Antigua is the largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands, whilst neighbouring Barbuda is a flat coral island situated due north. The official language here is English, although many inhabitants speak Antiguan Creole. The currency is the East Caribbean dollar. Antigua and Barbuda are the sunniest of the Eastern Caribbean islands and a true tropical paradise.
On an MSC Caribbean cruise you will stop off at Antigua’s capital, St John’s. MSC cruise lines has been visiting Antigua and Barbuda for many years and our excursion packages ensure you benefit from the best deals on the island’s sights.
The islands are characterised by picture-postcard crystal blue waters and soft white sand beaches. To vacation here is to experience the best of the Caribbean; slip into the relaxed ambiance, stroll the colourful colonial towns, visit Antigua’s historic Georgian dockyard (the only one in the world), tuck into delicious Creole cuisine, shop for handicrafts in St John’s lively markets or simply spend your time off the ship on the world’s finest beaches, of which Antigua has 365: one ‘for every day of the year’!
Most beaches on Antigua have protected, calm waters, making them ideal for children, whilst off the coast, historic shipwrecks make for fascinating diving expeditions. And for those who simply like to laze on the sugar-sands, the un-crowded beachfronts provide the perfect spot for getting away from it all and making the most of your vacation on this tropical island paradise.