Cruising Europe: The Channel Island of Guernsey

A cruise is a wonderful thing: it allows you to unpack once, yet visit much more than just one place. Itineraries vary, but Crystal Cruises opts for some very interesting ports of call, including the Channel Island of Guernsey.

We spend an afternoon in Guernsey, where fans of the bestselling, Second World War-set novel Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society can visit actual sites from the book’s pages. In the coming weeks, look for more from Crystal’s Western Europe. Next week, travel with us on AmaWaterways’ AmaCerto along the Danube. So pack your bag – you’ll only have to unpack it once. www.crystalcruises.com

 

2WelcomeGate

At the gates: a welcoming entry into St. Peter Port’s Old Town

3WarMemorialChurchillThe war memorial, featuring the words of Winston Churchill engraved along the low wall

4GardenCityFlowers and gardens are in bloom all over St. Peter Port

5CurveCurving architecture highlights historic paths

6VictoriaTowerVictoria Tower

7PortViewVictoriaTowerA view of the port from Victoria Tower

8TownViewVictoriaTowerA town view from Victoria Tower

9Beatles-mark-the-spotThe Beatles played here, too

10Artisanal-ChocArtisanal chocolates by local boy Ben Le Prevost, showing the French influence on the British island

 

11GargoyleAlbionHouseA gargoyle bridges the gap at the Albion House

12HistoryA historic plaque

13OldWorldWallsThe defensive walls, resplendent with blooms

14TransportationMotorcycles parked among the fuchsia petunias