Castries

Um antigo refúgio de piratas
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Castries

Um cenário de filme

Umas férias em Castries, a capital de Santa Lúcia, não ficariam completas sem uma visita à Howelton House.

O berço do Caribelle Batik, fica situado nas colinas acima de Castries e do mar das Caraíbas. Aqui, poderá assistir à criação dos esplêndidos tecidos tingidos artesanalmente que se transformam em vestuário e acessórios batique, mesmo antes de comprá-los e regressar ao seu navio de cruzeiro MSC

Poderá fazer outras compras no Mercado Central, onde encontrará o trabalho de artesãos locais: artigos em madeira, cerâmica, cestos e objectos de fibras naturais. 


Em Castries, poderá fazer as suas compras duty free na Place Carenage e nos centros comerciais de Pointe Seraphine, considerados por muitos os melhores das Caraíbas.

Para descontrair, recomenda-se uma viagem à baía de Marigot, eleita pelo autor inglês James Michener a baía mais bela das Caraíbas . Semelhante a um fiorde na sua profundidade, foi usada como refúgio pelos piratas durante muitos anos e pelos submarinos alemães na Segunda Guerra Mundial.


Rumando para sul, ao largo da costa, chegará à Anse-La-Raye que graças à sua beleza, foi escolhida como cenário de vários filmes, incluindo tendo Sophia Loren como protagonista. É uma aldeia piscatória típica do litoral na qual poderá sentir a magia negra, Obeah (semelhante ao vodu), e encontrar os homens Obeah, os xamanes, que ainda continuam a ser respeitados e temidos pelos habitantes.


Uma excursão à costa ocidental levá-lo-á à parte selvagem da ilha. Não deixe de visitar também a Reserva Natural da ilha de Fregate, refúgio de garças, jibóias e “fer-de-lances” (espécie de víbora). Poderá optar entre muitas trilhas, excursões todo-o-terreno e parques de aventura.


Não perca também a praia de Anse l’Ivrogne, que também atende pelo nome de Black Hole (Buraco Negro). Aqui, o fundo do mar apresenta um declive brusco atingindo uma profundidade de 600 metros.

Lugares imperdíveis em Castries

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  • ADRENALINE (3 hrs)

    ACÇÃO E AVENTURA
    • Bebidas incluídas

    • O mais vendido

    • Pode envolver inclinações, degraus, superfícies desiguais e/ou longos períodos em pé

      Nível de dificuldade
      Moderado

    • Duração
      3 h

    • Adultos 59O preço é por pessoa.

    • Crianças a partir de42O preço é por pessoa.

    SLU13

    Scramble up the suspension bridge past eagle's claw, zip through the canopy from tree to tree, leap from the platform onto Tarantula's nest, then rappel down to terra firma to find your land legs again. The brand new Adrena-line zip line tour is not for the faint of heart. The exciting new tour starts innocuously enough with a short walk through a peaceful part of the forest, but that's as pastoral as it gets. Launch off eagle's claw, so named for the grip of the root system that has consumed the volcanic boulder, and scramble across the ravine below on a suspension bridge that delivers you to your first platform. Then get hitched up to a series of cables and zip from platform to platform high up in the tree canopy. Go out on a limb and take the leap onto the rope web below or swing like Tarzan. If your adrenaline isn't flowing then, a brisk hike to the next set of platforms will juice things up a bit before your guides hook you onto the line with descenders so you can rappel safely or with a thrill to base camp. Notes: Walking/hiking shoes mandatory (no high heels, sandals or flip flops), Long shorts or trousers (not skirts or dresses), Shirts/t-shirts with short or long sleeves recommended (wearing harness), Sun/Rain protection, Insect repellent. Minimum waist 55cm Maximum hip/waist 127cm, Maximum weight 170 kg, Not suitable for pregnant woman or persons with back or neck injuries, Only suitable for the physically fit.
  • AERIAL TRAM ADVENTURE (3.5 hrs)

    ACÇÃO E AVENTURA
    • Bebidas incluídas

    • Pode envolver inclinações, degraus, superfícies desiguais e/ou longos períodos em pé

      Nível de dificuldade
      Moderado

    • Duração
      3:30 h

    • Adultos 92O preço é por pessoa.

    • Crianças a partir de65O preço é por pessoa.

