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Port Description

Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France

Pointe-��-Pitre��is the largest city of��Guadeloupe, an overseas region of France located in the Lesser Antilles in the French Caribbean.�� he two main islands in Guadeloupe ��� Grande Terre and Basse Terre ��� are shaped like the wings of a butterfly, with Pointe-��-Pitre located right in the middle! Today, Point-��-Pitre is a well developed, cosmopolitan city that boasts a smart new terminal for cruise liners. However, the city is relatively recent as it was first built in 1759 when the English began to construct the town. Point-��-Pitre has since grown to become the economic hub of the island, packed with museums, interesting public buildings, markets, and an historic old port. Point-��-Pitre is popular destination along our Caribbean cruise itinerary as it offers a delightful mix of relaxing beach opportunities for sun-worshippers as well as plenty of historical attractions for those who like to add an educational dimension to their day away from ship.