1,899 St. Kitts (Port Zante) Cruise Reviews

We had a morning excursion, this time the Sky Safari zip line experience. We had a very interesting ride over to the Sky Safari office, our bus driver Gabriel was very knowledgeable and basically gave us an island tour on the out and back ... Read More
We had a morning excursion, this time the Sky Safari zip line experience. We had a very interesting ride over to the Sky Safari office, our bus driver Gabriel was very knowledgeable and basically gave us an island tour on the out and back drive. Upon arrival to the Sky Safari grounds, our group was split into two, because apparently the vehicle they normally use to get customers up the mountain had broken down, so they had to break us down into small enough groups to go up in a Toyota 4x4. The two men that were our zipline guides were very entertaining (they called themselves "Dr. J" and "Stringbean") and made sure everyone felt very safe. They also educated us about some of the horrible practices of slave owners on the sugar plantations on the island. Due to the early rise, we ended up not exploring as much of St. Kitts as we would have liked. Between it and Nevis this is definitely a place we'd like to return to. Read Less
Sail Date February 2011
In St Kitts we did not book any tours ahead of time. My husband and I did a taxi tour that we found just outside the cruise port. The tour lasted two hours and circled the majority of the island. The tour was interesting and gave you an ... Read More
In St Kitts we did not book any tours ahead of time. My husband and I did a taxi tour that we found just outside the cruise port. The tour lasted two hours and circled the majority of the island. The tour was interesting and gave you an idea of what life on the island is like. We stopped several times throughout the tour - including a garden and several ocean overlooks. The tour guide cut a piece of sugar cane and passed pieces around for us to try. The tour guide was friendly and courteous. We returned to the ship for lunch and proceeded to the South Friars beach for a swim and drink at the Shipwreck bar. The bar is a very laid-back place with no frills tables. The bartenders were not very friendly and drinks were fairly priced. My husband saw a starfish while snorkeling here. There is a floating raft out in the ocean to dive from. There were green monkeys across from the bar and were lured in by one of the locals for others to see. We really enjoyed this laid back day at the beach. It was about a 10 minute drive from the cruise port - and was an inexpensive taxi ride. Read Less
Sail Date February 2011
St. Kitts: a tour of the island by Thenford Grey Tours. A very satisfying tour of the island at a great price by an excellent and knowledgable guide. The photos we have from this tour only magnifies the experience. The Fort is perfectly ... Read More
St. Kitts: a tour of the island by Thenford Grey Tours. A very satisfying tour of the island at a great price by an excellent and knowledgable guide. The photos we have from this tour only magnifies the experience. The Fort is perfectly restored and the vistas magnificent. Read Less
Sail Date January 2011
Been here before and took train around island which was good. This time did the Caribbean Cooks demo, was yummy and fun with great historical perspectives of Caribbean cooking.
Been here before and took train around island which was good. This time did the Caribbean Cooks demo, was yummy and fun with great historical perspectives of Caribbean cooking. Read Less
Sail Date January 2011
Pretty Island - visit Kenny at http://www.stkittscaptainsunshine.com/tours/discover-stkitts.html 11/ for a great tour of this island.
Pretty Island - visit Kenny at http://www.stkittscaptainsunshine.com/tours/discover-stkitts.html 11/ for a great tour of this island. Read Less
Sail Date January 2011
We took the cruise-sponsored St. Kitts Scenic Railway tour and found it most enjoyable. We were taken by bus up the island to meet the train. The train was slow and rocked a lot, but we loved it! The slow speed gave us plenty of time to ... Read More
We took the cruise-sponsored St. Kitts Scenic Railway tour and found it most enjoyable. We were taken by bus up the island to meet the train. The train was slow and rocked a lot, but we loved it! The slow speed gave us plenty of time to enjoy the scenery, to take photos, and to wave at the many residents who came out of their houses to wave at the train. On board the guide gave a good narrative about the island, and we were entertained by a quartet of local girls who sang. We were also given snacks and drinks included in the price. At the end of the train ride, a short bus trip took us back to the ship. Read Less
Sail Date January 2011
We organized our own dive on St. Kitts because Princess didn't offer one here. We dove through Dive St. Kitts, which was a nice operation. We were met in port by Wendy, who drove us to the shop. They did a great overview of the dives ... Read More
