Soufriere is a town located on the West Coast of Saint Lucia. Along with the surrounding district it has a population of around 8,000. Soufriere was established by the French and was the island's original capital.
There were large estates in Soufriere that are run by plantation owners of French origin. Their descendants still live in the region. The French Revolution (1789) resulted in lots of Royalists being executed and slaves freed. But when he came to power, Napoleon reintroduced slavery. The British invaded Saint Lucia shortly after, but until 1803 the French deserters and slaves fought them in guerrilla campaign. Then they were defeated and Saint Lucia became a British colony.
Over the years, Soufriere has had to deal with a wealth of hurricanes: in 1780, 1817, 1831, 1898, 1980, as well as a major fire in 1955 and earthquake in 1991. Many of the events have had to result in Soufriere being rebuilt several times.
Local attractions include The Pitons (Petit Piton and Gros Piton) - a pair of giant volcanic plugs situated south of Soufriere that are UNESCO World Heritage Site; Fond Doux Estate - a plantation where cacao is still processed; Soufriere Estate (Diamond Estate) - an old colonial estate, home to sulphur baths, botanical garden and Diamond Falls; St Lucia's Rainforest - with abundant wildlife and a few waterfalls including Enbas Saut Falls; Anse Chastanet resort and Sulphur Springs. Soufriere is situated within the caldera of dormant Qualibou volcano and the region is geothermally active. There are numerous fumaroles and hot springs.
Soufriere cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Saint Lucia Island dock (anchor) at Soufriere - port town on the central-western coast.
Port Soufriere 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 Soufriere, 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.
The Soufriere 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 Soufriere, St Lucia Island.
If you lose the Soufriere 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.