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Allure Cruise: St. Thomas

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on December 10, 2011

Allure Cruise, Day 4, St. Thomas
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The ship docked in St. Thomas at Crown Bay. From here we took a van to Magen’s Bay, billed as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The ride took us across the hilly island with breathtaking vistas of the sea below. The fare cost $9.00 each plus tip, and $4.00 additional for park admission. We rented chairs for $7.00 each. A rum punch cost $5.00 and had a pleasant kick. The beach is indeed lovely, fringed with overhanging palms and tropical trees so  there’s plenty of shade if you prefer to avoid the sun. The strip of sand is rather narrow by Florida standards but it stretches wide on either side, with green hills surrounding the bay. Even in late November, the water was warm enough for us to dip in. Changing rooms, snacks and drinks, and a gift shop are available.



St. Thomas View

St. Thomas View

Harbor View

View of Harbor

Magen's Bay

Magen's Bay

Magen Bay


Nancy at Magen

Nancy Drink

Rum Punch, My Favorite!

Magen Last
Once we’d sat around for a couple of hours, we were ready to move on. For $8.00 each, we took a taxi into downtown Charlotte Amalie. Here we visited my favorite stores after lunch at the Greenhouse Restaurant facing the harbor. A taxi from downtown back to Crown Bay cost $4 each plus tip.


Greenhouse Restaurant

That night onboard was the headliner show, a one-man singer and entertainer who spent too much time letting the audience belt out old songs and not enough time performing himself and appealing to a wider age range. If the same guy is aboard when you cruise on the Allure, this is one show you can skip unless you’re seventy or above.

Dinner Pix:



Shrimp Steak

Shrimp & Steak


Chicken Dinner

Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee

Come back tomorrow for a review of St. Maarten.

Remember to check out my contest over at Fresh Fiction for a chance to win a signed ARC of Shear Murder, a deck of tropical drink playing cards, and a Virgin Islands cookbook.


2 Responses to “Allure Cruise: St. Thomas”

  1. What fun and you look fabulous Nancy!

  2. Thanks so much, Mary. We missed you at the FRW meeting today.

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