Dave on Allure of the Seas – Day 4 – St. Thomas

This blog was originally written, yesterday, August 8th. Today Dave is in St. Maarten.

Magens Bay at St. Thomas

Magens Bay at St. Thomas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today, I woke up to an ever-approaching island: St. Thomas. From the open seas, I sat on the balcony and watched the island take full shape and it was really beautiful. Then, I took a walk to the Boardwalk and ate breakfast at Johnny Rocket’s and hopped off the ship to get to my excursion.

My excursion at St. Thomas was an island tour, which stopped at some of the highest points of the island, and a 2 hour trip to Magen’s Bay. Magen’s Bay is one of the top beaches in the world and it truly lived up to its expectations. The bay literally looked like a sheet of glass with masses of trees piling high over it. My brother and I swam out to the furthest point of the bay and it was amazing to dive down into the water and see colonies upon colonies of fish. It was truly an incredible experience.

The island tour was alright. Most of the trip was traveling to high points of the island, which was magnificent to see of course, but it got kind of boring after the second one that looked at pretty much the same position as the first. Plus, getting used to the fact that the people of St. Thomas drive on the left side of the road and they go really fast (literally, 45 in a 10mph zone!) took awhile and was pretty traumatic. All and all, the island of St. Thomas was absolutely beautiful to see and the fresh fertile land was breath-taking.

English: Looking down at Magens Bay from Mount...

Looking down at Magens Bay from Mountain Top, Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After getting back on the ship, it was already time for me to head to dinner so I put on some dress clothes and headed to the Main Dining Room. Tonight’s theme was the Surf ‘n Turf but I didn’t get sea food nor steak. I got the lasagna which was pretty good.

And now, for the best part of maybe the whole entire cruise. As I have made it pretty clear the past few days, I am an actor and I am a huge fan of plays and musicals. My favorite musical I have ever seen was Mamma Mia! which featured many songs by Abba. Tonight, there was an event in the Amber Theatre called the “Headliner” and I decided to go see it. When I got in there I realized it was the best tribute band to Abba in America. I was pumped! The performance was outstanding. They sang all of my favorite songs from Mamma Mia! and many more. It was a perfect way to end the day.

Tune in again tomorrow for another blog post! 🙂

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Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.