Philipsburg: Awarded Cruise Harbor

St Maarten / St Martin has for decades been a popular port of call for cruise passengers. The Dr Wathey Pier, on a walking distance from Philipsburg, is a strategic hub for cruise vessels in the middle of the Caribbean. Amongst many others, ships of Carnival Cruises, MSC Cruises, P&O, Royal Caribbean, TUI and Windstar have the island in their itineraries.

The combination of Philipsburg being the capital of one of the most vibrant destinations of the Caribbean and a lively port brought the town amongst others the awards of Best Cruise port of the northeastern Caribbean (CruiseCritic, 2016) and various times that of Best Shopping Port of the Caribbean (most recently 2020; Porthole Magazine).

Information on What To Do On a One Day Cruise Visit

St Maarten / St Martin is compact enough to see anything on island during your cruise visit.

When visiting by on your cruise vacation in port of call Philipsburg, most visitors spend their day…

• Walking or shopping in St Maarten capital Philipsburg . Walking towards town ins only 5 minutes.

• Taking an island tour on land, most of which depart or collect you from the port.

• These can be a tour by bus, ATV, buggy, jeep and many more.

The port is managed by St Maarten’s Harbor Group of companies. If you want information on what to do on St Maarten, please look at our suggested itineraries.

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