Who knew Club Med does cruises? Turns out they sure do, and one of its ships, Club Med 2, is in port on St. John today. (The photo is not from Cruz Bay – it’s off the Cruise Critic Web site.)
The crew is French/English, and the ship can accommodate almost 400 people. Its a new breed of ship that combines computer-assisted sailing with traditional engines. Because she’s relatively small, as cruise ships go, 610 feet long, she can call on smaller islands, like St. John.
CruiseCritic.com describes the experience: "Much like the resorts, Club Med 2 emphasizes fitness and physical activities. At the stern of the vessel is the sports platform, which enables passengers to water-ski, windsurf and SCUBA dive right off the back of the boat. The ship also offers a fitness room with aerobics. Other activities include a piano bar, karaoke, sauna and massage."