    SLU12

    Flirtatious hummingbirds, impressive buttress root systems, and slow but persistent ficus stranglers reveal themselves on our rainforest aerial tram ride. Cool tropical breezes and panoramic vistas included. The Aerial Tram Tour transports guests up and away from the heat and bustle of the lowlands to an ecological park located in the heights of St Lucia's forest reserve. Sixteen open-air gondolas ascend noiselessly through the rainforest, offering guests a magical view of nature in its majesty - towering gommiers, impressive chatanniers, and the remarkable phenomenon of the strangler ficus, alighted upon by playful hummingbirds and banana quits. An experienced Nature Interpreter will point out giant ferns and magnificent heliconia, and identify the calls and the plumage of the birdlife that makes the Caribbean Oceanic forest its home. The descent affords a bird's eye view of the forest and a spectacular panoramic vista of the north of the island. With much to see and listen for, the tram ride is a celebration of colour and life and a restorative retreat guaranteed to refresh the senses.
  • CATAMARAN CRUISE TO THE PITONS (4 hrs)

    ACÇÃO E AVENTURA
    • Bebidas incluídas

    • Refeição leve incluída

    • Oportunidade para mergulhar

    • Pode envolver um número limitado de degraus, superfícies desiguais e/ou períodos em pé

      Nível de dificuldade
      Fácil

    • Duração
      4 h

    • Adultos 69O preço é por pessoa.

    • Crianças a partir de49O preço é por pessoa.

    SLU01

    An exciting introduction to St. Lucia, and a marvelous way to experience the wonderful marvel of nature by cruising to see the island's magnificent landmark which is now a World Heritage Site. This is a relaxing excursion for those who wish to enjoy nature's beauty and the sea. Leaving the Castries harbor behind, you will cruise along the west coast on passing by the picturesque Vigie and La Toc peninsulas. Take in the lush vegetation of the coastline and the small villages of Anse la Raye and Canaries, then on towards to the Soufriere Bay for the sighting of Petit and Gros Piton - rising majestically to over 2,600 feet out of the sea, where picture taking moments are not to be missed. Circling the Bay will give each and everyone and opportunity to capture this wonder of nature. You will then cruise up along the coast to one of the scenic bays where an assortment of dry snacks will be served along with fresh local juices before taking a relaxing swim in the cool waters of the Caribbean Sea. Savor these moments as a fresh water shower on board awaits your return before your cruise continues to the idyllic Marigot Bay - one of the island's most sheltered and famous for many battles between the English and French. It is also renowned for its beauty and a film location for such movies as Dr. Doolittle and Firepower. It is then homeward bound to the ship. Of course, the rhythmic sounds of the Caribbean music will have you snapping your fingers, humming a tune or even swaying your hips and on your feet before saying good-bye to this paradise. You couldn't ask for more value as time is on your hands on your return to do that touch of shopping before leaving this simply beautiful island called St. Lucia. Notes: Persons should always take care when going down the ladder into the water for swimming as well as climbing back up. Life jackets are available for anyone before swimming and persons who maybe prone to motion sickness should take the necessary medication prior to the departure of the tour. We recommend that any alcoholic beverages be served after swimming in the interest of safety - hence the swimming stop is done on the first half of the tour.
  • LA TILLE WATERFALL & JEEP SAFARI (4
    hrs)

    ACÇÃO E AVENTURA
    • Bebidas incluídas

    • Oportunidade para mergulhar

    • Pode envolver inclinações, degraus, superfícies desiguais e/ou longos períodos em pé

      Nível de dificuldade
      Moderado

    • Duração
      4 h

    • Adultos 69O preço é por pessoa.

    • Crianças a partir de49O preço é por pessoa.

