Saint Kitts and Nevis
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  • Day109

    St Kitts H3 #448

    April 19 in Saint Kitts and Nevis ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    St Kitts H3 normally runs every third Saturday, but they graciously hosted a trail for our hash cruise once again, this time on a Tuesday. Trail was pretty much a straight shot from the port to the beach, 3.5 miles away. The two previous trails I have run here had lots of off road fun, but this one was no monkey business . . . just pavement taking us to a beach bar, where we had plenty of entertainment.

    Circle was an interesting mixture of jokes and songs, followed by some DJ music dancing. It was a nice sunny day, and we all enjoyed some beach time. Another great adventure on our week long journey around the Caribbean. Many thanks to Cunta-Kinte and De Ninja for setting trail, and all the other St Kitts hashers for coming out to join us.
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  • Day13

    Land Seetag in St. Kitts Basseterre

    November 25, 2021 in Saint Kitts and Nevis ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Heute wurde Halt in St. Kitts and Nevis, einer Inselgruppe der kleinen Antillen, gemacht. Da wir hier in einen Hochrisikogebiet sind (aber wo ist zur Zeit kein Hochrisikogebiet 😂🙈) durften wir nur von Bord wenn wir einen Aida Ausflug gebucht hätten. Wir haben uns dazu entschieden diesen Tag dann auf dem Schiff zu genießen.
    Am Abend gab es eine großartige Veranstaltung. Das Personal vom Housekeeping bis zum Barman hat für uns gesungen. Es waren wirklich einige tolle philippinische Sänger bzw. Sängerinnen dabei.
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  • Day121

    Basseterre, St. Kitts

    March 9, 2018 in Saint Kitts and Nevis ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Unser Ankunftshafen lag erneut 3km vom Dorfzentrum entfernt. Über Unebenheiten, Löcher und neben wilden Rasern kamen wir ins Zentrum. Schulkinder staunten Brian teils mit offenem Mund an, aber winkten und grüssten ihn. Nach einer Kirchenbesichtigung, dem Independence Square (früher als Sklavenmarkt gebraucht) und dem chaotischen Getümmel im Zentrum und vielen hilfsbereiten Menschen machten wir noch einen Abstecher in den Shoppingecken (vermutlich vorallem für Schiffsbesucher) mit sehr amüsanten Verkäufern. Einer sprach Brian an und meinte, dass schöne Menschen wie sie zwei zusammenhalten müssen... Kurz vor Sonnenuntergang vor den Mücken wieder auf dem Schiff.
    Das Schiff ist nicht so unseres.. Wenige ruhige Ecken, das Essen ausser dem Dessert kein Freudentanz und die Angestellten ausser ein paar wenigen scheinen nicht gut gelaunt zu sein... Und ein Run am Buffet wie gestern, wenn es tropisches Buffet gab mit viel Fleisch, da wird gedrängelt und reingequetscht... Es könnte ja jemand verhungern.
    In Nassau und Amber Cove (unsere ersten 2. Stopps), konnte nicht angehalten werden aufgrund der unruhigen See. Unsere Mägen hielten dies aber ohne Probleme aus;-).
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    Barbara McGowan-Höfliger

    Nachricht s. 7.3. (Werbefoto Dom.Rep.)

    3/13/18Reply
     
  • Day11

    St Kitts

    January 15, 2019 in Saint Kitts and Nevis ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Port town is Basseterre which is the capital. Nothing planned today so I will check out whats available from private operators.

    Lively port entrance with lots of air conditioned shops and an ok town based on carribean standards. Picked up a 2 1/2 hour island tour for $25US as opposed to $60 charged by the ship.

    We passed the park where slaves were sold to plantation owners and the saw the building where they were held. The park is now called independence park.

    Land once used for sugar cane is now being developed for houses, resorts and businesses.

    The island has a few universities for foreign students, a brewery and a soft drink factory.

    Re housing the government leases it to citizens and provided you make your payments in 30 years you will owe the land and house.

    Good tour, not alot of sandy beaches and the Atlantic side is pretty much all rock. The highlight was a 400 year old tree and the view towards the island of Nevis.

    Once back had a look at the shops but they all have the same crap from China and India and its all tacky/ugly. Keen to get back on the ship since I discovered they have better desserts for afternoon tea!
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    Anne Johnson

    Ha , that happened to us once !

    1/18/19Reply
     
  • Day9

    St. Kitts {Basseterre}

    December 15, 2018 in Saint Kitts and Nevis ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Bei strahlendem Sonnenschein und 28° angelegt. Wir haben heute morgen noch über das Shore Excursion Team die Rundfahrt mit der Zuckerrohrbahn gebucht. Mal schauen wie das wird.
    Eine gute Entscheidung wie sich heraus gestellt hat. Wenn nämlich ein Kreuzfahrtschiff im Hafen liegt verkauft die Eisenbahngesellschaft keine Tickets an Einzelreisende...
    Die Bahn wird auf Hin- und Rückfahrt von 2 verschiedenen Gruppen benutzt. Wir haben zuerst mit dem Bus die erste Hälfte der Insel erkundet, sind dann in den Zug gestiegen um die andere Seite der Insel anzuschauen. Seit vielen Jahren wird die Bahn nur noch touristisch genutzt und nicht mehr für den Zuckerrohrtransport.
    An Bord wurden Cocktails kostenlos verteilt, christliche Lieder gesungen und viele Informationen weiter gegeben.
    In jedem Fall ein sinnvolles Event.
    Nach einem kurzen Rundgang durch die Stadt wurde Assi die Armut und die Fremdartigkeit der Menschen zuviel und wir sind zurück an Bord.
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  • Day55

