Southern Caribbean Cruise Aboard Emerald Princess ~ Part 3 (Dominica, St. Thomas & Princess Cay)

Our week continued on our fabulous Southern Caribbean cruise aboard the Emerald Princess.  On Monday morning, April 22, we awoke in the mountainous island of Dominica (that’s pronounced Dom-in-eek-a).  We were ready for adventure on this, our second, visit to this lush, volcanic island.  On our first visit in March 2012, we took a ship excursion to snorkel in the Champagne Reef.   This time we decided to go inland to the Botanical Gardens, Trafalgar Falls and the black sanded Mero Beach.

Rosseau, Dominica
The View from Morne Bruce 

Botanical Gardens

Trafalgar Falls
Mero Beach
On Tuesday, April 23 our ship docked in the popular island of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands.  
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
This was our second time to this island but for this visit we decided to venture beyond the island to St. John, a short boat ride away.  
Looking down upon Trunk Bay Beach, St. John USVI
From the dock in Cruz Bay, St. John’s our excursion took us by bus to Trunk Bay Beach, a glorious, white-sand beach with sand that felt like talcum powder. 

This breath-taking beach has an interesting underwater snorkel trail with tidbits of information for snorkels to learn and look at the underwater life beneath the surface.

The time flew by much too quickly on this day and Trunk Bay Beach is one beach that is on our “must see again” list on a future visit to St. Thomas!
Our last stop on our 10 day Southern Caribbean cruise was in Princess Cay, The Bahamas, the Princess Cruise Line’s private island retreat for cruise passengers.  
Tendering from our ship, on Friday, April 25, 2013 we spent the day on the sand shores of this private escape.  
On the island guests can rent sailboats, water tricycles, floating mats, snorkel equipment to name a few of the ways guests enjoy Princess Cay.  
Hut where you can rent all sorts of water fun equipment
Guests can also rent clamshell loungers or cabanas to find protection from the hot Spring sun.  
Delicious buffet lunch is provided under the pavilion with a variety of BBQ, salads and desserts.
We had an amazing day in Princess Cay and it was the perfect end to a memorable Southern Caribbean adventure!
If you are interested in taking a similar cruise to these interesting and intensely beautiful islands or one of your bucket list destinations, don’t hesitate to contact me, your Vacation Dream Maker!

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