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Visit the USA on Your Caribbean Cruise - St. John in the USVI

By January 24, 2014

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St. John is one of the beautiful Virgin Islands of the Caribbean owned by the United States. The island is just across the channel from St. Thomas,
St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands
but it's a completely different experience that its nearby neighbor--one that is quieter, slower, and more rural. This is because about 2/3 of St. John is protected as a national park. In addition, although the small island is about the size of Manhattan, but only has about 4,000 residents.

Although cruise ships dock in nearby St. Thomas, many often include shore excursions to St. John. While on a cruise on the Disney Magic, a tour boat picked us up at the ship for the 30-minute ride to St. John, where we boarded a safari truck for a driving tour of the beautiful island. While on the Arabella sailing ship, we anchored in Caneel Bay our first night on the ship and in Cruz Bay our last night on the ship. Both were wonderful anchorages and had marvelous nighttime views of St. Thomas and St. John.

St. John (c) Linda Garrison

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