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.

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.

Cruise ships Sint Maarten

October 3, 2023

CRUISEHIVE: NEW “CELEBRITY ASCENT” STARTS SEA TRIALS, THEN SAILS TO ST MAARTEN

  Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship, named Celebrity Ascent, is currently doing trial runs in the ocean as it gets ready to set sail. This ship is the fourth one in the Edge class and it took two years to build

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

September 4, 2023

FORBES: THE CARIBBEAN IS NAMED THE MOST POPULAR CRUISE DESTINATION ON TIKTOK

Dutch Caribbean island St Maarten is the perfect destination for your cruise getaway!   These days, social media is a crucial tool for younger people for when they want to plan their vacation trips. Sometimes, a beautiful place or a

A picture of the Santino Round the Island Cruise offered by Aqua Mania Adventures, St maarten

August 21, 2023

THE DAILY HERALD: EXPERIENCE PARADISE IN ST MAARTEN WITH THE SANTINO ROUND THE ISLAND CRUISE

Discover the most beautiful spots of St Maarten & St Martin from the water!   Aqua Mania Adventures offers The Santino Round the Island Cruise to everyone who wants to discover the gems of St Maarten / St Martin. The

Cruise ships Philipsburg, port of St Maarten, Carnival Cruise

April 18, 2023

FIVE CRUISE SHIPS AND NEARLY 20000 GUESTS VISIT ST MAARTEN

CRUISESHIP MADNESS IN PHILIPSBURG     Last Tuesday, five cruise ships entered the port of St Maarten in Philipsburg.  The season has almost ended, so the ships all offer a 7, 8 or 10-night voyage in the Eastern Caribbean.  

6 cruises in port at Port St. Maarten

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.  

Simpson Bay bridge

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.

Best Caribbean Shopping Port

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

Cruise

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

Cruise ships Sint Maarten

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,