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Some 11 Cruise Ships Dock In St. Thomas Over Two Days

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It’s 11 cruise ships in two days on St. Thomas.

The Virgin Islands Port Authority said that the Crown Princess, the Norwegian Epic and the Regal Princess are at the West Indian Company dock in Havensight today.

And the Sea Dream, the Osterdam and the Symphony of the Seas are all berthed at the Austin “Babe” Monsanto Marine Terminal in Crown Bay, according to VIPA.

“It’s a busy six-ship Wednesday on St. Thomas,” VIPA said. “Welcome to our visitors.”

Some 11 Cruise Ships Dock In St. Thomas Over Two Days

By John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.