St Augustine is a port town in northeastern Florida (Southeastern USA) with total area approx 33 km2 (13 ml2) and population around 13,000. St Augustine is part of Florida's First Coast region and also of the Jacksonville metro area.
St Augustine is continental USA's oldest continuously occupied settlement established by Europeans. It was established (as "San Agustin") on September 8, 1565, by the Spanish admiral Pedro Menendez de Aviles (1519-1574) - Florida's first governor. The town was named after Saint Augustine of Hippo (Christian theologian and philosopher from Numidia). The Spanish ships were loaded with supplies, settlers and soldiers from Spain. They sighted the land 11 days earlier (on August 28, feast day of St Augustine).
San Agustin served as the capital of Spanish Florida for over 300 years (1513-1821). In 1763, the territory was traded to Great Britain (renamed British East Florida) in exchange for Havana (Cuba). In 1819. it was ceded to USA. In 1821 (after Adams-Onís Treaty was ratified), St Augustine was designated Florida's capital city (until 1824, when Tallahassee became capital).
In 1997, when Florida State abolished Historic St Augustine Preservation Board, the city assumed control of over 36 buildings that were restored or reconstructed to their historical appearance. In 2015, the town celebrated its 450th anniversary with a visit from Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano (Queen of Spain) and Felipe VI (King of Spain).
Hurricane Matthew (Category 5 Atlantic storm) caused widespread flooding in downtown St Augustine on October 7, 2016.
Port St Augustine 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 St Augustine, Florida. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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