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St Peter Port named as top cruise destination

Cruise ship in Guernsey waters. Photo:

St Peter Port has been named in the top five cruise destinations in Britain and Western Europe.

The annual awards, announced by Cruise Critic, are based on passenger reviews.

Guernsey's capital came in fourth, behind Amsterdam, Cork and Lisbon.

The view of St Peter Port as passengers arrive in Guernsey. Credit: Cruise Critic member, CR Mudgeon

We are delighted that St Peter Port has been recognised by Cruise Critic’s reviewers. The site is a leading authority on the cruise market with regular cruisers as their audience so this is a real testament to the experience St Peter Port is offering passengers and an acknowledgement of the investment allocated to this key tourism market.

– Wendy Pedder, Marketing Manager, CruiseGuernsey

113 cruise liners are scheduled to visit St Peter Port in 2017, an increase of 13 from 2016.

The following comments are among the positive reviews of St Peter Port.

Warm welcome, picturesque town with lots of good shopping, intriguing alleyways and good places to eat. Also a castle to explore.

– Cruise Critic member, ‘Beenwalking’

Warm, scenic, friendly and fascinating blend of England and France, full of historic old buildings and a shopping paradise. Easy to walk around.

– Cruise Critic member, ‘VikingExplorer’