Charlestown cruise port is on Nevis Island - part of Lesser Antilles (Leeward Islands, West Indies, Caribbean). Nevis and the neighbouring St Kitts Island form the British dependency "Saint Kitts and Nevis", with capital city Basseterre (on St Kitts). Nevis Island is approx 80 km (50 ml) west of Antigua and 350 km (215 ml) southeast of Puerto Rico. By area (93 km2 / 36 ml2) and population (around 55,000) this country is ranked Western Hemisphere's smallest nation.
Nevis Island's population is around 12,000, most of whom live in Charlestown. Bot hislands (Nevis and Saint Kitts) are separated by a 3-km (2 ml) wide shallow channel. On Nevis Island's western and northern coastlines are lined up beautiful beaches with white coral sand mixed with black and brown sand (washed down from volcanic rocks).
Charlestown cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Nevis Island anchor in open sea and transport their passengers to Port Charlestown's pier via the ship's tender boats.