In summary we had a great day on New Horizons.
We are 60-ish, married 41 years, visiting St Thomas off the Royal Princess. Cab fare to Sapphire Marina was $10pp each way.
However, we were first to board and got primo seats (mat on deck, but up front). I'm not so sure I would have enjoyed it as much if we were further back.
The boat WAS fairly crowded. I'm not sure how many guests were on board or how many the boat would accommodate. Again, because we were up front, it had less effect on our experience. I did not hear anyone complain about it and everyone seemed to have a good day.
It rained in St Thomas, but we had only a brief sprinkle! Weather was somewhat overcast much of the day. But sun was out and water was beautiful for our second snorkel stop. Many folks reported seeing a variety of fish and at least one turtle. I just swam as some others did. The water was beautiful.
Soda (and juice?) was served along with delicious blueberry bread and some other options upon boarding. After sailing, the beer cooler was made available. Crew prepared a couple frozen drinks, but both had coconut something in them and we just did not like them. But they were great about fixing me Cape Cods! Lunch was very tasty, but not quite what we expected. They served two large crock pots (?) with wonderful meatballs in marinara topped with mozzarella, along with an amazing green bean salad (green beans, feta, dill, creamy Italian dressing), a cold cut platter (ham, turkey, provolone, tomatoes), sliced Italian bread and some dessert-type platter that we did not try.
The sail boat gliding through the water was amazing and we loved that experience. At the first stop (I think), they put up the shade canopy which kept the main sail from opening. I'm a big shade fan, but was happy to be up front with our view, so just kept applying SPF 70. Given our weather, I would have preferred no canopy and using the big sail.
The crew was very pleasant and accommodating. I would definitely recommend this excursion with one note about seating & crowds. Even so, we had a really nice experience and felt it was an excellent value.
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