St. Thomas is a hugely popular Eastern Caribbean cruise destination, and is well set-up for shore visitors. With great shopping, sightseeing and beach relaxation in easy reach, there’s everything you need for a perfect day ashore on a holiday island. Along with St. John, St. Croix and Water Island, St. Thomas is part of the US Virgin Islands, sprinkled amongst the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. The British Virgin Islands are neighbors to the east, and Puerto Rico is around 40 miles (64km) away to the west.
How to Get to Charlotte Amalie
Ships drop anchor in Charlotte Amalie’s harbor, only a few minutes’ ride from downtown by tender. Once on dry land, all the amenities, duty-free shopping, Danish architecture and boutique-lined laneways are at your fingertips. Most shops are on Veterans Drive and Main Street. The best way to travel further afield on St. Thomas is by organized tour or taxi.