    St Kitts & Nevis

    February 26, 2018 in Saint Kitts and Nevis ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Good morning from St Kitts! We make berth at 7:30am, and it looks like we’re not the only ones here—there are two other giant cruise ships docked today, including the other P&O ship Britannia, which we last saw in Bonaire a week ago. So, there’s going to be approximately 5,000 P&O pensioners shuffling around the environs of Basseterre today. I think we’ve probably just doubled the population overnight!

    We’re moored up in the deep-water port, whereas the other two seem to be docked nearer to the town centre. Our tour is being shared between the two boats today, so we’ve already been informed there’s likely to be delays to the itinerary while we drive over to Britannia to pick up the other guests.

    St Kitts and Nevis (pronounced knee-vis, by the way, because it’s from the Spanish name for the island, Nuestra Señora de las Nieves—Our Lady of the Snow) is a two-island nation of 54,000 people, located in the Leeward Islands chain of the Lesser Antilles. As a nation in the Commonwealth realm, Queen Elizabeth is head of state here, although it gained its independence from Britain 34 years ago. The islands are known for their rainforest mountains, and it is to those that we are heading today.

    There’s an old lady that has been on a few of our tours recently, that my dad has nicknamed Nora Batty. Not so much in looks, but close your eyes and listen and she’s a dead ringer. Anyway, today she was heard moaning that she’s not seen a single Union Jack flying here. I’m not sure where she thinks she is. The island has been independent for over three decades and has a perfectly good flag of its own. Are we to presume she would have the same complaint on arrival into Canada? This is the mentality that we’re dealing with on here, folks. Little Britain at sea.

    Our shuttle bus takes us around to where the other two ships are docked—there are thousands of people streaming off into town. This is a literal invasion! Our first surprise is that we’re being taken to the rainforest in open-air trucks. We certainly weren’t expecting this! I’m delighted, but as usual there’s the usual contingency of whingers, who want to be carried round the world on a gilded throne. These guys have no spirit of adventure whatsoever!

    Our guide, Winston, takes us on a northbound circuit of the island’s only main road, which hugs the coast all the way around. Thankfully, St Kitts & Nevis escaped most of the damage levelled upon neighbouring islands by Hurricane Irma last year.

    Our first stop is at a batik factory. I’m not remotely interested in fabric production, but the grounds in which it sits are really pretty. So, I wander around for a while and find a nice little bar overlooking the rainforest, through which we’ll soon be trekking. There are some lovely little birds flitting around, but mum has the binoculars and I lost her in the batik showroom.

    After 30 minutes, we assemble to begin the rainforest trek. The guides serve us all up a cup of fruit juice (for energy, they insist) and ask us to take a wooden staff. Were told we’ll need these, which is a little ominous—I’d not signed up for anything requiring equipment!

    Nevertheless, this was described as ‘high activity’ in the brochure, so true to form there’s a woman on the tour who has recently had both hips replaced, and a guy with an unfortunate combination of Alzheimer’s and poor balance control. God help us.

    Now, if I have a complaint (though believe me, compared to my fellow passengers, I never complain!), it’s that this area is somewhat overused. The spot where the trail starts is also the starting point for a jungle canopy zip-line experience, and for an ATV off-road adventure. When I bought a ticket for a rainforest walking tour, I kind of had romantic notions of listening to the soothing sound of birdsong or the chattering of monkeys—not waiting for zip-lines of screaming humans to go sailing by, drowned out only by the roar of buggy motors, or the horns of yet more trucks delivering yet more people. I suspect our chances of seeing anything more exciting than the arse of the person in front of us are practically zero. Alas.

    The walk itself was in beautiful surroundings, with lush green vegetation around us on all sides. Some sections of the path were very tricky though. I’m routinely surprised that the excursions desk oversells the dangers of walking around in the ports, yet seems to undersell the dangers of sandal-wearing septuagenarians slipping off mountain trails. We’re only half an hour in when Mrs New-Hips takes a tumble. Thankfully, it’s into an accommodatingly bushy thicket, so she’s unharmed. Nor are we helped by a burst water main up the hill (one of the islands water sources is nearby and the water is pumped through the forest to the town below), which has created a fresh stream for us to jump across. This is beyond the capabilities of Captain No-Balance, so he has to just wade through it in his shoes.

    Our guide is very knowledgeable about the local ecosystem, explaining to us in great detail what we are seeing. Well, he is for those who are listening—I’m at the back of the group attempting to flirt with our tour escort (to absolutely no avail).

    As we emerge from the forest, I hear a strange buzzing sound overhead, like a swarm of bees. Excited, I look up. Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

    No, it’s a tit on a high wire.

