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travel42 Port Guide: Charlotte Amalie

Charlotte Amalie travel42 Port of Call Guide

Few places enjoy as dramatic a setting as Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas' principal town and the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The town sprawls around a deep horseshoe-shaped bay, backed by green hills that sparkle at night from the lights of houses and shops.

During the day, however, when several cruise ships are in port, Charlotte Amalie (pronounced ah-MAHL-yeh) can be a madhouse of shoppers and traffic. The island's duty-free status has made Charlotte Amalie one of the best place...

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