Unusual Cruise Departure Port: Charlotte Amalie

There are hundreds of cruises every year from major ports like Barcelona and Miami, but maybe you’d like to try something that begins from an unusual departure point – like Charlotte Amalie.  Charlotte Amalie is on St. Thomas and is the largest city and capital of the the US Virgin Islands.  The city is located on a well-protected harbor called Long Bay that provides easy access to the islands of the eastern Caribbean.

Seabourn Cruise Line has scheduled some 7-night eastern Caribbean cruises from Charlotte Amalie for February and March of 2014 and 2015.  The cruises include visits to St. Martin, Antigua, St. Kitts, Guadeloupe and the British Virgin Islands.  Seabourn Pride will be making the cruises in 2014, replaced by Seabourn Legend in 2015.

There are also one-way cruises into and out of Charlotte Amalie before and after the “mini cruise season” there.  The inbound “repositioning cruise” begins in Oranjestad, Aruba and is a 7-night tour of the southern Caribbean.  The outbound cruise is a bit more extensive – a 13-night voyage from Charlotte Amalie to Barcelona.