Pointe-à-Pitre is the second French Harbour in home porting. There are 5 operational harbors welcoming cruise ships in the Guadeloupe Islands: Pointe-à-Pitre, Basse-Terre, Deshaies, Marie-Galante and Iles des Saintes. Pointe-à-Pitre‘s harbor was awarded in 2014 “THE MOST FLEXIBLE AND RELIABLE CARIBBEAN HARBOUR” by the Caribbean Shipping Association. Pointe-à- Pître is the port of call for many cruise ships. Only located 10 min away from the international airport, the cruise terminal has a VIP lounge, a bar and a local arts and crafts village.
During your stopover in Pointe-à-Pitre, admire the colonial buildings such as the Place de la Victoire or the Marché Saint-Antoine where you will be taken away by the aroma of spices, fruits and vegetables. Discover the story of the city by visiting St-Pierre and St-Paul Church, the colorful district of La Darse with the beautiful Creole houses which will remind you of New Orleans. Step back in time and visit the Memorial ACTe, a cultural center dedicated to the Memory and History of Slavery Trade. The Memorial ACTe is part of UNESCO’s Slave Route Project, a global initiative to promote the rapprochement of people through the shared legacy of Slave Trade. If you are on board a smaller ship you will get the chance to stop in Les Saintes, the most prized possessions of the Guadeloupe archipelago or in Deshaies, the cutest fisherman village located in the North West of Basse Terre.
Tour a colorful Caribbean city that’s a popular cruise ship port, Pointe-a-Pitre, and often compared to New Orleans, with its lively jazz music, markets and street art.