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Cruises to Gustavia

Cruises timetable and data for this port of call

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There was never any hope of lucrative sugar plantations in St.Barths. It was too dry, too steep, too rocky, and, finally, too small. Unsuitable for agriculture, the island was never coveted as a prize during the colonial wars of the 18th century. The place did, however, have a serviceable harbor, and this allowed the town that grew around it, Gustavia, to play a key role in that intermittent conflict, a role that was to presage much of its future. As a free port under Swedish rule, Gustavia served the useful purpose of providing a trade and supply center for the various warring factions. When a sea captain captured a prize or raided a settlement, he could sell the booty in St. Barths, and at the same time resupply his ship. Overflowing warehouses surrounded a harbor packed with ships from many nations, and a mercantile and architectural tradition was established that has lingered to the present day. Today, the town has adjusted itself to satisfy the increasing number of visiting tourists. Restaurants, boutiques, and gift shops now line streets once busy with merchants, merchant seamen, and adventurers.

Schedule for the upcoming cruises to Gustavia

Day Ship Arrival Depart
December 19, 2017Azamara Quest08:0022:00
December 27, 2017Azamara Quest08:0023:59
December 29, 2017Crystal Serenity08:00
April 25, 2018Crystal Serenity
April 25, 2018Crystal Symphony08:00
April 26, 2018Crystal Serenity
April 26, 2018Crystal Symphony16:00
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