Well folks, I’ve been saying for months that I think this season will be a great one here on St. John, and from what I saw in the harbor Sunday morning, I think I’m going to be right!
Cruz Bay welcomed its first cruise ship of the season Sunday… how exciting is that?!! (And when I say season, I mean the 2018-2019 tourist season which typically starts around November.) And you know what? It showed up earlier this year than in year’s past… what an fantastic sign!
Typically we see the smaller cruise ships anchor off of Cruz Bay beginning sometime in November. This year, we didn’t see our first cruise ship until February 11th, and we only had a handful of ships stop in Cruz Bay so far this year. Well the ship anchored off of Cruz Bay all day yesterday – the SeaDream 2 – is scheduled to visit at least two more times in November and five times in December. Such great news!
The SeaDream 2 is a small luxury ship that carries 110 passengers. Because St. John does not have a dock, it anchors offshore and ferries passengers to shore. On Sunday, it even brought bicycles ashore for its passengers which isn’t a common sight on the streets in Cruz Bay.
The way I see it is that SeaDream 2 believes in St. John much like you and I do. That’s why it’s bringing its guests back this year. That makes me so darn happy.
Like I mentioned several times last week, St. John looks absolutely amazing. And so much is open. It’s such a great time to visit us. But back to the cruise ships…
There are a few ways that you can check out which ships are hanging around the islands or are scheduled to visit us. You can look at the the USVI cruise ship schedule on vinow.com or you can check out Marine Traffic to see all of the boats that are in our area. Click here to read a story we wrote back in 2014 about how you can tell which ships are in our area.
That’s all we have for you today, folks. Just more positive news from your favorite island. Have a great Monday everyone!