    Back at base, the ice-cold fruit juice is very well received, and even more so when one of the drivers produces a few bottles of rum to add to it. Once the cups are drained, it’s back on the truck for the ride back into town. On arrival back in Basseterre, we can either get on another bus which will take us back to the ship, or stay in town and catch a later shuttle bus. Dad is ready to go back, but Mum and I opt for the latter, and spend half an hour wandering around the port, mooching around the shops. To be fair, we drove back through the town in the truck and saw pretty much all there is to see, so I don’t feel the need to dash around on foot.

    The port area is buzzing. People are spilling out of the bars and dancing in the street, and the music is thumping. We wander around for a short while, pick up a few souvenirs and then head back to the shuttle bus.

    At 6pm, we pull away from Basseterre and begin our westward journey to our final Caribbean destination, Antigua.
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  • Day4

    Bassaterre pt. II

    December 21, 2017 in Saint Kitts and Nevis ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    In all of the excitement about paddle boarding, I forgot that we went to the National Museum in the morning. This small single floor museum looked at the history and culture of St Kitts and Nevis, the latter of whom apparently fought for independence from St Kitts despite its small size.

    Anyhow, back to paddle boarding. So, our transport did not turn up. As we waited, it became apparent the other passengers were rather upset about the whole day - the lack of information generally, safety brief, instructors who were poorly trained and one woman even drifting out to sea! We hadn't realised the others had had such a poor time...however their complaints meant we were all refunded the trip! Despite the transport gaff, we actually had a great day. Sadly however, I left my hat where we had initially landed and by the time I realised it was too late 😕

    On return to port, we wandered into town where local dancers were out in the streets providing some evidence of the culture we'd been reading about in the museum.

    Back on board we were treated to a cloud free, and quite spectacular sunset. In the bar, we made a reasonable stab at the trivia quiz, scoring 11/15. However the multimedia challenge was about reality TV. We scored 1. I was heartened that my knowledge of this subject was so poor.
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  • Day4

    Bassaterre, St Kitts

    December 21, 2017 in Saint Kitts and Nevis ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    An earlier start today, and it was evident as we docked over breakfast this was a more thriving port than the previous. It seemed largely unscathed by recent storms and we docked alongside the Celebrity Silhouette with the Aida out on another pier too. A quick jaunt into town for sunglasses (because we forgot both sunglasses AND playing cards....sigh...) before meeting at the end of the port at 10am for some stand-up paddle boarding.

    We were transferred out to Frigate Bay where a small, elite group of us were kitted up and required to sign indemnity forms (including indemnity from things covered by statute law...not sure how that even works!!!). Launching into a turquoise ocean in glorious weather we went from kneeling, to kneeling up, and, once we had "conquered" this, to standing up! The first fifteen minutes were hardest, largely due to not realising the paddle was extendable...d'oh. However, the whole experience was brilliant. It reminded us, both in terms of scenery and activity, of Madeira. We paddled down the coast, past fish, seabirds and sadly litter-strewn coves. I made a rather ungracious rear-ward exit off my board, being rather too preoccupied with taking a photograph! Undeterred however, I managed to reboard and continue; thankfully (or sadly, depending on your perspective) I was not filming at the time of my fall! Ben however was a pro...despite complaining about his calf muscles screaming at him he powered through and did not fall off once. Can't wait to see the GoPro photos and footage 😊.

    On arriving at the beach, we splodged in the sea for a bit before trudging to the car park for an exasperating game of "where's our transport?". The Tui Destination Services have been rather poor in their service so far, being unable to deliver timely port maps, the excursions for our second week or indeed any real information about the excursions that we've booked. Nonetheless, the paddle boarding was excellent...and here we sit, promised a bus back to the ship at 1pm. So depending on what happens in five minutes time, I might have more to say on the matter!

    (Only a few photos today as they're mostly on the GoPro!)
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  • Day62

    St Kitts

    October 31, 2017 in Saint Kitts and Nevis ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Happy Halloween!!!

    Tonight will be a very busy night with all the Halloween shoots but for now I am relaxing out in port. Most of the team went to the beach but after being stuck on the ship for so long I didn’t want to just sit on the beach all day. I also didn’t want to pay for the taxi. So I met up with my friend Ashton (bar steward) and we did some exploring. Now we are relaxing in an Indian restaurant for a snack and some wifi.

    The Caribbean is definitely as hot as I remember and you would never know there was a hurricane based on this island. I’m sure we will see the affects soon enough though.
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  • Day7

    4. Stopp: St. Kitts

    July 7, 2017 in Saint Kitts and Nevis ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Heute eine kleine Tour, mit dem Taxi einmal um die Insel. Again: Drinks for free, aber der Rum Punch ist nicht so lecker wie gestern.
    Am Nachmittag geht's dann zu einem Strand, dort finden wir auch ein abgelegenes Plätzchen direkt unter einer Kokospalme. Tanja pflückt also die Kokosnüsse und ich versuche mich daran, sie an einem Stein zu öffnen. Und.... Es klappt überraschend gut :DRead more

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