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Old May 31st, 2010, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Bruce Chafkin1 View Post

Your idea sounds so simple - until you realize that most cruse ships can't sail between Florida and St Thomas in a timely manner. If the ship tried to stop at St Thomas first, it wouldn't arrive until mid-afternoon. Any time you saved by not going through Immigration (not Customs) would not help with such a late arrival.

FYI, if a cruise ship on a closed loop trip from a US port stops in a US port or territory mid-cruise, there is no longer any Immigration or Customs inspection until the ship hits it's final US Port (at the end of the cruise).
Problem solved.
It depends on when the crusieline can schedule use of the port too. I know I have been to Key West several times-when we go there first we don't have to do that, but if it is after the first port, we do.
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