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  • Arrival In Port

    Pulling into port is always a favorite for me when cruising especially when we have a aft balcony room. Nothing like the view of the island becoming bigger and bigger as we get closer to shore.

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  • Christmas in St. Thomas

    Christmas Time in St. Thoams was a bunch of fun. Seeing the place decked out in Christmas decorations. Christmas Trees and Palm Trees...what a combo.

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  • Sunset

    Sunsets in the Caribbean can be magical. There is nothing I love more than watching sunset from a balcony; seeing the changing colors in the sky that gradually fade into the dark night sky.

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  • Travelling with Family

    July 2010; my wife and I said aboard the Caribbean Princess with my Mom and her fiance. My Mom had never been to St. Thomas before and it was a pleasure showing my Mom the places and things we love about the island.

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  • Friendly People

    We had a wonderful experience in St. Thomas. The people were so friendly from the cab driver, the store clerks, the waitress in the restaurants and the local people on the street. We had so much fun talking to people and getting the local suggestions on shops and restaurants. The shop clerks were all nice especially the shop that we bought my...

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  • Soda Card

    When on this ship you must purchase your soda or buy a soda card for unlimited refills. The only free beverages are: water, iced tea, lemonade, coffee, tea and juices with breakfast. I wanted to have the option of being able to have soda so I purchased the card. They give you a refillable thermal cup and place a soda sticker on your seapass to...

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  • Gratuity

    Royal Caribbean hands out an information sheet regarding customary gratuity amounts. Envelopes are provided in your stateroom the day before arrival back in the home port. You can put money in the envelopes for the appropriate staff or go to the customer service desk and have the gratuity added to your seapass account.The Gratuity Guidelines...

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  • Internet Access

    On Board the cruise ship they have an internet cafe to keep you connected to school, work or loved ones. The cafe has a number of workstations available for use. You can also bring your own laptop and use their WI-FI service. Liz always needs to have internet access since she is in school and brings her homework with her wherever we go.The internet...

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  • You Might Not Want To Leave....

    St. Thomas was more than I had hoped for. The island was beautiful and the weather was perfect. The people were friendly and nice. The food was outrageously delicious. The shopping was great. I loved being in a new place with Liz. I enjoyed walking around the island, sightseeing, shopping and enjoying a fabulous lunch.

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  • Cruise information

    One of the best places for information on what to do in various ports is Cruise Critic. The Cruise Critic St. Thomas forum board was very useful in planning shore excursions, whether the ones offered by the ship or independent, and there is also St. Thomas port information with hints on where to go, what to do, where the ships dock, where to eat...

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  • St. Thomas' history

    Many different cultures have inhabited the US Virgin Islands first there were the Ciboneys, followed by the Arawaks and then by the Caribs and the Tainos. Christopher Columbus claimed the islands for Spain in 1493 and this is where the virgin part of the name comes in, when he spotted a chain of islands to the north he christened them Las Once Mil...

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  • Money matters

    Since St. Thomas is one of the US Virgin Islands, a territory of the United States, the local currency is the US dollar. We didn't have any need to use a credit card or ATM but you should be able to use your credit card or ATM card with no problem.I always like to bring small bills with me when we go to the Caribbean, that way you can hand the taxi...

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  • Sunny Liston Tours

    "Sunny Liston Tours - the lover boy fun tours known for lots of fun and excitement." This is quoted from Sunny himself on an email he sent me. His tours are filled with fun, He has an open air tour bus that takes you around the island with a final stop at Sapphire Beach for a little romp in the sun. Tour was $25 per person. A real good value! Check...

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  • beautiful

    this was my first trip. i went alone and i loved it. it was so much fun. go to st john for the day. wander thru the old warehouses. everything costs too much but you are in a paradise. sit on the beach or swim but just enjoy. a daquiri at the top of the island with a view of magen's bay.

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  • The beer hunt continues...in St. Thomas,...

    Wherever you go, whatever you do, sampling the local beer is definite must.What do the locals drink, what beer is most popular, which beer is hardest to find, does it come in a half pint glass just like grandma used to drink…or better still, a full pint glass like I drink??? These are all good questions that need to be answered...There only appears...

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  • Red Hook

    There are various types of stores, and ferries to St. John and the British Virgin Islands depart from the Red Hook Ferry Dock. Many charter boat companies are located in the vicinity. Red Hook is also the home of a few interesting bars and restaurants.

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  • Drake's Seat

    You can pull off the road and enjoy the same view from this lookout point. There is actually a green seat on the spot.

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  • View from Mountain Top

    This is a picture of the view from the outside balcony. The weather didn't cooperate for a great picture.

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  • Mountain Top

    At 1542 feet above sea level, the summit of St. Peter Mountain is the highest point on St. Thomas. Mountain Top. You will find a shopping and dining area. The view is beautiful. The balcony outside the shopping area will provide you with the opportunity to view and photograph panoramas of the Sir Francis Drake channel, the British Virgin Islands,...

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  • Coral World

    Coral World is a marine park and Undersea Observatory, located at Coki Beach.Open daily and holidays, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The ticket booth closes at 4:00 pm.Park Admission$18 Adults, $9 Children (3-12 years), $52 Family (2 adults and up to 4 children)

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  • Magens Beach

    This was considered one of the most beatiful beaches in the world. The weather didn't help me with the pictures, but I wasn't too impressed with this beach...

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  • Magens Bay

    For $25 round-trip for 2, we got a cab to drive us to Magens' Bay, always listed in the top 10 beaches in the world, then after a nice tour of 3/4 of the island we went to Coki beach for snorkelling. We've visited this island many times and are never dissapointed in the selection of things to do and places to see.

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  • Explore the island! Don't...

    Explore the island! Don't just sit on the beach, but make sure you do that too! Check out some of the most incredible shopping around. This is a duty free zone, surrounded by islands of other nationalities and not far off the beaten track for vessels coming through the Panama Canal. Find treasures you didn't expect at the tiniest of stores or...

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