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Charlotte Amalie

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  • Day6

    The Entertainment Continues

    January 16 on the U.S. Virgin Islands

    Over the last few days the entertainment has been nonstop. We had a top tier loyalty event in the Aqua Theater with the Captain, champagne and a private show.
    We frequently have enjoyed the Jazz Club with its quartet and singer.
    The 90 minute Grease performance was like a Broadway production (or even better).
    We were also entertained by a Las Vegas vocalist, Tony Tillman who was backed by the full Harmony orchestra. He was non stop energy covering all types of music while getting the crowd involved.Read more

  • Day172

    St. Thomas to St. John USVI

    March 10, 2016 on the U.S. Virgin Islands

    We “quickly” sailed downwind to St. Thomas to pick up Corey and Jamie in the large harbor of Charlotte Amalie.
    It’s a large flat sandy harbor so we picked any old spot away from the ferries only to find that seaplanes had their own unofficial runway at our stern, which we found to be entertaining. Their plane landed right as we anchored so we jetted straight to the airport…. And just in time I might add…. As we bumped into good ole Corey & Jamie at the airport (who had been giddily sipping free rum samples), they immediately steered us over to a long line for car rentals…. Asking us if we recognized anyone… and by George …of all the gin joints… our college friend Sarah whom, we both met through NEUs outdoor club NUHOC, was standing there! We had traveled thousands of miles away from home over the course of 6 months and, still, we serendipitously bumped into friends from home. Everyone was engulfed in hugs and disbelief asking the same dumbfounded question “Wow, what-the, when, how are you?!?!?!”Because Mike & I were so organized our first order of business was to go grocery shopping in St. Thomas. Fun! Our first night we ate out in town, arriving just in time for happy hour. With beer and cocktails in hand, we made a game plan for the next 5 days – Circumnavigate ST. JOHN! Before leaving we meandered the town of Charlotte Amalie, known for its jewelry district. I found the Dutch influence in architecture to be of far greater interest; the buildings were made-up of old weathered stone walls with thick heavy wooden doorways and fat metal latches beautifully fashioned from a time period I can only imagine.

    St. John, day 1: We beat into the wind (‘beat’ is sailing jargon for bashing the bow of your sailboat into or close to the wind – aka not fun sailing) to St. John and hooked onto a National Park mooring. We snorkeled the area, spotting several stingrays and a turtle and the next morning we ran the dinghy onto shore in Reef Bay.
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  • Day2

    A day in St. Thomas (Day 2)

    April 8, 2016 on the U.S. Virgin Islands

    A peaceful evening and a smooth ride brings us to St. Thomas.

    We toured the best of St. Thomas with stops at the top of the island that provided beautiful views of Charlotte Amalie and Meagan's Bay.

    At Mountain Top (1547' elevation) a world famous banana daiquiri and no worries!

    A stop at the Great House and a Run Punch and the day keeps getting better.

    Next stop downtown for a little shopping then back to the ship.Read more

  • Day3

    1. Stopp: Virgin Islands

    July 3, 2017 on the U.S. Virgin Islands

    Gleich früh geht's an Land: Amerikanische Jungferinseln, St. Thomas. Süße kleine Insel (insgesamt ca 50.000 Einwohner) und wir suchen uns einen Fahrer, der uns mal ein bisschen rum fährt. So bekommen wir einen guten Überblick und am Ende steigen wir an einem schönen leeren Strand am karibischen Meer ab. Geile Kulisse

  • Day8

    St Thomas, Oh goody, US immigration.

    November 11, 2014 on the U.S. Virgin Islands

    We've got the usual US immigration farce at St Thomas this morning.
    The line for non US passengers is the full length of the Royal Promenade, it's now 9.30am and it's been like that since 7am.
    Sheila and I have decided to leave going right until the last minute, because I'm definitely not standing in that bloody line.
    The real bad thing is that we'll have to do it all over again in Ft Lauderdale, all because our last stop is in Coco Cay which is British.
    Why can't they work these stops out better?
    If our last stop was a US port we wouldn't have to do all this crap again.
    But no that would be to simple for RCCL.
    We've decided that this will be our last transatlantic for a good while, as we're sick of the US immigration, and also the long haul flights back home.
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  • Day9

    US immigration, and it's SHITE attitude

    November 12, 2014 on the U.S. Virgin Islands

    Well the US immigration met all my low expectations.
    Sheila and I approached the customs officer, and with a smile I said good morning and handed her my documents.
    I then stood back and casually pushed my hands in to my shorts pockets.
    The cheeky cow of an immigration officer did no more than glare at me, and in a very condescending voice said to me "take your hands out of your pockets " I said "what?
    Really? "
    She said yes take your hands out of your pockets.
    Well I lost it and said to Sheila "I'm 64 years of age and being spoken to like a child.
    I then pushed my hands back in to my pockets, Fuming.
    She then said it's a security issue and that she didn't know where I'd been before I came to immigration.
    I said "well take a wild guess where I've been as we'd been on a cruise ship for the last 12 days".
    Anyway that was about it she stamped my passport and off we went.
    It just pisses me off the attitude of these people, give them a uniform and a bit of power and it goes to their head.
    I'm afraid as much as I love the USA I can't be doing with their over the top, and paranoid immigration service.
    It's things like this that make you realize why the USA is so hated around the world.
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  • Day96

    Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas

    May 8, 2014 on the U.S. Virgin Islands

    Today in St Thomas the was another alpha alpha call and another passenger was taken to hospital.
    That's the third this trip, I'm just glad they all happened before the transatlantic leg of the cruise, as that would have meant a helicopter transfer to shore.
    That's one of the problems with transatlantic crossings, because of the older age range you get on these trips the percentage of people falling ill is higher than on normal cruises.
    Anyway, Sheila stayed on the ship again today, sunbathing in the solarium.
    While Maz, Sue and I, nipped off the ship to a little cafe called "love & Joy", I know, I know, it sounds more like a sex shop than a cafe, but it does internet for $4 and you can stay on line for as long as you like.
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