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The U.S. Virgin Islands consist of mainly three islands: St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix. The Regal Princess was docked at St. Thomas, the most commercialized island of the three. We took the shore excursion went to St. John instead.

The U.S. Virgin Islands was first purchased by United States government from Denmark. Then private investors acquired properties on the island of St. John for tourism purpose. In 1956, Rockefeller donated his extensive lands to become a national park. Today, Virgin Islands National Park is the southernmost national park in the United States covering three-fifths of St. John. This part of island is strictly protected from development. It has a sleepy, secluded feel.

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