Cruises to St Maarten
Cruise remain the most popular mode of travel to St Maarten. Approx. 2 million people visit this Caribbean island every year by cruise and as many as seven ships might be in port at any given time especially during high season.
Because of St Maarten’s popularity and tropical climate, you can find a Caribbean cruise calling into port here year-round and almost all major cruise lines offer cruises to the island, including Royal Caribbean, NCL, Holland America, Princess, and MSC Cruises starting from San Juan, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, New York & many other locations.
The Philipsburg A.C. Wathey Pier & Port Facility is less than one convenient mile from the heart of downtown Philipsburg, making it easy to get to the hot spots either with a short walk, or on water taxis. Be sure to book these top things to do in St Maarten ahead of time to ensure you reserve your space on the tour! The French side’s Marigot port is smaller, hosting one small cruise ship at any given time, but it is equally attractive in terms of marinas for yachts and is the usual disembarkation point for the inter-island ferries.