A Day in the Nature Island: Exploring Roseau, Dominica

Roseau, Dominica

Setting Sail to Adventure: Welcome to Roseau

As dawn breaks and the sun casts its first light on the island, cruise ships drop anchor at Roseau's cruise port. Typical arrival time ranges from 7 to 9 AM. Take a moment to marvel at the vibrant colors of Roseau with its quaint, bustling market and welcoming atmosphere just steps from the port.

Exploring Roseau: Delving Into Dominica's Heart

Dominica, often referred to as the 'Nature Island,' is a paradise for explorers. In Roseau, the island's capital, wander through the narrow streets and marvel at the blend of French colonial and modern architecture. Don't miss the Roseau Cathedral and the Dominica Museum to learn about the island's rich history and vibrant culture.

Sun, Sand, and Sea: Best Beaches Around Roseau

Next, it's time to don your beachwear and experience Dominica's aquatic charm. Visit the serene Mero Beach, just a short drive away from Roseau, or Champagne Beach, where underwater hot springs create a mesmerizing "champagne" effect with bubbles rising from the sea bed.

Thrill-Seekers Paradise: Adventure Awaits

Dominica is a haven for adventure seekers. Book an excursion to the Trafalgar Falls and soak in the twin waterfalls. Alternatively, journey into the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to discover the world’s second-largest hot spring, Boiling Lake. For a more relaxing experience, try a therapeutic soak in one of Dominica's many sulfur springs.

The Tastes of Dominica: Savoring Local Cuisine

When the hunger pangs kick in, it's time to savor the local cuisine. Treat yourself to national dishes like Mountain Chicken (actually frog legs) or savory Creole fish. For dessert, sample some exotic fruits and pair it all with a swig of Kubuli, the locally brewed beer.

Wrapping up the Day: Mementos and Farewells

As your day draws to a close, head back towards the port, but not before shopping for some local crafts and souvenirs. Pick up some local spices, handmade crafts, or a bottle of Dominican rum to bring back home.

With your souvenirs in hand and your heart full of memories, it's time to board your ship, usually around 5 PM, and say farewell to the 'Nature Island'. As the ship pulls away and Roseau becomes a speck on the horizon, you'll depart with the magic of Dominica imprinted on your soul, forever a part of your Caribbean journey.

Roseau from Miami Cruise Schedule

A cruise that begins in Miami and stops in the Roseau would enchant even the most seasoned tourist with its natural splendor. Cruises to the Roseau are ideal for those who fantasize about lovely beaches dotted with palm trees and crystal-clear waters.

Date: December 11, 2023

Ports of Call: Miami, Costa Maya, Harvest Caye, Roatan, Cozumel, Miami, Gustavia, Roseau, Bridgetown, St. Georges, Castries, Antigua, San Juan, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami; View Itinerary