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#1
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Does anyone know what determines where they dock? I've heard both places, but I want to dock at Havensight in January and just curious why sometimes they dock at one dock or the other.
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Originally posted by cruzfiend
Does anyone know what determines where they dock? I've heard both places, but I want to dock at Havensight in January and just curious why sometimes they dock at one dock or the other.
I believe their primary dock is Crown unless there isn't space then they may use Havensight
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Originally posted by Bison
I believe their primary dock is Crown unless there isn't space then they may use Havensight


I would think if there are very limited other ships or none at all in that day it would be Havensight.

The Emerald is at Havensight today.
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Search for St Thomas Port info this should let you know. You could also try www.cruiseclues.com and see if they have the schedule.
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Originally posted by Colo Cruiser
I would think if there are very limited other ships or none at all in that day it would be Havensight.

The Emerald is at Havensight today.
Looking at the webcams I think you're right, but it's a little weird, because the schedule shows the following for today:
Thursday 12/13/07
- Caribbean Princess (WICO)
- Emerald Princess (CB)
- Norwegian Dawn (WICO)
- Westerdam (CB)
(WICO = West Indian Company Dock, CB = Crown Bay)

Princess and Holland America will usually dock at Crown Bay rather than Havensight, space permitting. They both have 10 year agreements to bring a minimum amount of passengers to Crown Bay and if they exceed that amount receive a rebate of the docking fees.
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Originally posted by SharkieRools
Looking at the webcams I think you're right, but it's a little weird, because the schedule shows the following for today:
Thursday 12/13/07
- Caribbean Princess (WICO)
- Emerald Princess (CB)
- Norwegian Dawn (WICO)
- Westerdam (CB)
(WICO = West Indian Company Dock, CB = Crown Bay)

Princess and Holland America will usually dock at Crown Bay rather than Havensight, space permitting. They both have 10 year agreements to bring a minimum amount of passengers to Crown Bay and if they exceed that amount receive a rebate of the docking fees.

I only knew about today because there is a live from poster that verified that.
I think it is a last minute decision.
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If you're sailing on January 25th (per your sig) then you're supposed to be in St Thomas on January 28th. According to CruiseCal the Carnival Destiny will be the only other ship there so I would speculate the Emerald Princess wll be docking at Crown Bay.
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cruzfiend,

There is definitely rhyme and reason to how it works.
HAL and Princess normally berth exclusively at Crown Bay.
However, if too many HAL and Princess ships arrive on the same day, one or more of them is transferred over to WICO (Havensight).

Often the ships are not informed of changes until the last minute. So it is impossible to know for sure until you actually arrive.
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Originally posted by cruzfiend
No rhyme or reason, then???????

Apparently not.
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Once the month you are cruising arrives, you can go to www dot vinow dot com and get the cruiseship docking schedule for that month. If it says CB, you dock at Crown Bay. If it says WICO, you dock at Havensight. However, with only one other ship in port, Carnival Destiny, you most likely will be at Crown Bay.

Princess ships will dock first at Crown Bay unless there are multiple Princess and HAL ships in port that day. Only then will they sometimes transfer over to Havensight (or tender into downtown).
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On our Nov 6 cruise, we were scheduled to dock in Crown Bay but they decided to dock at Havensite instead. We were the only ship there and the Caribbean Princess was the only one at Crown Bay. We heard they did this to share the wealth and not crowd either port.
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Can someone enlighten me as to the advantages/disadvantages to both Havensight or Crown Bay? Which is closer to the ferry to St. Johns?
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Hi All
Check this site at the begining of every month look at the schedule and it tells you what ships are in and where they are docking.
vinow dot com /general_usvi/cruiseship/
I cant add the www at the begining as it dont show up ?
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