St. Maarten / St. Martin Cruise Blog

Welcome to our St. Maarten / St. Martin Cruise Blog! St. Maarten / St. Martin is one of the most popular and best visited cruise ports in the world, partially because of its proximity to Great Bay Beach, its vast shopping offer and its wide variety of cruise excursions. This blog is bringing news about Cruise Port St. Maarten, new additions to the cruise ship schedule and new exciting vessels setting sail to the island.

Princess Cruises

May 13, 2024

THE POINT GUYS: THEY’RE BACK! THIS MAJOR CRUISE LINE IS RESTARTING A BELOVED SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN ROUTING

PRINCESS CRUISES ARE BACK!     Starting in October 2025, the 2600 passenger Grand Princess will restart its much-loved itineraries. The cruise liner will alternate between two routes.  The first route contains Tortola, St. Kitts, Dominica, Grenada and Barbados. While

Nude cruise St Maarten, Orient Bay Nude Beach

May 9, 2024

Big Nude Boat stops by St Maarten next year

St. Maarten Port of Call on Caribbean Cruise Experience “Big Nude Boat” Next year, the Big Nude Boat, a nude cruise organized by Bare Necessities and Norwegian Cruise Line sets sail in the Caribbean. This Caribbean adventure departs from Miami on Feb.

Icon of the seas will be making its inaugural St. Maarten

April 25, 2024

Boat Spotting: Eleven Iconic Ships to look out for when on St. Maarten/ ST. Martin

You knew St. Maarten was a great plane spotting  paradise – but did you know St. Maarten is a key yachting hub of the Caribbean too? When getting around on St. Maarten keep an eye out for this series of special

Sea Cloud 2 ship

April 16, 2024

St Maarten Homeporting Sea Cloud Culinary Cruise

Sea Cloud Cruises is bringing the San Juan Guest Chef Series to Sea Cloud Spirit’s January 2025 voyages to Puerto Rico. This series, curated by Kathleen Squires and Ronnie Rodriguez of Chef’s Dinner Table in New York, offers guests the

Two cruise ships docked at St Maarten cruise port in Philipsburg with a view of hills in the background

April 6, 2024

Cruisecritic: 11 best things to do in St. Maarten for cruisers

St. Maarten is a popular destination with enough things to do for everyone!  Cruisecritic names 11 of the best things to do in St Maarten for visitors coming by cruise: Relaxing or plane spotting at Maho Beach, exploring Philipsburg and

Icon of the seas will be making its inaugural St. Maarten

February 13, 2024

FIREWORKS DISPLAY TO MARK LARGEST CRUISE SHIP IN THE WORLD ICON OF THE SEAS INAUGURAL CALL

  PORT ST. MAARTEN – Port St. Maarten Group (PSG) announces that there will be a fireworks display to mark the inaugural call of Royal Caribbean International’s (RCI) largest cruise ship in the world Icon of the Seas port call

Icon of the seas will be making its inaugural St. Maarten

January 31, 2024

SXM TALKS: LARGEST CRUISE SHIP IN THE WORLD ICON OF THE SEAS TO MAKE INAUGURAL CALL ON 13 FEBRUARY

Icon Of The Seas To Visit St. Maarten / St. Martin     Port St. Maarten Group announced their excitement to welcome the largest cruise ship in the World Icon of the Seas on February 13, 2024.     As

The Celebrity Ascent Cruiseschip is starting its Caribbean Voyage with a call in St Maartne cruise port, Philipsburg

December 18, 2023

CRUISE INDUSTRY NEWS: CELEBRITY ASCENT PREMIERES CARIBBEAN VOYAGE WITH CALL IN ST MAARTEN!

  Celebrity Cruises celebrated the delivery of its newest ship, the Celebrity Ascent, from the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in St. Nazaire, France.  The Ascent offerins a seven-night Eastern Caribbean itinerary. The ship’s inauguration included a signing ceremony, flag changing,

View ofView of the West Indies Shopping Mall on Marigot Waterfront with Fort St Louis in background the West Indies Shopping Mall on Marigot Waterfront with Fort St Louis in background

December 12, 2023

CARIBBEAN JOURNAL: A NEW LUXURY CRUISE LINE IS PORTING IN ST MARTIN!

  Introducing the Sakara superyacht to San Juan’s Port, Emerald Cruises highlights the trend of small, ultra-luxe cruise lines. The 360-foot Sakara, one of two Emerald-branded super yachts, will homeport in San Juan for winter-spring, offering eight itineraries featuring Puerto

Two cruise ships docked at St Maarten cruise port in Philipsburg with a view of hills in the background

November 20, 2023

CRUISE HIVE: QUEEN MARY 2 SETS SAIL FOR ST MAARTEN AFTER UPKEEP IN ROTTERDAM

  The Queen Mary 2 recently completed an extensive three-week dry dock in Rotterdam, undergoing technical maintenance and renovations. The Damen Shiprepair yard managed the complex project, requiring careful planning and overcoming challenges like a limited tidal window for docking.