Charlotte Amalie, the jungle surrounded port on the small US Virgin Island is one of the most picture-postcard perfect harbours in one of the prettiest Caribbean Islands. It is good to see their cruise calendar full again having recovered enough from the storms of 2017 to see visiting ships. Paradise Point Tramway is a cable car ride that takes you up 700 feet to give amazing views, local folklore suggests that Blackbeard’s Castle was actually used as a lookout post by the infamous pirate. We like a good story and as little of history is accurate we can go with that; you’ll see pirate statues and a Jolly Roger flag at the old waterside watchtower. The harbour offers boat trips from leisurely diving and sunbathing to Water Island and Hassel Island which are both in the mouth of the harbour. The ruins of the British fortresses, some other unspoilt beaches and the abandoned US military base are split between the two. You are spoilt for choice here and there are more tours we list below. It is a very buzzing place with cosmopolitan bars and boasts duty-free shopping and like many Caribbean Islands will have fantastic jewellery. The beaches are great and the local bus to the beach is just $2 to Coki Beach or Sapphire beach, we show you where the bus stop is.
Which is the best beach, everyone will have an opinion, what is yours? This is the local TV’s top ten, we have a video on how to get to another couple of beaches for $2 here and a video from Jack and Melinda here.
The Caribbean is often the first choice for new cruises, so you have come to the right place to look around for here and cruise stops all over the world. It is not just about us familiarising you with the destination first, but connecting you to others for you are all the knowledge base that helps others decide to walk or tour, beach or bar, shopping or diving. See our blog on choosing your first cruise. CHOOSING A FIRST CRUISE.
Essentials – cruise travel labels and our cruise crime novels – oh, and the seasickness bands.
The Port guides here on Doris Visits are a great way to remember your cruise and share with your friends. The crime novels are a whole new experience. You may not have been to the ports in the novels, you certainly won’t have been to the parts of the ship they use. All the cruise crime novels will make you feel like you are in the adventure and on the ship – dodge the bullets and stay out of the romance. Ship and cruise accurate, the novels are a great way for new cruisers to discover a ship too. Please share the Amazon link. .CRUISE SHIP HEIST https://amzn.to/2GKQBIp