• Cheers to 25 years: Celebrate with Us!
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
  • Find a Cruise
  • Deals
  • Excursions
  • More

Cruises to St. Augustine

Old St. Augustine at sunset

About St. Augustine

If all you know about St. Augustine is what you remember from eighth-grade history class, then it's time to get reacquainted. Yes, St. Augustine is the oldest European settlement in Florida, dating from 1565, and it might even be home to Ponce de Leon's mythical Fountain of Youth, but this sun-dappled city on Florida's northern "First Coast" offers so much more to visitors.

For history buffs, there's the impressive Castillo de San Marcos, a 17th-century coquina fortress; Fort Mose, the nation's first community of African-Americans who had been freed from enslavement; and several grand hotels built by railroad tycoon Henry Flagler in the early 1800s. Aficionados of fine architecture will revel in the town's Spanish colonial buildings, and outdoor enthusiasts will never want to leave gorgeous Crescent Beach and Anastasia State Park wildlife sanctuary. As you walk the streets of St. Augustine, you can still imagine what it must have been like in this Spanish outpost at the dawn of the New World's settlement.

  • Why go to St. Augustine?

  • Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

Find St. Augustine Cruises

Cancellation Information


Cancellation Information

10% Off Every Sailing w/ Virgin Voyages

  • Get an extra $100 toward a pre-paid bar tab
  • UK, Caribbean and Mediterranean itineraries
  • 18+ only sailings - Adult-By-Design!
  • Over $600 in value always included - 20+ Eateries, Tips, WiFi & more

Virgin Voyages

Why go to St. Augustine?


Pro: Incredible Spanish colonial architecture, buildings from Florida's Golden Age


Con: Tourist town can get crowded and hot; bring a hat and sunscreen

Bottom Line:

Bottom Line: Inviting North Florida port with wildlife, history and plenty of seafood restaurants

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

Currency is the U.S. dollar. Banks and ATMs can be found throughout the Historic District.


English is spoken there with a Southern twang.

--By Andrea M. Rotondo, Cruise Critic contributor

Related Cruises

Cruises to Barbados
Cruises to San Juan
Cruises to St. Maarten
Cruises to Miami
Cruises to Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Cruises to Southampton
Cruises to Barcelona
Cruises to Venice
Cruises to Rome (Civitavecchia)
Cruises to Lisbon
Cruises to Sydney (Australia)
Cruises to Amsterdam
Cruises to Athens
Cruises to Santorini
Cruises to Kusadasi
Cruises to Marseille
Cruises to Genoa
Cruises to Mykonos
Cruises to Budapest
Cruises to Vienna
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

We have updated the Cruise Critic Privacy and Cookie Statement effective on October 1, 2020. Please click here for more information.