We organized our own dive on St. Kitts because Princess didn't offer one here. We dove through Dive St. Kitts, which was a nice operation. We were met in port by Wendy, who drove us to the shop. They did a great overview of the dives and safety info. Even though we had our own equipment, they asked if we minded them doing the setup, which is always nice. We were the only divers for the day, and we had a two very good dives with Alex, our dive master, and Steve, the boat captain. I highly recommend them. The plaza immediately outside of the port gates was filled with men hawking having photos taken with their capuchin-like monkeys. Monkeys give me the creeps, but if you like little furry animals dressed up in diapers and baby clothes, they are there by the score, and I didn't hear of anyone getting bitten. We didn't have time to see anything of Basseterre. There were a couple of jewelry shops at Port Zante that weren't part of the Diamonds International and Little Switzerland conglomerates. Many of these shops are owned by the same Indian or Russian families, and run back and forth between the shops to get you exactly what you want. I did end up buying myself a bracelet and pendant of mystic topaz, replacing a stunning pendant I'd bought several years ago in Curacao that had somehow been "lost". The shop was called Passion's, and they are connected to Noble. Anyhow, the salesman was good, because I had no intention of buying a bracelet. He was upfront about the pieces, explaining that they were gold-plated, not gold, and the diamond accent on the pendant was cubic zirconia. He worked very hard to find me what I wanted. Read Less
Sail Date January 2011
Easily the most scenic of the islands we visited. The cruise in past Nevis at sunrise was spectacular. We rode the St Kitts Railroad and it was a great way to see a large portion of the island. The train is a little wobbly and the ... Read More
Easily the most scenic of the islands we visited. The cruise in past Nevis at sunrise was spectacular. We rode the St Kitts Railroad and it was a great way to see a large portion of the island. The train is a little wobbly and the screeching of the wheels, in the tight corners, was worse than fingernails across a blackboard. Friends who had gone to beach said it was the best beach of all the ones we had seen on our cruise.   Read Less
Sail Date January 2011
St. Kitts was the only island excursion we booked through our cruise ship. The Scenic Railway was highly recommended in several guidebooks and on-line. Though it was interesting, it was not the best option for us. The van ride to the ... Read More
St. Kitts was the only island excursion we booked through our cruise ship. The Scenic Railway was highly recommended in several guidebooks and on-line. Though it was interesting, it was not the best option for us. The van ride to the railway stop is about 30 minutes long. The guide pointed out things of interest along the way. The train runs on a single track, which causes it to sway considerably side to side. Once seated, it is difficult to move around. The train trip circles the island, which takes about 3 hours. The scenery is lovely and you pass through several small towns, giving you an idea of how people live on St. Kitts. There are complimentary drinks on board, which was enjoyable. I do not know how the waitress is able to carry and serve the drinks on the moving train but they do without much struggle. Overall, this was just too much sitting for us. We regretted not taking a tour of the batik factory and nearby gardens instead. Once we returned to the port from the railway, we had a couple hours before we needed to return to ship. We found a taxi to take us to Frigate Beach ($20 round trip). The beach was crowded but a nice way to end our visit. There were several chair vendors and restaurants on site. My husband had a quick massage ($15 for 15 minutes). The taxi driver really recommended Friars Beach, but that was further away and we wanted to make sure we returned on time. St. Kitts has a lot to offer and we would like to return. Read Less
Sail Date January 2011
Got a taxi to Reggae Beach Bar on Cockleshell beach. nice 20 min drive through unspoilt (but now being developed...) isthmus at end of island. Great staff, wild monkeys, good food/drink prices, lots of shells.
Got a taxi to Reggae Beach Bar on Cockleshell beach. nice 20 min drive through unspoilt (but now being developed...) isthmus at end of island. Great staff, wild monkeys, good food/drink prices, lots of shells. Read Less
Sail Date December 2010
Fan ta sea....catamaran. Excellent sail, snorkel and beach bbq with swimming. Best excursion of the cruise.
Fan ta sea....catamaran. Excellent sail, snorkel and beach bbq with swimming. Best excursion of the cruise. Read Less
Sail Date December 2010
The island train is interesting, but maybe too expensive booked through the ship. It's noisy (screeching wheels) and smelly (diesel engine), but there are some interesting sights.
The island train is interesting, but maybe too expensive booked through the ship. It's noisy (screeching wheels) and smelly (diesel engine), but there are some interesting sights. Read Less
Sail Date November 2010
Went with Rosevelt Taylor for his island tour. Would recommend it to anyone. So all the usual highlights and spent a couple hours at Cockleshell beach.
