Ruby Princess 2013: Day 5- Saint Thomas & Saint John

Saint Thomas

We woke up very early on Day 5 too find ourselves at Saint Thomas, one of the US Virgin Islands.

Saint Thomas
Saint Thomas

My parents had already been here on a previous Caribbean cruise so we took a boat 30 minute boat ride to another island called Saint John. Here are some things I saw on the boat ride:

Saint Thomas
Saint Thomas
Saint Thomas
Saint Thomas

Alligator rock:

Saint Thomas

Somehow got this pretty straight photo despite a shakey ride:

Saint Thomas

At Saint John, we took an open safari (bus with no windows) tour to views that looked like true paradise. I’ve never seen water so beautifully coloured in my life.

Saint John
Saint John
Saint John
Saint John
Saint John
Saint John
Saint John
Saint John
Saint Thomas
Saint Thomas

On our ride we saw some donkeys.

Saint John

Back on the boat it was another formal dinner. We ordered another bottle of Fazi Battaglia Verdicchio, a sweet white wine. Also it was my first time eating snails. At least they weren’t still in shell.

Ruby Princess 2013

I really enjoyed this mini seafood cocktail of shrimp, scallops, mussels and calamari.

Ruby Princess 2013

Then I had this chilled apple cider and goat cheese soup. It was similar to the previous chilled granny smith apple but had these delicious crunchy pieces of apple.

Ruby Princess 2013

For my main, I ordered the lobster and shrimp. The service on Princess Cruises is so exquisite that they even offer to help you take the meat out of the shells. I didn’t mind doing it myself. Besides, they were basically out of shell when they were presented.

Ruby Princess 2013

For dessert I had an orange souffle. I think souffles are my new favourite dessert.

Ruby Princess 2013

After dinner, the show for the night was Once Upon A Dream. A girl while dreaming falls in love and the story is told through a strange series of covers including a Beatles medley and Pink’s “Get The Party Started”. Seriously, those two things were in the same play. The Princess Theatre seriously has the ability to have some crazy production and effects.

Ruby Princess 2013
Ruby Princess 2013
Ruby Princess 2013
Ruby Princess 2013

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