St. Kitts (Port Zante) Historic House Excursion Reviews

Cruise Critic members say the Historic House on St. Kitts is a beautiful location with interesting history. Explore the grounds or pick up batik as a souvenir.
Brother, Sister, and Brother-in-law did this one.
Brother, Sister, and Brother-in-law did this one. Bus to historic building with a tour and rum tasting. They enjoyed it. Some difficulty if you have mobility issues.
Brother, Sister, and Brother-in-law did this one. Bus to historic building with a tour and rum tasting. They enjoyed it. Some difficulty if you have mobility issues. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We LOVED St Kitts, toured the Great Fairview House plantation, amazingly beautiful inside and out ...
We LOVED St Kitts, toured the Great Fairview House plantation, amazingly beautiful inside and out with gorgeous manicured lawns, flowers, views of the ocean.Also, toured the GORGEOUS Romney Manor plantation which was just spectacular with ... Read More
We LOVED St Kitts, toured the Great Fairview House plantation, amazingly beautiful inside and out with gorgeous manicured lawns, flowers, views of the ocean.Also, toured the GORGEOUS Romney Manor plantation which was just spectacular with beautiful batiking materials to buy, plants, flowers so very awesome! Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We toured the Romney Plantation and a Fort.
We toured the Romney Plantation and a Fort. We saw where Thomas Jefferson's grandfather lived and was buried.
We toured the Romney Plantation and a Fort. We saw where Thomas Jefferson's grandfather lived and was buried. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
included excursion which was supposed to be 1.5 hours.
included excursion which was supposed to be 1.5 hours. 40 minutes at the great house with no guide. Our guide sat in the van while we walked around aimlessly. On the bus for 30 minutes of riding around for no good reason
included excursion which was supposed to be 1.5 hours. 40 minutes at the great house with no guide. Our guide sat in the van while we walked around aimlessly. On the bus for 30 minutes of riding around for no good reason Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
if you like art the batik is interesting and if you like history the fort is interesting
if you like art the batik is interesting and if you like history the fort is interesting
if you like art the batik is interesting and if you like history the fort is interesting Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Really nice house and grounds wish there was more time, rushed.
Really nice house and grounds wish there was more time, rushed.
Really nice house and grounds wish there was more time, rushed. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Had an excellent guide and the house and gardens were very interesting.
Had an excellent guide and the house and gardens were very interesting.
Had an excellent guide and the house and gardens were very interesting. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Save your time and money.
Save your time and money. The tour is very hurried. Cram into a bus, go to a stop, hurry hop out and take only 5 minutes. Rinse and repeat. The beach was just ok, don’t take snorkeling gear, you can’t see anything. The lunch however, ... Read More
Save your time and money. The tour is very hurried. Cram into a bus, go to a stop, hurry hop out and take only 5 minutes. Rinse and repeat. The beach was just ok, don’t take snorkeling gear, you can’t see anything. The lunch however, was amazing. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Clay Villa Plantation House—excellent!
Clay Villa Plantation House—excellent!
Clay Villa Plantation House—excellent! Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Beautiful flowers and scenic overview from botanical garden.
Beautiful flowers and scenic overview from botanical garden.
Beautiful flowers and scenic overview from botanical garden. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Interesting tour guide on long bus ride.
Interesting tour guide on long bus ride. At Historic house had tea, scones and finger sandwiches. Nothing exuberant but pleasant setting.
Interesting tour guide on long bus ride. At Historic house had tea, scones and finger sandwiches. Nothing exuberant but pleasant setting. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice island tour, interesting plantation and gardens visit
Nice island tour, interesting plantation and gardens visit
Nice island tour, interesting plantation and gardens visit Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We were taken by a very informative driver to a Plantation house, the Batik factory and then ...
We were taken by a very informative driver to a Plantation house, the Batik factory and then Brimestone hill fort, all very good
We were taken by a very informative driver to a Plantation house, the Batik factory and then Brimestone hill fort, all very good Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Beautiful house and gardens.
Beautiful house and gardens. Would have liked to see more of island.
Beautiful house and gardens. Would have liked to see more of island. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
A short visit to the islands capital buildings.
A short visit to the islands capital buildings.
A short visit to the islands capital buildings. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
This island is worth coming back to.
This island is worth coming back to. People were extremely friendly, as they were on every island that we visited. Very appreciative to have the cruise ships back. Tourism is their major income, and they appreciate when you can spend some ... Read More
This island is worth coming back to. People were extremely friendly, as they were on every island that we visited. Very appreciative to have the cruise ships back. Tourism is their major income, and they appreciate when you can spend some money to help support them. The historic house is an amazing tour. Oh also get to sample different flavored rums there, of coarse! Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This tour was ok and I guess the weather had a lot to do with that.
This tour was ok and I guess the weather had a lot to do with that. We bought drinks and enjoyed the scenery.
This tour was ok and I guess the weather had a lot to do with that. We bought drinks and enjoyed the scenery. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We took a tour of the Fairview Great House and did a rum tasting.
We took a tour of the Fairview Great House and did a rum tasting. The bus driver was very informative and also really funny. The woman giving the tour of the house and doing the rum tasting was a riot. I'd definitely do this one again.
We took a tour of the Fairview Great House and did a rum tasting. The bus driver was very informative and also really funny. The woman giving the tour of the house and doing the rum tasting was a riot. I'd definitely do this one again. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We booked the Fairview House and rum tour--it was awesome.
We booked the Fairview House and rum tour--it was awesome. The bus driver on the way there and back showed us historic sites in St. Kitts proper. While at the house, we got a tour of the house and grounds and a history on the rum-making ... Read More
We booked the Fairview House and rum tour--it was awesome. The bus driver on the way there and back showed us historic sites in St. Kitts proper. While at the house, we got a tour of the house and grounds and a history on the rum-making cottage industry in St. Kitts. We sampled MANY types of rum and even rum poured on delicious rum cake. Our tour guide (Nakisha...sp??) was so informative and fun. We'd recommend this excursion! Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Plantation tour was awesome.
Plantation tour was awesome. The driver Scotty gave us so much great information about the city and the history. The experience was not what I expected. Excellent twist in history of plantations.
Plantation tour was awesome. The driver Scotty gave us so much great information about the city and the history. The experience was not what I expected. Excellent twist in history of plantations. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The Romney House, with its gardens and batik factory were worth a longer visit in the future.
The Romney House, with its gardens and batik factory were worth a longer visit in the future.
The Romney House, with its gardens and batik factory were worth a longer visit in the future. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Loved the tour of Fairview Estate, and the scenic drive around the island.
Loved the tour of Fairview Estate, and the scenic drive around the island.
Loved the tour of Fairview Estate, and the scenic drive around the island. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
my wife has the same tour on a past cruise and learned so much more from that tour guide compared o ...
my wife has the same tour on a past cruise and learned so much more from that tour guide compared o this time
my wife has the same tour on a past cruise and learned so much more from that tour guide compared o this time Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The house was fantastic.
The house was fantastic. We saw a Batik demonstration and was able to buy some great Batik items for great prices (with no pressure!).
The house was fantastic. We saw a Batik demonstration and was able to buy some great Batik items for great prices (with no pressure!). Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Went to the Plantation House-beautiful scenery, the guide was funny and I loved the conservation ...
Went to the Plantation House-beautiful scenery, the guide was funny and I loved the conservation work they are completing
Went to the Plantation House-beautiful scenery, the guide was funny and I loved the conservation work they are completing Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International