January 20, 2023

SXM TALKS: DESTINATION WELCOMES 30,349 PAX & CREW ON TUESDAY. ARVIA, A SYMBOL OF OPTIMISM MAKES INAUGURAL PORT CALL

BRIGHTER DAYS AHEAD   On Tuesday January 17, 2023 marked the largest cruise single day for the 2022-2023 cruise season, a record for destination St. Maarten when Port St. Maarten welcomed 30,349 passengers and crew from six cruise ships.  

January 9, 2023

THE DAILY HERALD: SIMPSON BAY BRIDGE OPERATOR’S BOOTH AGAIN HIT BY SUPERYACHT

SIMPSON BAY–Three years after the Simpson Bay bridge operator’s booth was knocked into the water by a superyacht entering Simpson Bay Lagoon with a hatch left open, the new bridge attendant’s booth was damaged by another mega-yacht on Sunday afternoon.

December 8, 2022

THE DAILY HERALD: ST MAARTEN VOTED BEST CARIBBEAN SHOPPING PORT

PHILIPSBURG–Porthole Readers’ Choice Awards 2022 has selected St. Maarten as the “Best Caribbean Shopping Port.”   Porthole Cruise and Travel Magazine has been described as the world’s leading cruise publication.   Acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications

November 30, 2022

THE DAILY HERALD: RITZ-CARLTON YACHT ‘EVRIMA’ DOCKS IN PORT ST MAARTEN FOR FIRST TIME

Acting TEATT Minister Omar Ottley (second from left), port representatives and the ship’s agent welcomed the “Evrima” on Sunday.      PHILIPSBURG–The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection superyacht Evrima made its inaugural call to Port St. Maarten on Sunday. Captain Duncan and crew were

November 29, 2022

CRUISEHIVE: CARIBBEAN CRUISE PORT RECEIVES SIX CRUISE SHIPS IN SINGLE DAY

One of the most popular cruise ports in the Caribbean, St. Maarten is recovering at record speed, welcoming six ships and 15,000 passengers in one day.   St. Maarten, one of the most popular cruise destinations for cruise ships worldwide,

November 28, 2022

LOOP: TOURISM ON THE REBOUND IN ST MAARTEN

Nearly 15,000 tourists graced the shores of St Maarten this week in what Acting Minister of Tourism Omar Ottley called a “stunning indication that the Caribbean’s number one Cruise travel destination was back in business.”   “We had a perfect first

November 25, 2022

A CRUISE RENAISSANCE IN ST MAARTEN

It’s been the number one cruise destination in the northern Caribbean for years. But after the pandemic, it’s been a struggle for St Maarten to match its once-strong numbers. That’s starting to change, however.   This week, nearly 15,000 cruise

November 24, 2022

P&O CRUISES EYING ANTIGUA, ST. MAARTEN FOR HOME-PORTING!

P&O Cruises’ latest cruise vessel Arvia, scheduled for inauguration in Southampton on December 9, will make her maiden call at Port St. Maarten on January 17. This was confirmed by Paul Ludlow, president of the British cruise line that comes under

November 18, 2022

THE DAILY HERALD: PORT WELCOMES FIRST INAUGURAL CRUISE CALL FOR 2022-23 SEASON

Celebrity Beyond, a cruise ship owned by Celebrity Cruises, made its inaugural call to Port St. Maarten on Thursday. It is the first new cruise ship to visit the destination for the 2022-2023 cruise season and was in port with

November 14, 2022

TRAVELMOLE: STAR CLIPPERS UNVEILS CRUISE PACKAGES INCLUDING A 16 NIGHT ST MAARTEN GETAWAY

Star Clippers has launched a collection of bespoke packages with added luxury.   Captain’s Collection offers handpicked packages featuring Category 1 Deluxe Deck cabins at a minimum, five-star hotel stays and upgraded flights.   Packages featured include a 16-night St

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