St. THomas Cruise Ship Dock

Arriving By Cruise Ship to St. Thomas

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.

Crown 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 very difficult. 

Taxi service is the preferred way of travel to downtown and you can find them in an adjacent designated area.


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SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 4 PM ST. JOHN FESTIVAL – Pan-O-Rama Franklin A. Powell, Sr. Park, Cruz Bay, St. John For information, call (340) 514-2341 

SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 12-5 PM 9th Annual King of the Wing Contest Magens Bay Beach, St. Thomas Come chow down at one of the tastiest and most anticipated culinary  competitions in the U.S. Virgin Islands! All proceeds benefit Junior Achievement of the VI.  For more info call (340) 714-2020 or fax (340) 715-2010, teams assemble weeks in advance to perfect their topsecret chicken wing recipes to be judged on taste, appearance and originality, with the winning team receiving the coveted “King of the Wing” title! Proceeds from the event will benefit the Junior Achievement of the  Virgin Islands.  This nonprofit teaches financial literacy and workforce development.  For info, call 340-714-2020, email ;kingofthewingvi@gmail.com

THURSDAY, JUNE 14 TOTE Team Race St. Thomas Yacht Club, St. Thomas Junior sailors in over a dozen teams will take to the water in this exciting one-day team race. Up for grabs are trophies and bragging rights!  For information, call (340) 513-2234, email internationaloptiregatta@gmail.com, or visit the St. Thomas Yacht Club website at www.styc.club

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY JUNE 15, 16 & 17 International Optimist Regatta St. Thomas Yacht Club, St. Thomas Sailors ranging from 8 to 15 years old from the surrounding Caribbean and U.S. mainland compete in 8-foot Optimist  dinghies for fun and prizes in a trio of events. Trophies will be awarded to the top five finishers in each class, and the top three overall as well as the top-finishing female skipper.  For information, call (340) 513-2234, email internationaloptiregatta@gmail.com, or visit the St. Thomas Yacht Club website at www.styc.club

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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.

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