Castries (St Lucia Island)

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Castries cruise port

Region
Bahamas - Caribbean - Bermuda

Local Time
20:47 18 Feb 2019

Coordinates
14.01438 N, 60.9946 W

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Castries is a major port and the capital city of Saint Lucia Island - a Commonwealth country in Eastern Caribbean Sea, part of Lesser Antilles (archipelago). The island is located northeast of St Vincent island, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique. The island has land area approx 617 km2 (238 ml2) and total population around 180,000. Castries has population around 70,000.

Castries cruise port

The French were the first European settlers on the island. In 1660 they signed a treaty with the native Carib Indians. In the period 1663-1667, the island was ruled by England. In ensuing years, Britain and France engaged in wars 14 times over St Lucia, ruling over it 7 times each. The British took definitive control of Saint Lucia in 1814. Currently, St Lucia is a parliamentary monarchy and an independent (from UK) state since 1979. Country's legal system is based on both British common law and civil law.

Castries (St Lucia) cruise port

Castries is St Lucia's capital and biggest city, covering an area of 80 km2 (31 ml2), most of which is reclaimed land. The town was designed in a grid pattern. Port Castries Harbour can handle most types of vessels, including large cargo ships (bulk carriers, boxships), ferries and cruise liners. Yachts may also dock, but as all other vessels, they must first clear customs. When customs marine area is full, boats first anchor and wait at port's quarantine dock, then can anchor in the town or Vigie Creek Bay.

In 2017, the cruise port reported a 19,4% increase (over 2016) in passenger shipping traffic.

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

Saint Lucia Island map (cruise ports)

The city is served by George Charles Airport (aka Vigie Airport). Longer international flights arrive at island's second international airport Hewanorra Airport (Vieux-Fort), with drive time to Castries ~1,5 hours. Optional helicopter service between both airports is also available. Vigie Airport is located just 2 km (1 ml) north of Castries Town and has annual passenger traffic around 400,000. The airport serves Air Antilles, Air Caraibes, Air Sunshine, Caribbean Airlines, InterCaribbean Airways, and LIAT (Leeward Islands Air Transport). Regularly scheduled flights connect Castries with Martinique (Fort-de-France) Guadeloupe (Pointe-a-Pitre), Dominica (Marigot), St Croix (Christiansted), Trinidad (Port of Spain), BVI (Tortola), Antigua (St Johns), Barbados, Grenadines (St Vincent).

Regularly scheduled ferries connect Castries with Fort-de-France (Martinique). Best-known tourist attractions and landmarks include Derek Walcott Square, City Library, Government House, Fort Charlotte, large beaches (Vigie, Malabar, Choc, La Toc).

Castries cruise terminal

Cruise ships to Saint Lucia Island dock at Castries - port town on the northwestern coast. Before entering the cruise port, vessels must be first cleared by St Lucia's Airport Traffic Control Tower. This is required as the approaching liner blocks aerodrome's runway. All passenger ships dock at Pointe Seraphine, located to the north of Castries Harbour.

Castries (St Lucia) cruise ship terminal

Even world's largest passenger liners can be berthed in Port Castries. From the seaport, downtown is at ~15-min walking distance. Know that taxi rates are controlled by country's government and are fairly expensive.

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
1 February, 2019
Friday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Sea
1 February, 2019
Friday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Summit10:0018:00
2 February, 2019
Saturday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Explorer08:0018:00
3 February, 2019
Sunday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Dawn08:0017:00
3 February, 2019
Sunday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAperla08:0018:00
4 February, 2019
Monday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineAzura
4 February, 2019
Monday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Preziosa08:0018:00
5 February, 2019
Tuesday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Spirit08:0016:00
5 February, 2019
Tuesday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Celebration08:0018:00
6 February, 2019
Wednesday
Costa Cruises Cruises cruise lineCosta Magica07:0018:00
7 February, 2019
Thursday
Seabourn Cruises cruise lineSeabourn Odyssey08:0018:00
7 February, 2019
Thursday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Fascination08:0017:00
8 February, 2019
Friday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 507:0019:00
8 February, 2019
Friday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineGrandeur Of The Seas09:0018:00
9 February, 2019
Saturday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineBritannia
9 February, 2019
Saturday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineAnthem of the Seas07:0018:00
10 February, 2019
Sunday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineCrown Princess07:0016:00
11 February, 2019
Monday
Fred Olsen Cruises cruise lineBraemar
11 February, 2019
Monday
Windstar Cruises cruise lineStar Pride07:0022:00
11 February, 2019
Monday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Spirit08:0021:00
12 February, 2019
Tuesday
Oceania Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceania Riviera07:0017:00
12 February, 2019
Tuesday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Dawn13:0019:00
13 February, 2019
Wednesday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Reflection08:0018:00
14 February, 2019
Thursday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Fascination08:0017:00
15 February, 2019
Friday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAperla08:0018:00
15 February, 2019
Friday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Silhouette09:0018:00
16 February, 2019
Saturday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineSerenade Of The Seas08:0017:00
16 February, 2019
Saturday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Explorer08:0018:00
17 February, 2019
Sunday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Rotterdam08:0016:00
17 February, 2019
Sunday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Koningsdam08:0016:00
18 February, 2019
Monday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineAzura
18 February, 2019
Monday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Preziosa08:0018:00
19 February, 2019
Tuesday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Spirit08:0017:00
19 February, 2019
Tuesday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Celebration08:0018:00
20 February, 2019
Wednesday
Costa Cruises Cruises cruise lineCosta Magica07:0018:00
20 February, 2019
Wednesday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Gem08:0017:00
20 February, 2019
Wednesday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineFreedom Of The Seas09:0018:00
21 February, 2019
Thursday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Sea
21 February, 2019
Thursday
Seabourn Cruises cruise lineSeabourn Odyssey08:0018:00
21 February, 2019
Thursday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Fascination08:0017:00
22 February, 2019
Friday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 507:0019:00
23 February, 2019
Saturday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineBritannia
25 February, 2019
Monday
Windstar Cruises cruise lineStar Pride07:0022:00
26 February, 2019
Tuesday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Dawn08:0017:00
28 February, 2019
Thursday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Fascination08:0017:00

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