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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.   

 

 


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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