Curious About the Cruise Ship Seen in Cruz Bay Harbor?

Image captured from the St. John Spice Cam
Image captured from the St. John Spice Cam

For those of you on-island or those of you checking out the Spice Cam yesterday, you may have noticed a descent-sized cruise ship anchored just off of Cruz Bay harbor. We received a few emails about it, so we thought we’d share the details:

The ship is called Seabourn Sojourn and it’s a luxury cruise ship that can accommodate up to 450 guests. It arrived around 7 a.m. Sunday and only stayed until about 3 p.m. – just long enough for its guests to enjoy some of the great shops and restaurants in Cruz Bay or perhaps catch a taxi to one of the (soggy) North Shore beaches. Cruise ships of this size at times anchor offshore and dinghy their guests onshore.

The Seabourn Sojourne is 650 feet long with a breadth of 84 feet, and was christened by Twiggy. (We thought you’d all enjoy that random fact.)

Here’s a quick video of the christening along with some comments by Twiggy herself:

http://youtu.be/W8wHq7PNgIY

The ship’s next stop is Isla Catalina in the Dominican Republic (which it will reach today). It will then spend two days at sea before arriving back in Ft. Lauderdale, its home port.

Here are a few more pictures from Sunday’s visit:

Seabourn Sojourn in harbor
Seabourn Sojourn as seen off Cruz Bay harbor – Image courtesy of Kellie Jo Barley, owner of Sail Safaris
Far away image
Seabourn Sojourn as seen in the distance – Image courtesy of Kellie Jo Barley, owner of Sail Safaris
Image courtesy of Seabourn Sojourn
Image courtesy of Seabourn Sojourn

 

1 thought on “Curious About the Cruise Ship Seen in Cruz Bay Harbor?”

  1. I hope readers get a chance to partake in Seabourn Sojourn cruises. They are simply awesome. The most “civilized” way of cruising Caribbeean and other remarkable global locales. The St. Thomas USVI portion has a package with Marriot on St. Thomas.

    I recommend the mediterranean cruise to Monte Carlo with package at Fairmont. Fairmont Monte Carlo is a harbor for the world’s most beautiful yachts…

    I do not recommend going anywhere near Venice, Italy. It is a travesty to see what has happend to this ancient city by large scale commercial cruise lines….

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