Are you on a cruise or planning a cruise that stops at Frederiksted in St. Croix? Unlike neighboring St. John there’s a large pier here which can accommodate the larger ships.
I was there recently aboard the 200 guest Seabourn Spirit and here’s what I did. The ship offered several island tour excursions but I decided to go more low key.
Fort Frederik Museum | This is an awesome fort, built in 1760 by King Frederik of Denmark. It’s 10 steps from the end of the pier and since we were the only ship in port the place was empty. Besides the great view of the water and our ship, and the fun of the old canons guarding the place, the exhibits inside offer a very sobering history of the slave trade. I think this spot is a must see, especially for kids to learn about this history.
After the fort I walked around the downtown, which is slightly nicer than most of the downtowns in the Caribbean, but still is quite economically depressed. There’s a nice coffee shop (Polly’s) and nearby gift shop, a few other very small businesses. I picked up a small bottle of Cruzan rum which I packed in my (checked) suitcase!
Also see my report on Cruz Bay, St. John and Prickly Pear Cay. [coming]
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