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Travel

On this page is travel-related information, including air travel, hotel information, and general travel tips relating to this year's cruise.

Air Travel

There are two airports on St. Lucia, Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) in Vieux-Fort at the south end of the island, and George F. L. Charles Airport (SLU) in Castries at the north end of the island. The Moorings' base is at Rodney Bay on the north end, so George F. L. Charles Airport is much more convenient, but this airport serves only inter-island flights (with a few international exceptions). You're more likely to be utilizing Hewanorra Airport (UVF), which is a 90-minute taxi ride to The Moorings.

Flights to or from Grenada will utilize Maurice Bishop International Airport in St. George's (GND).

First-week crew sailing for only one week will be embarking at St. Lucia and disembarking at Grenada, so they need an open-jaw ticket. They should arrive at St. Lucia any time on Sunday, May 7, where they will board the boat at 6:00pm to stay the night on board. At the other end, they will disembark from the boat at Grenada on Monday, May 15, any time prior to noon, to catch their flight home that day. Note that the Moorings base on St. Lucia is at Rodney Bay Marina, at the opposite end of the island from the international airport. The taxi ride is 90 minutes and costs $90US for up to 3 passengers (or $25US per person for more than three). If necessary, call the Southern Taxi Association at 758-454-6136.

Second-week crew sailing for only one week will be embarking at Grenada and disembarking at St. Lucia, so they need an open-jaw ticket. They should arrive at Grenada any time on Sunday, May 14, where they will stay one night in a hotel prior to boarding the boat the next day at noon. Hotel arrangements will be pre-arranged, and the hotel is only a short taxi ride from the airport. At the end of the cruise, they will disembark from the boat at St. Lucia on Monday, May 22, any time prior to noon, to catch their flight home that day.

Crew who are sailing for both weeks will be embarking and disembarking at St. Lucia, so they need a round-trip ticket to St. Lucia. They should arrive at St. Lucia any time on Sunday, May 7, where they will board the boat at 6:00pm to stay the night on board. At the end of the cruise, they will disembark from the boat at St. Lucia on Monday, May 22, any time prior to noon, to catch their flight home that day.

Hotel

Second-week crew members will spend the night of May 14-15 at the True Blue Bay Boutique Resort prior to boarding the boat at The Moorings base the next morning. The hotel is convenient to the airport and to The Moorings. Hotel reservations have been made for Cherie (May 12-15) and for Waldo Johnston (May 14-15). The phone number of the resort is 473-443-8783.


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