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Many Virgin Island Cruises Stop at the US Virgin Islands

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Summary: There are many virgin island cruises which dock at the US Virgin Islands and provide an experience of adventure and informative tours.

The US Virgin Islands is sometimes referred to as “American’s Paradise” because of the natural beauty of the islands. Their beautiful white-sand beaches and blue waters, and green hills and mountains made them the favorite vacation destinations in the Caribbean. Many vacationers come and visit the islands each year, especially during the peak season which is on November to May.

There are only two ways to get to the Virgin Islands, by air or by sea. Large number of virgin island cruises visits the US Virgin Islands at St. Thomas and St. Croix. St. John being the smallest island of the Virgin Islands receives only fewer cruise ship calls this is due to the island’s docks that are not big enough to support virgin island cruises. But some do occasionally anchor off shore and send people on land for day trips. Most virgin island cruises would stop at St. Thomas and St. Croix because of their big anchorages. And since there are no airports on St. John, tourists has to take ferries either from St. Thomas or St. Croix.

The US Virgin Islands is a popular cruise ship destination in the Caribbean. Charlotte Amalie is the capital of the US Virgin Islands and the most visited port in the Caribbean. It is also where cruise ship docks. This town is full of activities and maybe one of the busiest islands in the Virgin Islands. This bustling island has duty-free shopping centers, fine dining restaurants, a wide range of land and water sports.

The following are some of the cruise lines that provide Virgin Islands cruises: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise lines, Costa Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Radison Seven Seas Cruises, Princess Cruise Line, Windstar cruises, Sea Dream Yacht Club, and many others. These cruise ships provide the comfort and luxury you can imagine. There are different sizes which can accommodate from six people up.

If you have your own yacht you can cruise to the Virgin Islands. The islands have engaging services set up to accommodate different size vessels for short and long-term visits. But, if you do not have your own yacht you can always charter one for a yacht vacation and enjoy the luxury of time you have. All you have to do is give your necessary detail for your cruise like food and drinks.

There are many online sources for booking a virgin island cruises. Visiting the islands through a cruise day trip can be a fun experience but most tourists discover that a few hours is not enough to enjoy the picturesque island. Virgin Island cruises have proven to be one of the best ways to explore the islands. From your ship you can observe the little islands you come to pass by.

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