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Arriving By Cruise Ship to St. Thomas
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St. Thomas has two cruise ports - - The West
India Company Dock (almost universally referred to as
Havensight) and Crown Bay. Both are located on the south side
of the island not far from Charlotte Amalie.
Generally, the ships of Carnival Cruise Lines,
Norwegian Cruise Line,
Celebrity Cruises, and Royal Caribbean
(except Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas) dock at
Havensight. Cunard, Princess,
Holland America and Oasis and
Allure typically dock at Crown Bay. This can
change depending on the number of ships in port. Deeper draft
ships such as Queen Mary 2, Oasis and Allure are required to
dock at Crown Bay.
Where does the ship dock?
Most cruise ships will dock at the Havensight Pier about a 5-10
minute taxi ride outside of downtown Charlotte Amalie. However,
some cruise ships tender in the Charlotte Amalie harbor, and if
it is a very busy day in port, the overflow must dock a bit
further out at Crown Point Marina, west of Charlotte Amalie.
Taxis are plentiful at the Havensight Pier and a ride into
downtown will cost about $3. Be advised that this port can get
very crowded and traffic can get exceedingly congested. If a
number of ships are in port and you are downtown, allow plenty
of time to return to the pier.
Havensight is the larger dock. The cruise
ships line up bow to stern along side. Guests exit and return
to the ships via gangways extending through the shell doors in
the ship's hulls. Three large modern cruise ships can tie up
at Havensight at the same time.
The Havensight dock area has been extensively developed with a
large shopping mall, eateries and even a post office within easy
walking distance of the ships. Havensight is directly south
across the bay from downtown Charlotte Amalie. Taxis wait by
the dock gates. You can also enjoy a pleasant but long walk
along the shore into downtown.
Bay, a one time naval base, is St. Thomas' newest cruise port.
The ships dock on either side of a single finger pier. As at
Havensight, guests enter and exit the ships via gangways through
the shell doors.
Beyond the gates of the port, there is a small shopping mall and
a welcome center. Walking from from Crown Bay to downtown is
Taxi service is the preferred way of travel to downtown and you
can find them in an adjacent designated area.
Things to do in Port Click below
St. Thomas Tour
Getting Around St. Thomas
Dining & Nightlife in St. Thomas
Shopping Duty Free in St. Thomas
Scuba and Snorkeling in St. Thomas
Cruise Ship Schedule
2013 St. Thomas Cruise Ship Schedule Click
Courtesy of StThomas This Week
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