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Destination:

Port/City: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Activity Type:
Sightseeing and/or City Tours

Approximate Duration:
6 hour(s) 30 minute(s)

Prices starting from:
*50.00 USD (Adult)
*50.00 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)
     

Restrictions:
Minimum Age: 12 years, Maximum Age: 75 years
Maximum Weight: 275 pounds



Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your Shore Excursions on board; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your tour director on the land portion of your Cruisetour.

*Prices shown above are representative. Dates, times, and prices are subject to change and may not be available for your sailing. To purchase a Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursion, you must already have a reservation number for a cruise and have made a payment towards that reservation. Shore Excursions must be purchased in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program and may be subject to change without notice. All monetary exchanges onboard are processed in U.S. Dollars directly to your SeaPass® onboard charge account unless otherwise specified.
Shore Excursions
Voluntourism: St. John VI National Park and Community Foundation - STG5

OVERVIEW: Our community outreach program enables cruise guests to participate in meaningful community volunteer work. Take on various tasks to help the island of St. John, including coastal management, trail upkeep, eco-education, reforestation, community service, and maintenance. HIGHLIGHTS: Engage in community volunteer work to assist in the preservation of the national park. Lunch included. Proceeds of the sale of the tour will be donated to this organization - the cruise line and the local tour operator do not benefit financially from this tour. NOTES: This tour runs in conjunction with STG3, STG4 & STL2 so you will travel to and from St. John with guests booked on these other tours.
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Overview:
Participate in meaningful community volunteer work as you take on various tasks to help the island, including coastal management, trail upkeep, eco-education, reforestation, community service, and maintenance. You will contribute towards a National Site, which will endear you to have pride that you have helped keep this island pristine.

Highlights:
-Engage in community volunteer work to assist in the preservation of the national park.
-Lunch included
-Proceeds of the sale of the tour will be donated to this organization.

Full Description:
Royal Caribbean's community outreach program enables cruise guests to participate in meaningful community volunteer work. St. John is mostly national park land and a vibrant community is spread throughout the whole island (about the size of Manhattan).

There are many ways to help maintain and improve this protected, but fragile Virgin Island which has limited resources. The island is very diverse and has a culturally cross-sectional population and community. Laurence Rockefeller was the first “voluntourist”. He came to St. John as a visitor and became vital in establishing the National Park through his philanthropy. While enjoying the beauty of this island, its vast areas of undeveloped historical sites, plantations and trails, you will achieve satisfaction knowing you have contributed towards a National Site and its local sub-structure, which will endear you to have pride that you have helped keep this island pristine.

Two groups of volunteers will take on various tasks to help the island, including coastal management, trail upkeep, eco-education, reforestation, community service, and maintenance. A boxed sandwich lunch will also be provided. Either roast beef and cheddar cheese or roast turkey with swiss cheese sandwich along with chips, fruit, water and a granola bar.
The price of the tour includes materials needed for the various projects and transportation to the sites. The remaining proceeds of the sale of the tour will be donated to this organization to fund future voluntourism endeavors. Celebrity Cruises and the local tour operator do not benefit financially from this tour.

What to Bring:
-You should always take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port.
-Sun protection and sunglasses.

What to Wear:
-Recommend wearing light clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

Important Notes:
-This tour runs in conjunction with Destination St. John: Historic Walking Tour and Personal Leisure Time (STG3), Destination St. John: Guided Shopping and Leisure Time (STG4) and Destination St. John: Coastal Cruise of National Park Beaches (STL2) and shares the same transportation so that you and your fellow travelers start your journey together and then split up in St. John to enjoy your selected activity.
-Participants need to be in good physical health as this tour entails walking and in some cases physical labor.
-Guests should consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Guests with cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition should take particular caution when selecting a tour with snorkeling/swimming elements. Guests who have concerns should consult with their personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be strenuous for them.


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