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I'm going on the Carnival Glory - I was just assuming we docked at Charlotte Amalie, but then I saw a bunch of stuff about ships docking in Havensight! Which one will it be?
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I'm going on the Carnival Glory - I was just assuming we docked at Charlotte Amalie, but then I saw a bunch of stuff about ships docking in Havensight! Which one will it be?
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Havensight is the name of the main docking area of Charlotte Amalie. This is where virtually all cruise ships tie up. There is also an array of shops which are housed in refurbished warehouses - essentially the same shops as one finds downtown. Some ships still dock at the old Navy submarine base but not often.

So to answer your question......Havensight IS Charlotte Amalie. And by the way, Charlotte Amalie is pronounced "Charlotte aMAHLyah". Most people think it is "amah-lee".
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People think the big money on St. Thomas is with tourism. I think those who own garages that do brake and transmission repairs make the really big bucks!
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Havensight is the name of the main docking area of Charlotte Amalie. This is where virtually all cruise ships tie up. There is also an array of shops which are housed in refurbished warehouses - essentially the same shops as one finds downtown. Some ships still dock at the old Navy submarine base but not often.

So to answer your question......Havensight IS Charlotte Amalie. And by the way, Charlotte Amalie is pronounced "Charlotte aMAHLyah". Most people think it is "amah-lee".


Dave, thanks so much! Any other words I need to know how to pronounce correctly? I totally thought it was "amah-lee." How about Marigot? Is it "MARE-uh-go?" (Going to Nassau, St. Thomas, and St. Martin.)
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Yes, Marigot is pronounced with a silent "t".
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That is what I thought, being French and all. I was curious to hear our guide put emphasis on the "T." I know he was local...but it was curious enough to me that I made mention of it to DW.
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I was just googling around and see that there is some stuff about the pronunciation of Marigot. The English version seems to have taken root with some - with the "t" being spoken. On our cruises we have always heard it in the French way - albeit by the ship's personnel.

Frankly I like the Dutch side better.
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