Cruises from Antigua
St John’s, the capital of the nation of Antigua and Barbuda (two islands) in the Caribbean, sits on the NW coast of the tropical island of Antigua that is home to magnificent beaches. St John's was hit significantly by Hurricane Irma (Sep 2017) but tourist infrastructure remained intact. St John’s reflects its British heritage with such edifices as Fort Barrington overlooking the shoreline, and 17th C Fort James. The national sport of cricket (think Sir Vivian Richards, Anderson "Andy" Roberts, and Richard "Richie" Richardson) highlights its predominantly British culture.
Nearby the pier are small streets with traditional shops and restored colonial buildings. Dominating all are the white neo-baroque towers of St John’s Cathedral. Antigua and Barbuda are ‘the Gateway to the Caribbean’.