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Have you ever heard about one heavenly island somewhere in the Eastern Caribbean with great opportunities for all downshifting, shopping, and diving lovers? It is a popular port of call of the U.S. Virgin Islands among the cruise ships conquering Caribbean & Bermuda and Transatlantic...
Our good friends recommended the  Holland America  cruise. They love a relaxing holiday, which offers the opportunity to relax after a frenzied rhythm of activity. However, standing in line for registration, I noted that the tourists were aged 60+. Many of the passengers onboard were...
We had first visited the island of Saint Croix, in the US Virgin Islands, 3 years ago. Firstly, I must honestly admit that I was not prepared for this cruise, uh . . .  Before the trip I had time to read that it would be better to rent a car and drive around the island. But we didn’t want...
So, we returned onboard the " ADVENTURE of the SEAS ". The liner that was next to ours had already sailed away. We departed at 5.30 p.m. The  island of St. Thomas  was left behind. And we went to have dinner. The menu was the same as the previous liner ...
We came to the beach near  Ocean Park . You can see the aquarium from the beach. Wonderful shady beach. There were detached stones in the water on the right side. There were so many fish! Bright like in an aquarium!  People crowded near those stones with masks and snorkels....
At 2.30 p.m., we fed the stingrays in the outdoor pool. Everyone has the chance to participate! Those who wanted to were given pieces of fish.  There were not many people. Stingrays hid in the shadows. It turns out they tan in the sun. And being tanned means they are easily spotted by...
At 2 p.m. in  Coral World Ocean Park  , there was a show performed by sea lions.  There were aquariums in the pavilion where the entertainment takes place. What a moray! The aquariums showed what happens at the bottom of the sea as a result of human activity... And...
At 1.30 p.m. the fish were fed at the Coral World Ocean Park, in a usual, artificial aquarium. In the real aquarium, standing on the coral reef, the water was more turbid. Plants swayed in the waves and the fish were not as brightly colored. After all, it was the sea!   In the...
Time in the  Ocean Park  was organized in such way so that you could see everything. 12.40 p.m. - feeding the fish on the real coral reef. What we have seen. 1 p.m. - feeding the sharks in the outdoor pool. 1.30 p.m. - feeding the fish in the artificial aquarium. 2 p.m. -...
After the tour ended we were taken back to the port. It was 12 p.m. We were set to leave at 5.30 p.m. We went to Ocean Park . There you can touch sharks, feed stingrays and watch begging iguanas walk around. Just like our cats! But we saw everything one after another. As usual! We noticed an...
The next stop was Mountain Top. Can you see how many buses there are? You know why? There was a great shop there. Near the entrance to the shop. If you go through the shop, you’ll see Magens Bay beach from the viewpoint.  Going down. Going further. We headed inside the...
We gathered at 8.45 a.m. and then went on a sightseeing tour. The tour lasted till 12 p.m. Once the rain stopped, we boarded the bus.  Second part of the liner ( Adventure of the Seas ). This isn't the shuttle we used! Let's go! Cars on  St. Thomas island  drive...
The  island of St. Thomas is located in the US Virgin Islands, which were discovered by Columbus in 1493.  St. Thomas was owned by England, Spain, France and Denmark. And in 1917 the island was bought by the USA for $25 million.  The island’s inhabitants have American...
The first part about  St. Thomas  can be found here: " St. Thomas, US Virgin islands p.1 ". The entire group moved to the reef to look at fish underwater, and I decided just to swim without a life jacket: The sun came out and the landscape transformed :) Ha-ha,...
On the fourth day of cruise we visited  Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands . In 1916 Denmark sold the island to the US government and since then,  St. Thomas has been under American control. The capital of St. Thomas is little town called  Charlotte Amalie . Only about...