We previously reported that the first cruise ship will return to St Maarten on November 11 – St Maarten’s Day. However, Royal Caribbean has just announced that it’s ship Grandeur of the Seas will in fact call into port on November 5th. Royal Caribbean is also expected to adjust the remainder of its schedule for the rest of 2017.
The cruise line praised local authorities and stakeholders for their due diligence in getting the island “cruise ready” by November in order to bring in much needed foreign exchange into the economy. Much effort has been placed on safety and security over the past weeks and clean-up efforts continue.
Here is a list of available St Maarten shore excursions that will be available so far this season.