5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
Unsafe, not friendly, rude Some people hired taxi back to boat to get away from tour
Unsafe, not friendly, rude Some people hired taxi back to boat to get away from tour Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
We visited a few shops but did not purchase an excursion. I regret that we didn’t visit the world-renowned Magens bay beach. I will definitely have to visit again!
We visited a few shops but did not purchase an excursion. I regret that we didn’t visit the world-renowned Magens bay beach. I will definitely have to visit again! Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
Not much to do other than shop. People bothered you on streets for taxi rides. We didn’t stay out long.
Not much to do other than shop. People bothered you on streets for taxi rides. We didn’t stay out long. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
We took a 2 hour island tour independently which worked our far cheaper than the tour NCL were offering. It's easy to do this - you can pick one up virtually as soon as you get off the ship in the market area. It's perfectly ... Read More
We took a 2 hour island tour independently which worked our far cheaper than the tour NCL were offering. It's easy to do this - you can pick one up virtually as soon as you get off the ship in the market area. It's perfectly safe and you are with a group of people. We got to see the main sights on the island and generally enjoyed the experience, however weren't blown away by the scenery or beaches. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
We didn't book an excursion. We walked off the ship at the Crown Pier (?). It's about 2.5 miles from downtown St. Thomas. There a shopping area there. (Fun fact, the area used to be a U.S. Navy submarine base). You can also ... Read More
We didn't book an excursion. We walked off the ship at the Crown Pier (?). It's about 2.5 miles from downtown St. Thomas. There a shopping area there. (Fun fact, the area used to be a U.S. Navy submarine base). You can also catch a jingo taxi (pick-up truck modified with benches) to downtown. Cost was $4/person each way. We took the taxi downtown and wandered around for about 30 minutes. Wow (and not in a good way). Very pushy vendors and guys hustling to get you to go into store A or store B. Inside the shops, the staff were nice, but there are a ridiculous amount of jewelry stores (like every other store is a jewelry store). There are also some bars/restaurants but we'd had enough of saying “no thank you” every three steps only to have the guy follow you down the street, so we headed back to the ship. We talked to some folks that took a catamaran/snorkling trip and they loved it...so...maybe choose accordingly. I'm sure there is a nice part of St. Thomas, but downtown isn't it unless you love browsing jewelry shops and constantly getting hustled. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2019
We had a great time in St. Thomas just shopping and hanging out in local bars and restaurants. There is a bazaar area (with pop-up canopies) near where the cabs drop you off downtown with a lot of very rude and pushy vendors. Shopping in ... Read More
We had a great time in St. Thomas just shopping and hanging out in local bars and restaurants. There is a bazaar area (with pop-up canopies) near where the cabs drop you off downtown with a lot of very rude and pushy vendors. Shopping in the actual shop buildings was generally pleasant and we got some great deals. Remember to haggle- the marked price is rarely what you will have to pay. If anything- combine items and ask for a deal on them. My biggest advice is beware of cab/tour operators you will inevitably find once you go ashore. Never pay for anything in advance. We met a really nice guy who offered to take us on a 3-hour tour of the island including beach time. He was reasonably-priced and showed us a great itinerary. We agreed to take his tour and reserved with our names, and he said to come back a couple of hours later. Fortunately we didn't give him any money as we returned 10 minutes before the tour was supposed to start and he was gone. One of the other operators said he overbooked and left early with a full bus. We were mad that we missed the tour, but glad we didn't pay him anything. I suspect that happens a lot. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
Big city - we hired a driver to tour us for 20 bucks a person, money well spent the locals know the land the best and where to go for food and deals.
Big city - we hired a driver to tour us for 20 bucks a person, money well spent the locals know the land the best and where to go for food and deals. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
We went to a beautiful beach. Sbit expensive for what it was...could have got it cheaper taking a taxi
We went to a beautiful beach. Sbit expensive for what it was...could have got it cheaper taking a taxi Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
Took a taxi to downtown ($4 pp each way) and did a bit of shopping then took another taxi to Megans Bay Beach ($8 pp each way). Beach is beautiful but renting a chair & unbrella not a pleasant experience. You pay for the rental but ... Read More
Took a taxi to downtown ($4 pp each way) and did a bit of shopping then took another taxi to Megans Bay Beach ($8 pp each way). Beach is beautiful but renting a chair & unbrella not a pleasant experience. You pay for the rental but then you're expected to drag the chairs & umbrella to your chosen location and then dig a hole in the sand for the umbrella yourself!!! Not a nice experience in the heat!! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Found our own Taxi to the Water Island Ferry, spent a few hours at Dinghy's Bar....was very nice...and fairly inexpensive.
Found our own Taxi to the Water Island Ferry, spent a few hours at Dinghy's Bar....was very nice...and fairly inexpensive. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2019
We caught a taxi very easily from the cruise port and went to Coki Beach. I don't recommend this beach to anyone. It was tiny and the locals vie for your money in little groups of rental chairs and umbrellas. The locals were nice ... Read More
We caught a taxi very easily from the cruise port and went to Coki Beach. I don't recommend this beach to anyone. It was tiny and the locals vie for your money in little groups of rental chairs and umbrellas. The locals were nice enough, but we didn't feel comfortable. We were afraid to leave our belongings on the chairs and the only lockers they had didn't provide locks, you would have had to have brought your own padlock. There was a heavy marijuana smell among the locals that were also at the beach. I would highly recommend a tour or excursion provided by the cruise ship. The island is run down, on the cruise port side, and it is a little sketchy. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Excursion was cancelled due to weather. I was actually happy. Magens beach is a must. Kinda pricey. The water had a clarity of at least 10 feet. Not too many people. Perfect day.
Excursion was cancelled due to weather. I was actually happy. Magens beach is a must. Kinda pricey. The water had a clarity of at least 10 feet. Not too many people. Perfect day. Read Less

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