Best Cruises for Charlotte Amalie
Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas
St Thomas is the capital and major port of the United States Virgin Islands. It's also the shopping hub of the Caribbean. This charming island covers 13 miles in length and not more than 3 miles in width is 75 miles east of Puerto Rico. The island architecture is a diverse blend of French iron gates and grillwork, Spanish patios, Dutch doors, and Danish rooftops. Calm turquoise waters and crystalline white sand offer a backdrop for some of the most fine-looking beaches in the world.
St Thomas enjoys pleasing weather all year. The temperature is relatively constant with an average year round temperature of 78 -88 degree F. Temperatures range from a high of 95 degree to a low of 65 degree. Fall is the rainy season, but there are occasional showers not an all-day rain.
A cruise to Caribbean will most definitely take you to St Thomas. It's one of the most heavily trafficked cruise ports in the world. Tourist can enjoy the unmatched duty-free shopping scene, scenic tram ride to a mountaintop and the world-famous beach at Magens Bay.
Enjoy the numerous attractions that include; golf, shopping, beaches, water sports, kayaking, biking and snorkeling on your St Thomas cruise. The island provides a wide range of activities, with new ones added every year.
Many tourists on a cruise to St Thomas travel to Charlotte Amalie for shopping without looking at its history. The closeness of the historic buildings to the stores still, makes it easy to appreciate both. To indeed embrace the historical sights you need to look past the vendors, shops and people.
Enjoy a ride on Skyline Drive and relish a magnificent view of St Thomas Harbor. Explore the Mountain Top, highest point on St Thomas, and see remarkable views of Magens Bay,one of the world's most beautiful beaches. Visit the Coral World Marine Park, a place you can touch sea stars at the touch pool. Discover the life's mystery in a mangrove lagoon off the Coastal Trail. Relax and enjoy a half-day sail to Buck Island aboard a large sailing yacht, then snorkel in Turtle Cove.
For only $19, admission fee, you will have unlimited access for the day to several exhibits. They include; Undersea Observatory Tower, the Marine Gardens, the Touch Pool, Stingray Lagoon, Turtle Pool and Shark Shallows. Your ticket also gives you entry to numerous feeding times and shows throughout the day. You'll watch and learn as the staffs engage with these wonderful creatures. At an additional fee, you'll enjoy encounters with turtles, sea lions, and sharks in shallow waters under staff instruction. Other activities at Coral World are such as SNUBA, Sea Trek Helmet Dive, and Nautilus Semi Submarine adventure.
Facts about Port
St Thomas cruise port is the most popular port of call for major cruise lines. Normally, the ships of Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, and Royal Caribbean berth at Havensight. Princess, Cunard, Holland America and Oasis and Allure usually berth at Crown Bay. However, it can change depending on the number of ships in one port. Cruises to st Thomas are mainly 6-9 days' duration, stopping over in Charlotte Amalie.
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