The irregular coastline of Antigua offers numerous bays, several excellent harbors and many lovely beaches. The locals like to say the island has 365 beaches, one for each day of the year.
Having been a British colony for many years, the island also has historic shipyards that are interesting to explore. The island and its scenic harbors are attractive to modern-day sailors, too.
Most cruise ships that call on Antigua dock at Heritage Quay or Nevis Pier in St. John’s, the island’s capital.
If you dock at Heritage Quay, several of Antigua’s cultural treasures, including the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, are within easy walking distance.
Still, for many visitors, the lure of Antigua’s beaches is too strong to resist. It’s wonderful to float in the turquoise water, relax in the sand.
Life’s not always a beach, but if you’re in Antigua or Barbuda, it can be (at least for a little while).
To find out more visiting Antigua and Barbuda, talk with a Cruise Holidays personal cruise expert like Debra Maher. Visit mahers.cruiseholidays.com to learn more.
A visit to the Westray memorial
On my return trip from my vacation in Newfoundland, I stopped at the Westray Miner’s Memorial in Nova Scotia to pay my respects to the 26 miners who died underground more than a decade ago.
It was a most touching experience for me and I left a flowers in remembrance. It was also a way of showing my respect for Sudbury miners who have died underground here in Nickel City.
The memorial site is very quiet and peaceful. And, by order of the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, no mining or gas exploration can ever take place in that area again.
By Debra Maher, CTC