments at risk.
- Antigua attracts tourists with its natural beauty and finest resorts. Celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Eric Clapton and Giorgio Armani own private residends on the island.
- St Johns cruise port has a deep water harbor and welcomes some of the largest ships tn the world. Major cruise lines including Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruises, Disney, Celebrity, Princess and Norwegian cruise lines use St Johns cruise port as a port of call in their itineraries.
Highlights: St John's, Nelson's Dockyard, beaches
St Johns cruise terminal
Saint Johns Antigua cruise port has max capacity of 4 large-sized ships at a time. Most ships are berthed at the Heritage Quay pier - the newest and largest of the two cruise ship quays.
When the port has scheduled more than 4 cruise vessels at a time, some of the ships are berthed at Deep Water Harbour Terminal. This facility is located approx 1,5 km (1 ml) the town.
Sometimes, smaller-sized cruise ships anchor at the English Harbour, located on the island's southern coast.
The 2-story cruise terminal building has numerous duty-free shops selling electronics, jewelery, liquors, tobaccos / cigars, designer clothing and watches, local music, fine china and crystal, cosmetics, perfumes, sport equipment, swimwear. Shopping is easy as there are no restrictions once you proof your travel status.
At the Heritage Quay terminal there are also specialty restaurants and bars. Heritage Quay's last renovation was in December 2006.
The second St Johns port's cruise ship terminal is located at one of town's oldest parts, dating back from the 17th century. The docking area used to be among the busiest Caribbean trading centers in the 18th century. The Redliffe Quay terminal has boutiques, bars, cafes, restaurants.
St Johns tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
- Beaches: Antigua is famous with the fact that there are 365 beaches – a different one for each day of the year.
- St John’ Cathedral: major landmark. It dates from 1683 when it was just a wooden structure. It was rebuilt several times since than. Now it is stunning building with impressive Baroque towers.
- Museum of Antigua and Barbuda: explore the islands’ history. Located at Long Street.
- Nelson’s Dockyard National Park: tour the area. You can also visit the Dockyard Museum and the Admiral’s House Museum. Another landmark of the park is the Clarence House.
- Fig Tree Drive: if you have more time, you should definitely try it. The drive follows the southern coast of Antigua and you can enjoy the amazing local live going through fishing villages, farmlands or beautiful rainforest. ”Fig” is the local name for banana tree.
Port St Johns 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 St Johns, Antigua. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
The St Johns 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 St Johns, Antigua.
If you lose the St Johns 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.