    SLU16

    Following a ride through the capital of Castries, you will head up to the Morne View Point for a panoramic view of Castries and its environs, you journey down into the Cul de Sac valley lined with banana plants swaying in the breeze, before heading through the various communities. Your drive will continue through the back roads and small communities and along the main east coast road before arriving at La Tille Waterfall. Disembark the jeeps for a well deserved stretch - wander the gardens and view the various fruit trees and plants, washrooms are also available if needed. Enjoy a cool refreshing drink from the coolers on board before setting of on your short trek to the waterfall. Trek down the natural trail and walking sticks will be provided, if needed. The setting is in the natural forest as you walk along the earthen trail to the waterfall where you can enjoy a cool dip under the refreshing cascade and natural pool or just some relaxing time along the water's edge. Throughout the time spent at La Tille you will learn how this peaceful estate survives on it's own hydro & solar system thus providing an environmentally friendly setting. You may also be treated to the local way of roasting cashew nuts - not to be missed! Depart La Tille with a brief stop in the Village of Dennery photo stop to view the spectacular scenery of the Atlantic Ocean. This is an adventure not to be missed as you get back on board your 4x4 Jeep for a relaxing journey back to your ship. Don't forget your camera as spectacular photo opportunities abound! Notes: This tour is not recommended for anyone too elderly and not physically fit. There is a lot of exposure to the sun so light clothing, hat or cap is recommended along with sun bloc. Sandals/shoes should be with rubber soles and persons.
  • SNORKEL BENEATH THE PITON (4 hrs)

    ACÇÃO E AVENTURA
    • Bebidas incluídas

    • Oportunidade para mergulhar

    • Pode envolver inclinações, degraus, superfícies desiguais e/ou longos períodos em pé

      Nível de dificuldade
      Moderado

    • Duração
      4 h

    • Adultos 65O preço é por pessoa.

    • Crianças a partir de46O preço é por pessoa.

    SLU20

    Get on board a 50ft power Bertram or Cruiser Catamaran and depart the Castries Harbour along the west coast of St. Lucia. Cruise along the island's picturesque coastline bypassing the La Toc and Vigie Peninsulas, the famous Marigot Bay and small fishing villages of Anse La Raye and Canaries. As you cruise into the Soufriere Bay you will be awe struck by the magnificent Pitons, two volcanic plugs. These majestic peaks rise up to over 727 metres and are within a UNESCO World Heritage site. A perfect photo opportunity before you begins your Snorkel adventure within the Marine Reserve. A plethora of vibrant underwater life from a variety of corals, sea urchins, star fish, parrot, trumpet and rock fish abounds. Exploring the nooks will yield all sorts of surprises as they act as a nursery for many larger fish. The small beach area beckons where you can rest awhile on the white sand beach before heading back on board for cool refreshment and snacks. You may also have an opportunity of cruising into the idyllic Marigot Bay for photo moments before returning to the ship. Notes: Snorkel locations can be changed at short notice depending on weather and sea conditions in the interest of safety and enjoyment of the guests. Notes: Snorkel locations can be changed at short notice depending on weather and sea conditions in the interest of safety and enjoyment of the guests.
  • LA SOUFRIERE VOLCANO (5 hrs)

    CITY TOUR
    • Bebidas incluídas

    • Pode envolver inclinações, degraus, superfícies desiguais e/ou longos períodos em pé

      Nível de dificuldade
      Moderado

    • Duração
      5 h

    • Adultos 79O preço é por pessoa.

    • Crianças a partir de56O preço é por pessoa.

    SLU19

    The bus first passes through the bustling city of Castries which consists of the colourful market place and the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, with its magnificent paintings, completed by our famous local artist, Dunstan St. Omer. A panoramic view of the island can then be seen from Morne Fortune before you travel through the lush Cul de Sac and Roseau banana plantations on to picturesque Marigot Bay of movie fame. Continuing your scenic drive along a winding road on the edge of a rainforest, where there is an abundance of tropical flowers and trees, you then reach the town of Soufriere. Here, the dramatic Pitons, rising more than 760 metres (2,500 feet), tower over the entire area. You will enjoy a short guided visit of the Sulphur Springs, the worlds only ‘drive-in volcano', so called as you can drive right into the crater to see pools of bubbling lava!Next, you will visit the Maranatha Garden or Prayer Park, where an array of exotic and brightly-coloured specimens of flowers, fruit trees and colorful birds mingle to form a perfect setting for garden-lovers and picture-takers! A refreshing drink awaits, served in a unique atmosphere at the Beacon view point and hilltop restaurant, situated on three naturally ventilated balconies. From here, you can enjoy stunning views of the Pitons, the Caribbean Sea and the Soufriere Valley before returning to Castries harbor. Notes: Minimum age participation is 4 years. Travel traverses bumpy and winding roads. Guests suffering from motion sickness must take adequate precautions. The scenic drive to Soufriere takes approx. 1.5 hours. Guests must be able to walk over uneven surfaces and climb steps.
  • Northern Views & Historical Pigeon
    Island

    CITY TOUR
    • Lugares limitados

    • Pode envolver um número limitado de degraus, superfícies desiguais e/ou períodos em pé

      Nível de dificuldade
      Fácil

    • Duração
      2:30 h

    • Adultos 35O preço é por pessoa.

