This morning we had already done 3 dives at the wreck of Veronica L and the underwater sculpture park. For us no reason to take a pee, because the capital of Grenada – St. George’s – had to be visited. So after a short shower we went straight on.
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The port info of the AIDAdiva in Grenada
location: Melville Street Pier – North Side, Saint George’s
Lying time: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
All on board: 6.30 pm
Port info of AIDA: Download
Saint George’s – The capital of Grenada
St. George’s, the capital of Grenada is very manageable and has only about 7,000 inhabitants. The town is located on the slopes of a natural harbour bay and has a colonial cityscape,which was shaped by the French and British colonists.
The Sendall Tunnel and Fort George
Already on the approach to the harbour we have seen that the coastal town is terraced. So we wanted to look for a higher point, from which you have a great view of the harbour and the city. Built in the 17th century, Fort George is predestined for this. It is located directly behind the harbour terminal above the Sendall Tunnel on a small hill, which can be easily climbed by stairs. At the Sally Port entrance gate there is a small cashier’s cottage, where 2 US dollars per person is charged as an entrance fee. A slant in the large courtyard leads to the upper area, where there are still well-preserved cannons, which seem to be still fully functional and are fired on special occasions. Unfortunately, the fortress is not in a beautiful condition. Many buildings have disintegrated and have not been built; Construction debris lies around. But what is very nice up here is the great view: on the one hand on the cruise ships in the harbour and on the other hand on the Wharf Road with the inland port Carenage.
Downtown St. George’s
We wanted to walk back towards the city via a path at the back of the fort and happened to pass The St. Andrews Church, which was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan. Ivan was a particularly powerful hurricane in September 2004, killing 39 people in Grenada and damaging 85 of the island’s buildings before swirling further through the Caribbean. In the city we looked at two more churches and later ran back to the ship via a small street market.
Just in time at 7 p.m. it was called “Leinen los”. In the evening we had dinner with friends of Michael – who happened to be on board (the world is sooo small) – and reminisced about the day together.
All travelogues from our AIDA Cruise (Caribbean Sea)If you read the list of islands that AIDA is heading for on the route Caribbean Islands, you might think it was a dream for a moment: Dominican Republic, Aruba, Curaçao, Bonaire, Grenada, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Antigua. To reach eleven islands in 14 days is already a house number. But that was also the reason for us to choose this route. A cruise is predestined to get to know the Caribbean with its thousands of dream islands in a relaxed way. Here you can find all travel reports of our 14-day Caribbean cruise with AIDAdiva.
Day 01 Dominican Republic: Punta Cana – Short stopover before our cruise
Day 02 Dominican Republic: AIDAdiva – Our 14-Day Cruise in the Caribbean Sea
Day 03 Day at Sea
Day 04 Aruba: ABC Islands – Diving at the Renaissance Plane Wreck
Day 04 Aruba: Oranjestad – Tourist Attractions & Things to Do by your own
Day 05 Curaçao: Curacao – Island Tour, Attractions & the best Photo spots
Day 05 Curaçao: Ocean Encounters Curacao – Diving with Dolphins
Day 06 Bonaire: ABC Islands – Diving in Bonaire National Marine Park
Day 06 Bonaire: Kralendijk – Travel Guide & Things to Do
Day 07 Day at Sea
Day 08 Grenada: Diving on the wreck of the cargo ship Veronica L.
Day 08 Grenada: Molinere Bay – Diving at the Underwater Sculpture Park
Day 08 Grenada: Saint George’s – Tourist Attractions, Things to Do & Photo spots
Day 09 St. Vincent: Kingstown & Hiking La Soufriére Volcano
Day 10 Barbados: Wreck diving in Carlisle Bay Marine Park
Day 10 Barbados: Snorkeling with turtles in Carlisle Bay
Day 11 St. Lucia: Diving in the Caribbean with Scuba Steve’s Diving
Day 12 Dominica: Dolphins, Whale-Watching & the capital Roseau
Day 13 Guadeloupe: An island tour & the town of Pointe-a-Pietre
Day 14 Antigua: St. John’s, Nelson’s Dockyard & Fort Berkeley
Day 15 Day at Sea
Day 16 Dominican Republic: Punta Cana – Relax one day on the Beach