While staying in Basseterre, the scenic railway is the best way to see the gorgeous sights of St. Kitts in comfort and style in the early 20th century train. Meanwhile, while wandering the town, make sure to stop at Independence Square, the National Museum of St. Kitts and the Berkeley Memorial, as well as nearby Frigate Bay popular for its stunning sandy beaches, restaurants and cool cocktail bars, ideal for an evening of exploring as the sun sets.
Things to do in Basseterre, St. Kitts:
National Museum of St. Kitts
This small yet fascinating museum hosts exhibits all about the culture and history of the island and its inhabitants. Located in the old treasury building built in 1894, the architecture and charm of the museum make it the perfect setting.
This gorgeous stretch of sandy beach and blue waters boasts plenty of charming bars and restaurants to give you the perfect setting for an idyllic beach day. Tuck in to some freshly-caught fish dish, sip a cocktail and have a dip in the refreshing waters.
DAY 7 -
Amber Cove cruise port serves as a great way to see the delights of the Dominican Republic. From here, you can swim with dolphins at Ocean World’s Dolphin Encounter, make a splash at the Aquazone at no extra cost to visiting cruisers, and explore a classic rum factory downtown for that classic Caribbean feel. Alternatively, visitors can also rent a cabana and kick back in ultimate relaxation, surrounded by picturesque views.
Things to do in Amber Cove:
Ocean World Dolphin Encounter
Swim with dolphins, sea lions and sharks, as well as taking part in feeding times and enjoying fun-filled shows, at this excellently-rated sea life centre just ten minutes by car from the Amber Cove cruise terminal.
Close by as you step off the ship, this cool water park area is free of charge for cruisers with plenty of pools, slides and water features to keep the whole family entertained all day. In addition, there’s a zipline you can use unlimited times for just $12!
Brugal Rum Factory
About 20 minutes by taxi, this factory-cum-museum offers great tours showing how local rum is made. If you’re just popping in, it’s possible to walk through on your own, as well as checking out the gift shop with an extensive array of rums to taste and buy.
Customer reviews for Azura
Based on 356 reviews
Value for money
We absolutely loved this cruise! We cannot thank P&O's staff enough for a fabulous fortnight on board P&O Azura. Our only complaint was the embarkation formalities at Valletta but that was partly our fault as we really should have printed off hard copies of our up to date Covid records before we left, it would have saved so much time and angst trying to view them via the NHS App. Credit to the lady who helped us at the terminal in Valletta. The Jet 2 flight was well organised and more or less on time which was a great relief as we have had nightmare experiences on previous flights. Once on board we quickly found our way around the ship and downloaded the "My Holiday" app although it only worked for the first few days! After that we gave up faffing around with it and went to the venues in person to book things. The food in the MDR's was excellent although it could have been a little warmer. The Beach House and Glass House venues were absolutely fantastic serving superb food in very relaxing environments. The entertainment was brilliant. Especially the 2022 Britain's Got Talent runner up Tom Ball and The Voice contestant Stephanie Webber they both have wonderful singing voices. The entertainments team Band Pulse were very good, and the Comedian Tucker had us in stitches although we had seen him before on a previous cruise. The excursions were very well organised although a tad tiring in Florence and Rome, but we saw everything we wanted to see. Captain Turnbull's announcements were very informative and amusing. I particularly enjoyed his Faux Pas with the word "Ship" on one of them, I nearly fell out of bed laughing. Once again a big thank you to P&O and Iglu for everything.
10 Sep 2022
Other than the shows which we really did not much of although the comedian was good we thought it was a good cruise
10 Sep 2022
Lovely ship and really friendly staff.
30 Aug 2022
Fabulous cruise on a lovely if slightly ageing ship. But there are some very smart up to date bars which have recently been refurbished ie Planet and Glass house bars. P&O have had to cut costs and service was rather slow in the restaurant possibly due to staff cuts and absence of a somelier. Also no turn down service at night, but not of particular concern. Very efficient travelling arrangements. Good value for money.
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