Went with Rosevelt Taylor for his island tour. Would recommend it to anyone. So all the usual highlights and spent a couple hours at Cockleshell beach. Read Less
Sail Date November 2010
After leaving The Azores, which was our first stop as bad weather prevented us from visiting Tenerife, we headed for St Kitts. This was the least commercial of the Caribbean islands. Our trip to the St Kitts Railway was booked via P & ... Read More
After leaving The Azores, which was our first stop as bad weather prevented us from visiting Tenerife, we headed for St Kitts. This was the least commercial of the Caribbean islands. Our trip to the St Kitts Railway was booked via P & O. It was very well organised and well worth a visit. As we were on an early train we returned to the ship for lunch then walked back to Basseterre to wander around the town. Although it was enjoyable I get the feeling that it would be fine only for a day trip but not for a 2 week holiday. Read Less
Sail Date October 2010
Wonderful shopping area built just for ship passengers. You can make good deals on jewelry here and the LIQUOR IS CHEAPER THAN ON THE SHIP!!!! NCL doesn't price match so buy liquor at this port! Avoid: Taxi driver Alphonso Archibald ... Read More
Wonderful shopping area built just for ship passengers. You can make good deals on jewelry here and the LIQUOR IS CHEAPER THAN ON THE SHIP!!!! NCL doesn't price match so buy liquor at this port! Avoid: Taxi driver Alphonso Archibald "Bobby." Clean taxi but you drive in SILENCE. He was supposed to give us a tour of Brimstone Hill Fortress. Instead, we had to ask about everything and he only answered with a yes or no. Sure he drove us there but we did NOT get a tour or learn anything about the island from him, it took toooooooo looooooong and it was expensive. Kinda interview your drivers. If you're asking them to give you a tour, find out if they can or will hold a conversation!!! Will they speak to you and explain where you are or will they hum to themselves while taking you down bumpy, winding roads in an unfamiliar place? These guys are all lined up for the taxi dispatching people to hail. Don't hop in the first one that drives up. SEE IF THEY SPEAK FIRST!!!!! Read Less
Sail Date September 2010
A flatter island than St Lucia but still a great place to experience local culture and breathtaking scenery on the Atlantic side of the island.
A flatter island than St Lucia but still a great place to experience local culture and breathtaking scenery on the Atlantic side of the island. Read Less
Sail Date September 2010
We did a little shopping here but did not take a tour. It was a nice stop but it was rainy so we didn't have a lot of time to explore the island.
We did a little shopping here but did not take a tour. It was a nice stop but it was rainy so we didn't have a lot of time to explore the island. Read Less
Sail Date June 2010
We had taken the St. Kitts Scenic Railway before (and enjoyed it tremendously) so we opted for a trip to Caribelle Batik at Romney Manor followed by a tour of the Brimstone Hill fortress, both through Carnival. Romney Manor, located in the ... Read More
We had taken the St. Kitts Scenic Railway before (and enjoyed it tremendously) so we opted for a trip to Caribelle Batik at Romney Manor followed by a tour of the Brimstone Hill fortress, both through Carnival. Romney Manor, located in the small town of Sandy Point, is beautiful and very well preserved, surrounded by lush tropical gardens. The Brimstone Hill fortress is a must-see for anyone who likes history. It also offers spectacular views of the Caribbean coast of St. Kitts and the neighboring islands of Saba and St. Eustatius (Statia.) Read Less
Sail Date June 2010
Shipwreck Beach If you like a quiet beach dive bar that has cheap drinks and good food, this place is for you. $50 for booze and eats for the day.
Shipwreck Beach If you like a quiet beach dive bar that has cheap drinks and good food, this place is for you. $50 for booze and eats for the day. Read Less
Sail Date April 2010
Our cruise stop was Basseterre, St. Kitts. We decided to take a taxis, which we got outside the port gate, to the South Friars beach for $20 for 4 people. This is a secluded beach offering a bar & food place to eat & relax & ... Read More
Our cruise stop was Basseterre, St. Kitts. We decided to take a taxis, which we got outside the port gate, to the South Friars beach for $20 for 4 people. This is a secluded beach offering a bar & food place to eat & relax & rented beach chairs & cover if you desired. This was a nice place to relax & enjoy the nice reef to snorkel just off the beach that we spent most of our time seeing all the fish & coral formations. The bar overlooked the calm bay waters which my brother & wife enjoyed. Read Less
Sail Date April 2010
We took an early morning excursion on St. Kitts booked through Royal Caribbean: Sky Safari Zip Lining. It was one of the first excursion we booked because we knew we wanted to zip line at some point during the trip. Upon disembarking on ... Read More
We took an early morning excursion on St. Kitts booked through Royal Caribbean: Sky Safari Zip Lining. It was one of the first excursion we booked because we knew we wanted to zip line at some point during the trip. Upon disembarking on the ship, we joined up with our group inside the port terminal. After we were all there, they split us into groups for the taxi ride to the Sky Safari place. It was about 20 minutes, and the taxi driver was informative along the way giving a mini tour. Upon arriving at the Sky Safari location, we suited up for our first training zip line. It was short, and low to the ground. Next, we headed up the mountain for the real zip lines. There were four more lines, and all were a little different and fun! The guides were very professional. You can take your still and video camera on the zip line for some great pictures. After the 4 lines were over, we took at short walk to the botanical garden and a gift shop. It appears to be just part of their "package" but not really necessary. Upon arriving back in the town, we headed to the Immigration Office inside the port terminal to get our passports stamped since this was the first foreign port. We then walked through the town for shopping. There were some neat stores with lots of variety including an outdoor market. While not as many shops as St. Thomas, it definitely had a variety of nice stores with good tourist items. Read Less
Sail Date April 2010

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