Saint Lucia is located northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique. Like Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia was under British and French control, switching between both from the 1500’s until 1814, when Britain finally gained authority.
Saint Lucia really stands out as a little gem in the Caribbean and the island has retained a sense of its colonial past, offering an appealing blend of chic French and cosmopolitan British. As your cruise ship pulls into harbour you can marvel at the lush, forest-covered twin mountain peaks called The Pitons, which soar above the sheltered bay.
The island boasts unusual near-black volcanic sands, wild orchids and banana plantations, creating romantic settings worthy of a Hollywood extravaganza. This stunning scenery has helped St. Lucia become one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Caribbean and MSC cruise ships travel to Saint Lucia and call at Port Castries.
Easy to get around and with the local language English, visitors can quickly feel at home in this tropical paradise. Choose to spend your day onshore shopping and exploring in the port or make more of your time with our excursions; by offering the best deals on local attractions, including the ‘drive in volcano!’, botanical gardens and Arwak villages, you can really get to know the history and culture of this special island.