    • Crianças a partir de25O preço é por pessoa.

    SLU28

    Northern Views & Historical Pigeon Island
  • ST. LUCIA RYTHYMS (3.5 hrs)

    CULTURA E HISTÓRIA 
    • Bebidas incluídas

    • Refeição leve incluída

    • Pode envolver um número limitado de degraus, superfícies desiguais e/ou períodos em pé

      Nível de dificuldade
      Fácil

    • Duração
      3:30 h

    • Adultos 59O preço é por pessoa.

    • Crianças a partir de42O preço é por pessoa.

    SLU08

    This delightful tour commences with a short ride through Castries, the capital. Observe the elegant Victorian buildings along the famous Derek Walcott Square, the home of the Samaan tree (400 years old). St. Marks is an old colonial style house, which is strategically placed high up in the hills and offers a panoramic view. Capture the magnificence of the Castries harbour amidst the deep blue sea with a green backdrop. On a clear day, view Martinique out in the distance along the northern coastline. Enjoy typical Creole snacks and a tasty rum punch or fruit juice after your tour of this enchanting home before heading to your next stop. Just five minutes away you will stop at Caribelle Batik, the home of the silky West Indian Sea Island Cotton, where the fascinating batik process comes alive. It is not only the artistic processes that will fascinate you but also the architecture of the building. This 4-storey Victorian house (haunted according to folklore) stands formidably on the outskirt of Castries and exposes her brow to an inspiring view of the city.The tour continues along the countryside towards the north-eastern section of the island with its lush vegetation to an area called Chassin. Be a part of the St. Lucian traditional practices at one of our Heritage Sites. Upon arrival at the Fond Latisab Creole Park, you will experience Creole traditions and practices that are still enjoyed today. You will be able to see the preparation of farine and cassava bread in the ancient Amerindian manner. You can watch the traditional method of cooking food on macambou leaves. From log-sawing to the hypnotizing rhythms of the Creole music, you will feel fully inducted into the traditions of this rich culture. You might even be able to learn a few words of Patois, the language of Creole heavily laced with French, African and English grammar not to mention learn a few folk dances. Depart Fond Latisab for your drive back to your ship. Notes: Pax should wear comfortable walking shoes. Sandals/shoes preferably with rubber soles and attire should be cool and comfortable. Hat/Cap is also recommend and sun screen.
  • BEACH BREAK (4 hrs)

    MAR E SOL
    • Bebidas incluídas

    • Oportunidade para mergulhar

    • Pode envolver um número limitado de degraus, superfícies desiguais e/ou períodos em pé

      Nível de dificuldade
      Fácil

    • Duração
      4 h

    • Adultos 39O preço é por pessoa.

    • Crianças a partir de28O preço é por pessoa.

    SLU04

    What better way to enjoy a few hours on the island but to while away your time on one of the island's largest beaches. After a short drive through the capital city Castries, your journey takes you in a northerly direction where you will bypass our regional airport, commercial and residential areas before arriving in the Rodney Bay area - known for its restaurants, resorts, shopping and entertainment. Here you will be taken to Reduit Beach with beautiful vistas of Rodney Bay and Pigeon Island. You will be escorted to the area where your beach chairs will be laid out for you. Lie back, relax and enjoy the St. Lucian moment along with a cool refreshment of either rum punch or fruit punch. Your guide will indicate the time of departure from this tranquil bliss to the ship. Notes: All beaches are public on the island
  • ST. LUCIA BY LAND & SEA (7 hrs)

    VISITA PANORÂMICA
    • Almoço ou jantar incluído

    • Oportunidade para mergulhar

    • Pode envolver inclinações, degraus, superfícies desiguais e/ou longos períodos em pé

      Nível de dificuldade
      Moderado

    • Duração
      7 h

    • Adultos 89O preço é por pessoa.

    • Crianças a partir de63O preço é por pessoa.

