Cruise the Channel Islands with MSC Cruises – enjoy Glorious Guernsey
St Peter Port is the capital of Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands located off the coast of Normandy. Although closer to France than to England, Guernsey is still loyal to the British crown; administratively independent, it has its own currency and stamps.
With a warmer climate than Britain, Guernsians enjoy life ‘al fresco’, and St Peter Port pays testament to this with its bustling collection of waterside cafes and bars, and accessible, pretty beaches. Our luxury MSC cruise liners call at Guernsey during our Northern European and Nordic itineraries, introducing travellers to one of the lesser-known destinations in the British Isles.
Your MSC cruise ship will dock just outside St Peter Port; we then recommend that you join one of our excursion packages to take advantage of the best deals on local sights and attractions. With its architectural mix of Georgian and Regency buildings, St Peter Port is hailed as ‘the Channel Islands’ most beautiful town’ and there is much to see and do while on vacation here. With its ‘low duty’ (no VAT) status, you can indulge in some holiday shopping; perhaps traditional Guernsey jumpers for the whole family, or a treat from the Guernsey Pearl workshop; with its displays of thousands of pearls, gems can be strung or set for you. More jewels are found at the Guernsey Diamond Museum, which shows these stones from their origins to their settings. The Channel Islands are famed for flower production and a visit to the Orchid Fields is a treat in early summer, while children will enjoy the ancient royal fortress of Castle Cornet or the local aquarium.
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