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Old 05-06-2006, 12:38 AM
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I hear on MSN travel that st thomas is dangerous after dark. This worries me, We are there till 1am. ANyone seen or had a bad experiance?
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Old 05-06-2006, 02:37 PM
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Sadly since the hurricane devastation in St. Thomas the crime there has increased.
I too have heard about it not being "safe" at night - purse snatchings downtown. I certainly would not go alone at night.
My last few visits there were not late night however to have first hand experience.

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Old 05-07-2006, 11:03 AM
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hi,if concerned about St. Thomas after dark ,I would recommend ret. to ship & enjoy ship amenities.Enjoy your cruise.
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Old 05-28-2006, 08:14 PM
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Just returned from St.Thomas. I can't believe this island is still on cruise ports of call. It is a shame what happened to this small island. Just my opinion but if I had to do it over I would stay on the ship.
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:13 AM
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Huh, maybe I was just in a different St. Thomas...

I just got back and things were not "that" bad. I saw no reason for the ships to remove it from their ports of call.
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Old 05-29-2006, 02:26 PM
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I would see no reason to stop calling at St. Thomas either. A few ordinary "street smarts" will help in any port, whether St. Thomas, Miami or Amsterdam. I think some people act on vacation as though they were at Disney World, and the real world - no matter where you are - isn't quite like that!
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Old 05-30-2006, 07:31 AM
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The biggest danger most people face in St Thomas is not being able to control themselves when faced with so many "bargains"!

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Old 06-06-2006, 02:15 PM
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Originally posted by steandbee:
Just returned from St.Thomas. I can't believe this island is still on cruise ports of call. It is a shame what happened to this small island. Just my opinion but if I had to do it over I would stay on the ship.
umn-what exactly is so bad about it? i mean did you get robbed or get lost or something?
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Old 06-06-2006, 04:13 PM
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what happen in st thomas. we are going there next saturday. we arrive at 9 am and have tours set up. Why is it bad?
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Old 06-06-2006, 04:27 PM
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We were in St. Thomas last August, and it was fine. We took an island tour and saw a lot of the island. The main shopping area was okay -- not as nice as St. Maarten, but still okay. Our table mates took a snorkeling excurion and loved it.

I think one has to be careful no matter where he/she goes these days. Pay attention to your surroundings, and you should be fine.

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