Grenada - Grenada
Grenada is the 'Spice Island' of cinnamon, nutmeg, mace and vanilla plantations, and dense with lush rainforests, and was the setting for the film Island in the Sun. St George's must surely be the Caribbean's prettiest capital, almost Mediterranean-looking with its picturesque buildings (some dating from the 18th century), steep cobbled streets and stepped alleys set amid the wooded hillslopes that surround the harbour. Tour the old rum distilleries and spice factories and don't miss lovely Grand Anse beach (within easy reach), Grand Etang lake, and Annandale Falls. Columbus named Grenada Concepcion upon discovering it, but others dubbed the island Grenada, after the famous Spanish city. The French settled here in the 17th century, followed by the British in the 18th century. It was declared a British Crown Colony in 1877 and today is considered an Independent Member of the British Commonwealth along with the islands of Carriacou, Petit Martinique and other small islets. In 1983, the U.S. joined Eastern Caribbean nations in an invasion of Grenada, successfully halting internal violence. There are more than 30 cruises calling at this port. Click the month or cruise line logo you are interested in to see details of the cruises.