Silversea Luxury Cruises Nach BASSE TERRE (Guadeloupe)

BASSE TERRE (Guadeloupe)

Bienvenue en France. Yes, Basse Terre might be an integral part of the Caribbean, it is as French as Paris. So, amid magnificent scenery, excellent beaches and thick, verdant rainforest, you’ll find Roman Catholic churches, wide airy boulevards and a busy centre ville, reminding you that you are technically in France. While you might spot boulangeries and tabacs, there is no shortage of Caribbean charm here. A laid back ambience where things will get done “plus tard” or “demain” (later or tomorrow) prevails, you must remember not to hurry here. View more

Like the tortoise in Aesop’s fable, everything gets there, just all in good time. That’s not to say that things don’t work – au contraire – there is a European sense of pride and savoir faire. This stretches from the almost evangelical approach to the part-Creole, part-Caribbean, part-French cuisine to the beautiful, Baroque buildings. And let’s not forget the holiest spirt of them all, the local rum. A national drink if ever there was one, only nine distilleries are still in operation so if the opportunity arises to visit one, we urge you to do so. Guadeloupe is made up of two islands, Basse Terre and Grand Terre. Unlike Grande-Terre, the Basse-Terre landscape is cooler, greener and less inhabited. An eruption of the (still active) 4,813-foot La Soufriere volcano on its southern tip in 1976 resulted in an evacuation, with many families moving permanently to Grande-Terre. If you’re feeling brave, hike up to the top of the volcano to enjoy spectacular views.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.