Castries (St Lucia Island)

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Castries cruise port

Region
Bahamas - Caribbean - Bermuda

Local Time
01:59 19 Nov 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).

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.

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.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
6 November, 2018
Tuesday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineArcadia
7 November, 2018
Wednesday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineBritannia
8 November, 2018
Thursday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Fascination08:0017:00
8 November, 2018
Thursday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Breeze08:0017:00
9 November, 2018
Friday
Oceania Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceania Sirena12:0020:00
11 November, 2018
Sunday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Sea
11 November, 2018
Sunday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Rotterdam08:0016:00
12 November, 2018
Monday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Equinox08:0017:00
13 November, 2018
Tuesday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineAzura
13 November, 2018
Tuesday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Pride08:0017:00
15 November, 2018
Thursday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Fascination08:0017:00
16 November, 2018
Friday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 507:0019:00
16 November, 2018
Friday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineGrandeur Of The Seas09:0018:00
17 November, 2018
Saturday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineBritannia
18 November, 2018
Sunday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Spirit08:0023:00
20 November, 2018
Tuesday
Regent Seven Seas Cruises cruise lineSeven Seas Navigator07:0016:00
20 November, 2018
Tuesday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Gem08:0017:00
20 November, 2018
Tuesday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Sun13:0019:00
21 November, 2018
Wednesday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Summit08:0017:00
21 November, 2018
Wednesday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Reflection08:0018:00
21 November, 2018
Wednesday
Cruise and Maritime Voyages Cruises cruise lineMarco Polo09:0023:00
22 November, 2018
Thursday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Jade08:0017:00
22 November, 2018
Thursday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Fascination08:0017:00
23 November, 2018
Friday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineOriana
23 November, 2018
Friday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Silhouette09:0018:00
24 November, 2018
Saturday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineSerenade Of The Seas08:0017:00
24 November, 2018
Saturday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Explorer08:0018:00
25 November, 2018
Sunday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAperla08:0018:00
26 November, 2018
Monday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineAzura
26 November, 2018
Monday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Koningsdam08:0016:00
26 November, 2018
Monday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineJewel Of The Seas08:0017:00
28 November, 2018
Wednesday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Whisper09:0023:00
28 November, 2018
Wednesday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineFreedom Of The Seas09:0018:00
29 November, 2018
Thursday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Fascination08:0017:00
30 November, 2018
Friday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 507:0019:00

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