Saint Kitts & Nevis

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Saint Kitts & Nevis

Cradled by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other, the twin-island nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis unveils an unforgettable tropical experience. Here, you'll unearth thriving rainforests, seductive beaches, and locals with hearts as warm as the tropical sun. With vistas that steal your breath, a history as deep as the surrounding waters, and a culture pulsating with vibrancy, it's little wonder that Saint Kitts and Nevis finds itself on the bucket list of many a Caribbean wanderer.

The Port

Port Zante is a bustling port located in the Eastern Caribbean that serves as the primary entry point for cruise ships visiting Saint Kitts and Nevis. The port is located in the heart of St. Kitts' capital city, Basseterre, and provides cruise passengers with easy access to numerous attractions and amenities The port also offers a wide range of duty-free shops, cafes, and restaurants, making it a popular destination for those who want to indulge in shopping and dining. Some of the cruise lines operating in Saint Kitts are Crystal, Regent, Silversea, Seadream and Seabourn, Princess, Holland America, and Celebrity.

The island

Saint Kitts and Nevis, the smallest country in the Americas, is a breathtaking two-island nation in the Caribbean. The islands were first discovered in 1493 by Cristopher Columbus, however, the Spaniards did not stay and the islands remained inhabited until the 17th century. After that, the British arrived and settled until the 20th century when Saint Kitts and Nevis gained independence. The capital, Basseterre, located on the south coast of St Kitts, is the main industrial and commercial centre and home to most of the local population. In spite of the fact that both islands were formed after volcanic eruptions, the dormant volcanoes are now completely covered with forest and are no longer a threat. About 250,000 visit the country every year making tourism a key sector of the economy which creates jobs for the local population.

Restaurants & Cafes

Saint Kitts is a beautiful location to take a cruise to. It goes without saying that this island nation offers pristine beaches, rainforests, and a volcano. However, one of the highlights of Saint Kitts not everyone talks about is the delicious local cuisine, with dishes such as the national dish Goat waterstew or the famous Rikkita beef, a steak marinated in champagne and hot peppers. Eating is a top thing to do in Saint Kitts, with the island offering a variety of culinary delights combining flavours of meat, fish and seafood with vegetables and fresh fruits.

Do & See

Saint Kitts and Nevis is famous for its blue seas, fine sandy beaches, thriving rainforests and a verdant mountain chain, rising to almost 4,000 feet. Visitors are spoiled for choice in this nation, as they can find vibrant culture, adventure or just a relaxing holiday on the beach. Saint Kitts and Nevis also offers a unique beach experience with white sand beaches as well as dark, almost black sand beaches located where the Caribbean and Atlantic Seas meet.

Shopping

Saint Kitts and Nevis is not only about stunning beaches and resorts. Visitors have a variety of shopping options that are worth exploring. Apart from high-end and duty-free shops, there are a number of stores and markets run by local vendors offering unique handmade items and crafts for all budgets.

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