Castries Cruises

Beautiful view of the Castries, St Lucia
Beautiful view of the Castries, St Lucia
Government House Morne Fortune, Castries, St Lucia

Castries, the capital of the island nation of St. Lucia, is known for its palm-lined, soft, white Vigie Beach. Like St. Lucia itself, the city combines heritage and culture with peace, relaxation and tranquillity, and Castries is a gateway to St. Lucia’s wealth of national parks with vast forests, native plants and wildlife. 

The city’s streets are easy to navigate. Leafy Derek Walcott Square – named after a native noble laureate – is home to a 400-year-old Samaan tree and the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception built in 1897.[ReadMoreMob] The nearby market in Jeremie Street, sells a wide range of items including fresh local fruit.

Overlooking the town is Morne Fortune, which provides some splendid views alongside Royal Navy history. Here the original French colonists built La Toc Battery, but was taken by the British in 1796, replacing it with a new fort built in 1888 to protect the harbour.

Cruises to Castries

Caribbean Christmas & New Year

Caribbean Christmas & New Year

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 19 Dec 2019
14 nights • Braemar • M1930

  • Fly to Barbados and join Braemar for an incredible Caribbean island-hopping adventure to experience a simply unforgettable festive season in 2019.
  • Your Christmas will be one to remember forever – You’ll spend Christmas Eve on the beautiful island of Aruba, enjoy a magical Christmas Day at sea with all the trimmings, and stop at the ‘Spice Island’ of Grenada for a relaxing and rewarding Boxing Day.
  • Braemar will also take you to Tobago; Bonaire; St Lucia, for the soaring Twin Pitons and Soufrière Volcano; Antigua, famed for its stunning beaches and historical sites; St Maarten; and Tortola, where you’ll welcome the arrival of 2020 in style.

From £1,899pp

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The Eastern Caribbean

The Eastern Caribbean

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 16 Jan 2020
14 nights • Braemar • M2002

  • Immerse yourself in vibrant culture and rich history; discover stunning landscapes and astonishing natural wonders; and indulge in pure relaxation in paradise, on this unforgettable 14-night Caribbean adventure.
  • After meeting Braemar in Barbados, you’ll embark on an island-hopping adventure taking in Tobago; two of the beautiful ‘ABC’ islands, Bonaire and Aruba; Grenada; spectacular St Lucia; Antigua, famed for its breathtaking beaches; St Kitts; St Maarten; and Tortola.
  • A wealth of attractions await you on this incredible voyage – the native flamingos of Bonaire; St Lucia’s soaring Twin Pitons and Diamond Botanical Gardens; the world-famous St Kitts Scenic Railway; and Grenada’s Grand Etang National Park are just a few of the highlights.

From £1,899pp

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The Eastern Caribbean

The Eastern Caribbean

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 13 Feb 2020
14 nights • Braemar • M2004

  • Immerse yourself in vibrant culture and rich history; discover stunning landscapes and astonishing natural wonders; and indulge in pure relaxation in paradise, on this unforgettable 14-night Caribbean adventure.
  • After meeting Braemar in Barbados, you’ll embark on an island-hopping adventure taking in Tobago; two of the beautiful ‘ABC’ islands, Bonaire and Aruba; Grenada; spectacular St Lucia; Antigua, famed for its breathtaking beaches; St Kitts; St Maarten; and Tortola.
  • A wealth of attractions await you on this incredible voyage – the native flamingos of Bonaire; St Lucia’s soaring Twin Pitons and Diamond Botanical Gardens; the world-famous St Kitts Scenic Railway; and Grenada’s Grand Etang National Park are just a few of the highlights.

From £1,699pp

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Caribbean, Central America & the Azores

Caribbean, Central America & the Azores

Departs: La Romana • Thu 27 Feb 2020
30 nights • Braemar • M200506

  • Immerse yourself in the rich history, heritage and culture of diverse South and Central American destinations, and indulge in a slice of paradise in the idyllic Caribbean on this epic 30-night adventure.
  • Visits to incredible destinations in Belize, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia will offer plenty of unforgettable experiences – highlights include chances to see the impressive Panama Canal in action; explore captivating Cartagena de Indias; and go in search of wonderful wildlife from Puerto Limón.
  • For glorious sunshine and spectacular sights, Braemar will take in a collection of stunning Caribbean islands. Jamaica, St Lucia – home to the soaring Twin Pitons, Barbados, St Kitts – with its world-famous scenic railway, St Maarten and Antigua, boasting 365 gorgeous beaches, all await you.

Adult Only Sailing

From £3,257pp

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Islands of the Caribbean & the Azores

Islands of the Caribbean & the Azores

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 12 Mar 2020
16 nights • Braemar • M2006

  • Indulge yourself with a slice of the paradise lifestyle on this early spring escape to the sun-kissed Caribbean, where visits to a string of beautiful islands will present you with charming cities, inviting beaches and clear-blue waters, and stunning natural wonders.
  • Begin your holiday in Barbados before cruising to St Lucia, home to the soaring Twin Pitons and the Diamond Botanical Gardens; St Kitts, for its famous scenic railway; Antigua, boasting 365 gorgeous beaches and interesting historical sites; and dual-controlled St Maarten, for diverse cultural highlights.
  • Sailing back to the UK across the Atlantic – one of the great cruising routes – will be an unforgettable experience too, taking in the awe-inspiring Azorean island of São Miguel before visiting the laidback Spanish city of La Coruña.

