Goes Ashore in the Caribbean
to see & things to do
disembarking at Deep Water Harbor Terminal find the capital St.
John’s a quaint city with cobblestone streets, weathered houses,
and a colorful open-air market.
meet every cruise ship arrival and tours are easily arranged with
drivers who also double as guides. While
taxis don’t have meters (the government sets the rates), it’s a
good idea to negotiate the fare before you set off.
If your destination is the beach, arrange for your driver to
return in plenty of time to get back to your ship.
Dockyard National Park, one of the eastern Caribbean’s finest
attractions, is often compared to Colonial Williamsburg.
Admiral Nelson, who headquartered here from 1784 to 1787,
would feel at home in the restored naval buildings.
Admiral House, circa 1855, is a nautical museum.
Explore the park with its beaches and nature trails that wind
through lush tropical vegetation.
shopping centers are located near the dock at Heritage Quay and
Redcliffe Quay. For a locally
made bead necklace, don’t shop—just head for the beach where a
“bead lady” will soon find you.
boast that their homeland has a beach for every day of the year.
While this is somewhat of an exaggeration, the sugary white
sand beaches are lovely and all are open to the public.
Half Moon Bay and Runaway Beach are popular for swimming and
sunning; Morris Bay is a desirable snorkeling spot; and Dickensen
Bay Beach north of St. John's has water sports concessions, beach
chair rentals, and numerous beach bars.
Fodor's Caribbean Ports of Call 2013 is all you need
to plan your days ashore, PLUS a cruise primer section and cruise
line profiles by Cruise Diva, Linda Coffman
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