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Unfurling the Charm of Castries, St. Lucia: A Cruise Day Excursion

Castries, Saint Lucia

Sailing In: First Glimpses of Castries

As dawn breaks, your ship gracefully maneuvers into the bustling port of Castries, typically by 7 AM. The vibrant cityscape, rimmed with undulating hills, is a sight to behold. Disembarking, you are met by the jovial spirit of St. Lucia, reflected in the smiles and greetings of the locals.

Cultural Tapestry: Exploring Castries

The day beckons you to explore Castries' rich culture and history. Start by immersing yourself in the pulsating local market's energy, renowned for its colorful array of tropical fruits, spices, and handcrafted artifacts. Next, visit the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, a testament to St. Lucia's religious heritage, adorned with beautiful murals.

A Symphony of Waves: Basking in Castries' Beach Glory

In Castries, azure waters and golden sand invite beach aficionados for a day of bliss. Vigie Beach, a stone's throw from the port, promises tranquility and warm Caribbean waters. For a unique experience, take a short ferry to the picturesque Rodney Bay, with its pristine beaches and inviting lagoon.

The Call of Adventure: Unleashing the Thrill-Seeker in Castries

Adventurous souls can satiate their quest with numerous excursions. Experience the adrenaline rush of a zipline adventure through St. Lucia's rainforest. Alternatively, join a jeep safari to explore the island's verdant interior, culminating in a breathtaking view of the iconic Pitons.

Gastronomic Delights: Savoring Castries' Cuisine

Relish the flavors of St. Lucia in Castries. Savor the national dish, green fig and saltfish, paired with a glass of refreshing Piton beer. For the sweet tooth, indulge in some cocoa tea, a traditional Caribbean drink made from local cocoa.

Homeward Bound: Gifts, Memories, and Farewells

As the day winds down and your ship prepares to leave around 5 PM, remember to pick up some souvenirs. Spices, local crafts, and St. Lucia's world-famous rums make for perfect keepsakes or gifts.

As the cruise ship pulls away from Castries, and the city's vibrant skyline merges with the twilight, you'll find yourself yearning for just one more day. But with the promise of a new port on the horizon, the voyage continues.

Castries from Miami Cruise Schedule

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

Royal Caribbean Southern Caribbean 10-day route

10-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Explorer of the Seas, Royal Caribbean

Date: January 16, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, Puerto Plata, San Juan, St. Maarten, Antigua, Castries, St. Croix, Miami; View Itinerary

Oceania Cruises Eastern Caribbean 10-day route

10-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Sirena, Oceania Cruises

Date: December 11, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Antigua, Castries, Gustavia, San Juan, Puerto Plata, Nassau, Miami; View Itinerary

Azamara Club Cruises Eastern Caribbean 14-day route

14-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Azamara Onward, Azamara Club Cruises

Date: November 25, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Nassau, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Roseau, Bridgetown, Castries, Antigua, Virgin Gorda, Miami; View Itinerary

Crystal Cruises Eastern Caribbean 9-day route

9-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Crystal Serenity, Crystal Cruises

Date: November 9, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, San Juan, St. Maarten, Antigua, Iles Des Saintes, Castries, Kingstown, Bridgetown; View Itinerary

Oceania Cruises Southern Caribbean 14-day route

14-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Insignia, Oceania Cruises

Date: December 22, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Port Antonio, Aruba, Curacao, Kingstown, Bridgetown, Castries, St. Kitts, San Juan, Puerto Plata, Miami; View Itinerary

Oceania Cruises Eastern Caribbean 10-day route

10-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Marina, Oceania Cruises

Date: November 27, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Antigua, Castries, Pointe a Pitre, Gustavia, San Juan, Puerto Plata, Miami; View Itinerary

Oceania Cruises Eastern Caribbean 18-day route

18-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Vista, Oceania Cruises

Date: March 9, 2025

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

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Southern Caribbean 12-day route

12-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Seven Seas Grandeur, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Date: November 24, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, St. Georges, Castries, Gustavia, Tortola, Miami; View Itinerary

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Southern Caribbean 16-day route

16-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Seven Seas Mariner, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Date: May 17, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, St. Georges, Castries, Gustavia, San Juan, Charleston, Norfolk, New York, New York; View Itinerary

Oceania Cruises Southern Caribbean 14-day route

14-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

SIrena, Oceania Cruises

Date: December 21, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Costa Maya, Harvest Caye, Roatan, Puerto Limon, Colon, Cartagena, Curacao, Aruba, Castries, Bridgetown; View Itinerary

Oceania Cruises Southern Caribbean 12-day route

12-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Vista, Oceania Cruises

Date: March 27, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, St. Georges, Castries, St. Kitts, San Juan, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami; View Itinerary

Oceania Cruises Eastern Caribbean 11-day route

11-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Vista, Oceania Cruises

Date: April 8, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, Antigua, Castries, St. Georges, Bridgetown, Roseau, Gustavia, Miami; View Itinerary

Oceania Cruises Eastern Caribbean 11-day route

11-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Vista, Oceania Cruises

Date: March 9, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, Antigua, Castries, St. Georges, Bridgetown, Roseau, Gustavia, Miami; View Itinerary

Oceania Cruises Western Caribbean 19-day route

19-day Western Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Vista, Oceania Cruises

Date: March 20, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, Costa Maya, Harvest Caye, Roatan, Cozumel, Miami, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, St. Georges, Castries, St. Kitts, San Juan, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami; View Itinerary

Oceania Cruises Eastern Caribbean 11-day route

11-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Vista, Oceania Cruises

Date: February 19, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, Antigua, Castries, St. Georges, Bridgetown, Roseau, Gustavia, Miami; View Itinerary

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Southern Caribbean 11-day route

11-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Seven Seas Grandeur, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Date: December 23, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Port Antonio, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, St. Georges, Kingstown, Castries, Bridgetown; View Itinerary

Oceania Cruises Southern Caribbean 20-day route

20-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Nautica, Oceania Cruises

Date: December 3, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Costa Maya, Harvest Caye, Santo Tomas, Roatan, Puerto Limon, Colon, Cartagena, Cartagena, Santa Marta, Aruba, Curacao, Castries, Gustavia, San Juan, Puerto Plata, Miami; View Itinerary

Oceania Cruises Eastern Caribbean 10-day route

10-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Vista, Oceania Cruises

Date: December 30, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Antigua, Bridgetown, St. Georges, Castries, Gustavia, Miami; View Itinerary

Oceania Cruises Western Caribbean 17-day route

17-day Western Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Sirena, Oceania Cruises

Date: December 4, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Costa Maya, Harvest Caye, Cozumel, Miami, Antigua, Castries, Gustavia, San Juan, Puerto Plata, Nassau, Miami; View Itinerary

Oceania Cruises Eastern Caribbean 10-day route

10-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Vista, Oceania Cruises

Date: February 9, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, Puerto Plata, San Juan, St. Kitts, Pointe a Pitre, Castries, Antigua, Miami; View Itinerary

Oceania Cruises Eastern Caribbean 18-day route

18-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Vista, Oceania Cruises

Date: February 19, 2025

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

Oceania Cruises Eastern Caribbean 10-day route

10-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Vista, Oceania Cruises

Date: December 17, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Puerto Plata, San Juan, Gustavia, Pointe a Pitre, Castries, Antigua, Miami; View Itinerary