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Pointe a Pitre

Guadeloupe’s capital city, Pointe-a-Pitre, is located a short walk away from the island’s main cruise port. It’s a cosmopolitan city that in Caribbean terms is fairly new, having been constructed in 1759. It’s a charming city to visit with a strong French influence that resides in everything from the architecture to the street names.

Cruise visitors to the city can expect a thriving hub of activity offering museums, restaurants and excellent transport links to other parts of Guadeloupe. We recommend that if you’re in Pointe-a-Pitre for a day you enjoy a walk around The Basilica of St Peter and St Paul. This stunning sacred building (also referred to as the ‘Iron Cathedral’ due to it’s bolted iron structure) was constructed in 1871 and is one of the most popular scared monuments in the Caribbean.

For those who want to enjoy the beautiful beaches in Guadeloupe we advise you take a taxi or bus to Plage Malendure which has won awards for its white sandy shores desert island charm.

For more information on cruises that visit Pointe-a-Pitre please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677. Alternatively, please visit our Caribbean cruises page to view our full range of itineraries.

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