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It was great to wake this morning and know we are still on route to St Thomas. As our next and final destination is Port Canaveral in Florida, when we get to St Thomas they will do the immigration clearance of all the passengers and crew. This will save a massive lot of time when we finally disembark Norwegian Epic As we have a small tour booked for St Thomas we have a slot at 8.30 in the morning for our immigration clearance. We are up really early and in the buffet for breakfast for about 6.30am. The last few days it has taken us a few hours to complete breakfast with so many people wanting our attention, so we do not want that to delay us today. When we arrived at Manhattans restaurant for the ... read more
Our route here
Our route
Excursion ticket


This morning is the last day of 2017 and we are in Charlotte Amalie, which is the capital of St Thomas, in the US Virgin Islands. It is only 18 degrees here, or at least that is the latitude. We were told it is due south of Bermuda and 40 miles directly west of Puerto Rico. The temperature was predicted to go up to 83 degrees F and it seemed to have done that. There were occasional clouds with a gentle breeze, but nothing that would embarrass the tourist centers. We got up and had a quick breakfast from the International Café. The ship docked about 8:15 and we left soon thereafter. Our tour group met on the pier beside the ship and then we walked to the end of the pier and jumped off. Actually ... read more
One of their beautiful beaches
The Open Air Tour Bus
Donkeys along the Road


Day 1 - 6/13/17, Arrived in St. Thomas, checked into the hotel, enjoyed our first cocktails at the Marriott Frenchman's Reef overlooking the St. Thomas Harbour. Dinner at the hotel restaurant Coco Joe's. Day 2 - 6/14/17, We took the St. John's ferry from Redhook & joined Salty Dog Day Sails for a wonderful excursion to snorkel at Lovango Cay, enjoy shopping at Foxy's, & pain killers at the Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke, BVI. Dinner at Havana Blue. Day 3 - 6/15/17, We slept in, took the Marriott Ferry into Charlotte Amalie for shopping & lunch. Back at the hotel we taxied to Magens Bay for an afternoon of relaxing & sun. Dinner at Oceana. Day 4 - 6/16/17, We took a St. John's tour that departed from the Marriott dock. Rode in ... read more
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The beautiful waters of the US Virgin Islands my my do I wish that I could settle down and stay in this beautiful set of island. The beauty of the crystal clear water will immerse your soul and take your mind and body to a carefree vacation away the hustle and bustle of everyday life.... read more
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Last spring when we made the decision to re-power Whisper with a Beta engine, we had no idea how long and complicated a process it would be. It should not have been, but hindsight is 20-20. The new engine arrived in Puerto Rico on August 17, 2015. It was not installed until November 23rd. Whisper did not go into the water until January 15, 2016, 2 months after our initial splash date! And then, all was not well. Turns out that the engine was not aligned properly and there seems to be an issue with the new prop that caused significant vibrations in the propulsion system. Another haul-out in February, re-align the engine, change the prop and our vibrations have been reduced, but still more than the Beta rep thinks we should have. So, our next ... read more
Engine room
New Engine
Easy does it


There are people who feel music deep into their soul. We consider ourselves part of that collective. The melodies seep through a portal and then you experience not only the music itself, but the very emotion created by the artist. Are you one of those? Do you hear the beat? Can you feel the vibe? Do you sense the rhythm? Does music stimulate emotion in you? Are your memories tied to songs? “The history of a people is found in its songs.” – George Jellinek The lights are dim in the Showroom at the Sea theatre as we move in and take our comfortable seats inside this impressive venue on a huge ship as we watch several blues legends walk on stage to take their seats. They truly seem to enjoying joking around and being together. ... read more
Stanley, Mr. Sipp, Dave
British Virgin Islands
Yep, that's what our ship does


12-10-15 St Thomas: St Thomas thuoc ve Virgin Islands cua My. Virgin Islands gom St. John, St, Croix, St. Thomas va Warter Island. Co 51,000 nguoi song tai day. Khoang 100,000 song tren 4 hon dao cua Virlins islands. Luc dau Dutch chiem dong sau do den Anh nam 1801. Nam 1815 Anh tra dao la icho Danmark. Nam 1860 My mua lai dao nay tu Denmark voi gia $7.5M. nhung that bai va cho den nam 1917 mot lan nua My mua cac dao nay voi gia $25M va thanh cong. Dan o day la cong dan My. Thu do cua 3 dao nay la Charlotte Amalie nam trren dao St. Thomas.Rong 80km2. Trung binh moi nguoi kiem duoc 35,000/nam. Mac dau la dat nuoc My nhung dan day lai xe ben tay trai vi ... read more
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12-15-2015 St Croix St Croix la 1 trong 4 hon dao thuoc US Virgin Islands va la hon dao lon nhat trong 4 hon dao voi 28 miles chieu dai va 7 miles chieu ngang. Dan ban xu duoc goi la Crucians hay Cruzan. Noi day co hang lam ruou rum duoc coi la noi tieng nhat the gioi la Cruzan. Duoc che bien trong suot 300 nam.St Croix khong co nhieu noi de du khach di xem ngoai tru Snorkeling o dao ben canh la Buck Island. Toi di xuong thuyen luc 8 gio de gap cap vo chong My ma toi da hen truoc de cung muon taxi di xem dao. Chung toi them 1 cap vo chong nua tat ca la 6 nguoi muon taxi di vong het dao gia la $200. Chuong ... read more
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St Thomas is an island that belongs to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Christopher Columbus originally named the islands after the epic and tragic tale of St Ursula, a Christian saint and the 11,000 martyred virgins. Formerly the Danish West Indies of the Kingdom of Denmark and Norway, they were sold to the United States by Denmark in 1916. The U.S. Virgin Islands are in the Atlantic Ocean, about 40 miles east of Puerto Rico and immediately west of the British Virgin Islands. They share the Virgin Islands Archipelago with the Spanish Virgin Islands (administered by Puerto Rico) and the British Virgin Islands. Charlotte Amalie is the capital and largest city of the U.S. Virgin Islands, founded in 1666 as Taphus (meaning "beer houses" or "beer halls"). In 1691, the town was renamed to Amalienborg (in English ... read more
The taxi of Charlotte Amalie
The Gov'nors House, St. Thomas, US VI
43 of the 99 steps done!!


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