Only on St. Croix for a day while your cruise ship is in port? There's so much to see, do and explore on St. Croix and we're happy to help you pack it all in! Whether it's relaxing on a sun-drenched beach just steps from the cruise ship pier, tropical cocktail in hand, shopping for the perfect piece of jewelry or souvenir in our historic towns of Christiansted or Frederiksted, or enjoying an afternoon of adventure with water sports and land activities, we know you'll have fun no matter what you do on St. Croix. We know that you'll fall in love with our island when you see all it has to offer for your next Caribbean vacation, so come enjoy all the sights, sounds, tastes, smells and sensations of St. Croix! We are happy to have you as our guest and welcome to your St. Croix Cruise destination.
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Fun for CruiseShip Guests
Welcome to St. Croix!
As a cruise ship passenger, you'll be arriving at the Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility, or the Frederiksted Pier as the locals call it. Located in the heart of Frederiksted, is the only cruise ship port on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. The pier is a popular destination for scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, and much more. However, access to the pier is restricted when there is a cruise ship in port, and only ship passengers and crew are allowed onto the pier. Snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming around the pier are not allowed when there is a ship docked both for the public's safety and for the security of the ship.
As you disembark, you'll find shopping, restaurants, tour operators and attractions within walking distance. You'll also find ground transportation and tours are available from the pier to historical sites, beaches, and other excursions. We recommend you book your transportation and tours in advance as many fill up when a cruise ship is in port.
St. Croix is known for our world class scuba diving, but here you can also enjoy sailing, snorkeling, sport fishing, kayaking, and lots of different water sports. Plus, no visit to St. Croix is complete without a trip to Buck Island! On land, everything from golf to horseback riding can be found here on St. Croix. Try hiking one of our many trails, visit the national parks, take an ATV or zip line tour, and visit the local distilleries. Or, learn about the unique Crucian culture and history by taking a guided tour or visiting some of our historic attractions.
All of these activities and more can be found on our PLAY page!
We recommend that you book in advance to be sure to reserve a space and to ensure that your activity will fit within your cruise ships sailing schedule.
The Virgin Islands Port Authority issues a copy of the Cruise Ship Schedule prior to each sailing season. Click on the link below to see the current schedule, or visit www.viport.com/schedule-seaports for the latest updates from VI Port Authority.
St. Croix is the largest of the three US Virgin Islands and as a US Territory, the official language is English, and the currency used is the US dollar. The locals on St. Croix are called Crucians, sometimes spelled ‘Cruzan’. Crucians are very friendly, but are reserved people. Behavior that is loud and boisterous is often times frowned upon. A smile and a greeting such as ‘good evening’ will surely help you fit in.
The US Virgin Islands are part of the Antilles chain which separates the Caribbean and Atlantic. St. Croix is 28 miles long and 7 miles wide. This intriguing jewel lies 17°45′ North latitude and 64°45′ West longitude and is considered to be one of the most beautiful resort areas in the Caribbean. We are on Atlantic Standard time, which makes us one hour ahead of Eastern Standard time in winter months when you set your clocks back one hour.
Additional Travel Information
- Get details on passport, immigration and customs requirements and duty-free allowances.
- Find out about options for car rentals and taxi services for getting around the island.
- See travel basics and tips, for more information about visiting St. Croix.
For all this and more, including our FAQs, please visit our PLAN page!