Adult Only Sailing

From £1,599pp

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Idyllic Islands of the Caribbean

Idyllic Islands of the Caribbean

Departs: Liverpool • Fri 06 Nov 2020
32 nights • Black Watch • W2031

  • Hopping between breathtaking destinations, you’ll experience the best of the Caribbean, uncovering classic island favourites alongside some lesser-known, idyllic gems on this incredible journey.
  • Enjoy laidback vibes and authentic rum in Barbados; see St Lucia’s soaring Twin Pitons; explore unspoilt, sparsely populated Mayreau; and gain an insight into the life of cocoa farmers in Grenada.
  • Revel in the postcard-perfect scenes of Bequia; indulge with ‘proper’ Caribbean flavours of rum and creole cuisine in Martinique and Guadeloupe; ride the famous St Kitts Scenic Railway; and take you pick of Antigua’s legendary beaches.

From £3,699pp

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Voyage to the Islands of the Caribbean

Voyage to the Islands of the Caribbean

Departs: Southampton • Tue 24 Nov 2020
16 nights • Braemar • M2031

  • Join Braemar for a well-earned escape to the idyllic islands of the Caribbean and swap the winter weather and pre-Christmas stress at home for sun, sea, sand and indulgent relaxation.
  • Experience a restful Transatlantic crossing, whetting your appetite in the verdant Azores en route, before your Caribbean island-hopping adventure takes in six simply unforgettable destinations.
  • Visit stunning St Maarten; Antigua, famed for its 365 beautiful beaches; St Kitts, for one of the world’s great railway journeys; St Lucia, home to the soaring Twin Pitons; Grenada; and beautiful Barbados.

From £1,649pp

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Caribbean Christmas & New Year

Caribbean Christmas & New Year

Departs: Santo Domingo • Wed 23 Dec 2020
15 nights • Braemar • M2033

  • A cruise during the festive period is always a magical experience, and this exhilarating Caribbean adventure – packed with sun, sights, authentic experiences and unforgettable celebrations – is no exception.
  • You’ll enjoy a magical Christmas Day on board, combining traditional food, fun and festivity with time to relax in the sunshine on deck; and celebrate the arrival of 2021 in style with St Maarten’s New Year’s fireworks.
  • Highlights of your island-hopping adventure include chances to gain insights into cocoa farming and school life in Grenada and St Lucia respectively; ride St Kitts’ famous Scenic Railway; discover Antigua’s legendary beaches; and much more.

From £3,107pp

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Islands of the Caribbean with Colombia

Islands of the Caribbean with Colombia

Departs: Santo Domingo • Thu 21 Jan 2021
14 nights • Braemar • M2102

  • With no fewer than nine beautiful islands on the itinerary, plus a sailing past mountainous Montserrat at sunset, this quintessential Caribbean escape is full to the brim with highlights.
  • Uncover the authentic essence of Grenada and St Lucia, with chances to gain insights into cocoa farming and school life; and sample Barbados’ laidback vibes and ‘proper’ Caribbean rum in Bridgetown.
  • Elsewhere, you can take a ride of St Kitt’s famous Scenic Railway; discover Antigua’s legendary beaches; and explore UNESCO-listed Willemstad. Meanwhile, Cartagena de Indias brings Hispanic heritage and flair to your adventure.

From £2,407pp

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Islands of the Caribbean with Colombia

Islands of the Caribbean with Colombia

Departs: Santo Domingo • Thu 18 Feb 2021
14 nights • Braemar • M2104

  • With no fewer than nine beautiful islands on the itinerary, plus a sailing past mountainous Montserrat at sunset, this quintessential Caribbean escape is full to the brim with highlights.
  • Uncover the authentic essence of Grenada and St Lucia, with chances to gain insights into cocoa farming and school life; and sample Barbados’ laidback vibes and ‘proper’ Caribbean rum in Bridgetown.
  • Elsewhere, you can take a ride of St Kitts’ famous Scenic Railway; discover Antigua’s legendary beaches; and explore UNESCO-listed Willemstad. Meanwhile, Cartagena de Indias brings Hispanic heritage and flair to your adventure.

From £2,407pp

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Caribbean Return

Caribbean Return

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 04 Mar 2021
16 nights • Braemar • M2105

  • Immerse yourself in the spellbinding beauty and absorbing cultures of the Caribbean to the full, as you visit four wonderfully diverse West Indian destinations on this unforgettable island-hopping adventure.
  • After joining Braemar in Barbados, you can see the soaring Twin Pitons or help students at a local school in St Lucia; then take the chance to ride one of the world’s greatest scenic railways in St Kitts
  • Then there’s visits to Antigua and St Maarten, where simply glorious beaches and fascinating historic sites await. That’s all before heading for home across the Atlantic, stopping at the Azores and La Coruña en route.

From £1,699pp

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