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Elizabeth
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Does anyone know where the Cruise ships usually doc in St Thomas?

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Topic starter Posted : March 30, 2007 6:11 pm
Teresa
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Are you looking at a map or do you want to know what area or do you want to know the name of the dock?

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Posted : March 30, 2007 7:24 pm
dringel
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Do you know the cruise line? There are 2 harbors, Havensight and Crown Bay and contracts are in place for each cruise line.

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Posted : March 30, 2007 7:39 pm
AnnNYpisces
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Holland America and Princess dock exclusively at Crown Bay; all other lines dock at Havensight. On occasions when there are more than 5 ships in port, ships will anchor in Charlotte Amalie harbor.
Hope this helps!

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Posted : March 30, 2007 8:21 pm
Trade
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The WICO ship schedule shows where the ships are docking. The May schedule is up now:

http://www.wico-vi.com/

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Posted : March 30, 2007 8:24 pm
Elizabeth
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Thanks for the info! I am going to be there for a week in July, and I wanted to try to stay away from the places where there will be a lot of people from the cruise ships!

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Topic starter Posted : March 30, 2007 8:41 pm
Teresa
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Elizabeth,

I suggest taking trips to St. John and going to any beach other than Trunk Bay (where they send all the cruise ship passengers). On St. Thomas, Magens and Coki are popular among cruise ship passengers. On St. John, my favs are Cinnamon Bay and Maho Bay. On St. Thomas, my favs are Coki (even with a lot of people) and Lindquist. Have fun!

Teresa

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Posted : March 30, 2007 9:59 pm
Bill L.
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Hi Teresa, is Lindquist now accessible from the road? We've never visited the beach but have friends that have been there a few years back and loved it. We heard it was now only accessible from the water....
Bill

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Posted : March 30, 2007 10:44 pm
Teresa
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Not sure Bill. The government just bought it so hopefully it is open. It was so trashed behind the tree line (diapers hanging from palm trees - it was baaaaad), but if you could make it to the water's edge....it is beautiful. The sand is the softest and the West side of the beach was usually cleaner and nicer. We went to that beach right up until they locked it up tight.

STT Resident might know as I am not on island. Still, if it is locked up, it was always better from the water anyway.

Teresa

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Posted : March 30, 2007 11:14 pm
mell
 mell
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Hi Elizabeth,

I really don't think you have much to be concerned about. Stay where you like.

The cruise ship arrivals in July are much lighter than "in season." In fact, there might even be a day or two where you won't have any cruise ships in port at all. IMHO it doesn't feel very crowded here when there is only one or two ships in port (which is the type of traffic you will see on many days in the summer). Also, most ships leave the harbor at around 5:00 or 6:00 P.M. anyhow.

JMHO for what it's worth 🙂

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Posted : March 30, 2007 11:35 pm
Bill L.
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Some good news I think. 🙂
http://www.virginislandsdailynews.com/index.pl/article_home?id=17606821

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Posted : April 4, 2007 11:24 pm
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