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Island Hopping via Carnival Valor Cruise Ship: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands | Misadventures of an Outdoorsy Diva
Happy Spring to all of my readers! Last week I gave you some basic tips to make sure your Caribbean cruise experience is more than just your average vacation. Over the next couple of weeks we will do a virtual island hop to each of the island destinations on the itinerary of the Carnival Cruise Ship, Carnival Valor. First island on deck….St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The first stop of our itinerary leaving from San Juan, Puerto Rico was Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Once you exit the ship prepare to be herded by the “official” taxi service operation. It was a bit annoying to be honest because the drivers won’t leave until their open air truck/jeep/van thingamajiggie has been filled up. Apparently this is the norm here so I just had to pack my patience. Simply tell them where you are trying to go and they will pack you onto a taxi. If you want to avoid the herding experience you can walk a bit away from the port and the port shops to catch a normal taxi as the locals do. Be warned, we saw the taxi …