Basse-Terre is a port town on the southwestern coast of Guadaloupe's Basse-Terre Island - an overseas territory of France in Lesser Antilles (Eastern Caribbean). The town is the country's administrative capital and has a population of around 12,000 (urban around 45,000), ranking it the second-largest in Guadaloupe - after Pointe-a-Pitre (Grande-Terre Island).
The settlement was founded in 1635-49 by French colonists from Saint Kitts and Nevis. In 1759, Basse-Terre Island was conquered by the British, devastated, and occupied by them until 1789. In 1764 was founded Pointe-a-Pitre and soon developed as the main seaport due to its better protected from swells harbour.
In August-November 1976, 73,600 inhabitants of Basse-Terre were evacuated due to Soufriere volcano's eruptions. many evacuees never returned and relocated to Pointe-a-Pitre.
Port Basse-Terre 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 Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|19 December, 2023|