Sometimes called “American Paradise” the US Virgin Islands are not only full of white sandy beaches and blue water but green mountains and hills. This makes the islands a popular destination for vacationers. There are plenty of tourists during its peak season during November through May.
To get to the Virgin Islands one must fly or travel on boat. A number of Virgin Island cruises make their way to St Thomas or St. Croix. There are fewer ships reaching St Johns docks as it is the smallest of the Virgin Islands and therefore can’t accommodate certain cruise ships. If you do want to reach its shores there are day trips that can be arranged. St John does not have an airport so you will have to make use of the ferries available on either St. Croix or St. Thomas.
Charlotte Amalie is the capital city of US Virgin Islands and it has the distinction of having the most frequented port of the Caribbean. This is where most cruise ships dock. There is plenty to do in this town such as taking meals at numerous restaurants, going to one of the many duty free shopping centers and or taking part in a variety of land or water sports.
Here are a few names that offer a cruise line going to the Virgin Islands:
Carnival Cruise lines, Princess Cruise Line, Caribbean Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Costa Cruises, Radison Seven Seas Cruises, Sea Dream Yacht Club, Windstar cruises, Celebrity Cruises, and many others. The cruise ships have all the comforts and luxuries you can think of and come in many different sizes to accommodate anything from as little as six people or a lot more.
You can sail with your own yacht to the Virgin Islands. There are services available that can accommodate a range of vessel sizes for long and short term guests. And if you don’t have a yacht you may charter one and all you will have to do is to get details like food and drinks organized.
To book your vacation cruise, the best source is the internet. There is the option of traveling on a day cruise but most find that time is not enough. With a Virgin Island cruise you are able to see more and take note of the other little islands as you go on your way.