Cruising: Antigua

Group 6 Antigua
Summer, Fall
$$, $$$$

About the location

Antigua is home to one beach for every day of the year. At least that is what they say, I have not counted them all, and I doubt anyone else has. What this previously British Royal Navy stronghold does have is a storied history that involves natives being pushed out by Amazonians, being found and left alone by Christopher Columbus, and then Britain taking over the island, bringing thousands of slaves from Africa. It is a gorgeous Caribbean island with breathtaking views, lots of history, and great food.

Guide Highlights

Know the Ports

Find out how many ports there are, what they feature, and what you can do from them

Cruise Line Will Rip You Off on Excursions

I have a list of popular shore excursions that you can book without the cruise lines involvement which will save you money.

Guide Summary

Updated for 2023!

This guide is based on someone coming to the island on a cruise or at least not staying very long. I visited the island on a cruise so I have used my first had experience and knowledge to tailor this itinerary to a cruiser's needs, wants, and requirements. Topics covered are COVD, excursions, what to see, packing, and more. If you are headed to the island on a cruise, you need this guide!

Featured in this guide

Local food
Photo spots
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Group 31 Museums
Laid-back or relaxation
Group 14 Hidden Gems
Group 32 Historical
Group 36 Shopping
Water sports
Group 33 Walkable
Kayaking / Canoeing
Group 13 Public transportation

Great for these trips

Cultural / Historical
Family with kids
Girls / Guys Trip
Family without kids
Romantic / Honeymoon
Active / Adventure
Weekend Getaway


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  • Guide Architect

    Emily, The Female Abroad

    Emily, The Female Abroad

    NOTE: all my guides are from 2023 as WB has not allowed for update, archives, changes, or payments to guide architects since April 2022. Emily, The Female Abroad, is a world traveller who has worked in a variety of travel & hospitality positions before getting run over by a car. This experience forged a new path where she now passionately shares her wealth of knowledge to make travel not only more accessible but also by creating travellers, not tourists via her website, podcast (Incurable Wanderlust), and her social media channels. She also provides content writing, photos & articles for various publications. Podcast: Custom Travel Planning:

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