    SLU21

    Get a great look at St. Lucia's lush green mountains, banana valleys, rain forests, fishing villages and the town of Soufriere on this combination excursion. The bus first passes through the bustling city of Castries which consists of the colorful market place and the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, with its magnificent paintings, completed by our famous local artist, Dunstan St. Omer. A panoramic view of the island can then be seen from Morne Fortune before you travel through the lush Cul de Sac and Roseau banana plantations on to picturesque Marigot Bay of movie fame. Your travel continues along the winding road on the edge of the rain forest where an abundance of tropical flowers and trees are evident. You will then reach the town of Soufriere where the dramatic Pitons, rising over 2,500 feet from the sea, tower over the entire area. From here, visit a real St. Lucian Plantation with a working mill and see key steps in the making of sugar cane syrup, producing cocoa and coffee and processing coconuts for food products. Also visit historical features of the estate and take a look inside authentic huts within a traditional village and tropical setting. Enjoy a buffet lunch at the rustic restaurant within the grounds of the original Plantation House. After lunch drive to the pier for a northward sea journey to your ship, with a swim stop at one of our premier bays. A detour is made to famous Marigot Bay, a sensational natural cove and the site for many films. It is a wonderful safe anchorage for a fleet of international yachts before returning to Castries harbour and your ship. Notes: Pregnant women and guests with heart/respiratory conditions must consult their physician before taking part in this tour. The scenic drive to Soufriere takes approx. 1.5 hours and traverses winding and bumpy roads. Guests suffering from motion sickness should take adequate precautions. Weight restriction: max 135 kg. Minimum age participation is 4 years. Sail and/or engine-powered catamarans are used. Catamaran anchors as close as possible to the shore at the swim site that guest could easily swim to shore and relax for a few moments.

O objectivo das excursões no programa acima é dar aos hóspedes da MSC Cruzeiros uma ideia dos diversos passeios que podem ser organizados em cada porto de escala. É apenas um guia, pelo que a confirmação de cada excursão e respectiva descrição e preços serão feitos durante a viagem.
A programação das excursões e dos itinerários poderão sofrer alterações devido às condições locais e/ou a qualquer factor não previsto relacionado com o horário no dia do passeio.

 

Algumas excursões são muito procuradas, portanto, não podemos garantir sempre a sua disponibilidade. Recomendamos realizar a sua reserva com antecedência. Garantimos guias turísticos no idioma inglês. Só nos cruzeiros pela América do Sul é possível garantir guias que falem português (do Brasil). A narração noutros idiomas depende da disponibilidade dos guias turísticos. Por favor note que o idioma do tour será confirmado a bordo durante o cruzeiro.

Santa Lúcia

Entre aldeias piscatórias e nascentes de água sulfurosa
Entre aldeias piscatórias e nascentes de água sulfurosa

Ao chegar a Santa Lúcia, provavelmente, não será o Monte Gimie, o ponto mais alto da ilha (quase mil metros) a impressioná-lo em primeiro lugar, e sim os dois picos vulcânicos espectaculares, conhecidos por Pitons. O Petit Piton e o Gros Piton símbolizam Santa Lúcia e são o destino de inúmeras excursões nos cruzeiros MSC nas Caraíbas.

Abaixo dos picos está Soufrière, fundada pelos franceses em 1746, uma pequena cidade vivaz aninhada na bela baía dominada pelos Pitons que foi baptizada com esse nome pelas nascentes de água sulfurosa, abundantes na região. Recomendamos que não deixe de visitar os Jardins Botânicos de Diamond com as suas termas minerais ou a cascata Toraille, rodeada por um jardim tropical, ou ainda as cascatas de água sulfurosa dos Pitons.

No seu cruzeiro a Santa Lúcia, pode mergulhar na vida local em Choiseul, uma aldeia piscatória com uma igreja nas margens do oceano azul-vivo e um pequeno mercado de peixe nas redondezas. Um pouco mais a norte está a praia de Sab Wee-Sha, uma praia encantadora de areia preta, raramente visitada pelos turistas.

A flora e a fauna quase intocadas de Santa Lúcia podem ser admiradas na reserva natural das ilhas Maria, onde encontrará alguns dos exemplos mais raros de répteis, tais como o lagarto Cnemidophorus vanzoi ou a Dromicus ornatus, uma serpente não venenosa rara.