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Making the Most of Basseterre, St. Kitts

Making the Most of Basseterre, St. Kitts

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GETTING THERE

The Disney ships dock in Basseterre, capital of St. Kitts. The Port Zante dock is a deep water, 27-acre cruise ship facility that allows large cruise ships to pull right up for debarkation—no tendering is necessary in most cases. The facility offers a welcome center as well as some shopping and dining. The city is within walking distance, as is more shopping at the Pelican Mall (see map on page 270). Taxis are available right at the port if you want to venture outside Basseterre. You should be able to disembark by 7:30 or 8:15 am (check your Personal Navigator for going ashore details). “All Aboard” time will be either  4:45 or 5:45 pm.

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GETTING AROUND BASSETERRE

If you’re not on a shore excursion, you’ll probably just want to hoof it around Basseterre—we suggest a stroll to Independence Square (once the site of the largest slave market in the Caribbean) and the “Circus’ (a roundabout modelled after London’s famous Piccadilly Circus). If you want to go further afield, take a taxi—rates are fixed and posted. Expect to pay about $30–40 U.S. to reach most destinations. A four-hour taxi tour is about $60 U.S. Plenty of rental car agencies (including Avis and Thrifty) are located in Basseterre within walking distance of the ship, but you’ll need a local driving permit (about $10 from the rental car agency) and driving is on the left side of the road. If you do rent a car, drive slowly—many animals (cows, goats, donkeys) use the roads and they have the right of way. The road that circumnavigates St Kitts is well maintained and marked. A ferry ($6–$8 U.S.) is available to Nevis (and the ferry dock is near Port Zante), but the passage takes 45 minutes each way. With the 4:45 pm port departure, we don’t recommend you risk the ferry. If you must visit Nevis, look for a shore excursion offered by Disney instead.

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STAYING SAFE IN BASSETERRE

Your health and safety when exploring a foreign land should be your number one priority. Tourists everywhere are targets for robbery—St. Kitts is no exception, but don’t let that discourage you from exploring. Just exercise caution and leave extra cash and valuable items behind on the ship in your in-room safe. Remember that traffic in St. Kitts drives on the left-hand side, so be sure to look in both directions before crossing the road. Water is generally safe to drink here—it comes from volcanic springs.

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