Although St. Lucia is a popular cruise destination, it has a very developed resort and hotel based tourism base. There are many direct flights from Europe and the United States and so while the cruise industry is important, it is probably less reliant on this trade than some of the other Caribbean islands. During the main cruising season, which is the winter in the region, it is fairly common to have a two or three ships filling the docks in pretty Castries port and at least one large cruise ship docked at sea and tendering passengers in.
As a result of this huge focus on tourism, there are many excursions and varied tour options for anyone visiting the island. Many are designed to work well with the nature of the passing cruise ship trade, and so designed to last a few hours. St. Lucia has more tour options than any of the other islands I have ever been to!
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